Category Archives: Arts

Court TV pounds gavel again as all-trial channel is reborn

Court TV pounds gavel again as all-trial channel is reborn

By ANDREW DALTON, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court TV is ending its long recess. The channel for legal junkies that thrived during the trial-crazy 1990s comes back from the dead after more than a decade Wednesday amid a crime-story craze that its backers hope will launch it into a long new life.…MORE

5 Great things to do this weekend – May 4 & 5, 2019

5 Great things to do this weekend – May 4 & 5, 2019

Saturday: The 17th Annual Children’s Friend 5K Walk & Run Howley Bread Group (HBG), a franchisee of Panera Bread, has started its annual fundraising campaign for Children’s Friend, a non-profit that is dedicated to protecting vulnerable children in Rhode Island. Beginning April 8, 2019, bakery-cafés in 12 Rhode Island and Massachusetts locations will begin raising…MORE

“Book of Mormon” is irreverent, funny at PPAC

“Book of Mormon” is irreverent, funny at PPAC

The Book of Mormon runs through Sunday, April 28, at the Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St., Providence. Tickets may be obtained at the box office, online at ppacri.org, or by calling 401.421.2787MORE

James Holzhauer explains his winning ‘Jeopardy!’ strategy

James Holzhauer explains his winning ‘Jeopardy!’ strategy

Part of his success has come from his use of a controversial method known as the “Forrest Bounce,” in which the contestant jumps around from category to category, choosing tiles out of order to throw off his or her opponents, as well as his willingness to go after the Daily Doubles and bet big.MORE

Brothers sue Jussie Smollett’s lawyers, claiming defamation

Brothers sue Jussie Smollett’s lawyers, claiming defamation

Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the “Empire” actor’s attorneys, alleging that they repeatedly asserted publicly that the brothers carried out a real, bigoted attack on Smollett despite knowing that wasn’t true.MORE

Flyers remove statue of late singer Kate Smith over ‘racism’ concerns

Flyers remove statue of late singer Kate Smith over ‘racism’ concerns

On Friday, the Flyers said Smith’s “God Bless America” recording had been removed from their library, following baseball’s New York Yankees. The Yankees suspended use of Smith’s recording during the seventh-inning stretch amid conflicting claims about several of her songs, including a 1939 song “That’s Why the Darkies Were Born.” The tune originated in the 1931 Broadway revue “George White’s Scandals,” and was considered satire at the timeMORE

True West tackles tough questions at Gamm

True West tackles tough questions at Gamm

In a season where Gamm keeps getting better and better, it seems cliché to keep calling each show a must-see, but once again, it’s true. True West is as good as theater gets, and lucky for you, it’s local enough that there’s no excuse to miss it. MORE

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