Wednesday, April 30, 2003

On May 6, at noon, in the bus terminal of Kennedy Plaza, a little storefront is going to open that is going to be the subject of a lot of hoopla. It's the opening of ART TIX, a new service of the Arts and Business Council of Rhode Island

ArtTix will provide a comprehensive information, marketing and ticketing service for arts and cultural organizations in Providence, the state of Rhode Island and South Eastern New England. They are going to maintain an up-to-date arts calendar, have a store front to sell tickets to various events (including some events that might not normally have an advance box office)

Their website isn't currently active, but expect that to change by May 6!

At the May 6 opening, Governor Carcieri, Mayor Cicilline, and NBC's Karin Reed will all be in attendance, along with performances by some local art groups. It should be exciting!

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

June Bride

Written and performed by Sara Felder

Directed by Jayne Wenger

"Felder is a master story-teller and social satirist whose gentle but incisive humor recalls Lily Tomlin or Jerry Seinfeld -- if they could juggle." Santa Cruz Sentinel

"Calling Sara Felder a juggler is a little like referring to Michelangelo as that guy who painted ceilings." Bay Area Reporter

I've seen this show, and it's really pretty amazing. Check it out if you are able! (Even though it's not officially in Rhode Island!)

Sara Felder is not your average award-winning solo theater artist, playwright, monologist and humorist. She's also a world-class juggling diva. In this fabulous tale of a traditional Jewish lesbian wedding, Sara takes us from an awkward first date to the culmination of the wedding ceremony -- the shattering of the wine glass under the wedding canopy. In between, we meet the reluctant parents, the blissful brides, and the ageless spirit of the Jewish tradition. The questions remain: Will their parents attend the wedding? Will their marriage be accepted by the Jewish faith? Will the brides both wear wedding gowns? Join Sara in this hilarious and touching tale of family, tradition and marriage in modern America.

Saturday, May 3, 8pm and Sunday, May 4, 2pm

$26 general $24 JCC member

at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC

333 Nahanton Street Newton Center, MA 02459-3213

For ticket information call the Jewish Theatre of New England Box Office at 617-558-5226 or email them.

Read an interview with Sara

Monday, April 28, 2003

It's where the books are!

The Redwood Library and Athenaeum of Newport RI is the oldest lending library in America, and the oldest library building in continuous use in the country. Founded in 1747 by forty-six proprietors upon the principle of "having nothing in view but the good of mankind," its mission continues over 250 years later.

Established over 100 years before the first tax supported library, the Redwood is an independent subscription library. It is supported by membership fees, endowments, and gifts. In the true spirit of an athenaeum, books, lectures, exhibitions, displays of fine and decorative arts, performances, seminars, and other educational activities are offered for both members' and the public's enjoyment.

Today, the Redwood cares for more than 160,000 volumes, archives and manuscripts as well as an important collection of fine and decorative arts.

The Library is open without charge to qualified scholars, researchers, and those making occasional use of the collections.

The Redwood Library is open the following hours:
Tuesday - Thursday from 9:30 - 8:00 PM.
Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 9:30 - 5:30 PM.
Sundays hours are 1:00 - 5:00 PM.

Visit the Redwood when you are in Newport at 50 Bellevue Avenue or give them a call at (401) 847-0292 . Of course you can also visit them online

Friday, April 25, 2003


James Watson and Francis Crick worked out the structure of the DNA double-helix at Cambridge University, announcing their much-celebrated discovery in a modest one-page letter to the journal Nature that was published 50 years ago today.

Scientists from around the globe (including Dr. Watson himself) will gather in Cambridge today for a one day conference to mark this milestone.

Find out more about their great accomplishments--here are a few good places to start:

Genetic Science Learning Center, University of Utah

Google for "Dna day"

Thursday, April 24, 2003




What Is It Like To Be A Robot? 


and Performed by 

Tom Sgouros 

In a rare Rhode Island performance, see my good friend Tom Sgouros's show about consciousness, artificial intelligence, and banjo-playing robots.
Thursday, April 24 at Salve Regina University, Newport, RI 7PM, Wakehurst Bldg ( It's Free!)

