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Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company Festival at Windhover – Next Week (June 27-July 2, 2017)

Windhover Season Opens with Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company

Performance of signature dances as well as “lost” work among highlights

Rockport, MA, June, 2017—Windhover is proud to announce the annual performing arts season begins with a bang when the internationally renowned Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company takes up residence starting on Tuesday, June 27 until Sunday, July 2, 2017. The company of six dancers will be teaching master classes, culminating in three public performances scheduled for Thursday, June 29 at 7:30pm, Friday, June 30 at 7:30 and Saturday, July 1, at 7:30pm. The performances will be on the outdoor stage if weather allows. Otherwise they will be performed inside the back studio, and it will be first come first-served with limited space. No tickets are required, but a suggested donation of $20.00 is greatly appreciated.

 The PERFORMANCE schedule is as follows:

Thursday June 29 & Friday June 30th at 7:30pm

Ina Hahn’s choreography to two sections of Bach’s cello suite no.6 performed live by cellist Josh Gordon. The piece is titled: “Fragments of Six”. Sharing the program is Paul Taylor’s work titled “Junction” performed to Bach’s cello suites no.1 & 4.

“Tracer” is the last piece on the program. It was a lost work created by Paul Taylor in 1962 that disappeared from the repertory. The work was reconstructed last year and performed at the 92nd St Y in New York.  It involved a collaboration between the late renowned artist Robert Rauschenberg and choreographer Paul Taylor. Art historian Robert Saltonstall Mattison will provide insights into this collaborative process with an introductory talk beforehand.

Saturday July 1st: at 7:30pm

An all-out Paul Taylor program with masterpieces that include “Company B” with songs sung by the Andrew Sisters. The “Uncommitted”, with music by Arvo Pärt is from 2011. And “Junction” performed to sections of Bach’s cello suites no. 1 & 4 which is a link to Ina Hahn and her choreography, as both choreographers used J.S. Bach’s music as their inspiration for their dances.

MASTERCLASSES: Open to the public to all ages and all levels are SIX masterclasses taught by company members from the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company. Donations are welcome. The schedule of classes is as follows, taught in the back dance studio at Windhover.

Wednesday, June 28th

9:30-11:00 am: General class level, all ages.

4:00-5:15 pm: Beginner class

5:30-7:00 pm: Intermediate class

Thursday, June 29th: 9:30-11:00am General class level, all ages.

Friday, June 30th: 9:30-11:00am General class, all ages.

Saturday July 1st: 9:30-11:00am General class, all ages.

For further information, please contact Executive Director, Lisa Hahn at

Lhahn@art-horizons.com or by phone at 978-546-3611.

Escape Fiesta ~ Grammy-winners & Chart-Topping Blues in Beverly This Weekend

 Friday, June 23 – Carter Alan’s BEVERLY BLUES SERIES Featuring GINA SICILIA
Sponsored by

WZLX Music Director, Carter Alan, kicks off his new Beverly Blues Series with chart-topping Gina Sicilia!  Carter will host the show and he’ll be available to sign his acclaimed new book The Decibel Diaries!

“Not since Susan Tedeschi has a young female Blues singer made such an impression.”
  -Blues Revue
“Earthy, voluptuous voice” -Boston Globe

 

Gina’s acclaimed new CD “Tug of War” hit #1 on the Roots Music Report.

Don’t miss her only Massachusetts show on her Northeast U.S. Tour!

See Gina Sicilia videos HERE.

Listen to her new CD “Tug of War” HERE

Saturday, June 24
Henri Smith Summer Mardi Gras Concert
feat. Charles Neville of The Neville Brothers

Gloucester’s own Henri Smith brings his Summer Mardi Gras Party to Beverly once again featuring Grammy-winners Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers & Amadee Castenell.

Relax in brand-new, comfortable chairs at a table in our fully air-conditioned listening room with fine wine, local craft beers and specialty cocktails (including spirits from Gloucester’s own Ryan & Wood!).

