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Rap pioneer Kurtis Blow brings ‘The Hip Hop Nutcracker’ to PPAC

Blow talks salvation through dance, Disney+, Tchaikovsky — and why he considers himself only 36.

Jay Leno released from Los Angeles hospital, photo shows significant facial burns

Leno, who is often spotted around Newport, was severely injured and suffered “serious burns” from a gas fire.

Jay Leno has ‘serious burns’ from a gas fire at his LA garage

The comedian and former host of “The Tonight Show” owns a home in Newport, R.I., and is known for his extravagant collection of cars.

Jay Leno could need skin grafts after being severely burned in gas explosion in his garage

On Wednesday, his doctor noted that there is some nerve damage but expects the comedian to make a full recovery. “He’s walking around and cracking jokes” and handing out cookies to children on the burn ward, his doctor said.

Taylor Swift tickets go on sale today. But the competition is already heating up.

Taylor Swift's much anticipated tour includes three shows at Gillette Stadium, May 19-21 — the artist's only stop in New England. Fans hoping to score tickets to the shows know the drill, and it’s far from easy.


For World War II veterans, a R.I. museum that honors and preserves their memories

“You can see them smile sometimes, and you can see them cry sometimes, but it’s all in their eyes,” said Tim Gray, the founder and president of nonprofit foundation that runs the museum.

Join the discussion: In a guitar solo, Rhode Island’s Steve Malec leaves the earth behind

Steve Malec is not Prince, as he’d be the first to tell you. But for five minutes on a Saturday night at The Ohio Club, a squeeze-your-way-to-your seat establishment in downtown Hot Springs, he levitated.


‘The Inheritance’ explores three generations of the LGBTQ+ community

Joe Wilson Jr., who directs the Trinity Rep production, says the two-part play aims to honor “all that came before us.”