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More NFL Bad Lip Reading

11AM ON 02/02/2014
BY Daily Dose

At least watch till the Peyton Manning bit. And Belichick.

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Top Honors For Making Things Christmas-y Go To . . .

3PM ON 24/12/2013
BY Daily Dose

top honors We don’t know. Who does this? Once again the corner of this Washington Street edifice brightens the view and lifts the mood.  Big thanks to those responsible for the significant time and effort this represents.

Merry Christmas everybody.

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RISD Holiday Alumni Art Sale

11AM ON 07/12/2013
BY Daily Dose

RISD Holiday

Open till 5pm . . . head down to the RI Convention Center for the annual RISD Alumni Holiday Sale.

Tickets for the sale will be $7 and can be purchased at the door with some proceeds going to support RISD scholarships. Many artists accept credit cards but it is a good idea to bring cash for those who don’t.

Children under 14 and current RISD students free, 10am to 5pm, Saturday, December 7th, RI Convention Center, One Sabin Street

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Happy Birthday H. P. Lovecraft

4PM ON 20/08/2013
BY Daily Dose


Born August 20, 1890. This newly dedicated square is at Prospect and Angell Streets.

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Wayland Square Street Event

1PM ON 27/07/2013
BY Daily Dose

wayland square Be advised Wayland Avenue is blocked off to traffic between Angell and Waterman this afternoon. A “Crazy Days” event of some sort is going on with a live band and sidewalk sales. The event ends at 4pm. Police say the street will be reopened by 5pm. Don’t really know much more.

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Never A Boast Or A Brag

8AM ON 04/07/2013
BY Daily Dose

James Cagney performs “You’re a Grand Old Flag” from the movie “Yankee Doodle Dandy”  the story of composer, lyricist, and song-and-dance man, George M. Cohan. Born in Fox Point on July 3rd, 1878, Cohan always claimed to have been born on the Fourth of July — show biz types are always lying about their age.

“Yankee Doodle Dandy” airs on TCM at 5:30pm today.

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Music Inspired By Sarah Whitman At Athenaeum

11AM ON 22/04/2013
BY Daily Dose

The Providence Athenaeum presents “Volumes of Forgotten Lore” a musical program inspired by poet Sarah Helen Whitman, written by Anna Ghublikian.

Inspired by the life and work of Sarah Helen Whitman, a literary legend of Providence and one-time fianceé of Edgar Allan Poe, Volumes of Forgotten Lore is a libretto born in the archives of the John Hay Library at Brown University. A mix of Whitman’s and Ghublikian’s words, Volumes of Forgotten Lore is an imaginative narrative that transcends time and space by engaging the spirits of yesterday with the bodies of today. It does not resolve any questions or reveal any truths, but rather reminds us that we will be haunted by these ghosts “evermore.”

Singing and musicians; there are two vocalists plus guitar, bass, cello, violin and keyboard.

7pm, Monday, April 22, Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street

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Happy Holidays Providence

4PM ON 24/12/2012
BY Daily Dose

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Nicely done City Hall — this is a handsome tree, densely spangled with lots of richly colored lights. No bare patches. Glad we didn’t scrimp on this; we need to look like the city we hope to become.

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Jingle Bell Rock

6PM ON 23/12/2012
BY Daily Dose

Time to start getting in the mood.  KD Lang from “Pee-wee’s Christmas Special.”

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10PM ON 12/12/2012
BY Yellow Peril Gallery

Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to present HITODAMA, a new series of sculptures, paintings, and mixed media installations by Gage Prentiss, from December 13, 2012 to January 13, 2013. The opening reception is Thursday, December 13, from 6PM to 9PM.

Hitodama is a Japanese word meaning “disembodied spirit” or “will o wisp.” The works in this series are an evolution of imagery from the complacency or confinement of our fragile mortal shells, to the freedom and fears associated with liberation from them.

“I use the symbolism of the body as a shrine, the vehicle of the soul as a moth and the path to enlightenment as the free roaming and illusive hitodama flame,” Prentiss explains. “Ultimately, we chase our life to its end and new beginning in beautiful and ugly ways. Like moths we fly forever towards a light in the darkness, not knowing what its end result will be.”

Based in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Prentiss suggests using “Modern Figurative Surrealism” as the category for his art, which explores the figure and its ability to communicate with a strong visual language of its own. A trip to Italy to tour ancient sites for their historic, religious and artistic importance in 1994 inspired him to become a sculptor.

“I wanted to communicate my own faith and desire. I wanted my own questions and answers to find their way into the future after my own death, as Michelangelo had done for me,” he noted. “When you make art you give physical substance to an idea, belief or experience that would otherwise remain a phantom of the mind, a memory that can only be accessed by the thinker. Art, to me, is a self portrait that shares the parts of a person that exist beneath the skin, an intimate dialogue between object and viewer.”

Prentiss received his B.F.A. in Sculpture / Art History from Boston University in 1999 and has exhibited throughout the New England region since then. HITODAMA is his first solo exhibition in Providence, Rhode Island.


