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CATV’s Lunch and Learn Series – Thurs, Feb 6th, 12pm

Hello friends of Cape Ann TV,

Please join us for our second “Lunch and Learn” presentation featuring 13-time Emmy winner Tom Todisco. Tom has produced and directed live games and promotional videos for the Boston Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins for over thirty years. He is also a producer and director at ProVid Production and an adjunct professor at Emerson College.
Tom’s amazing career originates in Gloucester in 1964 at the local radio station WVCA-FM where he worked as the first on-air DJ!
Tom will be using examples from his decades of work to discuss the creative process amid changing technology.
We welcome you to join us for some pizza and what’s sure to be an amazing conversation. Feel free to invite friends who might be interested in joining us.
Please RSVP if you plan on attending.
We hope to see you Thursday, February 6th at noon.
Erich Archer
Executive Director
Cape Ann TV

Winter Carnival & Ice Skating on I4-C2?

This just in from Cape Ann TV’s Lisa Smith:

Will I4-C2 become a skating rink and downtown a winter wonderland?  Find out what Mayor Kirks thinks about this when she is interviewed by Meredith Fine on this week’s Cape Ann Report. They also discuss these topics: Birdseye property development; harbor moorings; new happenings in the Gloucester Police and Fire Departments; laptops for Gloucester students and more.  The show airs on Cape Ann TV Channel 12: Thursday @ 6pm; Friday @ 1pm and Sunday @ 3pm. You can also watch this and other shows online here.

VIDEO PREVIEW: Cape Ann Winter Solstice Concert on Cape Ann TV Sat & Sun @ 8PM

Cape Ann TV’s Jim Capillo has edited the historic Cape Ann Winter Solstice Concert on Dec 21, 2013 at the Gloucester’s Meetinghouse into a 2 hour special that will premiere on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 this Saturday and Sunday (Jan 18 & 19) at 8PM.  Jim organized a 3 camera shoot using his wicked cool crane and film crew Roger Ward and Tina Greel from Local Music Seen.  The result is a gorgeous production that you truly don’t want to miss.

Local Music Seen Christmas Special on Cape Ann TV

Those of you who missed the Cape Ann Solstice Concert at the UU Church Meetinghouse on Saturday will be able to catch much of it on Cape Ann TV in the next week or two.

And to get you in the mood, Cape Ann TV is reprising the original Local Music Seen Christmas special, that originally aired in 2011, tomorrow at 8AM and 11PM and on Christmas day at 5AM, 6PM and 10PM.  You’ll see many top local performers, some of whom were at the Cape Ann Solstice Concert — others who were not.  Here’s a taste:

Holiday Specials Galore on Cape Ann TV

It’s a big week of holiday specials on Cape Ann TV featuring Bruce Tarr’s Toy Drive,  Holiday Delights, Local Music Seen Christmas special, Cape Ann Symphony Holiday Pops Concert, Church services, plus many other holiday events — and of course lots of football!  Get the schedule here — and check out Cape Ann TV’s young Santa guiding his sleigh through the night sky below:

The Toy Drive is Still On

Yesterday’s marathon toy drive led by Senator Bruce Tarr and broadcast on North Shore 104.9 brought in lots of toys and cash donations, but it’s not over yet.  If you missed the opportunity to donate a toy yesterday, you can drop one off at any of the collection spots through next Friday, December 20.  See a list of collection spots here.

Here’s a wonderful PSA created by Cape Ann TV featuring local budding movie stars!

All New Holiday Delights This Weekend FRI-SUN @ Gloucester Stage

Heidi Dallin has produced a brand-new Holiday Delights show for 2013.  Check out this wicked cool promo by Lisa Smith from Cape Ann TV.  Lisa’s daughter is in the show too!  Four performances @ Gloucester Stage this weekend: Friday 7pm, Saturday 3pm & 7PM and Sunday 3pm.  Adults $15, Seniors $12, Children under 12 $6.  Get tickets here.

Santa at Cape Ann TV’s Annual Santa Party on Monday, December 9

SAVE THE DATE: Children are invited to meet Santa at Cape Ann TV’s Annual Santa Party on Monday, December 9, 2013
Cape Ann TV will host its annual Santa Party on Monday, December 9 at 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Cape Ann TV Studio located at 38 Blackburn Center in Gloucester. Children are invited to come to the studio and meet Santa Claus. Their meeting with Santa will be videotaped and shown on Cape Ann TV’s Channel 12 on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. This annual event is a free and open to the public.

As this is the season of giving, Cape Ann TV is a Project Uplift children’s toy and teen present collection site for families in need. Although it is not necessary to bring a gift, you may drop off a new unwrapped toy or new clothes for a child, or gift card for teens up to age 14.

For more information about Cape Ann TV’s Santa Party please call: 978-281-2443. Additional information can be found online at www.CapeAnnTV.org

Still not sure whom to vote for on Tues? Watch debates on online!

You might remember my mentioning Cape Ann TV’s wicked cool new feature that streams shows on-line.  It’s great for people who miss shows, or for all you FOBs who don’t live here but still want to stay in touch.

