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Silent Film Pioneers At PPAC

(8.11) The RI International Film Festival will feature the works of four female cinematic legends from the silent film era this Friday evening at PPAC. This unique retrospective will highlight the works of Lois Weber, Alice Guy, Mabel Normand, and Lotte Reiniger. The entire program runs roughly 99 minutes. Go here for tickets to Silent […]

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Juneteenth Organ Recital, Storytelling — PPAC

(6.19) Head downtown Monday at noon for “From Free to Freedom: A Juneteenth Celebration,” a free lunchtime concert with “songs and stories from a journey that continues.” The event features the estimable Ricardo Pitts-Wiley as the narrator, the JuneteenthRI Choir, storyteller Rachel Briggs, PPAC’s house organist Peter Edwin Krasinski, and a soloist to be announced.

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Free ‘Wonders Of The Wurlitzer’ At PPAC

(5.15) Piccolo, tom tom, castanets, sleigh bells . . . it’s all here. This Wednesday’s installment of the free PPAC series, Wonders of the Wurlitzer, features conductor, organist, and music educator, Peter Krasinski. From the Facebook page: Peter Krasinski returns to PPAC to bring the Mighty Wurlitzer to life! Mr. Krasinski’s program will feature rousing

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‘Wonders Of The Wurlitzer’ Concert

(10.16) Organist Gary Phillips returns to the Providence Performing Arts Center this Wednesday for a free lunch hour concert. Mr. Phillips performed last May under less than ideal circumstances: Last week’s performance by Gary Phillips was masterful, made all the more impressive by the fact that his thumb had been stitched up and bandaged due

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Loew’s Theatre 90th Anniversary Celebration

(10.13) The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) has free events planned this Saturday to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the “picture palace” known in 1928 as The Loew’s State. Events begin during the day at the Providence Performing Arts Center, culminating in live music and fireworks at Waterplace Park. Daytime, 10am to 3pm — Billy

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The Mighty Wurlitzer Gets Cranking Wednesday

Head downtown during your lunchtime, tomorrow and ensuing Wednesdays through September and October, to hear the 1927 Wurlitzer pipe organ — for free! Wonders of the Wurlitzer organ concerts are held at lunchtime on specific Wednesdays in the spring and fall. All concerts are free and open to the public. Patrons are welcome to bring

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Hooray! Best Local Blog Of 2010!

That would be us! Third year in a row! Rhode Island Monthly held its annual ‘Best of 2010’ gala at the Providence Performing Arts Center tonight, and the Providence Daily Dose was named ‘Best Local Blog’! Again! (Our judicious use of exclamation points has not gone unnoticed.) Fox Television carried the special (our award at

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I refuse to make a pun about this massive organ

(In other words — I tried, but I couldn’t come up with anything.) Need to decompress? Head over to PPAC for a free performance on the 1927 mighty Wurlitzer. The Wonders of the Wurlitzer concerts are held at lunchtime on specific Mondays and Wednesdays in the spring and fall. All concerts are free and open

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