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(ABC 6, Melissa Randall)  A historic theater in Newport is getting a major face lift. Work will soon begin restoring the opera house and performing arts center to its original glory. The opera house closed in 2010. Six years later, the historic theater in Washington Square is getting...

(Newport This Week) There were no paparazzi, but the local media was out in force. There was no red carpet, just the remnants of industrial carpeting still covering the floor of the stripped-down lobby. There were no celebrities per se, but Statehouse royalty was lined up...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLroC2tWpIM] (WPRI 12, By Annie Shalvey) Newport’s historic opera house, which dates back to 1867, is about to undergo a major makeover. Gov. Gina Raimondo helped kick off the building’s restoration Monday morning during a groundbreaking event. The building, which overlooks the city’s Washington Square, closed back in...

(The Mercury, By Bre Power Eaton) Inteview with Brenda Nienhouse | Opera House executive director It was the cultural heart of Washington Square when it opened in 1867. Now a $14.6 million project is restoring the Opera House back to its glory days. Rhode Island voters approved...

(GoLocalProv, By News Team) The Opera House Theater in Newport has a new leader -- and lofty goals. In 2015, the Newport Opera House named Brenda Nienhouse as their new Executive Director to “direct and manage the restoration and revitalization of Newport’s historic Opera House to bring year-round...

(Newport Daily News, By Joe Baker) The arts are a vibrant part of the state’s economy, accounting for 4.3 percent of all Rhode Island businesses. But in Newport County, the slice of the economic pie is even bigger: About 357 companies, or 5.8 percent of all...