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Measuring up; the GOP isn’t making friends; get some soup

Phillipe and Jorge would suggest that anyone in Vo Dilun's First Congressional District with a stock of empty milk cartons to stand on or telephone books to sit on get in contact with the campaign offices of David "Little Chi-Chi" Cicilline and Antknee
You must be this tall . . .
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 20, 2012

Musings from the Boom Boom Room; Loughlin’s next move; Tebow fatigue

To twist an old St. Patrick's Day joke a bit, "What's one-mile long with an IQ of 50? A Hollywood red carpet walk."
The cringe capades
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 20, 2012
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Stone Soup at 30

The earliest people on the planet probably built bonds of community when they pounded on goatskins. That same sense of creative wonder existed among a young group of musicians and music lovers back in 1980, when Joyce Katzberg, Bill Harley, and Debbie B
Keeping it real
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 07, 2011
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Photos: Foo Fest 2010 at AS220

Foo Fest's slam poetry, music, and exhibits come to AS220 on August 14, 2010.
Foo Fest | AS220 | August 14, 2010
By KELLY PHILLIPS  |  August 20, 2010

Whole lotta Foo Fest going on!

There's a little bit of everything in the music segment of AS220's annual Foo Fest — inventive folk, arty hip-hop, girl grooves, brass bands.
The best plan: get there early, stay late
By JIM MACNIE  |  August 13, 2010

The obituary mambo

As some of you may know, on a biweekly basis your superior correspondents chat with former mayor and current local talk radio titan, Vincent A. "The Bud-I" Cianci.
Passings near and far; Huzzah for Harley; Farewell, World Cup
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 16, 2010


Judicial ups and downs

It was about time that Rogeriee Thompson was finally confirmed (unanimously, we might add) by the United States Senate for what amounts to an historic spot on the Federal Court of Appeals.
Plus poppy hypocrisy, pressuring the Pope, and even more ‘Buttercup’ trivia
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 26, 2010

Grumpy World

P&J were strangely drawn to the story by Linda Borg in the Sunday BeloJo on the exceptionally low marks the Biggest Little received in a happiness index conceived by what we suspect are a bunch of elite jickies from across the pond for the journal S
Happy? Not us! Plus, Pawtucket pride, saluting the navy, and a New Year’s toast.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 01, 2010
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Party like it’s 2010

Your usual lackadaisical approach to New Year's Eve — just see what happens and go with the flow — is not going to cut it this year. So to help you make this one count, here are some sure-thing NYE happenings, and some suggestions for the first day of '1
Get your New Year’s Eve on — and hit the ground running on New Year’s Day
By JIM MACNIE  |  January 01, 2010
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  TOPICAL TUNES As everyone from Pete Seeger to Phil Ochs to Billy Bragg to Ani DiFranco will tell you, broadsides have a job to...
By webteam  |  June 17, 2009
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30 on 30

The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews  
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 22, 2008


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Pop-powered

Big chord changes and bigger melodies mark Neo Nouveau’s second stellar album, Courtyard , released a few weeks back.
Neo Nouveau’s crafty Courtyard
By BOB GULLA  |  May 13, 2008
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Rockin’ ’n’ writin’

Fall River artiste Don Hammontree has done his share of recording, with a couple of solo discs out since debuting in 2003.
Don Hammontree’s Baptized in Formaldehyde
By BOB GULLA  |  April 10, 2008
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Raising the bar

This week, Zox releases its first album for premier indie label Side One Dummy, home to bands such as Flogging Molly and Bedouin Soundclash.
Zox take it to the next level on Line in the Sand
By BOB GULLA  |  January 16, 2008
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Last call

All good things must come to an end.
A changing of the guard at the Narragansett Café
By BOB GULLA  |  December 12, 2007
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Tanya’s new Life

Nearly three years have passed since formerly local heroine Tanya Donelly issued her last record, 2004’s Whisky Tango Ghosts.
Donelly is looking at music with fresh eyes
By BOB GULLA  |  February 14, 2007


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Thumb’s up

When Tom Thumb, aka Andy Arch, last put a record out, it was a solo acoustic outing, bedroom folk music, one guitar and one voice.
Andy Arch and the Latter Day Saints’ masterful EP
By BOB GULLA  |  May 02, 2006
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Good ’n’ Evil

Five years to the month since the Stumbleweeds released their debut, the sassy Boston/Providence hayseeds have at last spit another record out.
The Stumbleweeds cut loose on their hot new platter  
By BOB GULLA  |  April 26, 2006

Goodbye, hello!

If anyone can get their act together, it should be musicians, storytellers, actors, puppeteers, acrobats, and the like.  
  Bright Night Providence will ‘ooh!’ and ‘aah!’ you into the New Year
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 01, 1900