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November 18, 2013

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Park Theatre announces lineup for 2013-2014 season

August 14, 2013 – Since re-opening in late 2009 as Rhode Island’s newest performing arts center, the historic Park Theatre in Cranston has experienced a steady growth in popularity. Click here to read full article

Rock Greats Commemorate Woodstock in Cranston on Thursday

August 13, 2013 – Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer, Pat Travers, Canned Heat, Ten Years After — all will be in Cranston on the 44th anniversary of Woodstock. Click here to read full article

Woodstock alums getting together in Cranston

August 11, 2013 – Canned Heat will be joining fellow Woodstock alums Ten Years After plus Edgar Winter (who sat in for three songs during his brother Johnny’s set at Woodstock), Rick Derringer and Pat Travers for the Rock ’n’ Blues Festival happening Thursday at Park Theatre in Cranston. Click here to read full article

Folk moves over for jazz in Newport

July 31, 2013 – Dave Brubeck will be sorely missed, but you’ll be able to catch the Brubeck Brothers Quartet when they perform a tribute to Dave Brubeck on Oct. 18 at Cranston’s Park Theatre. Click here to read full article

Graham Nash, Buddy Guy, Michael Bolton Highlight Park Theatre’s Season

July 26, 2013 – Since reopening in late 2009 as Rhode Island’s newest performing arts center, the historic Park Theatre in Cranston has experienced a steady growth in popularity, establishing itself as one of the region’s premier venues for world-class entertainment. Click here to read full article

Rock Legend Graham Nash Coming To Cranston’s Park Theatre

July 19, 2013 – One of music’s most legendary singer-songwriters, Graham Nash rose fame as a founding member of the iconic bands The Hollies and the super group Crosby, Stills & Nash. On Thursday, September 12, Nash will take the stage in Rhode Island at the historic Park Theatre in Cranston as part of his solo U.S. tour. Click here to read full article

Graham Nash, Ani DiFranco and Michael Bolton among headliners at Park Theatre

July 17, 2013 – Graham Nash, Ani DiFranco and Michael Bolton among headliners as Cranston’s Park Theatre announces 2013-14 season performers Click here to read full article

Graham Nash to Perform at the Park Theatre in September

July 12, 2013 – Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash will perform a series of “An Evening With” concerts in the eastern United States this September, during a break in Crosby, Stills & Nash’s 2013 tour (which ends in the UK in October).Ticket information is available at www.grahamnash.com.

Graham Nash will be performing as a trio, accompanied by James Raymond (keyboards) and Shane Fontayne (guitar)—who are also part of CSN’s touring band. “The chance to play my songs with two such great musicians is thrilling to me,” says Nash. “I don’t do this often and I’m so looking forward to the tour. A splendid time is guaranteed for all . . .”

On this September tour, Nash will continue his long-time tradition of raising money for charity through the Guacamole Fund’s special benefit seats; in addition, he will be donating $1 per ticket sold to charity.

While continually building his musical legacy, Nash is also an internationally renowned photographer and visual artist whose work has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide, including the Smithsonian. Born in Blackpool, England, Nash was appointed OBE by Queen Elizabeth in 2010. He first rose to fame with The Hollies, and went on to form Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1968. Nash has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two-times (for CSN & The Hollies), and is in the Songwriters Hall of Fame (as an individual and with CSN). In May 2013, he received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from Boston’s Lesley University, where he spoke at the commencement.

Graham Nash will be performing at the Park Theatre on September 12, 2013.

Park Finds Winning Formula

June 24, 2013 –The sold-out audience for the Kingston Trio concert last week at the Park Theatre proved the adage that if you give them what they want, they will come. Click here to read full article

4 New Shows Added to the 2013 Lineup!

May 22, 2013 – New shows have been added to the Park Theatre lineup for 2013. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 27, 2013 – onward!

