Why: In the mood for some basketball, minus the March Madness drama? Head to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center to see your favorite basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters, face the newly revamped Washington Generals team — and the players won’t be dunking doughnuts! See a dazzling display of basketball wizardry (jumps, tricks, you name it) with a dash of comedy for an event that will be a slam dunk for the whole family.
Where: Dunkin’ Donuts Center, 1 LaSalle Sq., Providence.
More info: Call 331-0700 or visit dunkindonutscenter.com.
Revel in a glorious evening of iconic American music by one of the most indelible composers of the twentieth century, George Gershwin.
Nearly a century after the songs were composed, Gershwin’s music remains as fresh and irresistible as it did during the Jazz Age. His poetic melodies and eclectic oeuvre of everything including Broadway, Hollywood, opera and classic American standards have left a legacy that audiences love to hear again and again.
Led by vocalist Michael Andrew, hailed as “the next Harry Connick Jr.” by The New York Post, the seventeen-piece Gershwin Big Band brings beloved Gershwin standards like “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch O’er Me” and many more to life in this inspirational new program produced and created by members of the Gershwin family.
Let the Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet take you on a musical journey with an evening of songs that helped to shape the Great American Jazz Tradition. Ranging from ragtime to swing to bepop to Latin, music will fill the Linden Place parlors on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30pm. In addition to the quartet playing and improvising great songs from the Twenties through modern times, each musician will showcase the range and versatility of their instrument with a brief description and musical example.
Jazz pianist Lois Vaughan has been performing in Southern New England for many years at restaurants and clubs as well as teaching jazz piano at St. George’s School. Vaughan will be joined by Bristol native, Art Manchester, on alto and tenor sax, flute, and clarinet, by string bassist, Bryan Rizzuto and accomplished drummer, Ryan Tremblay.
Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for Linden Place members and free for Colt Circle members. Reserve your ticket today as space is limited!
Darwin at Sea
In this compelling program, eloquent letters, journal entries and excerpts from Darwin’s seminal publications humanize one of the most probing and influential minds in modern history. Framed by the poetry of Blake, Wordsworth, and Coleridge, as well as the ground-breaking string quartets of Mendelssohn and Beethoven, together with Chris Turner’s virtuosic harmonica improvisations, Darwin’s uncanny sense of observation and vision of natural science are entwined with his strong sense of family, faith and understanding of the human condition, in a complex era.
Performers are: Chris Turner, harmonica reader; Katherine Winterstein, Andrew Eng, violins; Consuelo Sherba, viola and Emmanuel Feldman, cello.
The dance music jam sessions continue in Rehoboth every Sunday night from 7-9 p.m. All are welcome!
Once a month throughout the year, the session is a Community Dance, at which we teach everything that needs teaching, depending on the experience of the dancers. The Community Dances go from 7 to 9 p.m. and are preceded by a potluck at 6 p.m.
All Jammers dances are held on Sunday nights from 7 to 9 with a potluck at 6 p.m.
For information or to check about cancellations, call Bob Elliott at 774-644-1369 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sunday Night Jammers are a group of (mostly) instrumental (mostly) musicians, who play (mostly) Celtic-inspired dance music. Our music is (mostly) for couple dances, such as waltzes, hambos, polkas, and schottisches.
Now, to clear up those “mostly”s:
1) Sometimes we sing…or at least some of us sing.
2) Some of us are very serious musicians, some are duffers, many are in between. We are VERY polite about each other’s errors.
3) We started with English, Scottish, Irish, Canadian, and New England dance music, but we have gotten more international as the months go by.
4) After Scandinavian and German couple dances, a few Israeli line dances appeared, followed by some Greek and Balkan dances with “interesting” time signatures.
In brief, all of us have learned a lot, and we welcome others to come play, teach, learn, and, in general, have fun!
PPL’s 2018 Exhibition & Program Series HairBrained opens with a KICK-OFF PARTY, free and open to all!
Wear your hair as you would dare: creative coiffures and fanciful facial hair encouraged – whether natural or concocted for the occasion!
View our brand new exhibition from PPL’s Special Collections, focused on hairstyles throughout history and the ways in which hair defines and reflects culture, self-identity, agency and politics!
Peruse our beautifully designed catalog, featuring exhibition images woven in among hair-themed poetry by Rhode Island poet Sussy Santana!
Enjoy site-specific performances created in response to the exhibition by PPL’s Creative Fellow Becci Davis, and poet/performers Orlando Hernández and Sussy Santana!
Share hair memories great and ghastly!
Discover our calendar of upcoming HairBrained cultural and educational programs for all ages, running March through June! Visit: provlib.org
PPL’s fourth annual Exhibition & Program series is called HairBrained and is focused on hair. The exhibition explores the ways in which hair defines and reflects culture, self-identity, agency and politics. Meanwhile the program series, which is inspired by images and texts in the exhibition, will offer cultural programs and educational activities for all ages that explore how and why we have grown, cut, shaved, shaped, woven, adorned and covered the hair on our heads, from centuries ago ’til today. Exhibition materials will include books, prints, magazines, and photographs from PPL’s Special Collections. Items will be on display from March – June 2018.
“Fighters Over the Fleet: Naval Air Defence from Biplanes to the Cold War,” by Norman Friedman.
“Fighters Over the Fleet” is an account of the parallel evolution of naval fighters for fleet air defense and the ships they sought to defend. This volume concentrates on the three main advocates of carrier warfare: the Royal Navy, the U.S. Navy, and the Imperial Japanese Navy. Because radar was not invented until the mid-1930s, fleet air defense was a primitive effort for flyers during the 1920s. Once the innovative system was developed and utilized, organized air defense became viable. Thus major naval-air battles of the Second World War—like Midway, the “Pedestal” convoy, the Philippine Sea and Okinawa—are portrayed as tests of the new technology. However, even radar was ultimately found wanting by the Kamikaze campaigns, which led to postwar moves toward computer control and new kinds of fighters.
After 1945, the novel threats of nuclear weapons and stand-off missiles compounded the difficulties of naval air defense. The second half of the book covers the U.S. and Royal Navies’ attempts to resolve these problems by examining the U.S. experience in Vietnam and British operations during the Falklands War. The book then turns to the ultimate U.S. development of techniques and technology to fight the Outer Air Battle in the 1980s before concluding with the current state of technology supported carrier fighters.
Dr. Friedman has been concerned throughout his career with the way in which policy and technology intersect, in fields as disparate as national missile defence, nuclear strategy, and network-centric warfare. An internationally known strategist and naval historian, he spent more than a decade at a major US think-tank, and another decade as consultant to the Secretary of the Navy. Dr Friedman has written more than 40 books on naval strategy and technology, including an award-winning account of the US Cold War Strategy and histories of British (and Commonwealth) and U.S. aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, and frigates as well as U.S. submarines. He contributes a monthly column on world naval developments to the Naval Institute’s Proceeding magazine and writes articles for journals worldwide. Dr. Friedman holds a PhD.in physics from Columbia University, New York. He lectures widely on defence issues in forums such as the National Defence University, the Naval War College and the Royal United Services Institute.
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