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Apr
19
Sun
Intermediate Ballet @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 12:00-1:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes This ballet class makes classical dance a joy! The class focuses on fundamentals, beginning with a thorough warm up at the barre and progressing to the center for choreographed combinations.  Students build muscle as they refine body alignment and learn weight placement to develop coordination. Stephanie’s deep knowledge of her craft combines with a warm, good-humored manner to create a comfortable yet challenging learning environment. This is the perfect class for people who have some prior ballet experience.

Stephanie Albanese is a graduate of The School of American Ballet where she studied with teachers Alexandra Danilova, Helen Dudin, Suki Shorer and Stanley Williams. She danced in a repertory company created by former New York City Ballet member Wilhelmina Frankurt. Stephanie has also danced with choreographers Matthew Brokoff, Marcus Galante, Mary Miller and Felice Lesser and also worked in Cabaret, performing at The Lido in Paris and Jubliee in Las Vegas.

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Apr
20
Mon
Photo Bootcamp for Kids! April 20-24 @ AS220 Media Arts
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Mon-Fri, April 20-24, 11am-3pm, Cost: $200
Register online: shop.as220.org/products/dslr

This class will train students how to see the world and their surroundings in a new way, as well as what goes into making great photos. What they will take away from this Boot Camp will help them capture the images they have always envisioned. Students will be introduced to digital photography and encourage to learn from phone cameras to DSLRs. Through an overview of how a camera works and an introduction to general digital terms students will learn camera functions and basic photography concepts, in addition to editing tools. By the end of the week, through class lectures and daily assignments, students will have learned about exposure, composition, editing and purpose in photography.

Instructor: Alejandra Carles-Tolra


Alejandra Carles-Tolra is a Spanish photographer from Barcelona, Spain, living on the US East Coast. Her work examines the relationship between individual and group identity, and how the latter shapes the former. Questions regarding what defines it, the role the surroundings play and the threshold between individual and group identity drive and inform her work as an artist.
Her work has been published and exhibited internationally, most recently at CNN, The Huffington Post, Gup Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Flash Forward Festival and Valid Foto BCN Gallery in Barcelona. She has received several awards and mentions such as 21 New & Emerging Photographers by Lens Culture, Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña 2013 and was a winner of the Biennal D’Art Jove at the Fine Arts Academy of Sabadell in Barcelona. She has taught photography at The University of New Hampshire, Bryant University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Camera Eye Workshops, among other institutions.

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Salsa Fitness w/ Mori Granot @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Salsa Fitness with Mori Granot // Mondays @12-1pm //only $5!

APRIL ONLY: Join us for a FREE trial class!

Salsa Fitness was inspired by the love for salsa music and dance and was created to bring awareness to the history of Latin dance and music. Salsa fitness incorporates Afro-Cuban body movement, basic fundamentals of Salsa NY style footwork and techniques from professional dancers training exercises. The music used in the class is an authentic salsa, Latin cha cha cha, and Afro-Cuban music. Salsa Fitness is for EVERYONE and is a unique fun aerobic low impact exercise. You will not only sweat, but you will work on your balance, core straightening, develop stamina, and burn a lot of calories while dancing and learning new moves you can use on the dance floor.

Mori Granot, originally from Israel, has been dancing Salsa for over 14 years. Starting with Ballet, Jazz,  and Modern, in 2000, Mori continued her dancing journey with Cuban style salsa. She then learned Salsa on1, La Style, which then led her to Salsa on2, NY Style Salsa, where she fell in love. Besides Salsa, Mori also teaches lady styling, body movement, Casino Rueda, Bachata, and Merengue. Mori is currently teaching at different studios throughout Rhode Island and is offering a new fun workout program called “Salsa Fitness”, which is based on the fundamentals of Salsa on2.

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance with Betsy Miller // Mondays @6:30-8:00pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

This is a contemporary release technique with a solid base in ballet. Class begins with a full-bodied warm-up designed to activate the core and connect breath with movement while finding anatomically efficient pathways. Structured improvisations and set exercises explore dynamics, weight shifts, and flow to develop a quick mind and a listening body. Class finishes with a vigorous, high-energy dance phrase.  Students will be encouraged to explore, take risks, and develop as versatile technicians. For intermediate and advanced dancers of all ages.
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Apr
21
Tue
Photo Bootcamp for Kids! April 20-24 @ AS220 Media Arts
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Mon-Fri, April 20-24, 11am-3pm, Cost: $200
Register online: shop.as220.org/products/dslr

This class will train students how to see the world and their surroundings in a new way, as well as what goes into making great photos. What they will take away from this Boot Camp will help them capture the images they have always envisioned. Students will be introduced to digital photography and encourage to learn from phone cameras to DSLRs. Through an overview of how a camera works and an introduction to general digital terms students will learn camera functions and basic photography concepts, in addition to editing tools. By the end of the week, through class lectures and daily assignments, students will have learned about exposure, composition, editing and purpose in photography.

