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Episode 8 - April Brown, OldPVD.com, and What the Ferriera?

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Hello and welcome to Artclectic New England – this is Episode #8 – and it’s a program not about a particular style but a celebration of many…I’m your host, Dennise Kowalczyk. This podcast was created to celebrate…spotlight…and elevate the variety of incredible arts, culture, lifestyle, and beauty found here in New England. Thanks for listening!

On today’s show, Maureen Taylor of Oldpvd.com shares some nostalgia for a beloved Providence store and local stand-up comic, Kristen Ferreira shares her musings…I’ll also be sharing some music by Birdsongs of the Mezosoic…..But first, my interview with April Brown. She is a cultural historian here in Providence, born in Rhode Island, and the program director of the Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading event. The Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading is taking place on February 2 - 1 pm - Providence Career Technical Academy - 41 Fricker Street - Providence, RI
Next up, WTF – that is, What the Ferreira – it is a segment featuring Kristen …

Episode 7 - Patty J, OldPVD.com, and Lippitt House Museum

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On today’s show, a chat with Carrie Taylor with the Lippitt House Museum, two new segments: Maureen Taylor of Oldpvd.com shares some information about all things Providence and local stand-up comic, Kristen Ferreira shares her musings…I’ll also be sharing some music from local band, Alec K. Redfern and the Eyesores…..But first, my interview with lifestyle blogger, Patty J. We met in the What Cheer Writers Club studio to talk about all things Rhode Island. She’s a local with a passion for the Ocean State….

You can connect with Patty’s adventures by visiting her website – pattyj.com. It is also the place you go to connect with all of her social media channels.

Next up, a new segment: WTF – What the Ferreira - Kristen Ferreira, local comic and cat lover, who will give us some insights about apartment life…

Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective and the person behind Oldpvd.com is also new contributor to Artclectic New England. This month, another yummy bit of Providence history. She takes …

Episode 6 - Amy E. Lewis, Providence Perfume Company, Kristen Ferriera, OldPVD.com, & Anita Crackinstuff

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Hello and welcome to Artclectic New England – this is Episode #6 – and it’s a program not about a particular style but a celebration of many…I’m your host, Dennise Kowalczyk.This podcast was created to celebrate…spotlight…and elevate the variety of incredible arts, culture, lifestyle, and beauty found here in New England. Thanks for listening!

On today’s show, a chat with the Charna Ethier – owner and operator of the Providence Perfume Company…Anita Crackinstuff returns with her fun shenanigans, if you know what I mean…two new segments: Maureen Taylor of Oldpvd.com shares some background at a local landmark and local stand up comic, KristenFerreira shares her musings…music from local musician, Allyse Callery…..

But first, my interview with local author, Amy Lewis.The two of us met through Frequency Writers and, as it turns out, we are both members of What Cheer Writers Club – so Rhode Island. I love it.Amy is a bit of a renaissance woman.She is a writer, tarot card reader, and basically…

Episode #5 - September 2019

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·An interview with Maureen Taylor of Photo Detective and oldpvd.com.Maureen has been enjoying solving mysteries around old photos for years and has been called the ‘nation’s foremost photo detective’ by The Wall Street Journal. She is based in Providence and recently, launched a mapping site of historic properties in Providence. You can learn more about Maureen, her work with photos, her site about historic homes in Providence, and her podcast by visiting maureentaylor.com.

·The Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island has been a space for community offerings since the mid-1900s.Today, it looks to be the “go to” location for an eclectic assortment of arts, culture, and community celebrations.Recently, Richardson Ogidan, the executive director of the center, and the newly appointed program director, Taylor Jackson, joined me in the studio at What Cheer Writers Club to talk more its history and the vision for the future.For more information about the Southside Cultural Center – the webs…

Gallery Night - 8/15/2019

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I finally made it to my very first Gallery Night in Providence and it didn't disappoint!

Gallery Night has been going strong for over two decades and it is FREE of charge.  A core group of dedicated volunteers manage all the details and each third Thursday of the month (from March through November), its all about the arts in Down City.

You can take one of the trolley tours or stroll around and explore a walking tour. You can also take the bus (with a Gallery Night button). New this year is an accessibility tour that is completely wheelchair accessible.  And, get this:  every gallery and museum in Providence is FREE.

My friend, Lisa, and I jumped on the first trolley tour of the night at 5:30 which offered a look at some of the historical perspectives in Providence. The guided tours include a very knowledgeable guide.  There were about 30 of us in a very comfortable trolley that picked us up at One Regency Plaza (you can park in the lot) and delivered us to Providence City Hall for…

Episode 4 - Everett Co Stages School

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This podcast was created to celebrate…spotlight…and elevate the variety of incredible arts, culture, lifestyle, and beauty found here in New England. On today’s show, the phenom known as Anita Crackinstuff returns with Don’t Save the Laughter for After...a new segment about local history, and a song by local band, Belly. But first, an interview with Sokeo Ros of Everett Company Stages School. He serves as the Co-artistic director and director of hip hop program. Everett is a multi-disciplinary performance arts incubator. It includes a Company, Stage and School, with a group of artists who create, perform, teach and mentor students. The school explores complex social issues through a combination of theater, dance, music and video. At the heart of the organization is the belief that the arts can transform lives across cultures, generations, and economic backgrounds, and create a more just, equitable and joyous future.
Anita Crackinstuff. She is Big Nazo's most loyal fan, and she has s…
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Podcasting is a great way to share information, whether it has a local or global perspective.If you have just starting producing your show – or you are thinking about launching one – this is going to be a very helpful session for you!

I have over two decades’ experience in the world of radio and producing other audio content.A few months ago, I launched an audiozine called Artclectic New England. It spotlights arts, culture, and lifestyle in the region.
You can listen to it here:https://soundcloud.com/artclectic-new-england

This two class session will feature tips and tricks on how to rock your podcast because it is all about the planning, the execution, and the distribution so you can share it with the world.Here are some of the things we will be talking about: interview prep, working with a co-host, creating an editorial calendar, creating a script – just to name a few.

The cost is $30 for both classes – that’s it! And, I’ll even toss in some pastries to boot. There is a maximum of 10 s…