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Salama's '12 sculptures offer a little hair of the dog

Taking a break from installing her solo sculpture show Sunday, Cecilia Salama '12 looked around the small gallery room at the half-dozen works she had already put up. "I think I've become completely numb to the fact that all this stuff is gross," she mused.Gross is in the eye of the beholder. That said, ...


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Black and gay, on display at the Hay

An exhibit about the contributions of black gay men to Rhode Island, its culture and its politics premiered Thursday evening at the John Hay Library. Rhode Island College professor Daniel Scott kicked off the display with a lecture about his work documenting the oral history of the traditionally overlooked ...


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'Oak Tree' innovative, hypnotic

The drone of the audience quiets as the house lights dim. The stage lights brighten, and the audience sits back to enjoy a seemingly typical two-man show.The only catch? One of the actors has never seen the script.Thus begins Tim Crouch's innovative play, "An Oak Tree," which appears one night only ...


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Craftland finds downtown home

Every December since 2002, Providence shoppers in search of artisanal holiday gifts have relied on the annual Craftland show, a craft fair as homey and handmade as the work sold there. This year, the annual event has established a year-round presence at Craftland's permanent store at 235 Westminster ...


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Want to know R.I.? Read the "fine print"

Criticized by the locals and pitied by its neighbors, Rhode Island is frequently written off as too small to combat the titanic issues it faces. But despite the state's soaring unemployment and economic stagnation, one Ocean State native is getting the word out about what can be done to bolster a struggling ...


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Swine flu inspires, not infects, at art show

This fall has the masses anxious about "the swine," with college students in particular trying to avoid the H1N1 flu. But for the Hillel Gallery Project — a committee of Brown and Rhode Island School of Design students responsible for organizing art exhibitions at Hillel — the looming flu ...


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Sister Spit explores queer expression

The interdisciplinary queer feminist performance group Sister Spit held workshops at Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design last Thursday and Friday, followed by a presentation of their poetry, fiction, film and tour anecdotes in List Art Center Friday night.About 110 people — including Brown ...


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'Anna Bella Eema' tells much, shows little

Near the middle of "Anna Bella Eema" — currently running at Perishable Theatre — one character is about to embark on a psychological journey, a quest that will take her through a fairy tale world populated by animal beings, both helpful and threatening. She leans toward the audience and ...


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Campus journal brings together students, writers

The publication of the first issue of The Round adds a new magazine to the University's collection of literary and artistic journals. The magazine — a collection of poetry, prose and visual art — includes work by Brown undergraduates, graduates, students from other universities and several ...


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'Anna Bella Eema' tells a supernatural tale

Perishable Theatre opens its 2009-2010 season tonight with the regional premiere of "Anna Bella Eema," a musical with a great deal of Brown artistic muscle behind it. This "ghost story spoken and sung in three voices" was written by Lisa D'Amour, a visiting lecturer in theatre arts and performance studies, ...


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Installation marches to its own (heart)beat

"Let us imagine a straight line," a new multimedia installation, opens today at the Cogut Center for the Humanities. The work, by Joseph "Butch" Rovan, an associate professor of music and the co-director of Brown's computer music program, combines cinema with a 19th-century machine aesthetic.


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One decade later, a dramatic return to 'Laramie'

In 1998, playwright Moises Kaufman traveled to Laramie, Wyo. — where gay 21-year-old Matthew Shepard had died after being brutally attacked because of his sexuality — to talk to the town's residents in the wake of the crime. The interviews he collected became the backbone of "The Laramie ...


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Deep listening, walking with a master

As part of this year's Pixilerations, the FirstWorks Festival's new media showcase, accordionist and composer Pauline Oliveros visited Providence to give a concert last Friday and lead classes on her work and her unique artistic process.Oliveros is "an American master," said Kathleen Pletcher, executive ...


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Founder discusses theater company's future

For theater companies during an economic recession, the drama isn't just in the plays, as Donald King '93, artistic director of Providence Black Repertory Company made clear at a public forum in Rites and Reason Theatre on Friday. Before the talk, King was honored with the 2009 John Hope Alumni Award ...





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