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Start of School Delayed Two Weeks: A summary of the governor’s August 11 press conference

Governor Gina Raimondo, RIDE Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green and DOH Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott gave the COVID-19 press briefing today at 1pm. Today’s data is as follows. DOH reports 74 new cases of the coronavirus. Eighty-nine people are hospitalized for reasons related to the virus; nine of those people are in the ICU, and three people […]

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The Show Must Go On: Wilbury and WaterFire’s Decameron, Providence tells new stories for a new era

The show must go on… That’s how theater troupes felt in the 14th century during the bubonic plague, and that’s how it’s playing out now in the face of COVID-19. Written by Giovanni Boccaccio in 1352, post Black Death plague of 1348, The Decameron has again become an inspirational piece for creative performing artists. The […]

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Funny, Man!: Robert Kelly comes to the Comedy Connection

On Saturday and Sunday (Aug 7 and 8), stand-up comedian, actor, radio personality and podcast host Robert Kelly returns to the Comedy Connection in East Providence for four weekend performances. Robert Kelly’s comedy is deeply rooted in his own life and relationships, which makes it honest and abrasively funny, yet refreshingly vulnerable. For years, he’s […]

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Good Trouble: The Womxn Project mixes art with activism in their latest installation series

Art + Activism = artivism. And these artivists are coming from The Womxn Project, a non-profit organization focused on building a feminist, community-based movement to further human rights. Their form of artivism is to display words on businesses around Rhode Island to send a message – one that the community is feeling and one that […]

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School’s in Session: Administrators plan for a return to school as COVID rages on

It’s almost a Rhode Island tradition that schools are the news story of the summer, but this year it’s for a different reason. Governor Gina Raimondo announced in June that she expects all students in Rhode Island to receive in-person instruction at the start of the school year. COVID-19 is still endemic in American life, […]

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