Sep 27, 2016



Category: News Room
Posted by: Craig


Danny Klein is one of the founding members of The J. Geils Band. This is classic J. Geils Band material with the unique sound that a group of veteran and talented musicians brings to it. Not your mama's cover band, for sure! Songs you will hear include: “Freeze Frame,” “I Do,” “Centerfold,” “Musta Got Lost,” “Love Stinks” “Houseparty” plus more.
Klein went to Worcester Poly Tech from 1964-1966 where he met J. Geils and Magic Dick. They formed a jug band, mostly acoustic music with Geils getting into electric guitar. He asked Klein if he wanted to play drums or bass. They decided on a washboard bass for Danny Klein and though the band went through "lots and lots of drummers," they eventually hooked up with ex-Hallucinations percussionist Stephen Jo Bladd and his vocalist, Peter Wolf. The formation of the official J. Geils Band began a long and historic rock & roll ride starting with 1970's self-titled Atlantic release, The J. Geils Band, up to 1984's You're Gettin' Even While I'm Gettin' Odd.
Danny Klein’s Full House will perform on the Main Stage, free of charge, Saturday October 8th at 7:30 PM. 
Jeff Gamache, Autumnfest Chairman says, “It’s going to be a real house party with the music of The J. Geils Band on Saturday night. We are also bringing new and varied acts this year. Visitors to Autumnfest will be pleasantly surprised by the different talent.”
Panfilov Performing Pet Show makes their 1st appearance at Autumnfest this year. Panfilov trained dogs (Jack Russell Terriers) and cats have been performing for audiences around the world since 2000. Andriy Bilobrov, trainer of the dogs says, “This is the most intelligent, fun and entertaining dogs in the world. They will be happy to meet you and surprise you with their ability and desire to show real circus tricks.” Mayya Panfilova’s genuine love of her performing house cats radiates from every gesture that she makes during her show. Proving that it is not only possible to train these independent, self-absorbed felines, Mayya demonstrates that the training and performance must be built on a foundation of love, care and concern. Few shows have this level of talent to delight and entertain the entire family from Grandma & Grandpa all the way to the 3 or 4-year old. Mayya and Her Performing House cats are the big finish to this great show. Panfilov Performing Pet Show will have 3 performances on the Main Stage at Autumnfest on Saturday October 8th at 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM, 6:30 PM and 2 performances on Sunday October 9th at 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM.
Also making his inaugural appearance at Autumnfest is Illusionist David Garrity. "IllusionQuest" is an exciting, family-oriented, magic and illusion spectacular! Illusionist David Garrity and his magic team appear out of thin air, pass through solid objects, perform lightning fast transpositions and may even make someone from the audience float in the air! The performance also features audience participation, situational comedy and is set to a custom-edited musical score! David has appeared on television, performed at hundreds of corporate events around the country and is a featured illusionist at Six Flags New England since 1992. David will perform on the Main Stage at Autumnfest on Saturday Oct. 8th at 3:30 PM and Sunday October 9th at 5:00 PM. He will also be making appearances on the Kidsfest stage Saturday and Sunday.
Autumnfest is held every Columbus Day Weekend (October 8, 9 & 10) at World War II Memorial Park, Social Street, Woonsocket.

Harvey Weinstein's attorney says the Hollywood producer will plead not guilty to sex crime charges involving two women. Defense attorney Ben Brafman says he's seeking to dismiss charges and believes his client will be exonerated. After surrendering to four counts of sex crimes including rape at a Manhattan precinct this morning, Weinstein posted one-million-dollars cash bail at his arraignment.        A teacher and a student are hurt after a shooting at a school in Indiana. Police say that the situation is contained at Noblesville West Middle School, located just northeast of Indianapolis, and the shooter is in custody. The shooter is a male student. The shooting comes a week after 10 people were killed at a school in Santa Fe, Texas.        President Trump is telling Naval Academy graduates that the U.S. is respected again around the world. Trump addressed the U.S. Naval Academy commencement ceremony today. He called the U.S. military the most powerful and righteous force in the world.        Marine Corps helicopters are on standby incase residents near the Kilauea [[ KILL-uh-WAY-uh ]] volcano need to be evacuated. Authorities are concerned they'll need to evacuate people by air if molten rock or huge cracks in the ground block the last escape route out of the Pahala area. A third flow of lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano started streaming into the ocean yesterday.        Residents in Ireland are voting today to legalize abortion. Voters taking part in the historic referendum will decide whether to repeal the eighth amendment to Ireland's constitution, which restricts abortion unless the mother's life is in danger. If repeal wins, new abortion laws will be discussed in Ireland's parliament.        Millennials are traveling to big cities for Memorial Day. Travel expert Jeanenne [[ juh-NEEN ]] Tornatore says the busiest destinations will be Chicago, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Orlando. Tornatore also says millennials are interested in shorter, more frequent trips throughout the year to see their favorite artists and experience major events.