FARMINGTON — The Arts Institute of Western Maine will sponsor Silent Film Night at The Emery at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, featuring Doug Protsik playing live piano to Buster Keaton’s 1928 masterpiece “Steamboat Bill, Jr.”

Protsik plays the “old-time piano” for dances, melodramas, honky tonk saloons, and silent movies. He learned his style from Otto Soper, Geneva Walton, and Danny Patt among many others. He plays with the band Old Grey Goose and produced all three of their recordings, including the group’s first recording in 1978 for Folkways, “Old Time Country Dance Tunes and Songs from Maine,” now available again on CD. Protsik also plays piano, accordion, and fiddle and is the camp director for Maine Fiddle Camp.

Emery Community Arts Center is at 111 South Street. Admission is $10 at the door and is free for children 18 and under and students with ID.

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