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Daily Archives: 05/10/2012

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Lupo’s, Flogging Molly, the Devil Makes Three, Brothers from Brazil @the Spot Underground, Route 44, the Agents @Fête Lounge, A Faylene Sky, the Paramedic, Sirens and Sailors @AS220, Glowkid, Agencyof Record, Coma Coma @the Met, Beats Antique @the Narrows, Marshall Crenshaw, Bottle Rockets

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Jacob Haller And Friends Paint NewCo Blue

(5.12) Providence musician Jacob Haller is as unique as his lyrics are clever. When raising money to record his latest album, Circumstantial Evidence*, the bluesy/folksy/humorous singer/pianist/guitarist/accordionist incentivized CD sales by baking pies and hand-knitting slippers and dinosaurs for project backers. (One such stegosaurus has since

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The New Jim Crow — The War On Drugs

Law professor Michelle Alexander is the author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, a book about the invidious effects of our decades-old war on drugs and our exploding (and disproportionately black) prison population. The paperback has been on The

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Peregrine Update

Well . . . there is one less rodent in downtown Providence today. There seems to be a fairly regular feeding in the early afternoon; I have good luck checking in at about 1pm. The nesting box, it must be said, is getting pretty funky.

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Ten Most Endangered Properties — The Seal House

The thought that seals were ever forced to live in this murky freshwater pond is horrifying. But that’s all in the past and now the concern is for the deteriorating architectural oddity called the Seal House. The Providence Preservation Society has just released its 2012