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Still Altogether Kooky

"The Addams Family" is back in a fun production at PPAC.

You know it’s not going to be a typical musical when you’re told to keep your guillotines and flame-throwers to yourself. The musical production of “The Addams Family” now playing at PPAC as part of its Broadway Series is based on the macabre family created by cartoonist Charles Addams and popularized on television. Filled with surprises, witty lines, fun song-and-dance…

Lessons for Women at Women's Summit at Bryant University

Each speech and session delivered helpful advice for all professional women, whether you are just kicking off your career, developing your goals, or trying to start a small business. Here are twelve pearls of wisdom for women:

Last week, I attended the Women’s Summit at Bryant University, where I had the opportunity to hear from strong women leaders like Carla Harris, managing director and head of the Emerging Manager Platform at Morgan Stanley, and Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Actress Marlee Matlin also delivered the closing keynote speech. The conference involved many separate panel discussions…

Checkin' Out for a Cause

Check out your favorite Rhode Islanders while supporting literacy in Providence.

Usually when you check people out at the library, it’s a completely different monster than checking out books. But the folks at the Providence Community Libraries don’t seem to think so. This Friday, local personalities will be offered up as living books at the Great Checkout, a gala to support the expansion of PCL’s educational and cultural programming for youths…

A Different Kind of Egg

Learn the Ukranian art of egg decorating this weekend.

Break out your grubby clothes and welcome spring this Saturday by making an egg your canvas. The Audubon Society is holding its annual workshop on pysanky, the Ukranian art of decorating eggs on March 17 in Smithfield. The tradition celebrates fertility and spring and dates back centuries. The introductory class will take people through the history of pysanky, the process…

Enterprising Women Panel Video

Last week, RIM hosted our first-ever Enterprising Women breakfast, which included a terrific panel of three local women leaders who spoke about women’s health and stress in the workplace.

Last week, RIM hosted our first-ever Enterprising Women breakfast at Cardi’s in South Attleboro, which included a terrific panel of three local women leaders who spoke about women’s health and stress in the workplace. The showroom was transformed into a gorgeous garden soiree with bright flowers, table cloths and spreads of French toast, quiche and pancakes by Russell Morin Fine…

Can You Go Home Again?

Plays at Trinity Repertory Company and 2nd Story Theatre show that in some cases, it's not so easy.

For many, a return to a long-lost childhood home can bring back a flood of happy memories. Others can be haunted by it. George Brant’s play, The Mourners Bench, which is playing at Trinity Repertory Company, examines how three sets of characters are linked through a tragedy. The play opens with Bobby (Mauro Hantman) and his sister, Melissa (Angela Brazil),…

This Wild Idea in Johnston

A photographer traveling the country shooting images of everyday people has featured Johnston's Dame Farm.

Photographer Theron Humphrey is spending a year crossing the United States, meeting one new person every day and telling their stories through images and sound. The project, which is being funded in part by donations, is called This Wild Idea. The seventy-ninth person Humphrey featured was Jim Dame of Johnston. His family has farmed there for generations. But as Dame…

Knowledge District Held Up As Model

What is happening in Providence can be a model to other cities with universities looking to revitalize.

Two urban affairs scholars have highlighted efforts in Providence to transform the Jewelry District into the Knowledge District as a model for how colleges can help neighborhoods redevelop. Mark Muro and Julie Wagner of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program noted in a blog post for The Atlantic Cities that Providence was already working on redeveloping the underutilized area when Brown…

'Empty Bowls' at Amos House

Check out sounds of the Versatones at the "Empty Bowls" fundraiser at Amos House in Providence on Jan. 17, 2012.

Kids from CityArts! and Moses Brown helped make the second annual "Empty Bowls" fundraiser at Amos House a success Tuesday night. The Providence organization has a soup kitchen, several businesses and helps homeless people transition back into jobs. Students donated bowls for people to eat out of and the Versatones from Moses Brown provided musical entertainment. Check it out:

Gallery Night: Improv Edition

Filling the Gallery Night Providence void, one stop at a time.

The winter blues are finally setting in, and not because it dusted enough to cover the pavement last night. This Thursday marks the second month of Gallery Night Providence’s winter hiatus. Even southern Rhode Island’s art groupies couldn’t get their fix last week; Gallery Night Newport took a break in January as well. But they’ll have their night of art…