EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

February 7, 2013

EDITOR'S PICKS Entertainment and recreational highlights of the week of Fe. 7 to 14

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Rockin’ in Rockport

Local favorite singer/songwriter Chelsea Berry’s concert this Saturday sold out at Rockport Music’s Shalin Lui Performance Center. But don’t bum out just yet. The venue added a second show at 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, so fans still have a chance at tickets for Berry’s edgy and powerful performance.

Combining acoustical guitar skills with compelling lyrics and vocals, Berry will charm audiences with popular hits, as well as original songs, including pieces from her CD, “I Wonder.” She has opened for artists suce as Livingston Taylor, Roger McGuinn, and Chris Isaak. The Dejas open the concert.

And yes, it’s worth the drive to this gorgeous seaside venue (a treat in and of itself). For tickets, ranging from $19 to $34, directions and information on more shows, visit www.rockportmusic.org. Tickets are also available through the Box Office at 978-546-7391 or visiting 35 Main Street, Rockport. The Box Office is open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Heavy -- and light ...

“Heavy and Light,” a musical project promoting life created by the nonprofit organization To Write Love on Her Amrs, comes to the Paradise Rock Club in Boston on Thursday, Feb. 14.

There’s heavy subject matter at play here, but the show is powerful in delivering a hopeful message, not to mention important conversation and great music.

This is not a benefit performance, but rather an attempt to move and encourage people through great music and powerful words to stay alive and to get the help they need for depression, addiction, self-injury and suicidal thoughts. Everyone who attends a “Heavy and Light” show leaves with a list of local resources for such help.

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with the aforementioned issues. The organization was founded to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. Since its start in 2006, TWLOHA has donated over $1,000,000 directly into treatment and recovery and responded to more than 170,000 messages and emails from more than 100 countries.

In Boston, Jon Foreman, both solo and with Fiction Family, and Now will perform, along with other exclusive acts by high-profile musicians. To purchase tickets, visit www.TWLOHA.com.

It’s important.

Have The Pink Floyd Experience at the Dana Center

They may have traveled to the dark side of the moon, but here’s a show that will bring some rays of light to the sun-starved winter days.

The Pink Floyd Experience comes to New Hampshire at 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10, bringing the lights, visuals, sound and even the pink pig associated with the celebrated classic rock group to The Dana Center at the Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.

In the late ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, Pink Floyd’s mind-bending shows and music redefined the nature of rock concerts. The Pink Floyd Experience recreates the band’s concerts, with six extraordinary musicians, a stunning light show, and all so many psychedelic bells and whistles.

If you loved the original Pink Floyd, you’re bound to enjoy this show. And if you never saw the original, this rock and roll tribute is as close as you’ll get.

Tickets for Pink Floyd Experience are on sale around the clock at the The Dana Center’s website and Online Box Office: www.anselm.edu/dana. Tickets also can be reserved by calling the Box Office by calling 603-641-7700.