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Review: Tina's Jamaican Caribbean Restaurant

Fed up with winter? Couple of options. Hit the web and book an impulse flight to some palm-tree-bedecked island. Or drive to Tina's Jamaican Caribbean Restaurant, bask in the colorful ambience, and prepare yourself to be fed as well as any Rastaman who
Fine fare with a tropical accent
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 18, 2011

Beyond the State: What's reopening where

As we enter Portland's busy season, there are several comings-and-goings (we'll focus on the comings and less on the goings) to keep track of as we plan our summer outings and evenings on the town.
Venue Watch
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 25, 2010
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Summer treats

From Andean to zydeco, pick your flavor and there's a summer music festival ready to serve it up.
Whether classical, jazz, pop, or folk, 'tis the season to get out and enjoy the music
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 18, 2010

Knowing no shame

The recent rush to adjourn the 2010 General Assembly session on the arbitrary date of June 10 was an affront to the Rhode Island citizenry and a low mark for the state’s politicians.
The disgraceful General Assembly; hail, do-gooders; and a plea for ProHo
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 18, 2010
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Review: Café Latino

It pays to keep a sharp eye out for good cheap food; I often fail to notice worthy places right under my nose.
Heaping plates of fine Puerto Rican fare in an easy-to-miss spot
By MC SLIM JB  |  June 11, 2010

Play by play: June 4, 2010

Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 04, 2010


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Mostly noir

The definition of film noir has become elastic through the years. Of the five movies included in the MFA’s series “Rialto’s Best of British Film Noir” only two, strictly speaking, are noirs: Brighton Rock, Graham Greene & Terence Rattigan’s adaptatio
And mostly masterpieces, at the Museum of Fine Arts from June 2-13.
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  May 28, 2010
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Balls of fire

For one month every four years, the United States — try as it might — can’t impose its vacuous culture on the rest of the planet. The World Cup arrives and the Americans are, at best, an afterthought.
Porn stars, witch doctors, elephant farts, and the worst soccer team on the planet take center stage at this summer’s World Cup
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG AND LANCE GOULD  |  May 28, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Shill crazy

You know, I might stop following real music journalism altogether. Press releases are so much better. Just when I start thinking it’s a slow week in silly pop news, I check the PR wire — a/k/a the bottom of the barrel — and dig up two of the greatest ite
The week in corporate sponsorships
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 21, 2010
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Power plays

Some weeks back, I got to listen to Brown University archæology professor Stephen Houston pronounce the throaty, staccato sounds of Maya hieroglyphs carved across a six-foot-wide limestone panel.
The Maya and the Kennedys at the Peabody Essex
By GREG COOK  |  May 21, 2010
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Understated indulgence

In economic times like these, the decision to invest in a nice dinner out is not to be taken lightly.
The elegant new Walter’s
By BRIAN DUFF  |  May 21, 2010


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A Providence non-profit loans out the future

Eva Jiménez came here from the Dominican Republic in September 2001.
Where Credit Is Due
By MARION DAVIS  |  May 14, 2010

Play by play: May 7, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, May 7, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 07, 2010
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Play ball!

Red Sox fans are well versed in the creation myths of the team’s Dominican stars.
Or, what’s in the Dominican water?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 30, 2010

Play by play: April 30, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, week of April 30, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 30, 2010
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Terry McMillan brings her groove to Providence

Terry McMillan, best known for her blockbuster novels Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back , made a quick stop in South Providence the other day to raise money for the Community Preparatory School and talk shop — with 10-year-olds.
Visitations
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  April 30, 2010


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A music producer eyes a revival

It was 2006 and music producer Jo Jo Gator, a couple of decades removed from the glory days, needed to get back on the radar screen.
The Gator
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  April 16, 2010
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Shedding his skin

A few weeks ago, Boston MC Benny Blanco brought his homeboy J the S a flyer for a sketchy wrestling match in Long Island the next day.
The new J the S is wiser than the old one
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 26, 2010
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WAN Convenience Store and Deli

I can easily imagine my less-adventurous friends entering WAN Convenience for the first time, glancing around, and turning on their heels to flee.
Excellent sub sandwiches, served on island time
By MC SLIM JB  |  March 26, 2010
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Ian King | Panic Grass And Fever Few

Just a few weeks after we reviewed the belated release of African Head Charge's latest, another, more recent gem from the always rewarding sonic laboratory of Adrian Sherwood arrives.
Fledg'ling (2010)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  March 19, 2010
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Hearty and sweet

America's war on obesity is going nowhere.
Sonny's finds the right mix of flavors and textures
By BRIAN DUFF  |  March 19, 2010


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Thinking outside the Woodbox

As Daniel Bernard Roumain was growing up in Margate, a small city in southeast Florida with a large Haitian population, he felt playing the violin was "a calling."
Fiddler on the Rise Dept.
By MATT TEMPESTA  |  March 19, 2010
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Booking it

Spring fiction goes international, starting with a whiff of the Caribbean.
Fiction, non-fiction, poetry
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  March 12, 2010
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Message points

Instrumental music isn't very dependable at conveying specific non-musical subject matter.
Christian Scott's political science, Anita Coelho's connections
By JON GARELICK  |  March 12, 2010
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Joe Cuba | El Alcalde Del Barrio

Fania kicks off 2010 with what is sure to end up being one of the year's most important archival releases of Latin music.
Fania (2010)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  March 12, 2010

Review: The Melting Pot

The first impression from our visit to the Melting Pot was wending our way through the maze of the mall's parking lot.
Fabulous fondue for you
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 12, 2010


Haiti troubles

What can we learn from the Portland Press Herald's month-long-and-counting series following the beleaguered Sea Hunter ship carrying relief supplies from Portland to Haiti? Quite a bit, but more about the Press Herald's commitment to skeptical observ
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 12, 2010

Signs of the Times

Regarding "A Walk on the Wild Side" , about the "Boston Combat Zone: 1969–1978" exhibit at the Howard Yezerski Gallery: the complete Naked i sign is owned by neon collector Dave Waller, who lent the Yezerski one section of it.
Letters to the Boston editor, March 5, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 05, 2010
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Heart of gold

How can someone make so many movies for so long and still be such a nice guy? Once again, the Coolidge Corner Theatre is giving its Coolidge Award to a filmmaker who genuinely deserves the recognition. Hollywood seldom turns out anyone as good-nature
Jonathan Demme wins the Coolidge Award
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 26, 2010
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Conga's

The first clue to a fake restaurant is a phony name. Conga's isn't owned by an Afro-Cuban dance rhythm, and doesn't serve drums. Instead, it has a Spanish and South American menu cooked by Central Americans for Thai owners whose previous Japanese restaur
Faking it, just not quite making it
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  February 26, 2010