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Cape Ann Big Band to play for Salem Jazz & Soul Fest Spring Gala Fundraiser SUNDAY

Renee Dupuis with Cape Ann Big Band

Renee Dupuis with Cape Ann Big Band at Beverly’s historic Larcom Theatre in May 2014 (photo Sheila Roberts Orlando)

Here’s an opportunity to have some fun while supporting an excellent cause.  Local favorites Cape Ann Big Band featuring vocalists Renee Dupuis and Nathan Seavey perform down the road at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre to help raise money for The Salem Jazz & Soul Festival and their excellent music education work.

Awesome Auction Items

Before and during the concert and at intermission you can bid on some awesome auction items.  Here’s a short list of highlights:

Original artwork, gift cards to local restaurants, KHS ladies bicycle donated by Salem Cycle, theater tickets, music lessons, martial arts lessons, wizard-themed party for kids at the Salem Witch Institute’s Crown and Shield Hall, weeklong stay at a house in Southern France.

Doors are 6:30.  Show starts at 7:00pm with the North Shore Jazz Project All Stars opening.

What better way to spend a Sunday evening!

Chris Stovall Brown Tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line 8:30 – 11:30 April 23, 2015

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Dave says,

I’m back! And I’m ready to esophageally regale you with tales of loup Garou, after visiting the hinterlands  of swamp county, USA. Let’s go!
This week is brought to you  by those  zzzing folks at Instant Blues® liver enlightener. Yes, Yes, feeling blue? or seasick?  Just mix our steaming powder with vodka  for instant relief of conundrums, boils and shortness of pants. Relief guaranteed!
That means Mr. Chris “Stovall” Brown and his band of renown are in town. Chris, the ultimate string-biting, double- jointed gootarist and vogellist is ready to take you to the cleaners, blues- wise. I love playing with this guy! Not only that, but Mr. Jim Gwin, Fred’s brother,and Boston Pops stalwart will be allowed to remove his ankle bracelet and join us. I’ll be back singing’ and frolicking’ on the bass. Come join us!

 

 

 

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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

 

SELL OUT ALERT: The Smithereens at Larcom on Saturday — Get $25 tix now before they’re gone

As promised, we’re letting you know before all the tickets are gone for New Jersey-based, power-pop rockers, The Smithereens on Saturday right down the road at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre.  You can still get tickets here (starting at only $25 — half of what you’d have to pay elsewhere) and there are even a few of my favorite seats left in Balcony Center Row L (get them here).

The cool thing about these guys is that even though they had monster hits in the ’80s (e.g., “Behind the Wall of Sleep,” “A Girl like You,” “Blood And Roses,” “Only a Memory,” “Blues Before and After”) which they could easily just live off, they’re still writing new songs and releasing new records that are as good or better than their classics.  Check out this Video of their new song, “Sorry.”

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Special Guest: JB Amero 8:00pm 4.22.2015

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

Wednesday, April 22nd – 8pm
Special Guest: J.B. AMERO!

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The one and only! Brother J.B. – top of the list of greatest
entertainers New England has ever known. We start at 8! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Upcoming…
4/29
Allen Estes

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward…
…to seeing you there :-)

Brand new Martha Davis video and podcast — you saw and heard them here first!

Martha Davis and Ruby Rose Fox just keep on surprising us with wonderful new music and collaboration.  Check out this video from their concert in New York last night.  Tomorrow they appear right down the road at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre.  Good seats left — especially in the balcony.  Get them here!

And if you missed Aurelia Nelson’s excellent interview with Martha Davis on 104.9FM radio show, “Curtain Up” on Sunday, you can listen in right here:

A Delightful Havdallah Evening at Temple Ahavat Achim – May 2nd

Temple Ahavat Achim

86 Middle St., Gloucester, MA

 

TAA presents a special event for members and guests:

A DELIGHTFUL
HAVDALLAH EVENING

 SATURDAY NIGHT, MAY 2

 

7:30 pm – Supper 

8:15 pm – Havdallah Service 

8:30 pm ’til closing –  A cabaret in three acts:

 

  • Danceable blues & rock with Bobby Kramer Trio & a special guest
  • Charlee Bianchini performing folk
  • Mark Arnold at jazz piano

Make your own sundaes to sweeten the evening!

$10 in advance or $12 at the door

WWW. TAAGLOUCESTER.ORG

RSVP is appreciated – it will allow us to know how much food to prepare!

Call Natalia at (978) 281-0739!

We look forward to seeing you for a night of frolicking and friendship!

M.E. Productions Presents ‎LEON RUSSELL w/ guest Allen Estes May 30th 8pm @ The Larcom Theatre

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Rock and roll Renaissance man. That best describes this Music Legend. Leon Russell’s long and storied career includes collaborations with a virtual who’s who of music icons spanning from Jerry Lee Lewis to Phil Spector to the Rolling Stones. A similar eclecticism and scope also surfaced in his solo work, which couched his charmingly gravelly voice in a rustic yet rich swamp pop fusion of country, blues, and gospel.

