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FDA Recommends Third Pfizer Vaccine Booster Shot: Only for age 65 and high risk of severe COVID-19

September 17, 2021 — In an all-day meeting that became somewhat disorganized at the end, the Vaccines and Related Biologic Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended, by unanimous 18-0 vote, authorization for third booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, officially now called Comirnaty, but restricted to those […]

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Firing Back with Live Music: Stefan Couture Rebounds

By Cathren Housley Stefan Couture creates a party wherever he goes. During the long COVID lockdown when venues went dark, he gathered fans and found a growing crowd of new friends at his Virtual Campfire every Saturday night in North Smithfield, RI. Now that the club and concert stages have reopened, Couture has been spreading […]

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Artivism that Illuminates: The Womxn Project Makes History Present

Did you know that CVS has donated more than $70,000 to politicians in Texas who support anti-abortion and anti-justice legislation? The Womxn Project is calling them out with a grass roots activism campaign that encourages making a protest sign, and posting a picture in front of a CVS. The Womxn Project is a 501(c)4 non-profit […]

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Toward Enshrining Roe v. Wade: Texas Law Backfires

Last week hell froze over as RI Congressional Rep Jim Langevin came forward in an editorial supporting a woman’s right to choose (Providence Journal, September 9, 2021). In case you missed it, the Texas legislature has enacted legislation essentially putting bounties on women who opt to terminate a pregnancy after the first six weeks. As […]

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Thank You, George Wein: What his legacy means to the life of a local jazz musician

My first few years at the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals were spent standing behind a cart, selling ice cold drinks to festival attendees. I’d chase the shade with my umbrella, while listening to legends and newcomers play, and daydream about what it must look like from up there on the historic stage. As I’d […]

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Audio Theatre: Tragedies of Ambitious Men

The Psych Drama Company is offering two audio plays, Macbeth and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, streaming on-demand now through October 25 via OnTheStage.com.  These audiostreamed performances mark the 10th anniversary for the Psych Drama Company, which focuses on the psychologically therapeutic aspects for those involved in making theater reality. Headquartered in Braintree, the theater works with […]

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