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The Life and Success of George Wein: an appreciation

Burt Jagolinzer, who has attended the Newport Jazz concerts for 67 years writes: George was my friend and my association with him was very important to me, each year… I would always congratulate him, after each Newport performance.… George Wein discovered jazz, as one of his most important loves of his life.  (The other love […]

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Art on the Walk and on the Wall: A walking tour of Providence and a gallery show at Sprout

Two Art events just popped up on our feed… Providence Art Walk Gallery Night is offering a series of family friendly walking tours of Public Art in Downtown Providence on Saturday, September 25 at 11 am, 1pm and 3pm. The tour should take about two hours. Find details and links to reserve a slot https://www.facebook.com/gallerynightprovidence/ […]

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FDA Recommends Third Pfizer Vaccine Booster Shot: Only for age 65 and high risk of severe COVID-19

September 17, 2021 — In an all-day meeting that became somewhat disorganized at the end, the Vaccines and Related Biologic Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended, by unanimous 18-0 vote, authorization for third booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, officially now called Comirnaty, but restricted to those […]

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Artivism that Illuminates: The Womxn Project Makes History Present

Did you know that CVS has donated more than $70,000 to politicians in Texas who support anti-abortion and anti-justice legislation? The Womxn Project is calling them out with a grass roots activism campaign that encourages making a protest sign, and posting a picture in front of a CVS. The Womxn Project is a 501(c)4 non-profit […]

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Toward Enshrining Roe v. Wade: Texas Law Backfires

Last week hell froze over as RI Congressional Rep Jim Langevin came forward in an editorial supporting a woman’s right to choose (Providence Journal, September 9, 2021). In case you missed it, the Texas legislature has enacted legislation essentially putting bounties on women who opt to terminate a pregnancy after the first six weeks. As […]

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