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Keep Your Eyes Peeled — Daveed Diggs Is Coming Our Way

(5.28) He looks a little different these days. Rapper (Clipping.), “Hamilton” Lafayette/Jefferson Tony winner, “Black-ish” cast member — with Brown alum Tracee Ellis Ross . . . do they reminisce about East Side Pockets? — Brown Class of 2004 and all-around underachieving layabout, Daveed Diggs

Singin’ In The Rain

(1.18) Make me laugh. This may be just what we need — a little escapism, a balm for our wounded psyches, Debbie Reynolds. “Singin’ in the Rain” — and this is a musical for people who don’t like musicals, I don’t like many musicals —

Cable Car Celebrates Anniversary With Movie Marathon

(10.2) Starts at noon Saturday. Dan Kamil and Emily Steffian will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Cable Car Cinema with a 24-hour marathon of movies from 1976. These two just always come up with the best ideas for special events. Here are a

Girls Rock Camp Showcase At Met

(8.19) This is your last chance to check out a Girls Rock! RI showcase this summer. So what goes on at the Girls Rock camp? From the Facebook event page. Over 5 days, 50 campers form 11 bands, learn instruments, and write original songs. Then,

Governor’s Bay Day

(7.24) Per executive order “Free State Beach Parking, Free Saltwater Fishing, and Free RIPTA Bus Service on Route 66” — Sunday, July 24. Governor’s Bay Day will include free parking at all Rhode Island state beaches, as well as fishing in Rhode Island’s saltwaters without

Riverfront Stadium Plans — Scrapped!

Ding dong, the deal is dead. If ever there was a time for exclamation points in the header this is it! Negotiations are over. Kate Bramson of the Providence Journal finally tweeted a few moments ago, The Pawtucket Red Sox today said that Rhode island

Happy 90th Birthday To Benny’s

If they don’t have it, you don’t need it. Who doesn’t love Benny’s? The Bromberg family still runs this now 32-store chain which opened it’s first shop downtown in 1933. From today’s ProJo, Benjamin Bromberg was a self-made man, said Arnold Bromberg, Benny’s co-owner and

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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Happy Anniversary Fundraiser At Columbus Theatre

(11.16) How many times did I pass this marquee, sigh, and keep on walking. But that’s because I lacked the vision, the initiative — the stamina, energy, and optimism — needed to imagine its rebirth. (I should work on these things I suppose. Later.) Fortunately,

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Gay Weddings Start . . . NOW!

Some gay couple is probably getting married right this very minute.  Congratulations to everybody! Unfortunately a new battlefront looms, the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. According to an editorial in the Sunday New York Times — “Mr. Putin’s War on Gays” — the odious Russian

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Save The Date — August

Lots of people are about to get invited to lots of weddings. These are the problems you want to have. Following a final 56-15 vote in the House Governor Lincoln Chafee signed into law a bill making Rhode Island the 10th state to allow same-sex

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Sledding Down Meeting Street Video — Awesome Dogs

And tubing, and skiing, and snowboarding. Big thanks to my friend Jack (in Malibu!) for bringing this to my attention. These are the Meeting Street steps that run from Congdon Street down towards Benefit. There’s even a little mushing along Prospect Terrace.

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Spring Forward One Hour

Set your clocks ahead one hour at 2am Sunday morning. Go to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the exact time, and for more information about the history of time check out ‘Time Exhibits’. Daylight saving was first conceived by Benjamin Franklin

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Hooray! Best Local Blog Of 2010!

That would be us! Third year in a row! Rhode Island Monthly held its annual ‘Best of 2010’ gala at the Providence Performing Arts Center tonight, and the Providence Daily Dose was named ‘Best Local Blog’! Again! (Our judicious use of exclamation points has not

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Fireworks Displays In The Metropolitan Area

Friday and Saturday — McCoy Stadium, fireworks start 30 minutes after the end of the game (Friday’s game is SRO) Saturday — Pierce Field, East Providence, assorted musical acts open, then fireworks start at 9-ish, no coolers, no pets Sunday — India Point Park, Rhode