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PROVIDENCE – The musical “Rent” caused a sensation after opening in 1996. The story of a group of struggling young artists in the Manhattan of the mid-90s won a Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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Honeybees are small, mighty, and necessary for our food supply. This much you probably know. But there’s a lot more to learn about these powerful pollinators, and the Rhode Island Beekeepers Association… More

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You would need to wake up pretty early in the morning to get moving faster than Sue Sgambato. The dedicated fitness proponent and teacher rises with her husband, Stephen, at 4 a.m. each morning, and the… More

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The Disco 54 Band will bring the Ultimate Disco Experience to the Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, on Friday, Jan. 21, at 8 p.m. The 11-piece Disco 54 Band presents the music of Gloria G… More

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Q: I recently tried toilet training my 32-month-old, but after a few days of no success, I decided to stop. A friend tells me to hang in there, but my pediatrician says my son isn’t ready. She suggests … More

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The Disco 54 Band will bring the Ultimate Disco Experience to the Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, on Friday, Jan. 21, at 8 p.m. The 11-piece Disco 54 Band presents the music of Gloria G… More

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Q: I recently tried toilet training my 32-month-old, but after a few days of no success, I decided to stop. A friend tells me to hang in there, but my pediatrician says my son isn’t ready. She suggests … More

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PAWTUCKET – La Beaute Sauvera Le Monde Art Club will present an exhibit of the work of Syrian artist Khaled Alkhani at the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, 560 Mineral Spring Ave., Jan. 14-23. A grand open… More

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Rebecca Bernardo-Hartly, left, and Nicholas Pellegrino star in the romantic comedy “Almost, Maine” at The Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket. Showtimes are Thursday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m., F… More

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It’s 2022. The new year has arrived, and along with it all the usual talk of resolutions, large-scale changes, grand gestures, strict regiments and promises – “new year, new you.” More

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I was once an orthodox believer in the power of time-out – the practice of having a child sit in a somewhat isolated chair for five minutes or so immediately after said child has misbehaved. I promoted time-out in this column, my books, and my public presentations. Used consistently, I said,… More

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PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management Division of Fish and Wildlife will offer a free Bowhunter Education class for Ages 10 and up, with a parent or legal guardian, on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 11-12, from 5 to 9 p.m., at the RIDEM Division of Fish and Wildlife Outdoor Ed… More

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WOONSOCKET – Rhode Island Stage Ensemble, 142 Clinton St., will present an Open Mic Night on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m, with special guest emcee Jay Burns. More

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The Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, will present 1964 The Tribute who will perform Beatles hits at the Stadium Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 8, at 8 p.m. Admission is $26, $31, $36. Tickets are available at the Stadium Theatre Box Office or by calling 401-762-4545 and online at … More

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Q: Whenever – and I most definitely mean every single time – I ask my six-year-old daughter to do something, she becomes very disrespectful. She stomps her foot, yells at me that I make her do “everything,” mutters disrespectful remarks under her breath (which I usually hear), and so on. If … More

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It may not come wrapped with a bow, but every week of the year this paper is a gift to the towns it serves. At this time when presents are much on the minds of many, it seems appropriate to think about that and be thankful. More

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I can count on one hand – okay, maybe two – the number of parents who’ve told me that letting a child speak with a therapist has produced a positive outcome. One might dismiss a few such reports, but not hundreds of them, most of which reflect a similar theme: to wit, a tendency on the part … More

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SMITHFIELD – If you were thinking of hibernating for the winter, you might want to think again. More

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BRISTOL – Linden Place Mansion, 500 Hope St., is open for the holiday season and tours run through Dec. 31. Self-guided tours are available Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $12, $10 for seniors and students and free for kids under 12. More

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It isn’t that my Christmas spirit is lacking, although it may not be quite as strong is it once was, but this year there is simply no will to decorate as usual. I suppose you could chalk it up to old age, or maybe the ongoing pandemic that just won’t quit, but when I thought about hauling my… More

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PAWTUCKET – The Community Players will hold auditions for the world premiere of “A Tree Falls In Brookline” by David Christner, an award-winning Rhode Island playwright, on Wednesday, Dec. 8 and Thursday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m., at Jenks Auditorium, 350 Division St. Sign-in will begin at 6:30 p.m… More

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PROVIDENCE – When I first spoke with Hamilton’s Pierre Jean Gonzalez, we had to reschedule. “I’m so sorry,” he said. “We just got called into an emergency rehearsal. The whole creative team is here.” More

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BURRILLVILLE – Music at the Farm will present the holiday opera program “Holiday Time Again,” with David Rivera Bozon, tenor, Carina Digianfilippo, soprano and Leona Cheung, piano, on Sunday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m., at Grace Note Farm, 969 Jackson Schoolhouse Road, Pascoag. More

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WOONSOCKET – Amanda Archambault and Ray Okocha announce the birth of a daughter, Aniya Belle Marie Okocha, on Oct. 16, at Landmark Medical Center. Aniya weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. She is the granddaughter of Tina Boucher and Norman Archambault, and Sue and Den Guilbault. She is the little s… More

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Holidays at the Newport Mansions has returned to The Breakers, Marble House, pictured, and The Elms. The mansions are decorated and open daily at 10 a.m. for the holidays, except for Christmas Day. All properties will close at 3 p.m. on Dec. 24. For hours and more information, visit NewportM… More

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The Royal Shakespeare Company’s “A Christmas Carol” will be performed at the Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, from Dec. 10 to 19. The Stadium’s 2021 production by David Edgar promises to be a fresh adaptation of the classic tale with extravagant scenery, lavish costumes, dram… More

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NEW YORK — The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America will host a free virtual Alzheimer’s educational conference for Rhode Island residents on Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., as part of its 2021 national Educating America Tour. More

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CUMBERLAND – Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., will present a concert of Quebecois music featuring Le Vent du Nord on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. Admission is $30 in advance, $34 on the day of the show. For reservations or information, call Blackstone River Theatre at 401-725-9272. More

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I don’t know whether or not any of you might have seen the news coverage a couple of weeks ago (Nov. 2 to be exact) about the crowd of several hundred QAnon supporters who had lined the street in downtown Dallas, Texas, some sitting in lawn chairs, just like for a real parade, waving small A… More

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SMITHFIELD – On Saturday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m., the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council will host a hike of the Audubon Society’s R.I. headquarters in Smithfield – Powder Mill Ledges, 12 Sanderson Road. More

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First of all, let me say that self-image can be a tricky thing, especially when tainted by more than a tinge of self-delusion. More

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CUMBERLAND – Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., will present a concert featuring Hanneke Cassel, Keith Murphy, and Jenna Moynihan on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. Admission is $20 advance and $24 on the day of the show. For reservations or information, call 401-725-9272. More

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PAWTUCKET — Longtime Pawtucket resident Lorraine Sena has opened The Bucket Nutrition with hopes of providing a welcoming spot for people to hang out and consume nutritious food and drink items. More