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Making a musical connection

Commingling cultures
In 1998, world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma envisioned connecting artists and audiences around the world by focusing on the cultures along the historic 4000-mile Silk Road trade route.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 04, 2009

Review: Citron

A satisfying meal trumped by style
John Elkhay has so many restaurants around the city that we just hadn't gotten around to Citron before last weekend.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 04, 2009

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Currency Events

The Precient Bad Money   at Perishable
Meg Miroshnik's new play, Bad Money , at Perishable Theatre (through March 8), couldn't be more timely to the current economic situation.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 04, 2009

Review: Mr. Peabody's

Proud home of 'white trash/gourmet fusion'
It's the kind of neighborhood spot where locals gather for an annual get-together with their state senator, there's a rotating library of book donations on the window sills, and the coffee and tea have their own self-serve corner.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  February 18, 2009

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Nature's way

The atmospheric Jazz and Tap Odyssey
Evoking the great outdoors with live jazz, live hoofing, and spoken text.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  February 18, 2009

Mixed Magic's When Fate Comes Knocking

Living history
It's been said before and it'll be said again: the election of Barack Obama casts a new light on the Civil Rights Movement. Or, in Ricardo Pitts-Wiley's words, "We get to tell the story in a different way."
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  February 12, 2009



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Arabian nights

Festival Ballet gets physical
At a time when the world's attention is often focused on the countries of the Middle East, it's especially intriguing to dip into the Arabic folk tales of the region, which became the stories told by Scheherazade across a thousand and one nights.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  February 04, 2009

Salvation Café

Going strong in Newport
In the world of quick turnovers, Salvation Café, now in its sixteenth year, is a keeper.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  February 04, 2009

Cucina Twist

High volume, high quality
In the eight-restaurant empire owned by Bob Pinelli and Steve Marra, Cucina Twist has a special place in the hearts of Wakefield and Kingston residents.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 21, 2009

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Universal tales

Diane Macklin makes a difference at FUNDA
For the 11th consecutive year, the Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS) are bringing stories and tellers from near and far for the eight-day FUNDA Fest (January 18-25).
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 15, 2009

Spumoni's

Big on family atmosphere
In far eastern Pawtucket, almost Massachusetts, sits a 30-year-old family-owned restaurant that's a great hit with locals.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 07, 2009



Two Four Two

Italian fare, with a twist
Italian fare, with a twist
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 17, 2008

Mike's Kitchen

A foodie favorite in deepest Cranston
A foodie favorite in deepest Cranston
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 10, 2008

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El Tapatio

South of Providence, south of the border
Once upon a time, Rhode Islanders would have been enormously grateful to have a Mexican restaurant like El Tapatio in our midst: good burritos, enchiladas, and fajitas
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 19, 2008

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Higher calling

Fusionworks contemplates spirituality
Although the annual fall concert by Fusionworks Dance Company has not been given a title that ties the dances together, director/choreographer Deb Meunier has noticed a theme emerging from the repertory pieces and premiere works that will be presented.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 12, 2008

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Intimate moves

Festival Ballet’s “Up CLOSE, on HOPE”
What began as a way to give audiences a closer look at its dancers and choreographers an opportunity to showcase new work has become an integral part of Festival Ballet Providence’s season: the “Up CLOSE, on HOPE” series.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 05, 2008



Mixed Magic’s Moby Dick goes to DC

Whale tale
In 2006, Pitts-Wiley wrote Moby Dick: Then and Now , a theatrical version of Herman Melville’s book, which joined the story of Captain Ahab chasing a great white whale to an urban tale of teenagers chasing “that Great White Thing” — cocaine.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 05, 2008

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Great escape

Momix bring their best to FirstWorks
Writing about the dance troupe Momix is as tricky as describing effervescence
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 04, 2008

Broadway Bistro

Setting a subtle mood
Broadway Bistro has a prime corner location with large windows looking onto the historic street in its name, as well as onto a side street.
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 29, 2008

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Mood swing

The emotional gamut of Festival Ballet’s  Giselle
She is Giselle, the peasant girl of Adolph Adam’s ballet, and she’ll come to the VMA Arts & Cultural Center once again via Festival Ballet Providence.  
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 22, 2008

Scales and Shells

A big emphasis on seafood (surprise!)
Since the open kitchen at Scales and Shells is behind the hostess station, you are pulled into the restaurant by the aroma of wood smoke and garlic as you open the door.  
By: JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 16, 2008


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