April in years past

By Don Fowler
Posted 4/6/22

20 Years Ago

“Burn the Floor” was a two-hour dance extravaganza at PPAC.

Danny Buraczeski brought his Jazzdance to Rhode Island College. We miss the great arts entertainment that …

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April in years past

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20 Years Ago

“Burn the Floor” was a two-hour dance extravaganza at PPAC.

Danny Buraczeski brought his Jazzdance to Rhode Island College. We miss the great arts entertainment that John Custer used to bring to the state college.

“Aida” was at the Providence Performing Arts Center.

IMAX was showing “IMAX Space Station 3D,” narrated by Tom Cruise, which I said was spectacular. The closest I’ll ever get to outer space.

I reviewed Antonio’s Pizza, next door to the Avon Cinema, where we still stop for a slice after the movie.

Gamm produced “The Weir,” a talky Irish play starring Sam Babbitt, Tony Estrella, Chris Byrnes and Michael Healy.

Second Story Theatre was still producing their one-act plays. I wrote “Paula Faber, a student at 2nd Story, shows great promise in her second role at the theatre.” Paula has gone on to do great work at several local theatres.

40 Years Ago

Academy Players presented “Fiddler on the Roof” at Swift Gym in East Greenwich, starring Cranston residents Anthony Paris and Vita Smith.

“Das Boot,” the anti-war German film, was at the Warwick Mall.

Marvin Hamlish was at the Ocean State. Gary Bonds was at RIC. David Bromberg was at Brown. Rick Springfield was at the Providence Civic Center. Paul Anka was at the Oceans State Theatre.

“A Little Night Music” was at CCRI.

“Victor, Victoria” starring Julie Andrews, directed by her husband, Blake Edwards, was one of my favorite movies of all time.

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