Before today, if you sang Happy Birthday on stage or to a restaurant patron or in a movie or video, you risked being sued by one of the largest record labels on Earth. Check out this article for an interesting story about the most popular song in the English language.
Vickie & Peter
Summer might be over, but the hot Fall music season has just begun.
Remember, you live in one of the most culturally rich areas in the country, so get off your couch, get out and soak in the area’s extraordinary live music — there’s no other experience like it!
If you’re not so sure about that, perhaps you should come see the Cape Ann Symphony perform it, along with Gershwin’s An American in Paris and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition (all three of these comprising an extraordinary musical feast) this Saturday, Sept 26 at 8pm at MERHS Auditorium. (I’m not sure, but I think it’s likely that the Symphony is playing Ravel’s arrangement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. If anybody knows for sure, please comment on this post.)
I’ve got two entertaining Boléro videos to warm you up:
The Copenhagen Philharmonic flash mob performing Boléro at Copenhagen Central Station. (It’ll likely be quieter in the auditorium on Saturday — with better acoustics too.)
Here’s the famous scene from “10” (don’t be fooled, the first music you hear is Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet). Wait for Boléro. It’s worth it.
Bring blankets and chairs and enjoy a day in the sun filled with music, dancing, art, food and drink! (Cape Ann Brewery Beer Garden and Ryan & Wood Distillery Spirits Tent!)
Tickets for Police, Fire, active service and veterans are free! See lineup here. Tix here.
From our friends at The Lanesville Music Festival — check it out!
LANESVILLE MUSIC FESTIVAL – IT TAKES A VILLAGE
On Sunday, September 27, 2015 between 12 noon and 7:00 pm, The Lanesville Community Center proudly presents its 6th Annual Music Festival featuring local musicians, food, artisan and cultural vendors, activities for kids and beverages for adults all supported by enthusiastic local volunteers.
Admission is by Donation at the event – Rain or Shine.
Performances feature the talents of Charlee Biancini, Quentin Callewaert, Joe Wilkins, Mamadou Diop, Steve Amazeen, Greta Bro, The Tree House Charlatans, and Squash, Hicks and Pickens. This brilliant line-up brings together new faces as well as old favorites performing in delightfully diverse musical styles from African Drumming to Digeridoo – from sea shanties to sultry Blues.
In addition to the music, the Festival promises food and other fun… the former provided by The WillowRest, Joe’s on a Roll, Holly Cow Ice Cream, and our own LCC festival fare…the latter by a showcase of wonderful vendors and community volunteers.
The Festival is generously supported by The Cape Ann Savings Bank, The City of Gloucester, and other friends of the LCC. And, we in turn, are sharing raffle proceeds in support of the Cape Ann Animal Rescue who will be on hand with pet-able furry friends.
The Lanesville Music Festival is truly a celebration of our neighborhood and we look forward to sharing The Lanesville Community Center and the “Lanesville Way”.
Come early – stay late – listen to great music, amidst a festive combination of food, art, culture, education, beer, wine, raffles, popcorn, Hoola-Hoops and more.
As promised, we’re here to warn you of an impending sell-out. All 3 of our previous concert cruises have sold out and this one will too — the only question is when? So please don’t be one of those people calling at the last minute asking us to break Coast Guard rules to get you on a full ship! Get your tickets RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!
Perfect weather will help us party with 5-time Grammy Nominees Roomful of Blues as we cruise beautiful Gloucester Harbor full of tall ships
Thanks to our generous sponsors, Atlantic Vacation Homes, Building Center and Beach Gourmet — you help us keep live music alive in Gloucester! And thanks to North Shore 104.9 for being a great media partner.
Just got an update from the ship saying that they will be ready to start tours at 2pm today.
-pvn, sent from my phone
It may look calm in the harbor but it is too choppy to take visitors out. The Ft. McHenry will try to re-anchor a little closer to the breakwater and GMG will update you as soon as we hear from the XO.
-pvn, sent from my phone
Five years after Celebrate Gloucester, top north-shore musicians once again take the stage at Gloucester’s award-winning HarborWalk for an extraordinary day of music, food and family fun to help the Addison Gilbert Hospital Citizens Fund save our local hospital.
This is an all-ages festival with plenty of food, an artisan marketplace and a beer and spirits tent for people over 21.
North Shore Curtain Up host Aurelia Nelson will MC the show.
Dance, eat, drink, party and feel good about it because you’re contributing to a great cause.
Get your tickets right now, right here!
Come to Antonio Gentile Bandstand at Stage Fort Park on Sunday @7pm to help us celebrate the last Summer Bandstand Concert for 2015!
Antonio Gentile Bandstand – Stage Fort Park
Tonight – Wednesday, August 26, at 7:00pm.
The Rockport Legion Band will perform our eight free concert of our 82nd consecutive summer concert series at the Back Beach Bandstand, Beach St, Rockport, MA.
7:00, Sunday, August 30, 2015.
Popcorn is available. Children are welcome. Folding chairs and blankets are good. In case of rain we will play inside the Legion Hall, next to the bandstand.
