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The film “The Wedding Ringer” had its local premiere on Sunday afternoon at a screening for the University of Rhode Island community. The event was hosted by the film’s star, Kevin Hart, before his performance at the Thomas M. Ryan Center later that evening. Originally scheduled to take place at Edwards...
Brothers Jonnie and Duncan Penn from the former MTV program “The Buried Life” discussed their past experiences and current projects at a campus event this weekend. Jonnie and Duncan Penn spoke at Edwards Auditorium on Sunday afternoon as part of the Verge Campus Tour. The Penns, brothers from Victoria, British Columbia,...
A University of Rhode Island professor, whose sabbatical exhibition is currently on display at the Fine Arts Center gallery, spoke about her work at a lecture on Tuesday afternoon. Annu Palakunnathu Matthew discussed “Open Wound,” a photographic exhibit on display on the Fine Arts Center. The exhibit details the 1947...
A short film by a University of Rhode Island professor made its local television debut late last month. “The Good Radical,” directed by associate professor of journalism Kendall Moore, aired on Rhode Island PBS on Sept. 28. The film focuses on Cynthia Hamilton, a renowned environmental justice scholar and the...
URI Theatre began its 2014-15 season last week with the first of two production runs of the Broadway play “Seminar.” The play takes place in Manhattan, where a quartet of younger writers have pooled together money for private seminar with Leonard (Christopher Morris), a well regarded figure in the literary...
The Boston-based entertainment group EMUZE will bring their Verge Campus Tour to the University of Rhode Island on Oct. 19. The tour will include an “interactive village” featuring popular brands, an appearance from the cast of the MTV program “The Buried Life” and a concert at the Ryan Center at...
“Project Runway” host Tim Gunn discussed his career as an educator and television personality at an event at Edwards Hall on Sunday night. The show, titled “An Evening With Tim Gunn,” was hosted by the Student Entertainment Committee’s VIP subcommittee. The show sold over 700 tickets, which put the venue...
The University of Rhode Island has a vibrant and eclectic music scene, but it doesn’t usually receive the press it should be getting from Providence-based arts publications. However, one recently formed student band should have the regional press abuzz soon, if the quality of its debut release is any indication. “(Good),”...
It seems like everyone has a different opinion on provocative Australian hip-hop star Iggy Azalea. Some think she brings a unique voice to the genre, while others doubt her authenticity. However, at the Ryan Center on Saturday, those in attendance were enthralled by Azalea’s natural talent as a performing act,...

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