Don’t miss this rare chance to revel in the spirit and soul of New Orleans with these legendary musicians at the most intimate, elegant listening room on Boston’s north shore.

Special Pre-Show Cajun dinner created by our friends at  Evviva Cucina available as an add-on option:

  • Creole Jambalaya (Creole Risotto, Shrimp, Spicy Sausage, Pepper, Green Onions, Tomato Sauce)
  • Muffaletta (Italian Style Sandwiches on French Bread)
  • Blackened Catfish (Seared Catfish served over okra with sweet onions, fresh garlic, tomatoes, and a trio of fresh herbs)
  • Bayou Pasta Salad (Cavatappi, Honey Bourbon Citrus Glaze, Celery, Cranberries, Spinach, Walnuts, Blue Cheese)

Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company Festival at Windhover June 27-July 2, 2017

Windhover Season Opens with Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company

Performance of signature dances as well as “lost” work among highlights

Rockport, MA, June, 2017—Windhover is proud to announce the annual performing arts season begins with a bang when the internationally renowned Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company takes up residence starting on Tuesday, June 27 until Sunday, July 2, 2017. The company of six dancers will be teaching master classes, culminating in three public performances scheduled for Thursday, June 29 at 7:30pm, Friday, June 30 at 7:30 and Saturday, July 1, at 7:30pm. The performances will be on the outdoor stage if weather allows. Otherwise they will be performed inside the back studio, and it will be first come first-served with limited space. No tickets are required, but a suggested donation of $20 is greatly appreciated.

The PERFORMANCE schedule is as follows:

Thursday June 29 & Friday June 30th at 7:30pm

Ina Hahn’s choreography to two sections of Bach’s cello suite no.6 performed live by cellist Josh Gordon. The piece is titled: “Fragments of Six”. Sharing the program is Paul Taylor’s work titled “Junction” performed to Bach’s cello suites no.1 & 4.

“Tracer” is the last piece on the program. It was a lost work created by Paul Taylor in 1962 that disappeared from the repertory. The work was reconstructed last year and performed at the 92nd St Y in New York.  It involved a collaboration between the late renowned artist Robert Rauschenberg and choreographer Paul Taylor. Art historian Robert Saltonstall Mattison will provide insights into this collaborative process with an introductory talk beforehand.

Saturday July 1st: at 7:30pm

An all-out Paul Taylor program with masterpieces that include “Company B” with songs sung by the Andrew Sisters. The “Uncommitted”, with music by Arvo Pärt is from 2011. And “Junction” performed to sections of Bach’s cello suites no. 1 & 4 which is a link to Ina Hahn and her choreography, as both choreographers used J.S. Bach’s music as their inspiration for their dances.

MASTERCLASSES: Open to the public to all ages and all levels are SIX masterclasses taught by company members from the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company. Donations are welcome. The schedule of classes is as follows, taught in the back dance studio at Windhover.

Wednesday, June 28th

9:30-11:00 am: General class level, all ages.

4:00-5:15 pm: Beginner class

5:30-7:00 pm: Intermediate class

Thursday, June 29th: 9:30-11:00am General class level, all ages.

Friday, June 30th: 9:30-11:00am General class, all ages.

Saturday July 1st: 9:30-11:00am General class, all ages.

For further information, please contact Executive Director, Lisa Hahn at

Lhahn@art-horizons.com or by phone at 978-546-3611.

When’s the last time you sat this close to a Rock Star who played Woodstock?

This Friday, you can sit a couple of feet from Legendary Rock drummer Corky Laing of MOUNTAIN and WEST, BRUCE & LAING right down the road in Beverly at 9 Wallis.  Friday’s show kicks off of Corky’s U.S. tour, having just come back from Europe.

You’ll be insanely close in a comfortable chair at a table — and you can have a beer, wine or specialty cocktail with vodka, gin, rum or whiskey made right here in Gloucester by our friends at Ryan & Wood Distilleries!  Plus 9 Wallis is fully air-conditioned (I know you could care less today, but by Friday, you’ll feel differently).  GET TICKETS HERE!