Rhode Island’s Summer Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest • Thur, Aug 15, 2013 • 7:00pm
An incredible evening of music featuring legendary rock and blues bands including: Ten Years After, Edgar Winter Band, Canned Heat, Rick Derringer, Pat Travers.
Tickets on sale May 27th!
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Buddy Guy • Fri, Oct 4, 2013 • 8:00pm
The Park Theatre is proud to welcome back the living legend of the blues. Buddy is one of the most celebrated blues guitarists of his generation possessing a sound and style that embodies the traditions of classic ChicagoBlues. Tickets on sale May 27th!
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Brubeck Brothers Quartet (A Tribute to Dave Brubeck)
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 • 8:00pm
The Brubeck Brothers Quartet, features two members of one of America’s most accomplished musical families, Dan Brubeck (drums) and Chris Brubeck (bass & trombone), celebrating the groundbreaking music of their legendary father, DAVE BRUBECK. Tickets on sale May 27!
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Lee Greenwood • Fri, Nov 1, 2013 • 8:00pm
The iconic country music legend and high energy entertainer, Lee Greenwood, continues to write and record with the same integrity and passion that has always fueled his stellar career. *Special discount for Armed Services Veterans available at the box office on presentation of ID. Call for details.*
Tickets on sale May 27th!
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Ani Difranco
• Thur, Nov 7, 2013 • 7:30pm
After 20 years in the music biz, self-described “Little Folksinger” Ani DiFranco is still technically little, although her influence on fellow musicians, activists, and indie-minded people the world over has been huge.
Tickets on sale now!
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Steve Tyrell coming to Cranston’s Park Theatre May 19

May 3, 2013 – Grammy Award-winning singer Steve Tyrell will headline the Providence Rotary Club’s 2nd annual Jazz Fest on Sunday, May 19, at 7 p.m. at the Park Theatre, Rhode Island Center for the Performing Arts, in Cranston. Click here to read full article

Park Theatre to Host Miss Latina Pageants

April 29, 2013 – On Saturday, May 4, more than two dozen beautiful women will take the stage of the completely renovated and historic Park Theatre in Cranston as they vie for the titles of Miss RI Latina and Miss NY Latina. Click here to read full article

Ani DiFranco Coming to Park Theatre

April 26, 2013 – Ani DiFranco, a Grammy winner, mother and outspoken activist, will be performing at the Park Theatre on Nov. 7. Click here to read full article

Park Theatre to Welcome Chris Mann for Special Concert Event

April 25, 2013 – He’s performed for the President and First Lady as part of TNT’s “Christmas in Washington” special, appeared on “The Today Show” and the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and now, he’s coming to Rhode Island to the completely renovated historic Park Theatre on Friday, May 17. Click here to read full article

“The Voice’s” Chris Mann Coming to Park Theatre

April 16, 2013 – He’s performed for the President, been on the Tonight Show and now, he’s coming to Cranston’s Park Theatre. Click here to read full article

Russian Ballet Brings ‘Sleeping Beauty’ to Cranston

April 15, 2013 – The 50-member troupe has been traveling across North America with its production, ‘Sleeping Beauty.’ Click here to read full article

Seeking an Escape into a Fantasy World? Head to the Park Theatre April 27

April 8, 2013 – MOMIX will dazzle and amaze an audience at the Park Theatre with their trademark physical theatre, dance, illusion and light show at the end of this month. Click here to read full article

Humperdinck to Perform at the Park

March 28, 2013 – Ever since his hit, “Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)” reached top-10 status in the U.S. and number one in Britain, Engelbert Humperdinck has been performing sold-out shows to audiences around the world. Now, he’s coming to Rhode Island. Click here to read full article

Russian National Ballet Coming to Park Theatre

March 27, 2013 – The world-renowned Russian National Ballet will perform “The Sleeping Beauty” on April 18. Click here to read full article

Din Check to play tribute to Bollywood with upcoming performance

March 27, 2013 – Bollywood will be brought to life in Cranston, R.I., this April with “5 Decades of Bollywood: a Live Musical Journey,” a musical performance featuring the band Din Check. Click here to read full article

Engelbert Humperdinck to Perform Top Hits at the Park

March 18, 2013 – The Park Theatre is hosting legendary crooner Engelbert Humperdinck early next month. Click here to read full article

Celtic Nights to Perform at Cranston’s Park Theatre

March 15, 2013 - Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with traditional and contemporary Irish music and dance as Cranston’s completely renovated historic Park Theatre welcomes straight from Ireland, the renowned ensemble Celtic Nights and their new presentation “Journey of Hope” on Sunday, March 17. Click here to read full article

5 Great Things to do This Weekend

March 15, 2013 – Irish step dancers and singers celebrate Celtic culture in a two-hour performance. Sunday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. Click here to read full article

Few Tickets Left for Sat. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Show

March 15, 2013 – Saturday’s show at the Park Theatre is nearly sold out. Get your tickets now. Click here to read full article

Sounds of Ireland

March 13, 2013 – Celtic Nights present “Journey of Hope” at the Park Theatre, 848 Park Ave., Cranston, Sunday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. A musical and theatrical tale of the Celtic experience through time with traditional ballads, choreography and the story of a people struggling to find their place in a changing world. Click here to read full article

