Monthly Archives: August 2010

Gloucester Artist Interview With Paul Ciaramitaro Part II From Dave Sullivan

Dave’s site Is
GloucesterArtists.com

Here is Part II of Dave Sullivan’s interview with Gloucester Artist Paul Ciaramitaro

Dave is producing videos for Good Morning Gloucester and Cape Ann TV
Look for part II tomorrow

His work can be seen in the Cape Ann Historical Museum, the Seacoast Nursing Home, the Rockport Art Association, and the North Shore Arts Association… and you can see Paul and some of his art in this interview we did for Cape Ann TV

Thanks for watching

Gloucester Fisherman Tri Website Features Good Morning Gloucester Coverage

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Click Here For The 2010 Gloucester Tri Results

Chelsea Berry Returns to The House of Blues Tonight.

Photo by Louise

Listen here > http://www.myspace.com/chelseaberrymusic

Hey, all! Hope you are enjoying this gorgeous (rather hot) summer we’re having..  This email is being sent out to let everybody know about the next Chelsea Berry show at the House of Blues in Boston.Reviews from the last HOB show were great!!  Thanks to all of you who showed up and supported The Chelsea Berry Band; the room was filled to capacity and the restaurant and bar receipts exceeded HoB expectations……. As a result, I have been booked again, this time as a solo act in the Foundation Room.Here are the details:

When:  Tuesday, August 10 from 8 pm to 10 pm

Where:  The House of Blues Foundation Room at 15 Lansdowne Street
What :  $10 cover charge gets you in
Check out the link at http://www.houseofblues.com/tickets/eventdetail.php?eventid=64737
The room is worth checking out online before you go.. you can plan to come and have dinner with the show or just drinks; whichever you prefer.
*There IS a dress code in the Foundation Room.. business casual (No torn up jeans, no T-shirts, no hats, etc.)
And the Gloucester crowd, of course, will be taking a bus. I have requested that Jeff Howard, our original bus driver, be our chaffeur again  :)Bus Details
Not only is the bus convenient, safe and smart, it’s a blast!  Ask anyone who was on the June House of Blues bus trip. The cost of the bus will be $17 per person.  We are hoping to fill a 33 person bus……..   We will plan to depart from Gloucester (from the  Fuller School Parking lot again)  at 7 to arrive just before show time. It will leave just afterwards, getting you back to the island by 11pm.
If you are interested in riding on the bus, don’t delay!  Please reply to this email with your name(s) and contact info ASAP!
Checks or cash are fine; checks should be made out to Chelsea Berry and delivered to Chelsea (email chelseaberrymusic@gmail.com to arrange) or to Sharon Kishida (call 978-317-9701 to arrange)

As always, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for your support! Things are rolling now and it is because of you. :)
Love,
Chelsea

The Foundation Room
The International House of Blues Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the arts to schools and communities with programs that promote cultural understanding and creative expression.
Each Coffee Corner is a unique opportunity to experience the most talented singer-songwriters and folk artists that the city has to offer. It no

Jenny Dee and The Dee Linquents ~ This Thursday at The Harbor Loop Concert.

Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents seem to have a knack for being ‘heard’ by just the right people at just the right time.

 

After gigging monthly at The Rhumb Line and all around New England since the release of their debut album ‘Keeping Time’ (Q-Dee Records) this past March, the band heard rumors that Peter Wolf of The J. Geils Band had heard the record and was coming to check out one of their shows.  A few months later the rumor became that the Deelinquents were being considered for an opening slot for The J. Geils Band sometime down the road.  Then the band read in the Boston Globe that the opening slot in question was for the J. Geils Band / Aerosmith show at Fenway Park on August 14th.  Two weeks after that article ran, they heard directly from a Peter Wolf representative that they’d been chosen to open the show and that news was confirmed the next day in the Globe.

They’ll be in Centerfield next Saturday, August 14 th, playing a half hour set starting at 5:30pm.  For fans of Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents (or J. Geils, or Aerosmith), the show is unfortunately sold out.


But fortunately they’ll be here on Cape Ann for a free show just two days earlier, August 12th, returning to the site of their first ever show in Gloucester: Harbor Loop and the Cape Ann Concert Series.  The Harbor Loop show on Thursday, August 12th begins at 6pm, is free to the public, and is all ages.

