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The Westerly Library is back!

After two years of being essentially a one-room library, capped by three weeks of being totally closed, the Westerly Library is almost fully open. I say “almost” only because the 960s and up (that includes much Western Hemisphere history) and … Continue reading

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John La Farge’s Second Paradise

The Yale University Art Gallery is showing some works by John La Farge. La Farge was at least partially based in Rhode Island; he was a native New Yorker who owned a home in Newport, and some of his early … Continue reading

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Concert review (or, November at the symphony, continued)

As promised, here’s my gloss on Saturday’s Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra concert. Alfred Schnittke, Ritual. A dirge that came out of nowhere with a low rumble of bass, tuba, trombones, and a whole bunch of percussion, and ended with tubular … Continue reading

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Four reasons not to go to a symphony concert

“I can’t afford it.” OK, it’s not exactly a cheap night out. The cheapest seats in the Garde are $30, and that’s either way in the upper deck (I’m tempted to call them “nosebleeds”, but the Garde isn’t that big) … Continue reading

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The Rossario Brothers in Rhode Island

What better way to reinvigorate a blog about Connecticut than by…going to Rhode Island? I went over to Westerly to see “The Rossario Brothers”, a comedy by Eugene J. Celico. Here’s a Westerly Sun writeup from last week; I read … Continue reading

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