Instructor: Alejandra Carles-Tolra


Alejandra Carles-Tolra is a Spanish photographer from Barcelona, Spain, living on the US East Coast. Her work examines the relationship between individual and group identity, and how the latter shapes the former. Questions regarding what defines it, the role the surroundings play and the threshold between individual and group identity drive and inform her work as an artist.
Her work has been published and exhibited internationally, most recently at CNN, The Huffington Post, Gup Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Flash Forward Festival and Valid Foto BCN Gallery in Barcelona. She has received several awards and mentions such as 21 New & Emerging Photographers by Lens Culture, Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña 2013 and was a winner of the Biennal D’Art Jove at the Fine Arts Academy of Sabadell in Barcelona. She has taught photography at The University of New Hampshire, Bryant University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Camera Eye Workshops, among other institutions.

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Stretch & Strength @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 21 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Stretch & Strength with Myah Shein // Tuesdays @ 5:45-6:45pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

FREE CLASS JANUARY 6!

If you’ve always wanted that “dancer body,” but pink tights aren’t for you, make Stretch & Strength part of your routine.  Using the fundamentals of Pilates, yoga and dance, this class promises a total body workout to build long, lean muscles and increase flexibility.  All fitness levels welcome!  Bring your own mat or use one of ours.

Myah Shein is a dance and theatre artist from Chicago. She has trained in a variety of contemporary dance techniques, as well as maintaining a person practice that includes yoga and Pilates. As a founding artistic ensemble member with Red Tape Theatre, she served as resident choreographer and a performer, and performed in work for independent choreographers around Chicago. Outside of dancing, Myah produced the annual Chicago Fringe Artists Networking Night, served as dramaturg and assistant director for various store front companies, and is a makeup artist who designs for dance and theatre. Myah is the Public Relations and Advertising Manager for Trinity Repertory Company and holds a degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign in International Studies and French and a post-bac degree from the Dance Center of Columbia College in Dance with a focus in Dance Studies.

Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open Life Drawing – Drop -in 6pm-8:30pm
$6
Bring your own drawing materials, we supply seats and model.

Intermediate Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 21 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Danielle Davidson// Tuesdays @ 7:15-8:45pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

Foster or build on your love of movement in this fun and energetic ballet class. This class will introduce a more advanced classical  vocabulary, while allowing dancers to recognize their own individuality and body mobility. Focus will be on coordination, placement and fluidity. At the barre,  we will  warm-up thoroughly and tackle the classical technique with accuracy and precision, while the center floor exercises will focus on simplicity, efficiency and travelling through space. Musicality will be emphasized along with balance, stamina and the strengthening of the body core. This class will develop your technique as well as your means of self-expression!

Danielle Davidson is an independent dance artist, choreographer and educator currently working in Providence, Boston and Montreal. She was trained at  L’Ecole Superieure de Ballet du Quebec. Her professional career began upon graduation with Le Jeune Ballet, where she had the opportunity to tour Europe and North America, performing in new works by Thierry Malandain/Biarritz, Jean-Grand Maitre/Alberta Ballet and repertory by George Balanchine, Roland Petit, Jean Louis Morin/Martha Graham Company and Brian Macdonald. Danielle has since performed  with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, The Banff Festival Company, Opera Ontario, AmpleMan Danse, Debra Brown, Productions Fila 13/Lina Cruz, Prometheus Dance Company and Zoé Dance. Danielle is also a freelance choreographer and has been commissioned to create works for  FDanse, SBDC, Endicott College and Brown University’s repertory dance company, to name a few. She is recipient of le 1er Prix du Jury from Le Festival International de Danse Encore. Danielle has been teaching classical ballet and contemporary/post-modern dance since 2002.

