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Elorza Plays The Columbus — Thursday

And it’s free. The good people over at the Columbus Theatre have organized a great night of music (natch) but they also have an agenda — one that involves the future of Providence. This event will present an opportunity for Democratic mayoral candidate Jorge Elorza

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I Heart Daniel Harrop

Republican mayoral candidate Daniel Harrop has just donated $1,000 to the campaign of Jorge Elorza! (WPRI Eyewitness News) I try to use exclamation points judiciously, but this definitely gets one. What a great way to start the week. Over the past several years in the

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Providence Police Corruption Under Buddy

You may need the police some day. Would you prefer that the officer responding had been hired and promoted on merit? Would honor and integrity be desirable attributes in a law enforcement officer? Then vote for Jorge Elorza. Today’s ProJo cover story “Buddy’s Boys” shows

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Girls Rock! RI Turns Five At Aurora

(10.18) Head down to Aurora and help celebrate the 5th anniversary of Girls Rock! RI. (Girls Rock! Rhode Island is a volunteer-based non-profit that uses music creation and critical thinking to foster empowerment, collaborative relationships, and the development of healthy identities in girls and women.)

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Matt The Knife At AS220

(10.18) Whether eating a light bulb is an illusion, a trick, or the latest fad for getting tungsten into your diet, I do not know. What I do know is that it makes for an oddly compelling performance. That satisfying crunch puts Cool Ranch Doritos

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Thank You Providence Phoenix

Thursdays just won’t be the same. It was always on my mental to-do list. If I wasn’t grabbing a copy at the market I could zip over to the nearby Fluff ‘n’ Fold. In nice weather I walk(ed) up to Thayer Street where there was

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Guitar Strings Qua Jewelry — Wear Your Music

Check it out, someone is still making jewelry in the Jewelry District. Artist Hannah Garrison solicits used guitar strings from noted guitarists and turns them into bracelets. Providence-based Wear Your Music also sells key chains, earrings, etc. Participating musicians include Brown alum Lisa Loeb, Les

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Brown Mayoral Debate Sold Out

(10.15) There may still be tickets available in the overflow area (?) for Wednesday’s mayoral debate at Brown, but the large auditorium of Salomon Center has been sold out. This could be interesting. [Additional Note: Good job, everyone. Read about the debate in ProJo 10.15.14.]


Elorza Fundraiser At Jacky’s

(10.14) Channel your rage by getting Jorge Elorza elected Mayor of Providence! Head down to Jacky’s tonight for a fundraiser aimed at all income levels. Be a host for $100, a supporter for $50, or make an individual donation of $25. OR — pay your


‘What Nerve’ At The RISD Museum

Don’t forget, no admission on Sundays. Up now through January 4th is “What Nerve: Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present” which . . . proposes an alternate history of figurative painting, sculpture, and vernacular image-making from 1960 to the present that has

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Columbus Day — Go Bowling

This statue* of Christopher Columbus at Elmwood and Reservoir Avenues is clearly not pointing in the direction of Federal Hill a neighborhood to be avoided today for many reasons. (Try Lang’s Bowlarama.) For more about Columbus, head to your local bookstore and purchase the wildly

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A Lighted Cigarette, An Ashtray, A Fireplace Log

And the assault during which Buddy Cianci used these weapons (according to his own sworn testimony) lasted three hours not three minutes. With apologies to the current residents it has become necessary to revive the tale of what occurred in this elegant carriage house back


Phoenix To Cease Publication

Sad sad day. Farewell issue of The Providence Phoenix will be distributed on Thursday, October 16. This just in from Phoenix News Editor Phil Eil. The Phoenix Media/Communications Group owner and publisher, Stephen Mindich, announced today that, with the issue dated October 17, the Providence

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RISD Alumni Art Sale Saturday

(10.11) The RISD Alumni Art Sale takes place this Saturday outdoors on Benefit Street. All artists participating in the sales are RISD alumni or current RISD students selling original work including prints, photographs, apparel, ceramics, glass, textiles, and this captivating ‘Cereal Light’ by Chris Haines


‘Hercules’ At Brown

(10.7) “See the movie — then think about it” The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and the Archaeology Department Undergraduate Group present a screening of Hercules (2014), starring Dwayne Johnson. The film is about the legend of Hercules and the events that