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Nichole’s Picks of the Weekend 2/21 and 2/22

Is it wrong to simply repost last week’s Blog Post about Picks of the Week for February Vacation?   I mean…they still all hold true!

See all of last week’s ideas to kill time over vacation here!

Please don’t forget that in addition to all of the top picks from last week, I HIGHLY recommend:

1.  The pool at Cape Ann Marina and Resort.  We bought a vacation week pass last Friday and have already used it a few times and had a blast!  If you don’t want to invest in a vacation week pass now that the week is almost over, Day Passes are available!  Check it out for sure!

2.  Appleton Farm in Ipswich is offering a variety of fun activities this weekend!

Including:

Farm Fun Nature Crafts and Cookies  Saturday 2/21 10:00-12:00

Meet the Maples Tour   Saturday 2/21 1:00-2:00

The Mini Moos Tour      Saturday 2/21 2:30-3:30

 

3.  Pinocchio at the Wheelock Family Theatre

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The world premiere of an original adaptation influenced by Japanese theatrical traditions, Pinocchio’s adventures are told through mystical creatures, live musicians, and gymnastic choreography, making the transformation of an animated puppet into a real live boy, a magical, dynamic, and deeply moving experience.

4.  New England Sports Park!!  Get Your Tubing On!

                               

Happy Santa Lucia Day!!!- Celebrate By Making Santa Lucia Cuccia With Sista Felicia

The Gloucester Times Taste of The Times Is Hosting Felicia’s Video Today check it out-

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Click here for the printable recipe as well

December 13th is Santa Lucia Day Learn more About The Day Here

From wikipedia-

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St. Lucia is the patron saint of the city of Syracuse (Sicily), where she was born. Celebrations take place on the 13th of December and in May. St. Lucy is also popular among children in some regions of North-Eastern Italy, namely Trentino, East Lombardy (Bergamo, Brescia, Cremona and Mantua), parts of Veneto, (Verona), parts of Emilia-Romagna, (Piacenza, Parma and Reggio Emilia), and all of Friuli, where she brings gifts to good children and coal to bad ones the night between December 12 and 13. She arrives in the company of a donkey and her escort, Castaldo. Children are asked to leave some coffee for Lucia, some flour for the donkey and bread for Castaldo. They must not watch Santa Lucia delivering these gifts, or she will throw ashes in their eyes, temporarily blinding them. In Sicily and among the Sicilian diaspora, cuccìa is eaten in memory of Saint Lucy’s miraculous averting of famine.

Living blues legend John Hammond is coming to Rockport on December 12, 2014

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John Hammond Weaves the Fabric of American Rock N’ Blues

 

Rockport, MA – Profoundly influential blues artist John Hammond will perform at The Shalin Liu Performance Center on Friday, December 12th. Hammond has been a blues fixture for decades and recently joined hallowed company as an inductee into the Blues Hall of Fame. The soulful Grammy winner is known as a consummate triple threat musician (on vocals, guitar, and harmonica), who’s gutsy blues vocals evoke gritty roadhouse memories.   Boston’s rising star Amy Black will open the show. Tickets for this concert start at $29.

Mr. Hammond, a blues legend with a voice like Robert Johnson’s and a demeanor that belies his tear-it-up might before an audience, has a history of being on hand during significant cultural moments.

John has so many stories to tell, including putting the band together for the young Jimi Hendrix that launched his international career.  In fact, Hammond is famously the only person who ever had both Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix in his band at the same time, during a five-night stint at the Gaslight Café in New York City in 1966. It was also John’s recording session with Robbie Robertson, Garth Hudson and Levon Helm which led to Bob Dylan hiring those same players, later to become known as The Band.   Bob Dylan reputedly asked John’s advice on some guitarists. John invited Bob to his session with the Hawks and as they say, “the rest is history.”

John Hammond has become a legend in his own right. He’s garnered 8 Grammy nominations, including a Grammy win, multiple blues music awards, acoustic artist of the year, and blues hall of fame inductee.  Hammond’s history is a who’s who of Blues, and includes performances or recordings with Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Duane Allman, Mike Bloomfield, JJ Cale, Tom Waits, The Band, John Lee Hooker, Dr. John and many, many more. He is known as the embodiment of the quintessential acoustic Blues troubadour, always serving tradition by pouring his heart and soul into full-bodied interpretations of the classics through the simple combination of brilliant guitar, rack harmonica, and intensely expressive vocals.

“John’s sound is so compelling, complete, symmetrical and soulful with just his voice, guitar and harmonica, it is at first impossible to imagine improving it,” says Tom Waits.  “He’s a great force of nature. John sounds like a big train coming. He chops them all down.”

