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Dirt Palace Takes On Wedding Cake House

[Update: The sale has been approved. Plans for a bed-and-breakfast. See ProJo 2.23.17) Back from the brink. Looks like the famed Wedding Cake House on Broadway will soon have a new owner. The Providence Preservation Society has included this imperiled confection several times on its

Spend Your Money Locally — Cluck! On Broadway

Urban farm and garden supply store Cluck! features goods and services focused on small-scale food production and backyard animal husbandry. Easy place to find gifts. Seen here are feed sack pillows, $18-$24. They also have DIY cheese kits, metal tinsel ornaments from Mexico, books about

Columbus Theatre And Jeff In The NYT

Cool piece in today’s New York Times online magazine about the Columbus Theatre and its improbable renaissance, telling of “musician Jeff Prystowsky from the band the Low Anthem, who in the summer of 2011 began to wonder why the Columbus had been closed for years,

John Reilly And Friends At Columbus

Peter Glantz will be hosting a unique evening of music featuring actor John C. Reilly, Becky Stark, and Tom Brosseau. Ms. Stark, the voice of the band Lavender Diamond, also performs with the Living Sisters, and joined the Decemberists on their album”Hazards of Love” to

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White Buffalo Backyard Market

(5.31) White Buffalo on Broadway is holding its backyard market Saturday featuring local vendors of vintage and handmade items. Jewelry, tees, toys and face painting by Holly Dottie. Vendors include: Ape & Bird, Seven Acre Toys, Reed McClaren, Manic Pixie T-shirt Girls Figs & Ginger,

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Group Art Exhibit/Music At Columbus

(4.5) The Columbus Theatre and Owls to Athens present Angels & Outlaws, a group art exhibition and celebration of creative culture. Please join us for a night of local art, music, and celebration at one of our favorite venues in the city — the historic

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‘Island Intervals’ Death Vessel Collaborates With Jónsi

Along with today’s release of the new Death Vessel album Island Intervals (Sub Pop) comes this official video for the song ‘Mercury Dime’ directed by Peter Glantz and shot in glorious color at the Columbus Theatre. Apparently Joel Thibodeau’s extraordinary vocals had been noticed by

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More Tickets Available For Armisen Show At Columbus

The previously sold-out Fred Armisen show at the Columbus Theatre has been moved downstairs into the big theater so now there are more tickets available. Comic actor, and pretty damn good musician, Fred Armisen will host a screening of an unaired episode of IFC’s Portlandia

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WBNA Meeting At Columbus

(1.14) The West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA) holds its annual meeting tonight at the Columbus Theatre. View a slideshow of our 2013 accomplishments and what’s planned for 2014. Renew your membership and vote on the 2014 Board. Mingle with our elected officials and neighbors at

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Wanda Jackson At The Columbus — New Year’s Eve Eve

(12.30) Tickets still available for the inestimable Queen of Rockabilly and First Lady of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Wanda Jackson. If you don’t have her album “The Party Ain’t Over” — her collaboration with Jack While — fix that now.  Ms. Jackson performed “Shakin’ All Over”

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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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Must See — Sallie Ford And The Sound Outside At Columbus

(11.5) The last time the decidedly not folk-sounding, totally slamming, rockabilly Portland band Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside cruised through Rhode Island they were playing the 2011 Newport Folk Festival, and dealing with a power outage. Unrattled, the band cadged some instruments and performed

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‘Best Of 48 Hour Film Project’

(8.18) Tonight is the ‘Best of the 48 Hour Film Project’ at the Columbus Theatre. For the price of a single movie ticket you will see drama, fantasy, comedy, romance, science fiction and more. You’ll see the best of the best, see just what can

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Benefit At Columbus — Inst. For Nonviolence

(7.10) Comedian Tom Cotter will perform at the Columbus Theatre Wednesday night to benefit the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence.  According to Wiki; Cotter was raised in the East Side enclave of Providence, Rhode Island as the youngest of six children. .

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Toy Portraits — Exhibit At Julian’s

Currently on the walls at Julian’s is a new exhibit of small paintings — Toy Portraits by Providence artist Sandy MacDonald. A request from her husband to paint a spark plug inspired MacDonald to start focusing on small objects. I decided to work small scale

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New On Broadway — The Grange

First, everyone loves this new façade (which brought about the removal of the old awning that had an apostrophe in the wrong place which used to drive me nuts). More importantly this self-described “vegetable restaurant” seems to be making people pretty happy with the food