Vlad Tenenbaum joined me in the studio to chat about an event he is hosting on Thursday, March 22 at the Firehouse Theater to celebrate Marcel Marceau’s 95th birthday.

Obviously, Marcel is no longer living, but Vlad was a former student of his and watched him perform for over 20 years. At the event on Thursday, Vlad will be telling stories about his experiences with Marcel as well as sharing some of his memorabilia, unpublished pictures from his own collection and more.

Join Vlad,  a current member of The Bit Players and former student of Marceau, on Thursday, March 22nd at 8 pm at The Firehouse Theater to celebrate the life and work of the world’s most renowned mime Marcel Marceau. An evening of history, personal stories, and memorabilia. The event is free to the public and open to all ages.

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Ryan Belmore

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp.  He has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the boards of Fort Adams Trust, Lucy's Hearth, and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

In 2020, he was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.

He is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, he spent 39 years living in Rhode Island before recently moving to Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and two rescue dogs. He still considers Rhode Island home, and visits at least once a month.