Between his solo work, contributions to high-profile albums by other artists, and screen exposure in the Bangla Desh and Mad Dogs & Englishmen documentaries, Russell became a veritable superstar in the Seventies. Russell has won two Grammy awards, chart-topping hits and was inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. Don’t miss this Intimate Show with a Music Legend.

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Award-winning singer/songwriter, Allen Estes, wrote Tammy Wynette’s top 40 hit “Next To You”, “Where’d They Go” (the official song of the City of Gloucester) and songs for The Souls of the Sea musical. While working as a songwriter in Nashville, Allen practically invented the genre “Americana” and you’ll hear influences from pop, rock, folk, blue-grass and country.

 

Allen has produced over a dozen albums and his songs have be

en recorded by Tammy Wynette, Shania Twain, Dave Mallett, Tom Wopat and The Judds. He has toured with/and opened for Bonnie Raitt, J. Geils, Tim McGraw, America, Jose Feliciano, Reba McEntire, Waylon Jennings, Kenny Chesney, Tricia Yearwood, Livingston Taylor, Robert Palmer, Jonathan Edwards, Tom Rush and Earl Scruggs, among many others.

Winner of the Independent Music World Series New England and voted Best Independent Act of New England, Allen and his band always give a captivating performance that brings audiences to their feet.

 

http://allenestes.com/allenestes/Allen_Estes_Welcome.html

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Tickets here >http://gimmelive.com/Concert.cfm?c=41

LEON RUSSELL

Saturday, May 30, 2015 – 8:00 p.m.

LARCOM THEATRE

13 Wallis Street, Beverly, MA 01915

Seth McNally
Director of Booking & Marketing
Flying Monkey Performance Center
Plymouth, NH

“Lovewhip” Tonight @ MinglewoodAtLat 9pm 4.18.2015 Don’t Miss It!

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http://www.lovewhip.net/

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25 Rogers St
Gloucester, Massachusetts
(978) 281-0223

http://minglewoodtavern.com/

1980s hit-maker Martha Davis interview on 104.9 SUNDAY @ 9AM

This Sunday (4/19) at 9AM, Aurelia Nelson welcomes 80s rocker Martha Davis, founder of The Motels, to her North Shore 104.9 radio show “Curtain Up” for a spirited interview about what it’s like to be “the most charismatic female performer in rock,” as described by Robert Hilburn of The Los Angeles Times.

Martha Davis is credited with helping to define the New Wave sound that dominated MTV and pop radio in the 1980s.

But she’s not one of those rockers who’s satisfied to live off her prior success. She’s still writing new songs, recording new music and discovering new talent, like Boston Music Award Winner Ruby Rose Fox who opens The Motels show down the road at The Larcom Theatre on Wednesday (good seats still available, especially in the balcony — get them here.)

And she’s about to release a film of her live performance at the 50th anniversary of the famed Whisky-A-Go-Go, where she changed the face New Wave music forever.  Check out the trailer here:

Cape Ann Symphony Mother’s Day Concert Saturday, May 9 feat. BSO Soloists

Last month (in this post) I pointed to the roots of today’s music.  This month, the Cape Ann Symphony takes the whole thing one step farther.  First of all, they’re playing one of Beethoven’s most extraordinary compositions, the 7th symphony.  My guess is that the audience will jump to their feet after this finale just as they did last month for Beethoven’s first piano concerto, featuring David Deveau.

Beethoven’s 7th has been used in a number of films, most recently the 2nd movement in a tremendously powerful scene in which Academy Award winner Colin Firth as King George VI delivers a triumphant speech after struggling all his life with a terrible stutter.  Check out that scene in this video:

Now imagine hearing the whole symphony live.

And if that wasn’t enough, they’ve invited Boston Symphony Orchestra father and daughter team Richard and Erin Svoboda as soloists for Michael Gandolfi’s Double Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon.  Plus you’ll hear an overture by Rossini, the most popular opera composer of his time.  You really do want to be there!  Get tickets here.

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Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This week’s guest will be, Ron Schrank 8-11pm 4.15.2015

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

Wednesday, April 15th – 8pm
Special Guest: RON SCHRANK!

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Ron makes us all feel at home whenever he plays. Sweet and
gentle. Join us. We start at 8! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Upcoming…
4/22
J. B. Amero

4/29
Allen Estes

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there :-)

Sorellanza’s Spring Schedule

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Sorellanza, a 14-woman a cappella chorus based in Gloucester, announces its Spring 2015 performance schedule.

Friday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

24 Broadway, Rockport

Sunday, May 3rd at 4:00 p.m.

Annisquam Village Church

820 Washington Street, Gloucester

Saturday, May 9th at 7:00 p.m.

