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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 06-06-2019

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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VALLEY BREEZE LIVING EDITION | JUNE 6-12, 2019 ENTERTAINMENT 3 "She's a total powerhouse," Potenza said, adding that the two became friends when she paid SHS a visit a couple of years ago. "I invited her to come open … I try to support other women and anybody from Rhode Island. It's family." Justin Wiseman, who co-wrote songs with Potenza, will be traveling from Austin to play piano. Potenza's husband Ian Crossman, a Smithfield native, will also perform with her. While Potenza normally plays one show, she said it's always sold out in the past, so she added a second per- formance this year. "Chan's is one of my favorite places. I've been playing there for a while," she said. "I love the atmo- sphere." The Nashville resident auditioned for "The Voice" and made it onto the show's eighth season in 2015. She advanced three rounds, making it to the top 20, but was eliminated while competing for a spot in the top 12. Since the show, Potenza has released two solo albums: "Monster" in 2016 and "Road to Rome" on March 8, International Women's Day. She's also released albums as front- woman of Sarah and the Tall Boys. Co-written by Potenza and pro- duced by Jordan Brooke Hamlin, "Road to Rome" features 10 tracks, including "Earthquake," "Diamond," and "I Work for Me." "It's been really, really, really awe- some," she said. "I feel like I hit this one out of the park. I don't always feel that way." Potenza credits "The Voice" with being able to reach new fans, travel all over the world, perform music, and raise money to make the art that she wants to make, she said. Her "whole life changed so fast," she added. "This year and album in particular, I'm really coming into my own," she said. "It's a really special time for me." She said she's loosened up since her days on "The Voice" and is more fun in her music and clothing. Her style has evolved away from just Americana to "sugar pop blues," she said. While she's been touring and pro- moting the album, she said she's also working on a couple of new singles, as well as creating a pop-up show to sell merchandise at her shows featur- ing plus-sized clothing, and jewelry. Potenza, a 1998 graduate of Smithfield High School, was induct- ed into the school's Music Legion of Honor on May 21 and performed at the music department's spring concert along with the band and chorus ensembles. Her former music teacher Robert Cleasby was in atten- dance. "It was a really spiritual and spe- cial moment for me to be in that auditorium with him," she said. "It was definitely a hallmark moment of my life." Though Nashville has been good to the singer, she said she definitely misses Rhode Island. She's plan- ning to visit family this summer and will perform at the Rhythm & Roots festival Labor Day weekend in Charlestown. Chan's is located at 267 Main St. in Woonsocket. Tickets cost $20 for the 8 p.m. show, $15 for the 10 p.m. show and $25 for both shows. To purchase tickets online, visit www. htm . For more information about Potenza, visit . SARAH POTENZA, cen- ter, with ROBERT CLEASBY, her former music teacher, and the SMITHFIELD HIGH SCHOOL CHORUS on May 21. Potenza, a 1998 gradu- ate of SHS, was inducted into the school's Music Legion of Honor and performed at the music depart- ment's spring concert. POTENZA From Page One Dining Guide 74 South Main St., Woonsocket, RI 401-235-9026 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday Noon-8 p.m. Friday Specials Every Friday 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Eat-in or Take-Out Fish & Chips $9.99 Baked Haddock Dinner $9.99 Fried Bay Scallop Dinner $10.99 Fried Shrimp Platter $10.99 Steak • Seafood • PaSta TUESDAY WEDnESDAY ThUrSDAY SUnDAY A Southern New England Tradition We serve both! Sundays Only Noon - 8 p.m. ALL YOU CAN EAT FAmilY STYlE ChiCkEn AnY BUrGEr WiTh AnY DrAFT $10 Every Wednesday Night 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. $25 (dinner only) $35 (with bottle of wine or pitcher of beer) Choice of soup or salad, two entrées, coffee & dessert Every Thursday Night 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. ALL YOU CAN EAT RIB FEST Includes Prime Rib & Baby Back Ribs Only $22.99 DininG on the BlACkSTOnE Father's Day is Special Reservations Recommened Dinner specials including Lobster, Steamers, Prime Rib, Baby Back Ribs, Plus Our Regular Menu Sunday, June 16th Noon – 8 p.m. ALL DAY EvERY DAY Eat In Only Choice of Sauces 50¢ Chicken Wings

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