Monthly Archives: July 2013

What a Fiesta

Fiesta this year was so much fun and the mother nature cooperated. Sunday’s winner of the Greasy Pole was Nicky Avelis, great job.

St. Peter’s Fiesta on Cape Ann TV TONIGHT Starting at 5

This just in from lisa Smith along with a little video she shot on Sunday featuring Sefatia!

Fiesta tonight on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 — with commentary by Phil Nicastro
5:00pm – Friday Greasy Pole
9:00pm – Saturday Greasy Pole & Seine Boat Races

TOMORROW (WED):
8:00pm – Procession and Blessing of the Fleet
8:30pm – Sunday Greasy Pole and Seine Boat Races

Check their website for more details.

Gloucester Garden Tour

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Tour Name: Gloucester Garden Tour (www.GloucesterGardenTour.com)
Tour Address: 7 Crafts Road
Gloucester
Tour Begins: 7/13/2013       10:00
Tour Ends: 7/13/2013       4:00
Tour Organizer: GenerousGardeners.com and the Harvard Club of the North Shore
Contact: Susan@GenerousGardeners.com
Tour Description: Please join us in Gloucester, MA for a tour that includes the hidden gardens on Biskie Head Point as well as the garden of a professional landscape designer featured in the Boston Globe Magazine. All are lovely and will bring new ideas and beauty to your day and maybe your garden. End your tour with a special treat of free parking at Stage Fort Park ($15.00 value for garden tour ticket holders) with access to the Gloucester trolley for a ride downtown or the beach.

Enjoy a stroll along the new Gloucester HarborWalk while viewing the city’s most famous landmarks. Explore the many local shops, galleries and wonderful cafes, pubs and restaurants.

Hosted by http://www.GenerousGardeners.com and the Harvard Club of the North Shore, this garden tour will benefit the new HarborWalk in Gloucester and the Fisherman’s wives memorial and gardens.

Tour price is $20 in advance online at http://www.GloucesterGardenTour.com or $25 the day of the tour. Starting location will be in the Grand Banks Parking Lot, 7 Crafts Rd. (Exit 12 off Route 128 North) Gloucester, MA .

Please contact Susan Kelly Susan@generousgardeners.com 978-282-3306 if you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help.

Great Music Happening at Shalin Liu – Get your Tickets before they are all gone!

HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN

HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN
At Shalin Liu Performance Center
July 26, 2013
Get Ticket

Since their first recording in 1998, Austin-based Hot Club of Cowtown has grown to be the most globe-trotting, hardest-swinging Western swing trio on the planet. But for guitarist Whit Smith, fiddler Elana James, and bassist Jake Erwin, it has always been about staying true to their roots.

“Unfussy and unpretentious, their blend of down-home melodies and exuberant improvisation harks back to a lost era…”
The Times (London)

“This Austin-based western swing/jazz trio….will bring even the
tamest audience to its feet.”
Chicago Tribune

Great music happening at Shalin Liu Performance Center but don’t wait till the last minute to get tickets because these shows SELL OUT!

Friday, July 5, 2013
8:00 pm   JUDY COLLINS

Folk music icon Judy Collins blew Rockport audience members away last year
CALL BOX OFFICE FOR LAST MINUTE TICKETS
Saturday, July 6, 2013
8:00 pm   JUDY COLLINS

With Grammy Award-winning hits like “Both Sides Now” and “Send in the Clowns”
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Sunday, July 7, 2013
5:00 pm   CALMUS VOCAL ENSEMBLE, LEIPZIG

“The group held the audience…nearly spellbound with its artistry.” – The Washington Post, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
8:00 pm   GILLES VONSATTEL

Vonsattel champions the expansion of the conventional classical concert experience
Friday, July 12, 2013
8:00 pm   EVIYAN

An ensemble of composers/performers, genre-crossing EVIYAN–
Saturday, July 13, 2013
8:00 pm   RUSSELL SHERMAN

Known as an eloquent communicator, pianist Russell Sherman performs with poetic grace
Sunday, July 14, 2013
5:00 pm   CANADIAN BRASS

“These are the men who put brass music on the map…” The Washington Post
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
7:00 pm   METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE

Richard Eyre’s hit production stars Elina Garanca as the seductive gypsy of the title
Sunday, July 21, 2013
5:00 pm   SUZANNE VEGA

