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The North Providence Breeze 04-03-2019

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VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION | APRIL 3-9, 2019 ENTERTAINMENT 3 3 Ravens take the stage at BRT Saturday CUMBERLAND – Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., will present the trio 3 Ravens, featuring Donna Hebert, Lui Collins and Max Cohen, on Saturday, April 6, at 8 p.m. This new trio performs original music, instrumentals and traditional songs. Hebert is a Franco-American fiddler and composer three-times documented in Smithsonian collec- tions. Recognized in 2009 for "out- standing artistic achievement" by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Hebert founded and directs yearly participatory children's performanc- es at Old Songs and Philadelphia Folk Festivals and has appeared at Blackstone River Theatre with Chanterelle, the Panache Quartet, and Mist Covered Mountains. Hebert has earned eight appoint- ments as a master fiddler in the National Endowment's Master- Apprenticeship program. Folk singer-songwriter Collins has been on the scene for over 40 years, earning international acclaim for her music. The Boston Herald called Collins "a folksinger for our times" and the Boston Globe adds "one of New England's first and brightest stars." An accomplished guitarist, Cohen balances sensitivity with driving rhythmic power. Known for his work with Priscilla Herdman, Cohen creates an atmosphere that supports and cradles vocals with both ten- derness and strength, according to event organizers. Admission is $16 in advance and $18 on the day of the show. For res- ervations, call 401-725-9272. Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., will present the trio 3 RAVENS featuring, from left, Donna Hébert, Max Cohen and Lui Collins on Saturday, April 6, at 8 p.m. For reservations, call Blackstone River Theatre at 401-725-9272. Cicilline announces Congressional Art Competition PAWTUCKET – U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline announced the following details for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. Each spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by the members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artis- tic talent across the nation, as well as in our congressional district. The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school stu- dents in Rhode Island's First Congressional District which includes parts of Cumberland, Lincoln, North Providence, Pawtucket and Smithfield and Woonsocket. The overall winner of our district's com- petition will be displayed for one year in the United States Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other districts' contest winners. Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth. The artwork may be: • Paintings, including oil, acrylics, and watercolor • Drawings, including pastels, col- ored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers • Collage (must be two dimen- sional) • Prints, including lithographs, silk- screen, and block prints • Mixed media using more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc. • Computer-generated art • Photographs All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution. Students or teachers interested in participating should register by con- tacting Jakub Lis by email at jakub. lis@mail.house.gov or by phone at 401-729-5600. Submissions should be dropped off at the district office at 1070 Main St., Suite 300, Pawtucket, Monday- Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 26. A reception will be held the fol- lowing week to announce the win- ners. The first-place winner will also receive two free tickets to attend the National Winners Reception in Washington D.C. on June 24, or a $150 restaurant gift card, courtesy of Southwest Airlines. The second-place finisher will have their piece hung in the Congressman's Washington office for one year, and the third-place winner's work will get hung in the congressman's Pawtucket office for one year. All entries must be received with a completed Student Information and Release Form attached to the back of the artwork, to be signed by the student, a parent or guardian, and a teacher, and is available for down- load at https://tinyurl.com/y2vsgpgr .

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