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Providence's pianos play happily, thanks to a tuner

You might not know David Cutler, but you know his work. If you've played a piano in Providence over the last 15 years — from the dusty upright in Hudson Street Market to a posh baby-grand on the East Side — it's likely the city's go-to piano technician
The 88s
By PHILIP EIL  |  March 25, 2009

Nightwatch

Who's got the funk?
Providence gripped by funk shortage
By PHILIP EIL  |  December 29, 2008

A behind-the-scenes look at those big-deal auctions

After the auction began, Vincent, a collector with his eye on a Fernand Leger print, offered his thoughts.
Up For Bid
By PHILIP EIL  |  December 10, 2008

Spare Us the Early Onslaught of Christmas!!

On the night of Saturday, November 1, I went to a house party in the Fox Point section of Providence. Standing in the beer line, flanked by Cruella DeVille and Catwoman, I was both confused and underdressed.
Rant
By PHILIP EIL  |  November 12, 2008

Kennedy Plaza shows fresh signs of life

For a long time, Kennedy Plaza in Providence was in the news for all the wrong reasons.  
Citywatch
By PHILIP EIL  |  October 02, 2008
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The quick and the dead: Underground in Providence

It’s been a rough year for cemetery buffs.
Grave-gawkers
By PHILIP EIL  |  September 17, 2008