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Park Theatre

March 7, 2013 – The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will bring their classic concert sound to the Park Theater in Cranston on March 9. Seventy-five years after the Orchestra was originally formed, they continue to play high-energy jazz. Click here to read full article

Glenn Miller Orchestra coming to Park Theater

March 4, 2013 – The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will bring their classic concert sound to the Park Theater in Cranston on March 9. Seventy-five years after the Orchestra was originally formed, they continue to play high-energy jazz. Click here to read full article

World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra Taking Style to Park Theatre

February 28, 2013 – The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will bring their classic concert sound to the completely renovated historic Park Theatre in Cranston Saturday, March 9. Seventy-five years after the orchestra was originally formed, they continue to play unmistakable high-energy jazz creations, becoming the most sought-after big band in the world today. Click here to read full article

Cranston Native’s Film Premieres at Park Theatre

February 27, 2013 – Imagine traveling back in time to 1933, swing dancing in a nightclub during the end of Prohibition. That will be possible this Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Park Theatre in Cranston for the premiere of the film “I’ll Be Seeing You.” Click here to read full article

Grammy Winner Angélique Kidjo Comes to Park Theatre (Cranston Patch)

February 4, 2013 – Grammy Winner Angélique Kidjo will bring her eclectic music to the Park Theatre Feb. 22 — a tribute to her homeland in West Africa and Black History Month. Click here to read full article

Sarod master Amjad Ali Khan talks to INDIA New England News

January 29, 2013 -World-renowned sarod master Amjad Ali Khan spoke to INDIA New England News on the eve of his upcoming performance on Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. at the Park Theatre in Cranston, R.I. Click here to read full article

‘Live at Birdland’ Brings Broadway to Park Theatre

January 24, 2013 – Straight from the Jazz Mecca of New York City, Live at Birdland Featuring the Birdland Big Band is set to take the stage at the historic Park Theatre in Cranston on Sunday, January 27. Click here to read full article

World Famous Guitarist to Perform in RI

January 23, 2013 – Widely considered to be the world’s leading traditional flamenco guitarist, renowned musician Paco Peña will be performing Wednesday night at the Park Theatre bringing his music right here to Rhode Island. Click here to read full article

World-Renowned Spanish Guitarist Peña

January 17, 2013 – On Wednesday, Jan. 23, Paco Peña and Flamenco Vivo will ignite the stage of the historic Park Theatre in Cranston. Click here to read full article

Paco Peña Comes to Park Theatre (Cranston Patch)

January 15, 2013 – One of world’s leading traditional Flamenco guitarists is coming to the Park Theatre next week. Click here to read full article

Free screening of ‘Downton Abbey’ season starter at Cranston theater

December 27, 2012  – Fans of the British costume drama “Downton Abbey” have a chance to see the third season kick off on the big screen at the Park Theater. Click here to read full article

PBS presents sneak peek of ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 3 at Cranston’s Park Theatre

December 21, 2012 – Rhode Island PBS and the Park Theatre in Cranston are partnering to present a free public screening of the first hour of the new season on Thursday, Jan. 3, at the Park Theatre, Rhode Island Center for the Performing Arts, 848 Park Ave., Cranston. Click here to read full article

Early RI Premiere of Downton Abbey Season 3 Jan. 3

December 17, 2012 – Downton Abbey fanatics, you can get a sneak peek at the long-awaited Season 3 premiere a full two weeks ahead of the nation, and it’s right here in Cranston, Rhode Island. Click here to read full article

Vienna Boys Choir Performs at Park Theatre Tonight (Cranston Patch)

December 6, 2012 – For nearly 100 years, the Vienna Boys Choir has been known across the globe for their performances of major choral and symphonic works. Tonight, Rhode Islanders will have an opportunity to see the award-winning group… Click here to read full article

Live Music Thursday, Dec. 6 (Providence Journal)

December 6, 2012 – Vienna Boys Choir, Rhode Island Center for the Performing Arts (Park Theatre), 848 Park Ave., Cranston. 467-7275; parktheatreri.com. 7:30 pm. $35-$55. Click here to read full article

Cranston’s Park Theatre Has Arrived (Cranston Herald)

November 23, 2012 – So much for the critics, who held little hope for a performing arts center in Cranston Click here to read full article

Dr. John and the Blind Boys of Alabama to take stage at Park Theatre for world premiere of ’Spirituals to Swing’ (Cranston Herald)

November 18, 2012 – On Sunday, Nov. 18, Dr. John and the Blind Boys of Alabama will perform the world premiere of “Spirituals to Swing” at the historic Park Theatre in Cranston. Click here to read full article

SEEN: Snooki, Scotty McCreery + More (GoLocalProv)

