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Shanty Night at Coggeshall Farm Museum

Pack a picnic dinner and gather up family and friends for the first-ever Shanty Night at Coggeshall Farm Museum. “Bring your singing voices and join us around the campfire for a rollicking evening of sea songs and true shanties,” says Captain Casey Duckett, shanty master for the farm. “It doesn’t matter if you’ve never sung


Vocalist Barbara Slater celebrates Johnny Mercer

Think of any American popular-song hit from the late 1930s through the mid-1960s, and there’s a decent chance that Johnny Mercer wrote the words for it. “Accentuate the Positive,” “Days of Wine and Roses,” “Skylark,” “Satin Doll,” “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby,” ”Moon River”… Johnny Mercer’s songs capture the sound and soul of

A trio of bestsellers to welcome spring

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult     “Leaving Time,” the most recent novel by bestselling author Jodi Picoult, will require of the reader what Samuel Taylor Coleridge coined “a willing suspension of disbelief.” It is a most unusual story and its main character Alice has earned her doctorate studying the habits of African elephants in the


Chamber music concert in East Providence

The Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra, formerly the Rhode Island Philharmonic Community Orchestra, will present a Chamber Music Concert this Sunday. Included in the concert will be “Sonnets from the Portuguese,” written by contemporary composer Libby Larsen, who set to music six beautiful poems by the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  Soprano Sarah Kane (pictured) will


Search for Gaspee continues

“In Search of the HMS Gaspee” film screening and discussion, to highlight Rhode Island’s early “spark” of the Revolution. 50 years ago Pawtuxet Village celebrated the Burning of the hated British revenue schooner Gaspee, which was looted and torched after running aground off Pawtuxet Village. To honor this celebration, Linden Place Museum will be hosting