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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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T-shirt design contest

Attention artists. Help RIPAC design their new T-shirt and if your entry is chosen you can win… a brand new T-shirt! Well, it’s all about the glory really. And the cause. RIPAC is the medical marijuana advocacy coalition that helped our enlightened legislators make marijuana possession legal for qualified patients. But the battle for availability

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Totally Hot Publisher Needed ASAP

Awww, shit, you gotta be kidding me? How come I didn’t get a memo on this one? Oh, right, because my office is my bedroom and my secretary is my cat. Darn. Apparently, would-be writers, the trick is not to solicit publishers one-by-one hoping to find one for whom your novel/screenplay/poetry/suckpileofhumanexcrement is a perfect fit.

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this will separate the men from the boys from the women

Big plans are afoot to generate more activity in and around Kennedy Plaza this summer, including poor little Burnside Park. There are some regular weekly events planned, like a Friday Farmers’ Market, as well as some big events such as the Heineken Latino Celebration July 6th (please tell me they’re planning a Dos Equis Oktoberfest)

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you may need this someday

Check out the June issue of Providence Monthly (no reading it online, you must pick up a hard copy) for a piece on the Compassion Center Bill currently working its way through the RI legislature. Spearheading this effort is RIPAC executive director, Jesse Stout (seen here speaking at last year’s annual NORML convention). The bill

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when did everyone get so thirsty

You don’t need 8 bottles of water a day, that was always a scam. Look, since the economy is tanking anyway, let’s just put the bottled-water people out of business while we’re at it. If you can’t get worked up about the problem of plastic persisting in the environment and the food chain, think of

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Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council and KaBOOM! Announce Donation of $53,000 in Playground Equip

Funding from Staples, Inc. to Create a New Merino Park Playground Providence, RI (May 19, 2008) – The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council, along with KaBOOM!, a national non-profit organization that envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America, today announced they have received a donation of $53,000 in playground

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

I am doing a sexy little dance in my office chair right now, because: Same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, the California Supreme Court ruled [today]. According to the court, “In contrast to earlier times, our state now recognizes that an individual’s capacity to establish a loving and long-term committed relationship with another

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senate hearing today, show your support

Jesse Stout, Executive Director of RIPAC, the medical marijuana advocacy coalition, encourages all interested parties to attend today’s hearing at the State House to show support for the patients, doctors and experts testifying in front of the Senate’s Health and Human Services committee in favor of the ‘Compassion Center Bill’. Under this bill a non-profit

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This is the Best Thing That’s Ever Happened to Me

For today, anyway. From Pitchfork: Fifteen years after its Matador Records release in 1993, Exile in Guyville is getting the reissue celebration it deserves. On June 24, ATO Records will beef up the album with four bonus tracks from the original Guyville sessions as well as an accompanying DVD. The bonus tracks: the solo cut

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