Here’s a taste of what you can expect along with a video of Corky with Mountain at Woodstock (just  a few years ago 😉

Mother’s Day Concert at Gloucester Meetinghouse

Tomorrow, Sunday, May 14th is Mother’s Day and at 3:30pm the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation will present the last in its 2016-17 Concert & Lecture Series featuring the Ipswich-based ensemble ‘The Orchestra on the Hill’ under the direction of Tom Palance.  The featured work is Aaron Copland’s colorful and evocative suite “Appalachian Spring” plus RalphVaughan Williams’ “Suite For Viola and Orchestra” with viola soloist Karen McConomy and “The Banquet,” a two movement piece by Chris Florio, Ipswich resident and award winning composer and performer.  This wonderful program is the first performance by ‘The Orchestra on the Hill’ in Gloucester, whose home venue is the music room of the the Crane Estate in Ipswich.  A reception will follow in which you may greet the musicians, some of the finest players on the North Shore.

This is a great opportunity to take your mother, or perhaps an extra-special woman in your life, to lunch someplace on Cape Ann and follow it with a truly memorable musical experience.  The historic 1806 Gloucester Meetinghouse has been described as “a concert hall appearing to be a church,” blessed with extraordinarily fine acoustics that will allow Tom Palance and the orchestra to demonstrate the expansive tonal and dynamic beauty of these works.

The Meetinghouse, home to the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, is located on the green at the corner of Church and Middle Street where you may park.  The entrance with an elevator is located on the side of the building at 10 Church Street.  Tickets are available at the door and online, with more information, at gloucestermeetinghouse.org

David Rogers @ Folklore Theatre – June 3rd

Gloucester, MA–solo guitarist David Rogers performs Saturday, June 3rd at 7:00pm at Folklore Theatre Company 169 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 (978) 704-1269Admission: $15.00 https://www.northshorefolk.org

Termed, ‘a prominent guitarist,’ by the New York Times and praised by The Washington Post for his ‘astonishingly florid’ improvisations, David Rogers presents an evening of solo guitar music with strong leanings towards jazz, world, folk and classical music.

An endorsing artist for GHS Strings, his music has been featured in major guitar magazines such as Fingerstyle Guitar in the United States and Akustic Gitarre, in Germany. His solo and ensemble performances have been broadcast on American National Public Radio and Bayrische Rundfunk.

David will play a program based around Spanish, Flamenco, Up-Tempo Latin, original settings of Leonard Cohen, Rolling Stones’, Roxy Music songs, as well as music by the Beatles, J.S. Bach and original compositions. He will also be premiering an original setting of Tim Buckley’s stunning Song to the Siren.

ARTIST LINKS:

David Rogers:

http://www.davidrogersguitar.com/ http://www.ghsstrings.com/users/2582858 http://www.reverbnation.com/davidrogershttps://soundcloud.com/zigartha

Recordings for Download

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hummingbird/id412758898

PSYCHIC MEDIUM RACHEL PERRY – COMES TO BEVERLY

RESERVED SEATS $35 ($40 at the door)

Join Rachel Perry for an exciting evening of spirit communication. Rachel will use her extraordinary gift to connect with loved ones on the higher-side-of-life, giving the audience heartfelt messages as she proves the continuity of life.

Our loved ones and spirit guides are always around us to provide support, direction, protection and love. They want us to know that we are never alone in this world or the next. Come experience the healing of spirit through this extraordinary event.

This is a group demonstration, Rachel can not guarantee that everyone will receive a message; however every effort is made to get to as many communicating spirits as possible. Must be 18 years or older to attend. Tickets are non-refundable.