 

 

Is This Jazz? @ AS220 Main Stage
Apr 21 @ 8:30 pm – Apr 22 @ 1:00 am
Arkham Film Society: Image Of The Beast @ Psychic Annex
Apr 21 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Apr
22
Wed
Photo Bootcamp for Kids! April 20-24 @ AS220 Media Arts
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Mon-Fri, April 20-24, 11am-3pm, Cost: $200
Register online: shop.as220.org/products/dslr

This class will train students how to see the world and their surroundings in a new way, as well as what goes into making great photos. What they will take away from this Boot Camp will help them capture the images they have always envisioned. Students will be introduced to digital photography and encourage to learn from phone cameras to DSLRs. Through an overview of how a camera works and an introduction to general digital terms students will learn camera functions and basic photography concepts, in addition to editing tools. By the end of the week, through class lectures and daily assignments, students will have learned about exposure, composition, editing and purpose in photography.

Instructor: Alejandra Carles-Tolra


Alejandra Carles-Tolra is a Spanish photographer from Barcelona, Spain, living on the US East Coast. Her work examines the relationship between individual and group identity, and how the latter shapes the former. Questions regarding what defines it, the role the surroundings play and the threshold between individual and group identity drive and inform her work as an artist.
Her work has been published and exhibited internationally, most recently at CNN, The Huffington Post, Gup Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Flash Forward Festival and Valid Foto BCN Gallery in Barcelona. She has received several awards and mentions such as 21 New & Emerging Photographers by Lens Culture, Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña 2013 and was a winner of the Biennal D’Art Jove at the Fine Arts Academy of Sabadell in Barcelona. She has taught photography at The University of New Hampshire, Bryant University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Camera Eye Workshops, among other institutions.

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Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunchtime Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore // Wednesdays @ 12-1pm // only $5 per class! A one-hour beginner Vinyasa yoga that focuses on the foundations of classical Vinyasa flow, emphasizing movement and breath as synchronized experience. Attention to fundamental asana (postures) will prepare students for their flow sequence and is designed to help beginners develop their own practice.

Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Level Modern Dance with  Katie McNamara // Wednesdays @ 6:30-8pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes 

This open level class welcomes a wide spectrum of movers who want to explore fundamental physical connections and integrate those within expressive movement. The class begins on the floor in explorations of weight, momentum and range of motion in joints. Moving to a mid-level we will take time to condition the muscles within efficient patterns. In standing we investigate the dynamics of opposition in balance, gesture and weight shift to alas traverse the space across,  under and around.   All are welcome! 

Katie McNamara is a dance artist, a cook, a mother and a teacher. Along with her husband Olase Freeman, she co-directs their company, BaldSoul, within which they strive to find the locus where art and life coexist.  Their most recent work is parenting a beautiful boy, Kayin Effie. Katie spent her preliminary professional years in Philadelphia where she danced with Group Motion, Scrap Performance Group and Leah Stein Dance Company. She was deeply influenced by the city’s diverse artistic community and the raw spontaneity of it‘s stage.  During this time she also co-founded and directed the Bald Mermaids, named “best new modern dance company” by Philadelphia’s City Paper.  Her work has been shown at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia’s Painted Bride Art Center, the Carriage House, Galapagos Art Space, the Projekt Theatre (Dresden, Germany) as well as during the Silesian Dance Festival (Bytom, Poland).  Her recent choreographic residencies include Rhode Island College Dance Company, Providence College Dance Company, Roger Williams University and Salve Regina University.  Katie currently teaches Dance Composition at Dean College and has had a fourteen year career as a Pilates teacher-certified through Pilates Method Alliance. She is pursuing a MFA in dance at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The Moose Progress, Feng Shui Police, Sad Family, and Anthony Mattera @ AS220 Main Stage
Apr 22 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 23 @ 1:00 am
Apr
23
Thu
Photo Bootcamp for Kids! April 20-24 @ AS220 Media Arts
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Mon-Fri, April 20-24, 11am-3pm, Cost: $200
Register online: shop.as220.org/products/dslr

This class will train students how to see the world and their surroundings in a new way, as well as what goes into making great photos. What they will take away from this Boot Camp will help them capture the images they have always envisioned. Students will be introduced to digital photography and encourage to learn from phone cameras to DSLRs. Through an overview of how a camera works and an introduction to general digital terms students will learn camera functions and basic photography concepts, in addition to editing tools. By the end of the week, through class lectures and daily assignments, students will have learned about exposure, composition, editing and purpose in photography.

