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City meets country in lovable 'Leavittsburg'

It's Friday night at Leavittsburg's small-town watering hole, Connie's. The local yokels are out in full force celebrating the end of yet another laborious work week. Enter into this scene Jake (Michael Williams '10). He's the quintessential boy from the big city come to steal away the resident golden ...


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Yeasayer and Javelin inspire dance-happy audience

After an energizing opening performance by the electrofunk-inspired Javelin, psychedelic indie rock band Yeasayer played an infectious set Friday for the dance-happy audience in the RISD Auditorium for the Brown Concert Agency's Fall Concert.Students from Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design ...


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Boy meets Girl meets existential void

There's an obvious difference between using a set of directions to get somewhere and using a map. The former only provides one way of traveling from point A to point B. A map, on the other hand, is the sum of all directions, the totality of all possible routes. Maps open up options, and directions close ...


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'On a Boat' mixes styles, cultures

This weekend, a cruise director's voice instructed audience members to sit back and prepare for a journey of cultural experiences. The cruise ship was the Salomon auditorium, and the cultural tour guides were Brown's Mezcla dancers.Mezcla is a student-run Latino performing arts group. The group's name ...


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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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