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The Valley Breeze & Observer 01-09-2020

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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2 ENTERTAINMENT JANUARY 8-14, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION Fellswater opens Blackstone River Theatre's 2020 season CUMBERLAND – Blackstone River Theatre will present the Celtic music group Fellswater on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 8 p.m., at the theater, 549 Broad St. Fellswater is a dynamic Celtic music ensemble based out of Boston playing a wide range of music from tradition- al to modern compositions, drawing from the music of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Canada. Fellswater has performed at the New Hampshire Highland Games, Maine Highland Games, Colonial Williamsburg and the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo. The band has released three well-received albums, "Fellswater," "Thursday Night," and their latest album "Skipping Stones" released at Blackstone River Theatre in 2018. Fellswater appeared at the prestigious Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 2018. The eight-piece band features Kyle Forsthoff on bodhran and percus- sion, Elizabeth Ketudat on fiddle, Jim MacConduibh on acoustic bass guitar, Sarah MacConduibh on Irish flute, whistles and fife, Andrew McIntosh on Scottish smallpipes and border pipes, Chris Myers on vocals, guitar, and octave mandolin, Diane Myers on vocals, and David Cabral on cello. Admission is $16 in advance/$20 on the day of the show. For reserva- tions, call Blackstone River Theatre at 401-725-9272 or visit www.riverfolk. org for information. Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland, will present the Celtic music group FELLSWATER on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 8 p.m. Valley Talks begin Sunday at MoWC WOONSOCKET – Valley Talks, a series of biweekly historical lectures, will begin Sunday, Jan. 12. All events are free and take place at 1:30 p.m., at the Museum of Work & Culture. This year's series will focus on the Rhode Island Historical Society's 2020 theme, Spotlight Rhode Island, highlighting perform- ing arts and artists throughout the state. The series will kick off with "SOS: Saving our Stadium," a talk by Stadium restoration lead architect Dan Peloquin. In this presentation, Peloquin will share a first- hand account of the process to rescue and refurbish Woonsocket's own Stadium Theatre. Built in 1926, the Stadium was opened by Arthur Daman so locals could access high quality entertain- ment "right here at home." Peloquin will discuss this his- tory and how Daman's dream inspired the 1997-2001 restora- tion efforts, spearheaded by a small group of volunteers. Having been involved in every aspect of the restoration of the theatre and renovation of the Stadium Conservatory, Peloquin is uniquely situated to present on this beloved Woonsocket landmark. Seating is limited to 75 and is first-come, first-served. Other Valley Talks will include: • Jan. 26: Rhode Island International Film Festival Executive Director George Marshall presents on the his- tory of the festival, which began in Woonsocket, and screen 2019 Festival winner "A Sister." • Feb. 9: Former Providence Journal music critic Rick Massimo explores the history of the Newport Folk Festival through stories, music and images captured in his new book "I Got a Song." • Feb. 23: Writer Jeanne Douillard examines the initial move of French settlers from France to Canada, their trans- formation into British subjects, and their eventual immigra- tion to New England. • March 8: Paul and Denise Bourget discuss how they transform themselves into Brevet Maj. Gen. George Sears Greene and Mrs. Martha Greene and their ded- ication to historical reenacting. • March 22: Filmmaker Christian de Rezendes offers a preview of his historical docu- mentary series "Slatersville: America's First Mill Village" highlighting the French- Canadian portion of the story. Place your classified ad online at CLCC will hold open house events LINCOLN – Cumberland-Lincoln Community Chorus will begin its spring season with open houses on Tuesdays, Jan. 21 and 28, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at Wesley United Methodist Church, 55 Woodland St. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience a rehearsal, meet the director and members and have some snacks. Rehearsals are held every Tuesday evening. Harmony Heritage Chorus announces open rehearsals PAWTUCKET – Harmony Heritage Chorus, the Pawtucket chap- ter of Harmony Incorporated, an international organization of female a cappella singers specializing in the barbershop harmony style, will hold open rehearsals every Tuesday eve- ning at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 50 Park Place, at 7:15 p.m. Female singers of all ages and musi- cal backgrounds are encouraged to attend. The Harmony Heritage chorus is an award-winning chapter of Harmony Inc. that performs under the direction of Bob O'Connell, a director, per- former and musician. For more information, visit www. or call Barbara- Ann MacIntosh at 401-560-0073 or .

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