SOLD OUT The Weight – A Tribute to The Band 12/4/15

Replicating the music of The Band, The Weight features Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante from The Band, Brian Mitchell and Byron Isaacs of the Levon Helm Band and Marty Grebb who worked with Rick Danko and Richard Manuel. They’ll perform the songs that’ve reverberated across history for decades including ‘Up On Cripple Creek,’ ‘Chest Fever,’ ‘Don’t Do It,’ Life Is A Carnival,’ ‘Ophelia,’ ‘Rag Mama Rag’ and ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.’

SMOKESTACK STUDIOS

Smokestack Studios is a collective studio of artists housed in Fall River’s historic Metacomet Mill. The mill, Fall River’s oldest standing textile mill, sits directly above the Quequechan River, and looks out under the Braga Bridge into Battleship cove. The thirteen artists housed in Smokestack Studios work in a diverse range of mediums and styles. Although the artists work independently, there is a strong culture of mentorship and collaboration woven into the fabric of the studio, especially because the group includes teachers and their former students, husbands and wives, and parents and their children. This exhibit showcases works by twelve artists, who draw inspiration from many different sources, but are influenced by each other and by the post-industrial landscape they inhabit together. Participating Artists: Eck Follen Gail Fredell Brad Herzlich Carrie Hyde Tyler Inman Alphonse Mattia Isabel Mattia Nora Rabins Rosanne Somerson Charlie Swanson Sira Udomritthiruj Nick Ventola Opening reception will take place on Saturday, October 17th from Noon – 2:00 p.m. Admission is free. The public is cordially invited.

SEASON PASS RAFFLE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to everyone who purchased a raffle ticket.

Grand Prize winner of two tickets to every concert until 11/13/2016 plus five reserved tables = BRIAN DAVIS

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2nd Prize winner of two tickets to every concert until 11/13/2016 = ALLAN MAWHINEY

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3rd Prize winner of two tickets and a reserved table to two concerts = JIM RICCI

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4th Prize winner of two tickets and a reserved table = MICHELLE SIMPSON

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5th Prize winner of a $75 Narrows gift card = STEVEN SITRIN

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6th Prize winner of a $50 Narrows gift card = MARIA DESISTO

SOLD OUT Iris DeMent 11/14/15

The last of fourteen children, born in Arkansas and raised in Southern California, DeMent spent her childhood immersed in gospel and traditional country music. Infamous Angel, initially issued on Rounder in 1992, before being picked up by Warner Bros., immediately established her as a promising and talented artist. Its 1994 follow-up, My Life, earned a Grammy nomination in the Contemporary Folk category and her 1996 album, The Way I Should, which addressed political, as well as personal themes, brought her a second nomination. Along the way, several of DeMent’s songs became cultural touchstones. ‘Let The Mystery Be’ found its way to MTV Unplugged as a duet by David Byrne and Natalie Merchant. ‘Our Town’ was played over the farewell scene in the series finale of Northern Exposure. Merle Haggard, invited her to tour with his legendary band ‘The Strangers,’ sitting in as piano player and later went on to record two of her songs, ‘No Time To Cry’ and the gospel tinged ‘The Shores of Jordan.’ She’s recorded and toured extensively with John Prine, singing four duets with him on ‘In Spite of Ourselves,’ and had a minor role in the motion picture ‘Songcatcher,’ as well as contributing a song to its soundtrack. In 2004 she recorded the gospel album, Lifeline. ‘I took a bunch of old church songs I love…songs I’ve sung since as far back as I can remember, and sat down at a worn out, warbly piano with some tape rolling.’ One of the songs caught on that tape, was her rendition of ‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms,’ the song the Coen Brothers, in 2010, chose to run over the closing credits of their remake of the classic western ‘True Grit.’ And now, 23 years after her debut album ‘Infamous Angel,’ DeMent is busy preparing for the August release of her latest work ‘The Trackless Woods,’ a collection of 18 poems written by the late Russian poet Anna Akhmatova and set to music by DeMent. More on that to come! DeMent continues to tour extensively, singing the songs she loves: ‘My mom, who sang all the time, straight up to the end, said to me one day, not long before she died: ‘singin’ is prayin.’ Even though I’m not religious in the way I was brought up to be, I understand what she meant. That’s what it feels like for me, too. We’re always linked to things bigger than ourselves but when I’m singing is when I most know that. It’s a good place to go…as often as possible!’

Solace

The Narrows and People, Incorporated are pleased to share an experience between individuals from People, Incorporated with various abilities and artist Vania Noverca Viveiros who, in conjunction, have achieved an impassioned purpose and celestial peace. We are proud to present these extraordinary pieces of work and celebrate the accomplishment of the group as a whole and the individual artists in their expressionistic paintings. People, Incorporated was founded in 1968 by parents of people with disabilities who were seeking better quality and more diverse services for their children. Today, the organization offers employment training and job development, day habilitation, children’s services including early intervention, parenting programs and child care, community and family support services, and residential services. When the storm had passed and the winds have changed be still blue waters and solace came. – Vania Noverca Viveiros Reception will take place Tuesday, November 17 from 5 – 7 pm.