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Thomas Brent Cheseldine (1922 – June 4, 2011), better known as Tommy Brent, was an American theater producer who was known for preserving and managing the historic Theatre-By-the-Sea at Card Ponds Road in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. Brent was born in 1922 in Washington, D.C. and died at Matunuck, Rhode Island in 2011.
Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island, is a state in the New England region of the United States. It is the smallest U.S. state by area and the seventh-least populous, but it is also the second-most densely populated behind New Jersey. The state takes its name from Rhode Island; however, most of the state is located on the mainland. The state has land borders with Connecticut to the west, Massachusetts to the north and east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south via Rhode Island Sound and Block Island Sound. It also shares a small maritime border with New York. Providence is the state capital and most populous city in Rhode Island.
South Kingstown is a town in, and the county seat of, Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 30,639 at the 2010 census.
The architectural firm Rapp and Rapp was active in Chicago, Illinois during the early 20th century. Brothers Cornelius Ward Rapp (1861–1926) and George Leslie Rapp (1878–1941) of Carbondale, Illinois were the named partners and 1899 alumni of the University of Illinois School of Architecture.
Ruth Carol Hussey was an American actress best known for her Academy Award-nominated role as photographer Elizabeth Imbrie in The Philadelphia Story.
Trinity Repertory Company is a non-profit regional theater located at 201 Washington Street in Providence, Rhode Island. The theater is a member of the League of Resident Theatres. Founded in 1963, the theater is "one of the most respected regional theatres in the country". Featuring the last longstanding Resident Acting Company in the U.S., Trinity Rep presents a balance of world premiere, contemporary, and classic works, including an annual production of A Christmas Carol, for an estimated annual audience of 110,000. In its 52-year history, the theater has produced nearly 67 world premieres, mounted national and international tours and, through its MFA program, trained hundreds of new actors and directors. Project Discovery, Trinity Rep's pioneering educational outreach program launched in 1966, annually introduces over 15,000 Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut high school students to live theater through matinees as well as in-school residencies and workshops. As of 2016, Trinity Rep's educational programs serve students in around 60% of Rhode Island schools, its executive director is Tom Parrish, and it has a 9 million USD annual budget.
The Miss Rhode Island USA competition is the beauty pageant that selects the representative for the state Rhode Island in the Miss USA pageant. It is currently directed by D&D Productions.
Theatre-By-the-Sea is a historic theater and playhouse at Card Ponds Road in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Leroy Theatre was a historic movie palace in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. It was built in 1922, listed on the National Register in 1983, and demolished in 1997.
Providence is the capital and most populous city of the state of Rhode Island and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, a Reformed Baptist theologian and religious exile from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He named the area in honor of "God's merciful Providence" which he believed was responsible for revealing such a haven for him and his followers. The city is situated at the mouth of the Providence River at the head of Narragansett Bay.
Matunuck is a village in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States near Charlestown, Rhode Island. The village is located on a point along the southern Atlantic coast of Rhode Island off U.S. Route 1. The village takes its name from a Native American word meaning "lookout". The Narragansett tribe made a summer encampment at this location before the land was sold to colonists as part of the Pettaquamscutt purchase.
Warwick Musical Theatre was a musical theater located on Route 2 in Warwick, Rhode Island.
The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) is a multi-use theater located at 220 Weybosset Street in Providence, Rhode Island. The building was built as a movie palace by the Loews Theatres chain and opened in 1928. PPAC contains over 3,000 seats and hosts touring Broadway shows, concerts, plays and films.
William R. Walker & Son was an American architectural firm in Providence, Rhode Island, active during the years 1881 to 1938. It included partners William Russell Walker (1830–1905), William Howard Walker (1865–1922), and later, William Russell Walker II (1889–1936).
Louis Raymond, a media & garden steward for private as well as public venues, helps non-profits & for-profits get up to date on social media, marketing, development, & communications. An American landscape designer, he managed a solo practice until 2019. He has consulted on residential, resort, and exhibition garden and landscape design in the United States and abroad.
The Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival is an annual film festival held in Providence, Rhode Island, which features a wide variety of horror, sci-fi, and thriller films, as well as documentaries, from the United States and around the world. Founded in 2000, as one of several "festival sidebars" of the Rhode Island International Film Festival, it is the largest and longest-running horror film festival in New England.
Lloyd Willington Kent (1907-1991) was an American architect from Providence, Rhode Island. With work based in modernist theory, Kent and his firms designed many Rhode Island civic buildings during the mid-twentieth century.
Sarah Elizabeth Doyle was an American educator and educational reformer, noted for her roles in founding the Rhode Island School of Design and establishing women's education at Brown University.
Joseph Harper was an English-born and early American actor and theatre manager.
Rose Weaver is an American actress, singer, director and writer in Rhode Island. Weaver is described as a "major figure in Rhode Island entertainment," and she is known for her role in the film Poetic Justice.
The COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. state of Rhode Island is part of an ongoing worldwide viral pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019, a novel infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. As of March 4, 2021, there has been 127,727 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island, 148 of which are currently hospitalized, and 2,539 reported deaths, which is currently the third highest death rate of the fifty states since the start of the pandemic.
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