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Xanadu from SpeakEasy; Avenue Q at Lyric Stage

Those who know their Coleridge will recall that: "In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately roller-dome decree."
Gods and monsters
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 18, 2012

Whole lotta everything

On THURSDAY (the 20th), it's last call for a pair of fun freebies from longtime local faves, as THE WIPPETS play Doherty's East Ave Irish Pub (401.725.1800), while ALLYSEN CALLERY travels to Perks Coffeehouse in Norwood, MA (781.762.5565).
From DirtyDurdie to Duke Robillard
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 21, 2011
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SpeakEasy's heart-wrenching Next Fall

It's a story you've heard before: a young gay man, raised by Bible-thumping Southern parents who would disown him if he were to come out, moves to New York City.
Revelations
By MADDY MYERS  |  October 07, 2011

Pro-Fusion

On THURSDAY (the 29th), the Spot Underground hosts PC alums and "waterslide rock" specialists LAST ONE OUT .
Rice Cakes, Coma Coma, more in Warren
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 30, 2011

Sounds of the city

Last call for THURSDAY (the 18th) for Brooklyn honky-tonkers THE SWEETBACK SISTERS playing the Towers in Narragansett ($15, 7 pm), leading into a busy stretch of great local shows.
The Providence Music Fest, and more
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 19, 2011

Lunar lunacy

It's time for eardrum-shredding under the stars on FRIDAY (the 29th) when OLNEYVILLE SOUND SYSTEM bring the ruckus free-of-charge to the Knight Street Library (275 Elmwood Ave, PVD) at 7 pm, part of their weekly outdoor summer concert series.
Wooly Fair goes galactic
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 29, 2011


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Speakeasy's The Drowsy Chaperone; Gold Dust Orphans' Peter Pansy

The Drowsy Chaperone  is receiving a rousing wake-up call from SpeakEasy Stage Company (at the BCA's Calderwood Pavilion through June 5).  
High flyers
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 20, 2011

Off the couch

On FRIDAY (the 18th), mosey on over to the Coffee Depot in Warren (401.608.2553) and check out high-quality roots-rock newcomers REVEREND BASTIEN , while over in East Provy, JERI & THE JEEPSTERS hit Mulhearn's (no cover, call 401.438.9292).
Music news
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 18, 2011

Getting over Stupid

On FRIDAY (the 4th), head downtown to check out the TIPTONS SAXOPHONE QUARTET at the Speakeasy (under Local 121, 401.621.6123), or check out the Chace brothers in action when THE PROPELLERS play the Apartment (401.228.7222) with Woosta-based guests
Plus, Welcome Home, Roz & the Rice Cakes
By PROVIDENCE MUSIC STAFF  |  March 04, 2011
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Review: ART's The Blue Flower

The stem of The Blue Flower is its compelling score, an unusual mix of Weimar cabaret and country heartache onto which husband-and-wife creators Jim and Ruth Bauer have grafted a somewhat skeletal story that nonetheless encompasses the first half of th
Plus SpeakEasy's Striking 12
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 17, 2010

Soundsessioning; plus, Lighting Bolt and Allysen Callery

Last call for a good one going down at AS220 (401.831.9327) on THURSDAY (the 22nd) with makeupbreakup headlining (debuting new stuff from the forthcoming Scents LP) with THE BROTHER KITE , THE PRESS , and CELLAR DOVES ($6).
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 23, 2010


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Symphony 8 Restaurant & Bar

Everyone wants to have a gastro-pub with comfort food, but you have to be able to cook a little bit to sustain one. It also helps to draw a clean draught beer, maintain a quality wine list, and sweep the floor.
Time to face the music
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 19, 2010
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American dreams

It's hard to imagine being dwarfed by the titanically insignificant Willy Loman.
All My Sons at the Huntington; In the Heights at the Opera House; [title of show] at SpeakEasy
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 22, 2010
Erin McKeown at Local 121's Speakeasy

Erin McKeown at Local 121's Speakeasy


"There's a risk/there's a twist/in anything worth doing," sings Erin McKeown on the title track of her new Hundreds of Lions (Righteous Babe). And after...
By webteam  |  December 09, 2009
Providence Improv Festival

Providence Improv Festival


  FROM SCRATCH There aren't many people who choose to explore their improvisation chops by re-rendering the dual between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. But...
By webteam  |  June 24, 2009
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Blackbird at SpeakEasy

The year 2007 was a banner one for British theater.
A play about a confrontation between two desperate nobodies.
By ED SIEGEL  |  February 25, 2009