Jason Howard will conduct this program.
|The Star Spangled Banner||Francis Scott Key|
|Mercury||K. L. King|
|The Music Man||Meredith Willson|
|Blue Moon (Euphonium Solo, Connie Villanti)||Richard Rodgers|
|Force of Destiny||Larry Neeck|
|The Emerald Isle||Dave Black|
|Trumpets, Ole! (Featuring the Trumpet Section)||Frank D. Cofield|
|Foiled Again||Jack Wilds|
|Dixieland Jam! (Dixie group)||Arr. Bob Lowden|
|Disney Blockbusters||Arr. John Higgins|
|Clarinet Polka (Featuring the Clarinet section)||Arr. David Bennett|
|K. L. King|
|1812 Overture (Featuring the American Legion Riflemen)||P. Tschaikowsky|
|Stars and Stripes Forever||John Philip Sousa|
|God Bless America||Irving Berlin|
What? You’ve never been aboard the Beauport Princess Cruise Ship? Rectify that on Schooner Festival Sunday!
This is NOT a small whale-watch or fishing boat. It’s a fully-loaded CRUISE SHIP featuring 2 enclosed decks with dance floors, 3 full-service bars (wine, beer & top-shelf liquor) and an open-air top deck — theatre seating on the first deck, tables on the second deck and couches on the top deck.
The weather will probably be great, but even if it’s not, you can party in luxury and comfort on both of the air-conditioned (or heated if need be) indoor decks with bars and dance floors.
Plus you’ll be partying with 5-time Grammy Nominees Roomful of Blues and cruising historic Gloucester Harbor full of tall ships on Schooner Festival Sunday! Our last three concert cruises sold out, so please don’t be one of those people who calls us begging for a spot we can’t give you. Get your tickets RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW. Then you can relax and enjoy Schooner Festival weekend!
Only 3 days left to join Patrick Stewart (whose new show premieres tonight) in supporting Ocean Alliance’s Snotbot!
You’ve heard about SNOTBOT, right? OK, maybe you’re just visiting, so you haven’t heard about this yet. Let me explain: few other Kickstarter pledges could be better for the future of Gloucester (and anyone who lives or visits here) than this one — really, no kidding. You’ll be helping Ocean Alliance develop revolutionary drone technology for whale research — and there’s no telling what they might discover. But what ever it is, you’ll be a part of it along with iconic actor Patrick Stewart (Jean Luc Picard on “Star Trek”, with a new show called “Blunt Talk” premiering TONIGHT on Starz)!
This is good for Ocean Alliance (which translates good for Gloucester because we want them to thrive here), good for whales, good for our planet, and good for all of us who will benefit from whatever they discover using this new gizmo! So pledge now right here.
REGGAE BASHMENT ON THE HIGH SEAS
SATURDAY August 22nd, 2015
7 SEAS WHALE WATCH WHARF (NEXT TO THE GLOUCESTER HOUSE RESTAURANT)
63 ROGERS ST. GLOUCESTER, MA.01930
$20 PER TICKET
INFO/ TIX 603 759 6487 (Also available at the Boat night of)
6PM MEET AT THE DOCK
7PM BOAT LEAVES DOCK, SO BE SURE TO GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TRAVEL TIME ESPECIALLY WITH THE SUMMER TRAFFIC AS THE BOAT LEAVES DOCK PROMPTLY AT 7PM
Saturday August 22ND, 2015!!! The 7th annual Reggae Bashment on the High Seas Boat Cruise is here again coming to you live and direct from the 7Seas Wharf Gloucester MA 01930. Presented by Reggae DJ’s Lion Pride Sound on the 1’s and 2’s. Spinning strictly the best in Reggae ,Roots, Rockers, Ska, Lovers and Dancehall. Please join us for a magical evening on the water of dancing, entertainment and fun! We meet at 7 Seas Wharf (next to Gloucester House Restaurant) @ 6pm and the Boat leaves at 7pm Sharp!!! Tickets for the cruise are $20 and can be purchased by contacting Lara (603 )759-6487 or sending $20 per ticket to firstname.lastname@example.org via PAYPAL Tickets are on a first come first serve basis… Come down, invite your friends and join us for this amazing event! This is a 21+ Event and yes, there is a CASH BAR ON BOARD Also there is a very large dance floor for you and your friends to dance the night away on! This is a very popular event so make sure to get your tickets and we hope to see everyone there to make this another special year on the High Seas.
Cape Ann Community Band “A Night In Italy” concert on Sunday, August 16, 7pm at the Antonio Gentile Band Stand
Cape Ann Community Band “A Night In Italy”
Sunday, August 16, 7pm
Antonio Gentile Band Stand, Stage Fort Park, Gloucester.Featured vocalists Kathleen Adams and Michael Pallazola singing Italian songs.
Back in 2010 we presented Celebrate Gloucester featuring Roomful of Blues at the City’s newly acquired I4-C2 property on Schooner Festival Sunday because we were told there’s nothing to do on Sunday after the race. Here we are five years later bringing Roomful of Blues back to Gloucester aboard The Beauport Princess Cruise Ship for an evening Blues Cruise @ 7:30 on Schooner Festival Sunday.
The Schooner Festival has always been one of our favorite Gloucester events and we’re honored to add our little piece of cruising fun to one of the world’s major maritime spectacles!