That’s entertainment: Twenty years ago


Cranston’s Bonnie Baggesen was the stage manager for “Damn Yankees,” starring Jerry Lewis, which opened at the Providence Performing Arts Center March 18. Her first professional theatre experience was as an apprentice at Trinity Rep.

“Return of the Jedi” wrapped up the Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition, and it was the best to date.

Tommy Makem, the legendary Irish folk singer, was at the Greenwich Odeum.

Motown legend Martha Reeves and the Vandelles starred in “Ain’t Misbehavin’” at PPAC.

Remember Matt Molloy’s O’Thentic Irish Restaurant and Bar at 76 Jefferson Blvd. in Warwick?

How about Brew City at 2299 Post Rd., where wings were 20 cents each and a personal pizza was 99 cents?

The West Valley Inn in West Warwick was going strong. On Sundays you could get a gallon of their famous soup to go for $6.75, or their “sauce” for $8.95. People lined up to take home their single-serving combo plate of macaroni, chicken, potted beef, French fries, bread and butter for $4.25,

The Kent in East Greenwich had a lobster roll for $8.95.

Steve Anthony and Persuasion, Brass Attack, Brass Force, Twyce and the Driftwoods were all making music at the Roxy on Park Ave. in Cranston.

Short Attention Span Theatre was still performing three plays for $6 at their present home at 95 Empire St. in Providence (now AS220).


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