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house hunting Some realty tipS for Gordon fox; leSS credit, mo' problemS; GettinG powdered It looks like former Rhode
Island House Speaker, Rep. f Gordon Fox, is in the market for
a new domicile, as news arrived this week that he has put his East Side crib on the market. Gordo has already announced he won’t be running for re-election for his District 4 seat in the House, and he appears to have already taken an early retirement, not bothering to show his face at Halitosis Hall in the month since the feds and state police raided his office, and, in doing so, essentially leaving his constituents without representation at the State House. Classy move. But we guess it’s all about you these days, Gordo. Thanks for the memories. Now, Phillipe and Jorge are not realtors, but we could play them on TV if you give us the yellow blazers. As such, we can point out that as Fox begins his pursuit of new digs, one possibility looms large on the horizon. It is known as the Big House, not be confused with a McMansion. (Note: A learned, crimesavvy friend of P&J’s once told us, “The words you never want to read on a document are ‘The US Government versus [your name here].’”) The Big House has much to offer. A cozy 10’x10’ combination living room, den, and bathroom, with a commode and sink done in a fashionable stainless steel. As a special bonus, all utilities are included. An experienced chef is on the premises who prepares breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A common dining area features elegant “plastique” utensils, which we’re told are now the rage in Europe, especially in similar Crimean fine dining facilities. The walls are done in a soft-spoken gray, adorned in some cases with highly prized primitive artwork harkening back to early historic cave renderings and graphic elements depicting certain parts of the human body, no doubt inspired by the nude works of the greatest artists of all time. The neighbors are wonderful, and always open to making new friends. A bit boisterous, but eager to share their conversations and opinions long into the night in spirited exchanges, with bawdy taunts and promises to engage their neighbors further if they get them alone for one-onone conversations. P&J hope that Gordo has the patience to wait until federal officials can ensure the availability of the Big House before making any other real estate purchase. We’re sure that this new
home offer is one that simply can’t be refused.
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Phillipe and Jorge know virtually nothing about high finance, other than that half the slithering reptiles at the top of the Wall Street food chain should be in prison by now. But we do know enough to recognize that when Moody’s Investors Services — which all investment bankers and hedge fund manager scum rely on for advice — puts the hard word on your state's fiscal stability, you’d better pay damn close attention. That’s exactly what Moody’s did last week, when it warned Biggest Little honchos that losing the current contested pension reform case in court would force the state to make “extremely difficult budgetary choices” and be a “credit negative” for the state and its cities and towns. To P&J’s ears, that sounds like that bet you lost on the Bruins game this week to put you in a “negative credit” situation with your bookie, meaning walking steroid-fueled monsters named Sal and Vito will be arriving on your doorstep with baseball bats wanting immediate payment in full, plus the 100 percent weekly vig attached to your previous losing wagers. That warning from a Wall Street biggie ought to be enough to put Governor Linc Chafee and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo in a very bad mood(ys). And we’re
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P&J were delighted to hear that there is a new product that seems to be just what everyone’s been waiting for: powdered alcohol. It’s like Kool-Aid for grown-ups. Just add water! Why didn’t we think of that? The new product is called Palcohol. And evidently the media hysteria spurred by its announcement was not anticipated by the folks at the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) which initially issued “label approval” for the new intoxicant. In typical government fashion (read: lying), they quickly announced that the approval was issued in error (read: “Jesus, what have we done? We weren’t expecting this”). P&J aren’t sure about how proposed concoctions such as the Powderita will taste — most likely horrible — but we imagine people won’t be scarfing down Palcohol libations to enjoy the subtle blending of flavors. How the manufacturers missed offering a “Dry Martini” (geddit?) in their selection is an inexplicable marketing gaffe. Naturally, the general public took the high road in welcoming this new concept for getting hammered. “Hey, I can slip that one-ounce packet in my pocket and load it into water at work or at public events! No clinking bottles or bulky cans to worry about any-
more.” Or even better, “I can put it straight into a Pabst tall boy and have an instant ‘depth charge.’ ” And let’s not leave the druggie culture’s insight unheard: “Hey, I can snort this shit straight, who needs water? It’s probably a better and quicker high that way anyhow.” (Naturally, one of the warnings initially issued by Palcohol was “Do not snort.” That ought to have a huge impact on folks prone to huffing airplane glue from paper bags.) No doubt government regulators will stall as long as possible before letting Palcohol become the Fun Dip of the 21st century. But it now seems inevitable, and this brave new world will doubtless bring with it a new lexicon, such as, “Boy, did I get powdered last night.”
TV Merger: giganTic world conTinues
Perhaps you noticed the latest news in local television: the Richmond, Virginia-based TV giant, Media General Inc., owners of WJAR NBC 10, announced a plan to buy the Providence-based LIN Media LLC, owners of WPRI 12. With two of the three major network-affiliate news channels in the area now owned by one entity, this would appear to be none too good for local television news coverage. As Dean Starkman pointed out in an article on GoLocalProv.com, “Driving the deal is a frenzied bull market national [sic] for local TV stations that, paradoxically, is
boosting values while placing increasing productivity pressures on local TV news operations and diluting the quality of local news.” Congratulations to veteran WJAR investigative reporter Jim Taricani, who got out of the business at just the right time. It would seem that this new gargantuan company will have to rid itself of either Channel 10 or Channel 12 and the buyer will most certainly not be bought by a local outfit. P&J’s prediction: money will flow and local news coverage will get worse. Does anyone actually think it will get better?
Farewell, cHuck sHerba
On Saturday, April 19, an important member of the Rhode Island music community passed away. Charles “Chuck” Sherba, was the concertmaster for the Rhode Island Philharmonic, a musician in the Aurea Ensemble, and longtime member of the Applied Music faculty of Brown University. Part of a noted musical family (his brother plays in the internationally renowned Kronos Quartet), Mr. Sherba was only 62 and beloved by music fans throughout the region. Our condolences go out to his family. The Rhode Island Philharmonic has announced that their final concert of the year, on May 10, will be performed in honor of Chuck Sherba.^
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‘The wiener thing I can appreciate from a historical standpoint. [But] I kinda wish we’d get past that.’
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This year, Rhode Islanders have heard speeches about the State of the State (Governor Lincoln Chafee, January 15), the State of Education (Commissioner Deborah Gist, January 30), and the State of the State’s Health (Department of Health director Dr. Michael Fine, February 26). We know of no plans, however, for a State of Food address. For that, you’ll have to make an appointment with David Dadekian, the mastermind of the food news website and event-organizing operation, Eat Drink RI, who seems to know every chef, restaurant, farm stand, and manufactured food product within state lines. We initially scheduled an interview with Dadekian to talk about his third annual Eat Drink RI Festival: the four-day gastronomic bonanza beginning April 24 that he describes as “farmers to fine dining and everything in between.” This year’s lineup includes a feast proffered by Johnson & Wales alums and faculty, a rally of over a dozen food trucks, and a “Grand Tasting” in the Biltmore ballroom with more than 30 exhibitors ranging from American Mussel Harvesters Inc. to the Wine Brothers, followed the next day by a “Grand Brunch” featuring music from Rhode Island Philharmonic musicians. But then more food news broke for Dadekian. On April 16, he was officially named one of two 2014 Rhode Island Foundation Innovation Fellows, which means that, over the next three years, he’ll receive grant payments totaling $300,000. His project is “the Eat Drink Rhode Island Central Market . . . a centralized culinary hub for Rhode Island, a complete business-to-business and business-to-consumer center, as well as being a destination for visitors to Rhode Island,” a Foundation release explains. In other words, he won the Ocean State version of the much-drooled-over $500,000 MacArthur Foundation “genius” Fellowships.” (For the record, Dadekian says, “I am not a genius.”) What follows are excerpts from our conversation with RI’s unofficial Food Laureate. Our conversation has been edited and condensed.
CONGRATS ON THE FELLOWSHIP. CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE PROJECT? My project is to create a central market and food hub to promote local foods and to basically [propel] the mission of the Food Policy Council [of which I’m a member]. We have a four-tier mission statement with the Policy Council: it’s access, economy, environment, and production. We want to ensure that everyone in the state has access to good quality healthy food, local food; that that food production doesn’t impact the environment negatively, that it
improves the environment, if possible; that it’s economically viable for everyone (and that includes the producers as well as the consumers); and then production is basically ramped up. Ken [Ayars] from the DEM . . . is famous [for saying] that all the food grown in Rhode Island only feeds one percent of the population. How do we change that? I don’t think we’ll ever get to the point where we feed 100 percent of the population. But 10 percent? Twenty percent? Let’s see. So I want to try to ensure that we can build a market that does those four things. For the public, it would be similar to Pike’s Place in Seattle or a Chelsea Market in New York. Stalls or stands or shops, depending on the layout [and] environment we find to open this, selling local goods, be it from farmers directly or from food producers like the businesses that will come out of [the Warren-based food-business incubator] Hope & Main. Behind the scenes would be kind of a distribution model, where the farmers who have these stalls and stands would also be able to sell wholesale to restaurants and other stores. And from there [it] could grow. I could do cooking classes, I could do an educational component. Business incubation is an important part of the puzzle. Obviously we’re not going to compete with Hope & Main, but Hope & Main has had tons and tons of applications. So obviously there’s a need for this.
THE TERM “CALIFORNIA CUISINE” IS PROBABLY A BIT OUT OF DATE. BUT IS THERE A “RHODE ISLAND CUISINE”? WHAT IS OUR CULINARY SIGNATURE? Obviously wieners and clam cakes and chowder and Del’s and coffee milk are Rhode Island signatures. I tend to find them a little more kitschy than actually good products, though I do appreciate [how] Dave’s Coffee has turned coffee syrup back into a very good product. And there are places where you can get good chowders and clam cakes. I was down in down in Exeter at the Celestial Café last week and that chowder was out-of-thisworld fantastic. There’s [a] spot that’s not trying to reinvent the dishes, but . . . making good dishes with good local ingredients. The wiener thing I can appreciate from a historical standpoint. [But] I kinda wish we’d get past that.
BUT DO YOU SEE ANY TRENDS OR THEMES THAT MAKE US DISTINCT? I like to not call it
a “trend,” because I think trends tend to fade away. But, at the moment, [I look at] that whole movement . . . towards good local products, good local ingredients, and good quality cooking. And that I think is a hallmark of what’s going on around here, anywhere from a little café to fine dining like Gracie’s and New Rivers and Nick’s on
And the chefs and I sitting around the table were like, “Yeah, but not if it’s properly done!” We all know, there’s a proper way to do it now. There are manuals and textbooks to tell you how to properly can and smoke without killing people. Second of all, chefs don’t want to kill their customers! If James [Mark] up at north [in Providence] canned something and served it to a customer and that killed his customer, how long do you think James is going to be in business?
YOU’RE A DAD. ANY TIPS FOR RAISING KIDS TO HAVE A REFINED PALATE? I’ve read all the
FOOD FOR THOUGHT Dadekian. Broadway and Chez Pascal to Figidini and El Rancho Grande, [an example of] little places that aren’t trying to make fine dining, but are just trying to make really good food. I think that’s a quality that Rhode Island has that’s ahead of almost anywhere in the country other than perhaps California. And part of that is because of our size. I work up at Blackbird Farm [in Smithfield]. We’re 12 minutes, roughly, by car, to Nick’s on Broadway [in Providence]. So [the chef] gets a side of beef every three to four weeks. How many people get 350 pounds of beef fresh from a farm, local to you in this country? That’s kind of unheard of.
WE’RE IN AN ELECTION YEAR RIGHT NOW. IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO HEAR FROM CANDIDATES THAT RELATES TO FOOD? I’d like
to hear actual proposals that will change regulations and rules regarding health code issues and taxation.
ARE THEY CURRENTLY TOO STRINGENT? TOO LAX? Mostly too stringent. It’s not
even so much stringency; it’s [that they’re] outdated. The science and technology behind raising animals and cooking products has advanced greatly in the last 20 years — all for the better, in my opinion. And a lot of it is actually a return to older ways that people cooked. But it’s using safe and proven science and technology practices. And health departments, they’re still kinda in the ’80s about it. I don’t want to disparage anyone. [But] we were at a health department meeting recently . . . and someone said that “canning and smoking can kill people.”
