URI Big Band to play legendary jazz festival this summer

  The University of Rhode Island’s Big Band will be performing at the world-renowned Newport Jazz Festival this July, marking the band’s fourth consecutive year playing the festival. The band will be directed for the...

Holiday fun around campus

Today marks the beginning of December. That means it is officially “the most wonderful time of the year.” But with the holidays so close, it is easy to feel stressed about finals, holiday shopping...

URI Theatre Company opens play ‘Chicago’

Last weekend, the University of Rhode Island Theatre Department presented their performance of  John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse’s play “Chicago,” as directed by Paula McGlasson. In prohibition-era Chicago, housewife Roxie Hart (Anya Fox) gets arrested by the police after...

Local groups play on-campus Hope Rocks benefit

A sorority at the University of Rhode Island hosted a concert this week to benefit a philanthropic health care organization. On-campus women’s pharmacy organization Lambda Kappa Sigma sponsored the Hope Rocks Benefit Concert. All proceeds...

Vinyl revival is on the rise

  For a long time, people looked at vinyl as nothing more than a past memory, but once again, vinyl has become a sought after form of music, drawing in consumers with it’s vintage, unique...

Turning Paper Into Trees Art Student Profile: Lucas Hearne

While some students view art as either being two-dimensional or three-dimensional, Lucas Hearne, a senior fine arts major at the University of Rhode Island, has made an art project that can be switched between...

Local artist drops new album

The Cardiff Brothers, a rap duo from Warwick, Rhode Island, just released their first homemade album which surpassed millionaire artists on the iTunes Top charts in one night. Brothers Jake and John Cardiff always planned for...

Prominent media figures share stories in Providence

Social media superstars Jerome Jarre and Casey Neistat share their unique stories Last Friday night, Vine mega-star, Jerome Jarre and filmmaker, Casey Neistat each showcased pieces of their own work while somewhat humorlessly delving deeper...

Student talent on display at 193 open mic night

The 193 Degree Coffeehouse at the University of Rhode Island is usually a place at which to hang out and drink coffee. But last Thursday night, students came to the coffeehouse not only for...

Theater review: “Seminar”

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...

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