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BMA Nominee Gracie Curran on Aurelia Nelson’s Curtain UP tomorrow (SUN) at 9AM

Gracie Curran at Larcom Theatre April 2014

Here’s some irony: Earlier this month, the Boston Globe announced this year’s Boston Music Wards nominees (see here) which include Gracie Curran for Blues Artist of the Year.  A few days later the Boston Herald cited Gracie Curran’s move from the Boston area to Memphis as an example of local blues artists’ response to the a loss of venues that offer them a place to preform (see here).

Vickie and I are bringing Gracie back to Beverly’s Larcom Theatre next Saturday NOV 1, for one night only with young, award-winning piano player Victor Wainwright, who got the first standing ovation at this year’s Gloucester Blues Fest.  GET TIX HERE.

Tomorrow, you can hear Gracie talk about the her career, the Blues, Memphis, Boston and much more on Aurelia Nelson’s Curtain Up radio show on North Shore 104.9FM at 9am.  Yeah, this will be worth getting up for.

Steve Almond Writer’s Book Club Event at Duckworths

Stever Almond Duckworths ©kim Smith 2014Sunday evening’s Writer’s Book Club event featured best selling author Steve Almond and the sublime cuisine of Chef Ken Duckworth. Steve Almond is a gifted storyteller and wonderfully entertaining, as well as a superb moderator. He could teach any book and make it interesting!

SAteve Almond, Ken Duckworth, Chris Anderson ©Kim Smith 2014

Next month’s Writer’s Book Club event features Ken Duckworth moderating The Catcher in the Rye. This event will sell out quickly so purchase your tickets today.

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Shout Out To J & L Welding- Thanks For Getting Us Back In Biz with The Quick Turnaround

I can’t say enough good things about Jeff and his crew at J & L Welding.  The cart that we use to transport our lobsters (and save our backs) busted mid-day.  Call Jeff, drop it off at J&L, back in business within a half a day.

Thanks Jeff  and Co-

http://www.jlweldingmarine.com/

Lowest Gas Prices In Gloucester Website

I’ve had the link to this site in the sidebar of GMG for a while now, just another reminder now that the price of oil has been in a free fall so you can check to see who is in line and out of line with the rest.

Here’s the link- http://tools.automotive.com/gas-prices/33/massachusetts/essex/gloucester/

 

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I’m thinking about getting Amazon Prime For The free Movies, Music, Free Shipping and More

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Sounds like a pretty compelling argument to get it, especially with the holidays coming up.   Do any of you guys have it?   Amazon Prime instant video alone is cheaper than Hulu or Netflix and then you get all the free shipping and e books and music too.

Check it out and let me know what you think here

Over a million songs. Hundreds of playlists.

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When you want it, when you need it

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Need a last minute gift? Can’t get out of the house? Realize you forgot to pick up something? With FREE Two-Day Shipping from Amazon Prime, your shopping problems are solved. You get unlimited deliveries with no minimum order size, and with 20 million eligible items, the options are practically limitless. From big to small, A to Z, home to office, and everywhere in between, satisfying that shopping itch —or need— is just two days away.

 

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Watch unlimited movies and TV shows with Prime Instant Video

It’s always prime time when your options include blockbuster films and popular TV shows. Watch on your TV, laptop, Fire TV or choice of more than 600 devices. You can also take them anywhere with your Kindle Fire. With over 40,000 choices, there’s always something for everyone to watch.

 

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A Prime membership includes over 500,000 free ebooks

Enter the hallowed halls and stocked shelves of the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library, where over 500,000 books are ready to be checked out. Fiction or non-fiction. New York Times best sellers or lost classics. Borrow one book a month, with no due date. Discover your next favorite book, and your next one, and your next one.

That Nutty Redhead is Going Places!

52e023c288499e38ed518ad47d011b14_largeThat dynamo Nutty Redhead is every where! See Lisa’s latest video here: That Nutty Redhead Kickstarter Update, today’s issue of The Gloucester Daily TimesGetting Nutty,” this coming Saturday at the Rockport Harvest Festival, and this winter, she will be featured in the holiday issue of Edible Boston. Am I leaving anything off this multi-talented woman’s long list of recent accomplishments? Oh, yes, she also has an award winning show on Cape Ann TV, “All Things Victorian” (I am looking forward to watching the upcoming Victorian baking episode!)

Lisa is another friend who we are going to be saying, “We knew her when!”

Please help a truly dynamic up and coming local business woman grow her business. Read more and click here to donate to Lisa’s Kickstarter campaign!

7b3654f66ec079ed4f756c0dde77118e_largeMouthwatering, all natural, praline gourmet nut blends.

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A NEW THRILLER FROM TOM HAUCK: AVITA DOESN’T LOVE YOU

The first to be published in my husband Tom Hauck’s Kevin Lone thriller series. Avita Doesn’t Love You is available as an eBook from Whiskey Creek Press (only 3.99!) and you can read a sample chapter Here.