Jacob Nathan and Joe DeGeorge are the principal jingle writers at Ocean State Jingle Lot, a company whose clients range from Providence Place Mall and the Dunkin’ Donuts Center to Federal Hill restaurants like Via Roma and Joe Marzilli’s Old Canteen. Sort of. Part conceptual music project and part actual enterprise, Nathan and DeGeorge’s operation has crafted jingles for more than 60 local businesses. Some are commissioned and some pretty clearly are not — for instance, their plug for the fine dining restaurant Gracie’s in downtown Providence (“The best fuckin’ restaurant in the world! Gracie’s, where all your dreams come true!”). Highlights of their work include a minorkey ode to Cranston’s Donut Bazar (“They’ll ask me, Why are you so happy? I ate at Donut Bazar. I ate at Donut Bazar today”) and a Phil Collins “In the Air Tonight”-sampling spot for Hudson Street Deli (“Meet your neighbors while you eat your meat!”). Stylistically, the jingles are all over the place: the one for the Stable, the downtown gay bar, sounds like the score for an old cowboy movie and features the sound of horses clomping. The 15-second ad for the Mexican establishment Chilangos, meanwhile, just features two modulated voices saying the name of the restaurant over and over. So far their biggest hit has been the 15-second promo they wrote for AS220’s Foo Fest last year. That one actually got radio play; for now, the others exist primarily on the Internet. “Did you know that the Block Island Ferry jingle and the Martha’s Vineyard Ferry jingle are the same song?” DeGeorge asks excitedly. We’re talking over coffee at AS220, where DeGeorge has a studio and where Nathan works as lead production manager (aka head sound engineer). DeGeorge is wearing a shirt patterned with blue bears while Nathan has donned a white seersucker jacket and cowboy boots. Several times during the interview people walk over to compliment them on what they’re wearing. Raised in the Boston area, DeGeorge is classically trained concert pianist who spent much of the last decade touring as half of Harry and the Potters, the rock duo he founded with his brother in 2002. (As inventors of Potter-themed “wizard rock,” they are legendary in certain circles. This weekend they’ll play in South Carolina at the Quidditch World Cup.) Nathan, who also performs in the band Huge Face, has a dual degree in music and communications, so he says that jingles come naturally to him. When asked whether they have any alltime favorite jingles, Nathan answers quickly. “I grew up in the Boston radio market,” he says, “so the jingles that stood out for me
books, I’ve read all the websites. Nothing seems to work. Honestly, everyone says “nothing works.” You’ve just got to let the kid try what they want to try and they’ll eat what they want to eat. So I keep them away from things I don’t want them to eat, basically, and then anything else I put in front of them I hope they’ll try.
WHAT AREN’T THEY ALLOWED TO EAT? Crap
candy and Oreos and junk like that that’s clearly overly processed and loaded with chemicals.
OREOS? Oreos are loaded with chemicals, man.
Actually, speaking of Oreos, my two kids did a cooking class up at Ellie’s Bakery about a year ago and Melissa [Denmark, pastry chef at Gracie’s] made Ellie-o’s: chocolate cookies with the cream filling, which you can make healthy. Well, not healthy. [But] you can make with real, natural ingredients and not fake dairy, chemicalized cream, and high fructose corn syrup. And Melissa just thought it was the greatest thing in the world that neither of my kids had ever had an Oreo. “Processing” is one of those words that gets a bad buzz. Processing is not a bad thing. It’s the chemicals used in processing that’s a bad thing. When you look at the ingredient list at some of these packages that come out of the supermarket, why [are] there 20 different preservatives in it that extend the shelf life? Who’s buying a package of tortillas that needs it to last six months? [This is] how we’re going to win. Do you smoke? [No.] Because in high school or elementary school 20 years ago, you were taught, “This is going to kill you.” It was hammered in all our heads in the ’80s and ’90s: “This is going to kill you.” So, we have to hammer it into all these kids now, and that’s what will change the system. For more on Dadekian, his fellowship, and the Eat Drink RI Festival, go to eatdrinkri.com.
were the ones that got played during Red Sox games. Like 1-800-54-GIANT. Lawyers also tend to have good jingles.” DeGeorge also has an answer: “New England Telephone!” Anyone who lived in New England before the year 2000, when Verizon burst on the telecom scene, knows the jingle: “We’re the one for you, New England. New England Telephone.” It’s not outwardly catchy and it’s not particularly cheery, but it’s memorable. “I grew up on the Norwood [MA] Automile where the dominant jingles were all for Ernie Boch Jr.,” he says. “All of his jingles are just his name over and over. “Sleepy’s is the creepiest,” he adds. “‘Trust Sleepy’s for the rest of your life!’ It sounds like it’s a scary spell.” ‘ Although the duo presents itself as a business, both are hesitant to talk about money. “We try to make something for most people. Our boss handles the other end,” says Nathan. Their boss is Michael Stevens, a Brown graduate who double majored in Music Composition and Economics (“although he had a passion for cognitive psychology!”), according to the Ocean State Jingle Lot website. Stevens started Ocean State Jingle Lot with a team of composers and performers after his own jingle-writing dreams were shattered in a freak snowblower accident, the bio says. If that sounds a bit unbelievable ...it might be more accurate to say that Stevens exists in spirit. (Stevens’s photo on Jingle Lot website belongs to someone with an even more fictionalsounding name: “Cliff Blewett.”) DeGeorge and Nathan recently presented a PowerPoint about Ocean State Jingle Lot at Lulz, a monthly comedy night at AS220. That night they premiered a jingle they’d written for host Randy Bush, which will now serve as the intro music for each monthly event. It’s a perky lo-fi song with fake saxophones and a gong — definitely one of their more earworm-y jingles. “Our presentation was very professional,” DeGeorge says. “There were animations,” Nathan adds. “And transitions between slides!” When asked if they had any dream gigs, both were quick to answer: commissions to write jingles for public spaces, like the heavily accented electronic number they made for India Point Park. “And [for] those people downtown with the yellow jackets,” DeGeorge adds, referring to the Downtown Improvement District workers who cruise Empire Street in a small fourwheel vehicle. “You don’t really know what they do, but a jingle is a way to quickly and concisely explain something.” For more information about Ocean State Jingle Lot and to hear the jingles, visit OceanStateJingleLot.com.
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is our government bloated? the rhode island center for freedom and prosperity has a weight loss plan _By ph il ip e il April 26 marks a kind of debut for the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity, the self-described “idea factory” that states its mission on forms it recently submitted to the IRS: “to relentlessly promote free market solutions to solve the critical economic, educational and governance issues facing the state and associated local governments in order to improve the economic health of the state and to return prosperity to the citizens.” While the Center has held press conferences (like one earlier this month at the State House to release its “Spotlight on Spending” report), and while its staff members frequently appear on various local media outlets (research director Justin Katz appears weekly on WJAR NBC 10’s Wingmen” segment, offering rightwing perspectives on hotel maids’ efforts to unionize, proposed taxes on guns and ammo, and voter ID laws, among other topics), it has never produced a public event like Saturday morning’s “UnleashRI” debate at URI. The forum, which features local writers, national pundits, and college students, is titled “What’s Really In Our Best Interest?” We’ll get to the details of that debate a bit later, but for now, it’s worth taking a look at the organization behind it. What is the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity, exactly? We’ve prepared a dossier to help you study up.
If you’re picturing some kind of imposing home for the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity — a glass cube in Middletown, say, or a concrete bunker in Smithfield with Hulk Hogan’s “I Am a Real American” theme song blasting from outdoor speakers — think again. There is actually is no proper headquarters for the RICFP. The CEO, Research Director, and Outreach Coordinator do most of their work from home. When they do convene, it’s at the offices of an IT/software services firm in a nondescript corporate park in Lincoln. Inside, the walls of the office and conference room at Lighthouse Computer Services are lined with framed red, white, and blue New England Patriots jerseys. The company is owned by one of the Center’s board members, who lets RICFP staff use the space.
The sports theme of the RICFP’s de facto offices is fitting. Mike Stenhouse — a Harvard economics grad and corporate journeyman who has worked for an executive recruiting company, Staples, a dotcom startup, and his own company, International Sports Inc. — first started his career as a professional baseball player. Drafted by the Oakland A’s, he spent five years in the 80s in and out of the big leagues, shuttling between the Montreal Expos, Minnesota Twins, and Boston Red Sox, while charting a career batting average of .190. (He still wears a 1986 Red Sox American League Championship ring.) Sports are integral to the way he sees the world, including politics, he says. “As an athlete, I believe in competition,” he says. “That’s also a feature of the free
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“stink tank” advocating “on behalf of outof-state corporate interests and often against the working class people of Rhode Island.” “I’ve always called it the Center for the Freedom for the Prosperous,” Plain tells us. “They advocate for prosperity (not really freedom so much) for the people who are already prosperous.” “Even though Rhode Island probably has as many far-right pundits as registered Republicans,” he adds, “the collective organism known as the mainstream media tends to pay much closer attention to right wing economic advocacy than left wing economic advocacy.” Mike Stenhouse is proud to say that the Center is a member of the State Policy Network, an organization which he says allows the Center to keep up with best practices for educating citizens about freemarket solutions to local economic woes. (Acknowledging how others view the SPN, the Center’s “About Us” page cheekily links to a video in which MSNBC host Ed Schultz gravely warns, “a vast right-wing network is pumping money into states to defeat the wage-earners of America and to defeat the middle class.”) When it comes to allegations of out-ofstate puppeteering, Stenhouse is unequivocal. “Without telling you who our donors are . . . I can categorically say that there are no wealthy individuals or organizations who are influencing our agenda,” he says. “Our agenda is set by our board and our staff, all of whom are Rhode Islanders, based on what we read as Rhode Island’s unique political and policy landscape.” Most of the Center’s 260-plus donors are Rhode Island residents, not businesses or out-ofstate entities, Stenhouse told the Journal. For his part, RICFP Board of Trustees chairman, Dr. Dan Harrop, says “I’m not wild about all this secrecy, quite frankly.” Harrop, who happens to be the only Republican currently running for mayor of Providence, freely admits that he donates to the Center.
“I BELIEVE IN COMPETITION” stenhouse aims to inspire change at the state house. market: companies people should survive or thrive on their own.” In Rhode Island, he says, he got involved because there was an absence of the competing ideas necessary for a democracy to thrive. The first Providence Journal op-ed he ever wrote was an impassioned argument against the proposed elimination of high school sports and other extracurricular programs due to budget cuts in his hometown of Cranston. “It resonated,” he says. “I got a ton of feedback. People started reaching out to me and that’s how I ended up in the think tank.”
The clearest articulation of the Center’s ideas is likely found in their 16-point “Prosperity Agenda,” a list comprised, “of both high-impact, game-changing reforms as well as other policies to reverse what the Center refers to as ‘death by a thousand cuts syndrome,” as the Center describes it. It’s here where you’ll find a roadmap to achieving a leaner (some would say “meaner”) state government: proposals to reform the state’s estate tax and repeal the $500 minimum franchise tax for businesses; encouragement to roll back corporate taxes and income taxes; recommendations for passing “Right to Work” legislation allowing citizens the option to opt out of compulsory union membership; and arguments for repealing laws requiring that a certain amount of purchased energy in Rhode Island come from renewable
sources. (The Center is not big on climate change. In August 2013 Providence Journal op-ed, “Climate Alarms Deny the Reality in RI,” Stenhouse called out “globalwarming alarmists” for a “shameless display” of support for a nationwide bus tour to raise awareness about the changing environment. “Whether global warming continues to exist or whether the contribution of human beings to climate change and whether tolerable behavioral changes can make a decisive difference are now in open dispute,” he wrote.) The top item on the Prosperity Agenda — and a continual RICFP rallying cry — is the elimination of Rhode Island’s 7.0 percent sales tax. Such a policy, if enacted, would create more than 25,000 jobs, the Center says. It would also eliminate over $600 million in annual state revenue and nearly 6000 public sector jobs, the chief of the state Office of Revenue Analysis told The Providence Journal in February. The Journal also reported that the Center played a consulting role behind the scenes of Representative Jan Malik’s (D–Barrington, Warren) recently submitted bill to repeal the sales tax. Another good place to dive into the RICFP’s oeuvre is that “Spotlight on Spending” report. The document, which identifies more than $220 million worth of “non-essential spending and taxes” in Governor Lincoln Chafee’s “bloated and unwieldy” Fiscal Year 2015 budget, received perhaps its sharpest response for a section that called for drastic reductions in funding for the Rhode State Council on the Arts.
THE JOB OPENING “[G]overnment funding of art rests on the chilling notion that a group of government officials, rather than art consumers, know what art is worthwhile,” it read. Other recommendations in the report included eliminating the state Film and Television Office, reducing payroll on the governor’s staff and General Assembly staff by 15 percent each, reducing stateemployee overtime expenses by $19 million, eliminating the quasi-public agency previously known as the Economic Development Corporation, and suggesting that URI hand off its nuclear reactor — response for “vaporizing more than $1 million per year”— “to an organization whose mission it fills more directly than the RI government” (that report is available at rifreedom.org/wp-content/uploads/ricfpspotlightonspending-fy15.pdf).
THE OPPOSING VIEW
What do folks on the other side of the political spectrum think about the Center? Bob Plain would know. As owner and editor of the lefty blog rifuture.org, Plain’s site is a veritable library of essays tossing darts at the RICFP, from posts lambasting the Center’s 2012 report, “Closing the Gap: How Hispanic Students in Florida Closed the Gap with All Rhode Island Students” to a local union chapter president’s retort to the Center’s Prosperity Agenda (“The unstated goal is to frame public servants as the enemy to a thriving economy.”) to Plain’s own post calling the Center a
Pundits and politicians will argue themselves breathless over whether killing Rhode Island’s sales tax will actually create 25,000 jobs. But there’s not arguing with this number: one — as in, the number of jobs currently available at the RICFP. “In this position, the Development and Communications Officer will have the opportunity to develop a rapport with existing donors and prospective investors, as well as to establish professional working relationships with the media and other advocacy groups,” reads the listing at talentmarket.org/ devcomm-ri. Former RICFP outreach coordinator (2012-2013) Akash Chogule offered us a view of what working at Center meant for him. “I was born and raised in Rhode Island, and my parents are immigrants who came here with very little and made a great life for themselves and our family,” he says. “In my parents, I’ve [seen] the prosperity that America’s free-market can create for millions if the opportunity exists. But in Rhode Island, I’ve seen what it looks like when they opportunity is strangled by policies that are disproportionately hurting the ones who need help the most . . . The Center seemed like the perfect place to engage in the fight to put RI on the right track.”
