Letters to the Editor: December

Readers reflect on a ghostly spirit and remarkable new music venue.

Snapshot, October

Thank you for capturing [Annmary Brown’s] spirit so beautifully.

“CAV Restaurant Owner Sylvia Moubayed Dead at Eighty,” via RIMonthly.com

Some readers and fans of CAV may not know that Sylvia was a stalwart supporter of live jazz at her restaurant for a number of years. I have performed there a number of times; the space and the “vibes” at CAV were always warm, exciting and perfect for the art form. Sylvia once said something to the effect that “we all know jazz is not a mega-popular music compared to some others, but it still remains America’s best music. That’s why I have it here at CAV.” I will miss seeing and talking to that great lady.
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“Hot New Venue: Pump House Music Works,” October

Oh this is phenomenal! What a vision Dan and Ariel have brought to life! Besides preserving that beautiful old building (with a lot of hard work), promoting a community venue for musicians and audiences alike is remarkable. I’m so sorry I didn’t know about this when I was back in Rhode Island this summer but will visit for sure on my next trip. Thank you all for sharing the dream! Music feeds the soul.
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Correction: In our November Reporter on voter fraud, we misstated the number of votes cast by Cranston residents in the 2016 presidential election. There were 36,796 votes cast in Cranston, with potential voter fraud representing .00016 of the votes. In November’s “Tech 10 Awards,” we misspelled the name of Providence Geeks’ Brian Jepson.