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Paging Chicken Little

Behaving with all the coolheaded aplomb of Prissy — the young maid in Gone With the Wind — Providence school honchos and the city's emergency management agency managed to make a king-size balls-up of the arrival of the "Get Motivated" speakers seminar
City motivated to panic; Making things better; close encounter of the weird kind
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 07, 2011
WWE Raw comes to the Dunkin' Donuts Center

WWE Raw comes to the Dunkin' Donuts Center


I'm watching some typical footage on the WWE Raw Web site, and chuckling to myself. It seems that during a recent wrassling match, CM Punk...
By webteam  |  January 25, 2011
Providence College Friars vs. Pittsburgh Panthers at the Dunkin' Donuts Center

Providence College Friars vs. Pittsburgh Panthers at the Dunkin' Donuts Center


In 2009, the Providence College Friars trumped the roundball squad from Pitt with an 81-73 victory - when the Panthers were the #1 team in...
By webteam  |  December 29, 2010
Providence College Friars vs. Sacred Heart at the Dunkin Donuts Center

Providence College Friars vs. Sacred Heart at the Dunkin Donuts Center


Eight thousand fans watched Marshon Brooks drop 33 points through the hoop to have his Providence College Friars mess with their opponents from Alabama last...
By webteam  |  December 14, 2010
Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Dunkin' Donuts Center

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Dunkin' Donuts Center


The Trans-Siberian Orchestra never met a melody they couldn't manhandle or a Christmas myth they couldn't turn into a fierce fantasia. The wildly intricate music...
By webteam  |  December 07, 2010
OK Go at the Dunkin Donuts Center for the WBRU Holiday Bru-Haha

OK Go at the Dunkin Donuts Center for the WBRU Holiday Bru-Haha


Old-fashioned show biz meets up with new-fashioned marketing in the inventive world of OK Go. The celebrated band's commitment to cool-ass viral videos - our...
By webteam  |  November 30, 2010


Providence College Friars at the Dunkin' Donuts Center

Providence College Friars at the Dunkin' Donuts Center


As I write, the Providence College Friars are four games into their season and have four wins under their belt - a nice way to...
By webteam  |  November 22, 2010
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The tyranny of nice

Over the past several weeks, Mikyoung Kim's new $480,000 public art installation Horizon Garden has taken shape at southwest corner of Providence's Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence.
Assessing public art in Rhode Island
By GREG COOK  |  November 05, 2010
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The tyranny of nice

Over the past several weeks, Mikyoung Kim's new $480,000 public art installation Horizon Garden has taken shape at southwest corner of Providence's Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence.
Assessing public art in Rhode Island
By GREG COOK  |  November 05, 2010
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With plans for a downtown mural, Shepard Fairey returns to Providence

It is a rather unremarkable collection of bricks at the moment: an exterior wall at the back of Trinity Repertory Company’s Pell Chafee Performance Center in downtown Providence.
Obey
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 18, 2010
Drake + Ludacris at the Dunkin' Donuts Center

Drake + Ludacris at the Dunkin' Donuts Center


Degrassi: The Next Generation may have gotten Toronto MC Drake into the spotlight, but it's been rhyme skills, saucy talk, and some truly unique backing...
By webteam  |  May 26, 2010


Alice In Chains at the Dunkin' Donuts Center

Alice In Chains at the Dunkin' Donuts Center


People are done comparing Alice In Chains' new singer to the late, great Layne Staley. Many fans believe Neon Christ's William DuVall does a decent...
By webteam  |  April 14, 2010
The Harlem Globetrotters at the Dunkin' Donuts Center

The Harlem Globetrotters at the Dunkin' Donuts Center


Dribbling on their knees, working the line-weave with silly passing ploys, rocking finger-spins that turn into alley oops? Gotta be the Harlem Globetrotters. The ever-changing...
By webteam  |  March 24, 2010
Daughtry + Lifehouse at the Dunkin' Donuts Center

