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The Rhode Island Racing Pigeon Club takes flight

Late Saturday afternoon Mike Becker settled into a backyard lawn chair to wait.
Homecomings
By JOHN LARRABEE  |  July 06, 2012
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At Kennedy Plaza, plans for rebirth

Kennedy Plaza, in the heart of downtown Providence, has long been a problem. Seedy, unwelcoming, it is a troubling — if helpful — reminder of the poverty and addiction that still plague the renaissance city.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 06, 2012

The Smith Hill gang

Well, at least one member of the General Assembly spent the weekend where most of them belong: in jail. We are speaking, of course, of the estimable GOP representative from Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton, and "Lockup: Boston," Daniel Gordon.
Dangerous Dan; kids on a leash; the great Dave Gavitt; more bus fuming
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 23, 2011

Tips for young artists

This region of the country is, and always has been, a magnet for artists. If I spent some time thinking about why this is the case, I could probably conjure up a few convincing theories. But that's not my purpose today.
Express your self; bus fumes; bands behind bars
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  July 15, 2011
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The tale of the tape in Providence

A tree grows on the floor of Kennedy Plaza's skating rink, sketched in blue tape and cheap plywood.
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By NICOLE FRIEDMAN  |  June 17, 2011
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StoryCorps lands in Rhode Island

Listen: Muriel Mackie patrolled Pawtucket in a white helmet and whistle during World War II.
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By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  June 03, 2011


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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
Ida Maria at WBRU's Summer Concert Series

Ida Maria at WBRU's Summer Concert Series


One of the records that has propelled me through the summer is Ida Maria's Fortress Round My Heart (Mercury). The Norwegian nymph has a voice...
By webteam  |  August 12, 2009
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IndieArts' sensory overload

If Providence is to become the "Creative Capital" of Mayor Cicilline's latest marketing campaign, it will take more than a few orange P's affixed to politicians' lapels and plastered on signs about town.
Taking it to the streets
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 17, 2009

IndieArts mania!

Head down to the Greenwich Hotel THURSDAY (the 16th) and lounge with local acoustic troubadour DANIEL CHASE and Boston's SARAH BORRELLO (her piano-driven cover of "White Rabbit" is insane); never a cover and always 21+, call 401.884.4200 for more.
So much to do, all at once
By PROVIDENCE ARTS STAFF  |  July 17, 2009


IndieArts Fest '09

IndieArts Fest '09


Teens, twentysomethings, and even graying bohos know all about the indie spirit. It's all about dodging conventional wisdom, looking left of center, and making it...
By webteam  |  July 15, 2009