Monthly Archives: June 2014

GORGEOUS Clips from Filmmaker Extraordinaire Louis Schwartzberg ~ Mysteries of the Unseen World

 

Mysteries of the unseen world

“What is the intersection between technology, art and science?” filmmaker Louis Schwartzberg asks. Curiosity and wonder. Combining time lapses, high speed cameras, and microscopes, Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space in his latest project titled “Mysteries of the Unseen World.”

Video submitted by GMG FOB Bill Stone, Annisquam. Thanks so much Bill!

butterfly eggThis still is of a butterfly egg!

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: Henri Smith @ The Studio on Saturday featuring Grammy-Winner Amadee Castenell

Henri Smith at the Larcom Theatre   March 2014

This is a big coup for the new Studio – and it’ll be your last chance to see Henri Smith anywhere around here without buying a ticket for quite some time.

Joining Henri will be many of the guys who were on stage with him at The Larcom Theatre in March, including Grammy-Award winning Amadee Castenell on sax and a big surprise!

Don’t expect there to be any tables left on Saturday, so you’d better call (978) 879-4896 to make a reservation.  Do it now!

Henri will be back at the Larcom Theatre in December for a very special Christmas show.  If you’ve signed up for our free Concert Club, you’ll be able to get tickets before they go on sale to the public (click here if you haven’t signed up).  More details on this concert coming in a few days . . .

Here’s a taste of what you can expect this Saturday — check out Amadee’s sax and flute solos!

 

Fiesta Weekend Music Lineup

Music for everyone

TONIGHT, Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dan King
6:00 pm DAN KING

with Renee Dupuis
6 Rowe Square, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-865-3210

Soul Rebel Project
7:00 pm Listen to Soul Rebel Project SOUL REBEL PROJECT

Bridge Deck – Reggae
75 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 283-2122

FREE SHOW
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Lving in Paris
8:00 pm JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LVING IN PARIS

267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-4433

DJ Scottie Mac
8:00 pm Listen to DJ Scottie Mac DJ SCOTTIE MAC

Black Light Graffiti Party
18 Roger Street, Gloucester, MA
Groove Therapy
8:00 pm Listen to Groove Therapy GROOVE THERAPY

14 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA

Phone: 978-515-7817

FREE SHOW
  8:00 pm  CLAREMONT TRIO

Lauded as “one of America’s finest young chamber groups,” (Strad Magazine).
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966

Phone: 978-546-7391

The Runaround Sound
8:00 pm THE RUNAROUND SOUND

St. Peter Park, Gloucester, MA 01930
FREE SHOW
Dave Sag's Blues Party
8:30 pm DAVE SAG’S BLUES PARTY

with Mari Martin, Jim Gambino, Steve Chaggaris, Bob Enik
40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA

Phone: 978-283-9732

FREE SHOW
  9:00 pm  HIGH HOPES
Reggae

25 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-0223

FREE SHOW

TOMORROW, Friday, June 27, 2014

  3:00 pm  OPEN REHEARSAL: BOSTON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Observe the award-winning ensemble’s collaborative process preparing for a concert.
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966

Phone: 978-546-7391

FREE SHOW
Inge Berge 7:00 pm Listen to Inge Berge INGE BERGE electronic acoustic indie

141 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-515-7386

FREE SHOW
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Lving in Paris 8:00 pm JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LVING IN PARIS

267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-4433

 Mike Forgette 8:00 pm  GENERATION GAP

Bridge Deck – Alternative Rock
75 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 283-2122

FREE SHOW
8:00 pm  BOSTON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

The Grammy-nominated Boston Early Music Festival orchestra
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966

Phone: 978-546-7391

  8:30 pm  SEABREEZE

St. Peter Park, Gloucester, MA 01930
FREE SHOW
The Runaround Sound 9:00 pm THE RUNAROUND SOUND

27-29 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-283-6342

FREE SHOW
 Mike Forgette 9:00 pm  FRONT RUNNER

65 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-6565

FREE SHOW
 Mike Forgette 9:00 pm  JOHN JEROME

Band
2 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-879-4622

FREE SHOW
Mike Forgette 9:00 pm  SPOTTED TIGER

77 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-4554

FREE SHOW
Soul Rebel Project 9:00 pm Listen to Soul Rebel Project SOUL REBEL PROJECT

roots rock reggae
25 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-0223

FREE SHOW
Ned and The Big Babies 9:30 pm Listen to Ned and The Big Babies NED AND THE BIG BABIES rock pop rock indie

