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Sex and jealousy, Rhode Island-style

Francesca Gregorini, co-director of the film Tanner Hall , which was shot in Rhode Island and opens here this week, drove a vintage Porsche while she was a student at Brown University . . . or so I had read. I asked her whether this was true.
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By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  September 16, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Aussie asses sued off

MEN AT WORK — best known for their 1983 hit "Down Under" — have just had their pants sued off by a dead schoolmarm and her 78-year-old Girl Scout song.
Plus creepy Macca spawn sings; iffy Ringo joke aborted
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 19, 2010
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The Big Hurt: The decade ahead

As a new decade dawns, it's time to cast a curious eye toward the future.
Music predictions for the pubescent millennium
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 15, 2010
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Review: Oh My God

If Michael Moore can bring in Wallace Shawn as an economics expert, I guess director Peter Rodger can enlist Ringo Starr as an authority on religion in his worldwide search for an answer to the question “Who is God?”
Ringo Starr, authority on religion
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 27, 2009
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Review: The Beatles: Rock Band

Can we agree that the music-game market is saturated? To stand out in this crowd, you'd need something special. You'd need the Beatles.
Don't meet the Beatles — be them
By MITCH KRPATA  |  September 11, 2009
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Better all the time

In 2006, Apple/EMI released the Beatles-soundtracked Cirque du Soleil companion piece Love , which mashed together songs from the band's repertoire in stunning remastered sound.
Get these Beatles reissues into your life
By ZETH LUNDY  |  September 11, 2009


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Photos: 'Seeing Songs' at MFA

Contemporary Outlook: Seeing Songs at the MFA
An eclectic mix of work that draws on music as inspiration
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 17, 2009
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It Does Come Easy

Ringo Starr was the best artist in the Beatles. And, I believe, the best artist to appear on Shining Time Station too. (Sorry, George Carlin.) It feels really weird to say, but it's the undisputable conclusion I drew from seeing "Ringo Starr — Artist"
Ringo Starr At Chabot, Quinn Taylor At Stairwell
By GREG COOK  |  June 19, 2009
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The Big Hurt: Pratt falls

Spencer Pratt, one of the vacuous props on MTV's realityesque moron drama The Hills , has his beady eyes set on a rap career.
Plus Ringo shills, Yanni sucks
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 12, 2009
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The Big Hurt: Crashing Pumpkins

I recently had the "was that real, or did I dream that?" feeling about the upcoming Spider-Man musical featuring songs by U2, and I happily concluded that it was a dream.
Plus Lynched Beatles, and a misleading Baby
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 17, 2009
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Offa my couch, Larroquette

In a video posted to his Web site, former Rolling Stone Ringo Starr has lovingly warned his fans to stop sending him fan mail.  
Foos fight McCain, Madonna pans Palin, Heart hearts Barack
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 24, 2008


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The big hurt: Music news in brief

Those of us still chuckling over DMX's “your momma ain’t name you no damn Barack” diatribe are in for another dose of ill-informed rapper cuteness.

Wal-Mart wanes, Satan wins, Weiland whines


By DAVID THORPE  |  April 15, 2008
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Going on sale: March 21, 2008

Colbia Caillat, Eddie Izzard, Laura Viers, and more.

Breaking news from the concert ticket trade


By GOING ON SALE  |  March 18, 2008
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Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr has never made an album that’s less than entertaining, and there aren’t many Beatles you can say that about.
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By BRETT MILANO  |  January 28, 2008
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Jung rascals

This article originally appeared in the June 28, 1983 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The Police go undercover
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  July 25, 2007
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Long Journeyman

Willie Nile may not be a household name, even among serious musos.
Willie Nile, Club Passim, June 22, 2007
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  June 25, 2007


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You had to be there

Anyone who grew up with the Beatles will always be tempted to say what Ringo Starr is reported to have said to a John Lennon impersonator: “I knew the real one.”
Rain: The Beatles Experience,  Opera House, October 21, 2006
By BRETT MILANO  |  October 23, 2006
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Going on sale: April 14, 2006

Arctic Monkeys, KT Tunstall, Lady Sovereign, and Streets
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By WILL SPITZ  |  April 11, 2006