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The Franco-Americans at Atria Bay Spring Senior Living

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

The Franco-Americans will be playing on Wed., August 1 at Atria Bay Spring Senior Living, 147 Bay Spring Avenue, Barrington, RI, 6:30-8:30. Stop on by to hear Deck Nieforth on Harmonica, Fiddle, Percussion Feet, Spoons, and Vocals; Jim Chapin on Guitar and Vocals; Linette Charpentier on Fiddle; Colette Fournier on Fiddle, Percussion Feet, Spoons and Vocals.

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Call for Entries from The Hispanic Cultural Arts Committee of RI!

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007


Call for Entries


The Hispanic Cultural Arts Committee of RI & the Hispanic

Heritage Committee/RI are seeking artists of Latino heritage who live and

  work in any of the six New England states and New York to exhibit their work

in the 7th Annual State Latin American Visual Arts Expo to be held October

1-31, 2007. This is an open juried exhibition.  Artists may submit high

resolution JPEGs of up to five (5) original works created in the past three (3)

years in the visual arts by E-Mail  to:

martamartinez@nuestrasraicesri.comor mail CD with JPEG images to P.O. Box 25118, Providence, RI

02905. Deadline is September 1, 2007. Selected artists will have their

 work exhibited at the Atrium Gallery of the State of Rhode Island

Administration Building. Fee to submit artwork is $20.  For more

 information and exhibition requirements visit



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Underdog Premiere – Sold Out!

Monday, July 30th, 2007

“Underdog,” the live-action film, based on the long-running Saturday morning cartoon series which first went on the air in 1964, opens nationwide on Friday, August 3rd.  City streets, Providence City Hall and the State House are among the many locations used for the film, which stars James Belushi. Interiors were filmed on sets built at the Cranston Street Armory, including a mockup of the State House dome. The State House rotunda was also used for a key scene in the movie.

Tickets for the Underdog Premiere at PPAC are no longer available


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The Price of Sugar at Tiverton Four Corners

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Discussion and Film ScreeningThe Price of Sugar (www.thepriceofsugar.com)

DATE: Wednesday August 8th, 2007

TIME: 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION:The Meeting House (www.themeetinghouse.info)

3850 Main Road, Tiverton Four Corners

MORE: For reservations call (401)624-2600 or

E-mail: info@fourcornersarts.org [mailto:info@fourcornersarts.org] Four Corners Arts Center www.tivertonfourcorners.com3852 Main Road, Tiverton Four Corners, Rhode Island 02878

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Folk & World Music events in Providnce and Lowell, Friday, July 27, Saturday, July 28th and Sunday, July 29th!

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Tonight’s (Friday, July 27) City’s concert at Waterplace Park presents the Triple Decker, the story of one of RI’s famous architectural features. The piece, created by Mark Levitt, features world music with RI musicians, all immigrants from various parts of the world, including Armenia, Cape Verde, Cambodia, Ireland, the Dominican Republic and Mali. It is an extremely interesting piece, starts at 7PM and lasts a bit over an hour. It is a FREE event!

And, speaking of world music, The Lowell Folk Festival, largest fre folk festival in our region, starts tonight, July 27th; the festival has several stages with well established musicians from all over the world. It continues all day tomorrow Saturday, July 28th (with a dance in the evening) and Sunday, July 29th. It is a FREE festival!!!!!! And only a bit over an hour from Providence. The city of Lowell is a national park and has lots of parking lots.

For more information:

ALSO PLEASE NOTE, the Providence Wholebellies are playing tomorrow evening, July 28th,  starting at 7PM at the Mediator! After a long absence, the wild folk music group is inviting everyone to attend tomorrow’s dance. There is a kitchen at the Mediator, so, if you’d like to, bring some nibbles and something to drink (you’ll need it after dancing to a couple of tunes!)

This is an all ages event, the Providence Wholebellies love to see kids dancing to the music.

Where: Mediator, 50 Rounds Avenue, Providence 02907 (Google for directions, 10 minutes from downtown Providence)

Fee: $5 donation (more if you can afford it!); kids free

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South Kingstown Land Trust Annual Celebration & Auction

Friday, July 27th, 2007

The South Kingstown Land Trust is hosting its Annual Celebration & Auction  Sunday, August 12th from 4 to 7 PM to promote the preservation of farm, forest, and open spaces in South County. Proceeds from the auction will be used to acquire and preserve qualifying land that will be added to the existing 2,340 acres already protected from development in South Kingstown over the last 24 years. This year’s auction, whose theme focuses on the“ Great Outdoors”, features a mix of artwork, travel adventures, and garden related items. Donations from local individuals and businesses include paintings by Gregor Kammerer, Elizabeth Ferry, and Bill Klenk. Outdoor camping equipment, wine, airline and ferry tickets, and an array of helpful home gardening materials ranging from landscaping designs and plants to Earth Care Farm’s  Black Gold round out the offerings. Louis Raymond will return as the ebullient auctioneer. Tickets are 20$ per person, cocktails and refreshments will be provided. The hope is to attract at least 200 people to this event which will be held at the Land Trust’s Barn in Matunuck. For more information go to the SKLT website sklt@ids.net or call the SKLT office at 789-0962.

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Friday, July 27th, 2007

Due to the balmy weather, vacation plans, etc. there will be NO SOUTH COUNTY JAM SESSION in the Legion Hall in the month of August.We will probably start up again on the 2nd Monday in September (maybe at a new location.)If you would like to keep getting email notifications about these jam sessions, please email me at hbuffum@cox.net and I’ll keep you in informed.

Enjoy the summer! Harry.



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Life Journeys at the Wickford Art Association

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

WickWhere: 36 Beach Street, Wickford, RI by the town beachWhen: August 10th -30th, 2007 Reception: Sunday, August 12th, 1-3 pm401-294-6840gallery@wickfordart.org The Wickford Art Association presents, “Life Journeys”, a mixed-media exhibition featuring the watercolors of Delores Jeffries, the photographs of Laura Johnston, and the pastels and paintings of Mary Staulo. The show will run from August 10th to August 30th with an opening reception on Sunday, August 12th from 1-3 pm. The exhibit and reception are free to the public and all are welcome. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11-3 and Sunday 12-3. The gallery is located at The North Kingstown Town Beach at 36 Beach Street in Wickford. For directions and further information, please visit our website at: www.wickfordart.org or call 401-294-6840.


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Celebrate Providence! West Side Wednesdays Performance Finale

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Celebrate Providence! West Side Wednesdays Series Finale the West Side we know her at District 4 Community Police Lt. Commander Mary Day, but throughout Rhode Island Lt. Day is better known as a well-loved local singer and songwriter. She and her band are a local favorite at Deville’s, Copperfields and Pride and have played at venues throughout the State performing her originals and the top cover tunes. Day calls her music “acoustic pop” with elements of country, blues and folk.Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy the show!

The performance is made possible through a collaboration between the WBNA, the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture and Tourism, Mayor David N. Cicilline and the Parks Department as part of the Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative.

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“Rhode Island premiere of ’41′ – the movie”

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

’41,’ a film about Nick O’Neill, the youngest victim of the Station

Nightclub Fire, will finally be holding its RI premiere!. See the film at

the historic Stadium Theatre in Woonsocket on October 28, 2007. For

tickets, call the Stadium Box Office at 401-762-4545.

You can also see the film at the 16th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival in

beautiful Woods Hole, MA (out on the Cape): Thursday, AUGUST 2nd at 6pm at

REDFIELD AUDITORIUM. Tickets are on sale now at


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Providence Latin-American Film Festival announces winners of the Festival poster competition!

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

In celebration of the Providence Latin American Film Festival’s 15th Anniversary, the festival’s Executive Director, José Torrealba, initiated the first ever PLAFF Poster Image Competition. It was exciting to see the caliber and diversity of the artwork submitted for the competition. The selection of the winning poster took place on Thursday, July 19th, 2007.
The Festival is now proud to announce the winner of the Poster Competition for the Providence Latin American Film Festival. Finalists were chosen through a preliminary selection; the competing posters were displayed at FIREHOUSE 13 (www.firehouse13.org). Team members, friends of the festival, and poster artists enjoyed a cocktail party, while leisurely viewing all the works and making their choice for this year’s Festival poster.
Attendants enjoyed the delicious hors d’oeuvres provided by Ada’s Creations Inc. from Broad Street. Red and white wine was provided by the festival and the beer by our generous sponsor Narragansett Brewery.
The winner was selected by attendants through a secret ballot during the opening. Poster winners were announced at the end of the evening. Alicia Preza was selected as second runner-up for her work titled “In Morpheus’ Arms”. First runner up was Rafael H. Cuello for his colorful dancer, evocative of El Carnaval de Barranquilla. The winning poster was by artist Angel Luís Quiñonez, for his work depicting a fiesta-like ambiance in the Providence City Centre.
José Torrealba thanked the winning artists for their participation in a very competitive event. He stated that he considered all participants as winners since all the posters were excellent and competitive.
For more information about The Providence Latin-American Film Festival, please go to




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2007 RIIFF “MOLI” Award Contest Deadline Approaching

Thursday, July 26th, 2007
Send Us Your Shorts! The Entry Deadline is Approaching…
RIIFF/MOLI.com Online ContestAttention filmmakers, summer has arrived. It’s time to show us your shorts! The Rhode Island International Film Festival announces its first ever web-based competition. In partnership with MOLI.com, RIIFF will be awarding a grand “MOLI” prize of $1000 to the best short film submitted exclusively via the internet. Entry is FREE.RIIFF has joined forces with the hot new online network, MOLI.com MOLI is the only online network where you can have multiple profiles – all under one account, and stay in control over who sees the information you share in your profiles. It’s also the only network where you can enter a free online film short competition with a $1000 grand prize.


Go to http://www.moli.com/p/views/v2zVRVCQNjVqW_faoysgsGgw../


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Wickenden St Collective Call for Artists

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

hello everyone,
if you are interested in showing at wickenden collective at our new location on
464 wickenden st. at governor st. here are the details:

the price is $100 for a full space for 4 days and $60 for a half space for 4 days.
8ft.x8ft = full space
4ft.x8ft = half space
floor to ceiling is about 8ft.
the back room is around 9 ft tall 
you may arrange your work however you like.
all sizes welcome. tables are welcome.
we set up on wednesday night (Aug. 1st. ) after 8:00 until 11:00
and thursday after 12noon until 5:30. if your interested and have questions or need to confirm your spot let me know
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URI Feinstein Providence Campus Presents: ORIGINS

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

URIURI Feinstein Providence Campus Presents:
ORIGINS July 2nd – August 17th, Gallery Night Receptions July 19th & August 16th 5-9pm.
The exhibit is the first of a series of innovative individual and collective window installations by URI Art Professors Bob Dilworth, Aldridge Hansberry, Brian O’Malley, Kim Salerno, Zoey Stites, and Blue Wade viewed through the URI Providence Campus Windows on Union and Washington Streets.

Origin is the beginning, a place where one is born, the placed where one comes from, the place where one calls home. It is the starting point in every life. A cultural, spiritual, mental, or psychological location, origin is the DNA building block that forms individual character and gives reality to ones existence. It is where every life is introduced to the world and by extension, the universe.  It is organic – a life force.  Origin is where one gains a sense of self and remains a mirror on which each individual is reflected with the world as a changing backdrop.  It is the event through which each person makes him/herself a physical reality. It is the “no zone” that each experience as s/he transitions from one existence to the next – a staging place to prepare for that that is to come, to infinitum. 

Although it is referred to as a location or place Origin is neither here nor there.  Even though one may know that place where s/he began in this world it is only that, a location. It is our belief that one’s origin marks a much earlier time not necessarily defined by physical reality, that each origin is unique, and that each person is shaped by this event. Certainly, other factors become influential as one’s life progresses into political, social, economic, and cultural realities. But there is a fundamental law that governs how these realities are accepted and interpreted. This exhibition attempts to address how each of us, no matter how different, brings his/her own reality to the world, creating a collective and coherent view of life.  Some may see this as another way of addressing the collective human experience.  And some ways they will be correct. However, in another way this exhibition represents views on how we become who we are.  But more importantly, how those differences, collaged and layered, become the means for expanding and strengthening life. 

THE ORIGINS GROUP, believes that the only way new and authentic things can arise in the world is by identifying a cultural space in which to create.  That space has as much to do with a positive and honest view of internalizing and interpreting the world as it does with any physical dimension that may be brought into its definition. That space is the “no zone” where the beginning and the end meets, where all creative activity takes place, where time and space are indistinguishable, where paradox, contradiction and irony are allies with harmony, balance and symmetry. ORIGINS believes that art is global, that it speaks to and for all humanity, that it comes from a place deep within each of us.  That our origin, in its distinct singularity, is the only place where art finds authenticity, and that our origin is the only place from which it can be made. It is this message we wish to voice.

Hours M-TH 9-9, F 9-4, (closed Saturday & Sunday)
Call 277-5206 for more information.

