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Tracy Jonsson

Tracy Jonsson is a writer, historian, maker, public education reform advocate, and the founder of Newport Art House; an organization who's mission it is to nurture, showcase, and promote the contemporary arts in Newport County RI. She started writing for Motif in 2015.,

SENE Celebrates its 8th Season with Shows in Providence, Warwick and East Greenwich

Film festivals have a palpable air of exclusivity to them, don’t they? The Venice Film festivals, Cannes and the Sundance Festival are wrapped in the prestige of being the awards of human artistic pursuit celebrated by the people we’ve labeled tastemakers. But what do those laurels on film posters actually mean and how do they […]

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My Husband’s Wild Desires Almost Drove Me Mad Challenges Audiences to Face Their Sexual Fantasies with Self-Compassion

In his book Group Psychology and the Analysis of Ego, Sigmund Freud defined libido as “the energy….of those instincts which have to do with all that may be comprised under the word ‘love.” The play My Husband’s Wild Desires Almost Drove Me Mad, playing through the end of March at the Arctic Playhouse, explores libido […]

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Story Theater Makes Warm Fuzzies

It’s December and the word “story” might create subconscious associations with certain themes, namely, A Christmas Story, The Nutcracker, The Night Before Christmas and other holiday plays. If you are looking for an escape from the expensive, glitzy, glittery, orchestral pieces of theater so well represented this time a year, you will find reprieve at […]

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Paint-Parties Are Gaining Momentum, Stepping on Toes and Making People Happy

If we are anything alike, you have a list of “emergency” events and activities for mandatory engagements with people you have nothing in common with. Ah the HOLIDAYS: An excellent time for connecting with people you genuinely enjoy dotted with periods of contact with those you do not – in-laws, distant cousins, a crowd of […]

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Rhode Island Rustic: The Perfect Gift for the Modern Tree Hugger

Have a sustainability minded  interior designer type on your holiday gift list? You might want to check Rhode Island Rustic out. Whether you’re a lifelong Rhode Islander, a seasonal visitor or just driving through, you’ll find no shortage of state pride, natural appreciation and environmental values in this brand. It might even offset your carbon […]

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The Odd Couple in Newport Makes for an Oddly Pleasant Night

The Odd Couple, now playing at Newport Playhouse, is a bachelor-centric story about the relationship between two recently divorced men, their lovable card playing cronies and, albeit vaguely, the women who satellite around them. Oscar, played by Fred Davison, is an easy going, devil-be-damned sports writer who lives in a dirty, eight-room apartment in New […]

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