December 13, 2012 – January 13, 2013

Opening Reception:
Thursday, December 13, 2012, 6PM – 9PM

Gallery Hours:
Thursday + Friday, 3PM – 8PM
Saturday + Sunday, 12PM – 5PM
Other days by appointment.

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What Cheer’s First Xmas Party On Thayer

1PM ON 08/12/2012
BY Daily Dose

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(12.9) Head over to What Cheer Antiques and Vintage on Sunday for their 13th annual Christmas Party.

What Cheer’s having a Party to Celebrate the Holidays and 13 Years in Business! we’ll have Snacks + Ice Cold ‘Gansett Tall-Boys on hand + a Special Sale to Bring you Good Cheer.

all Used Stuff will be 20% Off + New Stuff will be 10% Off.

it’s been both a hard and great year for What Cheer? beginning with learning we lost our lease back in January – we wish this on nobody, but after finding the perfect new spot on Thayer Street, we’ve dug in for many more years. come help us celebrate!

Noon to 5pm, Sunday, December 9, What Cheer, 180 Angell Street (corner of Thayer)

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AS220 Industries Holiday Sale This Saturday!

4PM ON 05/12/2012
BY volunteer@as220

Still looking for holiday presents? Fret no more! Come get the perfect gift for the holidays at the AS220 Industries Holiday sale this Saturday, 12-4pm, at Performance Space, 115 Empire, featuring items made by AS220 residents, staff, members of the Youth Program, and Industries’ members.

Shop, eat, drink, and listen to Irish music all in one place with no entry fee!


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Book artist lecture at Brown: Maureen Cummins, “Artist as Archivist.”

10AM ON 28/11/2012
BY Wattsjcb

NOV 29 | Lecture: Maureen Cummins, Artist as Archivist. Free and open to the Public. John Carter Brown Library on the Brown University Main Green, MacMillan Reading Room, 6:00 p.m. Refreshments served.

Maureen Cummins will give a slide presentation of her work over the past two decades, which has involved the production of over thirty limited edition artist books. The artist will describe, with accompanying images, her working process, which has evolved from pirating the flea markets and dumpsters of New York City to working in numerous archives as an artist-in-residence. Cummins will also speak briefly about her initial delvings into the John Carter Brown Library collection.

For more information, visit the Watts Program Blog.

This event is part of the Charles H. Watts II History and Culture of the Book Program.

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Open Life Drawing at AS220 Every Tuesday

4PM ON 26/11/2012
BY volunteer@as220

Open life drawing $6 every Tuesday at 6pm, AS220’s Performance Space, 115 Empire! Buy a beer and draw-see your work improve!

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Tor Johnson Records donates 40% of sales to GirlsRock!RI

12PM ON 22/11/2012
BY torjohnsonrecords

normally during the holidays we run a huge sale. this year we decided to do something different. we will be donating 40% of all sales between today and Christmas to Girls Rock! Rhode Island. if you don’t know this awesome program, you should look it up:

please take a minute and look through the webstore. check something new out and help out an awesome program!! (for RI locals, for free hand delivery choose “pick up in store”. to pay with cash or credit card in person, choose “cash/money order”)

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Writers! Free Legal Workshop Just For You!

10AM ON 13/11/2012
BY volunteer@as220

Contracts confuse you? Perplexed by copyright? Someone saying mean things about you? Bring your questions for Attorney Spatt to the Free Legal Workshop for Writers, Thursday, November 15, 4-6pm, Performance Space, 115 Empire Street.

Writers may have to deal with a number of legal issues in the course of their career involving copyrights, defamation, and the rights of privacy and publicity. Contracts often require knowledge of these issues as well as issues of publishing; agents; options; collaborations and the various rights that can be preserved or lost in a these contracts. Learn the basics of how to protect your rights as a writer, how not to step on the rights of others, and how to avoid a lawsuit when you do.

David Spatt is a 30-year practicing New York and Rhode Island Arts/Entertainment Attorney, an Associate Professor of Legal Studies at Johnson & Wales, the co-author of the Artist’s Friendly Legal Guide, and past-adjunct Sports & Entertainment Law professor at Roger Williams University School of Law. As founder of Ocean State Lawyers for the Arts, he created the website and has provided thousands of hours in legal services, lectures and workshops to Rhode Island artists and arts organizations, including AS220.



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» More NFL Bad Lip Reading

At least watch till the Peyton Manning bit. And Belichick.

» Top Honors For Making Things Christmas-y Go To . . .

We don’t know. Who does this? Once again the corner of this…

» RISD Holiday Alumni Art Sale

Open till 5pm . . . head down to the RI Convention…

» Happy Birthday H. P. Lovecraft

Born August 20, 1890. This newly dedicated square is at Prospect and…

» Wayland Square Street Event

Be advised Wayland Avenue is blocked off to traffic between Angell and…

» Never A Boast Or A Brag

James Cagney performs “You’re a Grand Old Flag” from the movie “Yankee…

» Music Inspired By Sarah Whitman At Athenaeum

The Providence Athenaeum presents “Volumes of Forgotten Lore” a musical program inspired…

» Happy Holidays Providence

Nicely done City Hall — this is a handsome tree, densely spangled…