Daughtry + Lifehouse at the Dunkin' Donuts Center


Hey, Idol addicts, your man Daughtry is back on the road. Chris and the guys have always been full-tilt rockers (Rolling Stone calls it "emotional...
By webteam  |  March 17, 2010
Providence College Friars vs. Yale Bulldogs

Providence College Friars vs. Yale Bulldogs


It seems the Providence College Friars had a "dead on their feet" game against Iona last weekend. The connections between the members of Keno Davis's...
By webteam  |  December 17, 2009
Boston Pops Holiday Concert

Boston Pops Holiday Concert


The wholesome side of you knows it's right to drop into a Boston Pops Holiday Concert once or twice a decade. If you haven't heard...
By webteam  |  December 17, 2009


Providence Fall Preview Listings 2009

A page of listings for local music, theater, art, festivals and more this fall.
Music, theater, art, festivals and more in the coming months
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 18, 2009
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Beyond the big top

Calling Cirque du Soleil a circus is like calling Cinderella's splendiferous carriage a pumpkin. They're starting their 25th anniversary tour at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence (July 2 through 5) and, compared to Cirque, an ordinary circus appe
Cirque du Soliel's acrobatic theater
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 03, 2009
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Cirque Du Soleil


GRACE AND POWER Cirque Du Soleil sustains its superb reputation by challenging itself to come up with new spins on old formulas. This year it's...
By webteam  |  June 24, 2009
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Kinky Boston

A small audience settles in to a few rows of plastic chairs to watch a woman named Bunny get spanked — but not as voyeurs. They're students. And this is Sadomasochism 101.
Chased underground by Bay State blue laws, fetishists are flourishing
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 10, 2009
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The biggest fun in Little Rhody

When you’re in between studies, getting tired of playing beer pong, or looking for something new, here are a few tips for how to make the most of your time in the Ocean State.
Adventures from Westerly to Woonsocket and beyond
By PETER IAN ASEN  |  August 27, 2008


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Going on sale: June 13, 2008

Mogwai, Janet Jackson, Coldplay and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  June 10, 2008
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The Station’s long shadow

For most Rhode Islanders, the Station nightclub conflagration — the worst disaster in the state since the hurricane of 1938 — is like a receding object in a rearview mirror.
Five years on, getting by remains a day-to-day challenge for some of those touched by the fire
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 20, 2008
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Clampdown at the Providence Police Department

At age 42, former Providence Police sergeant Steven Petrella has the look of a besieged man.
Esserman imposes tougher standards, but some cops cite inconsistent discipline
By TE-PING CHEN  |  October 31, 2007
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Digging Providence on two wheels

Before I came to Providence three years ago, my knowledge about the city could have fit in the palm of my hand.
Or, how a newcomer moved beyond Federal Hill and Waterfire
By JESSICA KERRY  |  September 05, 2007
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Is Carcieri already a lame duck?

For openers, Carcieri returned to a State House devoid as ever of fellow Republicans.
The Governor is politically skillful, but his ability to deliver remains a big question
By BRIAN C. JONES  |  June 06, 2007


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Another hummer

What do the new Jamestown Bridge and the renovation of the Dunkin’ Donuts Center have in common?
The Dunk cost overrun takes taxpayers for a soaking
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  May 18, 2007
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Car wars

As part of its effort to bring Providence into the modern era of professionalized government, the Cicilline administration wants your quarters — lots of them.
A good parking place is hard to find downtown—and with more meters, it will cost you  
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 26, 2007
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Too many shows

If this winter’s concert scene were a crazy tag-team wrestling match, rock would be the ass-kicking king of the ring.
A hot winter concert season
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 28, 2006
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If I Did It, Rhode Island-style

Phillipe & Jorge wonder if Bob Driscoll, Providence College’s athletic director, isn’t angling for big paychecks from Fox network mogul Rupert “The Dirty Digger” Murdoch.
The URI Ram gets rough treatment at the Dunk
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  December 07, 2006