Events:

  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    October 26 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • Melvin Seals & JGB

    Musician best known as a longtime member of the Jerry Garcia Band.

    October 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • A Faylene Sky/ Die Another Day/ Acerose/ Chaos Before Creation

    Rock ‘n’ roll.

    October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Halloween Costume Party — Costume Contests!

    Themed party.

    October 31 @ 9:00 pm - November 1 @ 12:00 am
  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    November 2 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • Bruce Cockburn

    Singer-songwriter and guitarist. His song styles range from folk to jazz-influenced rock to tunes that will give you that burning sensation.

    November 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Steve-O’s Bucket List Tour

    Stunt performer, television personality, comedian and activist.

    November 6 @ 9:00 pm
  • Hey Nineteen: Steely Dan Tribute

    Covers spot-on versions of classic Steely Dan with engaging showmanship and multi-Motif-award-winning energy.

    November 7 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Focusing on Veterans Benefit

    Bands 21 GUNS, Matthias Steele, The Redneck Porch, Almost Gone, The Papa Joe Show, PoZeR, @Three Points of Madness and Voodoo Vixen perform to benefit veterans’ charities with MC Rick Santos Sr.

    November 8 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    November 9 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • Harley Poe

    It’s not enough to say he writes songs about monsters. Harley Poe sings about being monsters.

    November 11 @ 7:00 pm
  • Anthony Gomes

    A blues and blues rock guitarist and singer.

    November 13 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Colby James & The Ramblers

    Accomplished singer/songwriter has consistently earned a reputation as one of the area’s hardest working, multi-talented vocalists/guitarists.

    November 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Old Time Lounge

    Monthly interactive jam session around old time music.

    November 15 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 15, 2020

  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    November 16 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • Yachtley Crew – Batten Down The Hatches Tour

    Band performing ‘70s and early ‘80s soft rock also known as Yacht Rock.

    November 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    November 23 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • Paula Poundstone

    Humorist, author and comedian known for her cleverness.

    November 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    November 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • The House Combo

     Spice up your Mondays with live Americana played by an ever-changing roster of musicians. 

    December 7 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2020

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The Boston Globe’s Ed Fitzpatrick recently published his list of 2022 Rhode Island gubernatorial potentials, so naturally, I wanted to follow-up with a list of my own of who to watch for, even this early on, for the number two executive role in the state, Lieutenant Governor.   Totally speculative, and for … “fun”?  Here’s the […]

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‘Tis the Season: Prominent RIers share what the season means to them

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Save Our City: Archives administrator makes history fun

A recent forum I attended got me thinking about the critical relationship between local media, collectors and preservationists in developing a broad and authentic understanding of a locale’s history. The discussion, part of Trinity Repertory Company’s Context and Conversation series, featured an array of prominent panelists and attendees in journalism, arts and politics and was intended […]

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Local Superhero: Steve Ahlquist discusses journalism as an art form

During a recent interview, independent multimedia journalist (and Motif contributor) Steve Ahlquist and I talked about tapping into the art of journalism. The below is an excerpt that has been lightly edited for clarity. Bill Bartholomew (Motif): As independent multimedia journalists we often take a straight-up artist’s approach to the work.  Steve Ahlquist: That’s true. […]

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His Tricks Are Treats: Quintuple-threat Ben DeCastro is king of diversifying

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Women in the Public Eye: Judged not by the content of her character, but by the color of her skirt

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History Lost: Raymond Two Hawks Watson discusses the true history of RI

Raymond Two Hawks Watson is an activist, educator, musician and community leader who is a leading voice in understanding southern New England Indigenous people’s history and culture.  During a recent interview, Watson and I discussed RI’s ‘warped’ historical timeline, which, when presented in most contemporary settings, often fails to recognize the size and scope of […]

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Problems in Providence: Nirva LaFortune talks PVD schools

When it comes to assessing Providence Public Schools’ legacy issues, the recent Johns Hopkins report and the state takeover of the district, one leader equipped to provide an array of perspectives is Providence Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune.  In the below excerpt from a recent interview, the Councilwoman and I dig into the bilateral/bifocal issues facing the […]

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Cleaning Up PVD Schools: Sabina Matos discusses the evolution of education

Providence City Council President Sabina Matos is considered a buzzworthy figure in Providence politics. During a recent interview, President Matos and I discussed the ongoing state intervention into Providence schools. In the following excerpt, we delved into what I have been referring to as a “bilateral” approach to addressing RI schools: attacking infrastructure issues with an […]

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For Whom the Bell Tolls: Freshman senator imagines a state without the media

Sam Bell (D-P, Providence) is a freshman Rhode Island Senator, known for his tenure as the head of the Rhode Island Progressive Democrats, and for serving in the legislature as a strong opposition voice to many of the seemingly institutionalist practices of the state’s political infrastructure.   During a recent interview, Senator Bell suggested that Rhode […]

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