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Emily Olson


Music in the Sky: Rooftop at Providence G is holding a livestreamed benefit concert for restaurant workers

On Saturday, May 16, from 4 – 10pm, the Rooftop at Providence G will host six hours of livestreamed music to benefit the Rhode Island Hospitality Association’s Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. Performing under strict social distancing guidelines with proper sanitization between performances, RI musicians and DJs will perform on the rooftop, entertaining viewers with a […]

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A Moment with an Artist: Skye Gallery presents a unique opportunity with Nepalese artist Ragini Upadhyay Grela

The work of Ragini Upadhyay Grela, a Nepalese artist and a printmaker, is currently showing at Skye Gallery in Providence. Grela’s work revolves around religious tolerance and women’s space in Nepali society and depict the need for peace, love and compassion. Her work is deeply emotional, shown by her use of bold and aggressive lines […]

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Soda Pop Poll: Donald’s Big League Punch and Joe’s Berry-Blue Lemonade go head-to-head

Yacht Club is once again getting political. Following the popularity of their Soda Pop Poll that they conducted during the 2016 election, the soda company created two new flavors to commemorate the 2020 election: Donald’s Big League Punch and Joe’s Berry-Blue Lemonade. Soda lovers can show their presidential preference by “voting with their taste buds,” […]

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Life Inside a Global Pandemic: Local filmmakers team up to create a story for our times

When local playwright, screenwriter and director Lenny Schwartz was faced with lockdown, he turned to art to help him cope. “I posted on Facebook, ‘Hey! Who wants to do a project?’ and people responded,” he said. Schwartz wrote more than 100 short pieces that he sent to more than 100 actors across the country who […]

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Front Lines: The important role of independent journalism in a crisis

Bill Bartholomew is host of The Bartholomewtown podcast and frequent Motif contributor. As the coronavirus crisis has unfolded, he’s stood shoulder-to-shoulder with other Motif reporters and independent journalists at Governor Raimondo’s daily press conferences (at least until the governor required reporters to stand 3 feet apart). We recently talked to him about the role of […]

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