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Our weekly look at arts and culture in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.

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Festival Ballet and Big Nazo collaborate on a fresh look for this year's 'Nutcracker'

The Nutcracker is a perennial favorite during the holidays, but this year's Festival Ballet production is a bit different. Morning Edition host Chuck Hinman and Artscape producer James Baumgartner visited Festival Ballet's rehearsal center for a preview of what's new this year.

Festival Ballet and Big Nazo collaborate on a fresh look for this year's 'Nutcracker'

A handmade blanket by Lizzy Dargie offers no warmth, no comfort

What do you think of when you imagine a hand-made blanket? Probably something soft and warm for a chilly winter night. Artscape producer James Baumgartner talked with Lizzy Dargie, a Providence artist who has created a blanket that is none of those things. Instead, it's a metaphor for life in the pandemic.

A homecoming for The Slip this Friday

The Slip started in the jamband scene in Providence and Boston back in the '90s and has gone on to morph into other incarnations. The Slip will hit The Fete Music Hall in Providence Friday night as part of a legacy tour. Morning Edition Host Chuck Hinman talked with Brad Barr.

'Lifted' - an Icarus tale of dysfunction and trauma

Lifted is the latest production from the Wilbury Theatre group, now playing outdoors at the Waterfire Arts Center.

URI Guitar Festival 2021

On Artscape today, we take a look at the URI Guitar festival, getting underway this weekend, for its 6th year, showcasing a wide variety of virtuoso guitar and other stringed instrumentalists from around the world. Last year, because of the pandemic, the festival was all virtual, but this year, it's operating on a hybrid model, with a return to live performances. The Public's Radio's morning host Chuck Hinman talked about that earlier this week, with Adam Levin, classical guitarist and URI professor, and the force behind the festival.

Facts, truth, and 'A Lie Agreed Upon' at the Gamm

"A Lie Agreed Upon" is on now at The Gamm Theatre in Warwick. Morning host Chuck Hinman and Artscape producer James Baumgartner review the play.

George Wein remembers Bob Dylan's electric moment at the Newport Folk Festival

George Wein died Monday at the age of 95. He was the founder of the Newport Folk and Jazz festivals and helped set the template for music festivals around the world. In 2015, he talked with Chuck Hinman, morning host for The Public's Radio. It was 50 years after Bob Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival and shocked the folk music faithful with an electric guitar.

George Wein remembers Bob Dylan's electric moment at the Newport Folk Festival

Intimate portraits and a witness to history

The WaterFire Arts Center in Providence is currently showing "Eye to Eye" an arresting exhibition of portraiture by Mary Beth Meehan. Artscape producer James Baumgartner visited the Center in the Valley district in Providence.

Rev. Sekou brings Delta blues, soul and gospel to Woonsocket's River Island Park

Reverend Osagyefu Sekou is playing in Woonsocket Friday night with his band The Freedom Fighters. Artscape producer James Baumgartner has this preview.

Rev. Sekou brings Delta blues, soul and gospel to Woonsocket's River Island Park

Rhode Island filmmaker documents "Last Ice Area"

Rhode Island filmmaker documents "Last Ice Area"

The Rhode Island International Film Festival gets underway this week, running until the 15th of August.