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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 11-14-2019

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10 ENTERTAINMENT NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE LIVING EDITION Blackstone River Theatre's Art Gallery will host an exhibition and sale of art- work by MARY ANN ROSSONI through Dec. 14, viewable two hours before and during scheduled theater events, in the upper and lower lobby of the theater, 549 Broad St., Cumberland. There will be an opening reception with the artist on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. This will be followed by a 30th reunion concert by Fuzek-Rossoni ($15 admis- sion for concert). R.I. Music Hall of Famers band together to benefit the Paul Murphy Ensemble PAWTUCKET – The Met, 1005 Main St., will hold a memorial fun- draising concert on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 4 p.m., to benefit the Paul Murphy Touring Ensemble at the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School. Murphy was a well-known jazz, R&B and blues guitarist who died in 1994 and the event marks the 25th anniversary of his death. He was posthumously inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame in 2018. Most of the musicians who will be performing were not only Murphy's bandmates and contem- poraries, but also some of his dear- est friends. In addition to a performance by the Murphy Ensemble, the program will feature sets by members of Murphy's band The Groovemasters with Gary Cummings and close associates Rob Nelson & The Robcats. Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame inductees on the bill are his friends Rizzz who will be joined by members of The Wild Turkey Band, and bands led by James Montgomery and Duke Robillard with whom Murphy recorded inter- nationally released albums. Murphy's career ended in 1994 when he died suddenly in Brazil at age 40 while on tour. The R&B and jazz ensemble at the music school was established in his name to honor his legacy and contribu- tions to the Ocean State's musical heritage. The group features horns, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals and is open to advanced high school and college age musicians by audition. Admission is $20. Tickets will be available at the door, but advance purchase is suggested. Visit https:// tinyurl.com/y6ot4q2q . Learn about WWII artist Draper Sunday LINCOLN – The Blackstone Valley Historical Society will pres- ent the program The Artist in World War II on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m., at North Gate Toll House, 1873 Louisquisset Pike. Join Park Ranger Joshua Bell from the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park as he traces William Draper's remarkable journey around the Pacific, using works of art Draper created along the way. William Franklin Draper was named after his grandfather, the Civil War Veteran and U.S. Ambassador to Italy. William Draper, the younger, was slight and had a quiet bookish- ness about him. When the United States entered World War II he vol- unteered his services as an artist and was eventually given a commission as a Naval Reserve officer and served as a combat artist. His assignments took him to the Aleutian Islands, Hawaii, and the South Pacific. Rossoni artwork exhibit opens Saturday Angelcat Haven will host Kitten Parties in December PLAINVILLE, Mass. – Angelcat Haven will host Kitten Parties on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5-6, from 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 14, from 2 to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Plainville Beagle Club, 154-80 Everett Skinner Road. The event features 20-minute small group socialization sessions with kittens. Tickets are $10 per person and are available at https:// tinyurl.com/vg4vfps . Every dollar raised will go back to the care of the kittens. Pre-registration is required. No refunds or time changes. Each ses- sion is limited to six people. All children under 18 must be accom- panied by an adult with their own ticket. There is a 5-year age mini- mum. It is recommended to wear long sleeved shirts and long pants when handling the kittens. No other pets allowed. Contact nora@angelcathaven.com with any questions.

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