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Fringe Fest Through Saturday

Providence can thank the Wilbury Group for its first ever Fringe Festival. Channing Gray at the ProJo has the details. In the past few months, the Wilbury Theatre Group’s Josh Short and friends have rounded up some 50 area performers, who this week will present


ProJo Sold — Be Afraid

My dreams of a benevolent, progressive billionaire riding in on a white Prius have been dashed. A. H. Belo has agreed to sell the Providence Journal and its production facility, for $46 million in cash, to New Media Investment Group Inc., the parent company of

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Frequency Writers Open Mic

(7.23) Head over to 186 Carpenter Street for Frequency Writers summer open mic and release party. Join local poet and featured reader Kat Murphy, author of Animalia Paradox. All are invited to share writing of their own. Free, 6pm to 9pm, Wednesday, July 23, 186

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John Reilly And Friends At Columbus

Peter Glantz will be hosting a unique evening of music featuring actor John C. Reilly, Becky Stark, and Tom Brosseau. Ms. Stark, the voice of the band Lavender Diamond, also performs with the Living Sisters, and joined the Decemberists on their album”Hazards of Love” to

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Downcity Bocce League

Take a walk and check out the bocce at Grant’s Block on Westminster Street. Founded in 2010, Providence Downcity Bocce League runs from April to September on the Grant’s Block bocce court at the corner of Westminster and Union Street. Matches are played Monday, Tuesday,

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What Would Roger Do? Electric Six At Fête

You mention Roger Williams — you get a special post. If you’ve never caught the unique stylings of Dick Valentine, head over to Fête tonight for the Electric Six show. Known for “Danger! High Voltage” and “Gay Bar” these Detroit rockers have a deep catalog


New Location For Craftland

Craftland has moved down the street to a new location. It’s still on Westminster, but now on the corner of Eddy Street right next to Providence Optical. Modern Love is right across the intersection. The new store is smaller — so no more of those

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Week In Music

Monday — @Fête Lounge, Electric Six, Ravi Shavi, Satellites Fall, VulGarrity @Machines With Magnets, Give, Fell to Low, Sweet Jesus, Balam @the Met, Awaken the Tide Tuesday — @AS220, Churchburn, Bädr Vogu, Rozamov, Bog of the Infidel @Psychic Readings, Jack Topht, Frank Hurricane Wednesday —

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PPS Talk/Walk Series Starts Thursday

The popular “Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk” summer tours, presented by the Providence Preservation Society, kick off this Thursday in Grace Church Cemetery on Broad Street. Join us in South Providence as we visit Grace Church Cemetery. Established in 1834 by the Episcopal Diocese


Gano Park Boat Launch

Get used to the sight of boat trailers cruising through Fox Point — the first public boat ramp in the city opened Monday. The new Gano Park Boat Launch has parking for vehicles with trailers as well as easy access for the canoes and kayaks.


Weekend In Music

Friday — @Waterplace Park, Max Frost, Roz Raskin and the Rice Cakes @AS220, Pink Eye @Bucket Brewery, Torn Shorts, Little Compton Band @Fatt Squirrel, Vary Lumar, Sadie Vada, GrandEvolution, Tapestries @the Spot, Santa Mamba @Fête, Girls Rock! Camp Showcase @the Met, NRBQ @Nick-A-Nee’s, Biscuit City

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PVD Putt Putt At Dexter Field

The Phoenix sent its senior golf correspondent, Zach Green, to report on the grand opening of the new, temporary, mini-golf installation at Dexter Field, aka the Armory Parade Grounds — “At PVD Putt Putt: Chicken Wire, See-Saws, and Dragon-Birds.” Kudos to designer, and RISD grad,

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‘The Great Escape’ At MotB

(7.16) Tonight’s Movie on the Block is the 1963 Steve McQueen vehicle “The Great Escape.” Look, a little suspension of disbelief is required here, but it’s a good choice for an outdoor summer night. On the other hand, NYT reviewer Bosley Crowther refused to be


Falzone And Perez — Burnside Music Series

(7.17) Head downtown to the Trinity Brewhouse Beer Garden and settle in for some local musical talent. From Greater Kennedy Plaza, This upcoming week the Burnside Music Series will host a double bill starring two of Providence’s most brilliant and uncommon jewels. Kicking off this


RIBHS Photo Exhibit Opens Thursday

The RI Historical Society will host an opening reception for “Many Faces: Photographs of Rhode Island African Americans” a photo exhibit presented by the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society. Exhibit runs through September. Seen here is a cabinet card photographed at Goodwin’s Studio in the


Senate Dems Seek To Reclassify Broadband As Utility

And save Net Neutrality! The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently considering a proposal that could allow broadband providers to charge websites, applications, and services more for faster delivery times to consumers. This would only benefit the ISP’s like Cox, AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast and