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Articles by Riley Davis (56)

Musical Forum’s  production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning“Next to Normal” touches on issues like mental disorders and familial relationships.

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Family antics amaze in ‘Next to Normal’

December 7, 2012 0 comments

Musical Forum’s production of “Next to Normal” premieres tonight, and there is only one thing to do about it: go see it.

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Concert mixes beats, Beatnik literature

November 30, 2012 0 comments

The ensemble group Aurea put on a concert Thursday evening in a show featuring a collaboration with composer David Amram, who scored films such as the 1962 version of “The Manchurian Candidate.”

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Artist enhances everyday objects

November 19, 2012 0 comments

Ever heard the phrase “make love not war”? How about the almost-as-popular phrase “make tacos not war”?

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DataFest presents economic benefits of city’s arts scene

October 29, 2012 1 comment

In addition to providing entertainment and fostering a rich creative culture, Providence’s arts scene serves another important purpose: stimulating the economy. Precisely that was the subject of the first annual DataFest, held Oct. 26 at the Trinity Repertory Company, which showcased massive amounts of data on how the arts contribute to Providence’s economic vitality and quality of life. 

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Play explores life of Caravaggio

October 12, 2012 0 comments

  Students and faculty were invited to a free production of “Love in the Seventh Kingdom of Wrath” performed in the Leeds Theater Oct. 7. Written and directed by Kenneth Prestininzi, associate chair of playwriting at the Yale School of Drama, the play tells the story of painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio’s life. The work was produced by the newly formed theater company FRANK, which includes several alums.

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Arts festival on downtown plaza draws big crowd

October 1, 2012 0 comments

The Greater Kennedy Plaza came alive Saturday as Providence celebrated its first annual Festival: On the Plaza, sponsored by FirstWorks, a company dedicated to promoting Providence’s arts scene. Groups from all over the city, country and world sang, danced, painted and acted their way through the night, all the while backlit by WaterFire.