The RICFP’s “UnleashRI” debate is made possible thanks to a grant from the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation, named for a deeppocketed record-mogul-turned-oil-tycoon who, later in life, steered some of his cash toward “advancing civil and structured debate as a means of discussing the vital issues of our time.” In the case of “UnleashRI,” there are two questions up for discussion: “More government in our lives . . . or less?” and “Are some policies ‘immoral’”? On one side of the debate will be guys like Stephen Moore (Economist at the Heritage Foundation, former Wall Street Journal editorial writer, Fox News contributor), College Republican Federation of RI chairman Justin Braga, and Don Watkins, a fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute who says “of course” the minimum wage should be abolished. “If I want to take a job that someone else is willing to pay me for . . . I don’t think it is anybody else’s business,” he tells us. On the other side, meanwhile, will be Rich Benjamin (a NPR, MSNBC, and New York Times contributor, and author of Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America), RI state coordinator for the Progressive Democrats of America Sam Bell, and policy wonk/ RIFuture contributor/one-man-theaterperformer extraordinaire, Tom Sgouros. Sgouros, while appreciative of the Center’s invitation to participate in the debate (and the check that comes with it), isn’t enamored with “The Center for Freedom and Apple Pie,” as he calls it. They are, he says, “the latest guise of the sort of out-of-state funded noise machine that clamors for public policy changes mostly to benefit the wealthy.” Their ideology is simple, he says: “the best thing [you] can do for the economy is to be nice to business owners and give them tax cuts and foot massages and then the economy get better and flowers will bloom and everything will be happy.” But that kind of rationale is “just nuts,” he says. He did doff his cap to the Center, though, when assessing its influence. “Why is there a [legislative] commission meeting to discuss whether to do away with the sales tax?” he says. “It’s because of the of the Center for Freedom and Prosperity and Apple Pie and Motherhood . . . the sales tax debate that we’re having right now is very specifically attributable to them.” Mike Stenhouse sees something similar happening, though he describes it in different terms. “We understand we’re the outsiders,” he says. “We understand we’re the anti-status quo.” But he points to recent public plugs for lowering corporate and sales taxes by new House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello as markers of the Center’s headway. “You know what that meant for us?” he says. “That was 15, 16 months of work.” “Just to get…somebody who’s part of this government to even think that, never mind say that publicly . . . that’s progress.” ^ The RI Center for Freedom and Prosperity’s “UnleashRI: What’s Really in Our Best Interest?” debate will take place on April 26 at 9:30 am at Swan Hall on URI’s Kingston campus. For more info, go to rifreedom.org.
‘We understand we’re the outsiders,’ Stenhouse says. ‘We understand we’re the antistatus quo.’
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Heather Ahern was a founding member of the Groundwerx Dance Theatre that wowed Rhode Island dance fans for 15 years in the late ’80s and ’90s, before the group went their separate ways. She spent 10 years in West Virginia and California, but returned here in 2012 and formed aerplaYe. The company will premiere In Full Flight at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 50 Orchard Ave, Providence. They say it’s “a dance and theater exploration of the wonders and worries of the modern frequent traveler. Featuring flying luggage, a tonguein-cheek visit to the ‘golden age’ of air travel, intriguing in-air interviews, and the danced version of flying, this turbulent work is quite the ride.” Watch them fly the friendly skies at 1 and 4 pm | $10, $5 students + seniors | aerplaye.com
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trip down south for some camping and fly-fishing, and sightseeing in Gettysburg. (Dude, that is so Americana!). “We are a ‘rock and roll’ group, plain and simple,” Smith said. “I’ve always balked at the way those terms are thrown around today, it just seems too vague for any band not playing metal, modern rock, punk, or hip-hop.” Smith continued, “I mean, what the heck is ‘Americana’ anyways, or even ‘folk’ music in general? Doc Watson is folk music, so how are you going to label Mumford and Sons in the same genre as Doc Watson? “It takes a lot more more than learning a few chords on the banjo and sporting a pair of suspenders to be a folk musician,” he said. “Not to single out Mumford and Sons — they’re just an easy target — but there are plenty of examples of musicians these days who wear a bowler hat and suddenly think they’re John Steinbeck.” Smith & Weeden come out firing on “Aim To Please” (which caught my ear at the recent Rock Hunt semifinals) with those big three-part harmonies and Weeden’s gnarled guitar riffs. A handful of tracks from the demo EP are reconfigured with great success, including “Drinking Through Some Issues,” the pretty “Angeline,” and a blown-out, rocking rendition of “Playing a Part.” But it’s the subtle thunder of “Stuck Out Here” that really stood out for Smith. “We hadn’t really played that one out previously, and the take we ended up keeping on that one was really unique,” he noted. “Some of the guitar work is really wild and when it gets going it’s almost scary — it was as if the song was playing us, know what I mean? When we first listened to the playback we all looked at each other and were like, ‘How the hell did we do that? Where did that come from?’ ” Smith continued. The slow jams “Grace and Glory” and “Sunshine” exude plenty of twang, best enjoyed with a handle of whiskey while riding on a rail car. And the woe-is-me of “Wondering” is soon whisked away by the foot-stomping groove of “Boys In Bands” and “Creeper Blues.” Smith & Weeden will continue to hit just about every live dive in Rhode Island and beyond, with an East Coast tour currently in the works. The new album will be available at the show and online starting next weekend. ^
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MAKING A POINT Fox, sackal, and Bartoletti.
(Danielle Dube), whom Velma is paying to promote her to the press as the latest headline-grabber. Since the musical is a satire of media manipulation and sensationalism over celebrity criminals, Roxie’s dark star is bound to rise as Velma’s sinks. Key to the manipulations here is venal lawyer Billy Flynn (David Sackal). He was representing Velma first, but when he sees a publicity advantage with Roxie, he advances her trial date, though his first client is miffed at having to remain locked up longer. The songs are what make this production shine. Velma hits the stage running, she and the company opening the show with the pizzazz of “All That Jazz.” Charisma is the name of the game in a musical, and Bartoletti plays it like a pro. Roxie almost immediately follows with a comical love song to Amos, “Funny Honey,” which praises his puppy-dog devotion and introduces us to Fox’s winsome charm. And when she later describes her character in “Roxie” (“Who says that murder’s not an art?”), she gets further opportunity to win us over with a quirky and vivacious personality. Oh, those songs. Quite a few clarify and magnify characters. As she addresses reporters, Velma’s “I Know a Girl” humorously (and envious of Roxie) describes the kind of woman who can get away with anything: “What that mouse is selling the whole world buys, and nobody smells a rat.” “When You’re Good to Mama” lays out Mama Morton’s selfishness sympathetically. In “Razzle Dazzle,” shyster Flynn brightly celebrates his cynicism: “Give ’em the old flim-flam flummox ...How can they hear the truth above the roar?” With my personal favorite, “Mr. Cellophane,” neglected Amos describes how people are always looking right through him. It’s not surprising that Chicago has had the third-longest Broadway run in history, its 1996 revival still underway. Cynicism can be a healthy, and profitable, thing. ^
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performance space from 2008 to ’11. She also drums in the punk feminist band Whore Paint. Stern has made political prints since at least the 1990s, and was one of the founders of the Justseeds political artists’ cooperative (along with Erik Ruin, who has also landed here). These prints tend to be more blunt and didactic in both their statements and their craft. Her broadsides have addressed reproductive justice, accessible health-care, and how deportations affect families — sometimes working directly with activist organizations to develop, distribute, and use the prints. Stern has exhibited her prints (particularly her activist work) all over North America, but her art has hovered at the fringes of Providence’s galleries and museums. In recent years, a primary place to catch what she was up to was on the walls of the Craftland shop in Providence, which has featured her prints of anthropomorphic cats and her activist broadsides, like a smiling cat saying, “ Give love! Buy nothing!” Providence is great at fostering artists, but the limited number of exhibition spaces means much of it stays underground. Eight years ago with the show “Wunderground,” the RISD Museum surveyed part of this local scene. As Stern and other local peers from this milieu approach midlife, it’s time for institutions like the museum to circle back and give these artists solo mid-career retrospectives — to support them and art-making here, and to continue to demonstrate just how amazing this community is. ^
Providence, through April 26), three creatures — man, woman, child, part cat, part people — walk across a field of mushrooms carrying luggage; a pair of felines picnic on mushrooms in a sunny rolling field; a smiling cat hammers a board; and another feline cleans clothes. It’s a magical world Stern invites us into, sometimes troubled, sometimes homey. Every detail seems freighted with specific, if elusive, importance. The Providence artist’s collages are assembled from a lush stew of her own cut-up linocuts and woodcuts, spraypainted stencils, coffee stains, painting, and a collection of handwriting and typing from her grandmother’s cousin who died last year at age 103. Her art has a companionable, homespun feel. As fables, of course, Stern’s collages have morals, though her elaborate personal symbolism can leave them more intriguingly mysterious than clear. Her subjects here, she tells me, are “what it is to be a woman, what it is to create a home and family, and to think about identity and self.” So the three traveling cats are inspired by ancestors who “migrated to the US in the early 20th century fleeing from Belarus, from the pogroms against people who were Jewish.” The picnicking cats represent the new arrivals putting down roots. The hammering cat speaks of “tireless optimism” in the face of “an endless struggle for equality.” And the washing cat addresses the unpaid, background work that women often do. Follow Greg Cook on Twitter @Aestheticresear. “Women are the ones who keep the family together, the busy work,” Stern says. “A lot of times women have had to wear masks to hide their dissatisfaction with these presumed gender roles.” “Everyone needs feminism,” reads another collage. Stern says, “The mainstream often presents this view that women want to be better than men. But that’s not what feminism is. Feminism is about equality.” Following two parallel streams — fables populated by animals and activist broadsides — Stern has been making some of the best visual art in the region. Her style is unique locally because of her use of woodcuts and linocuts and her upfront activism, but her fantasies and her sometimes visionary designs connect her to artists that came out of Providence collectives Fort Thunder and the Dirt Palace, including Brian Chippendale (especially his collages made from his cut-up screenprints) and Xander Marro. The 37-year-old grew up in rural Pennsylvania. School took her to Pittsburgh and then New Orleans. There she helped found a celebrated artist live-work-performance space called Nowe Miasto (Polish for “New City”) that was inspired, in part, by visits to Providence’s legendary mid-1990s to mid2000s underground art, rock, and wrestling clubhouse Fort Thunder while she studied at RISD in 1997. After New Orleans, she did grad school in Philadelphia. A professor encouraged her to merge her printmaking and collages. “That kind of blew my mind,” she recalls. Stern dropped out before graduating in the mid-2000s and moved in with artist Mike Taylor and friends in Providence. Here ON THE MOVE stern’s Another Migration For Wary Wanderers. she found work programming AS220’s
