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From Berlin to Portland, pianist Carolyn Swartz provides the sound for silent films and we preview her upcoming series of shows accompanying the Kinonik Film Series. We also send you to Belfast for the sensational, all local All Roads Music Festival.
Aimsel Ponti is a Content Producer at MaineToday.com and a music writer for MaineToday.com and the Portland Press Herald.
She has been obsessed with - and inspired by - music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She bought her first Rolling Stones record at a flea market when she was in 7th grade and discovered David Bowie a year later. She's a HUGE fan of the local music scene and covers it along with national musical happenings in her "Face the Music" column and with artist interviews that appear in print in the Portland Press Herald and online at Mainetoday.com. You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets. Aimsel is also the host of Music from 207 on 98.9 WCLZ and appears monthly on the News Center Maine TV show “207” to talk about...music of course.
Chadwick Stokes & The Pintos, Wood & Belsher and Women in Harmony
Written by: Aimsel Ponti
Chadwick Stokes and The Pintos
7:30 p.m. Thursday. Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland, $30 in advance, $35 day of show. rocklandstrand.com Chadwick Stokes fronts both Dispatch and State Radio and has released three solo albums. He and his band, The Pintos, are performing a handful of
shows this month to test-drive a batch of new songs before heading into the studio. You'll also hear some Dispatch and State Radio tunes during the
Rockland performance. At 6:30 p.m., a Here For The Music training will be offered. The program is for anyone who wants to learn different ways of dealing
with sexual harassment in the music industry. A $5 donation is appreciated, and you can register at chadwickstokes.com. Photo by Laura
Women in Harmony: A Concert of Hope
7:30 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday. Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students and
seniors. wihmaine.org Gather one and all to hear a 60-voice women's chorus explore hope and resilience through songs. Women in Harmony celebrates its 25th year as a
chorus that stands up for social justice and works to make a positive impact on the world through music and community involvement. A Concert of Hope will
include Ruth Haber's "Signs," written about the signs carried at the 2017 Women's March on Washington, as well as tunes by Sweet Honey in the Rock alum
Ysaye Barnwell and Dolly Parton. Sing it, sisters! Photo by Dylan Verner
Richard Wood and Gordon Belsher
7:30 p.m. Friday. Annex at Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, $20. chocolatechurcharts.org Light up your Friday night with some blazing Prince Edward Island Celtic music in Bath. Fiddler Richard Wood and guitarist/singer Gordon Belsher
get it done with an array of jigs, reels and other lively and enthralling Celtic-flavored tunes that will have you stomping your feet during some tunes
and glued to your seat enthralled for others. Both are veteran players who will knock even the thickest wool socks right off your feet with their engaging
performance. Photo courtesy of Chocolate Church Arts Center