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    May 2, 2017

    Bands fill stage at Rock City

    Rock City Café, 316 Main St., welcomes back some favorite ensembles Friday and Saturday nights, May 12 and 13. The music runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday is reserved for People of Earth, which connects a local network of planets with a serious groove. The band’s music is mostly originals, but includes covers from the ‘60s through the ‘90s (including a fine catalog of ‘80s New Wave). The midcoast band features Alan ...

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    May 2, 2017

    Gritty blues and soul for Monday series

    The Monday Night Blues series continues May 15 with a 7 to 10 p.m. concert by the Regina Bonelli Band in the upstairs music room of Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Admission will be $10 at the door. Inspired by early blues and R&B legends of the 1960s and ‘70s, Regina Bonelli began singing and playing piano at the tender age of 5. Ten years later, after picking up a guitar, she was out on the New York City scene, ...

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    May 2, 2017

    Miners Creek at Sail, Power and Steam

    Rockport-based band Miners Creek will bring its own down home, Maine grown bluegrass music to the Sail, Power and Steam Museum Saturday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. Songwriting mother/daughter duo Resa and Emily Randolph play guitar and bass while blending their voices in high tight harmonies, while husband/father Whitney joins in on banjo and mandolin. The band will be debuting its new lineup with Jenny Karod on viola ...

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    May 2, 2017

    Harbor Square tunes on a Saturday night

    Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St., will conclude its winter music series for 2017 Saturday, May 13, with a 7 p.m. concert featuring The Lowdown and Will Brown. Regulars should note the day and time change from the usual Sunday afternoon, to avoid conflict with Mother’s Day. The Lowdown is a collaborative band merging the songwriting, instrumental and vocal skills of David Dodson, Mike Nickerson and John and ...

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    May 2, 2017

    Mother’s Day gospel concert

    The Hyssongs will present a concert of gospel music Sunday, May 14, at 6 p.m. at West Rockport Baptist Church, 545 Park St. Dell, Susan, and Richard Hyssong travel full-time as the award-winning Hyssongs. Their energetic family ministry combines vocal harmony, humor and brass instruments (trumpet and trombone). The group has been singing together as a family for 20 years. In that time, the Hyssongs have received ...

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    May 2, 2017

    A big band Mother’s Day in Camden

    The Hal McIntyre Orchestra, a 14-piece big band fondly termed The Band America Loves, will return to the downtown Camden Opera House for a special Mother’s Day concert Sunday, May 14, at 3 p.m. Last year, the orchestra performed the songs of Peggy Lee along with many other old favorites; this year, the master himself – Frank Sinatra — and his music will be highlighted. The band tours New England and the United ...

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    May 2, 2017

    DaPonte season coda in Rockport

    Cellist Scott Kluksdahl returns to Maine to perform with the DaPonte String Quartet in Schubert's much-adored Cello Quintet in C Major. Five performances of the DSQ’s final winter concert series, dubbed Memento Mori, will be presented. The local performance is Sunday, May 14, at 3 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. Composed during the last weeks of Schubert's life, the Cello Quintet is considered by ...

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    May 2, 2017

    Cross sails onto Strand stage

    Five-time Grammy Award-winning Christopher Cross will appear at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Sunday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. Cross is best known for his classic hits “Ride Like the Wind,” “Sailing” and the Oscar-winning "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" from the film starring Liza Minelli and Dudley Moore. Cross made history with his 1980 self-titled debut album, which won five Grammy Awards including — ...

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