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The lowdown on Sound Session 2011

The seventh annual Sound Session festival jumps off all weekend long, and while this year's itinerary has been scaled down to three days rather than a full seven, you can expect another "multi-genre gumbo" at four locations.
Hot in the city
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 08, 2011

Sound Session lives on

Donald King, former artistic director for the Providence Black Repertory Company, gets the queries quite frequently these days.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 14, 2010

Smith Hill weighs a ban on the under-21 crowd

Seasoned partiers will recall that about a decade ago our august legislature considered barring anyone under age 21 from Rhode Island night clubs in a bid to curb underage drinking.
The Fun Police
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 02, 2010

Hands across New England

Providence may be the Creative Capital. But it is hardly the only community that has attempted to build a new economy on a foundation of laptops, paint brushes, and guitars.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 05, 2010

Art for money's sake

This weekend, hundreds of arts marketing gurus and administrators from across the nation will descend upon the Creative Capital, aka Providence, for a four-day (October 30-November 2) national gath-ering entitled “CollaborACTION!”
Marketing dept.
By RICHARD ASINOF  |  October 30, 2009

Glasses, bikes, and a better world

If you thought you saw more black-rimmed glasses and aluminum bikes around town this weekend, you weren't imagining it.
Design Dept.
By ELLEN CUSHING  |  October 09, 2009

Providence Fall Preview Listings 2009

A page of listings for local music, theater, art, festivals and more this fall.
Music, theater, art, festivals and more in the coming months
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 18, 2009

'Creative Providence' strives to rebrand the capital city

Perhaps you've seen the banners, with the big, stylized "P" and the tagline, "Providence: The Creative Capital."
Public image
By MARION DAVIS  |  March 04, 2009

Culture crunch

"Since the market crash," says Curt Columbus, artistic director of Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, "we've watched our ticket sales, which had been doing well, hit a wall. Almost like a cartoon animal — splat. Then we started pushing the discoun
From Trinity Rep to Festival Ballet to Gallery Z, the creative community strives to overcome economic challenges
By GREG COOK  |  December 03, 2008

Olneyville Holiday Art Sale renews ill feeling for development critics

Feelings about increasing development on Providence’s West Side remain quite raw in some quarters, as evidenced by the dissonance over the “Olneyville Holiday Art Sale” planned this Saturday, December 9, at Rising Sun Mills.
City watch
By IAN DONNIS  |  December 06, 2006

Class warfare in Olneyville

The posters sprouted in mid-April, salvos in the rhetorical battle over the future of Providence’s West Side.
The strains of a worsening statewide housing crisis erupt on providence’s west side
By IAN DONNIS  |  May 24, 2006

Wood, leaving City Hall job, edges closer to City Council run

Cliff Wood, director of the Providence Department of Arts, Culture, and Tourism, has moved a step closer to a bid for City Council, leaving his municipal job as of Friday, March 10, “because I am considering a run for municipal office.”
Talking Politics
By IAN DONNIS  |  March 09, 2006