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The Day Cianci Faced Down The Sopranos

In January of 2000, then Mayor Buddy Cianci refused an invitation from the producers of the acclaimed HBO series ‘The Sopranos.’ The producers thought he might like to participate in a local screening of the season premiere and wanted to buy jars of his marinara

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Game Of Thrones Watching At Machines With Magnets

(6.15) Watch the Season 4 finale of Game of Thrones with like-minded people and Wildling cocktails, Sunday at Machines With Magnets. Where are the dragons? What’s Bran doing? What will happen to Tyrion Lannister and will he ever shut up about the damn beetles? These

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Change Needed In The Red Sox Booth

So there are several reasons for not wanting to watch the Red Sox this season, but one of them can be fixed. Having color analyst Jerry Remy, father of confessed murderer Jared Remy, in the booth is unsettling and unpleasant, and watching baseball is supposed

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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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Fred Armisen Coming To The Columbus — Sold Out

[Update: This show sold out in 6 minutes. According to the Columbus Facebook page there may be an announcement soon about a second show.] Comic genius Fred Armisen will host two screenings of an unaired episode of IFC’s Portlandia with a Q&A following each screening.

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New Year’s Resolution — Watch More TV

And so can you. Thursday, 1/2 — Community Sunday, 1/5 — Downton Abbey Monday, 1/6 — Daily Show/Colbert Report 1/11 — Patriots AFC Playoff (tickets go on sale 10am, January 6 . . . backup, in case your tv breaks) 1/12 — Episodes (Showtime) 1/17

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Colorful Commentator — Andy Gresh

I bumped into this segment last night and became utterly transfixed. On the left is commentator Andy Gresh. According to his bio he attended URI on a football scholarship, graduating with a degree in journalism. He’s been in the sports radio and broadcast business since,

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A Year Of Music Watching — 2013

The dark days of winter approach — a perfect time for catching up on movies and shows you missed. Here’s some titles for your queue. Television. Keep eyes peeled for a rebroadcast of “Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’” on the PBS show ‘American

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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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Fifty Years Ago

(11.22) Television coverage of this anniversary has been intense with the most compelling work airing on PBS. For the forensic approach to the evidence, and analysis of the various conspiracy theories, check out NOVA’s “Cold Case JFK.” Frontline producers have unearthed rare footage of an

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Julie Newmar At Rhode Island Comic Con

(11.2) Actress Julie Newmar has Con-cred for miles. While her appearance this Saturday at the Rhode Island Comic Con (RICC) owes to her unassailable title as Best Catwoman Ever — that never starts an argument — let’s not forget her first starring role as Rhoda

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Chalk Homage To TV Event

Walter White in green? Is that a clue? What does it mean? This was one of the more popular panels to photograph last night at the Providence Rotary Street Painting Festival, but there were many special pieces. It should all still be out there; take

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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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DOJ Coming Around On Drug War/Mass Incarceration

Attorney General Eric Holder will be announcing a policy shift today at the annual meeting of the ABA, simultaneously issuing new guidelines to U.S. attorney offices regarding drug prosecutions. The New York Times reports from Holder’s prepared remarks, . . . “too many Americans go

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Eric Andre At Comedy Connection

(8.2) “The Eric Andre Show” will be returning for a second season this fall on the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. This absurdist take on the traditional talk show has Mr. Andre and his disinterested co-host Hannibal Burress interacting with various baffled B-listers between occasional cameo

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Rhode Island PBS Fundraising Drive On Channel 36

(3.4) Several must-sees on tap Monday (March 4) during the annual WSBE/Channel 36 March pledge drive. Tune in at 9pm to watch “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus” — a film Janet Maslin called “uneven but ripely nostalgic.” The final cut of this near-mythical