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John Brown's body may now lie a-mouldering in his grave, as the song suggests, but in life the Connecticut-born Kansan settler who led an assault on a federal installation in Virginia almost never stopped moving in his passionate zeal to rid the United
| March 30, 2012
Talkin' 'bout a revolution
As Vo Dilunduhs with the slightest sense of our state's history know, we have just finished Gaspee Days, a celebration of what was one of the first (and most dramatic) blows for freedom in the years leading up to the Revolution.
Parading in Pawtuxet; a matter of Pride; perlow heats ’em up again
| June 17, 2011
2009: The year in Dance
You could say there were two tremendous forces that propelled dance into the world of modern culture: the Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev and the choreography of Merce Cunningham.
Milestones and memories
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| December 25, 2009
Review: William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe
“Bill” Kunstler was the flamboyant, contentious, proudly revolutionary lawyer for the Chicago Eight, a handsome man with an unruly mane of black-and-white that was as impressive and iconic as the head of hair on Susan Sontag.
What’s it like being the young daughters of this John Brown–like presence?
| November 13, 2009
Our Pazmanian Devil
Phillipe and Jorge often think of how nice it would have been if Warren Zevon's "Boom Boom Mancini" ("Hurry home early, hurry on home/Boom-Boom Mancini's fighting Bobby Chacon") had been about local boxer Vinny Paz, nee Pazienza.
Vinny's early days. Plus, a lame land grab, and more budget madness.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| June 26, 2009
Photos: The Old, Weird America exhibit at DeCordova
The Old, Weird America at the DeCordova
The Old, Weird America : Folk Themes in Contemporary Art at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
DECORDOVA SCULPTURE PARK AND MUSEUM
| June 19, 2009
Trail of tunes
The best summer music festivals take something from the season: the smell of the surf, the sight of the mountains, fireworks, lawn seating — or, at least, fried dough.
Music al fresco at summer fests
| June 12, 2009
Musical revues can be like videos of old golf tournaments — endless, amiable tedium interspersed with opportunities to wake up and smile nostalgically. Not so with My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra , at least not with this terrific production
Simply Sinatra at Theatre by the Sea
| June 05, 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
Dumb College Edition
Phillipe and Jorge have words of wisdom for Brown University's idiotic, uber-politically correct faculty members who voted to drop Columbus Day and substitute a "Fall Weekend" at the behest of student group called Native Americans at Brown.
Uber-PC at Beige University. Plus, too many sad farewells
PHILLIPE and JORGE
| April 17, 2009
Wisps and a volcano
Two concerts last week by mid-career artists who are still looking into life's persistent questions: Brian Crabtree, Marjorie Morgan, and dancers at the Dance Complex, and David Dorfman Dance at Salem State College.
Crabtree, Morgan, Dorfman
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| February 03, 2009
Conflict and convergence
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s Another Evening: Serenade/The Proposition is an elegant layering of dance, design, music, and words.
Bill T. Jones and Celtic Tap at the ICA
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| October 28, 2008
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
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| October 22, 2008
Papa Grows Funk
The third studio album by this popular New Orleans funk/jam band is in a sense their first studio album.
Mr. Patterson's Hat | Funky Krewe
| July 09, 2007
When it comes to reality TV, the Brits operate with a pungent, hot-button immediacy that America’s producer tribe must envy.
Stalking Pete Doherty and The Girls Next Door exact their pound of flesh
| March 10, 2007
Miss you, Muncie
Inured by long acquaintance as I am to the caprices of reality TV, to its playful love of twists, surprises, rug pullings, plug pullings, and decapitations, I confess to having been thrown for a loop
Armed and Famous goes down; Nashville Star 5 goes on
| February 20, 2007
Snakes in the grass
The Bleeding Queens, Coconut Riot, Fail and Fail Again . . . These are some of the names that will never be given to the competing tribes on Survivor .
Survivor 14 and The (White) Rapper Show
| February 13, 2007
Boston music news: February 9, 2007
When Mary Gauthier comes to Sanders Theatre on March 30 to perform at the 49th-anniversary celebration for Club Passim on a bill with Michael Troy and John Prine, it’ll be a bit like coming home.
Notes on Mary Gauthier, Josh English, and the Regattabar's new management
| February 06, 2007
“Under Cover” is one of those lucid, edifying shows the Harvard museums excel at.
Sketchbooks at Harvard, dead bird at the Gardner
| August 28, 2006
You can’t say a guy who blasts out of the starting gate with a song called “Kill My Landlord” and, then, eight years later, comes up with a riveting, darkly humorous rap titled “5 Million Ways To Kill a CEO” doesn’t have murder on his mind.
The Coup pick a bigger weapon
| May 16, 2006
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