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The Valley Breeze & Observer 06-07-2018

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 & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION | JUNE 6-12, 2018 ENTERTAINMENT 5 tainers. It fuses painting, music, and dance to create a unique visual experience inspired by Biblical and classic fable themes. It features Coté, Blue Man Group's Kyle Harris, Richard Davia of the Sound of Gravity, Gerrit Curti of Raven King, The State Ballet of Rhode Island, and others. Themes will vary from Adam and Eve to Sleeping Beauty. "The performance will be almost theatrical," Coté said. He will likely use a 48-foot by 72-foot canvas for this event. "I'll present the work I end up producing and I'll gift it to the city of Providence," he said. He thanked the city for integrating him into the festival. Area residents are encouraged to attend PVDFest ready to be enter- tained. "They're going to see some- thing they've never seen before," he said. "It's new and fresh, unusual and edgy, and the audience will love it." To learn more about Coté and see some of his work, visit his website at www.paulmcoteart.com . For the fourth year, Mayor Jorge Elorza, the city of Providence's Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and founding creative part- ner FirstWorks is hosting PVDFest. Providence's world-renowned art, culture and culinary community join forces with artists from across the country and world to deliver "a once-in-a-lifetime experience," say organizers. Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transform the city in a multi-arts takeover of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence. Visit www.pvdfest.com for more. classroom, and, most significantly, in the family. Mental health pro- fessionals rose up in one voice to proclaim that traditional parent authority wreaked havoc on the young psyche. This fiction was the centerpiece of their campaign for the so-called "democratic" family. "Because I said so" – which is mere affirmation of the legitimacy of the authority of the adult in question – was replaced with "What do you think, honey?" And the snowball began rolling downhill. The paradox is that giving chil- dren power in their relationships with adults weakens rather than strengthens them. As it erodes their sense of security, it increases their sense of vulnerability. As the feeling that adults can't be relied upon (i.e., a sense of helplessness) grows, so does resentment and lack of respect. Defiance of adult authority is intoxi- cating to a child, but like all intoxi- cants, it is ultimately self-destructive. Almost without exception, par- ents who describe depressed teens describe belligerent, disrespectful teens. Likewise, when these parents – those of them who can straighten their backbones, that is – begin to calmly and purposefully reclaim their natural authority, their kids begin to get better. Respect for adult authority on the part of a child is a good thing for his or her parents, but it's an even bet- ter thing for the child. Family psychologist John Rosemond: johnrosemond.com, parentguru.com. PARENTING From Page 2 PVDFEST From Page One Modern Artist PAUL COTÉ, a Woonsocket High School graduate and Cumberland resident, will perform at an opening night gala with DJ Chakram on Friday, June 8, and the Main Stage Sunday, June 10. ACROSS 1. Absence of diffi- culty 5. Preserve a dead body 11. Gratitude 14. Grads may attend one 15. Less difficult 18. Visionaries 19. Fish-eating bird 21. Indicates near 23. '69 World Series hero 24. Scandinavian mythology source 28. Pop 29. Rapper __ Ham- mer 30. Senses of self-esteem 32. Hormone that stimulates the thyroid 33. __ Farrow, actress 35. Electronic data processing 36. Baby talk (abbr.) 39. Slender, snake- like fish 41. Air Force 42. Computers 44. Ecological stage 46. Wings 47. In the course of 49. Laid back 52. Jewelled head- dress 56. In slow tempo 58. __ Falls 60. Corrections 62. Periods in one's life 63. Hyphen DOWN 1. Body part 2. Large primates 3. Retch (archaic) 4. Sea eagle 5. Genetically dis- tinct geographic variety 6. Category of spo- ken Chinese 7. Barium 8. Consumed 9. Chinese dynasty 10. NFL great Randy 12. Ireland 13. Palm trees 16. Fungal disease 17. Tall plants with slender leaves 20. Affirmative! (slang) 22. Potato state 25. Delaware 26. A way to develop 27. Associations 29. Woman (French) 31. Sunscreen rating 34. Brew 36. One who leads prayers 37. Indigo bush 38. Burn with a hot liquid 40. Citizen (senior) 43. Scads 45. Morning 48. Straight line passing from side to side (abbr.) 50. S-shaped line 51. Small, thin bunch 53. Worn by ex- posure to the weather 54. Mars crater 55. Humanities 57. Of the ears 58. "The __ Degree" 59. Type of residue 61. Keeps you cool Answers to this week's crossword puzzle can be found on page 8. 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