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Pretty Woman Starts National Tour at PPAC

Pretty Woman Starts National Tour at PPAC

By Kimberly Rau for WPRO The Providence Performing Arts Center returned to live theater this month by kicking off the national tour of Pretty Woman, a musical take on the 1990 romantic comedy starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. In this stage adaptation, Tony Award-winner Adam Pascal plays rich businessman Edward Lewis, who ends up…MORE

State to Providence: Stop work on bike lane or pay $4.4M

State to Providence: Stop work on bike lane or pay $4.4M

Providence must stop all work on a bike lane project or may have to reimburse the state and the federal government for the cost of a previous infrastructure project at the same location because of an agreement signed by the city’s former mayor, the state’s transportation department has said.MORE

Governor unveils plans to spend $113M in federal money

Governor unveils plans to spend $113M in federal money

Gov. Dan McKee disclosed his plans Thursday to spend about $113 million of Rhode Island’s more than $1.1 billion in federal relief funds on essential needs including affordable housing, support for small businesses, and bonuses for child care workers.MORE

Michael Renzi, former ‘Sesame Street’ musical director, dies

Michael Renzi, former ‘Sesame Street’ musical director, dies

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Michael Renzi, who during a storied musical career worked with Peggy Lee, Mel Tormé, Lena Horne and some of the other biggest names in jazz and pop, and who for years was also the musical director of “Sesame Street,” has died. He was 80. Renzi died Wednesday at Newport Hospital in…MORE

Fidelity adds 350 more jobs than initially planned

Fidelity adds 350 more jobs than initially planned

Fidelity Investments says it has added 350 more jobs than the investing giant had initially planned, when it announced last spring that it would center its growing corps of customer relations personnel at its Smithfield, R.I. campus.MORE

Fidelity adds 350 more jobs than initially planned

Fidelity adds 350 more jobs than initially planned

Fidelity Investments says it has added 350 more jobs than the investing giant had initially planned, when it announced last spring that it would center its growing corps of customer relations personnel at its Smithfield, R.I. campus.MORE

Man gets 18 years for selling deadly dose of fentanyl

Man gets 18 years for selling deadly dose of fentanyl

A Massachusetts man who was the first person charged under a Rhode Island law that provides for stiff punishments for people who sell illicit drugs that result in death will spend 18 years in prison, prosecutors said Monday.MORE

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