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The Valley Breeze & Observer 04-25-2019

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VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION | APRIL 24-30, 2019 ENTERTAINMENT 3 Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame welcomes six inductees PAWTUCKET – On Sunday, April 28, the unveil- ing of the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame's Class of 2019 inductee exhibits will take place in the Hall of Fame museum space in Hope Artiste Village, 999 Main St., at 2 p.m., followed by the 2019 RIMHOF Induction Concert beginning at 3 p.m., at the Met, also located in the Hope Artiste Village. The six Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame 2019 inductees are: Jon Campbell, Alan Fox, Claudia Lennear, Phil Madeira, Neal and the Vipers, and Rico Turchetti. Grammy Award-winning songwriter Phil Madeira will be joined by his bandmates from Emmylou Harris' band, The Red Dirt Boys, with Chris Donohue on bass and Bryan Owings on drums. Claudia Lennear, one of rock music's greatest backing sing- ers, will perform, and pedal steel guitar pioneer Rico Turchetti will be inducted. Neal and the Vipers will close out the festivities and bring up several of the more than one dozen former mem- bers of the band to jam. A scheduled April 26 Induction Concert for Jon Campbell has been post- poned due to illness and will be rescheduled at a later date. Alan Fox, founder of The Music School Inc., will be inducted at a future event as well. The 2 p.m. unveiling of the inductee exhibits on April 28 is free and open to the pub- lic; a ticket will be required for entrance to the 3 p.m. concert in The Met. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and can be purchased at www.themetri. com . All proceeds from RIMHOF's annual induction events go toward creating the museum displays, acquiring recordings and memorabilia, and digitizing that collection for permanent online access for future generations. LENNEAR CAMPBELL MADEIRA TURCHETTI FOX NEAL AND THE VIPERS Exhibit unveiling set for Sunday Early detection, hearing loss prevention focus of seminar by Tune In & Tune Up at BRT CUMBERLAND – The Tune In & Tune Up Rhode Island Musicians Health Awareness Program will offer a free health seminar on Wednesday, May 1, from 7 to 8 p.m., at Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St. The event will begin with an overview of what Tune In & Tune Up offers by co- chairs Don D.C. Culp, Dr. Al Puerini, and Russell Gusetti. Of particular interest is a new initiative to encourage prevention and screening. With a goal of encouraging annual wellness visits to a primary care physician, TI & TU is offering a $25 subsidy to the first 200 Rhode Island musicians or industry profes- sionals when they document an annual wellness visit with their primary care physician in 2019. Also speaking will be R.I. Music Hall of Famer Mark Cutler, best known as the frontman for the Schemers and the Raindogs. Having been diagnosed with throat cancer last year, Cutler will stress the importance of early detection. The focus of the seminar will be on hearing health and hearing protection. The featured speaker will be ear/ nose/throat specialist Dr. Brian Duff, M.D. Also speak- ing will be Culp who will discuss hearing issues from the perspective of being a drummer. Ed Plunkett, of the Providence Federation of musicians, will also discuss their upcoming May 15 clinic in conjunction with MusiCares where each par- ticipant will be custom-fitted with a special pair of noise- reducing earplugs, which can be worn on stage while playing, without interfering with the ability to hear the surrounding music. Rounding out the evening will be a short acoustic set by members of the Rock'n Docs, a band made up almost exclusively of practic- ing physicians. Tune In & Tune Up co- chair Culp explains, "While Tune In & Tune Up focuses on health awareness for the state's music community and its industry profession- als, we want it to be clear that our seminars are free and open to all as it features information that is important to everyone, the music com- munity but also those who go out and attend live music events." For more information, con- tact Russell Gusetti at 401- 374-6899 or rgusetti@gmail. com . Clarke and Lithgow offer strong performances in 'Pet Sematary' HHH While I cannot be accused of being a voracious reader, I am, by far, a purveyor of cinema. So, the fact that I've never read any of Stephen King's books may not make me the most qualified to compare his stories to their movie adaptions. I can at least put forth an opinion as to whether the films are good. Growing up in the 1980s, many of his books were made into films and some were downright bad. King himself has vehemently expressed his displeasure of Stanley Kubrick's ver- sion of "The Shining" even though it is considered to be a psychological horror mas- terpiece. A few years back, "Carrie" got updated and now "Pet Sematary" is get- ting the same treatment. Like all King stories, this one is set in Maine. Dr. Louis Creed ( Jason Clarke) moves from Boston to the far more rural New England state with his wife and two kids. Everything seems copa- cetic at first, tranquil even, but Louis soon encounters a situation that sets the course for a dangerous and wrought path. His discovery of a strange burial ground only complicates matters and his odd neighbor Jud ( John Lithgow) attempts to sway Louis from making a bad decision. But of course, chil- dren never listen and they take matters into their own hands and bad things really start to happen. I like Clarke, he's one of those solid actors who shows up everywhere and always turns in a good per- formance. He was in the last "Planet of the Apes" movie and also in the last JASON CLARKE, left, and JOHN LITHGOW star in the new ver- sion of Stephen King's "Pet Sematary." Film Unfiltered TOM BURKE See PET, Page 5

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