Micah Salkind

Providence Youth Arts Collaborative: Roots & Rituals — Saturday

Come support and participate in a youth-planned, cross-organizational arts day: “Roots & Rituals: A Creative Day for Creative People.” Young people from the Providence Youth Arts Collaborative (AS220 Broad Street Studios, Community MusicWorks, the Carriage House, New Urban Arts, and Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth) have joined forces to organize the first-ever youth arts day on …

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Hedwig Humanities Panel Continues

“When The Words Fail Us: Art and Trans Identities” To extend the conversation that started last weekend during previews of Perishable’s production of John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig and The Angry Inch, Perishable, in partnership with Rhode Island Council For the Humanities, The Rhode Island Foundation’s Equity Action Fund and The New England Foundation for the …

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Africana Film Festival Starts Today

Starting today, filmmakers from Jamaica, Ghana, Cameroon and Cuba will arrive on Brown’s campus to discuss their films and life’s work with Providence audiences. The 2010 Africana Film Festival features a retrospective of work by The Black Audio Film Collective. John Akomfrah (Ghana/UK) and Lina Gopaul (Jamaica/UK), founding members of the collective and current members …

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Mangos With Chili Kicks Black Lavender Experience Tonight at Brown

The Black Lavender Experience kicks off with a Brown Pride Month convocation performance by Mangos with Chili. Founded in 2006 by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and Ms. Cherry Galette, Mangos with Chili is a touring cabaret of queer and trans people-of-color performance artists, offering unforgettable performance in celebration of their lives, stories, survival, and the legacies …

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Potent mini-series from high Apartheid to screen with conversation to follow

Brown’s Focus On Africa series is packing it in this week with a lunchtime screening at The Watson Institute for International Relations. South African documentarist and filmmaker Khalo Matabane, who’s mini series When We Were Black, screens at 12pm (pt.1) and 6pm (pt.2), will conduct a discussion of his work at 7pm following the second …

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Documentary on Shirley Chisholm, first African-American woman in Congress, to screen tonight

This evening Brown’s Department of Africana Studies continues its post-election week run of free public events with contemporary Black intellectuals and artists. Shola Lynch, a young filmmaker who in 2004 completed a documentary on the legendary Shirley Chisholm, will be joined by Ray Watson of the Mt. Hope Neighborhood Association and renowned professor of Africana …

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Kenya’s biggest novelist to give reading from acclaimed new book today

We’re still not at the point where we can say, unequivocally, that our potential vps know that Africa is a continent and not a country, but at least we have a local university president who is interested in bringing scholars and artists from all over said continent to our fair city. Brown’s Department of Africana Studies, along …

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Brown’s Rites & Reason premieres young playwright’s vision of Hawaiian history

Brown’s Rites & Reason Theatre is one of three Black Theaters in Providence (Black Rep and Pawtucket’ Mixed Magic being the other two). R&R has been developing and producing new work by students in Brown’s RPM (Research To Performance) playwriting classes since the 1970s and is the region’s oldest continually producing Black Theatre. That’s not …

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Buggin’ at Black Rep

The current production at Black Rep, Tracy Letts’ Bug is a great diversion from all of the election hoopla and economic woe in your face everyday. Who doesn’t want to divert their mind by mulling over bizarre/terrifying conspiracy theories and indulging in crack-adled delusions of organic, self-propagating big-brother bugs – but wait, are they delusional or are Agnes and Peter (played …

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Your Daily Sound Session Roundup!

Lots going on tonight for Providence Sound Session. In fact, I’m worried to say anything about the Black Rep’s programming tonight because the joint is bananas every Wednesday. As I write this Marc Cary is tearing it up in the lounge at the Xxodus Café, playing his blend of groove-inspired contemporary Jazz. At 9PM resident …

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Sound Session insider scoop – 2 of 6

If you missed the great shows at The Blackstone, Tazza, Firehouse 13 and Black Rep last night, it is not too late to start partying. Bachanal has only just begun! Tonight’s official Sound Session lineup at Black Rep includes local Reggae selectors Red Beard, Mardon Famous and Paul Michael along with Boston-based emcee (DJ if …

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Providence Sound Session: An insider’s guide to Monday (let’s start slow)

Okay everybody, so there is a lot going on tonight that discerning listeners will want to take part in. Of course there is the official SS’08 fare at Black Rep. Soul/R&B/House/Funk singer and songwriter Eric Roberson headlines a night of the Funky (local artists Grow), the sparse and political (multifaceted NYC poet Oveous Maximus) and …

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What’s really happening tonight

Nothing but jams! Why? Micah Jackson plays Morgan Louis’ monthly in the Local 121 basement taproom. 10pm, $3 suggested and don’t forget NO Providence Is Burning this month (we want to go to Fool’s Ball). Anybody know if they are tearing these beautiful tickets? I certainly hope not!

Mighty Crown tonight at Black Rep

Mighty Crown is the shit, sayeth XLR8R of the recent World Dancehall Clash:  … the main stage belonged to the now dominant soundclash team Mighty Crown, also known as the “Far East Rulers.” Mighty Crown is the only non-Jamaican soundsystem to have won a World Clash event on Jamaican soil. The five-member crew’s latest victory cup will …

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