See Club Directory for phone numbers and addresses. AS220 | Providence | Dari’on Lance + CAS + Plan B + more CHAN’S | Woonsocket | 8 pm | Women In the Blues with Diane Blue, Alizon Lissance, Lisa Mann, Lydia Warren, Myanna, and Diane Gately CITY SIDE | Woonsocket | Them Apples THE CONTINENTAL | Smithfield | 7 pm | Mitchell Kaltsunas FÊTE | Providence | The Church of Providence with Neil Hamburger + Gym Shorts + Psalm One + B. Dolan + Sage Francis + more GILLIGAN’S ISLAND | Westerly | Open mic hosted by Bob Lavalley GREENWICH HOTEL | East Greenwich | Patti Rothberg + the Stone Unturned IRON WORKS TAVERN | Warwick | 8 pm | Betsy Listenfelt JIMMY’S SALOON | Newport | Ocean Mic Night [musicians, poets, comedians, more] KNICKERBOCKER CAFE | Westerly | 8 pm | Open mike with host band Downtown Brown LEGION PUB | Cranston | Karaoke hosted by Tommy Tunes LOCAL 121 | Providence | Pauly Dangerous MANCHESTER 65 | West Warwick | 7 pm | Bad Dreams + Gary Palumbo + Angela Brooke MEDIATOR STAGE | Providence | 7 pm | Open mic hosted by Don Tassone THE MET | Pawtucket | Farewell Roger: A Going Away Extravaganza hosted by Music Please NEWPORT BLUES CAFE | Dr. Slick NEWS CAFE | Pawtucket | Joshua 2 & the Dark Horses 133 CLUB | East Providence | 8:30 pm | Rory & the Hounds PERKS & CORKS | Westerly | James Harris PICASSO’S PIZZA & PUB | Warwick | 9:30 pm | Karaoke POWERS PUB | Cranston | Mike & Mark RI RA | Providence | Wicked Awesome Karaoke Contest hosted by Ronnie THE SALON | Providence | DJ Handsome J UNCLE RONNIE’S RED TAVERN | Burrillville | 7 pm | Heather
See Club Directory for phone numbers and addresses. AS220 | Providence | Alec K. Redfearn & the Eyesores + Minibeast + Major Stars BOONDOCKS BAR & GRILL | Fall River, MA | Witzend BOUNDARY BREWHOUSE | Pawtucket | Rock-a-Blues BOVI’S | East Providence | Kickin’ Hole CADY’S TAVERN | Chepachet | Rockahol CHAN’S | Woonsocket | 8 pm | James Armstrong CHIEFTAIN PUB | Plainville | Missing Element CITY SIDE | Woonsocket | Dirty Deeds CLUB ROXX | North Kingstown | Dead Exes CUSTOM HOUSE COFFEE | Middletown | 5 pm | Open mic with John Hillmnan & Graham Gibbs DAN’S PLACE | West Greenwich | Strange Ways DUSK | Providence | Koffin Kats + Burning Streets + Turbo Acs + the Cretin 3 +Evil Streaks + Wolfman Chuck ELEVEN FORTY-NINE | Warwick | 8 pm | DJ Corey Young
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LIGHTHOUSE BAR AT TWIN RIVER | Lincoln | Bon Jersey [Bon Jovi tribute] LOCAL 121 | Providence | The Return of Born Casual LUPO’S HEARTBREAK HOTEL | Providence | 8 pm | Badfish [Sublime tribute] + Ballyhoo! + Bad Larry MACHINES WITH MAGNETS | Pawtucket | Vulgar Fashion + Statiqbloom + Nearest + Kidaudra THE MALTED BARLEY | Westerly | Josie Davis & Hot Damn MANCHESTER 65 | West Warwick | Inspectah Deck MARINER GRILLE | Narragansett | 7:30 pm | Bill Gannon THE MET | Pawtucket | Coyote Kolb + Torn Shorts MURPHY’S LAW | Pawtucket | 8:30 pm | Silk Road NARRAGANSETT CAFE | Jamestown | Neal Vitullo & the Vipers with Dave Howard NEWPORT BLUES CAFE | Next Big Thing NEWPORT GRAND | The Merge NEWS CAFE | Pawtucket | Wind In Sails + Gypsy + Diana DeMuth + GypsyBlue NICK-A-NEE’S | Providence | HonkyTonk Masquerade OAK HILL TAVERN | North Kingstown | Buddy Cavaleri OCEAN MIST | Matunuck | Pink Talking Fish ONE PELHAM EAST | Newport | Them Apples 133 CLUB | East Providence | Rory & the Hounds PERKS & CORKS | Westerly | War Horses PICASSO’S PIZZA & PUB | Warwick | 10 pm | Dance party with DJ Angry Ink POWERS PUB | Cranston | Brian McKenzie RHINO BAR & GRILLE | Newport | Samantha Clark Band RI RA | Providence | In the Mix THE SALON | Providence | Upstairs | Music Please | Downstairs | Haus’d with DJ Handsome J THE SPOT UNDERGROUND | Providence | Goosepimp Orchestra + Tauk + Outer Stylie 39 WEST | Cranston | Prymal Funk II UNCLE RONNIE’S RED TAVERN | Burrillville | Barley Hoppers THE WHISKEY REPUBLIC | Providence | 5 pm | Brian Twohey | 9 pm | DJ Dirty DEK
See Club Directory for phone numbers and addresses. AS220 | Providence | 4 pm | Traditional Irish Music Session with Jimmy and Hannah Devine with Mark Roberts, Andrea Cooper, Teddi Scobi + friends | 9 pm | Full of Hell + Cleansing Wave + Fucking Invinvible + Column of Heaven + Nyodene D BOONDOCKS BAR & GRILL | Fall River, MA | The Kulprits BOVI’S | East Providence | Zink Alloy + Crushed Velvet CADY’S TAVERN | Chepachet | Johnny Watson Jr. CHAN’S | Woonsocket | 8 pm | Anthony Gomes CHIEFTAIN PUB | Plainville | Suncooked CITY SIDE | Woonsocket | Sweet Tooth & the Sugarbabies CLUB ROXX | North Kingstown | Momoca Sach
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See Club Directory for phone numbers and addresses. AS220 | Providence | Unstoppable Death Machines + Austerity Program + Meek Is Murder + more BOUNDARY BREWHOUSE | Pawtucket | 7 pm | Open blues jam with Wolfie & the Jam Daddies CADY’S TAVERN | Chepachet | 3 pm | Open mic blues jam ELEVEN FORTY-NINE | Warwick | 10 am | Milt Javery GEORGE’S OF GALILEE | Narragansett | 2 pm | Second Avenue GILLIGAN’S ISLAND | Westerly | Steve Chrisitan JAVA MADNESS | Wakefield | 11 am | Phil & Dave Turano
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| Lincoln | 2 pm | Kelley Lennon MANCHESTER 65 | West Warwick | 2 pm | Prospect Hill MARINER GRILLE | Narragansett | 4:30 pm | Roger Ceresi, Jon Hathaway, and Richard Ribb MURPHY’S LAW | Pawtucket | 9 pm | Sunday Night Blues Jam NARRAGANSETT CAFE | Jamestown | 1 pm | Detroit Breakdown OAK HILL TAVERN | North Kingstown | 4 pm | Kearsley OCEAN MIST | Matunuck | 3:30 pm | The Senders 133 CLUB | East Providence | 7:30 pm | Brother to Brother THE PARLOUR | Providence | Music of Many Colors PERKS & CORKS | Westerly | 8 pm | Zach Dustin + Dave Denham PICASSO’S PIZZA & PUB | Warwick | 8 pm | Karaoke RHINO BAR & GRILLE | Newport | Latino Night with a live band RI RA | Providence | Karaoke hosted by Nikki UNCLE RONNIE’S RED TAVERN | Burrillville | 8 pm | Karaoke contest VANILLA BEAN CAFE | Pomfret, CT | 7 pm | Ellis Paul THE WHISKEY REPUBLIC | Providence | Live acoustic karaoke with Mark Beauchemin
See Club Directory for phone numbers and addresses. BOVI’S | East Providence | John Allmark’s Jazz Orchestra GREENWICH HOTEL | East Greenwich | 7 pm | Hotel Jam Night LUPO’S HEARTBREAK HOTEL | Providence | 8 pm | Schoolboy Q + Isaiah Rashad + Vince Staples THE MET | Pawtucket | 7:30 pm | 2014 Motif Music Awards NICK-A-NEE’S | Providence | The House Combo THE PARLOUR | Providence | Reggae Night with Upsetta International + the Natural Element Band PERKS & CORKS | Westerly | Songwriters’ open mic THE SPOT UNDERGROUND | Providence | Dropout Night with Viking Jesus + Big Jon Tierney
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Mic Night [musicians, poets, comedians, more] KNICKERBOCKER CAFE | Westerly | 8 pm | Open mike with host band Shacklehands LEGION PUB | Cranston | Karaoke hosted by Tommy Tunes MACHINES WITH MAGNETS | Pawtucket | Nat Baldwin + Vio Miré + Diego Perez + Otto Hauser THE MALTED BARLEY | Westerly | Luke & Mike MANCHESTER 65 | West Warwick | Sweet Bablyon + Panoramic MEDIATOR STAGE | Providence | 7 pm | Open mic hosted by Don Tassone NICK-A-NEE’S | Providence | Dennis McCarthy Band PERKS & CORKS | Westerly | Men With Guitars PICASSO’S PIZZA & PUB | Warwick | 9:30 pm | Karaoke POWERS PUB | Cranston | Mike & Mark RI RA | Providence | Wicked Awesome Karaoke Contest hosted by Ronnie THE SALON | Providence | DJ Handsome J
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| 8 pm | Comedy Connection, 39 Warren Ave, East Providence | $22 | 401.438.8383 | ri comedyconnection.com IMPROV JONES | Thurs + Sat 10 pm | 95 Empire Black Box, 95 Empire St, Providence | $5 | improvjones.com
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presents Providence Pipes with Piggie Smallz | 8 pm | Providence Improv Guild, 393 Broad St | $5 | improvpig.com CLINT COLEY | 8 pm | Comix at Foxwoods, 350 Trolley Line Blvd, Mashantucket, CT | $15-$25 advance | 860.312.6649 | foxwoods.com
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8 pm + 10:15 PM | Comedy Connection, East Providence | $15 HARDCORE COMEDY SHOW hosted by Brian Beaudoin | 10:30 pm | Comedy Connection, East Providence | $15 COMEDY & COCKTAILS with Tom Stewart, Frank O’Donnell, and Bernie John Morris | 8 pm | Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Sq, Woonsocket | $21 | 401.762.4545 | stadium theatre.com WHAM CITY COMEDY TOUR with Alan Resnick + Ben O’Brien + Robby Rackleff + Mickey Freeland | 10 pm | Psychic Readings, 95 Empire St, Providence | $TBA | 401.831.9327 | as220.org
FRANK SANTOS + FRANK O’DONNELL | 10:15 pm | Olives, 108
North Main St, Providence | $22 | 401.751.1200 | olivesrocks.com THE BIT PLAYERS | Fri 8 pm; Sat 8 + 10 pm | Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Pl, Newport | $15 [$10 Sat @ 10 pm] | 401.849.3473 | firehouse theater.org BRING YOUR OWN IMPROV | 7 + 9 pm | Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Rd | $5 | 401.737.0010 | bring yourownimprov.com FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE featuring improvised song, dance, and skits | 7 pm | Everett, 9 Duncan Ave, Providence | $5 | 401.831.9479 | everettri. org/what/stage/fnl
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presents Goat Mother and Moddell Brothers | 8 pm | Providence Improv Guild, 393 Broad St | $5 | improvpig. com D.L. HUGHLEY | Fri-Sat 8 + 10:30 pm | Comix at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, CT | $30-$55 advance
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| 8 pm | Comedy Connection, East Providence | $20 KRAZY JAKE COMIX with Jake Hodgdon, Mike Speirs, and host Kyron Hodby | 8 pm | Comix at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, CT | $15-$25 advance
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Center For the Arts, 16 Anawan St, Fall River, MA | $45 advance, $50 day of show | 508.324.1926 | narrows center.org
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CLUB DIRECTORY AS220 | 401.831.9327 | 115 Empire St, Providence THE BEACH HOUSE | 401.682.2974 | 506 Park Ave, Portsmouth | beachhouseri.com BOONDOCKS BAR & GRILL | 508.673.2200 | 46 Water St, Fall River, MA | myboondocks.com BOUNDARY BREWHOUSE | 401.725.4260 | 1593 Newport Ave, Pawtucket | facebook.com/ Boundarybrewhouse BOVI’S | 401.434.9670 | 278 Taunton Ave, East Providence BROOKLYN COFFEE & TEA HOUSE | 401.575.2284 | 209 Douglas Ave, Providence | brooklyncoffeetea house.com CADY’S TAVERN | 401.568.4102 | 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet | cadystavern.com CHAN’S | 401.765.1900 | 267 Main St, Woonsocket | chanseggrollsand jazz.com CHIEFTAIN PUB | 508.643.9031 | 23 Washington St [Rt 1], Plainville, MA | chieftainpub.com CITY SIDE | 401.235.9026 | 74 South Main St, Woonsocket | citysideri.com CLUB ROXX | 401.884.4450 | 6125 Post Rd, North Kingstown | kbowl.com THE CONTINENTAL | 401.233.1800 | 332 Farnum Pike, Smithfield | smithfieldcontinental.com DAN’S PLACE | 401.392.3092 | 880 Victory Hwy, West Greenwich | danspizzaplace.com DEVILLE’S CAFE| 345 South Water St, Providence | devillesPVD.com DUSK | 401.714.0444 | 301 Harris Ave, Providence | duskprovidence.com EAST BAY TAVERN | 401.228.7343 | 305 Lyon Ave, East Providence ELEVEN FORTY NINE | 401.884.1149 | 1149 Division St, Warwick | elevenfortyninerestaurant.com THE FATT SQUIRREL | 150 Chestnut St, Providence | 401.808.6898
FÊTE | 401.383.1112 | 103 Dike St, Providence | fetemusic.com GAME 7 SPORTS BAR & GRILL | 508.643.2700 | 60 Man Mar Dr, Plainville, MA | game7sportsbar andgrill.com GILLIGAN’S ISLAND | 401.315.5556 | 105 White Rock Rd, Westerly THE GRANGE | 401.831.0600 | 166 Broadway, Providence | providencegrange.com GREENWICH HOTEL | 401.884.4200 | 162 Main St, East Greenwich | facebook.com/greenwichhotel HANK’S DOWN SOUTH | 401.792.9200 | 33 State St, Narragansett | facebook.com/HanksDownSouthRI INDIGO PIZZA | 401.615.9600 | 599 Tiogue Ave, Coventry | indigopizza.com IRON WORKS TAVERN | 401.739.5111 | 697 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick | theironworkstavern.com JAVA MADNESS | 401.788.0088 | 134 Salt Pond Rd, Wakefield | javamadness.com JOE’S CAFE & LOUNGE | 774.264.9463 | 549 American Legion Hwy, Westport, MA | joescafelounge.com THE KNICKERBOCKER | 401.315.5070 | 35 Railroad Ave, Westerly | theknickerbockercafe.com THE LAST RESORT | 401.349.3500 | 325 Farnum Pike, Smithfield | thelastresortri.com LIGHTHOUSE BAR AT TWIN RIVER | 877.82.RIVER | 100 Twin River Rd, Lincoln | twinriver.com LOCAL 121 | 401.274.2121 | 121 Washington St, Providence | local121.com LUPO’S HEARTBREAK HOTEL | 401.331.5876 | 79 Washington St, Providence | lupos.com MACHINES WITH MAGNETS | 401.261.4938 | 400 Main St, Pawtucket | machineswithmagnets. com THE MALTED BARLEY | 401.315.2184 |
42 High St, Westerly | themalted barleyri.com MANCHESTER 65 | 65 Manchester St, West Warwick | manchester 65.com MARINER GRILL | 401.284.3282 | 142 Point Judith Rd, Narragansett | marinergrille.com THE MEDIATOR | 401.461.3683 | 50 Rounds Ave, Providence MERRILL LOUNGE | 401.434.9742 | 535 North Broadway, East Providence THE MET | 401.729.1005 | 1005 Main St, Pawtucket | themetri.com MULHEARN’S | 401.48.9292 | 507 North Broadway, East Providence MURPHY’S LAW | 401.724.5522 | 2 George St, Pawtucket | murphys lawri.com NARRAGANSETT CAFE | 401.423.2150 | 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown | narragansettcafe.com/ NEWPORT BLUES CAFE | 401.841.5510 | 286 Thames St | newportblues. com NEWPORT GRAND | 401.849.5000 | 150 Admiral Kalbfus Rd, Newport | newportgrand.com NEWS CAFE | 401.728.6475 | 43 Broad St, Pawtucket NICK-A-NEE’S | 401.861.7290 | 75 South St, Providence NOREY’S | 401.847.4971 | 156 Broadway, Newport | noreys.com OAK HILL TAVERN | 401.294.3282 | 565 Tower Hill Rd, North Kingstown | oakhilltavern.com OCEAN MIST | 401.782.3740 | 895 Matunuck Beach Rd, Matunuck | oceanmist.net OLIVES | 401.751.1200 | 108 North Main St, Providence | olivesrocks. com 133 CLUB | 401.438.1330 | 29 Warren Ave, East Providence ONE PELHAM EAST | 401.847.9460 | 270 Thames St, Newport | thepelham.com