Avita Doesn't Love You_Thomas HauckAvita Doesn’t Love You from Whiskey Creek Press

Lone and his allies – including the brave Jessica Kenney, who seeks to avenge her father’s murder – tell how they must infiltrate and defeat the cancerous North Korean spy ring masquerading as a peace-loving religious cult. But Avita, the secretive leader of the cult, will go to any length to ensure that her deadly mission is accomplished. The fast-moving plot is complicated by a mysterious activist who has threatened to set off a bomb in Washington, D.C. The suspense builds to a shattering climax when Lone must confront Avita and her deadly accomplices. 

To read an excerpt and purchase a copy click HERE

Gloucester In The Newly Released Olive Kitteridge Trailer- Including Passports, Lanes Cove and More…

Passports doubling as “Village Pharmacy” at 28 seconds into the first Olive Kitteridge Trailer-

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For Other Olive Kitteridge Cape Ann Good Morning Gloucester Coverage Click Here

Also the Olive Kitteridge Internet Movie Database website (Thanks Bex for the heads up) Here

New Pharmacy In Town??

Posted on October 28, 2013

Marty Luster photo, prepping for production-

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David Cox- Captures one of the days of shooting-

Getting ready for another day of movie magic on Main Street.

 

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Doctoberfest at the Cape Ann Community Cinema

doctoberfest2014-logoEvery October, the Cape Ann Community Cinema at 21 Main Street in Gloucester hosts a large block of documentary films, called DoctoberFest. This year’s 6th Annual line-up, which runs fromOctober 1-14, features 21 great films focusing on a variety of topics, with 6 filmmaker events. For a complete listing and trailers of our featured festival films, visit CapeAnnCinema.com.

We are so excited that our opening night documentary, “Maritime Capsule: A Story of the Grand Banks Dory”, made by local filmmakers Sal Zerilli and Keith Palazzola, will present their film and host a Q&A after. This filmmaker event is hosted by the Cape Ann Museum film series.

Live Art Auction October 1st at the Sawyer Free Library! Preview Party at 6:00pm

Wednesday evening at 7 PM on the main floor of the Sawyer Free Library, 70 pieces of local art will be up for bid during the Annual Sawyer Free Library Art Auction. The auction has been a major library event for nearly 20 years, supporting programming, student art scholarships, and museum passes as well as art book, periodicals and DVD purchases.

The evening begins at 6 PM with a preview reception on the main floor, followed by the live auction at 7PM. Once again Jack Good, current President of the Essex National Heritage Commission, will be the auctioneer. Many generous local artists donate each year to this festive event. Just a few of the 70 artists represented include David Curtis, Jeff Weaver, Paul Frontiero, Don Gorvette, Ray Crane, Peter Tysver, Bob Blue, Theresa Wonson, Margaret Laurie, Mary Rhinelander, Susie Field, Fred Kepler, Brenda Malloy, Coco Berkman, Bob Blue, Paul George, Sinikka Nogelo and Kate Nordstrom, Allen Sloane.

Featured this year is a painting by the late Margaret Laurie donated by her daughter Jeannine Lynch; a painting donated by the widow of the late Bob Blue and a seascape painting by the late Paul Frontiero donated by his son Paul Frontiero Jr.

The auction is a win-win for all. It’s an opportunity to support local artists, purchase quality art at affordable prices, and support the interests of the community and its library.

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Today’s Gran Prix Of Gloucester CycloCross Races From Stage Fort Park Will be Broadcast Live at 3 & 4PM

Click the picture below between 3-5PM to watch the action live at livestream

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Spectator Info

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What is the Gran Prix of Gloucester? Take a dramatic harborfront park at the height of fall foliage season. Set up a twisting grass, dirt and asphalt racecourse with challenging obstacles. Unleash a crowd of world class cyclists to charge through the sharp curves and jump the barriers. Add screaming, cowbell ringing fans incited by a dynamic announcers. What do you have? One of the premier bicycle races in the country, right here in Gloucester.
The Gran Prix of Gloucester is two days of international caliber races where competitors from all over the US, Canada & Europe converge to race on the most beautiful race course in North America.
The 2014 dates are 27 & 28 September.
Amateur Races: 8:00am-2:30pm (both days)
Kids 5-12 race 2:20pm (Sunday only)
Elite Women: 3:00pm (both days)
Elite Men: 4:00pm (both days)

VIDEO: DOES THE IPHONE 6+ BEND? WATCH FOR YOURSELF!

If you like me, and you have been an iPhone adapter since day 1, your probably pretty bummed about the new iPhone 6+, and it’s mounting issues. So I found this gem of a test video, so you don’t have to go through the pain yourselves.

Is there a Galaxy in my future?  LG? What phone should I get??? I’M LOST!!!!

BUT WAIT!!! Let’s see if the GALAXY 3 bends as well shall we?!!

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