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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
Review: Fluke Wine, Bar & Kitchen
A truly fine dining experience
"Now I know why they call it 'fine dining,' " Bill said, as we drove away from a recent dinner at Fluke Wine, Bar & Kitchen. "Fine indeed! Wunderbar!"
| November 24, 2010
The uplifting Sweet Honey in the Rock
FirstWorks has a rousing finale to wrap up the 2010 Festival: a performance by the internationally-renowned a cappella group Sweet Honey In the Rock..
| November 11, 2010
Review: Shelter Harbor Inn
An old favorite continues to delight
It was one of those gloriously warm Columbus Day weekends, and we could have sat on one of Shelter Harbor Inn's outdoor decks, but we chose the next best thing: the "Sun Porch," surrounded on three sides by windows, an open-beamed, white-walled, blue-accented room that feels a bit like a seaside summer cottage.
| October 27, 2010
Review: Tucker's Bistro
Singular dining by the sea
Tucker's Bistro has always held a kind of enchantment for us, as for many other customers. The tree outside the restaurant wrapped in tiny white lights is only the beginning.
| October 13, 2010
Festival Ballet's 'Up Close On Hope'
In a transposed schedule, Festival Ballet Providence opened their season with the intimate "up Close on Hope" series and postponed a production of Carmen till February.
| October 06, 2010
Review: Cook & Brown Public House
A special culinary experience on Hope Street
When a restaurant moves into a location that has seen several eatery incarnations, it must work doubly hard to establish its reputation, both around the state and in the neighborhood. Cook & Brown Public House seems to be accomplishing both with aplomb.
| September 29, 2010
Review: Cedar Lake shakes up the ballet world
A different energy
So many times over the last two decades, the Performing Arts Series at Rhode Island College has brought dance companies of international status to our shores — and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet is no exception (September 30 at 7:30 pm in Roberts Hall).
| September 22, 2010
Fall Dance Preview: Things are moving around town
Kick up your heels!
This fall’s dance events include reprises at local companies.
| September 14, 2010
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