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When In LA — Go To Providence

Known as the “Seafood King of Los Angeles” Michael Cimarusti cites his childhood experiences in Rhode Island — grandparents in Providence and summers spent fishing in Narragansett — as major culinary influences. (Cimarusti has been nominated for his fourth James Beard for his LA restaurants:

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RIPExpo This Weekend

The Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo (RIPExpo) is a weekend devoted to small-press and self-published comics, zines and books. Artists and writers from all over North America will join local creators to exhibit work and generate discussion. RIPExpo is committed to giving voice to those

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Dusk, Beta Motel, Hard Nips, XR Tabs @Lupo’s, Kacey Musgraves @the Spot, Zach Deputy, the Organically Good Trio, the Primate Fiasco @Psychic Readings, It’s Not Night: It’s Space, Balam, Queen Elephantine, Hi Watts @the Met, A Loss for Words, Trophy Wives, Pentimento, more

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Columbus Theatre And Jeff In The NYT

Cool piece in today’s New York Times online magazine about the Columbus Theatre and its improbable renaissance, telling of “musician Jeff Prystowsky from the band the Low Anthem, who in the summer of 2011 began to wonder why the Columbus had been closed for years,

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Tuvan Throat Singer At RISD/Athenaeum

Duuuuude. ‘Four contemplations’ will run from Thursday, March 26 thru Sunday, March 29. Community MusicWorks has commissioned Tuvan throat singer/composer Ken Ueno to create a site-specific work for the Community MusicWorks Players at the RISD Museum to coincide with the re-dedication of the ten-foot Dainichi

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Dear Diorama At City Hall

You have through the end of the month to check out Dear Diorama II —  Not About the Buildings in collaboration with Providence Community Library — now on display on the third floor of Providence City Hall. See award winning dioramas based on Markus Zusak’s

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Ceramics Biennial Reception At Bell

A closing reception will be held Thursday at the Bell Gallery for the 2015 NCECA Biennial, an international juried exhibition. From a slate of 1147 entries, the jurors choose fifty works issuing from 22 states and Canada, Hong Kong, Italy, Romania, South Korea and Sweden.

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Week In Music

Monday — @Psychic Readings, Haunt the House, Will Kindler, Horse-Eyed Men Tuesday — @AS220, Zak, Jak and Michael, Phil Mazza, Ryan Kowal Duo @the Met, Boombox, Mikey Thunder Wednesday —@AS220, Dropdead, Fucking Invincible, V-Sect, Wokling @the Spot, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Thursday —

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‘Botanica Ceramica’ At RWP

First my rant: At the front entrance to the lovely Botanical Center, affixed to the outside wall next to the door, is a speaker blaring some goddawful AM oldies station! This stuff is bad enough when one is pumping gas, but in a public park

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @AS220, Thunder Perfect, Pyramid, Psycle, Beverage Hill @Dusk (WBRU Rock Hunt), Space Pony, Most Dangerous Men Alive, Royal Street @Columbus Theatre upstairs, Freedy Johnston, Ian Fitzgerald, Mary Burke @the Spot, Particle @Lupo’s, Dipset reunion @the Met, Cactus Attack, We Own Land, the Wolf

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John Waters Keynote Speaker At RISD Commencement

And the Talking Heads! The Rhode Island School of Design announced today that dapper filmmaker, author, and cultural commentator John Waters will be delivering the keynote address to the graduating students on May 30th. Both he and the Talking Heads will be receiving honorary degrees.

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Gallery Night

(3.19) A new season of Gallery Night Providence kicks off tonight. Some new galleries have been added to the route, including Peter Miller Fine Art at 118 South Main Street, 2nd floor. Seen here is a piece from ‘New Perspectives and Natural Intensity’ which runs

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Original Roger Williams Letter On Display

(3.19) Catch the third of five letters written in Roger Williams’ own hand at the Roger Williams National Memorial tomorrow night. RWMN staff collaborated with the RI Historical Society to connect visitors with history via five letters displayed over five months. In this letter, Rog

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Deer Tick In The Sour Patch

Interesting piece in New York magazine (online at Vulture) about the Brooklyn crash pad for indie musicians being sponsored by Sour Patch Kids candy. In what their ad agency insists on calling “experiential marketing” certain “emerging artists” are invited to stay at The Patch for

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Geek Dinner At AS220

(3.18) One of Rhode Island’s premiere startups returns for the March Geek Dinner (following its first presentation over six years ago). ShapeUp was born on a piece of notebook paper in the library of Brown Medical School. Today from its Jewelry District headquarters, ShapeUp’s (formerly

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Perfume Genius At Columbus Saturday

When I first heard Perfume Genius I figured he had to be British. I was wrong. But he is gay, so maybe that’s what I’m hearing. Brit pop fans will find much to like on Too Bright the third album from Seattle native Mike Hadreas.