Fire Friday Reggae Party @ Short & Main

IYAH FRIDAY (REGGAE PARTY) @ SHORT AND MAIN!!! upstairs in the TIKI LOUNGE With DJs LION PRIDE SOUND

Spring is here and what a better way to celebrate the warm weather with a reggae party! So join us in the tiki lounge upstairs from Short and Main FRIDAY APRIL 14th  9pm DOORS  Cost $5

DJs Renegade Red and Vision of LION PRIDE SOUND have opened for numerous legendary reggae acts, put on some of MASS and Vermonts most popular reggae nights as well as the infamous REGGAE BASHMENT ON THE HIGH SEAS BOAT-CRUISES … they will be in full affect playing strictly the best in Roots Reggae, Dancehall, Rockers, Lovers rock , Ska and Rocksteady on the 1s and 2s!

SELL OUT WARNING Loretta LaRoche in Beverly Tomorrow Night

As promised, we warn FOBs when a show is about to sell out. Tomorrow’s Loretta LaRoche – Love Laughter and Lasagna (taking you back in time to the humor of growing up with her Italian family in Brooklyn) is selling fast and there are only a few tables left at our new, intimate venue, 9 Wallis in Beverly.  You may have seen Emmy-winning Loretta LaRoche on PBS or during prior tours, but you’ve probably never seen her in an intimate room with comfortable table seating, a delicious Lasagna dinner and bar service!

You don’t want to be one of those people who calls us tomorrow begging for a seat that we can’t give you because there just isn’t any space left, do you?

Here’s Loretta on PBS:

More videos here.

4 Days left to get in on the action in Beverly

9WallisApprovedIt’s right down the road. Geographically, you could argue it’s the beginning of Cape Ann (see map) AND you can get there on a CATA bus… Beverly’s arts scene is about to get its first performance/event venue with flexible table seating from cabaret-style, to theatre-style to elegant dinner parties, called 9 Wallis.  Plus it’s a new venue for Gloucester artists to perform in — yes, Gloucester artists do cross the bridge from time-to-time.

We first told you about it in this post.  Here’s an update:

On Jan 12, the City of Beverly approved our liquor license and we’ve tentatively scheduled our Grand Opening Gala for Saturday, April 1.

Now you’ve got 4 days to help us get it open by pledging to our Kickstarter Campaign — and in return reap some wicked cool rewards like an invitation to our Grand Opening Gala!

psssst … all the cool kids will be there  ….

 

Finally we have our own venue!

9WallisKickstarterThose of you who know us may know that we’ve presented over 100 shows in over a dozen venues since we produced the first Celebrate Gloucester Festival to launch Cruiseport Gloucester in 2007.  You may also know that all of our concerts were held in other people’s venues.  Now we have one of our own.  And we need your help to get it open.

We just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to cover the opening costs of this new venue — right down the road at 9 Wallis Street in downtown Beverly, MA. We recently signed a long-term lease on this beautifully restored, historic building formerly owned by members of Le Grand David and his own Spectacular Magic Company, next to The Larcom, where we’ve been presenting shows since 2013.

It’s a gorgeous, fully-accessible room with parquet floors, plenty of natural woodwork, an elegantly curved oak bar, marble restrooms and all the modern conveniences you’d ever want!

We’re calling this new multi-purpose space “9 Wallis” and it will give us a home where we can continue and grow our passion – to feature national touring artists on an intimate stage and showcase local rising stars, plus offer our guests comfortable table seating with food and beverages.

Once we open, 9 Wallis will offer something not available elsewhere on Cape Ann: a fully-accessible, year-round performance space with flexible seating that can also host fundraisers, corporate events and private parties (see splash page) in any number of configurations.

We’ve cooked up some “wicked cool” rewards for pledges of all sizes (see here) so feel free to pledge any amount that you’re comfortable with.

PLEDGE HERE! and Please share with your friends!

Are you going to be awake @ midnight 2017?

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James Montgomery Kicks 2016 outa here!

For us NYE is different every year.  Some years we struggle to stay awake.  Other years we’re in party mode. Like many of you, we’re eager to see 2016 gone and welcome 2017 in the most fun way possible, so we’re in PARTY MODE.

