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For over 50 years, South County Art Association continues to be the ultimate spot for gift shopping with its Holiday Pottery and Art Sale.

From now until December 18, all current South County Art Association (SCAA) members have the ability to sell their new, original fine art directly from the SCAA gallery, Jen Ferry, Executive Director of SCAA, said. This original art includes limited edition prints, paintings, drawings, photography, pottery, sculpture, woven textiles, collage, jewelry and handmade cards.

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Based out of South Kingstown, Smug Honey has a jazzy, groovy sound accented by soulful vocals and cohesive instrumentation. This musical approach is formed through the quartet of Luca Simeone on guitar and trumpet, Kyle Takata on keys and saxophone, George Richter on bass and guitar and Sam McCarthy on drums and percussion with Simeone, Takata and Richter contributing on vocals either jointly or in alternate fashion. They’re one of the most talented bands in all of New England and once you give them a listen you’ll realize why.

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As only The Contemporary Theater can do with heart-touching selections of performances, the 40-year perennial favorite “A Christmas Story” arrives this week on stage just days after HBO Max unveiled a sequel to that classic.

Rehearsals earlier this week showed that CTC Artistic Director Tammy Brown chose the right approach to bring life to humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir and its ever-popular 1983 film adaptation.

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Burbage Theatre Company’s production of “Sense and Sensibility” is a mix of hits and misses.

Jane Austen’s original work, published in 1811, was gently satirical; it pointed out absurdities in social behaviors of the time, not the least of which was the need for women, if they were to survive, to marry for money. She also opined about the value of sense — being rational — over sensibility, which meant operating on feelings and romantic impressions.

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Sometimes a play takes us places we might not otherwise experience, and sometimes a play feels only too familiar.

The latter is the case with “Sweat,” Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama now in pitch-perfect production at the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre.

Nottage’s play deals with the experience of the American worker, and while the dates, places and industries may be different, the familiarity persists.

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The joy of summer in Rhode Island is something North Kingstown artist Pam Sammartino knows a little bit about. A yogi by trade, teaching at Raffa Yoga in Cranston for nearly two decades, Pam stretched her sea legs during the pandemic by creating quirky and whimsical sea-themed mixed media pieces for friends and colleagues, and to sell on Etsy.

Sammartino never considered herself an artist. Though she has been recently recognized as gifted in this area, first by supportive friends and colleagues, and more recently by the Wickford and South County Art Associations, she has never allowed any of those platitudes to go to her head.