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Rick's List — Dark Web Clickbait Edition

"Don't go there!" scribe is warned.

Welcome to Golden Arches National Park

A new plan to bring in food trucks, offer Amazon deliveries and expand Wi-Fi service at national parks has one major problem: It doesn’t go far enough.

BIG TICKET

Upcoming concerts and shows

Hall & Oates — May 15, 16 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $95-$250

Iliza — April 17 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $40-$70

Juice Newton — Jan. 30 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $45

Aoife O'Donovan — March 11 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $45-$50

The Black Crowes — July 24 at Xfinity Theatre; tickets on sale now; $29-$135

Busta Rhymes — Dec. 14 at The Strand, Providence; tickets on sale now; $30-$45

 

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