That is Leisure: September previously few years

20 years ago

The Rhythm and Roots Festival was in its fourth year in Ninigret Park.

Host Steve Riley introduced Donna the Buffalo, Asleep at the Wheel, Marcia Ball, Natalie McMaster and a variety of great cajun, zydeco and roots bands.

Dave Jepson moved his City Nights Dinner Theater from the Old Farm in Warwick to Pawtucket and now to Westerly.

Larry Bonoff introduced Randy Travis to PPAC.

Cranston pianist Wayne Farrell had flyers at TF Green and buyers at Nordstrom’s.

Anne Scurria and Phyllis Kay played in Brian McEleny’s Dinner With Friends at Trinity Rep.

Lucy Kaplamsky played the odeum.

40 years ago

Neil Simon’s “Only When I Laugh” with Marsha Mason and James Coco was in the showcase.

Faye Dunaway starred in the eerie “Mommy Dearest”. William Hurt and Kathleen Turner played in the classic “Body Heat”.

Rhode Islander Lon Cerel was inducted into the Guinness Book of Records for becoming the fastest balloon animal sculptor in the world.

The art scene and the world were stunned by the 9/11 attacks.

The Parish House Theater performed A Streetcar Named Desire with Jennifer Ondrejka as Blanche and Alan Patrick Duane as Stanley.

The Providence Opera Theater presented “Maan of La Mancha” in Ocean State.

Rhode Island College offered “Ladies at the Alamo”.

“The Gin Game” was at the Stone Bridge Inn in Tiverton. “I do! I do!” stayed at the Bay Voyage Inn in Jamestown.

Blue Oyster Cult and Foghat were at the Providence Civic Center.

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