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Zemya and Spoonmaker's Diamond offer a taste of world melodies from far corners of the planet, bringing their distinctive styles and unique talents to Maine audiences. Performing together for the second time, both groups share a passion for the unifying, energizing power of music. view event
World melodies from far corners of the planet, bringing their distinctive styles and unique talents to Maine audiences. Performing together for the second time, both groups share a passion for the unifying, energizing power of music. The women of Zemya blend beautiful, edgy harmonies in a repertoire that celebrates folk traditions from the Balkans, Eastern Europe, the British Isles and the Americas. Directed by Deborah Gordon, Zemya singers include Joy Ahrens, Barbara Beckleman, Hildy Ginsberg, Abby King, Mischa Schuler, and Ann Swardlick. Spoonmaker's Diamond plays authentic and entrancing tunes from Turkey, Armenia, Andalusia, the Balkans and the Middle East. The quartet includes Steve Carpenter on percussion, Barbara Truex, strings and vocals, Steve Gruverman on woodwinds, and Joanne Rawlings-Sekunda, vocals and percussion. view event
While imprisoned in Ravensbr?ck concentration camp, French author Germaine Tillion secretly wrote an operetta that turned her own experiences into a powerful testament to the triumph of humanity. Satirical, searing, and altogether unexpected, "In the Underworld" is the English-language world premiere of the extraordinary operetta first produced in France in 2007. view event
unique and refreshing blend of soul, jazz, rock, and rhythm & blues, creating music that is both danceable and highly listenable. Ms. Jonson has an amazing background. She has toured with many of the best names in popular music, including Nora Jones, Meshell N' Degeocello, Sheila E., Ani Difranco, Rufus Wainwright, and many others. Accompanying her on standup and 11-string electric bass is Max McFarland on bass and Casey Hufnagel on percussion providing a solid and exciting rhythm track. Mehuman Johnson cut her teeth on old time gospel spirituals, straight ahead jazz, country blues, and classic rock and roll. Ms. Jonson delivers a powerful and punchy mix of "funky pulse-poet potions she calls folk hop for hip folk." "This performance resumes our well-received 3rd Friday Concert series and builds on the Art Walk routine by celebrating the arts," said Jennifer DeChant, executive director of the Chocolate Church. "Each concert highlights local musicians with a featured performer and two opening acts." According to DeChant, Giff Jamison and Stan Davis will each play before the Mehuman Jonson Trio. Giff Jamison's playing draws from folk, jazz and rock influences but his roots are country blues and finger style guitar. Empty prairies, slow rolling rivers, moon filled dreams, and lost travelers all find a place somewhere in his music. Stan Davis presents a mix of original songs, storytelling, and classic blues and folk tunes. His deep resonant singing, humor, emotional songs, and skillful guitar playing moves and entertain audiences. view event
Hair! Produced by Studio Theatre of Bath HAIR! Book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado Music by Galt MacDermot The "American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" tells the story of the "tribe", a group of politically active, long-haired hippie "flower children" of the "Age of Aquarius" living a bohemian life in New York City, and protesting the Vietnam war. Claude, his good friend Berger, their roommate Sheila and their friends struggle to balance their young lives, loves and the sexual revolution with their rebellion against the war and their conservative parents, and society. Claude must chose whether to resist the draft and stay true to his pacifistic principles, or succumb to the pressures of conservative America and risk his life in the Vietnam war. After the 1968 Broadway debut, a new genre was defined-"Rock Musical", with such favorites as "Aquarius", "Easy to be Hard", "Good Morning, Starshine", and of course "Hair", becoming widely popular, and hitting Billboard's "Hot 100" view event
singer-songwriter, on tour in support of new album "Love and Gravity" view event
From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers, comes this monster of a new musical, based on the 1974 comedic film masterpiece written by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder! This winner of the 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award is not without scary and hilarious complications. The story follows bright, young Dr. Frankenstein (that's "Fronkensteeen") as he attempts to complete his grandfather's masterwork and bring a corpse to life. With such memorable tunes as "Puttin' on the Ritz," "The Transylvania Mania," and "He Vas My Boyfriend," The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein is scientifically-proven, monstrously good entertainment... and the only place you'll witness a singing and dancing laboratory experiment, in quite possibly the largest tuxedo ever made. view event
Elements: Books Coffee Beer in Biddeford welcomes October Road Acoustic Duo (Jeff Line and Heather Ann McLellan) for a set of acoustic Americana and folk/rock music. http://www.octoberroadacoustic.com/ Drawing from their many and varied musical influences, Jeff and Heather have written numerous original songs and are constantly adding more. Both are published poets and enjoy writing about many different subjects but none so much as the bounty of New England: the rocky coast, the vibrant seasons, and the voice and moods of the sea. http://www.elementsbookscoffeebeer.com/events.html view event
traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock. Kingsley Flood open.
When future music historians look back at the strong currents circulating between the Americas in the 21st century, they will find Los Lobos, Calexico, and a charismatic, lanky Missourian singing tight harmony with a Southern belle rattling the jawbone of a donkey. David Wax and Suz Slezak form the artistic core of the David Wax Museum, and together they fuse traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock to create a Mexo-Americana aesthetic. Combining Latin rhythms, infectious melodies, and call-and-response hollering, DWM was hailed by TIME for its "virtuosic musical skill and virtuous harmonies" and has built a reputation among concertgoers all over the U.S, Canada, Europe and China for "kicking up a cloud of excitement with their high-energy border-crossing sensibility" (The New Yorker). With the release of Knock Knock Get Up (September 2012), David Wax Museum has reached a level of cross-cultural integration and musical fluency that allows them to speak electrifying and heartfelt poetry with a tongue that is wholly their own. view event
Come check out some great music for your Friday night! There aren't too many days left at Slainte so make them count! Joel Carpenter and the Effects Sam Ellis Wesley Moseman view event
bluegrass/folk view event
Through April 30. view event
works by Whistler, Homer, O'Keefe and many more American masters, plus "Spaces and Places" and "American Weathervanes." Through June 8. view event
Through June 1. small and rarely seen objects from diverse collections. view event