40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA

Phone: 978-283-9732

FREE SHOW

Saturday, June 28, 2014

  2:00 pm  NEXT GENERATION RECITAL

This years Next Generation concert features three young musicians from Bard College.
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966

Phone: 978-546-7391

FREE SHOW
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Lving in Paris 3:00 pm JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LVING IN PARIS

267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-4433

Dan King 5:00 pm DAN KING

Bridge Deck – Early Show
75 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 283-2122

FREE SHOW
Henri Smith 7:30 pm Listen to Henri Smith HENRI SMITH

Till 10:30
51 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-283-4123

FREE SHOW
Mike Forgette 8:00 pm  AFTERFAB

AFTERFAB – The Beatles Solo Years – in concert
21 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-309-8448

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Lving in Paris 8:00 pm JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LVING IN PARIS

267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-4433

Live Dead - A Tribute to The Grateful Dead 8:00 pm LIVE DEAD – A TRIBUTE TO THE GRATEFUL DEAD

Grateful Fiesta Celebration with Live Dead, The North Shore’s Premier Grateful Dead Experience!
75 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 283-2122

FREE SHOW
  8:00 pm  BOSTON SYMPHONY CHAMBER PLAYERS

BSO’s principal players and one of the world’s most distinguished chamber ensembles
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966

Phone: 978-546-7391

  8:00 pm  FRANCO CORSO

with Lisa Della Rosa
St. Peter Park, Gloucester, MA 01930
FREE SHOW
 Mike Forgette 8:30 pm  CHRIS PHILLIPS

7 Central Street, Manchester, MA

Phone: 978-526-7494

FREE SHOW
 Mike Forgette 9:00 pm  BOOTY VORTEX

27-29 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-283-6342

FREE SHOW
 Mike Forgette 9:00 pm  FUNBUCKET

65 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-6565

FREE SHOW
Allen Estes 9:00 pm Listen to Allen Estes ALLEN ESTES

with Dave Brown & Dave Mattacks
77 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-4554

FREE SHOW
 Mike Forgette 9:00 pm  TERRAFUNK

funky dance party!
25 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-0223

FREE SHOW
 Mike Forgette 9:30 pm  MEGAN MCKENZIE BAND

40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA

Phone: 978-283-9732

FREE SHOW

Sunday, June 29, 2014

 Mike Forgette 10:00 am  MARI MARTIN

Bridge Deck – Breakfast Blues Buffet ~ noon
75 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 283-2122

FREE SHOW
 Mike Forgette 1:00 pm  STEEL DRUM BAND

27-29 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-283-6342

FREE SHOW
Rhythm & Grooves ~ Carlos Menezes Jr 1:00 pm RHYTHM & GROOVES ~ CARLOS MENEZES JR

Bridge Deck ~ Till 4pm
75 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 283-2122

FREE SHOW
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Lving in Paris 3:30 pm JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LVING IN PARIS

267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-4433

  5:00 pm  SPIRITHOUSE DUO

Bridge Deck – Classic Rock
75 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 283-2122

FREE SHOW
  5:00 pm  JEREMY DENK, PIANO

One of America’s most thought-provoking, multi-faceted and compelling artists
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966

Phone: 978-546-7391

Michael O'Leary 6:00 pm Listen to Michael O'Leary MICHAEL O’LEARY

Celtic Music Session, 6-9pm. Trad songs ‘n tunes with string players Bob & Jennifer Strom.
7 Central Street, Manchester, MA

Phone: 978-526-7494

FREE SHOW
6:00 pm  ST. ALFIO’S BAND

Till 7pm
St. Peter Park, Gloucester, MA 01930
FREE SHOW
Dan King 8:00 pm DAN KING

Open Mic Hosted by Dan King and AnnMarie
40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA

Phone: 978-283-9732

FREE SHOW
 Mike Forgette 8:30 pm  PANORAMA

Featuring vocalist Natalie Pinto
St. Peter Park, Gloucester, MA 01930
FREE SHOW
Mike Forgette 9:00 pm MIKE FORGETTE

65 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-6565

FREE SHOW

August 9th will be here soon! Have you gotten your tickets yet? The Gloucester Blues Festival 2014

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Get tickets:

Local contact:Promoter Gary Gorczyca.
505-681-1079
garygor1960@comcast.net
https://www.facebook.com/gary.gorczyca

or http://www.eventbrite.com/e/gloucester-blues-festival-2014-tickets-9729460077

 

Time is flying by and August 9th will be here before you know it. I’ve been to the first two Gloucester Blues Festivals and look forward to the next one. Located right by the water with and excellent view of the ocean. It is a guaranteed good time by all. What an excellent line up it is! Hope to see you there!

