Almost Famous: Micah Salkind

Providence Black Repertory Company
By FRANK MULLIN  |  June 4, 2008
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Micah Salkind

NAME? Micah Salkind.
DISTINCTION? Director of Public Programs, Providence Black Repertory Company.
WHERE DO YOU LIVE? West Side of Providence.
FAVORITE WEB SITE? It’s all about ProvidenceSoundSession.com right now!
WHAT DO YOU DRIVE? I walk and ride my bike, but when I move my DJ equipment and buy groceries, it’s in an ’86 Volvo station-wagon.
AS A DEEJAY, HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE STATE OF NIGHTLIFE IN PROVIDENCE? The city’s on a good trajectory, but we non-top 40 DJs need to keep pushing people to the left.
WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN LISTENING TO LATELY? Hot Chip side project Grovesnor, the Basement Jaxx remix of “Cold Shoulder” by Adele, and the brilliant new album by Minnesota’s Cloud Cult.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT RHODE ISLAND? You can’t throw a stone here without hitting an artist.
LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT RHODE ISLAND? The drivers.
THE THREE THINGS THAT WOULD MAKE LIFE BETTER HERE? 1) Staggered closing times for bars and clubs; 2) more mid-sized performance spaces; and 3) more intro-level jobs in Providence.
FAVORITE DRINK? Jameson neat with h2o on the side.
SECRET CRUSH? The entire staff of the AS220 Print Shop.
FAVORITE CANDY BAR? Whatchamacallit.
BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ RECENTLY?Exit Wounds by Rutu Modan.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS SUMMER? The fifth year of Sound Session, specifically the Martinez Bros. on July 10.
FAVORITE RESTAURANT? Farmstead in Wayland Square.
IF YOU COULD HAVE FIVE HISTORICAL FIGURES OVER FOR DINNER, WHOM WOULD YOU CHOOSE? Fela Kuti, Parker Posey, Philip K. Dick, Pedro Almódovar, and Björk.
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    4 am bar closings; drop martial law; bring Buddy back.
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