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The Shining — MotB

(7.23) And there’s a local connection. This week’s installment of Movies on the Block is Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror The Shining with music by Rhode Island native Wendy Carlos (born Walter Carlos, of “Switched-On Bach” fame) among other artists. From Wiki, In 1953 (aged 14), Carlos won a Westinghouse Science Fair scholarship for a home-built […]

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Meta-tastic G.I. Joe Parody On ‘Community’

The NBC series ‘Community’ aired this season’s alternate-medium episode and it was a beaut. “G.I. Jeff” was an animated parody of the old G.I. Joe cartoons interspersed with live-action faux vintage TV spots for a new product line (see above) and a few scenes back in the show’s reality. Meta doesn’t begin to describe it.

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Young Composer Making A Name In Opera

Skipping the whole ‘years of rejection while starving in an unheated garret’ routine, Wheeler alum Nico Muhly is going straight to the top of the heap, garnering special notice in today’s New York Times “Best of 2013″ section for his recent work at the Metropolitan Opera. Zachary Woolfe writes about the promising thirty-somethings in the

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‘Breakfast With Curtis’ Opens At Cable Car

With special Q&A with Providence-based filmmaker and director Laura Colella on Friday and Saturday. “Breakfast with Curtis” was filmed in Providence, and will kick off its theatrical release here two weeks before its New York opening, after a festival run that earned it several awards and an Independent Spirit Award Nomination. We wrote about the

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‘Locally Made’ Still Up Through Nov 3

A few more weeks left of the ‘Locally Made’ exhibit at the RISD Museum. This includes unique midday events (Assembly and Office Hours) in the Contemporary Art Gallery and Chace Center Art Galleries (see calender). Don’t miss the exhibit of local artists on the sixth floor (go here for individual Studio Notes). Take some time

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A Little Something For The Ladies

The October issue of GQ came out with a new list of “The 20 Worst Sports Franchises of All Time” and look who comes in at Number 8 — the Providence Steamrollers. In the late 1940s, the Steamrollers, billed as “The Fleetest, Fastest-Breaking Team” in pro basketball, promised fans “a Ding Dong Battle” on the

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Del's In Gotham

Good news for those in the Del’s diaspora, you are not imagining things — that’s a Del’s truck you see on the horizon.  New York magazine found it newsworthy. Gothamist made a major and crucial frozen-lemonade discovery just in time for summer: Apparently, Rhode Island’s famous Del’s Lemonade is now in New York. The soft,

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Tasting And Signing With Chef Jody Adams

(4.3) On Wednesday, April 3, James Beard award-winner Chef Jody Adams returns to her alma mater for a cooking demo and book signing at the Brown Faculty Club. The Providence native, and recent contestant on the second season of Top Chef Masters, is the owner of nationally acclaimed Rialto in Harvard Square and co-owner of

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