18 The Patriot, March 21, 2012 SOUTH COUNTY ARTS SCOOP The great Eddie Trunk, who hosts his own very popular
radio show and is also one of the co-hosts of the outstand- ing VH1 Classic “That Metal Show” (TMS), went on quite a rampage about the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in the season opener of TMS. This is one of the most popular topics we have discussed
both here in the Arts Scoop and back when the column was called Rock N Roll Road Stories. Most of the e-mails and conversations that I have had with people have proven this topic to be equally passionate for the readers as well. The verdict is always the same, The Rock N Roll Hall of
Fame decision makers have failed repeatedly to echo the feelings of the fans as to who should or shouldn’t be in the exclusive club. Trunk and his cohorts listed five artists and questioned
why they are not in the Hall of Fame. It’s hard to argue with their list, which includes Deep Purple, Kiss, Rush, Iron Maiden, and the late, great Ronnie James Dio. We have made repeated cases for Deep Purple and even though I am not the biggest Kiss fan, I would certainly put them in ahead of some of the recent inductees such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers. It’s hard to imagine that these “ge- niuses” will get it right in the future, but we can only hope for the best or at least better. Mill Street Brews: Blues legend Johnny Winter will be at Mill Street Brews on March 30. The sixty-eight year old musician/producer has been at it for a long time and can still hang with the best of them. He is regarded as one of the greatest blues guitarists of all-time and also pro- duced several albums by Muddy Waters This is a great op- portunity to see the legendary guitarist in a small venue. The Mill Street Brews Club is located at 18 Mill Street in Southbridge. The Lucky Dog: Tribute bands Metal 101 and Fair
Warning will be at the Lucky Dog on Saturday night. Metal 101 plays the best of the heaviest bands including Anthrax. Fair Warning is one of the top Van Halen tribute bands in these parts and can help you get over the fact that you missed the real thing while they were recently on tour.
Ralph’s Diner: Ralph’s will be hosting the Airband
CD release show on Friday night with special guests Dan Burke, Danielle Lesard, Tilt-A-Whirl and Light Up Nancy. The Automatons, Get The Fear, Evil Streaks, and Brunt Of It! will have the joint jumping on Saturday night. Tammany Hall: The Ross Livermore Band, Ready Set
Flow, and the Jughead Band will be at Tammany Hall on Friday night. White Chocolate and Family Business bring the funk and soul on Saturday night. Bring your dancing shoes!
Jimmy D’Angelo Tribute show update: Rock mu-
sic enthusiasts will be happy to know that “The Bands of Jimmy D’Angelo’ Hanover Theatre show tickets are now on sale. D’Angelo will be reuniting with many of the great bands that he has been in, including The Joneses, Mad An- gel, Pretty Poison, and August. Worcester’s teenage senations The Joneses were
the brothers D’Angelo, Jimmy and Joey, Jamie Pease (RIP) and drummer Robbie Ziccaro. They have not played togeth- er in almost 40 years, which alone will be an unforgettable reunion.
Webster’s own Donni Thayer, who sang and played bass guitar in both Mad Angel and Pretty Poison, will also
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Talk of the TOWN
Coming soon! Local Buzz: Bartlett High graduate Chris Borelli
has some pretty cool recordings on line and appears to have a buzz going with some of his peers, which could lead to bigger things. Same for Oxford’s Raw Levy, who recently turned me on to some of his tunes when I ran into him at Isador’s Fruit and Deli in Oxford. Please send your comments to steev@patriotnewspaper.
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WLA To Sponsor
Whale of a (yard) sale The Webster Lake Association will hold a “Whale of a
(Yard) Sale”, on Saturday May 5, from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM at Memorial Beach, 70 Thompson Road, adjacent to the Webster Police Station. Please note location change from our previous 2 “Whale of a Sales.” Proceeds will go toward the Lake Management Program for invasive weed control.
Currently we are looking for vendors for our expanded
area, and the WLA invites crafters, artisans and others to participate for a fee of $20 for a 10’ x 10’ space. Please con- tact Pat Ramstrom at 508-243-5842 if you wish to become a vendor. “A Whale of a Sale” will also feature, gently used items
such as household items, small furniture, tools, books, DVD’s and CD’s, baby items, sporting goods, toys and games, home décor, pet supplies, seasonal items and bric- a-brac. Baked goods and beverages will also be available. If you have any items you wish to donate for our sale, please contact Marion at 508-949-8870.
Dudley PNA 75th Year Celebration April 14
DUDLEY - Seventy-five years ago during the great de- pression Group 2876 of the Polish National Alliance (PNA) was founded. The lodge was granted a Charter under the name “Wolna Polska”, or, “Free Poland Society” on May 7, 1936. The Dudley Polish National Alliance continues to offer scholarships to members and their children enabling them to continue their education at the school of their choice. This year two scholarships were awarded. Scholarships are available annually on both the local and national levels. The PNA is proud of its practice of donating books to the town libraries of Dudley, Webster, Charlton, and Oxford also to Shepherd Hill, Bartlett, Bay Path, and Oxford High Schools. The Lodge is also proud of its support to Dudley/ Webster Veterans through the towns Veterans Agents. At this time we are pleased to announce that Frank J. Spula, President of the National Office of the PNA (located in Chicago), as well as the Director and Commissioners of PNA District 1, will attend. The 75th celebration will be held on April 14, 2012, at
the Knights of Columbus Hall on Route 12 in North Gros- venordale CT. There will be a choice of 4 meals, music and dancing. For ticket information call Joseph E. Sendrowski at 508*943*8298.
