PARIS – Act V will perform ’50s and ’60s rock and pop at the Smilin’ Moose Publyk House and Tavern from 6 to 8 p.m. today in celebration of Valentine’s Day at Market Square.

Sally Jones, Jeanie Stone and Bob Elliott are familiar faces in the western Maine music and theater communities. Their musical backgrounds include choral, classical, church, pop, folk, opera, show tunes – and now rock ‘n’ roll.

Jones has long been active in theater productions in the Oxford Hills as both a director and an actor. Her singing career dates back to the ’60s when she sang folk for several years on Cape Cod. She also sang and acted in New Jersey and Florida.

Stone’s background is as a trained choral singer. Her first performance was at the Opera House in Norway in the 1959 high-school production of “HMS Pinafore.” She studied choral music at Westminister College and has been singing in choirs, community choruses and plays for most of her life.

Elliott, like Stone, comes from a musical family. He traveled the Northeast singing folk music in the ’60s and performed at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. He was singing on Cape Cod when Jones was there. Although they worked the same clubs and both were singing folk and pop, they never bumped into each other. In the years since, Elliott has performed in area clubs and been active in community theater. He sang with Gary Snee’s Express Big Band from 1986 to 1994.


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