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Cowsills to play reunion show in R.I.
August 10, 2011
Camden, New Jersey

Surviving members of the 1960s pop group The Cowsills are reuniting for a performance in Providence, R.I., following the screening of a new documentary chronicling the band’s rise and fall.

The Cowsill family got its musical start in Newport, R.I. Three members fo the family are scheduled to sing at Veterans memorial Auditorium today after the premier of the film “Family Band: The Cowsills Story.” It is being shown as part of the Rhode Island international Film Festival.

Filmmaker Louise Palanker says the 90-minute film is a story of tragedy and triumph – of a family that seemed flawless on the surface but grappled with a physically and emotionally abusive father who was involved in the band’s promotion at every turn and a mother who chronically felt she came up short.

The fresh-faced clan served as the inspiration for the T show “The partridge Family.” The group’s hits included “Rain, The Park and Other Things,” which was featured in the movie “Dumb and Dumber,” as well as “Hair,” featured in the musical by the same name.

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