Well, they’ve taken it one step farther and posted all the 2013 election debates online here!  Just click on the link that says Gloucester Election 2013 and you can see all the debates listed.  Now you have no excuse for not voting.  Make your voice heard on Tuesday!


6PM TONIGHT: Live taping of What Time is it Mr Fox at Cape Ann TV

You can be in the audience when we tape What Time is it Mr. Fox as the very special guests on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes.  Taping begins at 6pm at the Cape Ann TV Studios 38 Blackburn Center, Gloucester.  Your beautiful faces won’t appear in the show, but your clapping and cheering will.

VIDEO: Schooner Adventure Sails Again

Cape Ann TV’s Lisa Smith sent this video by Josef Hnulik, filmed aboard Schooner Adventure during this year’s Schooner Festival  featuring Daisy Nell & Captain Stan on the soundtrack.

Come aboard the Schooner Adventure for a sail in Gloucester Schooner Festival’s Mayor’s Race. It is the Adventure’s first race after she underwent a restoration project lasting two decades. The crew is proud of this historic fishing vessel, as they are the ones who restored her to her former grandeur.

Panda Cams are dark, NOAA’s site is down, but Cape Ann TV is up, Gloucester Sings & Lights are on at Larcom Theatre

I sympathize.  Life is tough when you can’t get your panda fix from the National Zoo because the Panda Cams are dark.  Or perhaps you’re wondering what to do after seeing that scary message “NOAA.gov and most associated web sites are unavailable” at  www.noaa.gov.

But don’t be depressed.  When the Allen Estes Band takes the stage on Saturday, the lights will be on at the Larcom Theatre in Beverly (which opened in 1912 — same year as Fenway Park — under the slogan “Lit Completely by Electricity” and it still is!)

Cape Ann TV is still on.  And tonight they premiere a new Local Music Seen show featuring Marina Evans as Allen Estes’ guest on Channel 12 at 6:30pm.

Marina sings new songs off her brand-new CD, Unbound, which she’ll release next Sunday, Oct 13 at concert at Cape Ann Community Cinema.  This will be an excellent night of music, so mark your calendars.

Don’t worry, Marina will be there even if the Government is still shut down.

And, of course, there’s live music all week here in Gloucester.  See the live music lineup here.

Just in case any of you in Washington who voted to shut down the government are reading this post about all that’s going on here despite your antics, we’ve got five words for you: THE SHOW MUST GO ON!

Chance to be in a TV audience on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes Tomorrow at 2pm

Tomorrow (9/17/13) we will be taping two show of Local Music Seen with Allen Estes.

If you’d like to be in the audience, come to the Cape Ann TV Studio in Blackburn Park (directions here) at 2pm.  Ring the doorbell and say, I’m here for Local Music Seen.  Don’t worry about what you look like, you won’t be on camera.  Your presence allows the performers to connect with a live audience, which gives the show an added dimension.  And your clapping, cheering, whistling, etc. will be captured on the soundtrack.

We will be taping a show with Toni Ann Enes followed by a show with Marina Evans.  Hope to see you in the live studio audience.

Toni Ann

Toni Ann

Marina Evans

Marina Evans

Alchemy Chef Scott Jensen wins Wicked Tuna Challenge at Alchemy last night

Chef Scott Jensen on Wicked Tuna

Chef Scott Jensen on Wicked Tuna

Last night Alchemy’s chef Scott Jensen narrowly defeated chef Steve Morlino of Boston’s Union Bar and Grille (where Chef Scott got his start) at the Alchemy Bistro Wicked Tuna Challenge, which was judged by the audience, who got to taste both dishes.

Before dinner, Alchemy’s mixologist Felicia Grossi, who won the Block Party’s first Ryan & Wood Cocktail Contest mixed up her Ryan & Wood signature cocktail for fishermen and guests aboard one of the Tuna boats.

And our son, John, got to pilot the boat.  “That boat’s got a lot of tech!” says John.

The entire event was filmed for Wicked Tuna Season 3 and Lisa Smith caught all the action for Cape Ann TV.  You’ll be able to see some of the event on Cape Ann TV before Wicked Tuna Season 3 premieres, and we’ll let you know when to catch it.

Mayor Kirk & Superintendent Safier preview Newell Stadium Dedication

This just in from Cape Ann TV’s Lisa Smith

Dr. Richard Safier talks with Mayor Kirk about the rebuilding of the Newell Stadium and the dedication ceremony tomorrow night. This show airs tonight on Ch. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Here’s a preview:

You can also see the show on Cape Ann TV’s wicked cool streaming service here.

Canon C100 ~ New Awesome Camera for Cape Ann TV?

Because of a scheduling conflict I was unable to attend the Canon C100 camera demonstration held at Cape Ann TV on Monday afternoon. I will however, get a chance to try it out on Wednesday night and cannot wait!

Lisa Smith kindly forwarded these snapshots from the event. Thank you Lisa!

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Henry Ferini C100Henry Ferini

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Roger Ward C100Roger Ward

Mike and crowdMike and crowd

All photos courtesy of Lisa Smith


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