Instructor: Alejandra Carles-Tolra


Alejandra Carles-Tolra is a Spanish photographer from Barcelona, Spain, living on the US East Coast. Her work examines the relationship between individual and group identity, and how the latter shapes the former. Questions regarding what defines it, the role the surroundings play and the threshold between individual and group identity drive and inform her work as an artist.
Her work has been published and exhibited internationally, most recently at CNN, The Huffington Post, Gup Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Flash Forward Festival and Valid Foto BCN Gallery in Barcelona. She has received several awards and mentions such as 21 New & Emerging Photographers by Lens Culture, Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña 2013 and was a winner of the Biennal D’Art Jove at the Fine Arts Academy of Sabadell in Barcelona. She has taught photography at The University of New Hampshire, Bryant University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Camera Eye Workshops, among other institutions.

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Evening Yoga @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 23 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Evening Yoga Yoga with Jamie Arnold // Thursdays @ 6:15-7:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes
March is 2 for 1 Thursdays! Bring a pal and split the cost of class!
Class incorporates a seated centering and focus on breath connection which then leads to a gentle warm-up of the spine. After moving the spine in multiple directions, we will easily make our way to being on hands and feet and eventually flow through a simplified series of sun salutations to get the body warm. We will then explore balance postures, twists and back strengthening exercises and eventually make our way back to the floor for more restorative poses leading to savasana.

Jamie Arnold is a local yoga educator and performing artist. She has been teaching a regular gentle flow class at the East Side YMCA for 2.5 years and has taught yoga in some way shape or form through Squam Art Workshops, Now Yoga & Fitness, Fight2Fitness, Om Kids, Rhode Runner, Studio Exhale and AS220. Jamie received her 200 hour yoga teaching certification in the winter of 2012 through the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. For Jamie, yoga has helped her to truly be in the present moment, let go of stress and feel like weight has been lifted from her body.

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Speak Up Theatre Company Presents: La Negrita Chronicles @ AS220's Blackbox
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Speak Up Theatre Company Presents: La Negrita Chronicles @ AS220's Blackbox | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Speak Up Theatre Company Presents: La Negrita Chronicles

Frania Romulus’ play, LA NEGRITA CHRONICLES, will be showing in AS220’s Black Box Theatre at 95 Empire Street April 16-18 and April 23-25 at 7:00 pm.

TRIGGER WARNING: This play contains explicit content relating to racial violence (including racial slurs, harassment and discussing systemic violence), gendered violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault.

LA NEGRITA CHRONICLES is a comedic satire that delves into the intersection of racism and sexism on college campuses. Romulus brings mainstream stereotypes of all sorts to life to tell their hilarious and heartbreaking stories. Traditional theatre norms are broken and political incorrectness is embraced, revealing the unpleasant underbelly of our “post-racial” society. Through the story of one young woman’s journey, a startlingly accurate reflection of modern American culture emerges.

Opening night, April 16th, will feature a post show talkback with playwright Frania Romulus and director Cathy Braxton. The conversation will be moderated by Providence activist and Editor in Chief at Bluestockings magazine, Chanelle Adams.

Speak Up is a brand new theatre company founded by local New England artists. Our aim to is highlight traditionally unheard voices & stories. We believe that by changing the face of theatre in Rhode Island, by giving people of color, women, the disabled, immigrants, transfolk, or any marginalized person the platform to tell their story, we can be a part of the international movement towards inclusion and justice for all.

$15 General Admission
$10 Student
Free admission for Brown & RISD students

Video Trailer: https://vimeo.com/121951263

Brown Paper Tickets Link:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1369695

“Women of color are expected to suffer in silence, but I demand that my voice be heard.” – Frania Romulus.

Rap Round Robin Tour with BRZOWSKI, Lunchbagg, MJC, Height Keech, PT Burnem and Passalacqua @ AS220 Main Stage
Apr 23 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 24 @ 1:00 am

www.raproundrobin.com

Download (PDF, 2MB)

Selected press on past rap round robins.

