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Free Wurlitzer Concert at PPAC

If you’ve got nothing to do around noon today, stop by the PPAC for a free concert featuring the ancient wurlitzer organ. You get a comp. beverage that may or may not be booze. (Projo)

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HONK!

HonkFest takes over Somerville this weekend — led by Car Talk’s Click and Clack, with marching bands from across the country (and globe) and activists galore, it’s a great time:  This weekend in Davis Square, Somerville: Return of HONK! 20 Brass Bands from all over the

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“Super Upbeat Downtown Update”

Here are some excerpts from Dave Brussat’s most recent column for the Projo, about doings and expected additions downtown.  (Much of it following from a conversation with Cornish’s Ari Heckman.) • A fromagerie to be run by the owners of Farmstead Cheese, in Wayland Square, will open soon in

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AS220 poetry blast, Thursday

From Jared Paul:  BIGGEST POETRY SHOW OF THE SEASON THIS THURSDAY AT AS220!!  Nationally acclaimed visual artist, one AS220’s original manifesto Architects, and long time Artistic Director, Umberto Crenca will perform live spoken word and music with his band Gillen Street THIS Thursday, October 4th

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Tonight: Bloc Party

Tonight at LuposStrandRoxy, everyone’s favorite Cure-but-with-a-black-guy Britfaves Bloc Party bring their awesomeness along with Tokyo Police Club and the adorable Smoosh. Bloc Party’s newest, A Weekend In The City while not quite as good as their debut has a surprising number of great tracks. The

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CO State U paper just goes ahead and does it

This in response to the tasing of a student in Florida, at a John Kerry event. Don’t exactly know what the connection is, except that G-Dub really likes tasers and probably supports tasing people. The University plans an “investigation” which almost certainly means the tasing

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Live Tonight: Avett Brothers at Club Hell

Decibel Live at Club Hell presents The Avett Brothers and Peter Francis (of Dispatch). Club Hell, show at 7pm, Retro Night afterwards, $5 18+

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Tonight: Firehouse 13 Presents Digital Poetry

The first in a new series of multimedia performances by poets affiliated with Brown University’s electronic writing community takes place tonight at Firehouse 13. The program will feature, obviously, poetry along with film and experimental sounds, small press books and “poetry that will make your

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Danny Boy’s at it again

Thank goodness Media Matters keeps tabs on John Depetro’s inanities, so we gentle folk don’t have to:  On MSNBC Live with Dan Abrams, discussing Bill O’Reilly’s recent controversial comments about his visit to Sylvia’s restaurant in Harlem, Rhode Island radio host John DePetro stated: “It was a

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The sort of story we love the most

The “only in Providence” variety: PROVIDENCE — Eight artists snuck into the depths of Providence Place mall and built a secret studio apartment in which they stayed, on and off, for nearly four years until mall security finally caught their leader last week. The rest

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SCOTUS on Crack

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument tomorrow in Kimbrough v. United States, a case that touches on the controversial crack cocaine sentencing debate. The case questions the justification of a federal district judge’s decision to sentence below the guideline. He based this decision

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Democrats roll over, redux

The headline says it all. Senate Approves $150B in War Funding WASHINGTON (AP) – Thwarted in efforts to bring troops home from Iraq, Senate Democrats on Monday helped pass a defense policy bill authorizing another $150 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Deval Patrick at Brown Tomorrow

Thanks to DaveyDave (and Matt) for the list of goings-on at Brown this week. I’ll add one: Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will deliver this year’s Gov. Frank Licht Lecture on contemporary issues at 7 pm, Tuesday, October 2, 2007 in Salomon Center, room 101. The

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Lotsa Stuff at Brown This Week

Matt has a post on the hodgepodge of happenings at Brown this week, which include: the director of City of God; former presidents of Brazil and Chile; Dr. Ruth; the future of biotechnology, and more.

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While I’m at it:

In other psycho-geek news, I was excited to learn last week that Stern’s new Spider-man pinball machine will soon have a home in Providence. (Not sure where it’s landing yet.) Here’s an insanely in-depth review. The game has a smooth, classic, elegant feel, with simple

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A Fistful of Quarters

I haven’t seen much Providence press about one of the most engaging documentaries of the year: The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, which covers the heated rivalry between contenders for the world record score for Donkey Kong. It was the big hit at