15 06, 2017

Gay Days 2017: Rhode Island Pride #41

By | 2017-07-29T11:01:25+00:00 June 15th, 2017|FEATURES, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Gay Days 2017: Rhode Island Pride #41

Pride hasn't always been the rainbow party we know today. Since its humble beginnings in the early 1970s, in the wake of the Stonewall Inn Rebellion, Pride has taken on many forms, purposes, and names. But throughout all these changes Pride has remained a time of visibility and collective action in the LGBTQ* community. Pride [...]

15 06, 2017

LOOK! UP IN THE SKY!

By | 2017-07-29T10:53:25+00:00 June 15th, 2017|FEATURES, Local News|Comments Off on LOOK! UP IN THE SKY!

1-3. BANDALOOP performed vertical dance 30-stories above thousands of spectators in 2012 at FirstWorks Festival on the Plaza. (photo credit: Erin X. Smithers) 6. PVDFest draws tens of thousands of spectators into downtown Providence for live music, dance parties, performances, street art, food, vendors, and outdoor bars (photo credit Scott Latham) For the past two [...]

1 03, 2017

VERNAL EQUINOX AND THE RETURN OF THE OSPREY

By | 2017-07-29T10:41:34+00:00 March 1st, 2017|FEATURES|Comments Off on VERNAL EQUINOX AND THE RETURN OF THE OSPREY

Shaking off the winter doldrums – we, in the Northern hemisphere, welcome the Vernal Equinox. At this time, when the Sun passes over the plane of the Earth’s equator, the length of day and night are approximately the same. This heralds the beginning of Spring, a time to plant the seeds for new beginnings and [...]

1 03, 2017

FIGHTING HIV AND HATRED ONE STEP AT A TIME

By | 2017-04-08T09:02:53+00:00 March 1st, 2017|FEATURES|Comments Off on FIGHTING HIV AND HATRED ONE STEP AT A TIME

We’re energized, we’re united and we’re committed,” said Stephen Hourahan, executive director of AIDS Project Rhode Island, speaking about the upcoming AIDS Walk for Life. This year, perhaps more than ever, it is important to come together at the walk to show solidarity and strength, he said. ”The happenings in Washington D.C. frighten many of [...]

1 03, 2017

Women’s Marches  | AND THE MARCH GOES ON

By | 2017-04-08T08:38:19+00:00 March 1st, 2017|FEATURES|Comments Off on Women’s Marches  | AND THE MARCH GOES ON

It started at a dinner with a joke and a few laughs. At least one person in the room wasn’t laughing. Who knew then that he would be the person with the last laugh that would take him all the way to the Oval office. It was that fateful dinner, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner [...]

5 12, 2016

BEAT THE WINTER BLUES WITH RED HOT TIPS FOR CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAYS

By | 2017-01-08T19:44:15+00:00 December 5th, 2016|FEATURES|Comments Off on BEAT THE WINTER BLUES WITH RED HOT TIPS FOR CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAYS

There’s no such thing as winter blues when you’re in a city as red hot as Providence. Did you know that the New York Times dubbed the city “One of the 52 Places (in the World) to Visit in 2016?” That means you still have a few weeks to explore the Creative Capital and what [...]

5 12, 2016

THE PAUL TAYLOR LEGACY PROJECT: “ART IN MOTION”

By | 2017-01-08T19:30:24+00:00 December 5th, 2016|FEATURES|Comments Off on THE PAUL TAYLOR LEGACY PROJECT: “ART IN MOTION”

Bodies fly through the air, astonishing the audience with feats of athleticism, evocations of romantic longing, and emotional battles expressed by physicality set to music. While Paul Taylor may not be a household name, he’s a giant in the world of dance – hailed as the greatest American choreographer across the 20th and 21st centuries [...]

1 09, 2016

EVEN A BROKEN CLOCK IS RIGHT TWICE A DAY

By | 2016-09-19T22:07:31+00:00 September 1st, 2016|FEATURES|Comments Off on EVEN A BROKEN CLOCK IS RIGHT TWICE A DAY

There are so many lessons to take away from the rise of Donald Trump to the status of a leading political figure, it’s hard to know where to begin. How did America fall so low? The Donald Phenomenon of 2016 is a confluence of several factors, but the truth is that he is indeed getting [...]

1 06, 2016

PRIDE “0N STAGE”: PRIDE SCHEDULE

By | 2016-06-18T21:38:14+00:00 June 1st, 2016|FEATURES|Comments Off on PRIDE “0N STAGE”: PRIDE SCHEDULE

EMCEES: Reece Cotton & Elena Jawitz LuLu Locks TOP TALENT TIME ACT 12:00 WELCOME LuLu Locks Jodi Jolt and the Volt 12:35 Daniel Ouellette and the Shobijin 12:50 Metamorphosis the TEN31 Dance Company 1:05 Carrie Ashton Band 1:30 Imperial Court of Rhode Island 1:40 Ms. Lesbian RI 2016 Julianna Vargas 1:50 Johnny Blazes [...]

1 06, 2016

MAKING PRIDE THRIVE

By | 2016-06-18T21:46:39+00:00 June 1st, 2016|FEATURES|Comments Off on MAKING PRIDE THRIVE

David Abbott’s “We the People” Pride Float RI Pride 1978 A short interview with Jen Stevens and Kurt Bagley of Rhode Island Pride from April of this year (and some musings about the sustainability of Pride). GET: What’s exciting about this year’s Pride? JEN & KURT: We have some excellent new board members [...]