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Here are some photos from last years show on August 10th 2013

All photos by jisilva photo

Full albums can be viewed at flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/joey_grl/sets/

Buono Fiesta From Gloucester Chief of Police Len Campanello

Hello Joey,

Just wanted to take a minute and wish all your readers Buona Fiesta!! We are looking forward to a safe and enjoyable Fiesta for all. Gloucester PD will be here everyday to assist with any public safety related needs and we are looking forward to the cooperation of all who attend to make this beautiful celebration what it is meant to be…a family and community tradition of spirit and togetherness.

Thank you, Joey, and your readers, for your anticipated support and cooperation. See you at Fiesta!!

Respectfully,

Leonard Campanello

Chief of Police

City of Gloucester, MA

TBT St. Peter’s Fiesta 2012

TBT St. Peter’s Fiesta 2012

Seine Boat practice in Gloucester Harbor

Seine Boat practice in Gloucester Harbor

 

 

Paul the 3rd Getting ready to go to the pole. Saturday 2006

Paul the 3rd Getting ready to go to the pole. Saturday 2006

 

Get Your Italian Traditional Fiesta Simenzi & Ceci Snacks at Virgilio’s Italian Bakery

PrintSimenzi & ceci GMG Fiesta 2014 post

Joe Virgilio and daughter Marissa

 

Years ago, there was an even balance of traditional “American Carnival foods” and “Italian Specialty Foods” sold during Fiesta in and directly abutting St. Peter’s Square. Growing up the entrance to Commercial Street was lined with vendors peddling their Italian delights of Pizza, Spinguini, and cannoli, to people as they passed by. I often dream of those days and can still smell the aromas of Italian food and I can hear the voice of the “Nut Vendor” repeating “Simenzi! Ceci! Roasted Nuts! Here!” like it were yesterday. Each Fiesta my cousins and I were sent over to the nut man to purchase Simenzi and Ceci for family member sitting in front of the bandstand/altar countless times throughout Fiesta weekend. Snacking on “Simenzi and Ceci” during Fiesta has been tradition for Sicilian Gloucester Families who gather together to listen to the Italian music during Fiesta weekend for generations! Simenzi and Ceci may no longer be sold at the Fiesta, but the tradition of eating them in front of the bandstand/altar still remains. Yesterday I stopped by Virgilio’s Bakery to stock up with enough Simenzi and Ceci to get my family through Fiesta weekend. Stop by before supplies run out and get yours!

 

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Rockport Stuff: FREE Ice Cream & Awesome Pesto (Not Together)

This Week Downtown: Free Ice Cream AND the Rockport Farmers Market.

TODAY: Thursday, June 26th at the Ice Cream Store on Bearskin Neck: Enjoy ice cream provided by the Ice Cream Store with all donations to benefit Rockport Fireworks! For more info go to the Rockport Fireworks Facebook page. Don’t miss the chance to eat some very tasty ice cream for a fun cause.

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SATURDAY, June 28th: Pesto is back at the Rockport Farmers Market! We’re thrilled that Paolo Laboa’s award-winning pesto will be featured this week, along with scones and tea from Heath’s Tea Room, produce from Vintage Greens, First Light Farm and Grant Family Farm. Baked goods, from whoopie pies to anadama bread to focaccia bread will be at the market, along with fudge sauce, fresh salsa, maple syrup, tomato plants, amazing Trupiano’s Sausage, hot coffee and much more! The Farmers Market is located in Harvey Park, downtown Rockport and runs from 9am to 1pm. Did you see this post on the value of Farmers Markets? It really captures what makes the Rockport Farmers Market so special. (Plus it offers a really awesome Trupiano’s sausage recipe.)

Upcoming Events:
Lobster Day
at the Rockport Farmers Market: July 19th
Ice Cream Social at the Rockport Farmers Market: August 9th

Interested in volunteering at the Farmers Market? Click HERE (and thank you!)

