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Very Tall Man At Granoff

(4.25) Brown University presents an evening with screenwriter Ian Maxtone-Graham and historian Ted Widmer. (We’ve written about Widmer before. Resumé includes: President Clinton speechwriter; Martin Van Buren rehabilitator; Lord Rockingham of Upper Crust fame.) The recipient of seven Emmy Awards, Maxtone-Graham (Class of ’83) will

Brown Folk Festival

(4.22) Brown University Folk Festival is hosting two days of music starting tonight at the Kasper Multipurpose Room. Saturday’s event includes stickers, posters, dancing, local food, and crafts vendors. The following bands may or may not be on the schedule. Geranium, The Move, Plastic Astronauts,

Nathaniel Philbrick Honored At Brown

(3.2) Nathaniel Philbrick’s “Mayflower” is one of my favorite books and will likely be the last word on the Pilgrims for some time. Such was my enthusiasm, that I subsequently picked up “Bunker Hill,” even though I wasn’t sure I needed an entire book on

Brown University Eyes Angell Street For Demolition

Last year the insatiable Brownzilla stripped Brooks Street of its architectural character; now it has Angell Street in its sites. According to the Facebook page “Save the UEL” Brown intends to raze the Urban Environmental Laboratory (UEL), and its community gardens, located on Angell Street

‘Bach To The Future’ Marathon At Brown

(11.12) Give in to your fugue state. Community MusicWorks takes over Manning Chapel for their 4th annual 12-hour music marathon ‘Bach to the Future.’ This adventure features classical & non-traditional/experimental musicians from Providence and beyond, including the MusicWorks Collective musicians, who will be passing the

Someone Needs To Write A History Of Ted Widmer

Although . . . his story could make for a very terrible television show. (Mild-mannered historian by day/Perfumed fop-rocker by night!) Signed copies of Ted Widmer’s new book “Brown: The History of an Idea” are available at the Brown Bookstore. Thumbs up from Tony Horwitz

Historian Widmer At Athenaeum

(5.7) Brown marks the concluding month of the 250th Anniversary with the launch of Brown: The History of an Idea. Join historian Ted Widmer (a.k.a. Lord Rockingham), former assistant to President Clinton for Special Projects and former Director of the John Carter Brown Library, for

It’s A Complex Weave At Granoff

Upon entering the ‘Complexity 2014’ exhibit at Brown you will see a small sign saying ‘Do not touch.’ It should be much, much bigger. I could have used an invisible dog fence or a personal minder slapping my hand away as it floated unbidden towards

‘The Lost Museum’ At Brown

A curious installation over at Brown University reifies the collection of a forgotten naturalist. A group of students, professors, and artists calling themselves “The Jenks Society for Lost Museums” has spent the past year researching the Jenks Museum, re-collecting scattered relics and remnants, and transforming

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‘Alumni Artists In Providence’ — Bell Gallery

A new exhibition “Going Nowhere: Alumni Artists in Providence” opens Friday with a reception at the Bell Gallery and runs through July 7th. The exhibition features six alumni artists who have chosen to live and work in Providence since graduating from Brown University. Notable for

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OpenSignal At Granoff Friday And Saturday

The electronic music festival opensignal concludes its colloquium and concert series with a 2-day festival this Friday and Saturday at Granoff with performances by Brown University students and alumni, as well as local artists. opensignal is a collective of artists based in Providence, concerned with

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Make Way For Ducklings

Upon hearing that a mother duck was nesting in a planter at the Science Library on Thayer Street most people were aghast — where will they go?  how will they get there?  It didn’t seem possible that this could end well. But a group of

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Emma Watson To Graduate From Brown In May

When did she sneak back into town? Emma Watson mentioned her upcoming graduation from Brown with pride on a recent Letterman, but that segment isn’t up yet. Will she be doing the full Van Wickle and collect her diploma with the rest of her class

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Total Lunar Eclipse

(4.15) . . .  early Tuesday morning, April 15th. The Brown University Ladd Observatory has been testing its camera in anticipation of the event resulting in this impressive image. They will not be open to the public during the early morning event, but will be

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Artists’ Talks And Opening Reception — Bell Gallery

(4.11) As part of Brown University’s 250th anniversary the David Winton Bell Gallery presents the second in a two-part exhibition of alumni artists. Alumni Exhibition Part 2 will run from Saturday, April 12, through Sunday, May 25. The exhibition features work from Sarah Morris, Rob

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Free Organ Recital At Brown

(4.1) The E.J. Lownes Memorial Recital is an annual event hosted by the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life at Brown University. Brown University will present Bruce Neswick, Associate Professor of Music in Organ and Sacred Music at the Jacobs School of Music at