Vega is a masterful storyteller known for her hit songs “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner.”
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
7:00 pm   METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE

VERDI: IL TROVATORE, David McVicar’s stirring production of Verdi’s intense drama
Friday, July 26, 2013
8:00 pm   HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN

Hardest-swinging Western swing trio on the planet!
Sunday, July 28, 2013
3:00 pm   THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER

Ten-time Grammy® Award-winning vocal super group
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7:00 pm   THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER

Ten-time Grammy Award® winning vocal super group,
CALL BOX OFFICE FOR LAST MINUTE TICKETS
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
7:00 pm   METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE

ROSSINI: ARMIDA, the mythical story of a sorceress who enthralls men in her island prison
Thursday, August 1, 2013
8:00 pm   CHERISH THE LADIES

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the world-renowned Celtic ensemble Cherish the Ladies
Friday, August 2, 2013
8:00 pm   KAKI KING

known for her percussive, virtuosic take on string instruments
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
7:00 pm   METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE

VERDI: LA TRAVIATA, Natalie Dessay stars as Verdi’s most beloved heroine
Friday, August 9, 2013
8:00 pm   ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY

Ann Hampton Callaway returns for an encore show with characteristic passion and sponteneity
Saturday, August 10, 2013
8:00 pm   ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY

Considered an icon of the American songbook and a Tony-nominated performer
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
7:00 pm   METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE

PUCCINI: TURANDOT, Director Franco Zeffirelli’s breathtaking production of Puccini’s last opera
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
8:00 pm   ROBERTA GAMBARINI

“Gambarini is a true successor to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Carmen McRae.” -The BG
Thursday, August 15, 2013
8:00 pm   THE FOUR FRESHMEN

Dominating the airwaves in the 1950s The Four Freshmen are America’s most enduring vocal group
Friday, August 16, 2013
8:00 pm   KURT ELLING

With a perfected four octave range, astonishing technical mastery, and a knack for storytelling
Saturday, August 17, 2013
8:00 pm   REGINA CARTER

Preeminent jazz violinist Regina Carter returns to Rockport to perform her album Reverse Thread
Sunday, August 18, 2013
5:00 pm   BRANFORD MARSALIS

Renowned Grammy® Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis and his Quartet’s longtime pianist
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
7:00 pm   METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE

ROSSINI: IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, One of the most beloved operatic comedies of all time
Thursday, August 22, 2013
8:00 pm   PAULA COLE

“An extraordinary songwriter with a gorgeous voice” Rolling Stone
Friday, August 23, 2013
8:00 pm   PAULA COLE

Paula Cole returns to Rockport to showcase her latest album Raven, along with hits
Saturday, August 24, 2013
8:00 pm   ENSEMBLE GALILEI

a regular on NPR’s Performance Today and much loved by audiences around the country.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
5:00 pm   FAITH PRINCE

“a smorgasbord, a goulash, a bouillabaisse of Faith Prince: past, present, future”
Friday, August 30, 2013
8:00 pm   TOM RUSH

Tom Rush is known to audiences for his distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm voice
Saturday, August 31, 2013
8:00 pm   TOM RUSH

Tom Rush is known to audiences for his distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm voice

Music Around Town ♪♫♪ July 3rd, 2013

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FREE CONCERT ON GLOUCESTER HARBOR JULY 3, 5-11pm

Western Ave. and Centennial Ave.
Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: 978.525.9093

Cape Ann Big Band, directed by Carlos Menezes Jr. will join Runaround for its 6th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza, FREE! Guest vocalists include Rene Dupuis (Bandit Kings, Renee & Joe), Nathan Seavey, Steve Russo (The Runaround, Mile 21), Mari Martin (Area 51, Kenny Loggins), and Carolyn Seavey. The band will perform music ranging from Glenn Miller to Van Halen!Presented by Gloucester Fund & gimmesound:
5:00 Roots 66 Kicks off the Music
6:00 Music breaks for Horribles Parade
7:00 Cape Ann Big Band & Runaround
9:30 Fireworks
10:00 Laser Light Show by RK Lighting Design
Dance ’till 11

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The Dejas~The Monagle Sessions @ MinglewoodAtLat43

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25 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

