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Daily Archives: 05/31/2012

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Firehouse 13, Look North, Sienna, Spelling Out, Disaster, Suburban Downfall, Remedy 64 @the Spot Underground, Daddie Long Legs, the Great Apes @the Apartment, Torn Shorts @AS220, Brendan Moore Trio, Hungry Freaks, A Troop of Echoes, Lilly Masse and the Suite Unraveling @the PVD

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Urban Turtles . . . Urbles!

(Cuz ‘turbans’ would be confusing.) I happened to bump into my favorite downtown wildlife photographer, Mr. Peter Green, Tuesday on Canal Street. His camera was focused mainly on the red-tailed hawks flying around the Independent Man on top of the State House. The pair have

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Ten Most Endangered Properties — Former RIDOT Headquarters

Little fixer-upper here. Not new to the Providence Preservation Society’s Ten Most Endangered Properties List, but this 1927 edifice had taken a few years off for additional shambles-enhancement. A two-story Art Deco building with a flat roof and pier-and-spandrel construction, the former headquarters for the

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Register Now For 48-Hour Film Festival

From the Rhode Island Film Collaborative, It’s time to claim your spot in this year’s project. Registration for the Providence 48-Hour Film Project (48HFP) 2012 is now open, and signing up is as simple as going to our website and clicking the “Register for Providence

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Wilbury Group Announces ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’

The Wilbury Group presents Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson by Alex Timbers, Music & Lyrics by Michael Friedman, Directed by Josh Short & David Tessier, July 12-28. at the Butcher Block Mill Building, 25 Eagle Street, Providence, RI. Tickets are $15-$25, and are available online via BrownPaperTickets.com. More info e-mail Info@TheWilburyGroup.com or visit www.TheWilburyGroup.com.

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Phoenix Out With Netroots Nation Preview Issue

Netroots Nation takes over downtown Providence next week, with scores of panels and dozens of parties.  The Phoenix previews the event in this week’s issue, with articles on the impact of online activism, the fight against SOPA, and what to expect from the conference. So

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Lawmakers Pass Stray Voltage Law

Channel 10 reports, Rhode Island lawmakers have voted to require the state’s main electric utility to check for so-called “stray voltage” following the death of a dog that stepped on an electrified manhole cover in Providence. The danger was revealed in an NBC 10 I-Team

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Urban Greens Co-op

One advantage of living on the west side of town is access to the Urban Greens Food Co-op, a worthy organization now in its 12th year. Founded as a cooperative buying club in 2000 by a group of residents, the buying club has grown to