Click Here For Directions

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Every year the students at the Trinity Rep Conservatory put on performances as part of their work. What started out as mostly shows for friends and family have turned into important showcases of new talented actors and directors and an amazing festival of free theatre. I've seen some great productions over the years, all with limited budgets but fabulous amounts of dedication, ingenuity, and talent. I expect no less this year.
(Hey, I'm a graduate! I put in my time! But back in my day, we had to walk 15 miles to rehearsals, often rehearsing with cows and other farm animals, and then we'd walk back both ways uphill! :o)

All of the performances are free, but reservations are recommended, especially for shows at the Henderson Studios and the White Box. They can be made at 401- 521-1100, ext 274

McCormack Family Theatre, 70 Brown Street

Thurs, 4/24

Strings by Emily O'Dell

8 pm

Fri, 4/25

The Museum Play by Jordan Harrison

8 pm

Sat, 4/26

The Museum Play by Jordan Harrison

2 pm

Sat, 4/26

Plutonics by Sally Oswald

8 pm

Sun 4/27

Strings by Emily O'Dell

2 pm

The Henderson Studios, 46 Aborn Street

Sat, 4/26

The Spirit of Man by Peter Barnes

8 pm

Sun, 4/27

The Spirit of Man by Peter Barnes

8 pm

Mon, 4/28

The Spirit of Man by Peter Barnes

8 pm

Fri, 5/2

Machinal by Sophie Treadwell

8 pm

Sat, 5/3

Machinal by Sophie Treadwell

8 pm

Sun, 5/4

Machinal by Sophie Treadwell

8 pm

Fri, 5/9

All's Well That Ends Well by Shakespeare

8 pm

Sat, 5/10

All's Well That Ends Well by Shakespeare


Sun, 5/10

All's Well That Ends Well by Shakespeare

8 pm

Sun, 5/11

All's Well That Ends Well by Shakespeare

8 pm

The White Box Theatre at Trinity Rep

Sun, 4/27

In The Heart of America by Naomi Wallace

5 pm

Mon, 4/28

In The Heart of America by Naomi Wallace

5 pm

Tue, 4/29

In The Heart of America by Naomi Wallace

5 pm

Sat, 5/3

Iphigenia and Other Daughters by Ellen McLaughlin

5 pm

Mon, 5/5

Iphigenia and Other Daughters by Ellen McLaughlin

5 pm

Tue, 5/6

Iphigenia and Other Daughters by Ellen McLaughlin

5 pm

Two Dance Shows On Saturday!

Rambleshoe is a collaboration between the dancers of Rhythm in Shoes of Ohio and the bluegrass boys of the North Carolina-based Red Clay Ramblers. Together, they bring music and movement that blends country, rock, Dixieland, bluegrass, blues and gospel with tap and clogging. The result, according to the Village Voice, is "really smart stuff."

Rambleshoe is at 8 p.m. in Roberts Hall Auditorium at Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave., Providence. Tickets are $26. Phone: 401-456-8144 or Visit their website


Jazzzing the Crossroads is a praise song of music, dance, and word, reconnecting siblings of the African Diaspora: Haiti, Brasil, Cuba, and the U.S. The rhythms of Haitian Voodoo, Brazilian Candomble, Cuban Santeria, and African American Jazz carry roots of contemporary family realities. Kalfou is Brown University's Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble and features dance by Lynnette Freeman and Isabelle Kalubi, spoken word by Daveed Diggs and Jana Willinger and fuses these musical traditions, exploring spiritual struggles that prevent compassion and recognition; healing violent ruptures of dispersion, of Middle Passage, of familial loss, of continued daily assaults upon living African traditions in the New World. In a time of uncertainty and loss, Jazzzing the Crossroads envelopes the audience in a re/encounter of kinship and jubilation.

At the Carriage House Theatre, 7 Duncan Ave Providence RI
Saturday, April 26 at 8pm. Tickets are $10. For more info, call 401-831-9479 or Visit the website

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Providence Festival of New Latin American Cinema

April 24-27 at the RISD Auditorium--Providence

The Providence Festival of New Latin American Cinema was founded in Providence, RI in 1993 as a non-profit organization to promote Latin-American culture in general, and more specifically to highlight contemporary feature-length Latino films. Each April, the Festival organizes an annual week-long film festival presenting the best feature-length films produced in Latin America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean by Latin-American directors, and released in the eighteen months prior to the Festival.

This year, the festival runs from April 24-27 at the RISD Auditorium 17 River Walkway (4 South Water Street), Providence.
Admission is $3 per show; $15 for an all-film pass; and free with RISD ID.
Tickets are purchased at the door at the RISD Auditorium.

