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Dumb & Dumber To

How Dumb Do They Think We Are

Shame on the Farrelly Brothers for using a stunt Haven Brothers. “Dumb and Dumber To” hits theaters next week, but if this is any indication of the quality of the production . . .

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Meta-tastic G.I. Joe Parody On ‘Community’

The NBC series ‘Community’ aired this season’s alternate-medium episode and it was a beaut. “G.I. Jeff” was an animated parody of the old G.I. Joe cartoons interspersed with live-action faux vintage TV spots for a new product line (see above) and a few scenes back

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Deer Tick Cover ‘Father Christmas’ on Conan

Deer Tick don ugly sweaters to perform the Kinks classic ‘Father Christmas’ on “Conan Holiday Music for the Holidays.” Go here to order Deer Tick’s latest cd “Negativity” — an ideal Christmas present because you can’t spell Negativity without Nativity.

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Young Composer Making A Name In Opera

Skipping the whole ‘years of rejection while starving in an unheated garret’ routine, Wheeler alum Nico Muhly is going straight to the top of the heap, garnering special notice in today’s New York Times “Best of 2013″ section for his recent work at the Metropolitan

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‘Breakfast With Curtis’ Opens At Cable Car

With special Q&A with Providence-based filmmaker and director Laura Colella on Friday and Saturday. “Breakfast with Curtis” was filmed in Providence, and will kick off its theatrical release here two weeks before its New York opening, after a festival run that earned it several awards

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‘Locally Made’ Still Up Through Nov 3

A few more weeks left of the ‘Locally Made’ exhibit at the RISD Museum. This includes unique midday events (Assembly and Office Hours) in the Contemporary Art Gallery and Chace Center Art Galleries (see calender). Don’t miss the exhibit of local artists on the sixth

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A Little Something For The Ladies

The October issue of GQ came out with a new list of “The 20 Worst Sports Franchises of All Time” and look who comes in at Number 8 — the Providence Steamrollers. In the late 1940s, the Steamrollers, billed as “The Fleetest, Fastest-Breaking Team” in

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Sheldon Gets The Colbert Bump

Rhode Island’s junior senator, Sheldon Whitehouse, appeared on Monday night’s The Colbert Report to promote his new book “On Virtues” and, I suppose, the virtues themselves. His publisher must be happy. The full title of the book is “On Virtues: Quotations and Insight to Live

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Rice Cakes To Play Newport Folk Festival

The music of Providence band Roz Raskin and the Rice Cakes (winners of the 2012 BRU rock hunt) defies easy categorization but vocalist Roz is okay with being hard to describe. If no single genre can quite capture their sound, Roz has no trouble coming

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Del's In Gotham

Good news for those in the Del’s diaspora, you are not imagining things — that’s a Del’s truck you see on the horizon.  New York magazine found it newsworthy. Gothamist made a major and crucial frozen-lemonade discovery just in time for summer: Apparently, Rhode Island’s

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Great New Music From Eric Barao

Today marks the release of singer-songwriter Eric Barao’s eponymous new power pop album and it’s really quite remarkable. This is a relief for me personally because he’s a friend and I am a terrible liar . . . in that I’m not that good at

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Tasting And Signing With Chef Jody Adams

(4.3) On Wednesday, April 3, James Beard award-winner Chef Jody Adams returns to her alma mater for a cooking demo and book signing at the Brown Faculty Club. The Providence native, and recent contestant on the second season of Top Chef Masters, is the owner

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Olivia Culpo Wins Miss Universe Pageant

I’ll bet the Sisters of Mercy over at Bay View Academy are doing a jig right about now. Normally, we here at the Dose would not be discussing the whole beauty pageant thang (least of all the one owned and operated by the most loathsome

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Bands From Here — Fangs, Bolts, and Arks

“Major” — as in major chords and major fun — is the latest album from Fang Island, another band to come out of RISD (they’re in Brooklyn now). The band, who describe their sound as “everyone high-fiving everyone,” are currently touring everywhere but here. The