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**Interviews available upon request.  Contact Seth McNally / seth@meproductions.net**

Advance Tickets for the John Hammond concert are on sale for $29, $39, & $49. To purchase tickets, visit the Shalin Liu Box Office- 35 Main St., Rockport, MA or call 978-546-7391, or online at www.rockportmusic.org

Allen Estes and The Souls & Joe Wilkins Band Tonight @ The Harbor Loop Concert 2014 6:30

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Allen Estes

 http://www.allenestes.com/allenestes/Souls_Of_The_Sea_(link).html

 

 

Joe Wilkins -Tonight- Playing at the Harbor Loop stage in Gloucester – outdoors! – with Steve Burke on Bass, Dennis Monagle on drums and Scott Noring on percussion. Allen Estes opens the night the Harbor Loop stage in Gloucester

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Joe Wilkins original. One of my favorites…

Harbor Loop Concert Series 2014 Alek Razdan & The A-Train Orchestra & Mike O’Connell Band

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Alek Razdan and the A-Train Orchestra

Alek Razdan and the A-Train Orchestra is composed of 20-year-old Alek Razdan on vocals and saxes, his father Rikki Razdan on saxes, Ken Demaine on bass, Dave “Doc” Vincent on drums, and Dan Whalen on guitar. The group is based out of Rockport and Gloucester, MA, and was formed in the summer of 2010.
Alek Razdan and the A-Train Orchestra appear regularly around Cape Ann and the Boston area. They have performed at festivals, night-clubs, and private parties. Playing a unique blend of blues, jump-blues, and swing covers and originals, the group puts on an energetic and extremely danceable show.
The band’s new album, “Alek Razdan and the A-Train Orchestra: Two-Timin'”, was released in January of 2012. The title track, “Two-Timin'”, was the Grammy U award winner of the Indaba Music Master Critique competition,  held in New York City, New York.
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Mike O’Connell and Friends

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Mike O’Connell Worcester Born Blues Rocker has been living in Gloucester for 13 yrs

Tomorrow Night Harbor Loop Concerts in Gloucester with Local Natives Jay Aptt, Leo Ciaramitaro and Ben Ferrini play this concert with me,, we did a couple of practices and ready to rip some songs for you,, we have a good set. so come see,, bring your blankets coolers and juice boxes, kids,, Love MO’C

Aurelia Nelson Gives Chazz Palminteri Sista Felicia’s Cookbook

A Bronx Tale is in my top 10 all time movies, my favorite scene was in the bar when the bikers came in and Chazz delivers the classic line- “Now Youse Can’t Leave.”  You gotta watch the YouTube clip of that scene just below this picture.

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Aurelia Nelson is the host of Curtain Up on North Shore 104.9 and has been hosting the movie nights at The Harbor Walk.  Her show Curtain Up! with Aurelia Nelson airs Sundays 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  You can listen to the last Curtain Up taped July 21 by clicking here

If you need a quick gift idea or would like to treat yourself and your family you can purchase one of Sista Felicia’s Cookbooks here-

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While There’s No Such Thing as a Bad Beach….

Yesterday, during a miraculous 30 minute session of sitting still at the beach, I fired off this short little post about Beach Pros and Cons….as I was contemplating which beach is “best” for my boys (ummm….and me).

https://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2014/07/22/does-size-really-matter/

So, today, I invite you to participate in this little summer poll

 

Please comment with additional answers if you’d like as it is impossible to adequately include all kinds of beach experiences!

 

 

 

Harbor Loop Concert Series 2014 ~ The list..

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Special thank you to all involved, Bradley Royds, Harry (Skip) Pardee, Frank Hawks, John Silviera ( the sound guys), Walter Peckham, the Police, the Mayor: Carolyn Kirk, Suzanne Egan, Gail McCarthy, Peter Van Ness, Lucky, Will Hunt, Sheila Orlando…the bands, and everyone who lives in and/or loves Gloucester…

It’s a community effort!

Fiesta at Giuseppe’s

Fiesta Saturday!! Don’t forget live streaming at Giuseppe’s of the Greasy Pole and Seine Boat Races! It’s the Fiesta Saturday that brings you piano bar with Joe Thomas, 9pm til close! Come on in for a great night of food, drinks, music and singing….celebrate with us 4 years as “us”…our thoughts of having a “piano bar”, has stayed true….Please remember to bring you ids with you tonight, it helps us do what we need to do! We open today at 2pm. Sunday, we open for lunch at 11am and go straight through to close our Fiesta with Paul Luff playing form 7-10pm!

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Happy 67th Birthday To the Best Mother, Ma, Grandma, G~Swag, Mammaw….Ever

PrintHappy Birthday to YOU! Happy Birthday to YOU! Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday Day 22222222222222222222 YOU!

We are who we are because of you. Thank you for being with us every step of the way…We all Love and appreciate you more then you’ll ever know !

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With all our Love,  Libby, Joey, Felicia, Barry, BJ, Amanda, Eloise, Madeline, & Coconut

 

 

 

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