Group rates and discounts for non-profits can be arranged at 401 454.6591.

Here is the schedule of films (for more info about each film, check the website


Thursday, April 24
7:00 PM------- The Sapphires
8:00 PM------- Sunburn
8:30 PM------- Speaker Phone

Friday, April 25

6:00 PM------- Yesterday Starts Tomorrow (short)
6:15 PM------- Crosswords (short)
6:30 PM------- Faces of the Moon
9:00 PM------- Red Ink
Saturday, April 26

12:00 PM------- The Island of Lost Children
2:00 PM------- The Photographer
4:00 PM------- Gypsies Without Tents
5:30 PM------- Accosted on Carnival Monday
7:30 PM------- Bolivar am I
9:30 PM------- Such is Life

Sunday, April 27

1:30 PM------- Cursed Gold (short)
1:30 PM------- Loving each other in the shadows (short)
1:30 PM------- Whispers of Death (short)
7:15 PM------- Sunburn
7:30 PM------- Behind the Sun
9:30 PM------- Bola de nieve: The sad man that always sang happy

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Conexiones a Través del Tiempo

Connections Across Time

the History and Everyday Life of Latinos in Rhode Island

From April 11-June 21, a gallery exhibit about the everyday life of Latinos in Rhode Island will be at the Rhode Island Foundation. From art masks to wedding dresses, Mexican dancers to Cinco de Mayo, you can explore the sights, sounds, artworks, and lives of Rhode Island Latinos

Gallery Hours are Monday - Friday, 9am-5:30pm and Saturdays from noon-4pm

Here are some images from the exhibit:

Monday, April 21, 2003

Netflix: Part 8: The Return of the DVD

One of the guys from the WELL (Whole Earth 'Lectronic LInk) wrote quite an amusing inquiry into the vagaries of Netflix. If you don't know what Netflix is, it's a dvd rental service made possible by the internet and the US Mail. You select and create a queue of movies you'd like to see, and they mail them to you. You can have them out as long as you like. Depending on your level of service, you can have 3-5 dvd's out at a time.

Anyhow, his investigation intoNetflix makes excellent reading. I haven't used the service myself, (my discretionary income level is just a little too small), but several of my friends use the service in Rhode Island.

Check it out!

Sunday, April 20, 2003

R.I.P. Amanda Davis
We'll miss you NOW.

Amanda as Lucretia Brimstone, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Tour 1999

Amanda Davis, a 32 year old writer that I knew, died approximately one month ago. Her parents were flying her to a book-reading in North Carolina, where she grew up, when their Cessna crashed into a mountain. (I just found out today.)

I toured with Amanda with the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus in 1999. It was the first time I'd been on tour with them, and the first time she'd been on tour with them, so we were both newcomers to the family. She ran the Autonomedia Bookmobile and sold the merch, while I did my flea circus. We weren't particularly close, but grew to respect and like one another.

One night, the way the accomodations worked out, we shared a hotel room in ...(Indiana?) (double beds, naturally) We spent hours talking late at night about publishing, books, bookstores (I had run a bookstore for three years), artistic aspirations, clowning, self-promotion, family, scrabble, the nature of art, cell phone reception, and about a dozen other things.

I left the tour in Chicago, and lost touch with Amanda, but never lost my thoughts of that night with her, and our conversation

I heard about her/from her again last year sometime, when I'd sent an email to a friend of mine who is a publicist at Morrow, and turned out that she was Amanda's publicist for the new novel, and she was in the office when she happened to get the email. Just a quick hello, but that was enough to bring her back in mind to me.

I got a copy of the galleys and read them, and admired her book (which draws on our Bindlestiff tour very much) The book, titled Wonder When You'll Miss Me is available at

My sister-in-law just told me about her death .... I was shocked and dismayed. Although we weren't particularly close, I feel it quite clearly; the world is a less fortuitous place without her. I'll miss her more now that she's gone.

You can read more remembrances of Amanda at McSweeney's

Read a story by Amanda titled: "Fat Ladies Floated in the Sky Like Balloons"

Read another story titled: "Louisiana Loses Its Cricket Hum"

Here is an audio version of "Faith, or Tips for the Successful Young Lady" hosted at

Friday, April 18, 2003

Brewer's Heaven
Rhode Island's Only

If you are serious about your beer, you may want to check out Brewer's Heaven a place where you can brew it yourself.

