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    Revels Kicks off the 31st Annual Cambridge River Festival

     

     

    Revels Kicks off the 31st Annual Cambridge River Festival with a Parade from Harvard Square to the Charles River at 11:30 am on Saturday, June 5, 2010.

     

    Besides being a long-standing herald of the arrival of summer, the Cambridge River Festival is a wide-ranging celebration of the arts in all its forms and a marvelous showcase for the diverse and local talent that populates this area.

     

    This year Revels has the honor of creating an opening ceremony for the festival. Led by the Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band, a parade of revelers including contingents from Behind the Mask Theater, American Repertory Theater, Central Square Theatre, Actor's Shakespeare Project, Improv. Boston and circus arts troupe "A Different Spin" will join a multitude of Revels singers, puppets, butterflies and a giant effigy of the late Cambridge storyteller Brother Blue as it processes to the mainstage on Memorial Drive. There, Revels favorite Janice Allen will lead the audience and chorus in singing "Song for Blue" especially created by Revels for the occasion. At noon a ceremonial bell will be rung, the festival will be declared open to the public and butterflies will disperse into the crowd.

     

    Find more information about the Cambridge River Festival, please visit http://www.cambridgema.gov/CAC/Community/river.cfm