Impose (photo gallery)
WYPR (interview)
Baltimore Sun (article)
Splice Today (interview)

Apr
24
Fri
Photo Bootcamp for Kids! April 20-24 @ AS220 Media Arts
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Mon-Fri, April 20-24, 11am-3pm, Cost: $200
Register online: shop.as220.org/products/dslr

This class will train students how to see the world and their surroundings in a new way, as well as what goes into making great photos. What they will take away from this Boot Camp will help them capture the images they have always envisioned. Students will be introduced to digital photography and encourage to learn from phone cameras to DSLRs. Through an overview of how a camera works and an introduction to general digital terms students will learn camera functions and basic photography concepts, in addition to editing tools. By the end of the week, through class lectures and daily assignments, students will have learned about exposure, composition, editing and purpose in photography.

Instructor: Alejandra Carles-Tolra


Alejandra Carles-Tolra is a Spanish photographer from Barcelona, Spain, living on the US East Coast. Her work examines the relationship between individual and group identity, and how the latter shapes the former. Questions regarding what defines it, the role the surroundings play and the threshold between individual and group identity drive and inform her work as an artist.
Her work has been published and exhibited internationally, most recently at CNN, The Huffington Post, Gup Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Flash Forward Festival and Valid Foto BCN Gallery in Barcelona. She has received several awards and mentions such as 21 New & Emerging Photographers by Lens Culture, Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña 2013 and was a winner of the Biennal D’Art Jove at the Fine Arts Academy of Sabadell in Barcelona. She has taught photography at The University of New Hampshire, Bryant University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Camera Eye Workshops, among other institutions.

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Speak Up Theatre Company Presents: La Negrita Chronicles @ AS220's Blackbox
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Speak Up Theatre Company Presents: La Negrita Chronicles @ AS220's Blackbox | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Speak Up Theatre Company Presents: La Negrita Chronicles

Frania Romulus’ play, LA NEGRITA CHRONICLES, will be showing in AS220’s Black Box Theatre at 95 Empire Street April 16-18 and April 23-25 at 7:00 pm.

TRIGGER WARNING: This play contains explicit content relating to racial violence (including racial slurs, harassment and discussing systemic violence), gendered violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault.

LA NEGRITA CHRONICLES is a comedic satire that delves into the intersection of racism and sexism on college campuses. Romulus brings mainstream stereotypes of all sorts to life to tell their hilarious and heartbreaking stories. Traditional theatre norms are broken and political incorrectness is embraced, revealing the unpleasant underbelly of our “post-racial” society. Through the story of one young woman’s journey, a startlingly accurate reflection of modern American culture emerges.

Opening night, April 16th, will feature a post show talkback with playwright Frania Romulus and director Cathy Braxton. The conversation will be moderated by Providence activist and Editor in Chief at Bluestockings magazine, Chanelle Adams.

Speak Up is a brand new theatre company founded by local New England artists. Our aim to is highlight traditionally unheard voices & stories. We believe that by changing the face of theatre in Rhode Island, by giving people of color, women, the disabled, immigrants, transfolk, or any marginalized person the platform to tell their story, we can be a part of the international movement towards inclusion and justice for all.

$15 General Admission
$10 Student
Free admission for Brown & RISD students

Video Trailer: https://vimeo.com/121951263

Brown Paper Tickets Link:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1369695

“Women of color are expected to suffer in silence, but I demand that my voice be heard.” – Frania Romulus.

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Live Arts Venues

Main Stage:
The AS220 Main Stage hosts over ten events a week and is a 200 capacity performance venue and gallery space. The venue contains 4 powered main speakers, three monitors, in house compression and efx, projection / dvd capabilities, and a 6 foot screen. A full inventory can be viewed here.  While the Main Stage hosts a wide array of artistic programming, it primarily is used as a concert venue. It is located at 115 Empire Street.

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Black Box:
The Black Box is an extremely versatile 90 capacity performance theatre. It has a surround sound system, Subwoofer, digital projector with 8′ X 12′  screen, and full theatrical lighting. The space focuses on theatrical and dramatic works and encourages users to customize the space to suit the needs of their production. The Black Box is on the first floor of 95 Empire Street.

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Dance Studio:
The dance studio hosts regular dance, yoga, and fitness classes and is available for rental for rehearsals and private instruction. The Dimensions of the marley floored room are  28′ X 42′ and it is equipped with mirrors, ballet barres, an easy to operate sound system and sunlight!

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Psychic Readings:
Psychic Readings is an intimate and mysterious multi-purpose room. It has a capacity of 45, but also has an “Annex Room” which moonlights as an art gallery. Psychic Readings is run in conjunction with the AS220 Artists in Residence on the third floor of the Empire Street building.

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