Not Quite Together Yet: Barker’s Putting it Together a swing and a miss

Passion and good intentions do not translate into a solid theatrical production, otherwise the current show at Barker Playhouse would automatically be a hit. The seven-person cast in “Putting it Together,” a musical review of dozens of songs by the great composer Stephen Sondheim is certainly enthusiastic, but the show simply appears too ambitious for […]

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2022 Bartenders Ball

We want to recognize bartenders that elevate tending to an art form. Join us in celebrating your favorite local bartenders! We are still taking nominations, nominate at the link down below, It’s free to enter, and we’d love to know about your favorites! Nomination Link: Where is the event taking place? R1 Indoor Karting, […]

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Greater RI protections for wiretap warrants: No federal “good-faith” exception to exclusionary rule

The RI Supreme Court this morning (May 5) ruled unanimously, 5-0, in a consolidated case involving multiple criminal defendants (State v. Deric S. McGuire et al.) that a failure to follow strict state law requirements for wiretap warrants totally invalidates those warrants, justifying a suppressing of evidence for all of the fruits of the invalid […]

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2022 Tattoo Award Winners

Joey Moreira Cloud 9 Tattoo Company Best overall / Best character / Best coverup / Best linework Mike Johnston Empyreal Ink Best blackwork / Best portrait / Judge’s pick: photorealism / Judge’s pick: favorite eyeball Jay Blackburn Powerline Tattoo Best overall color / judge’s pick: fastest character Alyssa Cavallo Red Elk Tattoo Best American Traditional […]

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Notes From NECANN: A firsthand account of the New England Cannabis Convention

Sunday, March 20. Boston, MA. Hynes Convention Center. New England Cannabis Convention (NECANN) Day 3.  Morning drive from Providence to Boston: the fog was lifting, the sun was shining, everything was white. Listened to the radio. Sang along to everything. Fog parted just outside Quincy. Seagulls perched atop the beauty supply building in Roxbury. Blue […]

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