Annie Kennedy

Short Story Film Festival At Cable Car

(11/30) Today only, with showings from 1 p.m. through 9 p.m., the Cable Car Cinema is featuring the Short Story Film Festival, an international collection of live-action and animated films whose only common denominator is a six-minute limit. From the Facebook event page: The Heartstrings Program (3pm, 7pm) leans towards live action with films exploring …

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Flame Pizzeria Fires Up In Jewelry District

Early last year, Beth Comery reported on the resuscitation of Providence Cookie Company by Secadin “Sajo” Can and family. Their eatery on Peck Street in Downcity still offers a combination of Providence Cookie Company treats using Bette Hills’ original recipes, plus fresh lunch fare with a Middle Eastern flair and whatever yummy muffins or other …

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Last Week For Creepy Crawly Ice Cream Scene

Resources for Human Development, a non-profit, arts-based program serving people with disabilities, fosters some really creative projects, from drawings, paintings and sculptures to music, videos and performance art. The artwork is shown a couple of times a year at rotating spots, from galleries in their Pawtucket headquarters to spaces such as Firehouse 13, and now …

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Burnside Park Music Series Still On — Rain Location

(7.25) As nice as it is to gather ’round this fountain on Thursday summer evenings and enjoy great local music, it’s also nice of the Greater Kennedy Plaza team to find a rain location when it gets all Drizzly McRainy out there, not to mention downright chilly for July. Catch Afro-pop band Criss Cross – …

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Forever Young Rocks The Free World At Narrows

(3.9) Although technically not in Rhode Island – and you know how far 20 minutes outside Providence can feel to some – the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River is a perpetual Providence Phoenix Best Folk Venue nominee. And no wonder: you can bring your own food and drinks, the sound is great, …

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Ocean State Theatre Company Pays RENT Forward In New Digs

There’s a new seat in town. Or a couple hundred. Ocean State Theatre Company has migrated north from their five-year run at Theatre by the Sea, converting an old Verizon office building near Iron Works Tavern into a sleek, stadium-seat venue. They just opened their fourth production in the new space, RENT. Jonathan Larson’s urban, …

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Interview: Mark Cutler On His 6/29 CD Release Bash

In the past, local legend Mark Cutler has fronted bands like The Raindogs and The Schemers; toured with the likes of Bob Dylan, Warren Zevon, and Don Henley; and starred in MTV videos. Lately, he’s stayed closer to home, playing circuits of RI and New England shows both solo and with a variety of talented …

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Jacob Haller And Friends Paint NewCo Blue

(5.12) Providence musician Jacob Haller is as unique as his lyrics are clever. When raising money to record his latest album, Circumstantial Evidence*, the bluesy/folksy/humorous singer/pianist/guitarist/accordionist incentivized CD sales by baking pies and hand-knitting slippers and dinosaurs for project backers. (One such stegosaurus has since been busy visiting cool places and meeting cool people). This …

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Super Tuesday (and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

Last week, our neighbors to the north got to celebrate Super Tuesday, while we remain booth-free until April 24th. However, we do get a vote of sorts: the Providence Phoenix has extended voting of its “Best of ’12” until Friday, March 16th. Go here to pick your favorite foods, bars, shops, arts, and more. The …

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Non-Micro-Writeup of Micro-Memoir

Once again, we were gathered in the beautiful lower floor of one of the oldest libraries in the United States, sipping wine among the stacks while sacrilegiously eating pizza slices and delicious crunchy little chocolate chip cookies off the Egyptian cabinet that once held Napoleon’s “Description of Egypt.” But this was a guilt-free evening. The Providence Athenaeum may …

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I’ll Take Two Boxes Of The Fagalongs

After a 14-year-old girl’s YouTube video* asking people not to buy Girl Scout cookies because a Colorado troop admitted a 7-year-old transgender went viral, the Huffington Post’s coverage has more than 5,800 comments–most supporting GSUSA and vowing to buy cookies. I was a Girl Scout, not only as a little girl, but as a teenager …

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Holiday Bizarre Bazaar

Resources for Human Development is a non-profit day program that encourages Rhode Islanders with disabilities to create, enjoy, express themselves, and empower themselves through art. Each December, RHD’s holiday “Bizarre Bazaar” allows members of the public to view and purchase all kinds of fun, silly, raunchy, weird, and beautiful pieces. There’s always live music (you’ll …

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