  Phone: 978-281-0223

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Dog Bar Cape Ann ~Crazy Jay~ Karaoke 9-12

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Megan McKenzie Band ~The Rhumb Line starting after the parade -9:00pm

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40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA

  Phone: 978-283-9732

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Steve Caraway ~ Fiesta Pub and Grill – 5:30pm

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14 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA

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John Rockwell ~ Alchemy Cafe & Bistro – 7:00pm

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3 Duncan Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: 978.281.3997

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Scottie Mac

8:30

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SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF DOWNTOWN
WITH A GREAT VIEW OF THE FIREWORKS SHOW OVER
THE FITZ HUGH LANE HOUSE.
GREAT PHOTO OPS !
STARTING AROUND 8:30 PM

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DJ Vito ~ Mile Marker 1 – 9:00pm

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75 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

  Phone: (978) 283-2122

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Giuseppe’s By Request ~ Sturdy Trees Bluegrass 7:00pm

Giuseppes by request photo by Brendan Pike

2 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

  Phone: 978-879-4622

Cape Ann Auction tonight @ The Magnolia Library ~1 Lexington Ave, Gloucester Ma.

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Walt Kolenda Auctioneer

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auction starts at 6:00pm

for more info here > http://www.capeannauction.com/

Auctioneer Cape Ann Auction 978-395-7077
Auction Date Jul 02 Auction Location 1 Lexington Ave.
Gloucester, MA

map > https://maps.google.com/maps?q=1+Lexington+Ave.++Gloucester,+MA

GMG Local Twitterati Report 7/2/13

Bub’s Tool Consignment

When I decided to do this series on second-hand stores, I was already familiar with most of them, but there were some that I discovered specifically for these posts.  That includes Bub’s Tool Consignment, (11 Pond Rd.).  It’s a relatively new store, and Joey interviewed the owner back in December.  Barry Williams, the owner, is a really friendly guy.

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I hadn’t seen the store before because it’s not on a road where I walk or drive often, but it’s right down the street from Second Glance and just a few minutes’ drive from downtown Gloucester, and hence very well located for anyone looking for deals.  I was impressed by the range of tools he has on sale; everything from basic garden and carpentry tools to large, professional items. Barry is selective about what he will put in his store, so you can be sure to find solid equipment.

It’s great to know about this place, not only because I might need to buy some tools at good prices, but also because my father is cleaning out his garage and will have used tools to sell!

Store hours:
Monday-Friday: 8am – 4:30pm
Saturday: 8am – 12pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Here’s a list of the places covered so far in this series:

Second Glance
St. John’s Thrift Shop
The Sequined Fan
Pearl’s
Junque & Disorderly
Cape Ann Thrift Shop
Main Street Arts and Antiques
Dogtown Book Shop
Gabriel’s Antiques
Bananas
Mystery Train Records

We still have more to go!

Matthew Green

Pet of the Week-Chiqui

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Oh my goodness, here I am on Good Morning Gloucester and my future family might be looking right at me. My name is Chiqui and I am an affectionate three-year-old short coat Chihuahua girl pup.  I am very smart and always ready to learn.

I am perfect apartment size dog.  I like meeting new people and receiving attention.  If you might like to meet me, I am staying at the shelter at the Cape Ann Animal Aid located at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter in Gloucester.

I have so many good friends here – a variety of little and big dogs and many cats – we all are different in size, shapes, but we are all looking for loving homes.

On Sundays from 1-3 p.m., we are collecting returnable cans and bottles for our Transportation Fund.   If you might like to stop by some Sunday with your cans and bottles, you are welcome to do so.   I hope if you are looking for a dog, you might consider me!    My needs are few – I like a attention, I would love to have you carry me around in a basket or big pocketbook that has my initial on it – hopefully a pink collar with pretty stones!  As you can see, I even know how to smile!

Greg Cook Fiesta Photos At THEARTERY ON WBUR

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Hi, y’all,

Here are highlights of my photos of this year’s St. Peter’s Fiesta:

http://artery.wbur.org/2013/07/01/st-peter-fiesta

Some of my photos from last year are here:

http://gregcookland.com/journal/2012/07/02/st-peters-fiesta-in-gloucester-2/

Thanks to everyone for their kind hospitality, and

Viva San Pietro!

Greg Cook

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