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ALCS MVP Jeremy Peña Makes Providence Proud

Astros rookie shortstop, and Classical High alum, Jeremy Peña, has been named the Most Valuable Player of the American League Championship Series! CBS Sports reports that Peña . . . was named ALCS MVP after a dominant four-game series in which he went 6 for 18 (.333) with two doubles and two homers. He drove […]

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‘The Gilded Age’ Starts Monday On HBO

It feels like yesterday that Julian Fellowes had his crew down in Newport for the filming of this new HBO series. The first local casting call went out in December of 2020 when they were in search of “bearded men with professional kitchen experience” among other types. The cast of ‘The Gilded Age’ includes Denée

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Narragansett Creamery Gets The TikTok Bump

Local cheesemakers Narragansett Creamery produce a wide variety of cheeses — Atwells Gold is a particular favorite of mine* — but it is their feta that has been stealing the limelight and driving demand these days. Since a Baked Feta Pasta recipe featured on TikTok took off, their Salty Sea Feta sales are through the

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Hasbro Acquires Death Row Records — 40 Million Benjamins

I don’t have too much to add to this news, but it seems like we should mention it. I think most people just enjoy the weirdness of saying Hasbro and Death Row in the same sentence. According to Rolling Stone magazine: The cross-branding opportunities here basically write themselves, but there is no word on whether

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‘Tenemental’ Author At Riffraff

(6.28) Head over to Riffraff Bookstore and Bar Thursday evening when author Vikki Warner will discuss her new book “Tenemental” with fellow landlady Reba Mitchel (House Red). Two Providence landladies dole out the hard-earned wisdom that comes with the job. Musician, audiobook narrator, and bonne vivante Reba Mitchell will appear with Vikki Warner to talk

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Jenkins Gets Oscar Nomination!

Let’s bring that Oscar home to Providence! Richard Jenkins began his acting career with Trinity Rep in the seventies, ultimately becoming its artistic director, before focusing on television and movies. He returned a few years ago to direct “Oliver!” when he and his choreographer wife, Sharon, received Trinity’s Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the

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Rosenkrantz On Bourdain Web Show — Raw Craft

Local luthier Rachel Rosenkrantz will appear on the new season of the Anthony Bourdain web show ‘Raw Craft.’ The series, created to promote the Balvenie Distillery in Scotland, is itself well-crafted, and features “artisans who make incredible things by hand.” (Makezine.) Go here to watch the teaser for episode nine with Rachel showing Bourdain how

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‘Documentary Now!’ Does Spalding Gray

With a shout-out to Foster-Glocester! The second season of IFC’s “Documentary Now!” is off to a great start. The show’s creators and writers — Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Seth Myers — are taking this mockumentary format to a whole new level. Tonight’s installment featured Bill Hader as a Spalding Gray-type (Gray grew up in

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‘Alfred & Jakobine’ At Columbus Theatre

(8.31) One night only, the Columbus Theatre will be screening the documentary “Alfred & Jakobine: The 48,000 km Story of a Man, a Woman & an Old London Taxi.” This is quite a story and it has a local connection. It’s 1955 and newlyweds Alfred Hobbs and Jakobine Schou chance upon a 1934 London taxi

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