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Angel Taveras On Arts & The Creative Economy In Providence

Come hear our next Mayor, Angel Taveras, give a public address on arts and the creative economy in Providence. Don’t know Angel yet?  Angel was raised by his single mom on the South Side of Providence and went from Head Start to Harvard through the Providence school system.  An attorney and former Housing Court judge, Angel’s …

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You Only Put It On The Refrigerator. . . And They’re Your Children

Now that the home extruders are finally off my back, it’s time to take on another totally self-absorbed and entitled sector of the population — children! A flap has erupted over the proposed mural for the East Avenue side of the Vartan Gregorian School in Fox Point.  The PTO decided that the students should be …

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RISD Galleries Downtown — Block Party Receptions Thursday

Head downtown tomorrow night for sculpture, installations, video, DJ and fun stuff. Check out four RISD galleries as well as video work on Tazza’s outdoor screen. Cash bars, live music. 65 Eddy St: Show Title: “Looking” Graduating Glass Thesis Show Who: Matthew Perez, Charlotte Potter, Rui Sasaki 186 Union St: Show Title: “Black Sheep 2.0” …

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Remember the Norwegian curling team with their vivid go-to-hell pants? A recent article in The New York Times discusses the subversive spin younger Olympians are putting on their look, and how this will trickle down to the American consumer (Burton will start marketing those ‘denim’ snowboarder pants later this year). Basically the curlers decided that …

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Creatives + Cocktails At AS220 FOO(d)

Tomorrow from 5:45pm to 8pm (or later, you know, if you want to hang out) IDSA RI will be hosting their fourth Creatives+Cocktails event of 2010 at the AS220 restaurant/bar. If you haven’t been to one of these events before, here’s what you’ve been missing; creative people, cocktails, food, and great Wednesday evening conversation. What’s …

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AS220’s Mercantile Block: Sneak Peek This Saturday

Thrilling news! As the temperature rises Downcity’s favorite arts space has seen fit to strip off a few layers. The heretofore veil of mystery will be lifted and AS220’s newest appendage,The Mercantile Block, will, like so many tiara and crinoline adorned debutantes before it, make its debut into society. Though the Mercantile still remains mid-construction, …

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A Guided Tour Of The Empire Strikes Back With Ryder Windham

Providence Community Library welcomes Ryder Windham, author of over sixty Star Wars books, to Rochambeau Library on Saturday, May 15th. Ryder will present rare photos and illustrations related to Empire, and discuss vintage Star Wars toys, comic books, and comic strips. Ryder will also be signing books and we will be giving away signed souvenirs. …

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“The World’s First Street Art Disaster Movie”

There is graffiti and there is street art, and you will know the difference by the end of the opening credits of the new movie at the Cable Car Cinema. Exit Through the Gift Shop is the work of British street artist Banksy who remains disguised and anonymous throughout the film; he is not however …

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Book Talk And Signing With Ann Hood — Friday

Providence Community Library will be presenting a free book discussion and signing with local best-selling author Ann Hood, on Friday, May 7th at the Mount Pleasant Library. Ann will be reading from her latest work, The Red Thread, with a discussion and signing to follow. For more info call 272.0106 or contact ddvorchak@provcomlib.org. 3pm, Friday, …

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1839! — RIC Seniors Show Photography At FH13

‘1839!’ is the new photography exhibition being mounted by a group of talented students soon to graduate from Rhode Island College. The word ‘photograph’ was coined in 1839 and these artists — Leah Edelman Brier, Andrew Davis, Kayla Hood, Sam Kashuk, AnnMarie Nethercote, and Elena Scotti — vividly demonstrate the variety of forms and techniques …

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Green Screen On Main Green

Head over to the Main Green (between Waterman, Prospect, George Streets) of the Brown campus on Saturday for an all-day art installation thing. Let’s assume that it is free and open to the public. GREEN SCREEN is a seven-hour exhibition/event of site-specific, interactive sculpture, installations and performances which will be held in the central hub …

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Tish Adams & The Mike Miller Swingtet, April 29th, Rochambeau Library

Providence Community Library and The Friends of Rochambeau invite you to an evening of jazz and blues with Tish Adams and The Mike Miller Swingtet. This is a free event and it will take place at Rochambeau Library, 708 Hope Street in Providence, on Thursday, April 29th at 7pm. The Mike Miller Swingtet consists of …

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Two Free Bike Movies At Knight Memorial Library — Wednesday

Providence Community Library will be presenting two free bike-themed films this Wednesday for Earth Week at Knight Memorial Library. Join us in watching “Return of the Scorcher” and “Critical Mass“, both by director Ted White. Providence Bike Coalition will be on hand with information about biking in Providence and to answer any related questions that …

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Storytelling With Valerie Tutson At Knight Memorial Library — April 21st

Please join Providence Community Library and Valerie Tutson for an afternoon of storytelling at the Knight Memorial Library. Valerie has been telling stories in schools, churches, libraries, festivals and conferences since 1991. She draws her stories from around the world with an emphasis on African traditions.  Her repertoire includes stories and songs she learned in …

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