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Dave Sag’s Blues Party to host Tim Gartland tonight @ The Rhumb Line 8-11….Put on your boogie woogie shoes!

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I’m proud to introduce to you a newcomer to our blues pile: Mr. Tim Gartland. Citizen, Harpist, and singer deluxe, I’ve had it on good account that he’s the man, and I’m really looking forward to squeezing out some blues with him as boss. Come cheer him on! I’ve corralled Mr. Jon Ross, meat-tearing guitarist from the boonies of Maine to serve as travel consultant. Mr. Jeff Casper, the friendly drummer will be serving canapés and queues. I’m bringing the Diaperine®.

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Have a listen

THE RHUMB LINE BAR & RESTAURANT
40 Railroad Ave.

Gloucester, MA 01930

phone: 978-283-9732

HarvestFest is TODAY!!!: Cooking Demos, Live Music, Local Food & Contra Dancing!!!

Don’t miss Rockport’s HarvestFest THIS Saturday, October 19th from 10am to 6pm. The fun includes dancing and a bit of Ipswich Ale, among other delights. This post would be a million words long (really!) if I included everything going on, so for the details check out the website:  www.rockportartfestivals.com/harvestfest/schedule-of-events In the meantime, here are just a few highlights:

  • Rockport Music is sponsoring a Make Your Own Instrument Workshop for children at 10am (first come, first served)
  • Cape Ann Animal Aid is sponsoring a Dog Parade at 11:30, with lots of fun prizes to be awarded!
  • Bearskin Neck Leathers is sponsoring the Buddy Walker Band, a polka band founded 65 years ago with performances at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm in front of the shop.
  • The MIT Juggling Club is joining the fun with performances throughout the afternoon.
  • The HarvestFest Contra Dance, sponsored by the Cape Ann Contra Dance group, will host an outdoor dance in Dock Square, complete with live musicians and a caller. Did you ever think there would be dancing in the streets in Rockport?
  • -1The Annual Scarecrow Chase Costume Parade for children begins at 3pm. Lots o’ fun & a treat for children are in store.
  • Don’t forget the all-day food & drink under the big tent on T Wharf. Ipswich Ale, Twin Lights and an awesome roster of vendors will be on hand.
  • Cooking demos will take place throughout the day, culminating in the famous Seafood Throwdown at 2:30, sponsored by the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance.RFHarvestFest2013FoodVendors
  • Finally, close out the festival by sending off the public art installation that has been on Lumber Wharf all summer (due to be disassembled the day after HarvestFest). Head over to Lumber Wharf at 6:15 to join us to say farewell to this very cool piece of public art.HFsummerbuildartlight

It’s A Dance Party!

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An African Music and Dance Party, featuring the band ‘Samba Lolo & Boubacar Diabate’ at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson St.  Saturday, September 14th 7-10 pm. $10
About Boubacar Diabate & Samba Lolo
Boubacar Diabate is a Griot singer, guitarist, songwriter and storyteller from Mali. ‘Bouba’ creates his own style of contemporary music by combining traditional rhythms with modern influences including Reggae, Blues, Bluegrass, and Jazz. Bouba sings of a common shared experience of love, life and humanity, giving all an opportunity to hear the age-old West African tradition of Griot storytelling through song.
Now based in Boston, Bouba was born in Bamako, Mali-West Africa. He was raised playing Djembe and Guitar while learning from the Griot elders as they passed down their ancient heritage through their music and song.
About Griots
In Africa, Griots pass down the oral tradition of legends, stories, and proverbs through many generations, which is essential to preserve their culture. A Griot is a teacher, poet, musician, and participant in important ceremonies such as weddings, naming initiations and installations of chiefs.

After Hours at the Cape Ann Museum

If you were not at the Cape Ann Museum Summer “After Hours” event last Thursday, August 16, you really missed out!  This museum is one of the under-recognized jewels in Cape Ann’s cultural crown.

There was great music, great food from Alchemy,  live music/dance pieces featuring Sara Slifer, Kristen Miller, and 3rian King… and the personable staff and breathtaking art that you can always find at the Cape Ann Museum. Here are some photos.

Their next event is today at 3PM:

Elyssa East, author of Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town, will discuss Hartley’s sixteen-year relationship with Cape Ann and how it changed his life and work. $10 Museum members; $15 nonmembers. Reservations are required; to make a reservation please call (978)283-0455 x16 or email info@capeannmuseum.orgDogtown Lecture series generously sponsored by Cape Ann Savings Bank.

- Fr. Matthew Green

Summer Dance Performance at Windhover

 

Click this link to take you to the Facebook event page for more information on Windhover’s Annual Summer Dance Performance. Windhover is a lovely space with a strong tradition of bringing dance to Rockport.

July 27, 28, and 29 at 8pm

Featuring Guest Companies
FORTY STEPS DANCE
DUŠAN TÝNEK DANCE THEATRE

Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Seniors/Children/BDA/NSDA
Available at Toad Hall Bookstore in Rockport or The Bookstore in Gloucester
Or call 978-546-3611 or e-mail windhover@verizon.net

Performances held outdoors.
In case of rain, performances held indoors with limited seating.

Funding in part by Gloucester Cultural Council,
Gortons Contribution Committee and Private Contributions.

Support Forty Steps Dance by Taking a Chance on Our Raffle…

Play To Win One of The Following Prizes:

Two Tickets to Windhover Performance
in Rockport (July 27, 28 or 29) with
Picnic Basket & Bottle of Wine
$25 Gift Certificate to LuxeBeautiQue
$20 Gift Certificate to The Tides Restaurant & Pub

Raffle tickets available online at
www.fortystepsdance.org

 

Spring is Here! Time to Get Out of the House

A little of that Cape Ann winter hibernation thing is still going on around here (especially on cold, rainy days like today), but tomorrow you’ll have the chance to shake off that favorite blanket you’ve had draped over you for the last three months, get off your couch, and step outside into actual Spring sunshine. Come on down to the Community House in Rockport where we’re serving Twin Lights Soda, Coffee, Cupcakes and giving you the opportunity to take a photo with Motif No. 1 itself! There’ll be some dancing magic too, and if you’re lucky, maybe some GMG contributors will even show up to shake a leg. Rumor has it that no one cuts a rug like Paul Morrison, the smoothest scientist in Rockport. Admission is a Pay-What-You-Can donation, with all proceeds going to support programming for Motif No. 1 Day & Rockport’s HarvestFest. Check out www.rockportartfestivals.com for more info and we hope to see all of our friends and neighbors there for a real Community bash!

Holiday Cheer – “The Nutcracker”

Click to learn more about our presentation of "The Nutcracker."Why schlep into Boston and spend a fortune when a gorgeous version of Tchaikovsky’s THE NUTCRACKER can be seen right here in Gloucester? From the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia, where the ballet was first staged in 1892, comes this exciting hi-def presentation, and it’s like none you’ve ever seen before.

Come check it out at The Cape Ann Community Cinema at 21 Main Street in Gloucester, and enjoy the show from the comfort of a couch or armchair, and bring your lunch or dinner if you’d like. Also, we’ve got plenty of hot chocolate, coffee and tea, and the best popcorn around.

“The Nutcracker” will be showing on Wednesday the 23rd at 5:00pm & 7:30pm, Tuesday the 24th at 2:30pm and the final show on Saturday the 26th at 2:30pm.

All tickets have been discounted to $15.00.