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Hear here: A local symphony

The sophomore class: the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame's 2013 inductees
The sophomore class: the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame's 2013 inductees
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 19, 2013
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Local heroes at the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame

Rick Bellaire, one of the chief organizers of the new Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame, had an early feel for the state's gifts to the national culture.
Honor Roll
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 13, 2012
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Getting the story

Full-length written histories of jazz can be a slog. Especially since "the story of jazz" (as critic Marshall Stearns titled his 1956 tome) only gets longer and more complicated. Personally, on these prose-narrative trips along the New Orleans–New York
Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux sing jazz's many strains
By JON GARELICK  |  December 04, 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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The end of an era in Allston

Down in his colossally cluttered cellar, Don McBride sits behind a kit and unleashes a roiling salvo worthy of Gene Krupa.
Gone but not forgotten
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 08, 2006