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» posted on Friday, March 16th, 2012 at 7:40 am by itsakpopthing
By Jenna Pelletier
56th Annual Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Pipe bands, marching bands, fife and drum corps, clowns, re-enactment units and representatives from several community organizations will set a festive tone during this two-hour parade through the streets of Newport Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. Route begins at Newport City Hall, 43 Broadway, Newport, and ends at St. Augustin’s Church, 2 Eastnor Rd., Newport. Free. For details, call (401) 413-9601 or visit newportirish.com.
Learn about well-being from a mind, body and spirit perspective. Exhibitors and speakers cover topics such as healthy relationships, Chinese medicine and stress management. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Twin River Event Center, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln. . For details, call (401) 769-1325, ext. 11 or visit discoveryouexpo.com.
St. Patty’s Day Concert and Dance
The Roots Café celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a concert by The Gnomes, a folk-fusion group that blends Celtic, Klezmer, Caribbean, Scandinavian and Latin sounds. Saturday at 7 p.m. Roots Café, 276 Westminster St., Providence. . For details, call (401) 272-7422 or visit rootscafeprovidence.com.
The Gamm Theatre’s latest production is a doomsday comedy that follows two young adults — a journalism student and a young marine biologist — on a blind date. Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. (tickets subject to availability). Runs through April 8. Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange St., Pawtucket. -. For details, call (401) 723-4266 or visit gammtheatre.org.
Lincoln-based Heritage Ballet presents the full-length ballet version of the classic fairy tale. Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket. to . For details, call (401) 762-4545 or visit stadiumtheatre.com.
» posted on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 4:25 am by itsakpopthing
The Booktopia Book Guru asks Jenny Lawson author of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened Ten Terrifying Questions ————————————– 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born, raised and schooled in Texas and I’ve never left for more than a [...]
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» posted on Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 4:19 am by itsakpopthing
By Channing Gray
“Mary Poppins” is singing and dancing — and flying — its way across the stage at the Providence Performing Arts Center. The tour, a co-production from Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh, opened in Chicago in March 2009 and has made stops in some 30 cities. The show itself opened in London’s West End in December 2004 and moved to Broadway two years later. “Mary Poppins” is the only show from the 2006-2007 season still in performance.
Performances are Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m.; Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m.
For tickets, to , call (401) 421-2787 or visit ppacri.org. The Providence Performing Arts Center is at 220 Weybosset St.
» posted on Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 2:40 am by itsakpopthing
By Jenna Pelletier
Woonsocket Mardi Gras
Northern Rhode Island Council of the Arts hosts a two-venue celebration with live zydeco, blues and Cajun music, New Orleans-inspired food and the crowing of a Mardi Gras queen. Saturday from 5:30 to 11 p.m. at the door. St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center, 84 Cumberland St., Woonsocket, and CYO Center, 53 Federal St., Woonsocket. For details, call (401) 762-9072 or visit nrica.org.
One of the most popular films of Disney history comes to the PPAC stage as a musical. Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. (runs through Feb. 19). -. Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St., Providence. For details, call (401) 421-2787 or visit ppacri.org.
Writing is Live
A festival of six new plays in progress written by students in Brown University’s Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies. Saturday at 2, 7:30 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2, 7 and 8 p.m. Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis at the door half an hour before curtain. Various locations on the Brown University campus, Providence. For details, call (401) 863-3283 or visit writingislive.com.
Bride on a Budget Wedding Expo
Jacky’s Galaxie hosts this event featuring more than 25 wallet-friendly vendors, bridal fashion shows at 1 and 3 p.m. and door prizes for the first 100 guests. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. . Jacky’s Galaxie, 383 Metacom Ave., Bristol. For details, call (401) 396-9921 or visit cherishthemoments.net.
Sakonnet Vineyards Valentine’s Day Open House
Bring your sweetheart to the Little Compton winery to sample port truffles, local cheese and honey and enjoy a barrel tasting with the winemaker. Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Free. Sakonnet Vineyards, 162 West Main Rd., Little Compton. For details, call (800) 919-4637 or visit sakonnetwine.com.
