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    Music

    Formed after Haiti’s earthquake, Lakou Mizik spreads the joy of its homeland through music

    The band will bring its fresh take on traditional Haitian music to Rockland's Strand Theatre on Friday and Portland's Space Gallery on Saturday Read on

    Posted: April 10, 2017
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    Q&A with prolific pianist George Winston, on his way to Portland

    Just off the release of his 14th solo album, Winston is playing a sold-out show at One Longfellow Square. Read on

    Posted: April 10, 2017
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    MAMM SLAM

    Six bands move onto MAMM Slam finals

    The first round of the MAMM Slam high school rock band competition was Saturday, when judges selected five finalists to move onto the next round on May 13 at Empire. They are: The Asthamtic, Mikayla Gallows, Liam Swift, The Rubber Band and Yard Sail. Joining them in the finals is Spacehaven, the winner of the MaineToday… Read on

    Posted: April 10, 2017
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    Classical Music

    Back Cove music festival opens Friday, for the first time without its founder

    Conceived by the late Elliott Schwartz, the festival is in its ninth year. Read on

    Posted: April 5, 2017
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    Music

    Sax and piano ensemble, melodic punk, Pink Floyd Tribute and Irish enchantment

    Catch shows this weekend from Alliage Quintet, Brit Floyd, Borderlines with Battery Steele and Celtic Woman Read on

    Posted: March 31, 2017
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    MAMM SLAM

    MAMM SLAM 2017: THE BANDS

    About MAMM SLAM | Complete rules The Maine Academy of Modern Music (MAMM) is thrilled to introduce the contestants in the 2017 MAMM SLAM: Maine’s High School Rock Off. The MAMM SLAM is a statewide competition, open to bands and solo artists, designed to provide young, career-minded musicians with an educational platform through which to gain performance… Read on

    Posted: March 29, 2017
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    MAMM SLAM

    MAMM Slam: Wild Card

    Send your favorite band straight to the MAMM Slam finals by voting in MaineToday’s Wild Card poll. Voting ends at noon on April 8, the day of the preliminary round of live performances at Bayside Bowl in Portland. Listen to and learn more about all the bands here. View Survey Having trouble viewing the form?… Read on

    Posted: March 28, 2017
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    MAMM SLAM

    MAMM SLAM 2017: Nakoa Parsons

    MAMM SLAM: The Bands | About MAMM SLAM | Complete rules Nakoa Parsons Orono High School Nakoa Parsons (electric and acoustic guitar) A solo performer from Milford, Nakoa Parsons picked up the guitar in November 2011 and has been taking lessons ever since. He is influenced by many classic metal artists, including lron Maiden, Metallica,… Read on

    Posted: March 28, 2017
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    MAMM SLAM

    MAMM SLAM 2017: The Doug Quaids

    MAMM SLAM: The Bands | About MAMM SLAM | Complete rules The Doug Quaids Casco Bay High School Thomas Shadis (guitar, vocals), Aidan Carter (drums) and Simi Kunin (guitar) The Doug Quaids seek to continuously refine their sound and remain involved in the local music scene. Frontman Thomas Shadis’s songwriting consists of satirical criticisms of… Read on

    Posted: March 28, 2017
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    MAMM SLAM

    MAMM SLAM 2017: The Rubber Band

    MAMM SLAM: The Bands | About MAMM SLAM | Complete rules The Rubber Band Windham High School Dave Young (guitar), Seth Martin (bass) and Deven Young (drums) The Rubber Band is a trio of guys from Windham who play good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll. Dave Young is the guitar man, Seth Martin plays bass and Deven… Read on

    Posted: March 28, 2017