O’ROURKE’S BAR & GRILL | 401.228.7444 | 23 Peck Ln, Warwick | orourkesbarandgrill.com THE PARLOUR | 401.383.5858 | 1119 North Main St, Providence | facebook.com/ParlourRI PERKS & CORKS | 401.596.1260 | 48 High St, Westerly | perksand corks.com PICASSO’S PIZZA AND PUB | 401.739.5030 | 2323 Warwick Ave, Warwick | picassosrocks.com POWERS PUB | 401.714.0655 | 27 Aborn St, Cranston | powerspub.com RALPH’S DINER | 508.753.9543 | 148 Grove St, Worcester, MA | myspace.com/ralphsdiner THE RHINO BAR | 401.846.0907 | 337 Thames St, Newport | therhinobar.com RHODE ISLAND BILLIARD BAR & BISTRO | 401.232.1331 | 2026 Smith St, North Providence | RIBBB.com RI RA | 401.272.1953 | 50 Exchange Terrace, Providence | rira.com THE SALON | 401.865.6330 | 57 Eddy St, Providence | thesalonpvd.com THE SPOT UNDERGROUND | 401.383.7133 | 101 Richmond St, Providence | thespotprovidence. com STEVIE D’S BAR & GRILL | 401.658.2591 | 80 Manville Hill Rd, Cumberland | stevie-ds.com 39 WEST | 401.944.7770 | 39 Phenix Ave, Cranston | 39westri.com 2 PAULS’ CITY GRILLE | 401.228.7285 | 315 Waterman Ave, East Providence | 2paulsgoodfood.com UNCLE RONNIE’S RED TAVERN | 401.568.6243 | 2692 Victory Hwy, Burrillville | uncleronniesred tavern.com VANILLA BEAN CAFE | 860.928.1562 | Rts 44, 169 and 97, Pomfret, CT | thevanillabeancafe.com WHISKEY REPUBLIC | 401.588.5158 | 515 South Water St, Providence | TheWhiskeyRepublic.com
BROWN UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND CONCERT | 8 pm | Salomon DeCic-
cio Family Auditorium, Waterman and George sts, Providence | Free | 401.863.3234 | brown.edu/ Departments/Music MICHAEL JOHNSON + Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli | 7:30 pm | Sandywoods Center For the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton | $18 advance, $20 at the door [BYOB + food] | 401.241.7349 | sandywoodsmusic.com RYAN MONTBLEAU + Amber Rubarth | 8 pm | Narrows Center For the Arts, 16 Anawan St, Fall River, MA | $22 advance, $25 day of show | 508.324.1926 | narrowscenter.org
THE FAB FAUX will perform Meet the Beatles, with a second set of Beatles favorites | 8 pm | Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Sq, Woonsocket | $39$79 | 401.762.4545 | stadiumtheatre. com
AN EVENING OF SONGS AND STORIES WITH KAMI LYLE AND KIMON KIRK | 7:30 pm | Sandywoods
Center For the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton | $18 advance, $20 at the door [BYOB + food] | 401.241.7349 | sandywoodsmusic.com FUNKY WHITE HONKIES | 8 pm | Narrows Center For the Arts, 16 Anawan St, Fall River, MA | $18 advance, $20 day of show | 508.324.1926 | narrowscenter.org
GONG SOUND BATH WITH DEB STEVENS | “Using a variety of Ti-
betan gongs, bells, and chimes, Stevens will bathe you in peaceful sustained waves of primordial sound” [bring mats or blankets for comfort on the floor] | 6:30 pm | Sandywoods Center For the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton | $15 | 401.241.7349 | sandywoodsmusic.com
THE INTERNATIONAL STRING TRIO | 8 pm | Blackstone River
Theatre, 549 Broad St, Cumberland | $12 advance, $15 day of show | 401.725.9272 | riverfolk.org SEKAR SETAMAN, Brown University’s Javanese gamelan ensemble, will perform with guests Jessika Kenney and Peni Candra Rini and dancers in a festival of traditional music and singing | 4 pm | Grant Recital Hall- Brown University, 1 Young Orchard Ave, Providence | Free | brown.edu/Departments/ Music
TODD BAPTISTA’S DOO WOP 9
with Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs, the Cookies, Barbara Harris, and Jack Colombo’s Coast to Coast Band | 7:30 pm | Zeiterion Theatre, 684 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA | $45-$55 | 508.994.2900 | zeiterion.org TOM RUSH | 8 pm | Salve Regina University’s O’Hare Academic Center, 100 Ochre Point Ave, Newport | $40 | 401.341.2327 | commonfence music.org
CLASSICAL SATURDAY 26 + SUNDAY 27
THE PROVIDENCE SINGERS present
“All American,” featuring American composers, old and new | Apr 26 8 pm at St Joseph’s Church, 92 Hope St, Providence, and Apr 27 3 pm at the George Kent Performance Hall, 119 High St, Westerly | St. Joseph’s Church, 92 Hope St, Providence | $28, $5 students | 401.751.5700 | providencesingers.org
THE BROWN UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA will perform works by
Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich | 2 pm | Brown University’s
Sayles Hall, Waterman and George sts, Providence | $10, $3 Brown + RISD students + seniors | brown. edu/Departments/Music
THE RHODE ISLAND CIVIC CHORALE CHAMBER CHOIR present
“Intimate Songs of the Heart” | 3 pm | Redwood Library and Athenæum, 50 Bellevue Ave, Newport | $12 | 401.521.5670 | ricco.org
THE RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | Sapins-
ley Hall at Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence | $10 | 401.456.8144 | ric.edu/pfa
DANCE PERFORMANCE FRIDAY 25
ALONZO KING LINES BALLET | 8
pm | Zeiterion Theatre, 684 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA | $35.50-$47.50 | 508.994.2900 | zeiterion.org
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE SPRING DANCE CONCERT | Fri 8 pm; Sat 2
pm | Angell Blackfriars Theater at Providence College, 549 River Ave | $5 | 401.865.2218 | providence.edu/ theatre
AERPLAYE will present a concert ti-
tled “In Full Flight,” an “exploration of the dance of the modern traveler” | 1 + 4 pm | St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 50 Orchard Ave, Providence | $10, $5 students + seniors | 401. 751.2141 | aerplayedance.bpt.me
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE SPRING DANCE CONCERT| See listing for Fri
ALONZO KING’S LINES BALLET |
7:30 pm | The Auditorium in Roberts Hall at Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence | $35, $30 seniors | 401.456.8144 | ric. edu/pfa
THE RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE DANCE COMPANY ANNUAL STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHY SHOWCASE | 7:30 pm | Helen Forman
Theatre at the John Nazarian Center For the Performing Arts at Rhode Island College, 600 Mt Pleasant Ave, Providence | $15 | 401.456.8144 | rid. edu/pfa
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY DANCE THEATRE will perform
works by guest artists, faculty, and students | 7:30 pm | Roger Williams University Performing Arts Center, 1 Old Ferry Rd, Bristol | $10, $5 students + seniors | 401.254.3626 | departments.rwu.edu/dance
PARTICIPATORY FRIDAY 25
REHOBOTH CONTRA DANCE with caller David Eisenstadter and music by Heyday | 8 pm | Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Rd, Rehoboth, MA | $8 | 508.252.6375 | contradance links.com/rehoboth.html
ELWOOD’S EAST BAY CONTRA DANCE with caller Elwood Donnelly
and music by the First Time String Band, with Sally Rogers, Howie Bursen, Deck Neiforth, and Dan Lanier | 7:30 pm | Mary V. Quirk School, 790 Main St, Warren | $8 | 401.392.1322 | facebook.com/eastbay contradance.net
EVENTS THURSDAY 24
6TH ANNUAL SENE FILM, MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL | Apr 24 at 7 pm at the Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Rd, the SENE Limelight Party & Art Exhibit by the Art League of Rhode Island, with music by Ben Shaw & Friends, hors d’oeuvres by Not Your Average Joes, and complimentary Narragansett Beer, wine,
and dessert [$20, $15 advance] | Apr 25 at the Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway, Providence, screenings of international shorts [4:15 pm], documentary short films [5:30 pm], the feature The One Who Loves You [6:45 pm], comed short films [8:45 pm], and the horror feature House of Dust [10:30 pm] [check website for $] | Apr 26 at the Columbus Theatre, screenings begin at 11 am [check website for details] | Apr 27 at the Cable Car Cinema, 204 South Main St, Providence, a Regional Film Spotlight with short films [1 and 5 pm], the documentary feature The Bridgewater Triangle [3 pm] [check website for $] | At the Brooklyn Coffee and Tea House at 7 pm, the closing night party [$10] | Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Rd, Warwick | senefest.com EAT DRINK RI FESTIVAL | Apr 24 at Gracie’s, 194 Washington St, Providence, “Rhode Island Chefs Feast,” with eight of the finest RI chefs to graduate from Johnson & Wales University and eight of the best culinary faculty at JWU | Apr 25 at the Bank of America Center, Kennedy Plaza, Providence, a Truck Stop to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, featuring Acacia Café, Championship Melt, Ellie’s Bakery, Flour Girls Baking Co., Fugo, Gilded Tomato, Like No Udder, Lotus Pepper, Mijos Tacos, Noble Knots, Presto Strange O, Portu-galo, RISD’s Rosie Eats to Go, Rocket Fine Street Food, and Tallulah | Apr 26 at the Providence Biltmore Grand Ballroom, a Grant Tasting presented by Rhody Bites, with more than 40 local food, wine, beer, and spirit exhibitors, plus food and drink seminars and cooking demonstrations and discussions with birch’s Chef Benjamin Sukle, Indie Growers’ Lee Ann Freitas, Easy Entertaining’s Chef Kaitlyn Roberts, Blackbird Farm’s Ann Marie Bouthillette, and Nick’s On Broadway’s Chef Derek Wagner | Apr 27 at the Providence Biltmore Grand Ballroom, a Grand Brunch, with 10 stations featuring dishes by Ellie’s Bakery’s Melissa Denmark, Chef Ben Wood of Wildwood, bake Kelly Dull of north bakery, Chef Kevin Thiele of Hotel Viking, Joe Simone of PBS’ The Chefs of Cucina Amore, Maria Mexa of El Rancho Grandfe, and more | Complete details @ eatdrinkri.com | Downtown Providence, Memorial Blvd, Providence
6TH ANNUAL SENE FILM, MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL | See listing for Thurs
EAT DRINK RI FESTIVAL | See list-
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THE 3RD ANNUAL NEWPORT CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL THE 3RD ANNUAL NEWPORT CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL with unlimited sam-
plings from more than 30 breweries + food + music | 12-3 pm + 4-7 pm | Great Friends Meeting House, 21 Farewell St, Newport | $5 | newport craftbeer.com
THE NEW ENGLAND FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL with interactive games,
fitness, education, and family fun | Apr 26 11 am-8 pm + Apr 27 10am -6 pm | Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin St, Providence | $12 adults, $7 kids | newenglandfamily funfestival.com
$20 door | 401.490.9475 | artistsexchange.org
6TH ANNUAL SENE FILM, MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL | See listing for Thurs
EAT DRINK RI FESTIVAL | See list-
ing for Thurs
THE NEW ENGLAND FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL | See listing for Sat
THE ART CONNECTION’S 3RD ANNIVERSARY: CELEBRATION OF ART IN RHODE ISLAND awarding
Meeting Street, Ruth Brandt, and Top Drawer Art at the Brass | 5:30 pm | Fête Lounge, 103 Dike St, Providence | $20 advance, $25 day of show | 401.383.1112 | fetemusic.com
FILM THURSDAY 24 + MAY 1 THE HAIL! HAIL! ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES
| Apr 24: Don’t Look Back, the 1967 documentary by D.A. Pennebaker chronicling Bob Dylan’s tour of the UK in spring 1965 | May 1: Elvis: The ‘68 Comeback Special | 6 pm | Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St, Providence | Free | 401.455.8000 or | provlib.org
A SCREENING OF OUT OF PRINT, a documentary narrated by Meryl Streep which “illuminates the turbulent and exciting journey from the book through the digital revolution” [the film will be followed by a panel discussion] | 1:15 pm | Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St | Free | 401.455.8000 | provlib.org/ events/out-print-film-screeningpanel-discussion
ARKHAM FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS NIGHT OF THE SORCERERS | The synopsis: “A research team travels to the African jungle to study the mysterious disappearance of elephants in the area. Instead they discover a tribe of voodoo-zombies who rise from the ground, capture the women, whip them and slice their heads off on an altar. The women return as vampires who look for more women to kill” | 8 pm | Psychic Readings, 95 Empire St, Providence | $5 | 401.831.9327 | as220.org
READINGS THURSDAY 24
POET SARAH KAY will perform a spoken word piece [a discussion and book signing will follow the performance] | 8 pm | Brown University Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 001, College and Waterman sts, Providence | Free | mygroups.brown. edu/organization/filipinoalliance HUNGARIAN NOVELIST LASZLO KRASZNAHORKAI will read from
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BEYOND WRESTLING PRESENTS: COMBAT ZONE WRESTLING | 4 pm
| Fête, 103 Dike St, Providence | $20 GA, $30 seated | 401.383.1112 | fete music.com CRAFTOPIA, with local artists + crafters + food trucks + more | 10 am-4 pm | Hope Artiste Village, 999 Main St, Pawtucket | $1 | rhodycraft. com/craftopia.html SPRING FASHION SHOW, with selections from Cranston’s local boutiques, MC Kim Kalunian of WPRO-FM, and music arranged by Livi Yeaw | 3 pm | Artists’ Exchange, 50 Rolfe Sq, Cranston | $15 advance,
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The Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University is seeking alcohol drinkers to participate in a study looking at the effects of alcohol cravings on behavior.