It costs between $150-$200 to brew six cases of your own beer, including creating your own label if you want . (That makes each beer cost around $1.38 or so-- not bad at all!) They have over 100 different recipes, and they walk you through each step of the 2-3 hour process. Two to three weeks later you'll return to bottle your masterwork. The process is guaranteed (although I'm not sure what exactly is involved in your guarantee.) Drinking the beer is strictly on your own time.

For those of you who don't like beer, they also offer winemaking. And for those of you either too young or too allergic to all that alcohol stuff, you can brew your own Rootbeer!

They also sell Home Brewing supplies, and different varieties of grain, hops, etc.

Brewer's Heaven is located on Rt 2 (Bald Hill Road) in the Summit Square Plaza Give them a call atÊ(401)Ê828-4949 or visit their website

They have an online archive of labels that people have created--here's my favorite so far:

Thursday, April 17, 2003


It's Passover, the Jewish Festival of Liberation. Passover commemorates the time in history that the Jews were slaves in Egypt and then were freed. Plagues, Parting of the Red Sea, Pharoah, Matzoh, singing Dayenu.... You did see the movie with Charlton Heston didn't you? :o)

The first days of Passover is celebrated by two ritual meals, or Seders. A Seder means "order" and there is a specific order in which you do things. There is a lot of symbolism in the Seder which relates to the Jewish history, heritage, modern day events and world.

Last night I went to a friend's Seder, and today my family is going to have one, which I will lead. I am making the charoset, a ritual dish of apples, walnuts, and other items that is meant to symbolize the bricks and mortar through which the Jews were held in bondage (and also that there is sweetness in everything, even that) Here are some charoset recipes, including a california version that includes avocado!

Find out more about Passover:, sponsored by Chabad.

Wednesday, April 16, 2003


In honor of National Poetry Month, I'd like to share one of my favorite poems of all time: (I got it from, a great compendium of poetry, and sponsors of National Poetry Month.

You can request a free poster from them

Visit the RI Poetry Page

And here is a great poem about enjoying poetry!:

Eating Poetry by Mark Strand

Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.
There is no happiness like mine.
I have been eating poetry.

The librarian does not believe what she sees.
Her eyes are sad
and she walks with her hands in her dress.

The poems are gone.
The light is dim.
The dogs are on the basement stairs and coming up.

Their eyeballs roll,
their blond legs bum like brush.
The poor librarian begins to stamp her feet and weep.

She does not understand.
When I get on my knees and lick her hand,
she screams.

I am a new man.
I snarl at her and bark.
I romp with joy in the bookish dark.

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

The Clock is Ticking!


Today is tax day! If you are like me, you will be filing for extensions...That will give you some breathing room.

Remember, you must still make your payments even if you are filing for an extension! The main post office (Charles Street, Providence) is open until 12 midnight tonight!

Get a Map of the Main Post Office

PRINT SOME FORMS (you will need Adobe Acrobat to read these documents)

IRS-- FEDERAL FORM 4868 (Automatic extension form)

RI FORM 4868 (Automatic extension form)

Monday, April 14, 2003

RI Clown Teaches in New Hampshire

(and no, it's not another article about me!)

An article in the Portsmouth NH newspaper featured Gary Girouard, also known as Gary the Silent Clown, who has been working with a Portsmouth NH elementary school for the last 8 years. He teaches workshops in clowning and circus skills, and at the end of the workshop, they give a performance for friends and family.

An interesting aspect to all this is that though Gary and I both trained at Ringling Clown College, we both work as clowns now, and we both live in Rhode Island, we have never met one another! Maybe featuring him in my blog will help?

Find out more about Gary

Saturday, April 12, 2003

One of the great things about Blogging (and web logs) is that you get different people's points of views. Points of view that you can't otherwise get to, and you might not otherwise seek out. It really brings you into another world, a world you would not have been able to access otherwise.

Searching for Rhode Island Blogs, I've found one that lets you into the view of being back in High School: The Clarinet Goddess

She's articulate, she's funny, and you get to read all about Coventry Band politics, adventures in Puppysitting, and the thrills and woes of being in high school. (I know, some of you might not want to relive it, but parts of it were really FUN!) Anyhow, I've enjoyed reading her blog, and now You can too!

Friday, April 11, 2003


Two of Rhode Island's finest small theatre companies are putting on shows that you are probably going to want to see. The shows are quite different in scope and style, but hey, that's what makes theatre great!

