Elizabeth Keiser

Let Justice Roll: Stages of Freedom programming illuminated Benefit Street

There are many things that people don’t know about the country’s smallest state. There is one area code. It’s called Rhode Island, but there are 30 islands in the state. There were more than 1,000 slave ships that came through Rhode Island, many documented in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University. There is […]

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25th Annual Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading: If you had been there. “…you would know why”

The sounds of steel pan, keyboard, bass and vocals poured out of the Providence Career & Technical Academy Auditorium as hundreds of standup citizens glided inside. They were there to hear 67 people present Langston Hughes’ works, as well as experience some surprises. Many attendees returned for a third or 20th visit. Sylvia Ann Soares […]

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ECAS Theatre Glamorously Introduces Mayor Elorza and PVD Fest 2018

If you weren’t one of the hundred or so recently at the highly acclaimed ECAS Theatre, rubbing elbows with Mayor Elorza, Firstworks and PVD Fest’s 2017 grand marshall Francis Parra (and founder and executive artistic director of ECAS Theatre), surely you’ve heard about the big plans for PVD Fest 2018. When Mayor Elorza took the […]

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The Liar’s Contest by FUNDA Fest at Mixed Magic Theatre

For the 20th year, the RI Black Storytellers hosted and produced a Liar’s Competition on January 19 as part of FUNDA Fest, sometimes referred to as RIBS’ Fibs. The event was hosted by April Brown and Teju Ologboni, and played to a standing-room-only crowd at the Mixed Magic Theater at 560 Mineral Spring Ave in Pawtucket. […]

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Shakespeare to Hiphop Engaged and Educated Audiences

Shakespeare to Hiphop is a 90-minute show that is appropriate for all ages and introduces attendees to William Shakespeare with a three-piece band, incredible beats and a brilliant comedy duo. For the last four years, the show has been touring Boston public schools as well as some private schools and libraries. Most recently, it performed on […]

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REVIEW: Luna Loba VIII Moon of Floods: Part 2

Luna Loba VIII is, “Performance art, sound, body/voice, video. Female + gender neutral artists exploring home, water, flood, cleansing, destruction, the act of building, deluge, flow, connectedness, generosity, roots, force, violence, safety, arrival, departure, movement, borders, spaces of in-between, to overflow.” Audience members can expect the unexpected because Luna Loba is hosted at AS220 Blackbox, where anything […]

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It Does Mean a Thing: Providence Swings

There is only one thing that makes Rhode Island a swing state and it isn’t controversial. Providence Swings, a non-profit organization, is where the swinging takes place. Based out of Lincoln, Rhode Island, Providence Swings is part of a Lindy Hop revival that has “lasted longer than the original dance craze,” according to Susan Glatzer […]

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Rhode Island’s Sweet Little Variety Show

“All the world is a Sweet Little Variety Show and all of our LBGTQ friendly humans merely feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, body positive players in a cabaret,” to paraphrase William Shakespeare. Aurora in DownCity PVD demonstrates their commitment to diversity and acceptance as host venue for the Sweet Little Variety Show, one of the biggest hits […]

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