Crimetown Live This July — Two Nights At The Columbus

Join the Crimetown team for an evening with some of the wiseguys, cops, and other citizens of Providence whose stories brought the first season to life. Crimetown is the new podcast series from the creators of HBO’s The Jinx. Each season will investigate the culture of crime in a different American city, and surprise surprise, they chose Providence for the first season. (Facebook event page.)

 Our first season takes a look at Providence, Rhode Island, where organized crime and corruption infected every aspect of public life. This is a story of alliances and betrayals, of heists and stings, of crooked cops and honest mobsters—a story where it’s hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys. Hosted by Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier.

The creators of the Providence season are generous in their praise of the local reporters who did all the hard work, and we should all be proud and grateful for these people.

This season of Crimetown is dedicated to the memory of Zachary Malinowski.For more on the Plunder Dome trial, check out Mike Stanton’s book The Prince of Providence. Thanks to The Providence Journal, Julia Heymans, Emily Wiedemann, Tim White, Lisa Newby, Kate Wells, Mary Murphy, Dan Barry, Robert Arellano and everybody who shared their stories with us. Providence is a special place, and we’re honored to tell a part of its story.

After a moderated discussion, the Crimetown delegation will take questions from the audience. You’ll get a chance to check out some bonus videos and photos from the Crimetown archives. “An Evening in Crimetown” sold out the Genius Center in Brooklyn earlier this month. (ProJo 5.11.17)

They were there to hear the stories of special guests — master thief Tony Fiore and his former nemesis Rhode Island State Police Capt. Brian Andrews, Patriarca’s cardiologist Dr. Barbara H. Roberts, former wise guy Bobby Walason, and former lock-picker and international drug trafficker Charles “The Ghost” Kennedy.

We may not get the same panelists.

The Crimetown website is fantastic with lots of old photos and footage and recaps.

$20-$30, all ages, doors 7pm, show 8pm, Thursday, July 13, buy tickets here/Friday, July 14, tickets here, Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway

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