Three One Acts by Aisha Rahman

Set in today's urban landscape....  underscored by the ferocity and passion of the blues.

april 12 - may 17
call 401.331.2695 x101 for tix

With Free Previews on April 12 and 13

See the Website For More Info

Betty's Summer Vacation by Christopher Durang

You may never rent a summer house again...Master satirist Chistopher Durang takes aim at reality TV and shock journalism.

WARNING: This award-winning romp is not recommended for the faint of heart (or the small of mind). You may want to leave the kids at home for this one.

April 4-May 4
call 401.247.4200 for tix

See the Website For More Info

Thursday, April 10, 2003



Exit 1 on Interstate 195 , (the "Downtown Providence" exit as you head towards the 95 North/South Split) will be closing permanently as of Sunday April 13, 2003. This is part of the I-195 Relocation project.

The Department of Transportation (RIDOT) suggests that you should either take Exit 2 (the "South Main Street" exit) or continue on to 95 (Exits 20 and 21) to get to downtown Providence.

For further information, give the RI Dept.of Transportation Community Affairs Office a call at 401--222-1362 x4015 or read the full press release.

Wednesday, April 09, 2003


On the WELL, my online home, somebody was talking about the Cluster Bombs. Our military drops cluster bombs over Iraq, but some of them don't explode. Then civilians (some of them children) get hurt when they collect them, (apparently some of the bomb fragments look similar to food packages that are sometimes dropped) Anyway, somebody wrote about "the children" just one too many times for me. And so this was my response (slightly edited for younger audiences and better understanding) :

I agree that the use of the shrapnel/cluster bombs should be re-thought, or at the very least, they should paint the bombs bright colors with death faces all over it so no one will pick it up.

Normally I would let this slide, but I'm feeling ornery..

Why is it that it's the children who are unique and beautiful and priceless and irreplaceable expressions of life, and the adults are so much cannon fodder?

I hate this argument, bringing up the children, as if someone is supposed to melt because they were under 18 when they did something stupid/dangerous/unlawful.

War is bad, and killing people is awful, and bombs shouldn't malfunction, and these cluster bombs are particularly nasty ways of doing business. But it's not because "children are dying" -- it's because a rich and powerful society (in this case the US) is deliberately wreaking havoc on a weaker society (in this case Iraq) for reasons which are not morally crystalline. (ie, we are not stopping immediate bloodshed, but the threat of it down the line.)

I am no fan of Saddam, but I am also no fan of George Bush, who is a corporate weasel who was not elected but selected by 9 Supreme Court Justices, at least 3 of whom owed his family political favors. I trust Bush not one iota, and if that makes me less of a Patriot than, well, so be it.

Just sayin'.

Read an article about the new "Civilian Friendly" cluster bombs

Tuesday, April 08, 2003


On this day, 112 years ago, P.T. Barnum's obituary was published. He had passed away the day before. Barnum had asked to view his obituary before he died, and the New York Evening Sun had obliged him on March 24. (I'm currently working on a P.T. Barnum show. To find out more about the show, visit my website

Read PT Barnum's Obituary (New York Times)

You can't be everywhere at once.

Sadly, the laws of physics preclude it. Yesterday, I meant to go to see Henry Louis Gates Jr. speak at Brown. But I missed it. I visited my grandmother (102 years old and still going strong!) instead. I certainly don't regret it, but it seems like it would have been a great lecture...

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
For those of you who don't know, Gates is the director of the Dubois Institute at Harvard University and is a well known African -American scholar and cultural critic. He recently released the Encyclopedia Africana, an Encyclopedia of all things African. It had been W.E.B. Dubois's dream to produce this encyclopedia, but he was never able to get enough funding. After 25 years of trying to get it published, Gates Jr. was able to finally publish and produce the encyclopedia with the help of Microsoft and Bill Gates (no relation).

Find out more about the Encyclopedia Africana

Purchase Encyclopedia Africana at

Read an article about Henry Louis Gates Jr. at Brown (Brown Daily Herald)

Get Black News at (Gateway to the Black World)

Monday, April 07, 2003

Remembering the Tragedy on Your Body

As part of a way to let the healing and memorialization process begin, Electric Ink Tattoo of Providence has been giving out discounts on tattoos that memorialized the station fire. I think it's a great and unique idea.

