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Review: La Voce's Most Massive Woman Wins

Weighty matter
As issue theater goes, The Most Massive Woman Wins isn't strident, just relentless.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 21, 2009

Bacaro

Classy snacks and entrées
Restaurants in food-oriented cities like Providence can be relied upon to beget spin-offs that, like high-achieving children, strive to make their parents proud. Thus was born Bacaro, the highly regarded prodigy that arrived in the spring of 2007.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 15, 2009

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City life

Pawtucket Rising hails the Bucket
Pawtucket Rising hails the Bucket
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 14, 2009

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To tell the truth

Sharing stories at Live Bait
Stories. We all have them.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 07, 2009

Angkor Restaurant

Cambodian with a Khmer accent
There is an interesting story behind many of the recipes at Angkor Restaurant.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 29, 2008

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Making magic

Rediscovering the thrill of discovery
Ever since the Greeks learned to keep their masks on straight and not bump into the statuary, theaters and theatergoers have been learning more and more about how the magic works.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 23, 2008



European Café

A tasty little getaway
At this time of year, when the weather is messing with us and we don't know whether we're going to romp sand or shovel snow, a restaurant like this can be a lifesaver.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 22, 2008

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Adam Bock is a good listener

Talking the talk
When Adam Bock first came to Providence in the late '80s, after a friend told him there was this great playwriting teacher at Brown, he was busting with unstoppable aspiration
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 19, 2008

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Not-so-silent night

Miss Pixie's tongue-in-cheek Extravaganza!!!
Oh, what Miss Pixie wouldn't give to be loved. Pride? Dignity? Self-awareness? Check, check, check.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 16, 2008

Star search

Miss Pixie's long, strange trip
The winsome and irrepressible Miss Pixie was born at Perishable Theatre for 2002-03 post-show discussions, the whimsical suggestion of Marilyn Busch, who was the theater's publicist at the time.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 16, 2008

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In the spirit

Trinity Rep's heartening Christmas Carol
Trinity Rep's heartening Christmas Carol
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 10, 2008



First-rate fare

The Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium
Providence used to be a more interesting theater town back before its off-Trinity mainstays, 2nd Story Theatre and the Gamm, moved up and over to Pawtucket and Warren, respectively.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 10, 2008

The Loft

Dining in a surreal seascape
The Loft is the restaurant at NYLO Providence/Warwick, a new hotel, so the impression that diners get over their Point Judith calamari or apple-tini is going to affect how they anticipate the digs upstairs; Crisp salad, crisp sheets.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 03, 2008

T's

The definitive family breakfast restaurant
How in the world can a restaurant that serves only breakfast and lunch — the least expensive two-thirds of the business — stay in business?
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 26, 2008

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Triumph of the will

2nd Story's stirring Miracle Worker
It's easy enough— unavoidable, actually — to admire and be amazed by the accomplishments of Helen Keller, but it took the account by playwright William Gibson for the remarkable work of her teacher, Annie Sullivan, to be so widely appreciated.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 26, 2008

Wallowing

Lockerbie overdoes the melodrama
Playwright Deborah Brevoort looked at the 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 bombing, shook her head, and reduced the tragedy to its effect on one family and one town in The Women of Lockerbie , being staged by Roger Williams University Theatre (through November 22).
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 19, 2008



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Timeless treat

It's hard not to enjoy a rousing production of Oklahoma!, for more reasons than any musical needs in order to get audiences smiling and humming afterward. URI Theatre is pleasing those familiar with the classic and winning new fans with a production (through November 23) that just can't stop moving.
URI heads to Oklahoma!
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 19, 2008

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Estoril

Inexpensive elegance
Usually, an ethnic restaurant in Rhode Island means one of two things: cheap eats or fancy surroundings. Estoril, in Fall River, offers a twofer — chandelier and cloth napkin elegance, plus good Portuguese food that’s surprisingly inexpensive.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 12, 2008

A 'beautiful life'

Center Stage's Cabaret is in top form
In the context of today's new political dawn, Cabaret , the Kander and Ebb musical about 1930 Berlin, is like one of those silly horror movies that couples go to for an excuse to cling together and shriek. Isn't it great that the mayhem isn't happening to us is the unspoken message.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 12, 2008

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Power play(1)

The Gamm's An Ideal Husband
At this time of renewed political idealism in the country, director Judith Swift has labeled the London setting of An Ideal Husband , at the Gamm through December 7, as "inspired by the 19th century, set in the 20th century, reflected in the 21st century."
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 12, 2008

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Machupicchu Restaurante

A little corner of Peru
A little corner of Peru
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 05, 2008


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