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A Providence festival conjures the strange magic of H.P. Lovecraft

Reverlers at NecronomiCon celebrated all things weird and even found time to reckon with the writer’s racism.

After a close call, Rhode Island’s Rhythm & Roots Festival is back for another year

A new owner has taken over from the family of festival founder Chuck Wentworth, with the hopes of maintaining the vibe and musical experience that longtime fans have come to expect.


Alyssa Limperis on ‘No Bad Days,’ losing her dad, and the things that make Rhode Island great

The Seekonk native and La Salle Academy grad known for her “mom videos” has a new comedy show on the streaming service Peacock.


Brown University acquires personal archive of Mumia Abu-Jamal

The papers include more than 60 boxes of letters, notebooks, manuscripts, pamphlets, personal artifacts, books and other material from the anti-death penalty activist.


Portland artist paints over ‘VOTE’ mural with vibrant invocation of strength, for his daughters – and for Providence

“I wanted to make a statement. To stay strong, to fight on, to be persistent,” said Ryan Adams of his new large-scale mural in the Jewelry District.


From piano prodigy to folk legend, Judy Collins still leaves audiences ‘Spellbound’

Ahead of two Newport shows, the singer talks Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, and embracing a new look after losing her hair.

For Barry Manilow, it all began with a fortnight in New England

He can laugh about it now, but the hitmaker's career started inauspiciously with a two-week gig at Paul's Mall. "It was a horrible experience," he says.


The actor behind J. Peterman on ‘Seinfeld’ returns to his old R.I. stomping grounds

Providence college alum and actor John O’Hurley on his career, a never-aired “Seinfeld” monolog, and the crazy stories of his life.