9Oscars were a night to remember

Photo courtesy of Kevin Winter | Frances-McDormand invites her female peer actors directors and writers to stand in unison during her acceptance speech for Best Actress The 90th Academy Awards were filled with numerous surprises, wins...

Tenderloin Opera Company, “Real Conversation Series”

The University of Rhode Island and the Department of Music welcomed the performers of the Tenderloin Opera Company to the main lounge of the Hillside Hall Dormitory as part of the “Real Conversation Series”...

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship Winners showcase art

Photo by Autumn Walter|CIGAR| Students interact with a variety of media involved in the show, creating an immersive experience.  The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) allows artists to submit their artwork for...

Threatre review: Measure for Measure

Photo by Kayla Michaud |CIGAR| Actors pose after a great performance The University of Rhode Island Theatre Department has done it once again with their Spring production of William Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure.” As I walked...

Musician’s Guild holds hip hop concert

Photo by Jourdan Miller |CIGAR| Jair performing his original music during his DJ set. This past Friday night, Feb. 23, the Musician’s Guild held a hip-hop concert in the Memorial Union on campus. The concert featured...

Starting a conversation about addiction

Photo by Kayla Michaud |CIGAR| Performers in play start conversations with audience on and off stage. In recent years, the opioid addiction has become an increasing epidemic within the United States, and the state of...

Netflix aims for 700 original series, movies in 2018

As if they weren’t already sucking up everyone’s free time or dominating competing streaming services, this past Tuesday Netflix announced a major boost of “original” content coming in 2018. Media mogul and Netflix CFO,...

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...

American Band celebrates 118th season

Photos by Kayla Michaud |CIGAR| The University of Rhode Island was paid a visit by the American Band, a classical concert band of over 60 of the finest musicians and conductors in Southern New England,...

This day in music history: Dark side of the Moon

Photo courtesy of Rock.com| In July of 1988, while the popular music scene is ruled by solo popstars like Michael Jackson, glam metal bands like Def Leppard, and rap groups like N.W.A. and A Tribe...

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