“It’s been an amazing run.  Playing our first shows in Gloucester and Cambridge just over a year ago and now getting this opportunity” says Dee’s guitar player and Gloucester resident Tony Goddess, who also runs the Bang-A-Song recording studio under CVS on Main St.  “I think it’s because we play music that people of all ages can enjoy.  Grandparents remember seeing our heroes like The Supremes and the Shangri-La’s on Ed Sullivan, and nowadays kids watch those same clips on YouTube after hearing those classic songs performed by American Idol contestants.  Hopefully our original songs fit right in alongside the “girl-group” hits.”

Another legendary performer also recently took note of Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents.  La La Brooks, the lead singer of Phil Spector’s first band, The Crystals, heard the band online, wrote them appreciatively about keeping the ‘girl-group’ sound and format (three girls dancing and singing in front of a big band) alive, and asked the Deelinquents to be her backup band.   After a show at PRECINCT in Somerville, and at Café 9 in New Haven this spring, they’ll be performing together again at Johnny D’s on September 9th in Somerville, at The Bell House in Brooklyn on September 10th, and at The Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans on September 24th.

The Deelinquents formed around Jennifer D’Angora’s love of the old Motown/girl-group sounds, like those that La La Brooks made famous in the early sixties (“Da Doo Ron Ron” “Then He Kissed Me”), and she assembled her ‘dream’ band to bring her newly penned batch of songs to fruition.  In addition to her husband Ed Valauskas on bass (The Gravel Pit, The Gentlemen, Hot Stove Cool Music), Jenny Dee added local musician and owner of Bang-A-Song Studios, Tony Goddess (Papas Fritas, SAFETY) on lead guitar, Eric Salt (Electric City) on guitar, Eric Anderson (Schnockered) on drums, and Phil Aiken (Phil Aiken Army) on keys.  To ensure three-part harmonies and a three-female vocalist front line, she called on her sister, Beka D’Angora (of Salem), and Gloucester resident, Samantha Goddess (The Lindsey Buckingham Appreciation Society).

The band spent much of 2009 recording at Q Division Studios in Somerville, MA, and performing throughout New England.  After the Spanish record label Lovemonk released a single (“Keeping Time” b/w “Shake Some Action”), the Deelinquents set out for a two week tour of Spain and sold out shows supporting Eli “Paperboy” Reed in Madrid, Barcelona, Castellon, Valencia, and finally at the Azkena Rock Festival in Vittoria-Gasteiz.

Their debut album “Keeping Time” (Q-Dee Records) was released in March of 2010, and shot to #5 on Amazon.com’s MP3 downloads chart, and the band’s cover of “Shake Some Action” by the Flamin’ Groovies was named by SPIN Magazine as one of the ’15 Songs You Must Hear Now’.   Festival shows followed at Pop Montreal in Montreal, Canada, as well as five showcase shows at South-by-Southwest in Austin, Texas, and an April residency at PRECINCT in Union Square with a guest appearance by La La Brooks.

Despite having shows booked in New York, Montreal, and New Orleans in the next month, Jenny Dee will also be back in Gloucester at The Rhumb Line, and will be recording material for their next album at Bang-A-Song Studios in Gloucester.

Says Goddess, “Everyone in the band, whether they live here or not, has spent time on the North Shore and knows how much people up here on Cape Ann love music, and know how much work you can do if you work hard.  Stepping up to the “3-set-make-em-dance” gigs in Gloucester at The Rhumb Line and Captain Carlos really made us realize what we are in this for: to make music fans dance and sing, just like J. Geils and Aerosmith and all the great bands did when they were working their way up .   Having to focus and tighten our show up for a full 3-set night of entertainment has made us into the kind of band we want to be.  I think playing The Rhumb Line for three hours a night is the best practice we could have had for thirty minutes at Fenway Park.”

Check them out right here on Cape Ann or at jennydeemusic.com before Peter Wolf scoops them up for a countrywide stadium tour!

 

Link to high-res band photo gallery (http://picasaweb.google.com/jennydeemusic/JennyDeeHighResPixByBethOram# – all photos by Beth Oram)

BANANAS, ROCK!!!!! Breaking News Update!

Drats! I’ve Been Out smarted again.

The clues I gave must’ve been too easy.

I think it was the Banana Splits TV Show Theme Song that Gave it away.

Here’s The  photo of Kerry, and Her Mom, Karen McNally After Winning the “Bazaar Art Rock Contest”.

They are the Winners of a ROCK! An “ART, ROCKS!” Rock.

They Figured out all the clues and Found their way to the Vintage Clothing Store “Bananas” to claim their Prize.