Ascension Memorial Church

31 County Street, Ipswich

Sunday, May 10th at 4:00 p.m.

St. John’s Episcopal Church

48 Middle Street, Gloucester

Tickets: $12/$10 Seniors & Students

Sorellanza has been entertaining audiences for nine years with an eclectic and upbeat repertoire. Their program ranges from Renaissance to Broadway, sacred songs, rounds, Beatles, and pop. Rockport resident Patti Pike co-founded and directs the chorus. As part of their community outreach program, Sorellanza has invited talented high school performers to audition for and join the chorus. Audiences will enjoy the youthful additions to the Sorellanza sound.

ALERT: Tickets to see Art Garfunkel just went on sale — this show will sell out quickly

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Tickets just went on sale to the public for this very special evening with Art Garfunkel, one of popular music’s most revered icons.

Imagine seeing him and hearing his extraordinary voice in the intimate Larcom Theatre (right down the road in downtown Beverly) with gimmeLIVE’s perfect sound.

This will be Art Garfunkel’s only Boston area appearance on this tour.

It will certainly be an experience you won’t soon forget!

Don’t wait until tickets are gone.  Get them now, right here.

 

Dave Sag’s Blues Party Tonight with Professor Harp 8:30 to 11:30pm @ The Rhumb Line 4.9.2015

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Let’s try someone new! Can I inveigle you to join us for a hotplate excursion into Chicago blues? i’ve got Professor Harp showing up to entertain you with his red hot harp and acute vocals.  I was playing a date somewhere recently and this guy just shows up with a harp or two, sits in, and proceeds to knock the crowd down like they’re  bowling pins. So, here he is in Gloucester. Hopefully, he’ll do the same.

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Backing him up will be Mr. Mike DiBari, on guitar, last seen with the Gordie Beadle show and Mr. Steevee Chaggaris, our tonsorially-challenged drummbler. Should be a great time!
Next week I’ll be in New Orleans, but don’t worry, Ms. Lisa Marie will be riding into town with her cavalry to save the day. All her usual suspects will regale you whilst I put on a few pounds sampling that fine cuisine. Won Ton Roulez!!

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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Don’t miss out on Martha Davis and The Motels with Ruby Rose Fox opening @ The Larcom Theatre on April 22,2015

Martha Davis and The Motels

Her voice is unique, unmistakable and timeless. Already sold out at TCAN in Natic, Martha Davis and The Motels burst into Beverly on April 22 for one night only!

Don’t miss the band that defined MTV with their top 10 hits “Only the Lonely,” “Suddenly Last Summer,” “Total Control,” “Take the L out of Lover” and more.

“…arguably the most charismatic female performer in rock.”

– Robert Hilburn, The Los Angeles Times

“Martha Davis, of the Motels, was still strong in voice and admirably delivered hits like ‘Only The Lonely’ and ‘Suddenly Last Summer.'”

– Hollywood Reporter (about recent Hollywood Bowl Concert)

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Ruby Rose Fox opening

Ruby Rose Fox, a vocal powerhouse of soul driven, edgy rock ‘n’ roll (with a nod to newwave pop), whose voice threatens to knock down the walls of any room in which she performs is hard at work to make 2015 her strongest year of new releases and live performances. Ruby Rose Fox was the lone standout of Boston-based artists to make The Boston Globe’s list of “10 Bands and Solo Artists to Watch in 2015,” and winner of the 2014 Boston Music Award for Best Female Vocalist in addition to her nomination for Singer-Songwriter of the Year.

“arty, edgy rock ‘n’ roll that lets her be Lou Reed and Nico at the same time … [and seems] to come from another scene, another world.”
– Jed Gottlieb, Boston Herald

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more info & tickets here > http://gimmelive.com/Motels.cfm

Presented by Gimme Live

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Wednesday’s With Fly Amero ~ Special Guest: Jon Butcher 8-11pm

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

Wednesday, April 8th – 8pm
Special Guest: JON BUTCHER!

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After nearly a year, Jon Butcher returns as my musical guest
at the Rhumb Line! Along with his compelling, soulful voice,
and accomplished guitar technique, Jon will be bringing his
latest (and highly acclaimed) CD, “Two Roads East”. When
he and I get together, it’s always sure to be pure magic!~ Fly

Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Dinner specials prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ new wine menu!
Upcoming…

Dan King

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Ron Schrank

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and more!
Looking forward……to seeing you there! :-) ~ Fly

PHOTO: Jon Butcher captivates Warren Haynes at Berklee Performance Center last night

This photo by Sue Sanderson proves what Berklee Performance Center audience members were saying last night about Warren Haynes being enthralled by Jon’s guitar playing.  There’s a big announcement about Gloucester’s own Jon Butcher coming in the next few days. Keep your eyes on GMG and get the scoop first!

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