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Record Store Day

(4.20) Saturday, April 20, is National Record Store Day, and with it comes special releases from both new and established artists, some in unusual formats or unusual colors, some with hidden tracks. There are also packaged specials: attention Beatles fans. Store owners submit requests but are never quite sure what they will end up with. […]

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Opening Reception — World’s Fair Gallery

(10.29) The World’s Fair Gallery on Broadway will host an opening reception Friday evening for ‘Tiny Showcase: A Show of Small Prints.” World’s Fair Gallery showcases original artwork and editions by emerging and established contemporary artists and designers based in Providence, Rhode Island and Southeastern New England. Seen here is a detail from “Movement Artifact”

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Dirt Palace Takes On Wedding Cake House

[Update: The sale has been approved. Plans for a bed-and-breakfast. See ProJo 2.23.17) Back from the brink. Looks like the famed Wedding Cake House on Broadway will soon have a new owner. The Providence Preservation Society has included this imperiled confection several times on its Most Endangered Properties List, most recently in 2016. According to

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Spend Your Money Locally — Cluck! On Broadway

Urban farm and garden supply store Cluck! features goods and services focused on small-scale food production and backyard animal husbandry. Easy place to find gifts. Seen here are feed sack pillows, $18-$24. They also have DIY cheese kits, metal tinsel ornaments from Mexico, books about mushrooms, paper pigeons, gardening tools, vintage-y chicken prints, log carriers,

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John Reilly And Friends At Columbus

Peter Glantz will be hosting a unique evening of music featuring actor John C. Reilly, Becky Stark, and Tom Brosseau. Ms. Stark, the voice of the band Lavender Diamond, also performs with the Living Sisters, and joined the Decemberists on their album”Hazards of Love” to sing the role of Margaret. Stark and Reilly have recorded

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White Buffalo Backyard Market

(5.31) White Buffalo on Broadway is holding its backyard market Saturday featuring local vendors of vintage and handmade items. Jewelry, tees, toys and face painting by Holly Dottie. Vendors include: Ape & Bird, Seven Acre Toys, Reed McClaren, Manic Pixie T-shirt Girls Figs & Ginger, Katrinkles, Max, Above/Below Jewelry 10am to 6:25pm, Saturday, May 31,

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‘Island Intervals’ Death Vessel Collaborates With Jónsi

[youtube]vHz2eGHC_yM#t=0[/youtube] Along with today’s release of the new Death Vessel album Island Intervals (Sub Pop) comes this official video for the song ‘Mercury Dime’ directed by Peter Glantz and shot in glorious color at the Columbus Theatre. Apparently Joel Thibodeau’s extraordinary vocals had been noticed by kindred über-soprano Jónsi who suggested they work together. From

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More Tickets Available For Armisen Show At Columbus

The previously sold-out Fred Armisen show at the Columbus Theatre has been moved downstairs into the big theater so now there are more tickets available. Comic actor, and pretty damn good musician, Fred Armisen will host a screening of an unaired episode of IFC’s Portlandia with a Q&A to follow. (The new season of Portlandia

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Wanda Jackson At The Columbus — New Year’s Eve Eve

(12.30) Tickets still available for the inestimable Queen of Rockabilly and First Lady of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Wanda Jackson. If you don’t have her album “The Party Ain’t Over” — her collaboration with Jack While — fix that now.  Ms. Jackson performed “Shakin’ All Over” with Mr. White in 2011 on David Letterman (video after

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Happy Anniversary Fundraiser At Columbus Theatre

(11.16) How many times did I pass this marquee, sigh, and keep on walking. But that’s because I lacked the vision, the initiative — the stamina, energy, and optimism — needed to imagine its rebirth. (I should work on these things I suppose. Later.) Fortunately, certain other people have these qualities in spades. Enter Ben

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Must See — Sallie Ford And The Sound Outside At Columbus

(11.5) The last time the decidedly not folk-sounding, totally slamming, rockabilly Portland band Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside cruised through Rhode Island they were playing the 2011 Newport Folk Festival, and dealing with a power outage. Unrattled, the band cadged some instruments and performed an acoustic set. In a recent email interview with the

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