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Sound Session lives on

Donald King, former artistic director for the Providence Black Repertory Company, gets the queries quite frequently these days.
Festivals
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 14, 2010
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The block is hot

The summer sun has arrived just in time for the "premier genre-defying summer music festival" known as Sound Session '09, a weeklong block party and musical melting pot for the masses kicking off on Sunday, July 5 and culminating in the climactic, carn
Jumping genres at Providence Sound Session '09
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 03, 2009
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Culture crunch

"Since the market crash," says Curt Columbus, artistic director of Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, "we've watched our ticket sales, which had been doing well, hit a wall. Almost like a cartoon animal — splat. Then we started pushing the discoun
From Trinity Rep to Festival Ballet to Gallery Z, the creative community strives to overcome economic challenges
By GREG COOK  |  December 03, 2008
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Please shut up!

How can we miss you if you won’t go away?
Our salute to a few of the most obnoxious people of the week
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 16, 2008
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Hot summer nights

The annual Sound Session festival is a weeklong sonic soiree that is expected to draw upwards of 65,000 partygoers from July 6 through 12.
The pulsating spirit of Sound Session ’08
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 24, 2008
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Bouncing back

There couldn’t be a more deserving venue.
Good news for Black Rep and Stone Soup
By BOB GULLA  |  January 29, 2008


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The best of times

Holidays and their attendant celebrations foster memories — of all kinds, to be sure — but it’s the good ones we strive to re-create.
Local notables share their favorite holiday traditions
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 14, 2007
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Serious business

Playwright and director Moisés Kaufman likes to say that Oscar Wilde was the first performance artist.
Oscar Wilde, Richard Nixon, and Real-Life In Baghdad
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 19, 2007
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Information, please

I thought it would be a good opportunity to touch on some things that have been piling up on the local music scene.
Big shows, a one-shot supergroup, soundtracks, and more
By BOB GULLA  |  August 07, 2007
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Sound Session 07’s musical melting pot

King and his crew’s “genre-defying” tag is real, and at no time is it more real than in the coming week.
Giant steps
By BOB GULLA  |  July 10, 2007
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Rhyme ’n’ crime

For the centerpiece production of its 10th anniversary season, the Providence Black Repertory Company figured it would do something completely different.
Providence Black Rep’s Black Maria
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 13, 2007


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Playing it smart

If you’re a band looking to survive in this frigid social climate, you have to be either really smart or really stupid.
Black & White stick with it; plus, SoundSession ’06
By BOB GULLA  |  July 11, 2006

Miss fortune

Why is it that villains can be so much more compelling than heroes?
Rites & Reason’s amusing Morning
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 16, 2006