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Wrote a song for everyone

Political experts know the most important factor in a successful race for governor is the campaign song.
Name that tune
By AL DIAMON  |  May 07, 2010
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Music for the love of it

Whether driving his Men of Great Courage on a tune about a spooky midnight stroll, or gently declaring a deep camaraderie with “We Shall Always Remain Friends,” Cutler’s concocting a soundtrack to the feelings in the room.
From the Schemers to the Men of Great Courage, Mark Cutler’s songs have always gotten to ‘that special kind of place’
By JIM MACNIE  |  May 07, 2010
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Various Artists | Where the Action Is: Los Angeles Nuggets 1965 - 1968

More than three years in the making, the most recent installment of Rhino's legendary archival garage-rock series offers an amazingly comprehensive excavation of an absurdly fertile scene.
Rhino (2009)
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 18, 2009

The ubiquitous Scott Duhamel

Saturday morning breakfast as Casa Diablo over the years has changed considerably.
He’s everywhere! Plus, a new jewel in Cvanston, BeloJo notes, and more.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 23, 2009

Our Pazmanian Devil

Phillipe and Jorge often think of how nice it would have been if Warren Zevon's "Boom Boom Mancini" ("Hurry home early, hurry on home/Boom-Boom Mancini's fighting Bobby Chacon") had been about local boxer Vinny Paz, nee Pazienza.
Vinny's early days. Plus, a lame land grab, and more budget madness.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 26, 2009

The wild bunch



By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 04, 2009


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30 lists

30 things mentioned in the first issue of the Newpaper, 30 things that we miss, 30 things that weren't around 30 years ago, and more.  
Looking forward and looking back, list-style
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX EDITORIAL STAFF  |  October 22, 2008
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Where has all the Gonzo gone?

On top of everything else they’ve blighted over their awful eight-year reign, the Bushies did this: they killed Hunter S. Thompson.
In the first presidential election since the death of Hunter S. Thompson, we finally realize what we've lost
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 23, 2008
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Festival of the book

If you want to be closer to Ethan Hawke, mark your calendar to attend the second annual Maine Festival of the Book, to be held this Thursday through Saturday in Portland.
Hob-nob with literary celebs
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 19, 2008
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R.I.P., Rep. Crowley

Educators, parents, children, and the citizens of Rhode Island will greatly miss state Representative Paul Crowley, who died on Monday.
We’ll miss this champion of education
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 26, 2007
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Revving it up

The Wrong Reasons have mustered a gallant comeback, and this time it’s for all the right reasons.
The Wrong Reasons tough it out; plus, Machines with Magnets
By BOB GULLA  |  September 04, 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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Dead reckoning

Crystal Zevon’s I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead is the kind of biography you’d expect from Warren Zevon, who never had much use for cheap sentiment.
The dark side of Warren Zevon in biography
By BRETT MILANO  |  May 29, 2007
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Batter up

Peter Gammons has something of a perfect life.
Peter Gammons, Game On!, April 9, 2007
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 17, 2007
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Remembering Randy Hien

In an unfathomably cruel twist of fate, longtime Living Room owner Randy Hien was killed in a car accident on Monday, September 25.
A collection of anecdotes and heartfelt farewells
By REMEMBERING RANDY HIEN  |  September 28, 2006
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Randy

Randy Hien was a sun around which thousands of people orbited.
He opened the doors to the Living Room, with enthusiasm and encouragement
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  September 27, 2006


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Peter Gammons

What, you thought this would be just another dilettante vanity project, an excuse for the unofficial commish to clown around in the studio with some of his favorite Red Sox and bash out a few classic-rock chestnuts? Peter Gammons, "She Fell From Heaven
Never Slow Down, Never Grow Old | Rounder
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 27, 2006
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Apocalypse how?

What are you complaining about? It’s not the end of the world.
Easing into The End of the World
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 25, 2006

Beyond ‘Dirty Water’


Red Sox songs that don't suck
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 18, 2006

Leader of the hacks

We didn’t stick around long enough to see whether U2 played, but we did catch a good chunk of the “Steve Morse Review” at the Paradise on January 9.
Toasting and roasting Steve Morse
By JON GARELICK  |  January 17, 2006