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Aimsel Ponti

Aimsel Ponti is a Content Producer at and a music writer for 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 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 of course.

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Posted: January 15, 2014

John Hiatt & Lyle Lovett FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY for tonight's sold-out Merrill show-Winner Chosen!

The hottest tickets in the world…for today at least

Miracle in the Press Herald newsroom. I’ve just been handed TWO TICKETS to tonight’s sold-out John Hiatt & Lyle Lovett show at Merrill Auditorium in Portland. And guess what?


Time is of the essence so let’s get right to it.

Wanna win?

WRITE A HAIKU about your love for either of both of these gents.

(and in case you need a refresher, a haiku is a three line poem. Line 1 = five syllables, line 2 = seven syllables, line 3= five syllables

Here’s an example:

What a great contest!

Lyle Lovett rocks my world

Haitt’s also cool

Here’s what you need to do:

Post  your haiku in the comment section of this blog post by 3 p.m. today! Winner will be selected and notified by 4 p.m.

And, because I’m awesome and because the Press Herald is so close to Merrill, I will stick the tix in an envelope and drop them off at the box office for you!

Ready? Set? Haiku! You can do this!

AND WE HAVE A WINNER!!! Congrats to Sonya Durney who wrote this:

She was a waitress

words from a Lyle Lovett song

’bout a girl who shares my name


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