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Cat's in the Cradle & Harry Chapin Band's in Roxbury

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The Harry Chapin Band performs in Roxbury on Nov. 4 Credits: Roxbury Arts Alliance
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ROXBURY, NJ - When you get a minute, count all the grains of sand on all the beaches of the world. Compare that tally to the number of times you've heard Harry Chapin's classic "Cat's in the Cradle."

Pretty close, right?

But few people get tired of sandy beaches, and the same is likely true when, yet again, you hear the first notes and words, of that 43-year-old heart-tugger : "My child arrived just the other day. He came to the world in the usual way."

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Harry Chapin died in 1981. However, you can enjoy hearing the song performed perfectly on Saturday - right here in Roxbury - by the Harry Chapin Band, an ensemble that includes Chapin's brother, Steve, and some musicians who played with Harry for decades.

The 7:30 p.m. show, at the Investor's Bank Theater in Succasunna, is being presented by the Roxbury Arts Alliance.

The non-profit organization operates on a shoestring budget and is hoping to fill the house Saturday to help defray the cost of hiring the 5-member Harry Chapin Band, the most expensive performer in this year's concert schedule. Tickets, available online, are $35.

The last time the band played at the Investor's Bank Theater, they filled the house quickly, so get those tickets soon. To read more about the band, check out this TAPinto Roxbury profile from 2015.

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