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Sarah Lupo's debut

More than four years in the making, the self-titled debut disc by singer/songwriter Sarah Lupo is well worth the wait.

By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 02, 2012
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The return of Complex World

Stanley Matis had no acting experience when, in 1987, Jim Wolpaw asked him to star in his movie. Matis had been opening up for bands at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel for years, and Wolpaw was a fan.
Film Dept.
By MARION DAVIS  |  October 30, 2010
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Fall Music Preview: Sounds abound

As the autumnal equinox fast approaches, there’s plenty of action statewide and no genre left behind from Downcity to down south to the highly-anticipated return of a local live landmark — the Met Café, now located in the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucke
It's the busiest fall ever !
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 17, 2010
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The Met is ready to rock back into action

The Met is back.
Nightlife Dept.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 23, 2010

Election attracting urine stains

For those who have felt that the entertainment value of Our Little Towne’s mayoral elections has been in serious decline since the Bud-I’s extended stay in New Jersey, look no further than the RIFuture blog.
Drama queens and vampire squids
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 23, 2010
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Smith Hill weighs a ban on the under-21 crowd

Seasoned partiers will recall that about a decade ago our august legislature considered barring anyone under age 21 from Rhode Island night clubs in a bid to curb underage drinking.
The Fun Police
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 02, 2010


Picaresque journey: 30 years in Rhode Island

Hard though it might be to believe, some things in Rhode Island actually do change.  
What we mostly want is a low-number license plate 
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 23, 2008
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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
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 22, 2008
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Best and the brightest

Phillipe + Jorge’s Roman Hruska Award, celebrating mediocrity in the General Assembly, goes to departing state Representative Joseph Scott. 
Departing lawmaker suggests closing Halitosis Hall for a few years
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 09, 2008
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Man of the Century

Bo Diddley, a particular favorite of Lupo, was the first “name” performer to play the club.
The late, great Bo Diddley helped put Lupo’s on the map
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  June 04, 2008
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Hometown rockers

There’s a rare nocturnal occurrence happening — call it a lunar local music eclipse.
‘Locals Rule’ at Lupo’s; plus, the return of the Blackstone
By BOB GULLA  |  June 26, 2007


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Cops vs. clubs

When the Congress for the New Urbanism stages a national conference in downtown Providence in June, the offerings ought to include a discussion session titled, “The Renaissance City: A Case Study in How to Not Handle Nightlife.”
Rather than doing a better job of managing nightlife, Providence tries to squelch it
By IAN DONNIS  |  March 29, 2006
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Cops vs. clubs

A dispute between a nightclub impresario and the police puts l ive music in downtown Providence in danger .
Dispute poses threat to live music in downtown Providence
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 03, 2006