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Legendary Maine Jamaican restaurant reopens
If, four years ago, you read in the Phoenix a story about Jamaican-born chef and artist Alva Lowe, you probably had one regret.
| August 10, 2012
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
| March 18, 2011
LePage’s black friend is not his son, and other ‘kiss my butt’ fallout
About two weeks into his term, Governor Paul LePage has gone local as a follow-up to his telling President Obama "to go to hell," setting off a national media firestorm with an off-the-cuff remark literally telling the Maine NAACP "to kiss my butt." See
Out of the Governor's mouth
SHAY STEWART-BOULEY AND JEFF INGLIS
| January 21, 2011
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.
| April 30, 2010
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.
| March 19, 2010
Main man of Mattapan
Ask any group of teens on Blue Hill Ave how many of them rap and you'll get more affirmatives than you would surveying kids at Mass and Boylston for slap-bass skills. Allston might be a crab bucket of indie-rockers, and one in three JP residents is an a
From the curb to the club with Singapore Kane
| December 04, 2009
Providence filmmakers go cruisin'
Any artistic triumph involves a little luck. Providence native Ben Chace was in Brooklyn's Prospect Park two years ago when he watched a raffle ticket turn into a pair of tickets for a Jamaican cruise.
| September 04, 2009
Psalms For The Deaf
Sage Francis addressed the densely-populated crowd at Rock the Bells at Comcast Center last weekend: "This song helped get a friend of mine out of jail. Thank you to all who donated. This song is called 'Conspiracy to Riot.' Strange Famous fucking Recor
Jared Paul Unleashes Prayers For Atheists
| July 24, 2009
Timeline: Reggae in Boston
A timeline of reggae milestones in Boston
1968 - 2009
| May 22, 2009
The climate is tropical, sweet skunk fills the air, and reggae jams are hitting such lofty decibels that I can't even feel my phone vibrate.
Booming in Boston's underground, Caribbean riddims are about to burst back into the mainstream
| May 22, 2009
Easy Star All-Stars | Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band
A dub-wise version of the Beatles' classic album seems a novelty concept, but this madly entertaining disc is a buoyant tribute to the flexibility of the Fab Four's open-ended vision of pop, as well as the low-tech sonic trickery perfected in Jamaica's
Easy Star (2009)
| May 12, 2009
March has not been kind to Deval Patrick.
Can Deval hear the thunder of jeers?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| March 25, 2009
All at once
If nothing else, the release of The Spirit of Apollo (Anti-) a few weeks ago by the intercontinental hip-hop/baile/other duo of N.A.S.A. (that’s North America/South America) makes an encouraging, if not actually uttered, statement.
N.A.S.A.’s gang bangers might be a little much
| March 03, 2009
Sweet smell of skill
Alexander Mackendrick, who's the subject of a tribute at the Harvard Film Archive this weekend, is a somewhat mysterious figure in movie history.
Alexander Mackendrick at the HFA
| January 06, 2009
Dave Bryant stood among the folding chairs in the audience before Scarecrow Mobius's gig at Outpost 186 a week ago Monday night, looked at his two-deck keyboard rig, and mused, "Not pretty, but I guess it will do. I had more room at rehearsal."
Scarecrow Mobius, Monique, and Morley
| December 01, 2008
Starting from Scratch
If the hip-hop generation ever calls for martial law, the revolution will be sponsored by Scion. The rectangularly adventurous car company is our closest corporate ally, bankrolling a large segment of the low-slung-pants community, and providing the res
The Upsetter screens at the Coolidge
| November 25, 2008
There's something surreal about following a trail of flickering lanterns into serene Forest Hills Cemetery, only to be greeted by a roaring bonfire, a gaudily shrouded ziggurat, and skull-masked children dancing in the twilight.
La Piñata bring the Day of the Dead to Forest Hills Cemetery
| November 04, 2008
If you’re not sweating...
A sculpture on display at Filament Gallery this summer memorialized one of Jamaica’s great cooks. Her likeness is carved out of wood, sanded and polished with butcher’s wax.
...something’s wrong with you
| September 24, 2008
Towns on the edge of darkness
If 2006’s Boys and Girls in America was the Hold Steady’s Born to Run, Stay Positive is their Darkness On the Edge of Town , where the cocksure auteur grows older and less certain of his place in the world.
The Hold Steady explore the shadows on Stay Positive
| July 09, 2008
Classic soul music’s timelessness has come again.
Hucknall, Hunter, and Burke
| June 02, 2008
“Why” and why not
There are songs here that speak of Jamaica and others that are more like the Portland-suburb Schrock you’re already down with.
Hearing Kate Schrock’s Invocation
| May 28, 2008
Have no fear: Real World’s reissue of producer Adrian Sherwood’s second solo album from 2006 is a fantastic choice for dubdorks and dubnewbs alike.
Becoming a Cliché/Dub Cliché | Real World
| May 06, 2008
In the front window of Stairwell Gallery sit Leif Goldberg’s life-sized coyote-man marionette and some of Erin Rosenthal’s Garbage Dancers .
New exhits at the Stairwell, Bannister, and URI galleries
| March 19, 2008
By the cumulative serendipities of sleeplessness, spaetzle, and Molson, young Peter and Rita find love in New York City. Immediately.
The aftermath of the Prelude
| February 20, 2008
In the years since Fagan formed his modern dance company, many ballets have taken on a “modern” look, bare feet and all.
Making the leap with Garth Fagan
| February 12, 2008
Bourdain’s lifestyle as a gleeful gourmand may be taking its toll on his health, but it’s entertaining for the rest of us.
Chowing down on the road
| January 16, 2008
“It’s better than a movie.”
FUNDA’s communal communication
| January 16, 2008
When I get DJ Spooky on the phone a week ago Tuesday, he’s fresh home in New York City from Antarctica.
DJ Spooky goes global
| January 14, 2008
Three Wise Women
Watching the show is like falling down the bunny hole ? everything socially acceptable (monogamy, independence, daywear) is naught.
The Girls Next Door bring their gifts to the Playboy Mansion
| December 12, 2007
Tears and joy
Yet soon, lo and behold, we find ourselves in a comedy, and the only battles are between the sexes.
PBRC’s Two Can Play finds a moving balance
| October 16, 2007
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