If you’re in party mode too, there’s lots to do (see here) — and all night long, meaning you don’t necessarily have to choose — YOU CAN DO IT ALL!  You could go to an early show that’s over by 9:30 and then bop down the road to Beverly’s Vittori-Rocci Hall and help blues legend James Montgomery KICK 2016 out and rock in 2017.  That’s where we’ll be.

Check out this story in the Gloucester Daily Times for a preview of what to expect.  In James’ own words, “It’s going to be a powerful show.”

Just in case you forgot what a true rock star he is, here’s a video of James Montgomery with the Allman Brothers Band about 4 years ago.

 

Christmas Done ~ New Year’s Eve

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At the Vittori-Rocci Hall ~ Beverly, MA

Limited Quantity $95 – ONLY A FEW TABLES LEFT!

Rock in 2017 with Blues Legend James Montgomery, Sax Attax Horns & friends for the first benefit of 2017 at Vittori-Rocci Hall directly off Route 128 with plenty of FREE on-site parking.  Your ticket includes:

  • Scrumptious Dinner Buffet created especially for the occasion by chef Peter Capalbo (formerly of Tryst and now of Fresh Food Catering in Wenham)
    • Sauteed Organic Chicken Piccata with Parsley, Lemon & Caper Butter
    • Beef Bourguignon
    • Basmati Rice
    • Seasonal Vegatables
    • Tossed Garden Salad with Assorted Garden Vegetables, Mixed Greens, Balsamic Vinaigrette
    • Fresh Rolls and butter
  • Concert
  • Dancing
  • Midnight Champagne Toast
  • Party Favors

Full cash bar available.  Portions of proceeds benefit V is for Veterans.

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Why is everybody so nice in downtown Gloucester 2 days before Christmas?

15698035_10209635896031510_1359941937027324041_nSome of you may know that I usually start my Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve at about noon.  But this year, at our son John’s insistence, I started 24 hours earlier — mostly because the weather was nice today.

Just as we do every year, John and I went to downtown Gloucester for most of our gifts.  You can get a sense of how pleased we are in the picture with our loot atop the car.

We can’t tell you exactly where we went because Vickie is likely to see this post.   But I can say that I was surprised at how nice everybody was in downtown Gloucester.

You see, I thought people were nice to me when I shopped on Christmas Eve out of pity for the nutcase who leaves shopping to the last minute.  Turns out they’re just as nice on Dec 23 as they are on Dec 24.  Are they always this nice?

The Ameros invade 104.9 FM tomorrow (SUN) at 9am

Amero_Family_Xmas[1]Just in case you didn’t know, the Amero Family Christmas is a Gloucester tradition and it’s coming back to the Rhumb Line next Wednesday 12/21.  You can get a taste of the fun tomorrow (SUNDAY) morning at 9AM when Curtain Up host Aurelia Nelson welcomes Fly, Linda & J.B. Amero into her studio — and you just never know what will happen when those folks get together.  Tune in for some outrageous musical fun!

Here’s a sampler of some of Fly’s Christmas songs.

Party with James Montgomery and Friends this New Year’s Eve!

Over the past decade or so, you may have seen James Montgomery at various venues in Gloucester.  He’s played at Cape Ann Marina’s Pavilion tent, on the Beauport Princess cruise ship and made a special appearance at Harbor Loop.

This New Year’s Eve you can PARTY with James Montgomery, Sax Attacks horns and friends right down the road at Beverly’s Vittori-Rocci Post — directly off Rte 128 with plenty of free on-site parking.  The party includes a scrumptious dinner buffet by Fresh Food Catering, dancing, midnight champagne toast and party favors with a full cash bar available.

And you can feel even better knowing you’ll be doing some good by supporting V is for Veterans (the charity founded by James Montgomery that supports veterans particularly with food and housing assistance).

Let’s say goodbye to 2016 and welcome 2017 with music, dancing and lots of fun together!  Here are some videos of James Montgomery to get you in the party mood! GET TICKETS HERE

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