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The best of times

Local notables share their favorite holiday traditions
Holidays and their attendant celebrations foster memories — of all kinds, to be sure — but it’s the good ones we strive to re-create.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 14, 2007


A compendium of regional recipes and tasty tales

May your head dance with visions of sugarplums.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 14, 2007


Christmas cheers

Huzzahs for Gamm’s Santaland and Greetings
Both mini-plays are stirring up non-stop giggles and guffaws at the Gamm.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 11, 2007


Well worth the trip
Two non-food notes ring through our tale of dining at Vintage.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 05, 2007


Good company

A wide-ranging collection at Hera
The show includes puppetry, cartoons, oils, watercolors, drawings, collage, photography, sculpture, installation, and even a political parable.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 27, 2007


Diversity on display

Fusionworks pursues Different Directions
The Fusionworks troupe looks stronger than ever, with an emphasis on diversity and variety that has always defined their performances.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 13, 2007


Magic moments

Festival Ballet’s “Up CLOSE, on HOPE”
Dance fans who come to Festival Ballet Providence’s “Up CLOSE, on HOPE” series expect to see a wide variety of works and a few breathtaking moments.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 06, 2007

New Rivers

Fully back in swing
For those of us who’ve known New Rivers over the years, it’s always been a haven — and not just for its excellent food.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 31, 2007


All together now

Bill T Jones's unifying art
In 1971, Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane discovered modern dance and each other, and the world of dance has never been the same.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  August 08, 2011


Meaningful moves

Lostwax’s Melt searches for beauty
What do you get when you combine three dancers, two six-foot sheets of melting ice, tiny video transmitters, and footage of Alaskan glaciers and ice caves?
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 24, 2007


An unusually good Italian
The tiny space is reminiscent of traditional wine bars in Italy — there’s even a small bar tucked between the two dining areas.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 17, 2007



Festival Ballet’s fresh take on Cinderella
Trust Festival Ballet Providence to put a new spin on Cinderella, Sergei Prokofiev’s classic ballet.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 16, 2007


Soaring spirit

Peruko Ccopacatty’s fresh perspective
For travelers along Route 138 in South Kingstown, the monumental public art of Andean artist Peruko Ccopacatty has been visible for the past 20 years.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 09, 2007

Nick's on Broadway

A neighborhood champion
When we drove up to the relocated Nick’s last week, nostalgia hit hard.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 03, 2007


Keep it moving

The ever-evolving Pilobolus
The Pilobolus troupe was named after a common barnyard fungus whose spores accelerate from 0-40 mph in the first millimeter of flight.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 25, 2007


Taking flight

A full slate of classics, new works, and seasonal treats
Rhode Island’s dance scene has spawned and nurtured quite a few New York- and Boston-based artists.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 19, 2007

Hose Company No. 06

Royal feasts and more
As its name suggests, Hose Company No. 6 was once a working fire station, complete with horses and hose wagons.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 19, 2007

Tales by the Sea

Island Moving Co.’s Newport Stories
When Island Moving Co. decides on a collaborative project to celebrate their 25th anniversary, they go for broke.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 18, 2007


Common grounds

Nalini Jones’s universal portraits
“I had to work hard to have characters living in a place where I had never lived,” Jones admitted.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 18, 2007


Have words, will travel

Judith Black’s tales take you on a journey
Black has written and performed stories about many unsung heroines, from Lucy Stone to Rosie the Riveter, from her grandmother to her mother-in-law.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 13, 2007


A culinary oasis
Our whole experience was a relaxing oasis in a busy week.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 06, 2007

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