» posted on Friday, January 6th, 2012 at 11:18 pm by itsakpopthing
2. Rogue Wave - “Jingle Bell Rock”
3. G. Love – “Christmas Blues” *
4. Jack Johnson – “In The Morning” *
5. Bahamas – “Christmas Must Be Tonight”
6. Neil Halstead – “Home For The Season” *
7. Zee Avi – “Frosty The Snowman”
8. ALO “Let It Ride” *
9. Money Mark “Make Time” *
10. Paula Fuga – “Winter Swell Blues” *
11. G. Love – “Christmas Cookies” *
12. Matt Costa – “I Bet On Flying High” *
13. Jack Johnson – “Angel (Holiday)” *
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» posted on Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 6:19 pm by itsakpopthing
British video game retailer Gamestation unveiled this large-scale “Video Game Nativity Scene,” asking users to vote for video game characters to represent the participants in the traditional Christmas Nativity. The scene they’ve constructed is really elaborate, slightly offputting, but very impressively nerdy.
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That’s Sackboy as Baby Jesus, Princess Zelda as Mary and Marcus Fenix from Gears Of War as Joseph (yikes – sorry, Link), and Mario, Metalgear’s Solid Snake, and Obi-Wan Kenobi (ehh, not sure he’s truly a ‘video game character’ but we’ll let it slide). Yoshi represents the Donkey, and Sonic The Hedgehog is just kind of there as another barn animal.
Overall, pretty impressive, if a bit ominous looking. I voted for Bo Jackson from Tecmo Bowl as my Baby Jesus, but I guess he just missed the cut.
Not visible but present: The God-mode avatar from Doom.
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» posted on Friday, October 14th, 2011 at 4:29 pm by itsakpopthing
“Books shape our lives and transform the way we see ourselves and each other. The best books are timeless and continue to be relevant generation after generation.” Vintage Classics asked the winners of The Orange Prize for Fiction which books they would pass onto the next generation and why. Linda Grant chose Life and Fate: [...]
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» posted on Friday, September 16th, 2011 at 10:45 pm by itsakpopthing
Pops in the Park Concert As part of the Pawtucket Arts Festival, the Rhode Island Philharmonic performs its final summer pops concert of the year. Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Slater Park, Pawtucket. For details, call (401) 248-7070…
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» posted on Sunday, July 3rd, 2011 at 5:32 pm by itsakpopthing
» posted on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 pm by itsakpopthing
Fernando Garibay talks about working on the album, due May 23.
By Jocelyn Vena
Photo: Kevin Mazur/ WireImage
When Lady Gaga released her Born This Way track listing Monday, “Born This Way” producer Fernando Garibay’s name was all over it — as was expected, considering he worked intimately with Gaga to produce the tracks that made the final cut. In late February, Garibay spoke to MTV News in detail about Mother Monster’s vision for her highly anticipated release.
“She asked me to musically direct the album with her,” he explained. “Basically, that means for me, that meant to push her vision out for these records, for the album, but every song is really special.
“Every song tells almost like a musical. It just kind of keeps going forward. We did this [dance] song that possibly might be the third single; it’s called ‘Marry the Night.’ It’s probably one of my favorite songs on the album. It tells about being yourself and individuality and never forgetting who you are.”
Garibay explained how he and Gaga, along with the other producers on the album such as RedOne and DJ White Shadow, worked on the album.
“What’s interesting is that the great thing about dance songs is for me most of the time they start off as ballads and that’s the approach I’ve been trying to keep going,” he said. “We wrote songs, particularly Gaga wrote these songs, to live in a dance environment. Yeah, they’re dance, but I think the whole thing too is that they’re songs and genuine to her.”
Fans are excited to see what Gaga has up her always-evolving sleeve on this album. And while Garibay knows what it sounds like, he won’t give away too many details other than the fact that he’s really proud of it.
“I’m excited about the whole album. I’m proud of the way we got together and made this album,” he said. “It’s a collective of some cool people all trying to facilitate her and to explore her vision, her statement. I’m excited for albums to be albums again, and this is leading in that direction. … I think the message, the big statement was obviously the single, and I think it’s the single, ‘BTW,’ serves as an introduction to the album. Again, it’s a statement about equality.”