November 21, 2012 – Cranston was also rocking to gospel and a little bit of voodoo Sunday night when famed musician Dr. John joined the Blind Boys of Alabama on stage at the Park Theatre for a concert that packed the house. Click here to read full article

5 Weekend Musts: Dr. John, The Blind Boys of Alabama + More (GoLocalProv)

November 15, 2012 – Sunday Get your groove on with Dr. John & The Blind Boys of Alabama at Historic Park Theatre for a rockin’ evening of blues, jazz, and gospel vibes. Click here to read full article

Ho Ho Ho, Let’s Go to a Show (East Side Monthly)

November 5, 2012 – Another traditional local favorite arrives in Cranston this year instead of Providence. Click here to read full article

Chinese National Circus to Dazzle at the Park Theatre (Cranston Patch)

November 2, 2012 – One of the Longest Running and Most Distinguished Circus Troupes in the World to Showcase the Inaugural Performance of its New “Cirque Chinois” Program Click here to read full article

A Christmas Carol Returns to the Park Theatre on Dec. 6

October 22, 2012- Artists’ Exchange Opens A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/6; Hosts Holiday Gala, 12/22 Click here to read full article

Park Theatre Brings Drumline Live to the Stage (Cranston Herald)

October 18, 2012- Drumline Live to bring show-style marching bands to the stage at the Historic Park Theatre Click here to read full article

Drumline Live at Park Theatre Friday, Oct. 19 (Providence Journal)

October 18, 2012- DRUMLINE LIVE featured in The Providence Journal as part of Friday’s Live Music Selection Click here to read full article

5 Weekend Musts: Food Truck Festival in Newport + More

October 18, 2012- ‘Drumline Live’ Featured on GoLocalProv.com Click here to read full article

The Reduced Shakespeare Company at Park Theatre (abc6 News)

October 12, 2012- The Reduced Shakespeare Company performs in Cranston at the Park Theatre tonight at 7:30pm Click here to read full article

Patch Readers Get 40 Percent Discount on Park Theatre Tickets

October 11, 2012- Patch Readers- an exclusive deal for 40 percent off tickets for comedy show Friday night at the Park Theatre. Don’t miss the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s exclusive Rhode Island performance. Click here to read full article

Blues Guitarist Robert Cray Coming to the Park

September 20, 2012- Blues guitarist Robert Cray and his trip to the Park Theatre to play on Friday night  Click here to read full article

‘The Auerbach Dynasty’ brings the Celtics’ patriarch to life

April 29,2011- Boston Globe features ‘The Auerbach Dynasty’ Click Here to read full article

The Newport Daily and aura of Auerbach

April 24, 2011- Playwright captures aura of Auerbach Click here to read full article

Auerbach Play in RI

RI General Assembly Features Murder Trial of John Gordon

Jan 06,2011  - State House Justice for an individual wrongly convicted of and executed for a murder in 1843 Click here to read full article

MISS Rhode Island USA 2011

Dec 3, 2010 – Miss Rhode Island USA 2011 Pageant at Historic Park Theatre Click Here to Read Full Article

Magician Marc Gilday in 4 shows at Park Theater

Wednesday, Nov 24,2010-  Gilday Magic America at Park Theatre Click Here For Full Article

Cranston Buddies make a ghost movie

Friday, Nov 19,2010-  Gotta Find Berry at Park Theatre Click Here For Full Article

The Neighborhoods

Friday, Oct 22, 2010- The Neighborhoods at Park theatre Click  Here for Full Article

Buddy Holly Story

September 3, 2010- ‘Buddy Holly Story’ rocks the Park theatre Click here to read full article

Providence Journal features Imagined: The John Lennon Song Project

Sept 30,2010  –Providence Journal features Imagined: The John Lennon Song Project on Oct 1st at 8 pm at Park Theatre Click here to read full article

A community comes together at Park Theatre

Sept 22,2010  – Community comes together at  Park Theatre  Click here for full article

In Cranston, A Theater is Reborn (PBN)

December 21, 2009 — Providence Business News reviews the rebirth of the Park Theater. Click here to read full article

New Place For RI Culture (ProJo)

December 13, 2009 – The Providence Journal writes about the new cultural theatre in Cranston.  Click here to read the full article

Park Theatre Hosts “Lumberjacking” For Premiere

November 26, 2009 — The Historic Park Theatre opens its doors with “Lumberjacking”.  Click here to read full article

Newest Performing Arts Venue to Open in RI

October 4, 2009 — The Encore (a digital weekly publication for the Arts industry) chronicles the opening of the Park Theater. Click here for full article