NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. – Vic has a thing for polka dots, Sticks a fondness for odd hats and even odder musical instruments. Both have a talent for music and a passion for protecting the environment.
With their talents and interests combined, Vicki and Rick Ethier created the Vic and Sticks Recycled Rhythm Band, a vaudeville-type show they performed at the Whitinsville Social Library on Thursday.
They sang about the circus and pirates and the environment, all the while making the audience part of the show. Children filled the library with the musicality of pebbles inside empty plastic bottles, talked like pirates, and showed off their knowledge of the new three R’s – reduce, reuse, recycle.
Vic mentioned they'd auditioned for America's Got Talent two years ago and were selected to go to California. Unfortunately, the judges didn't like them, she said, and they got the X. "But that's OK. We got to go to California,'' Vic said.
The performance was part of the library’s Summer Reading program funded by UniBank.
There are two more shows before the summer ends – Mr. Ed Balloon Man will entertain on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 2 p.m.; Alex the Jester Magician will entertain on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m.
No registration is required.