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By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 4, 2013

As usual, the kickoff is the Taste of the Valley (formerly Taste of Pawtucket) on September 6, where a section of Roosevelt Avenue will be roped off for people to wander around, sampling food from dozens of the best restaurants and food purveyors in the Blackstone Valley. Jorge loves the fact that he can always find old friends that he grew up with in Pawtucket at this event. There will be a great variety of cuisines available from a wide assortment of ethnic restaurants and also plenty of old fashioned American food. (We’re not exactly sure what that means, since it’s all American food now.)

One special event you won’t want to miss this year will be the annual Pops In the Park concert in Slater Park on September 22. Starting at 3:30 pm, this year’s concert features a rare appearance by that epitome of the American family band, the Cowsills. Those who remember the 1960s know that the group had three top 10 hits (“The Rain, the Park & Other Things,” “Hair,” “Indian Lake”) and that they were the inspiration for the popular television series, The Partridge Family.

The Cowsills, who still sound magnificent, as they proved at their RI Music Hall of Fame induction concert earlier this year, will be followed by a performance from the Rhode Island Philharmonic.

There are so many events taking place related to the Arts Festival throughout September that, rather than reprint everything going on, we’ll direct you to the event’s website: pawtucketarts festival.org.

Have fun, and see you in The Bucket.

Send Redzone and Pulitzer-grade tips to p&j@phx.com.
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