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Senator Whitehouse Faces The Music

And one of his answers scared the hell out of me. First it must be said that Senator Sheldon Whitehouse gets points for showing up Sunday night and facing a very large, very angry crowd. It can’t have been easy and our other senator has

Lewis Black At PPAC

(2.3) This picture calms me. Tickets are still available for the Lewis Black “Rant, White, & Blue” tour Friday night at PPAC. Black discussed recent events with Stephen Colbert. (Daily Beast) “I did a lot of hallucinogens when I was younger in order to prepare

Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Cate Le Bon, Tim Presley, Rachel Blumberg Tuesday — @AS220, FTTD, Krews, Nino Green Wednesday — @Machines With Magnets, Occult Blood, Mar, Flinstones, Double Dragon @AS220, Eeli, Banter Solo Trio, Spider, Alec m-f, Ava z @the Grange, Zack Slik @Nick-A-Nee’s, Rick Fire

PPS 2017 Most Endangered Properties List

How is this possible? New to the Providence Preservation Society’s Most Endangered Properties List is the Welcome Arnold House on Planet Street off Benefit. The PPS site has several views of the house. Given its location, it’s incredible that this wasn’t scooped up and restored

Happy Year Of The Rooster/Capon — Make Some Noise!

How fitting that the Chinese Year of the Rooster coincides with our own Congressional Year of the Capon. How to celebrate the Chinese New Year? Make some noise! The first day is for the welcoming of the deities of the heavens and earth . .

Ottessa Moshfegh At Ada Books

(1.27) Good get for Brent Legault over at Ada Books, and he sounds pretty excited. This Friday, writer Ottessa Moshfegh will be reading from her new collection of short stories “Homesick for Another World.” (Facebook event page.) The irreproducible Ottessa Moshfegh, shortlisted for the freakin’

Weekend In Music

Friday — @Machines With Magnets, Whore Paint (record release), Rectrix, Bed Death @the Met, Torn Shorts, Jetty, Tall Teenagers @the Columbus Theatre upstairs, Bombino, Ladama @AS220, Hungry Freaks, Kowal/Mazza Duo, Orgins @Nick-A-Nee’s, Mark Cutler and Men of Great Courage Saturday — @Psychic Readings, Glory, Free,

Spelling Bee At AS220

(1.28) We knew he couldn’t stay away. Spelling is much like the Mafia. Just when you think you’ve gotten out, it’ll just keep pulling you back in. Bee Maestro and Word-Knower Nonpareil, Matthew Lawrence, sent out this invitation via his weekly ‘Law & Order Party’

Endangered Specie?

Nah, we love the Avon’s Kennedy half dollars. Is there any other business in this entire country that still uses these things? I never see or receive them anywhere else. The people at the U.S. mint would probably discontinue them . . . if it

Sen. Whitehouse Q&A — Nathan Bishop

(1.29) Last summer the statue of “America” in front of the Federal Building was briefly enshrouded, just as the horror of the presidential campaign raged on. It was such a fitting symbol I wasn’t altogether sure it wasn’t an art installation. The shroud should have

Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, NOX, Teddy Farkas, Divey Tuesday  — @AS220, Tequila Jim & Super Cindy, Cliff Guller, Tim Corme Wednesday — @the Columbus Theatre upstairs, Joan Shelley, Ian Fitzgerald @AS220, Small Talk, Flannel Rooster, Attic Wood, Those Damn Kids @Aurora, (Lou Reed cover show), Dan

‘Flux’ Ceramics Exhibition At Woods-Gerry

Organic shapes abound in the ceramics on view at the Woods-Gerry Gallery: pods, husks, fungi, twigs, antlers, urchins, and the suggestive melty, drippy blobs seen here. Only a few members of the RISD Ceramics Department seem interested in geometric shapes. But there is a lot

Farmers Market At Arcade

(1.22) The Sunday Farmers Market returns to the Arcade Providence tomorrow with crafts, produce, baked goods, dairy, meats, etc. (Facebook event.) Fans of Providence history: The Westminster Street photo seen here is one of several old postcards and Library of Congress photos compiled by Carmen

Weekend In Music

Friday — @Aurora, (Inauguration Day Protest Show) Downtown Boys, Hairspray Queen, Vatic Kuumba, Nova @AS220, 14 Foot 1, Today Junior, Junior Beat, Edgar Clinks @the Met, Apathy, NME, Product of Amerika, Jessy Piff, Chum Loud, Sean Sinatra @Firehouse 13, the Brains, Delta Bombers Saturday —

Women’s Rally At State House

(1.21) These rallies are taking place in cities all around the country and I hope the crowds look angry and dangerous. Because future demonstrations (let’s retire the word “rally” for now) must be targeted directly at Trump-owned properties, especially his D.C. hotel (where, by Saturday,

‘Sine Nomine’ Perform Requiem At St. Martin’s

(1.20) This Friday the Sine Nomine choral ensemble will be performing Ein Deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms, the 1866 edition with chamber choir and four hand piano. Johannes Brahms transcribed an alternative edition of his beloved Ein Deutsches Requiem with accompaniment of four hands on