Sea Biscuit Fine Baked Goods Sasquatch Smoked Fish Wally's Blackburn Bistro

Video- Fiesta Traditions: Lia Militello, Kathy and Marissa Numerosi-Generations Build Fiesta Floats Part I&2

Sista Felicia recognizing another beautiful family today, Lia Militello and her daughter and granddaughter Kathy and Marissa Numerosi for their dedication to the Saint Peter’s Fiesta and building floats for The Sunday Parade.

Community Photos 6/26/14

Leif Bakland, the greatest dentist in the history of dentists submits-

Hi Joey, I found this hand carved seagull at my parents house in Walla Walla, Washington today and was struck by the resemblance of what we see every day on Cape Ann and GMG! Leif

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Bridgette Matthews- St Peter

Bridget Mathews st. Peter Photo


Happy Fiesta from Sticky Fingers! (at least they didn’t write Buana Fiesta)

Happy Fiesta from Sticky Fingers! Don’t forget your treats !


Hi Joey:
You think driving in Gloucester is confusing??? See the corner of Jerdens Lane & Summer St. in Rockport. :-)

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Thirsty Turkey from Charles Erbafina

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Hey Joey,

What a spectacular time a group of us Gloucester chicks – and a few select men -  had last Saturday celebrating the birthday of our dear friend and GHS alum, Christine Buckley.  It was one of those “significant” birthdays that deserves more than just a dinner get together. 

Why not celebrate on the ocean, we thought?  How many of us grew up here and proclaim our love of the ocean, yet never actually get out on the water?  Too many, certainly.

For the mere sum of $10 per person for the Best Party idea ever ( it was my idea so I could be a tad prejudice), we made arrangements to meet friends on the M/V Lady Jillian aka the Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle.

Our illusory plan was that Chris would be meeting Diana Davis and myself at the Studio Restaurant for lunch.  When the two of them arrived, I was stationed at the top of the shuttle ramp, dressed as a Mermaid with a sign proclaiming Ocean Wisdom. We told Chris that she was going for an ocean ride – and what a ride it turned out to be!

Besides the Studio, the shuttle stops at Harbor Loop.  GHS Cheerleaders, Kathy (Johnson) Keefe and Holly Davis, in original outfits from many moons ago, greeted us at the dock with a lively cheer. 

The third stop is St. Peter’s Landing and a smiling couple adorned in Sou’-wester fishing hats met us there – they were Chris’ daughter and son-in-law, Lars and Heather Muelle.

Now – Chris assumed this was it since we opened some bubbly (only paper cups – no glass onboard) and dove in to delicious snacks.

Chris had no idea we had ONE more Special Guest back at the Studio.  It was Whoopi!  The place was hysterically laughing, from the restaurant patrons to the surprised tourists sharing this wonderful day with us.  Whoopi turned out to be a friend that Chris had not seen for far too long – our own beloved recently retired Director of the Sawyer Free Library – none other than Carol Gray! 

I think that Captain Peter Favazza as well as the other guests had as much fun as we did!  Stevie Douglas even came on board and recited from Longfellow’s “The Wreck of the Hesperus”; a nice touch from a star GHS hockey player from yonder years.

The Party Train kept moving and ended up at Mile Marker One.  The surprises were not over.  Who else but Cape Ann’s finest singer-songwriter, Chelsea Berry, would ride her bike over just to sing “Happy Birthday” to our Special friend?  Chelsea also presented a gift to Chris from us; VIP tickets to her summer concert at Mile Marker One on July 25th.

The motley crew moved from here to a Buckley family party before we called it a day.

Perfect venue.  Great Friends.  Great Day for a Wonderful Gloucester Gal,

Christine Buckley.  

Cindy Hendrickson

 

6/26/14 Seine Boat Practice In The Pouring Rain

Bailing Out The Seine Boats and Practice In The Pouring Rain
Sista Felicia covers this morning down at Saint Peter’s Park-

Thursday June 26th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather..

Marine Forecast …
Thu S winds 5 to 10 kt…becoming NW with gusts up to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. Showers with tstms likely. Some tstms may produce heavy rainfall. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Thu Night N winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.

Weather Podcast…

http://www.spreaker.com:80/episode/4659889

Hourly Forecast..

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Fiesta Weekend Forecast . VIVA!!!

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Practice Run Thursday Night 6pm-6:30pm … Call me will talk Weather …. My Producer Tammy Rosenfeld will put you through to me ..
See ya then !

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July 5th ! Capt. Dave Marciano

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See ya There !

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