Music

Watch Rhode Island Philharmonic's Music Education Concert

All this week, local schoolchildren had the opportunity to perform with the Rhode Island Philharmonic live at Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

All this week, local schoolchildren had the opportunity to perform with the Rhode Island Philharmonic live at Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Nearly 11,000 children visited the Vets wielding their recorders and while they listened to various performances by the orchestra, they were also encouraged to play their instruments and sing along to scores. This was all a part of the Philharmonic’s…

"And on the Seventh Day You Can Lay in the Morning Sun"

Local musician Dave Lamb of Brown Bird lost his battle against leukemia on Saturday.

With palpable sadness, the music community mourned the loss of a beloved multi-instrumentalist from Rhode Island. Brown Bird's talented David Lamb, thirty-six, who resided in Warren with his wife and band mate MorganEve Swain, passed away on Saturday afternoon after a valiant yearlong battle against leukemia. MorganEve posted this message to fans on Facebook: Over the past year, and especially…

Saving Fort Foreclosure

Help a local artist stay put in Warren.

To the dual citizens of Rhode Island’s art and music worlds, William Schaff is a household name. The Warren artist's folkloric and darkly whimsical work is on view at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River through early May, and he also created the album art for Brown Bird’s Salt for Salt and Fits of Reason. The band,…

Trinity Rep's Fifty-First Season is a Winner

At age fifty-one, Trinity Rep is officially over the hill — but more ambitious than ever. The newest season boasts drama, comedy, romance and, you guessed it, some serious Christmas cheer. In an email to board members last Friday, Artistic Director Curt Columbus released the details of Trinity Repertory Company’s 2014–2015 season, which opens in fall. Here’s what he had…

Providencia

We're hip, we know it. And so does "Portlandia" star Fred Armisen.

If Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein hadn’t crafted the best possible spoof of a modern liberal city in “Portlandia,” I think we’d have a sitcom on our hands. Last November, Travel and Leisure tapped Providence as America’s fourth best city for hipsters, just one spot below Portland, Oregon. Perhaps that’s why Armisen is bringing “Portlandia” to the Columbus Theatre on…

BYO Venues

Four spots where you can bring your own and be entertained.

Our February issue features dozens of restaurants where you can bring your own beer or wine — and arguably cut your bill in half. But the BYO-mantra extends beyond the walls of those twenty-two eateries. Check out these entertainment spots where you can bring your own stash:   The Venue: Common Fence Music, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth The Vibe: Neighborly,…

Wicked Fun at PPAC

If you’re a fan of The Wizard of Oz — and really, who isn’t? — you’d better zoom into Providence before Wicked the musical is gone for good, leaving but a faint green haze in its Broadway-sized wake. Don’t expect to see that teenage girl in a blue gingham dress or her little dog, either. After all, the most intriguing…

Homegrown Holiday Tunes

Six great holiday songs by local performers.

Turn off the radio and back away slowly. We've got six great holiday songs to brighten your Christmas Eve, and all by performers with local ties. Deer Tick: Father Christmas   Brown Bird: "Blue Christmas"   The Cowsills: "Christmas Medley"   Roomful of Blues: "Good Morning Blues"   The Ivy Leaf: "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"   Blackstone Valley Prep…

Big Accolades for Cat Country

Cat Country won the 2013 CMA Award for large market station of the year.

A tip of the hat and yeehaw to the Providence-based radio station, Cat Country 98.1. Brian, Amanda, Loren and the rest of the team took the 2013 Country Music Association's award for the best large market station of the year. Filled with justifiable "cattitude," the team announced the win today over the airwaves during the 7 a.m. time slot. The…

Bishop Feehan Pledges to Drive Safe for Kelly Clarkson

With our help, the Attleboro school can earn a Kelly Clarkson concert and a big grant -- all for practicing safe driving methods.

Car accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. But Brian Crossen, a chemistry teacher at Bishop Feehan High School, is working (albeit very creatively) to slow that statistic. Crossen entered the Attleboro, Massachusetts, high school into State Farm's Celebrate My Drive contest to advocate for safety behind the wheel. The two schools in the…