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“Sing away Hunger” with Bill Harley and Keith Munslow

Join award-winning musicians and storytellers Bill Harley and Keith Munslow as they spin their magic at the “Sing Away Hunger” family concert to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank on Saturday, November 16. The musicians and their band of merry music-makers will perform two shows, at 11 am and 2 pm, at the Lincoln School Auditorium, 301 Butler Ave., Providence.

icecreamphotoTickets are $10 for general admission and $15 for reserved seats. Thanks to the generosity of the musicians, all of whom donate their time, and the Lincoln School, which donates its auditorium, all proceeds go directly to the Food Bank to serve families in need. Tickets are available at www.rifoodbank.org/BillandKeith or by calling 401-230-1673.

“This concert brings together the best of Rhode Island’s musical talent to create a joyful and hilarious experience that families can enjoy together,” says Rhode Island Community Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff. “The generosity of everyone involved makes this an important fundraiser for the Food Bank, as well as one of the most delightful musical events of the season.”

Harley earned Grammy awards in 2007 and 2009 for his albums Blah Blah Blah: Stories About Clams, Swamp Monsters, Pirates & Dogs and Yes to Running! Bill Harley Live. He published a children’s book, “Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year,” in 2013, and a new collection of children’s music,High Dive, in 2012. Harley received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. His songs span the generation gap, including favorites like “Zanzibar,” “Monsters in the Bathroom,” “50 Ways to Fool Your Mother,” “You’re in Trouble,” “Dad Threw the TV out the Window,” “Down in the Backpack” and “The Ballad of Dirty Joe.” For more information on Bill Harley, visit www.billharley.com.

Munslow has entertained thousands of children and adults at festivals, concerts, schools and libraries across New England. He earned Parents’ Choice Awards for two of his recordings, Accidentally on Purpose and Dressed Up for the Party. In 2006 he launched the Empire Revue, a high energy variety show featuring sketch comedy, music, improvisation and special guest performers. He has also creates original music for Perishable Theatre’s Show for Younger Audiences and the Manton Avenue Theater. For more information on Keith Munslow, visit www.keithmunslow.com.

The Rhode Island Community Food Bank currently serves more than 68,000 Rhode Islanders every month through their statewide network of emergency food programs. One in three of those served is a child under the age of 18.

image004The Rhode Island Community Food Bank is a non-profit organization located in Providence, RI. The Food Bank solicits, stores and distributes food products donated by supermarkets, wholesalers, food processors, local farmers and community food drives. The food is then distributed to the Food Bank’s statewide network of 178 member agency programs at 238 sites. In the past fiscal year, the Food Bank distributed 9.75 million pounds of food. For more information about the Food Bank, please visit www.rifoodbank.org.

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