Eddie Soares Tribute: RI Ambassador of Jazz - Deacon of Dixie
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join Sylvia Ann Soares for an illustrated presentation on Eddie Soares, jazz pianist and solo performer of the twentieth century. Edwin Jose Soares (1913-1993) was a 1st generation Cape Verdean Rhode Island pianist. Eddie was renowned for his stride to cocktail style in solo performances, and for over 35 years, his work with Tony Tomasso’s Jewels of Dixie. Sylvia Ann will also share Eddie’s music.
Stih & Schnock Lecture: "Berlin: Art and Memories"
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Stih & Schnock is a Berlin-based artist duo, formed by Renata Stih, Professor at the Berlin University of Applied Sciences and curator at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, and Frieder Schnock, PhD in Art History. Their works deal primarily with collective memory in society. The Holocaust is also a recurring reference for their artistic interventions. Their controversial, often irreverent works engage a range of media in the urban context.
Combating Injustice: A Public Dialogue
Thursday, March 19, 2015
6:30pm - 7:30pm
This March and April, the Rhode Island Historical Society, in collaboration with the Roots Cultural Center, the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, the Newport Historical Society, the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, and the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice at Brown University, will continue a series of talks that mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI, the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
American Dance Legacy Initiative WINTER MINI-FEST 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - Saturday, February 28, 2015
Join American Dance Legacy Initiative for "IMAGINE: FREE TO CHASE THE RAINBOW," four days of multi-faceted and multi-media activities inspired by Donald McKayle’s 1959 signature dance work, "Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder" about chain gangs in the American south.
Kirsty Bennett: The Moth Goes to College
Thursday, February 26, 2015
12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Moth is a leader in the unique and distinctive art of storytelling. Moth Producer Kirsty Bennett talks about the history of The Moth, her work producing the live tour and the importance of bringing storytelling workshops to higher education institutions.
(Our apologies: this event's attandance at maximum capacity)