Archive for February 5th, 2018


The Barefoot Artist

February 5, 2018

The life and work of Lily Yeh

The documentary film by Glenn Holsten and Daniel Traub, The Barefoot Artist, will be shown on Thursday, February 8, 6:30 p.m., Sweet Tree Arts, Hope.

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Girls Rock

February 5, 2018

Yard Sail reuniting to perform 

The Maine Academy of Modern Music is pleased to announce that Yard Sail, the school’s very first all-girl rock band, will be reuniting for one night only to appear at the 2018 GIRLS ROCK! show at Port City Music Hall on Saturday, March 3rd.

Yard Sail, winners of the 2017 MAMM SLAM, have been on hiatus since their bassist Skyler Cummings and keyboardist Esme Howland left Maine last Fall to attend Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.  The group last performed locally at theirSee Ya Later! EP release party in August.


Each March as part of Women’s History Month, MAMM hosts its annual GIRLS ROCK! concert. The event is a celebration of girls’ involvement in music and will showcase the talents of MAMM’s students who will be performing a combination of solo and full band sets.

In addition to the concert, MAMM also hosts a Girls Rock! camp each summer. Young female rockers get to spend a week building their skills, networking with other like-minded girls, and learning tricks of the trade from various women from Maine’s thriving local music scene.

Tickets to GIRLS ROCK! cost $12 in advance and $15 at the door and limited preferred seating tickets are available for $20. The doors open at 4pm and the music begins at 4:30pm.

NEW THIS YEAR: MAMM will be hosting a FREE afternoon matinee event prior to the Girls Rock! show which will feature the school’s new MAMMOTH programs, including the MAMMOTH Brass Band, MAMMOTH Rock Chorus, and MAMMOTH Strings.

The matinee, which begins at 1pm, will include performances by the MAMM’s after school MAMMOTH programs as well as the MAMMOTH programs held in collaboration with a number of the school’s partner organizations such as Portland Public Schools and Scarborough Strings. Each group will be performing their own pieces and will all join each other onstage for one epic performance!

MAMM’s Girls Rock! is made possible with the generous support of 98.9 WCLZ, Maine Life Real Estate Co, Coffee By DesignMaine Magazine, and Port City Music Hall.

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