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POETRY AT THE TOWERS, with
readings by Paul Hostovsky, Mary Mueller, Margie Flanders, and host Tom Chandler | 2:30 pm | The Towers, 35 Ocean Rd, Narragansett | Free | 401.782.2597 | thetowersri.com
GOTPOETRY LIVE! | An open mic | 8 pm | Blue State Coffee, 300 Thayer St, Providence | $3 | 401.383.8393 | facebook.com/groups/36169437169
ARTHUR SZE will read from his
poetry | 2:30 pm | Brown University McCormack Family Theater,
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his work | 5 pm | Brown University McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown St, Providence | Free | brown. edu/academics/literary-arts/events STEPHANIE WORTMAN will read from her book of poems, In the Permanent Collection | 7 pm | Books On the Square, 471 Angell St, Providence | 401.331.9097 | booksq.com
6TH ANNUAL SENE FILM, MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL | See listing for
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Women in the Blues
A stellar group of award winning powerhouse front women and a rock solid drummer delivering high energy blues, soul and R&B classics along with their own original songs. With Diane Blue, Lydia Warren, Alizon Lissance, Myanna, Lisa Mann and Diane Gately.
Fri 4/25 8pm $15
Chicago blues giant in town to celebrate his latest CD ‘Guitar Angel’. “This is one of the Best Albums you’re likely to hear this year” Gonzo Music
Sat 4/26 8pm $18
The exciting, high energy guitarist stops off at Chan’s during his vast U.S. tour. Anthony never disappoints the Chan’s crowd! (401) 765-1900
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70 Brown St, Providence | Free | 401.863.3260 | brown.edu/cw CAROLE MARSHALL will read from, discuss, and sign her new book, Stubborn Hope: Memoir of an Urban Teacher | 4 pm | Brown Bookstore, 244 Thayer St, Providence | 401.863.3168 | brown.edu/campus-life/support/ bookstore/events PROVIDENCE POETRY SLAM with featured poet Jeanann Verlee | 8 pm | AS220, 115 Empire St, Providence | $4 | 401.831.9327 | as220.org
“VENEZUELA AFTER CHAVEZ: CHALLENGES OF DEMOCRACY, SECURITY, AND GOVERNANCE” | For details on the one-day conference, go to brown.edu/academics/latinamerican-caribbean-studies/events | 9 am | Brown University’s Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St, Providence | Free | 401.863.2809
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“BOTTOM-UP PLACE MAKING: GRAFFITI-MURALS AND LATINO/A URBANISM,” a discussion with Los Angeles-based graffiti artists | 6 pm | List Art Center, 64 College St, Providence | Free | brown.edu/academics/ race-ethnicity/events-programs/ bottom-place-making-graffitimurals-and-latinoa-urbanism
“GROWING UP UNDER A MICROSCOPE: HOW TODAY’S YOUTH ACHIEVE PRIVACY IN SOCIAL MEDIA,” | a talk by author Danah Boyd
| 4 pm | Brown University MacMillan Hall, 167 Thayer St, Providence | Free | brown.edu/about/administration/vp-campus-life/news/2014-04/ danah-boyd-00
“INTERNET, SECURITY, AND POWER,” a talk by author Bruce Schneier | 3 pm | Brown University’s Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St, Providence | Free | 401.863.2809 | watson.brown. edu/events/2014/bruce-schneierinternet-security-and-power
“THE MATRICULATING INDIAN AND THE UNEDUCABLE NEGRO: RACE, SLAVERY, AND AMERICAN COLLEGES,” a talk by Craig
Steven Wilder, the author of Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities | 5 pm | Brown University’s Alumnae Hall, 194 Meeting St, Providence | Free | brown.edu/initiatives/slavery-andjustice/matriculating-indian-anduneducable-negro-race-slavery-andamerican-colleges
“THINKING STRATEGICALLY: SHOULD AMERICA SUPPORT ISRAEL?,” a talk by Noam Chomsky and Ambassador Dennis Ross | Contact Jennifer_Witt@Brown.edu for admittance | 4 pm | Brown University’s Salomon DeCiccio Family Auditorium, Waterman and George sts, Providence | Free | brown.edu/Departments/ Political_Theory_Project/janus/ events/lectures/thinking-strategicallyshould-america-support- israel
“THE IMPORTANCE OF CODIS [COMBINED DNA INDEX SYSTEM]” | A talk by Karen Lynch, forensic scientists at the Rhode Island Department of Health’s forensic biology laboratory | The conclusion of URI’s Forensic Science Seminar Series | 3:30 pm | Pastore Hall at the University of Rhode Island, 51 Lower College Rd, Kingston | Free | chm.uri. edu/forensics/seminars.php
“CAN JOURNALISM BE SAVED? AND SHOULD WE CARE?,” a talk by James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic and public radio commentator | 7 pm | Brown University’s Salomon DeCiccio Family Auditorium, Waterman and George sts, Providence | Free | brown.edu/ academics/english/
“THE PANAMA CANAL — A CENTURY OLD BUT BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE,” a slide talk by author Chip
Bishop | 7 pm | Weaver Library, 41 Grove St, East Providence | Free | 401.434.2453 | eastprovidencelibrary.org/epl
“THE TYRANNY OF EXPERTS: ECONOMISTS, DICTATORS AND
“ADDICTION: THE SUBSTANCE BEHIND THE SUBSTANCE,” a panel
discussion with Brown University speakers Janette Baird, assistant professor of emergency medicine; Robert Swift, professor of psychiatry and human behavior; Traci Green, assistant professor of emergency medicine; and Jane Metrik, assistant professor of behavioral and social science | 6 pm | Brown University’s Alpert Medical Building, 222 Richmmond St, Providence | Free | brown.edu/academics/medical/ news/2012/10/norman-princeneurosciences-institute
ART GALLERIES ARTPROV GALLERY | 401.641.5182 |
150 Chestnut St, Providence | artprovidence.com | Through May 15:
“Color Sense,” works by Judy Araujo Volkmann, Mary Jane Andreozzi, Nick Paciorek, and Kate Hoyer AS220 | 401.831.9327 | 115 Empire St, Providence | as220.org | Wed-Fri 1-6 pm; Sat 12-5 pm + by appointment | Through Apr 26: “New Paintings and Body Paintings,” by Ian Gaudreau and Paul Roustan | “Through the Eyes,” new work by Diana Castelleone AS220 PROJECT SPACE | 401.831.9327 | 93 Mathewson St, Providence | as220.org | Wed-Fri 1-6 pm; Sat 12-5 pm + by appointment | Through Apr 26: “Generations | 8 Chapters Blooming,” collage and ceramics by Meredith Stern | “The Paper Dolls Project,” with works by Jiyoung Chung, Jacqueline Frole, Holly Gaboriault, and Francoise McAree BANKRI GALLERY | 401.456.5015 x 1330 | 137 Pitman St, Providence | bankri.com | Mon-Fri 9 am-7 pm; Sat 9 am-3 pm; Sun 12-4 pm | Through Apr 30: photographs by Bob Dansereau | May 1-June 4: Photographs by Norlan Oliv — 1 Turks Head Pl, Providence | MonWed 8:30 am-3 pm; Thurs-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm | Through May 2: photographs by Bob Dansereau — 1140 Ten Rod Rd, North Kingstown | Mon-Fri 9 am-7 pm; Sat 9 am-3 pm; Sun 12-4 pm | Through July 2: Clay paintings by Kate Champa
BANNISTER GALLERY AT RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE | 401.456.9765 |
600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence | ric.edu/bannister | Tues-Fri 12-8 pm
| Through May 17: “Annual Student Exhibition” CADE TOMPKINS PROJECTS | 401.751.4888 | 198 Hope St, Providence | cadetompkins.com | Sat 10 am-6 pm + by appointment | Apr 26-June 20: Works by Dean Snyder CHARLESTOWN GALLERY | 401.364.0120 | 5000 South County Tr, Charlestown | charlestowngalleryri. com | Thurs-Sun 10 am-5:30 pm | Through June 10: “Made In Rhode Island,” works by Dean Richardson, Willy Heeks, Robert Rohm, Mark Freedman, Amy Goodwin, Kate Huntington, Shawn Kenney, Paula Martiesian, and more COLO COLO GALLERY | 508.642.6026 | 25 Centre St, New Bedford, MA | Tues + Thurs 12-5 pm; Wed + Fri 3-6 pm; Sat 12-6 pm | Through Apr 25: paintings by William Kendall
401 863.2932 | List Art Center, Brown University, 64 College St, Providence | brown.edu/Facilities/David_Winton_Bell_Gallery | Mon-Fri 11 am-4
pm; Sat + Sun 1-4 pm | ThroughMay 25: “Brown University’s 250th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition Part 2,” with works by Sarah Morris, Rob Reynolds, and Taryn Simon DEBLOIS GALLERY | 401.847.9977 | 134 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown | debloisgallery.com | Tues-Sun 12-5 pm | Through Apr 27: “Mimicking the Passing of Time,” paintings by Kris Offill and copper sculptures by Jay Catalan DEDEE SHATTUCK GALLERY | 508.636.4177 | 1 Partners Ln, Westport, MA | dedeeshattuckgallery.com | Tues-Sat 10 am-5 pm; Sun 12-5 pm | Through Apr 27: “Articulated Structure,” paper sculptures by Jane South, interactive sculptures by Paul Myoda, and drawings by Jacqueline Ott DRYDEN GALLERY | 401.421.6196 | 27 Dryden Ln, Providence | providencepictureframe.com | Mon-Sat 8:30 am6:30 pm | Through Apr 24: paintings and sculpture by Gage Prentiss GALLERY AT CITY HALL | 401.421.7740 | 25 Dorrance St, Providence | Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm | Through May 12: “Quilted Together: Art & Community Well-Being,” a group show spotlighting the Recovery Quilt Project and Sojourner House’s Voices Unfold project GRIN | 60 Valley St #3, Providence | facebook.com/grinprovidence | Through May 10: “It’s Just Me,” works by Leslie Schomp HERA GALLERY | 401.789.1488 | 10 High St, Wakefield | heragallery.org | Wed-Fri 1-5 pm; Sat 10 am-4 pm | Through May 3: “Landscape At the Edge: Contemporary Views,” with works by Scott Andresen, Deborah Baronas, Michelle Benoit, Sarah Bielski, Jeff Brown, Stephanie N. Bryan, Jerilynn Bush, Luke Buffenmyer, Adrian Deva, Anthony Falcetta, Robin Gibson, Amy Goldsmith, Leah Gose, Catherine Jennings, Ashlee Lambart, David Mangels, Armin Mühsam, Steven Roebuck, Chris Sancomb, Alison A. Smith, Alec Spangler, and Alice Valenti JAMESTOWN ARTS CENTER | 401.560.0979 | 18 Valley St | jamestown artcenter.org | Wed-Sat 10 am-2 pm | Through May 23: “The Flower Show,” paintings by Georgia Marsh MACHINES WITH MAGNETS | 401.475.2655 | 400 Main St, Pawtucket | machineswithmagnets.com | Through Apr 27: “Puzzled: Ode (Owed) To Channing?,” an exhibit by Umberto Crenca MYSTIC ARTS CENTER | 860.536.7601 | 9 Water st, Mystic, CT | mysticarts.org | Daily 11 am-5 pm | Through May 31: “The Blues,” an open juried show | “The Elected Artists,” featuring Mystic Arts Center artist members
NARROWS CENTER FOR THE ARTS GALLERY | 508.324.1926 | 16 Anawan St, Fall River, MA | narrowscenter.org | Wed-Sat 12-5 pm | Through May 3: “Storytelling: Contemporary Illustration,” with works by Rachel Blumberg, Jennifer Daltry, Briana Horrigan, CW Roelle, and William Schaff
PAWTUCKET ARTS COLLABORATIVE GALLERY | 175 Main St, Pawtucket | pawtucketartscollaborative. org | Thurs-Fri 3-7 pm; Sat-Sun 1-5
pm | Through May 2: “3rd Annual Pawtucket City-Wide High School Art Exhibit” PROVIDENCE ART CLUB | 401.331.1114 | 11 Thomas St | providenceartclub.org | Mon-Fri 12-4 pm; Sat-Sun 2-4 pm | Through May 9: “Nationwide All Media Open Juried Exhibition” | “Paper, Canvas, Film,” works by Nancy GaucherThomas and Mimo Gordon Riley
RHODE ISLAND WATERCOLOR SOCIETY GALLERY | 401.726.1876 |
Slater Memorial Park, Armistice Blvd, Pawtucket | rhodeislandwatercolor society.wildapricot.org | Tues-Sat 10
am-4 pm; Sun 1-5 pm | Through Apr 24: “RIWS 118th Annual Artist Member Show,” featuring RIWS artists and signature members | Apr 27-May 15: “RIWS Member Group Show,” with work by Elaine Gauthier, Linda Littleton, and Diane Taylor
SOL KOFFLER GRADUATE STUDENT GALLERY | 169 Weybosset St,
Providence | risd.edu/About/Galleries_ Exhibitions/Sol_Koffler | Sun-Fri 12-5
pm | Through May 7: “RISD Textiles Graduate Student Exhibition”
SOUTH COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION | 401.783.2195 | 2587
Kingstown Rd, Kingston | south countyart.org | Wed-Sun 10 am-6
pm; Fri 10 am-8 pm | Through May 24: “Open Juried Painting and Drawing Annual”
STUDIO Z/GALLERY Z BUTCHER BLOCK MILL | 401.454.8844 | 25