I'm not a tattoo man particularly myself (although plenty of friends of mine have got ink) but a major appeal of tattooing is to mark moments and rites of passage on your body in a permanent fashion. Considering the tragedy, the rock and roll aspect, and the need to somehow mark the passing, what could be more appropriate?

I should put the age appropriate warnings here-- if you are under 18, you shouldn't get tattooed. (It's illegal!) Tattoos are permanent, etc, and you should think long and hard before you mark your body in this way. That being said, if it's for you, you should do it!

I'm not sure if the discount still holds, but if this is something that you'd like to mark, it couldn't hurt to ask.

Read The Electric Ink FAQ to find out more about the studio, or give them a call at (401)435-3393. (you can also Visit their website

Friday, April 04, 2003

A Quarterly of Literature, Politics, Finance & More is a web quarterly based in Cranston, RI that features articles, literature, and cooking recipes. Owned and run by Kiersten Marek, a writer, editor, and social worker who lives in Cranston with her husband and daughter.

The quarterly is quite wide-ranging in subject matter--this month/quarter's issue features articles on Jewish Renewal, the meaning of Patriotism, the Women's Equity Mutual Fund, and a recipe for Asian Pecan Noodle Salad! There's also fiction, archives, and some other writings.

One of the best things on the website is the Editor's Blog, which goes into detail about Cranston Politics. Marek goes into detail about her opinions on new mayor Stephen Laffey and how he is going about rescuing Cranston from bankruptcy. She talks about the ethics of cutting Senior Services, and also about the hiring of Jerome Baron as Director of Finance. Baron was the Director of Finance for Bridgeport, and apparently a lot of corruption and problems are surfacing regarding what was going on when he held his position there. It's exactly what a blog should be-- local, thoughtful, opinionated, and fun to read.

To check out the Kmareka Quarterly, visit their website


The Rhode Island Center for the Book was established in January 2003 as an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Its purpose is to "celebrate, honor and promote interest in books, reading and the book arts culture and heritage of the state of Rhode Island."
The Center is based at the Providence Public Library.

The first project of the Center has been Reading Across Rhode Island Basically the idea is for everyone in Rhode Island to read the same book at the same time. The book is David Baldacci's Wish You Well

The RI Center for the Book has plans for other projects as well, some upcoming plans include Telling America’s Stories, Letters About Literature , River of Words, and the Mother Goose Asks “Why?”

For more information about the Rhode Island Center for the Book at Providence Public Library, contact Providence Public Library Librarian Sarah Weed, at 401-455-8112 or email her

For more information about Reading Across Rhode Island, contact Louise Moulton at 401-455-8134 or email her.

Thursday, April 03, 2003

Presented by Brown University's Program in Computer Music and Multimedia

7th Annual Festival of Art and Technology

Video, Technology and Performance

Friday through Saturday, April 4-5, 2003


Video, Technology and Performance is a festival focused on the creative use of video projection and emerging technology in theatrical performances. The event will bring to Brown University a multidisciplinary group of innovators in dance and theatre, projection specialists, video artists, directors, composers, engineers and inventors who are exploring new concepts and interactive technologies for live performance. The event will foster an exchange of ideas through performances, presentations and discussion sessions, with specialists discussing artistic concepts, set design, motion capture, computer animation, interactive sound, sensing systems, and live video processing.

The schedule includes a Festival Concert on April 4 (8 pm at the Stuart Theatre) and then presentations, lectures, and discussions the next day from 10 am to 5:30 pm.


For further information: Visit their website or give them a call at (401) 863-3234.

Wednesday, April 02, 2003

Newport Artist's Ball

A highlight of the spring social season in Newport, the evening features desserts, dancing, and costumes, and is highlighted with a silent auction of art works by premiere local artists. The party gets better and livelier every year. This year the theme is Heroes and Villains.To accommodate the large number of party goers and the need for additional exhibition space for the artwork featured in the silent auction, the ball is held in both the Griswold House and the Cushing Building.

Should you have any questions, please call Donna Maytum at the Museum 401-848-8200 or visit their website

Tuesday, April 01, 2003


Senior Expo +: Senior Living Expo at the Warwick Mall. It's Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 2. Over 60 interactive exhibits, free health screenings and information. Entertainment and prizes. Jon Land will be on hand signing his latest book, and there will be a whole lot of other events, and entertainment. If you are a senior, you should definitely check it out.

Call (401) 739-7500 or visit the Warwick Mall Website for a little bit of information. (Sadly there's not much info on the website!)