Woonsocket’s Heavy D Heads to Round Two of "X Factor"

Local musician Deric Dubois will compete in the second round of auditions for "X Factor."

Meet Deric “Heavy D” Dubois: the dready, tattooed, beat-boxing extraordinaire with heaven-sent vocals and a commanding stage presence. The Woonsocket native is one of 400 people who made it through the first round of "X Factor" auditions in May. Dubois will perform in front of Britney Spears, Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, Demi Lovato and an audience of thousands at the…

Renee Fleming is Back—Streaming

She’s featured in a simulcast of opera La Traviata this Sunday in Providence.

You can catch renowned soprano Renee Fleming in Providence again this weekend. Fleming, who recently appeared at the Vets Memorial Auditorium, is starring in London’s Royal Opera House’s version of La Traviata. Cable Car Cinema and Café will stream the performance of Fleming playing doomed courtesan Violetta Valery this Sunday at noon. Tickets are $18 per person. Curious about other…

Greg Lato's Music Hits the Big Screen

Lato's song, "Just Another Goodbye," is featured in the new movie "16-Love," a romantic teen comedy starring "Pretty Little Liars" actress, Lindsey Shaw.

At five years old, most people have no idea what they want to do for the rest of their lives. But Providence native Greg Lato grew up with a jazz musician for a father, and he knew right away that becoming a musician was his dream job, too. At age eight, he started playing the guitar. Two years later, he…

'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: