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The Empire Revue at AS 220, February 3rd (the first Sunday of every month)

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

The Empire Revue

Sunday, February 3, 8:00 pm

Ticket: $8

THE EMPIRE REVUE is a monthly variety show at AS220 featuring music!

burlesque! performance art! nouveau-vaudeville! and more! Your host

Keith Munslow, a veteran performer in the Providence art and music

scene, has revived the art of the variety show with this cabaret

featuring a cavalcade of local talent, every first Sunday of the month.

Like the fabled Porkchop Lounge, THE EMPIRE REVUE features a variety of

styles, from burlesque to sketch comedy, improv to musical acts, in a

fast-paced 90-minute show. There’s sizzling music by Superchief Trio and

comedy and mayhem by The Sparkling Beatniks (Marya Errin Jones, Richard

Goulis, Hannah Devine, Eric Fulford) plus special-guest appearances by a

raft of talented local performers! THE EMPIRE REVUE is sponsored by:

EMPIRE LOAN (North Main Street, Providence, RI).



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The Gamm’s Super Bowl Sunday Special

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Love the Party, Bored by the Game? 

The Gamm’s SUPER BOWL SUNDAY SPECIAL is for you! 

When: Sunday, Feb. 3 at 7  What: Buy 1 ticket to the RI premiere of Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman at full price and get a 2nd ticket free.* That’s just $10 each!  PLUS free classic Super Bowl munchies (chicken wings, chips & more starting at 6), buck-a-beer and a live show with more edge-of-your-seat-drama than yet another (*yawn*) Brady to Moss touchdown pass! 

Phone orders only: Call 401-723-4266 while seating lasts. (*Up to 4 tickets per customer.)  Details: WhoIsThePillowman.com 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Pillowman 

Now through Feb. 24 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre |

172 Exchange St.

| Pawtucket | RI | 02860 

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! February 1 @ 7pm

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

SPONSORED BY Elidia Sosa!Hilarious Improv Comedy featuring live music from Bertrand Laurence!

All Ages Show! Families always welcome!!!

Get beside yourself with FNL¹s interactive scenes and on-the-spot musicals, featuring improvised song, dance, and skits! Performances are intended for audiences of all ages, personality types, and food groups. Friday Night Live unites a diverse cast of veteran Everett artists, young up-and-coming performers, and live guitarist/composer Bertrand Laurence, in the production of fun, funny, creative, and meaningful performances!

$5 at the door

At The Carriage House (7 Duncan Ave. Providence, RI)

For more info call (401) 831-9479 or visit www.everettdancetheatre.org Would you like to sponsor a Friday Night Live show? Please click here: http://www.everettdancetheatre.org/fnl_sponsor.html

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Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

ELEMENTAL THEATRE’S 3.a.go.go: three different plays with everything in common is finishing it’s FINAL WEEKEND at Perishable Theatre (95 Empire St, Providence); if you missed it the first time around, you still have four chances to catch 3.a.go.go Fever!*Thursday 1/31 – 8 pm

Friday 2/1 – 8 pm

Saturday 2/2 – 8 pm


Sunday 2/3 – 2 pm (you’ll be out before John Madden finishes his pre-game turducken)

Still not convinced? You scoundrel! Check out our review in the Providence Phoenix here: http://thephoenix.com/article_ektid55366.aspx Or check out this story in Motif: http://www.motifmagazine.net/?q=staged&nid=393 Reservations are available at (401) 447-3001 or check us out at

www.elementaltheatre.org.Hope to see you there!Elemental Theatre Collective

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Call to Artists – multi-media installation

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

http://www.arts.ri.gov/images/fellow05/JorJU.JPGAloha,Yes it is that time of year: when all the energy starts bursting forth from those who wear the mantle of “Artist.”But this year is different. This year is a special week-long series, at AS220 and Perishable Theatre, examining the topic of Justice. What does it mean here in America? What about this “exporting democracy” and “fighting for freedom” business? What about leading the world in incarceration rates? Immigration? Health Care? Employment? Corporations? Greek philosophers??! What comes to mind behind the word?Maybe its just me, but “contradiction” has fueled my creativity for quite some time. Power Posse Productions will be providing us with giant folding walls to place out on Empire Street. This exhibit will form the exterior ambiance for over a dozen inside events… and perhaps catch the eye of a certain crowd of folks on the corner going to a performance of “Paris By Night.” If you have an idea for a multi-media installation, please step up and let me know. If you would like materials related to prisons, both DARE and Family Life Center are more than willing to cooperate. Deadline for entries is April 15th. Please contact me with proposed pieces (jpeg or in person)

We will begin collecting materials on April 1st, at Direct Action for Rights and Equality, 340 Lockwood St. Feel free to forward this to any artists or art programs. and print/post this flyer.

See more info at http://www.1000lb.org Peace,Bruce Reilly,Event Coordinator, Justice, or Just Us 

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Wednesday, January 30th, 2008


Heal the Community Tour 2008

Mama Charlotte O’Neal, former Black Panther Party member will be in Providence at the MET BLACK BOX THEATER to show the documentary, “A Panther In Africa,” and share her pesonal story/poetry. This film is a powerful re-telling of her husband, Pete O’Neal’s, journey from the heart of the Black Power movement in Kansas City during the 1960′s, to political exile in East Africa.

Facing gun charges in Kansas City in 1970, O’Neal fled to Algeria, where he joined other Panther exiles. Unlike the others, however, O’Neal never found his way back to America. He moved on to Tanzania, where for over 30 years he has struggled to continue his life of social activism – and to hold on to his identity as an African (American)…

You don’t want to miss this…




5:30 PM


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Greetings from Gallery Z!

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

January 30th, 2008Gallery Z invites you to stop in for the January Food, Art, and Wine event this Thursday, January 31st, from 5:30pm to 8pm, which features food by Nick’s on Broadway. Long a favorite on the West Side, Nick’s has taken classic diner cuisine and re-imagined it, with delectable results. Progressive and chic, yet classic at the same time, Nick’s offers up mouth-watering variations on time-honored favorites, and keeps discerning patrons coming back for more.

Artwork featured at the event will include selections from Gallery Z’s upcoming  “Unknown Artists” exhibition.

We hope that you will join us to sample and savor!

February Events at Gallery Z


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RIFC Film Screening/AE Events/Film Financing

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008


Wednesday @ 7:00!!

Wednesday, January 30th from 7:00 to 9:30 PM at the Artist’s Exchange – 50 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI 02910.

Four exciting new films have been chosen – Holodomor by Apu/Anya Productions, Writer’s Block by Daylight Films and Productions, and All the Colors Grey by Fred Timdall, rescheduled from the last screening.

Holodomor is a very interesting documentary hybrid made in conjunction withthe Kirovohrad Social-Pedagogocal Institute in Europe as a way to spread awareness of the Ukrainian Famine of 1932; Writer’s Block is a comedy following one man’s quest to save his film by writing the script himself despite his writer’s block and All the Colors Grey is the epic tale of a

mailman who daydreams on the job to escape his boring job before quitting

it all to pursue a more meaningful life.


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Upcoming Programs at The Providence Athenaeum

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

COMPOSITIONS FROM THE CONSERVATORY! CURATED CONVERSATIONS! CAPITALISMAND CULTURES OF CONSUMPTION! CHARACTERS REVOLUTIONARY! A whirl of activities to whittle away at winter, that is, and just waiting for your participation. Join us soon…..



Thursday, 1/31, 7pm: PSQ at the Athenaeum, part 1: the Providence String Quartet plays Dvorak’s “American” string quartet (opus 96) and quintet (opus 97). Dvorak spent 1892-95 as director of the now forgotten National Conservatory of Music in NYC while trying to forge a musical identity for the “New World.” The National Conservatory was an extremely progressive, influential institution whose values and curriculum still reverberate throughout American conservatories today. The evening will include discussion of the NCM as well as Spillville, Iowa, where Dvorak composed the “American” String quartet and quintet in 1893. (Series Part 2, Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night, plays here May 15th.) More on PSQ: communitymusicworks.org. To maintain the intimate, salon-style atmosphere of this special series, audience is limited to 65 seats at each performance. NOTE: This performance is sold out. To order tickets for the May 15th performance of Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night please call 401-421-6970 – tickets must be purchased in advance, and every PSQ event at the Athenaeum has sold out – so order early! $30 for Athenaeum members, $35 for non-members.


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Two calls for public art projects

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Pinellas County, FL is issuing the two followingCalls-to-Artists:

1. Palm Harbor Library–$50,000 commission focuses on

the creation of artwork that will be attached to the

facade of the building and be visible at night. The

postmarked deadline is February 21, 2008. For further

information and application instructions, visit

http://www.pinellasarts.org/pdf/Call-to-Artist-PalmHarborLbry_02_21_08.p dfor contact Mark Flickinger, Program Director, at

727.453.7869 or mflickin@co.pinellas.fl.us.——————————————————2. Request for Qualifications-Artist Roster. Artists

are invited to submit qualifications and digital

images to be accepted into a pre-qualified roster of

artists. These artists will be considered for parks

related public art projects. Specific project budgets

vary between $25,000 and $150,000 and the postmarked

deadline is February 29, 2008. For complete project

information and application instructions, visit

http://www.pinellasarts.org/pdf/Call-to-Artist-Park-related_02_29_08.pdf or contact Mark Flickinger, Program Director, at727.453.7869 or mflickin@co.pinellas.fl.us.

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Tazza – events for jan. 28-feb. 3

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008
Monday, January 21

movies on the wall- come see what we’re playing at 7 PM showtime on our big screen! tazza’s just the place for a dinner-and-a-movie monday!
Tuesday, January 22
beginning at 9 PM, tazza introduces Tuesday Night Blues! these local blues bands give the perfect backdrop to a perfect evening.
Wednesday, January 23
starting at 9 PM, Becky Chace Hosts tazza’s
Award Winning Singer Songwriter Night! be sure to check out these amazing artists.Thursday, January 24
the very first night of tazza’s Open DJ Night! with this 21+ event, 6 djs will get the chance to spin for twenty minutes and then audience members and tazza staff will vote for their favorite dj to spin for the rest of the night. the winner also receive $75! this contest will continue for every thursday in february.

the very first night of tazza’s Open DJ Night! with this 21+ event, 6 djs will get the chance to spin for twenty minutes and then audience members and tazza staff will vote for their favorite dj to spin for the rest of the night. the winner also receive $75! this contest will continue for every thursday in february. Friday, January 25
leah randazzo starts up at 10 PM with tazza’s funk/jazz series.  two-time “best jazz” winner of the valley advocate’s grand slam, this massachusetts native is a gifted and talented jazz artist, and is not to be missed!

“This Northampton darling can roar through jazz numbers with a voice that’s as mind-blowing as a wind tunnel’s force. Randazzo skats and spats with charismatic enunciation, cooing and purring over her words with the seduction of a sex-kitten. After visualizing her innocent youth, it seems she’s barely even legal to be a teenage heartbreaker, much less a jazz vocalist. But her voice is seasoned beyond her mere 23 years of life, peppered with a spice all its own.”
- Shea Carver, Encore Magazine, Wilmington, NC

Saturday, January 26
at 10 PM, 
DJ Nick de Paris spins world music all night in tazza’s world music series. a tazza regular, dj nick de paris knows how to make everyone move with his paris grooves!
Sunday January 27
tazza’s Open Mic hosted by Chris Rosenquest starts at 7 PM. come show off your stuff and play the night away!


be sure to enter tazza’s Open Mic Contest! the winner receives $2,000 and the contest begins march 2 and then continues for the next 11 sundays. see the myspace for full contest rules.

phone: 401.421.4300
fax: 401.421.0031 


250 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903

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Trinity Rep Calling for LOCAL Pell Award Nominees

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

The Pell Awards Gala at Trinity Rep slated for May 30, 2008
Trinity Rep and the Rhode Island Pell Awards Selection Committee are inviting the public to nominate outstanding local artists for the 2008 Rhode Island Pell Awards for Excellence in the Arts. To nominate an artist, please submit the artist’s name, contact information, and a brief description of his or her work and the contributions that he or she has made to Rhode Island.
Nomination forms are available online at http://www.trinityrep.com or by calling Danielle Kemsley at (401) 521-1100 x297.
The Pell Awards honor Senator Claiborne Pell and recognize artistic excellence in Rhode Island and the New England region as well as on the national level. Throughout his life, Senator Pell has worked to support the arts and provide new opportunities for artists.  He sponsored the landmark legislation that established the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities in 1965, and chaired the Senate Education and Arts subcommittee. 
An independent committee, comprised of former Rhode Island Pell Award recipients, reviews nominations and selects the new recipients each year.  The Pell Awards’ criteria include excellence in the artist’s chosen field; work that significantly advances the art form; and contribution to the betterment of the community and the world at large through artistic presence and community service. 
Nominations are due by February 15, 2008.  Mail completed forms to: Rhode Island Pell Awards, ATTN: Danielle Kemsley, Trinity Rep, 201 Washington St., Providence, RI 02903.  Or fax to (401) 751-5577, Attn:  Danielle Kemsley – RI Pell Awards.
Previous Lifetime Achievement honorees include Jason Robards, Arthur Miller, Beverly Sills, Stephen Sondheim, Toni Morrison, Robert Redford, Maurice Sendak, Jane Alexander, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis and Chita Rivera.  Since the inception of the Pell Awards in 1997, there have been thirty-two New England and Rhode Island winners, including Howard Ben Tre, Dorothy Jungels, Chris Van Allsburg, Paula Vogel, Eugene Lee, David MacCaulay, Rose Weaver, Thomas Sgouros, Dave McKenna, Maria Spacagna, William Warner, Brian Dennehy, Barbara Meek, Ruth Frisch Dealy, Gretchen Dow Simpson, Dan Butterworth, Virginia Lynch, Toots Zynsky, George Kent, Bob Colonna and Duke Robillard.

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New England Foundation for the Arts announces Seven Dance Exchanges in New England!

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Dear New England Dance Community:The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) is proud to announce a

series of seven dance exchanges. These first-ever exchanges are the next

steps in the Regional Dance Development Initiative for the New England

region as part of NEFA’s National Dance Project.

The seven dance exchanges (outlined below) are planned for the coming

months in locations throughout New England. The one- to two-day events

are free of cost, and are designed to bring together diverse players

including local dance artists, educators, presenters, funders,

advocates, and audiences to engage in dialogue around topics of

significance in the field of dance. Each exchange will include

performances by regional dance artists, facilitated discussions, as well

as opportunities for community building, professional development, and


The events will generally take place between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4

p.m. with some optional evening activities. Lunch will be provided.

Limited travel and accommodation assistance is available for those with

demonstrated need. Detailed invitations (with RSVP required) for each

event will follow in the coming weeks and months.

Please join us for one or all of these events!

For more information, please contact:

Julia Marx

NDP Program Coordinator

jmarx@nefa.org [617] 951-0010 ext 521

March 9-10, 2008

Lewiston, ME: Franco-American Cultural Center/Bates CollegeContext and Collaboration

*exploring strategies to contextualize work to broaden audiences and

deepen impact

*thinking outside the box about ways to leverage regional artists

through the support systems for national artists

March 18-19, 2008

Southern NH/ VT: Marlboro College, Brattleboro VT Developing a College/ High School Circuit

*making use of facilities for bartered exchange

*developing the potential for interdisciplinary work for regional

artists within academic settings

March 31-April 1,

2008Western MA: MASS MoCA, North Adams Non Traditional Spaces for Dance

Using MASS MoCA’s multi-disciplinary space as a catalyst for discussion,

topics of site-specific dance and dance designed to be viewed in

contexts apart from the proscenium stage will be explored

April 13, 2008 (Tentative)

Providence, RI: Perishable Theater Presenting Native American Dance

*engaging Native American dance artists in dialogue with presenters and

dance artists of other forms around opportunities and contexts for

regional Native dance artists to present work

May 13, 2008

Northern VT & NH: St. Johnsbury Academy, St. Johnsbury, VT Dance in the Rural Setting

*presented in cooperation with Extending the Dance Map: A Northern New

England Rural Dance Initiative

*focus on how to encourage performance opportunities for regional

artists in rural areas  

June 2-3, 20008

Eastern MA: Summer Stages/Concord Academy Commissioning and Touring

* Developing a circuit in the region to provide long term residencies

for the commissioning of new work by regional artists

* Engaging strategies to provide peer to peer feedback for regional

artists during the creative process

June 24-25, 2008

New Haven, CT: Festival of Arts and Ideas, ACES Theater Alternative Formats for Presenting/ Presenting in the Virtual World

*specific focus on the growing use of technology in the work of regional

artists, the potential and challenges of these hybrid forms of dance and

technology  About NEFANEFA creatively supports the movement of people, ideas, and resources in

the arts within New England and beyond, makes vital connections between

artists and audiences, and builds the strength, knowledge, and

leadership of the region’s creative sector. NEFA is a 501 (c) 3 that

operates with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New

England state arts agencies, and from corporations, foundations and


Currently, NEFA administers nine grant-making programs that support the

performing arts and public art. NEFA is also actively involved in over

ten projects and initiatives, ranging from the research and analysis of

the impact of the creative economy to the creation and administration of

resources and online tools, linking the regional, national and

international cultural community.

For up to date information on grant programs, projects, and initiatives,

please visit www.nefa.org or call [617] 951-0010.  email: jmarx@nefa.org

web: http://www.nefa.org  New England Foundation for the Arts | 145 Tremont Street, 7th Floor | Boston | MA | 02111


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Native American Dance Exchange, April 13th at Perishable Theatre, Providence

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

“Save the Date”

There will be a Native American Dance Exchange on April 13 at the

 Perishable Theatre in Providence, RI

Please “Save this Date” and share this information Additional registration information will be sent out in March.Contact information:Dawn M. Spears

Native Arts Program Coordinator

New England Foundation for the Arts

145 Tremont Street

Boston, MA 02111

tel 617.951.0010 x 525 fax 617.951.0016

Email: dspears@nefa.org 

 Visit www.matchbook.org

New England’s FREE online cultural marketplace

 that sparks connections between artists, presenters and communities.    


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Affordable Homes Through the WBNA

Monday, January 28th, 2008



















  Affordable condos for sale through the West Broadway Neighborhood Association.

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Creative Capital Grants 2008

Monday, January 28th, 2008


Apply for a Grant

2008 Grants: Emerging Fields, Innovative Literature and Performing Arts
Emerging Fields
may include all forms of digital arts, audio work, multidisciplinary projects and new genres.
Innovative Literature
may include poetry, fiction, nonfiction, as well as genre-defying work by writers who demonstrate exceptional stylistic, linguistic, and formal originality.
Performing Arts may include dance, music, theater, experimental music performance, experimental opera, spoken word, theater/performance art and interdisciplinary projects.

Our appliction process includes three steps: inquiry, application, and panel review.
To be eligible to apply, an artist must be:
• A U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
• At least 25 years old
• A working artist with at least five years of professional experience


Go to http://creative-capital.org/application/

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Gail Cahalan Gallery Opening

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Come join us for the opening reception on Feb 9 from 4-7 pm of featured artists Bradley Fesmire and Ray Schamp. Large abstract paintings on wood by Bradley Fesmire demonstrate layers of depth and use of materials. Fesmire’s collection commands attention from the observer and allow an appreciation on a number of levels. Bradley Fesmire paintings on exhibit  Feb 9-March 8. Ray Schamp’s origami explores shapes and patterns combined with stunning designs that will entrace the viewer. These sculptural folds of paper will be on display from Feb 9-Feb16.

Gail Cahalan Gallery, 200 Allens Avenue, Providence

749-3814, http://www.gcgallery.net

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Art and Culture Events at Brown

Monday, January 28th, 2008
Gallery Opening for Radical Prayer Residency Exhibit
Come to the Hillel Gallery for viewing and interaction with a site-specific work created by RISD and Brown students during the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange residency. This event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Brown RISD Hillel Gallery, 80 Brown St. A Wish and a Prayer, an ongoing installation project by artist Pam Hall, is an evolving and interactive installation that includes a “house of prayer” that invites community members to share their wishes. The work will be on view through February 21, 2008. See link or call (401) 863-2805 for more information.



Tuesday 29 January
Steam Engines, Beethoven, and Victorian Modernity
Ruth Solie of Smith College will discuss “Steam Engines, Beethoven, and Victorian Modernity” at 4 p.m. in Orwig Music Building. Her talk will focus on an 1883 Ernest Foxwell essay in Macmillan’s Magazine, titled “Express Trains–A Rhapsody,” which contained references to Beethoven and musical phenomena. This event is part of The Department of Music’s Mediated Musical Communities colloquium series.



Thursday 31 January
Rapid–Fire Symposium
Energy: Creation, Conservation, Conversion
Want to learn more about what’s happening in energy research and action at Brown and beyond? The Environmental Change Initiative is organizing a rapid-fire symposium to capture the broad range of campus research and activities in these areas. The symposium will consist of a series of five-minute talks by members of the Brown, RISD and Providence communities to highlight the many energy-related projects that are underway. Research talks will be grouped early in the afternoon (3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.). Community and other action-oriented projects will present later in the afternoon (5:30 -6:30), with a networking reception in between. This event will be held in Barus and Holley, Room 168.



Thursday 31 January
Liz Lerman Keynote Speech & Reception
Internationally renowned choreographer and MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellow Liz Lerman will discuss her artistic process and interests, including her newest project, 613 Radical Acts of Prayer. The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange brings community groups together to experience the expressive power of movement and explore important issues through story and collaboration. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. in List Art Center, 64 College St. Mayor David Cicilline will make introductory remarks. The presentation also includes a performance by Dance Exchange company members. This event is part of the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange Residency. See link for additional workshops, lectures, and performances.


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New Media and Electronic Music Postings from Brown 411

Monday, January 28th, 2008

 THIS WEEK (contents)–Brown New Music (1.25.2008 – Friday 8:30 PM / Fulton RehearsalHall, Brown)

–FiLmprov: Parade: Animated Films with Musical Improvisation

(1.25.2008 – Friday 8 PM / 14-111 Killian Hall, MIT)

–Sticky Bun City (1.26.2008 – Friday 7 PM / Firehouse XIII, Providence)

–Stalemate, The Invisible Hand and Milo (1.28.2008 – Monday 9 PM / AS220 115 Empire St., Providence)

–Manbeard, Pwrfl Power, Green Bean, The Vonneguts and That Goes That GREEN BEAN (1.30.2008 – Wednesday 9 PM /AS220 115 Empire St., Providence)

THIS WEEK (details)


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