“Scrodliness is next to Godliness”

It’s funny because it’s true.  For more utterly sublime lyrics like this, head out of town tonight to see the band declared Boston’s worst from 1989 to 1994, Mente.  Guitarist, Edward van Mente is Providence’s own Ted Widmer, former Clinton speech writer, head of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University, and former member …

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Happy New Year’s Eve Eve!

I know you’ll all be partying tomorrow night, so I’m getting this out of the way now. It’s my favorite video of the week of things we’ll miss and things we *really* won’t miss from 2008. It’s set to the song “New Lang Syne (Thank God It’s Over)” by Jim’s Big Ego and was created …

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Here Comes The Good Humour Man

There is a dismal comedy formula hardening in the studios of Hollywood whereby directors who are happy to cash a paycheck suddenly realize that they must somehow breathe life into an imbecilic script using an over-paid comedy hack. How to polish the turd? Go shopping for talent in Britain! It doesn’t work of course, the …

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Miss Pixie

The two-week run of Miss Pixie’s Cable Access Holiday Extravaganza previews tonight at the Feinstein-Gamm Theatre in Pawtucket. There is a rather elaborate mythology behind this character, created by School One theater teacher Casey Seymour Kim, so I direct you to today’s write-up in the ProJo. Kim does not recommend the show for children as …

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Don White at Stone Soup tonight

Don White plays the Stone Soup Coffeehouse tonight. With great ad-libs, Don just might be one of the funniest singer/songwriters on the scene, but he balances the funnies with sweet, beautiful ballads and spoken word. From humorous ditties on parenting teens (he’s a musical Mark Patinkin, or maybe a coherent Bill Cosby) to nods to …

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Downtown ‘Harvest’ Festival

Because nothing says harvest like asphalt, pigeon crap and the Dress Barn (hey, we do have a barn).  Oh well, any excuse to get out of the house and away from the kids. No wait, bring the kids. 2pm — kids costume contest/3pm adult (15+) costume contest Music, and then ‘Movies on the Block’ continues …

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