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PROVIDENCE

A chance to change your idea of Olneyville
Providence's "Second Downtown" - BY LIZ LEE

The good news

No, really — good news; let's be friends; more political posturings
We like to highlight the inspiring things that occasionally happen in the Biggest Little.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 02, 2014

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Musical nourishment

The Rice Cakes fulfill the 'Need To Feed'
The Rice Cakes are back in a big way, serving up a full-length platter of brand new tunes.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  April 02, 2014

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The last frontier

'Buried Ice' at 186 Carpenter
They say that temperatures in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica haven’t been above freezing in millennia.
By: GREG COOK  |  April 02, 2014

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Emotion in motion

Festival Ballet's 'Up Close On Hope'
When Festival Ballet Providence started their in-studio series, “Up Close On Hope,” more than 10 years ago, the vision was to give up-and-coming choreographers and dancers a stage less overwhelming and more intimate on which to find their footing.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 02, 2014

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Mental shrapnel

The Wilbury Theatre Group's nihilistic 'Blasted'
Brave or foolhardy? The Wilbury Theatre Group is presenting Sarah Kane’s controversial Blasted , a 1995 play that at the time was decried as juvenile, taken to the woodshed by critics, and flayed to shreds.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 02, 2014



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Rhode Island horror story

Bruce DeSilva revisits the Craig Price case in his novel, 'Providence Rag'
Bruce DeSilva has a knack for timing.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  March 26, 2014

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The case and the coverage

Excerpts from 'Providence Rag'
After her live-in boyfriend was transferred to the graveyard shift, Becky Medeiros fell into the evening habit of lounging around the house in her underwear.
By: BRUCE DESILVA  |  March 26, 2014

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In Olneyville: Bright lights, blood, and bag lunches

Contact Sports
The wrestling fans are chanting.
By: MATTHEW LAWRENCE  |  March 26, 2014

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An event unpacks the 'black vote' in Providence

The Political Scene
It’s an election year in Rhode Island, aka that time every few years when newsmakers try to address race relations through questions like, “Where is the Latino vote swinging?” and “How will she/he win over black voters?”
By: REZA CLIFTON  |  March 26, 2014

Vote them all out!

It's time to clean house; send in the clowns; thank you, Mr. Brown
Rhode Island’s newly-christened Speaker of the House, Rep. Nicholas Mattiello (D-Cranston), makes Phillipe and Jorge think of someone who, if you went mountain climbing with him and if you started to fall, would be sawing with a knife furiously at the safety line connecting you in case you might take him down with you.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 26, 2014



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In full bloom

Jocie Adams is flying high with Arc Iris
Last summer singer-songwriter-composer and multi-instrumentalist Jocelyn Adams decided to leave her beloved bandmates the Low Anthem behind to cast her lot as a solo artist.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  March 26, 2014

Off the Couch: Go to Church!

More Strange Famous mayhem at Fete
Plus, a Bucket full of Whore Paint
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  March 26, 2014

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A rowdy romp

2nd Story's Le Dindon or The Dupe
In his time, Georges Feydeau was to theater what McDonald’s is to cuisine — cheap, easy to consume, and wildly popular.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 26, 2014

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Not feeling it

'Flashdance: The Musical' at PPAC
How strange that it took 25 years for the hit 1983 film ' Flashdance' to be adapted into a stage musical.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 26, 2014

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Review: Rick's Roadhouse

You know where their heart is
Ah, the sweet, tooth-tingling charms of barbecue.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 26, 2014



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What's so funny?

 Comedy goes under the microscope at URI
When guests arrive at URI’s first-ever humor symposium, “Open Mic, Open Minds: An Exploration of Social Issues Through Stand-up,” on Saturday, March 22, they will receive “gag bags” that contain a whoopee cushion or rubber chicken or electric hand buzzer in addition to the usual conference swag (folder, pen, water bottle).
By: PHILIP EIL  |  March 20, 2014

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Bert Crenca talks nooses, nuclear meltdowns, and 'Building AS220'

Institutions
Our initial plan for interviewing AS220 co-founder and artistic director Bert Crenca involved a third participant: longtime Providence Journal arts writer Channing Gray.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  March 24, 2014

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Farewell, pot bust photos

Local Media
It’s time to retire the marijuana bust photograph.
By: PHILIP EIL  |  March 20, 2014

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Heady times for craft beer

Plus, 'Gansett's new mashup and a whole lotta new beers
The Brewers Association, which reps craft brewers, released its report for 2013, and the news is no surprise: better beer is still on the rise.
By: LOU PAPINEAU  |  March 19, 2014

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Boneheads Wing Bar

An Arctic blast
Destination dining in. . . downtown West Warwick?
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  March 19, 2014


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