Here’s the Emails I received from Kerry and Her Mom Karen;

Hi Mr. Frontiero,

I would like to let you know that I found your awesome rock at Bananas!
My mom and I are very excited!!!!

I love painting, and I have been collecting art work from different states. I would love to add your rock to my art collection.
We walked around main street, this afternoon, telling your story of the painted rocks.

My mom had fun solving the riddle, and I couldn’t believe that I actually found one of your amazing rocks!

Thank you!

-Kerry McNally

From Karen; (Kerry’s Mom)

Your artwork, and how it was discovered, has been Kerry’s main topic of discussion with friends and family since Saturday.
The excitement of it’s find has not diminished, and I don’t think that it ever will!

Kerry says “Thank you for the great adventure”.

Thanks!
-Karen

I’m Humbled. Well Honored is probably a better word. :)

For my Rock to Be included in Kerrys Art Collection.

Thanks so much Kerry for the Inspiration!

 Big Thanks go to my Friends at BANANAS for hosting the contest.

Thank you Richard and Debbie!

 Can anyone name all 4 members of the Banana Splits?

 

Annisquam Villiage Players Annie Opens Today!

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What : Annisquam Village Players presents the musical ANNIE
When : August 10 through August 15, 2010
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday performances at 7:30pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday performances at 8:00pm
Where : Annisquam Village Hall
34 Leonard Street, off of Route 127 North
Annisquam, MA 01930
Ticket prices : $15 General Admission
$30 Reserved Seating, ordered only online at www.annisquamvillageplayers.org


General Admission tickets can be purchased at :
The Bookstore of Gloucester, 61 Main Street, Gloucester MA 978-281-1548
The Annisquam Exchange, 38 Leonard Street, Annisquam MA 978-281-0358
Lula’s Pantry, 79 Main Street, Rockport 978-546-0010
Sea Fair in Annisquam Village only on Saturday July 31st
and online at www.annisquamvillageplayers.org


The Annisquam Village Hall is air-conditioned and handicap accessible.
Refreshments available at intermission.

Gloucester’s North Shore Arts Association Annual Art Auction and Gala August 14th

Dear Joey,
Could you please publish this in GMG on behalf of NSAA. I know I owe you a
batch of homemade macaroons. Hope you are enjoying summer on Cape Ann.
Gloucester’s North Shore Arts Association Annual Art Auction and Gala
fundraiser will take place on Saturday, August 14th.
Many recognized artists from among the more than 350 members who contribute
to the NSAA event include: John Caggiano, Ray Crane, David Curtis, Tom Gill,
Robert Gruppe, Ken Knowles, Don Mosher, Charles Movalli, Dale Radcliffe,
Marilyn Swift and Jeff Weaver, among others.
The more than 150 works of art are available for viewing this week free of
charge at the NSAA gallery, 11 Pirates Lane in East Gloucester. Bids will be
accepted all week on silent auction pieces up to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday,
August 14th.
There will be a free opening reception to meet the artists on Sunday, August
8th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
The Live Auction Gala on August 14 begins with a preview reception, with
hors d’oeuvres provided by Passports Restaurant of Gloucester, an open wine
bar, and live jazz music from the John Payne Band. Participants in the
Silent Auction need not be present at the Live Auction Gala, once bids are
recorded. Absentee bids will be accepted for all Silent and Live Auction
works until 5:30 p.m. Friday, August 13.
Auctioneer Frank Kaminski hosts the Live Auction, which starts at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets to the Gala and Live Auction are only $25 and reservations are
recommended as the event sells out every year.
For reservations call NSAA at 978-283-1857 or visit www.nsarts.org.
Here is a link to a quick overview of this year’s Auction with the President
of the Association, Andrea van Gestel on YouTube:

Here is a link to Gallery Director, Suzanne Gilbert providing details of the
week¹s events on YouTube:

Images attached of auction artwork:
Ray Crane: Outbound, Gloucester
Jeff Weaver: Red Pilot House
Steve Kennedy: Fishing Boats
T.A. Charron: Good Harbor Beach
Tom Sutherland: Commonwealth Avenue
Thank you for support of this event.
North Shore Arts Association, 11 Pirates Lane, Gloucester MA 01930

Steve Kenendy

Weaver

Sutherland

Charron

Winter Mooring 2, 6/9/10, 2:05 PM, 16C, 8604x11016 (311+732), 150%, Custom,   1/8 s, R54.9, G25.3, B43.6
Anyone see my macaroons?