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Getting up close at Festival Ballet
Festival Ballet Providence's second Up Close on Hope series this season began last weekend and continues February 24-25 and March 2-3.
| February 22, 2012
Review: Mill's Tavern
An elegant prix fixe experience
When a restaurant has survived eight-plus years on the Providence scene, you know it must be doing something (or several things) right.
| February 27, 2012
Review: Vine Yard East
Come for the wine, stay for the food
The spelling of this six-month-old restaurant's name indicates one of its primary draws: an emphasis on wine.
| January 17, 2012
Lyn Ford will tell her stories at Funda Fest 14
The power of sharing
I have always considered the art of storytelling one of the purest forms of theater: it runs the gamut of emotions, presents a wealth of diverse characters, and can almost literally hold you spellbound.
| January 11, 2012
The taste of Sicily in Glendale
All jokes about Foster/Glocester weather reports aside, the village of Glendale is also very much off-the-beaten-track of the Greater Providence metro area.
| December 27, 2011
Review: English Muffin
Breakfast worth waiting for
If the five plastic-resin benches lining the sidewalk to English Muffin's entrance don't trigger an image, then the banquettes lining the lobby just might.
| December 13, 2011
Review: Ed’s Roost
Breakfast worth crowing about
When local East Greenwichers fly the coop in the early morn, they often land at Ed's Roost, with all the other hungry chickens . . . er, customers. I might be forgiven the slip since the chicken — or more specifically, rooster theme — is so prevalent at Ed's.
| November 22, 2011
Fusionworks unveils its new moves
Viva la difference!
Once again abiding by their motto — "Different is good " — Fusionworks Dance Company has engaged two guest choreographers, in addition to artistic director/choreographer Deb Meunier, for their Fall Concert Series at Rhode Island College on November 18 and 19.
| November 15, 2011
Review: J.P. Spoonem’s
Repeat visits encouraged (and rewarded)
When a friend whose professional office is nearby said, "It's a great little neighborhood joint, with a touch of nouvelle in the menu," and another friend was found sitting at its U-shaped counter, extolling the virtues of their omelets, we knew we'd stumbled upon a diner-style eatery that we should check out . . . more than once.
| November 08, 2011
Momix’s Moses Pendleton on Botanica
Movement and illusion
You may have seen Momix dancers on a Hanes or Target commercial during the Golden Globes last spring.
| October 25, 2011
Local favorites and international attractions
All the right moves
Despite the hard times that most arts organizations are facing in today's economic circumstances, the dance performance calendar for this fall seems full indeed.
| September 14, 2011
Island Moving Co.’s Open for Dancing
An immersive experience
Since its founding 28 years ago, Island Moving Co. has often included site-specific dances in its presentations: some were adapted to be inside Newport's elegant mansions.
| September 14, 2011
Review: Café Zelda
A truly memorable experience
Café Zelda is one of those places that feels elegant but homey; luxurious but not pretentious.
| August 09, 2011
Island Moving Co. and friends
A great group effort
Island Moving Co. in Newport is nothing if not supportive of other dance companies and choreographers, having worked with many from far (Colin Connor) and near (Colleen Cavanaugh) over their 28-year history.
| July 26, 2011
Review: Mermaid Café
Enchanting dining on the Pawcatuck River
The first special thing about the Mermaid Café is its location: on the Pawcatuck River, overlooking an island green with trees, a few boats in a small marina and, across the river, a busy street in Connecticut.
| July 19, 2011
Review: Avenue N American Kitchen
Creative cuisine in Rumford
Chef/co-owners Nick and Tracy Rabar have several things going for them at their Avenue N American Kitchen restaurant.
| June 28, 2011
Review: Trini's Tacos
Simple pleasures, Tex-Mex style
Tucked into an L-shaped strip mall on Post Road, where one of the few remaining Newport Creamerys is the anchor and various eateries have come and gone, is Trini's Tacos.
| June 14, 2011
Review: Alvin Ailey's Revelations headed to PPAC
Heart, spirit, and soul
Over the years, choreographers and dance companies have been feted in many ways, but there has never been another dance piece that inspired not only a US postage stamp and a US Senate resolution and a special Barbie doll!
| May 04, 2011
Review: The Fifth Element
A splendid brunch in Newport
The energetic strains of the Fran Curley Jazz Ensemble welcomed us to the new incarnation of the Fifth Element (formerly on Lower Thames) for a recent Sunday brunch.
| April 19, 2011
Stone Soup at 30
Keeping it real
The earliest people on the planet probably built bonds of community when they pounded on goatskins. That same sense of creative wonder existed among a young group of musicians and music lovers back in 1980, when Joyce Katzberg, Bill Harley, and Debbie Block, Katzberg (Kate) and Snyder (Stephen), and Rick Brooks decided to form a "coffeehouse," by passing the hat in various living rooms.
| January 04, 2011
Gift Guide 2010: 'Tis the season for indoor bounty
When a small winter market was set up at AS220 three years ago, no one could foresee how that would generate the large and bountiful Wintertime Market in the Hope Artiste Village the following year.
| December 08, 2010
The Current Issue
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| March 24, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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On The Download
| March 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM
See this film series: The Belmont World Film Series @ Studio Cinema in Belmont
Outside The Frame
| March 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM
See this film: This is Spinal Tap [with post-film talk by expert from Acoustical Society of America] @ the Coolidge
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