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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 10-11-2018

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. @ @ Living THE VALLEY BREEZE OCTOBER 11-17, 2018 QUICK INDEX Calendar 10 Entertainment 2 Movies 5 Parenting 2 Real Estate 9 Recipe 7 Classifi eds 12 My Life RHEA BOUCHARD POWERS CUMBERLAND – Legendary singer of Prince fame and Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame inductee Brenda Bennett will perform her new CD "Once Again" in order and in its entirety on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m., at the Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St. Joining Bennett will be her co-pro- ducer and engineer on the album, George Dussault on guitar and vocals, along with Betsy Listenfelt on acoustic guitar and vocals, Sharlene Denardo on bass, Matt Demick on drums, and Theresa Ronan on keyboards. There will be a 30-minute opening set by "How's About Charlie," an acoustic vocal trio from Providence featuring Amanda Centrella, Nicole Gauthier, and Beth Killian. In the mid 1980s, Bennett, who had recorded and sung the world over as a member of the platinum-selling groups Vanity 6 and Apollonia 6, as well as one of the stars of the iconic film "Purple Rain," was to record a solo album under the guidance of her mentor Prince. It never came to be. After a farewell concert in 2016, Bennett told journalists she planned to take it easy. The possibility of a second album after her solo CD of 2011, "A Capella," was not out of Brenda Bennett honors Prince's death with album, local performance By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor Popcorn Last Thursday evening as I was get- ting ready to hunker down in front of the TV to watch the Patriots play, I made a game-time decision of my own that involved popcorn. Unlike some family members both past and present, all of whom carry the Powers popcorn gene, I am not really a popcorn freak. I am more what you might call a situational eater. On the rare occasions when I enter a movie theater, I need a bag of popcorn. Fully realizing that it will taste like crap and disappoint, I still have to have it. Even knowing that pound per pound it may be more expensive than caviar and nowhere near worth the money, I will shell out big bucks for the dubious pleasure of mindlessly stuffing it into my mouth as the plot on the screen unfolds. It has everything to do with the scent. The second automatic trigger is football. As the pregame hype unfolds on the screen, I dash off to the kitchen to make a bowl of pop- corn. Almost without fail, by the time the game actually starts, the popcorn is already eaten, but that's OK. There was the game and there was popcorn. Another weird thing about popcorn is that I even like it stale, another learned behavior that goes back to the old St. James School in Manville. Back then, the nuns used to earn a See RHEA, Page 6 See BENNETT, Page 8 Johnston, RI 1764 Mendon Road (McDonald's Plaza) Cumberland RI 02864 401-334-7317 Hours: Mon. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tue.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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