URI Providence Campus Gallery
is located in the1st and 2nd floor Lobby
80 Washington St. Providence RI 02903

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Performance of Triple Decker at WaterPlace Park, Friday, July 27!

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

July 27 Friday 7:30 Waterplace Park: TRIPLE DECKER: Marc Levitt’s ‘Triple

Decker’ is a narrative history of a fictional triple-decker tenement in

South Providence and of six immigrant groups who lived there over the

course of sixty years. The piece is narrated by Marc Levitt and

storyteller Valerie Tutson. The musicians include: David Ariyan (Armenian

fiddle), Norberto Taveras (Cape Verdean guitar), Song Heng (Cambodian

xylophone), Phil Edmonds (Irish whistles), Levon Ariyan (dumbek), Carlos

DeLeon (Dominican trumpeter), Isa Coulibaly (Malian drummer). Music

director: Chris Turner. Artistic director is Winnie Lambrecht. The

performance will end with dancing!!!!!


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Area C in the News

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

The warm, multi-layered drones of Area C are so lush and richly detailed, you could be forgiven for thinking they must be the work of multiple musicians. Yes, there are occasional guests and collaborators, but Area C is in essence Providence guitarist Erik Carlson, who conjures luminous music from an intricate system of loops, delays, and effects.

To read the rest of this story go to:


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The Portsmouth Arts Guild Schedules Abstract Art Show

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

The Portsmouth Arts Guild announces its August Art Show, Abstractions, to be held at the Portsmouth Arts Guild Center for the Arts, 2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI, and is open to all abstract artists (members, as well as non-members), in any modality.        Art intake dates for the show are Monday, July 30, 3:00-6:00 PM, and Tuesday, July 31, 6:30-8:30 PM. 

The Opening Reception will be held on Friday, August 3, 6:00-8:00 PM; and the show runs through August 26. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 PM. For more information, visit http://www.PortsmouthArtsGuild.org.

The public is cordially invited to attend the reception and to view the show.  For further information, call Barbara Lambert, H: (401) 624-3969; C: (401) 633-4302.

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Artist Live/Work Space available in Pawtucket/Central Falls

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007


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WBNA’s West Side Wednesdays

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007
Celebrate Providence! ‘West Side Wednesdays’ at the Dexter Training Grounds continues this week with a FREE Performance by New Urban Arts, Wednesday, July 25th at 7:00pm. 
Bring blankets and chairs for an outdoor summer spectacle for the whole family and help celebrate ‘change’ as this wonderful West Side cultural organization marks its tenth anniversary.   

This interactive event features moving spoken word performances by New Urban Arts’ graduates, along with live shadow puppetry performances created by New Urban Arts Students, artist mentor Andrew Oesch and local writer David Colannino. Under the open sky enjoy shadow images of elaborately handcrafted silhouettes projected onto a screen, telling narratives of the absurd, describing change and celebrating personal growth. Prior to the performance, tap into your own creativity by making a personal art shrine from recycled materials.

Join us next week for the final performance in the West Side Wednesdays series, a performance by the Mary Day Band featuring our mutli-talented District 4 Police Lt. Mary Day!  Enjoy originals and pop covers by this well -known trio who have performed at venues thorughout the State. Wednesday, August 1st, 6:30pm.

Be sure to save the date for the re-scheduled performance of legendary family entertainer Bill Harley on National Neighborhood Day– Sunday, September 16th as part of our annual National Neighborhood Day Neighborhood Wide Block Party!  Stay tuned for details!


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Fall Community Courses at the Steel Yard!

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

This fall’s session of classes has just been announced on the Steel Yard website.  Learn a number of industrial arts including, welding, blacksmithing, ceramics, glass, jewelry and metal casting. Along with our popular welding workshops and wheel forming courses, many new classes are offered this season.  Ever wanted to build your own BBQ? Now you can with “Build a Barbecue Smoker and Learn How To Use It” (convenient, huh?) Increase your metalworking skills, or get a great introduction to studio work with “Sculptural Welding: Thinking 3-D” and “Introduction to Sheet Metal Forming,” both brand new to the Steel Yard’s lineup.  Our favorite Georgian blacksmith, April Franklin, returns for another Bladesmithing course. In this class students will learn to forge their own blades from steel.  There are many new and returning courses to peak your interest, so be sure to check out our online catalog or drop by your local coffee shop and look for our print catalogs.  

http://www.thesteelyard.org/courses.php – Course Catalog link

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