Eagle St, Providence | galleryzprov. com | Through May 3: “Spring At
Studio Z,” works by Francesco Agresti, Maggie Bouchard, Sue Butler, Kim Ellery, Judith Ferrara, Stacey Graham, Angin Jabaryan, Evelyn Luppi, Farnaz Mobbayen, Ian Mohon, Kevork Mourad, Julian Penrose, Cynthia Robinson, Erin Starr, Melissa Thyden, Artur Vars, V.F. Wolf, and more
URI PROVIDENCE CAMPUS GALLERY | 401.277.5206 | 80 Wash-
ington St, Providence | uri.edu/prov | Mon-Thurs 9 am-9 pm; Fri + Sat 9 am-4 pm | Through Apr 30: “Fragments: Portraits of Survivors,” photographs by Jason Schwartz created and circulated by the Florida Holocaust Museum
WICKFORD ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY | 401.294.6840 | 36
Beach St, North Kingstown | wickfordart.org | Tues-Sat 11 am-
3 pm; Sun 12-3 pm | Through Apr 27: “All Media,” an open juried show WOODS-GERRY HOUSE | 401.454.6141 | 62 Prospect St, Providence | risd.edu/About/Galleries_ Exhibitions/Woods_Gerry | Mon-Sat 10 am-5 pm; Sun 2-5 pm | Apr 25-29: “RISD Senior Exhibition: Sculpture and Ceramics” | Through May 15: “RISD Senior Exhibition: Painting” YELLOW PERIL GALLERY | 401.861.1535 | 60 Valley St #5, Providence | yellowperilmedia.com/gallery | Wed-Fri 3-8 pm + by appointment | Through Apr 27: “Community In Focus: Photographs and Stories of Olneyville,” an oral history and photo exhibit | Through June 1: “DISCOurse #1: Pinup,” works by Bradley Wester
MUSEUMS NEWPORT ART MUSEUM |
401.848.8200 | 76 Bellevue Ave | newportartmuseum.org | Tues-Sat 11
am-4 pm; Sun 12-4 pm | Admission $10 adults; $8 seniors; $6 students and military personnel with ID; free for children 5 and under | Through May 4: “The Art of Craft: Selections from the Aquidneck Island Region,” with furniture by George Warren, jewelry by Ruth Brandt and Tamar Kern, baskets by Helen Lee, rugs by Ron Caplain, and stone carving by Brooke Roberts and Nick Benson | Through May 4: “Delicate Armour,” works on paper by Deborah Coolidge | Through May 11: “Avian Aquidneck,” collages by Irving Barrett | Through May 18: “Newport Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition 2014” RISD MUSEUM | 401.454.6500 | 224 Benefit St, Providence | risdmuseum. org | Tues-Sun 10 am-5 pm [Thurs until 9 pm] | Admission $12; $10 seniors; $5 college students, $3 ages 5-18; free every Sun 10 am-1 pm | Through May 11: “Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests,” short films made between 1964-’66 | Through June 29: “Andy Warhol’s Photographs” | Through July 6: “Arlene Shechet: Meissen Recast,” an exhibition of sculptures | Through Aug 3: “Graphic Design: Now in Production,” which explores some of the most vibrant graphic design work produced since 2000, including magazines, newspapers, books, and posters WARWICK MUSEUM OF ART | 401.737.0010 | 3259 Post Rd | warwick museum.org | Tues + Wed + Fri 12-4 pm, Thurs 4-8 pm, Sat 10 am-2 pm | Through Apr 26: An exhibit by associate members of the Art League of Rhode Island
THEATER BROWN/TRINITY REP MFA PROGRAMS | 401.351.4242 | trinityrep.
com/about_us/venues/pell_chafee_ center.php | At the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire St, Providence | May 1-17: The Tooth of
Crime, by Sam Shepard [in rep with Stone Cold Dead Serious, by Adam Rapp] | This week: May 1 7:30 pm | $10, $5 students + seniors CONTEMPORARY THEATER | 401.218.0282 | thecontemporary theater.com | 327 Main St, Wakefield | Apr 25-May 3: Cloud Nine, by Caryl Churchill | Thurs-Sun 7 pm | $20 Fri + Sat, $15 Sun, Thurs is pay-whatyou-can EPIC THEATRE | At Theatre 82, 82 Rolfe St, Cranston | Through Apr 26: Hurlyburly, by David Rabe | Fri-Sat 8 pm | $15, $12 students GAMM THEATRE | 401.723.4266 | gammtheatre.org | 172 Exchange St, Pawtucket | May 1-June 1: Blackbird, by David Harrower | This week: May 1 7 pm | $38 + $48 [previews May 1-4 $28] GRANITE THEATRE | 401.596.2341 | granitetheatre.com | 1 Granite St, Westerly | Through May 4: Old Love, by Norm Foster | This week: ThursSat 8 pm + Sun 2 pm | $20, $17 seniors, $12 under 13 MIXED MAGIC THEATRE | 401.305.7333 | mmtri.com | 560 Mineral Spring Ave, Pawtucket | Apr 25May 18: God of Carnage, by Yasmina Reza | Fri-Sat 7:30 pm; Sun 3 pm | $25, $20 seniors, $15 students + military [previews Apr 25-27 $15] NEWPORT ART MUSEUM | 401.848.8200 | newportartmuseum. org | 76 Bellevue Ave, Newport | April 24 + 26 7 pm: Newport Murder Mystery presents Something Wicked This Way Comes | $25, $20 seniors, $15 students + 17 and under
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OCEAN STATE THEATRE COMPANY | 401.921.6800 | oceanstate
theatre.org | 1245 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick | Through May 18: 42nd Street | This week: Apr 24 + 26 + May 1 2 + 7:30 pm + Apr 25 7:30 pm + Apr 27 2 pm | $39-$54
PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER | 401.421.ARTS | ppacri.org
| 220 Weybosset St | Apr 29-May 11: The Book of Mormon, by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone | Apr 29 + 30 + May 6 + 7 7 pm + May 1 + 2 + 8 + 9 7:30 pm + May 3 + 10 2 + 8 pm + May 4 + 11 1 + 6:30 pm | $35-$93
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| The Auditorium in Roberts Hall, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence | Through Apr 27: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels | Apr 24 + 25 7:30 pm + Apr 26 2 + 7:30 pm + Apr 27 2 pm | $20
THE RHODE ISLAND SHAKESPEARE THEATRE | 401.245.3431
| woodenmidshipman.com | At the
Wooden Midshipman, 146 Water St
| Apr 24-May 11: Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare | Thurs-Sun 8 pm | $15, $10 students + seniors
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY THEATRE | At the Performing Arts
Center, 1 Old Ferry Rd, Bristol |
Through Apr 26: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, by Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman | Apr 25 + 26 7:30 pm | $10, $5 students + seniors 2ND STORY THEATRE | 401.247.4200 | 2ndstorytheatre.com | 28 Market St, Warren | Through May 18: Sylvia, by A.R. Gurney, Jr. | Thurs-Sat 8 pm + Sun 3 pm | $25, $20 under 22
TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY
| 401.351.4242 | trinityrep.com | 201 Washington St, Providence | Through May 4: Veronica Meadows, by Stephen Thorne | This week: Apr 24 + 25 + May 1 7:30 pm + Apr 26 + 27 2 + 7:30 pm + Apr 30 2 pm| $28-$68 — Through May 18: My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m In Therapy!, written by Steve Solomon and starring Peter J. Fogel | This week: Apr 24 + 25 + May 1 7:30 pm + Apr 26 + 30 2 + 7:30 pm + Apr 27 2 pm | $41-$51 — Apr 28 7 pm: A staged reading of select passages from Elie Wiesel’s Night, a chronicle of surviving the Holocaust, presented by Trinity Rep and the Holocaust Education and Resource Center of Rhode Island | Free [reserve @ events@trinityrep. com]
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND THEATRE | At the Robert E. Will The-
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EAST PROVIDENCE 10 60 Newport Ave | 401.438.1100
ABOUT LAST NIGHT | Thurs: 12:05, 2:15, 4:25, 6:35, 8:45 PHILOMENA | Thurs: 3:35, 5:40, 10:15 SABOTAGE | Thurs: 12:25, 2:45, 5:10, 7:25, 9:45 3 DAYS TO KILL | Thurs: 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 9:55 BAD WORDS | Starts Fri: 12:50, 2:45, 4:50, 7:30, 9:45 FRANKIE & ALICE | Starts Fri: 12:25, 2:50, 5, 7:10, 9:20 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE | Starts Fri: 12:05, 2:15, 4:25, 6:35, 8:45 THE WIND RISES | Starts Fri: 12:30, 3:05, 6:40, 9:155 NON-STOP | 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35 SON OF GOD | 12:10, 3, 5:50, 8:40 TYLER PERRY’S SINGLE MOM’S CLUB | Thurs: 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:40, 10 | Fri-Thurs: 2:40, 9:25 FROZEN | 12:40, 2:50, 5:05, 7:20, 9:30 RIDE ALONG | Thurs: 1, 5:30, 9:15 | FriThurs: 1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:25, 9:40 ROBOCOP | Thurs: 12:50, 7:50, 9:55 | Fri-Thurs: 12:20, 7 THE NUT JOB | Thurs: 1:50, 7:20 | FriThurs: 12, 1:50, 3:50, 5:40, 7:30, 9:20
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A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 | Thurs: 1:15, 4:30, 7:20, 9:35 OCULUS | Thurs: 1:10, 4:15, 7:15, 9:40 BRICK MANSIONS | Starts Fri: 1:10, 4:15, 7:20, 9:40 THE OTHER WOMAN | Starts Fri: 12:45, 4:10, 7:10, 9:30 TRANSCENDENCE | 12:20, 3:50, 6:50, 9:20
RIO 2 | Thurs-Sun: 12:10, 2:30, 4:40, 6:50, 9 | Mon-Thurs: 1, 3:40, 6:50, 9 DRAFT DAY | 12:40, 4, 7*, 9:30* [*no shows May 2] CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER | 12:30, 3:20, 6:30, 9:20 THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL | 12:50, 3:40, 7:05*, 9:10* [*no shows May 2] DIVERGENT | 12:25* [*no show Apr 24], 3:25, 6:20, 9:15 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 IN 3D | Thurs [May 2]: 7 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 | Thurs [May 2]: 7
10:25 | Fri-Thurs: 12, 12:30, 3:20, 3:50, 6:30, 7, 9:30, 10 CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER: AN IMAX 3D EXPERIENCE | Starts Fri-Wed: 4:30, 7:30 NOAH | 11:50, 3:05, 6:20, 9:25 DIVERGENT | Thurs: 3:20, 6:35, 9:55 | Fri-Thurs: 12:05, 3:30, 6:35, 10:15 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 IN 3D | Thurs [May 2]: 8 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 | Thurs [May 2]: 7:30, 9:40 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2: AN IMAX 3D EXPERIENCE | Thurs [May 2]: 7, 10:10
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NOAH | Thurs: 12:35, 3:35, 6:35, 9:30 BRICK MANSIONS | Starts Fri: 1:30, 4, 7:20, 9:30 THE OTHER WOMAN | Starts Fri: 1, 3:40, 7:05, 9:25 THE QUIET ONES | Starts Fri: 1:20, 3:45, 7:30, 9:40 BEARS | 12:30, 2:30, 4:25, 6:45*, 8:40* [*no shows May 2] A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 | 12:20, 2:15, 4:15, 7:30*, 9:45* [*no shows May 2] TRANSCENDENCE | 12:50, 3:45, 7:10, 9:40 HEAVEN IS FOR REAL | 1:10, 3:50, 6:50, 9:20 OCULUS | 4, 9:45 RIO 2 | 12, 2:10, 4:20, 6:45, 9 DRAFT DAY | 12:40, 7:15 CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER | 1:15, 4:10, 7:10, 9:35 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 IN 3D | Thurs [May 2]: 7 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 | Thurs [May 2]: 7
JANE PICKENS THEATER 49 Touro St, Newport | 401.846.5252
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL | Thurs-Fri: 4:45, 7 | Sat: 4:45, 7, 9:15 | Sun: 2:30, 4:45, 7 | Mon + Wed: 4:45, 7 | Tues: 4:45 | Thurs: 7 NOW: IN THE WINGS ON A WORLD STAGE [pre-release screening of the film starring Kevin Spacey + directed by Sam Mandes] | Tues: 7 NATIONAL THEATER LIVE: KING LEAR | Thurs [5.1]: 2
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CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 3D | Thurs: 11:30, 12:55, 3:25, 4:25, 6:40, 7:40, 9:55 DRAFT DAY | Thurs: 4:15, 7:05, 9:40 LOTOMAN 003 | Thurs: 1:20, 3:45, 6:15, 8:40 BRICK MANSIONS | Starts Fri: 12:15, 12:45, 2:30, 3, 4:45, 5:15, 7:10, 7:40, 9:35, 10:05 | Fri-Sat late show: 11:50, 12:20 THE OTHER WOMAN | Starts Fri: 1:15, 1:45, 4:10, 4:40, 7, 7:30, 9:45, 10:15 | Fri-Sat late show: 12:20 THE QUIET ONES | Starts Fri: 11:55, 2:15, 4:35, 7:20, 9:40 | Fri-Sat late show: 11:55 BEARS | Thurs: 12:40, 2:40, 4:45, 6:45, 9 | Fri-Thurs: 12:10, 2:20, 4:50, 7:05, 9:05 | Fri-Sat late show: 11:25 A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 | Thurs: 2:45, 3:15, 5:10, 5:30, 7:20, 7:50, 9:35, 10:15 | Fri-Thurs: 12:35, 2:50, 5:05, 7:15, 9:15, 9:50 | Fri-Sat late show: 11:30, 12 TRANSCENDENCE | Thurs: 4:30, 7:30, 10:15 | Fri-Thurs: 12:40, 4:30, 7:25, 10:20 TRANSCENDENCE: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE | Thurs: 4, 7, 9:45 | Fri-Thurs: 11, 1:45, 10:30* [*no show May 1] HEAVEN IS FOR REAL | 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:35, 10:10 | Fri-Sat late show: 12:30 OCULUS | Thurs: 2:30, 5:05, 7:35, 10 | Fri-Thurs: 1:35, 4:20, 6:50*, 9:20* [*no shows May 1] | Fri-Sat late show: 11:55 RIO 2 | Thurs: 11:45, 1:15, 2:15, 3:50, 4:50, 6:30, 7:30, 9:05 | Fri-Thurs: 11, 1, 1:30, 3:35, 4:05, 6:15, 6:45, 8:50 | Fri-Sat late show: 11:20 CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER | Thurs: 12:25, 3:55, 7:10,
