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August 3rd, 6-10:00 pm – Don’t miss it! The 2013 Rocky Neck Beaux Arts Ball. Dig out some old threads and make them into something new. Turn your recyclables into a trendy fashion statement. You’re not expected to look like the model here – go for something uniquely you. See you there.
Last weekend, Fred Bodin and I were both at a great Christmas party / sing-along with a lot of other guests. I guess I was feeling lazy, because I didn’t bring my camera. Fred, on the contrary, was on top of things and he used his camera to grab some video of our caroling. Here is a medley I put together from his footage. The last part is a snippet of a traditional Christmas Gregorian chant I sang with Kevin McDermott.
Thanks for the footage, Fred!
Last Saturday was the final day of Hanukkah, and our Jewish community gathered to celebrate at the Temple! As a Roman Catholic priest, I am not Jewish of course, but I was invited to come along and had a great time (as well as learning a lot – but they will have to forgive me if I am inacurate in my terminology or description of the event…).
It started with some music by a band of members of the congregation, including traditional songs, dancing, and even some rap in Yiddish by David Wesson! Then some children (students of Henry Allen) presented a short play on “The Miracle of Hanukkah”.
Things got more serious with a commemoration of the fire that destroyed the previous temple building. However, the focus was positive. Carole Sharoff and Lou Goldish told how an elaborate and historic hanukiah (given by leaders of the state of Israel to the American embassador in the 1960’s), was saved from the fire by being kept an extra day or two in the Unitarian Universalist church to which it had been lent. Wendy Betts, a very talented performer, then sang a selection from the work “Voices”.
Rabbi Steven Lewis gave a brief and very interesting “D’var Torah” – a commentary on the festival, based on the Torah and commentaries. (I used some of what he said in my homily at Mass the next day, giving due credit to the Rabbi, of course). The ceremonies ended with the lighting of everyone’s hanukiot (a.k.a. menorah) that they had brought from home, starting with the aforementioned historic one. Then we all ate latkes, jelly donuts, and other finger food!
A few photo highlights are included below. For more photos, click on the thumbnails below.
And although Hanukkah is over, here is a great Hanukkah song:
And don’t forget:
Urban Voices: A Choral Music Initiative from the Metropolitan Opera Guild
This program is made possible by a generous gift from the Popplestone Foundation.
Click on Slide Show for More Photos:
Yesterday evening there was an art party at The Annie for the opening of a show of beautiful paintings by Sheila Lavelle. The artist was present, as was Henry Allen (founder of The Annie).
Her paintings are tranquil and calming, most of them suggestive of beach and sea skylines.
The art was accompanied by dishes of delectable appetizers, presented with artistic flair…
…including faux “candles” glowing in origami boxes!
If you can’t make it, you can also view and buy her art on line.
Listen to Captain Dave Marciano on Greg and The Morning Buzz Podcast:
Hey everyone! Tonight (Sunday June 3rd) is the season finale of Wicked Tuna. Anyone that doesn’t know, it’s the reality show on National Geographic about Tuna Fishermen out of Gloucester. We have been airing it every Sunday at 10:00pm at The Topside. Portions of the show were actually shot here during the filming. The stars of the show will all be at The Topside tomorrow night along with some film crews, National Geographic, and press!! Photo opps will be available and of course the show will be aired at 10:00. Get there early to claim a good seat, meet the captains and maybe even end up on TV :) hope to see you there!
Doug Silva General Manager
50 Rogers St.
Wanna buy some Wicked Tuna Swag from the fishermen themselves check out their websites here-
Friday July 29
6 to 8 pm
28 + 30 Main Street in Rockport
Stop by on a beautiful July evening and preview the summer collection of artist Renata Fryshara’s necklaces and paintings. You can sip sangria and visit with friends on the patio between the Renata’s two galleries: one featuring her jewelry and the other featuring her paintings & drawings.
Renata Fryshara is an international artist whose work has been featured in shows around the world and whose necklaces have been sold at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and in various galleries.