“Don’t Stop the Music”

What a wonderful concept: the Providence Public Library is just about halfway through its three-month hosting of “Don’t Stop the Music”, a celebration of music and music making. The library is hosting a mixture of exhibits, workshops, films, and live music (curated by my friend Chris Daltry) in its gorgeous 193-year-old halls. Last night Moonie and I caught three amazing acts of live music among its marbled halls: Chris Daltry and Mark Howard from The ‘Mericans; Allysen Callery; and John Faraone joined by his very tall but very lovely-voiced friend Thomas Woulfe. Moonie was in heaven during the performance, and of course he had to pop up on stage when it was over to absorb the last few notes of music still echoing in the library’s hallowed halls. Apparently the music is easier to hear if you pull some surfing moves on the music stand.

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The artists had also set up little battery-operated tea candles to add to the lovely ambiance, and Moonie found himself a little pentagram to climb into. He immediately began chanting, summoning the power of the dark arts to ask for some cookies.

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Sorry, little dude, the dark overlords must have been busy. We’ll find you an Oreo another time.

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