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This expensive sci-fi feature marks the directorial debut of Christopher Nolan’s longtime cinematographer Wally Pfister; like Nolan’s Inception, it’s conceptually rich and impressive on a technical level, but also heavyhanded as drama and surprisingly rudimentary in its sense of character. Reminiscent of the cult classic Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970),
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40-year-old troublemaker (Jason Bateman) takes advantage of a legal loophole to enter a nationwide spelling bee, dragging along a freaky journalist who’s writing a magazine story about him (Kathryn Hahn) and doing his best to corrupt a lonely IndianAmerican tyke (Rohan Chand) who’s entered in the competition. Trashy, ribald laughs in the Bad Santa vein, this marks Bateman’s directorial debut; it’s not much to look at, but at least he has the nerve to push the insolence, profanity, and brutal insult humor to its absolute limits. Comedians always pay lip service to Groucho Marx, but few mainstream performers actually attempt his level of viciousness; Bateman does it with ease, and his putdowns can be breathtaking. Andrew Dodge wrote the screenplay; with Allison Janney, Ben Falcone, and Philip Baker Hall. | 89m |
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sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) trades that film’s 1940s setting for a contemporary one and its genial tone for a blithe cynicism more typical of Marvel Studios. The convoluted story involves the sabotage of SHIELD — the secret agency of Captain America (Chris Evans) and his superhero peers — by another organization that’s rooted in Nazi Germany. Unless you’re intimately familiar with the so-called Marvel universe (or you really love CG explosions), little of this will resonate; directors Joe and Anthony Russo race through everything but the special-effects set pieces, assuming that fans will compensate for the lack of nuance by drawing on their knowledge of the comic books. The
impressive supporting cast includes Anthony Mackie, Scarlett Johansson, Frank Grillo, Robert Redford, and Samuel L. Jackson. | 136m |
XW DrAFt DAY | 2014 | Essentially a giant promo for the annual NFL Draft, this rote drama appeals to fans by liberally employing all the familiar trademarks, team logos, and broadcast personalities. A first-year general manager (Kevin Costner), stressed by the responsibility of landing the best players for his team, grapples with issues both professional (difficult coworkers, pompous draftees) and personal (bitter girlfriend, overbearing mother — women, right?). Screenwriters Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph seem to have modeled their script on Moneyball (2011), but here the mixture of pathos and business dealings falls flat, mostly because the film asks us to sympathize with people who don’t have any actual problems. Ivan Reitman directed, routinely as ever; with Denis Leary, Frank Langella, and Jennifer Garner. | 109m | XXXW FINDING VIVIAN MAIEr |
2013 | Chicago street photographer Vivian Maier was almost completely unknown at the time of her death in 2009, but since then there’s been an explosion of interest in her work — thanks mainly to John Maloof, who acquired some 30,000 of her prints and negatives at auction and began posting them online. As codirector of this documentary (with Charlie Siskel), Maloof recounts his great discovery and interviews people who knew the reclusive artist; she spent most of her adult life working as a nanny (for Phil Donahue, among others), and her former
charges recall her as a prickly character who jealously guarded her photography from the outside world. Like Henry Darger, another Chicagoan whose gift went unrecognized in his lifetime, Maier was an eccentric and a hoarder, and the portrait Maloof and Siskel assemble here from the scant information available suggests that her fanatical privacy was the darkroom in which her distinctive artistic personality was developed. | 83m |
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tEL | 2014 | Set largely in the run-up
to World War II, history is the incursion that motivates Wes Anderson’s most antic and most somber work. The bulk of the film is set in 1932. The hotel is at the peak of its success under the watchful eyes of M. Gustave (Ralph Fiennes), a dapper concierge who elicits and responds to the sexual desires of wealthy elderly visitors, including Madame D. (Tilda Swinton) Madame D.’s death is the inciting incident of the film, and the narrative that unfurls in its aftermath is the most efficient, irrelevant, and elaborate that Anderson has conceived. The story’s major punctuation marks are a series of surprisingly abrupt, brutal, funny acts of violence. A second viewing allows Anderson’s greater achievement to blossom. Using an array of self-reflexive techniques (callbacks to cast members from previous films, Alexandre Desplat’s tremendous score), Anderson inserts his system of references into a historical moment already freighted with its own. It’s a bold and rather curious conceit, but one replete with unique insights on cinematic mediation and historical memory. | 100m |
W O R C E S T E R A RT M U S E U M This new look at the Higgins Armory Museum Collection celebrates the history, artistry and stories behind these exquisite works. See some of the finest arms and armor from around the world alongside works from the Art Museum. Discover the fascinating role these objects played in history, storytelling and art. Dine at the Café, browse the Shop — and, take part in special events and activities the whole family will enjoy! Significant funding for the Higgins Armory Collection Integration has been provided by The George I. Alden Trust, Fred Harris Daniels Foundation, Inc., The Fletcher Foundation, The George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation, The Stoddard Charitable Trust, and The Manton Foundation. Additional support has been provided by the Hoche-Schofield Foundation, the Rockwell Foundation, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Image: Stefan Rormoser of Innsbruck, Armor for field and tilt, of Count Franz von Teuffenbach, detail, The John Woodman Higgins Collection, 2014.80
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This week is the dark of the moon, which could be an accident-prone interval for some (Virgo, Gemini) and a time for discarding many objects. Late this week, be alert for folks who come in with the crazy, unlikely, outlandish “fix” for a longstanding problem — they could actually be onto something. Romance this weekend is particularly favored for water signs who are, as we know, the most comfortably in touch with their romantic side. Durable fresh starts launch mid-week, and not before.
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Waning moon pisces. A good day for photography, radiology and shoeshopping. Also excellent for procrastination, drinking, and wallowing in nostalgia. pisces moons are super for creating or appreciating art. pisces, Scorpio, cancer, and Aries: if you’re miffed, you’re over-reacting. taurus, capricorn, Aquarius, and leo: look back, and fix what’s broken. even if it takes twice the time you expected. 28
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Waning moon in pisces, moon voidof-course 4:03 pm until 6:01 am Saturday. “put it off until later,” is today’s motto, as water sign moons on a Friday give all a case of the “dwindles.” pisces, Scorpio, cancer, and Aries: in the late afternoon, take another look at something that perplexed you earlier today and yesterday. Sagittarius, Gemini, virgo, and libra: secondguessing yourself comes easily. Stay the 29
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want to “get something happening. ” not a good day to negotiate with them. or, frankly, with others. more information comes forward tomorrow, and that’s when taurus, virgo, capricorn, pisces, libra, Gemini, Aries, and cancer can see clearly.
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Waning moon in Aries. Best use of your time is with barbeques and projects that are quick fixes. Aries, leo, Sagittarius, and taurus need stimulation, so today is super for short-notice gathering. libra, capricorn, cancer, and Scorpio: you may be craving stimulation, which means you could be very loUd without realizing. Gemini, virgo, Aquarius, and pisces: look for short cuts. 30
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Waning moon in Aries, moon void-ofcourse 7:02 am until 10:23 am monday. An all-day void-of-course moon means resolutions made today will have a big loophole, and tempers could be frayed, particularly for libra, capricorn, Scorpio, and cancer. Aries, Sagittarius, taurus, and leo: your distracted side is on the ascendant. don’t make promises you can’t keep. Gemini, virgo, Aquarius, and pisces: keep your sense of humor, particularly around folks who act like kids. 31
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dark of the moon in Aries, void-ofcourse until 10:23 am when it moves into taurus. Beware fresh starts — that’s for tomorrow. Save money matters until the afternoon; use the morning for negotiating a better deal — however you translate that. on thin ice and wanting to take a risk: Aquarius, Scorpio, leo, libra, cancer, and capricorn. Aries, taurus, leo, virgo, Gemini, and Sagittarius: take time to aim, and then fire, particularly later in the day. 32
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Waxing moon in taurus, moon voidof-course 11:53 am until 4:56 pm when it moves into Gemini. Shopping, buying high-end merch, and other material investments are a good idea, but keep the receipts, thanks to the void moon. taurus, virgo, capricorn, pisces, Gemini, libra, Aries, and cancer have incredible followthrough, so if you want something done, knock on their door. Scorpio, leo, Sagittarius, and Aquarius: hold off on taking action. the planets are throwing you banana peels. 2
Moon KeyS this horoscope traces the passage of the moon, not the sun. Simply read from day to day to watch the moon’s influence as it moves through the signs of the zodiac. | When the moon is in your sun sign, you are beginning a new 28-day emotional cycle, and you can expect increased insight and emotionality. When the moon moves into the sun sign opposite yours (see below), expect to have difficulties dealing with the opposite sex, family, or authority figures; social or romantic activities will not be at their best. | When the moon is in Aries, it opposes libra, and vice versa. other oppositions are taurus/Scorpio, Gemini/Sagittarius, cancer/capricorn, leo/Aquarius, and virgo/pisces. the moon stays in each sign approximately two and a half days. | As the moon moves between signs, it will sometimes become “void of course,” making no major angles to planets. consider this a null time and try to avoid making or implementing decisions if you can. But it’s great for brainstorming. | For Symboline dai’s sun-sign horoscopes and advice column, visit our Web site at thephoenix.com. Symboline Dai can 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 be reached at email@example.com.
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