Chris Borelli Eddie Trunk with Black Sabbath
be part of this historic reunion show. Special guests Char- lie Farren and Jon Butcher will also be on the bill to add even more local star power. Don’t miss this incredible re- union concert which will take place on Friday, June 23 at 7:30 p. m. Tickets are $25. JenniFire Art on Display: Cosmic Colors, artwork by JenniFire D’Andrea will be on display April 2-30 at Book- lover’s Gourmet, 55 East Main Street, Webster, MA. Meet the artist reception on Saturday, April 21, 2-4 p.m. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. Call 508-949- 6232. Hours: Monday 10-5, Tuesday-Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-5.
by Steev Riccardo, Patriot Staff Reporter
Eddie Trunk, on the town, and local art
289 Main Street PO Box 724 Webster, MA 01570
Cat of the Week - Thunder Hi. I’m Thunder, a one-year-
old male who was found aban- doned. I’m called “Thunder” because of the loud rumble of my constant purr. When it’s playtime at the shelter, I like to walk around and look in other cats’ cages to see if they have some food I might want. Sometimes I help myself by scooping out their food with my paw. I’m a character and also a very sweet boy. I hope you come visit me at the CCC. If you can’t adopt me, maybe you could sponsor me. Any-
one can sponsor a cat by giving a monthly donation for that cat. You give any amount you wish, & your name is placed on the cat’s cage as his/her sponsor (if you want). There’s no commitment. However, most sponsors usually try to continue their sponsorship until that cat gets adopted to his/her forever home. The CCC is also in need of volunteers for all shifts. We
have morning shifts, and afternoon/evening shifts 7 days a week. Please visit our website, stop by our shelter dur- ing open hours or call our Volunteer Coordinator Carrie at (860) 963-1298 for more information. We are also in need of supplies, such as bleach, towels, paper towels, toilet paper, wet and dry cat and kitten food, trash bags, and Clorox wipes. Any donations are greatly appreciated. They can be dropped off at the shelter when we are open. We also have some TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) Clinics
coming up soon. If you know of stray cats in your area, please call Trudy at (774)230-6108 and our volunteers will come and trap the cats. The cats will then be neutered, given their shots and flea/tick medicine, and then returned to the area. This is done to prevent cat overpopulation. It is a program that is free to the public. The next TNR clinics will be on April 22, May 6, and June 10. Also be sure to stay tuned for our upcoming Spaghetti
Supper and Annual Kitten Shower. These events are fun for the whole family. We can’t wait to see all our friends there! The CCC is located at 289 Main Street in Webster. We
are open Wed 3-6, Thur 1-4, Sat 2-5, and Sun 3-6. We can be reached at (508) 949-0779. For more information visit our website at www.ccatconnect.org
A lesson from Bartlett
Jr. High students We require students study history
and learn from our past. Last week we shared a letter from a Spartan boy training to be a soldier, life in an- cient Athens was significantly differ- ent. This week seventh grade student, Jolene DesRoches, wrote a response to the Spartan Cousin’s letter from an Athenian boy. - Lara DeRose, World History
Dear Spartan Cousin, Thank you so much for writing to me. It has been so
long since we talked last. Perhaps someday, your travels will bring you to Athens to visit us. Your life sounds much more difficult than when we were children. I can’t imagine the beatings you have endured, and being made to fight with those other boys. Are you friends with any of them? What happens if you have to fight one of your friends and you hurt them? I would feel terrible. In Athens we encour- age debate among men rather than violence. Mother and Father are fine, they send their greetings. And no, I don’t have to go to the army, and I don’t have to train. But I will have to take care of my parents when they are old age. I go to school every day and have been going since I
was seven. We own a slave that goes to school with me; he keeps an eye on me and makes sure I pay attention. We have about twenty other boys in the class and we have class outside. I tend to get distracted and not pay attention to the lesson. I like nature and being outdoors. But I have learned a lot in school, I have learned reading, writing and music. I don’t like reading all that much, it’s hard, I stutter sometimes and people laugh at me. I still have my toys we played with together when we
were children. Do you remember my yo-yo and hoops? Re- member how enthralled you were with our doll made out of wood. It sits in the corner now, as we are all grown. I go to the gymnasium almost every day to train and exercise. I might go into the Olympics. That would be exciting, but also a lot of work and time. I almost forgot to mention that my sister is getting mar-
ried in a couple of months. She is almost fourteen so she can marry now. Her life is very secluded. I’m not too sure about the man, he is thirty-four, but it’s not my choice. We all miss you and love you. Thanks for writing to me. Re- member to have faith and hope even when times get tough fighting for Sparta. You are a great cousin. Stay strong! Sincerely, Your cousin
Annual Easter Egg Hunt! DUDLEY - Whip-o-Will Stables will hold their annual
Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 1st 2012 from 1pm to 4pm Rain/Shine. Come help us find over 1,000 eggs! There will be Games, FREE Pony Rides, Prizes and Raffles. “Look & Learn” with the animals. Lunch and refreshments will be available from Dogs N’ Such. Cost is $5 for 12 years and under. Raffles/Games available for 2/$1.00. All services offered @ Whip-o-Will Stables are available at this event for purchase at discounted rates!
Visit our web-
site for more information or directions. See You There! Amanda @ Whip-o-Will Stables - www.whipowillstables.
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