ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith gives motivational speech

“How bad do you want it?” This was the sentiment that resonated throughout a motivational speech from one of ESPN's leading faces who spoke at the University of Rhode Island. Stephen A. Smith, co-host of...

Short films for Holocaust Education

Photo courtesy of Veronica Wood. "I want to use the medium of film to help people explore history," said Rob Cohen, a film and media studies professor at the University of Rhode Island. Professor Cohen...

Ether(bound) hosts open mic night

A man half raps, half reads an excerpt of his writing about e-cigarettes and coconut water, his shadow reflected on the wall in green and orange light, moving back and forth.The crowd is rapt...

Black Sabbath Review

Photo courtesy of Black Sabbath There’s a problem with music today. If you look around long enough, you might notice that there are all different genres of music. Pop, hip-hop, country, EDM, indie-rock, nu-metal, shoegaze,...

Piano Extravaganza

This last weekend the Piano Extravaganza event, featuring different University of Rhode Island and “some of the best pianists in the Northeast,” took over the Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center. This event...

Silent dancing through the night

Photo by Kayla Michaud |CIGAR| Students are looking forward to a new experience that Silent Party will bring to them. A growing nightlife trend, a silent party is an event where there is music but not...

Today in Music History: Odessey and Oracle (1967)

Odessey and Oracle album cover. Courtesy of thezombiesmusic.com/discography. Formed all the way back in 1958 in St. Albans, England, The Zombies had come just in time to capitalize on the sudden boom of British rock...

Open-ended ideas, open-ended art

Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| Many students who took classes through the University of Rhode Island’s Fine Arts Program have been fortunate to have had their artwork selected for  this year’s Annual Juried Student Exhibition....

RI Black Film Festival

A one of a kind event is coming to Providence this weekend, as the Rhode Island Black Film Festival is set to take place starting this Saturday April 14 and going through the 16th. This...

‘Lost in London,’ not lost on the audience

Actor turns worst night of his life into directional debut Three-time Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson brought his film “Lost in London” to Edwards Hall this past Sunday for a screening and moderated discussion, presented by...

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