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Laughing Gorilla fills Kitchen’s void

Federal Hill’s Kitchen is known for being a small breakfast restaurant with a big line of people outside, serving classic American fare and extra-thick slabs of bacon. But at the end of August, Howard Crofts, the one-man owner, chef and server, decided to take a six-month break for his health. Meanwhile, ...

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Eric Nathan debuts ‘the space of a door’

When he walked through the doors of the Providence Athenaeum, Assistant Professor of Music Eric Nathan saw inspiration: The stacks of old, leather-bound books and the sunlight pouring in from above would serve as the “springboard for musical and textural ideas” culminating in his new composition, ...

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Grad student’s exhibit honors New Mexico landmark

An interactive exhibit called “Santuario” opened Wednesday in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, accompanying a graduate anthology conference where the creator, Rica Maestas GS, presented her work alongside that of other artists, performers and poets. The exhibit’s namesake, El Santuario ...

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‘Gigs on the Grass’ features student musical talent

Student bands took turns at the two stages on Pembroke field Saturday afternoon, drawing a steady flow of concertgoers up from Thayer for Brown’s newest festival, “Gigs on the Grass.” The first festival at Brown to exclusively feature student artists, “Gigs” was organized by the Brown Concert ...

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Public art on campus gains prominence

With Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle’s new blue statue, Urs Fischer’s “Untitled (Lamp/Bear),” arriving at Brown this past summer, public art on campus has become more apparent than ever. Though it may seem as if the statue appeared on Simmons Quad over night, in reality, all statues that appear on ...

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Grad student to release haunting E.P.

The haunting electronic melodies of Samuel Driver GS — known by his stage name Samuel Proffitt — began with tragedy. The same day Proffitt wrote the song “Cranes,” he learned his roommate had died after spending three months in a coma. A long-term relationship with his girlfriend had ended earlier ...

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New exhibit explores heroism of Brown alums in WWII

Today, the John Hay Library will open the exhibit “A Hymn for the Brave: The Sharps and Humanitarian Work in World War II,” which will feature the heroic intervention of Waitstill and Martha Sharp in Nazi-occupied Europe. Martha’s studies at Brown marked the genesis of her family’s ties to the ...

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PBS documentary highlights couple’s bravery in WWII

Driven by Artemis Joukowsky III’s  decades of zealous research, “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War,” tells a story of compassionate heroism. Told in the familiar style of two-time Oscar nominee Ken Burns, the film focuses on Joukowsky’s grandparents’ intervention in Nazi-occupied Europe. ...

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R.I. screenwriter discusses shortcomings of latest film

This summer, screenwriter and co-producer Chris Sparling, a Rhode Island native, and director Gus Van Sant RISD ’74, a Rhode Island School of Design graduate, released “The Sea of Trees,” a film with all the trappings of a blockbuster. Starring Naomi Watts and Matthew McConaughey, it had a reported ...

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