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Getting Bernie On The Ballot

Full steam ahead for the Rhode Island Progressive Democrats of America who, along with other motivated groups and individuals, are collecting the signatures needed for getting Bernie Sanders on the Rhode Island ballot. The state will need to certify 1000  signatures (although more than 1000

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WaterFire Mascot Found!

[Additional Note: Tim has left a long comment below on the the entire ordeal. Of course they can only guess at parts of the story. So relieved this had a happy outcome. BC] What a great way to start the week. Bet they’re celebrating down

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Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Kate Bergstrom & Bevin Kelley, Domestique, Martim Galvao and Todd Anderson, Alex Dupuis, Mark Milloff, Rachel Blumberg @the Met, the John Allmark Jazz Orchestra Tuesday — @Columbus Theatre upstairs, Mass Gothic, Mazed @AS220, Saul Conrad, Christopher Sadlers, Kelli Frances Corrado, Ben Christie

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‘Dark Providence’ Television Project

(1.25) Occasionally we suggest you leave town, if it’s something special. This tidbit comes from Niels Hobbs, proprietor of the Lovecraft Arts and Sciences Council, regarding a proposed Lovecraftian television series — ‘Dark Providence’ written by Clark Huggins and Zuzanna Szadkowski. A full staged reading

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‘Taxidermy In Art’ Opens At Bell Gallery

This show may not be for everybody. The new exhibition at Bell Gallery Dead Animals, or the curious occurrence of taxidermy in contemporary art surveys current artistic use of taxidermy through the work of eighteen artists. (And would any taxidermy/art show be complete without a

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @the Met, My Mother’s Mustache, Under the Microscope, Unusual Business @the Spot, Strange Changes, Rah, Off the Dome @Firehouse 13, Dutchguts, Thera Roya, Cross-Armed Calculator, Corot, Hepatagua @the Columbus Theatre upstairs, Sianna Plavin, Andrew St. James, Penn Sultan @AS220, Twin Foxes, Sneeze, Charles

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‘Anomalisa’ Opens At Cable Car

How do they do stop-action smoke? The adult, animated puppet drama ‘Anomalisa’ opens Friday at the Cable Car Cinema. Co-directed by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson — an Emmy winner for that stop-motion Christmas episode of Community — this R-rated puppet-love gem was the first

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‘Swagged and Poufed’ At RISD

Shades of Scarlett O’Hara— I saw it in the window and just had to have it. A new exhibition ‘Swagged and Poufed: The Upholstered Body in the Late 19th Century and Today’ opens Friday at the RISD Museum. In 1890, designer William Morris quipped that

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Rabbie Burns Day At International House

(1.22) Haggis. Bagpipes. Neeps. Tatties. Men in skirts. Whiskey. It’s time for the annual Robert Burns supper at International House of Rhode Island, a celebration of Scottish poet Robert Burns “The Bard of Caledonia.” …featuring Joe Scott, Master of Ceremonies, and presenter of “The Immortal

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Bernie Signature Drive At Ogie’s

(1.21) Signatures are needed to get Bernie Sanders’ name on the ballot here in Rhode Island. Signing nomination papers has to be the easiest way to participate in democracy, you just need to be a registered Rhode Island voter. Signing for one candidate does not

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‘The Letter’ At Roger Williams Memorial

(1.21) The innovative Park Service crew running the Roger Williams National Memorial have instituted their own version of Throwback Thursdays — four dates altogether from January through April. This week Roger Williams’ 1679 letter ‘To the Town of Providence’ will be on display and the

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Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, the Big Lonesome, Russ Connors, Songs to Drive Cars Tuesday — @AS220, IV Ever, Jay Minor, Conceptz, Adors, Sovocab, TJ @the Met, Tribe Society, the Karma Killers, He Heard Footsteps, New City Ghost Wednesday — @AS220, the Pillow Men, Brian4Ever Thursday —

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Attn. RI Artists And Designers: Free Membership To RISD Museum

Thanks to the generosity of a local donor, the RISD Museum will be renewing its invitation to Rhode Island residents: Free individual one-year membership for an adult who identifies as an artist or designer. (Thank you generous anonymous donor!) You can see stuff like this

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‘Beast Boutique’ Opens At Yellow Peril

The Yellow Peril Gallery will host an opening reception for Beast Boutique, the work of Providence artist and Brown grad Jennifer Avery resulting from her residency with the Hermès Foundation. As the first American artist chosen for this prestigious program, Jennifer Avery collaborated with seamstresses

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Fête Lounge, Royal Street, Volcanoes, Here’s to You, the Morgana Phase, the Red Summer Sun, Another One Down @the Spot, the Copacetics, Danny Pease and the Regulators @AS220, (T-T)B, Player 2, GNäRDs, Soaps @the Met, the Mallett Brothers, Jay Berndt and the Orphans,

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Can BrownZilla Be Stopped?

Brown University has announced plans to flatten seven more buildings on Brook Street, this time between Cushing and Meeting Streets. Just last October at least three lovely brick structures were demolished further down the Brook Street (see pictures below). Judging from the chain link fence