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Community Stuff Wednesday

Lane’s Cove Fish Shack Restoration Auction


MARK YOUR CALENDARS….There will be a silent auction to raise funds for the Lanes Cove Fish Shack. It will be held at the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center on Harbor Loop on Sat., April 21st from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. All proceeds will go to the restoration of the fish shack. Come one come all. We have donations of many wonderful paintings done by local artists ranging in value from $75.00 to $4400.00. We also have gift certificates and other items to auction with values ranging from $25- $150.00. There’s something for everyone. We will also be selling t-shirts, note cards, & bumper stickers.
Also we now have comfort color Lanes Cove Fish Shack T-Shirts on sale for $15.00. They can be purchased at Wulla (next to the Package store) on Washington Street in Lanesville or by contacting Barbara Jobe at 978-283-9311. All proceeds will go to the restoration fund to save the Lanes Cove Fish Shack. Wulla is open Wed-Sunday.



Cape Ann Jewish Film Festival In Its 4th Year

The 4th Annual Cape Ann Jewish Film Festival kicks off on Sunday, April 15 at 5:00pm at the Cape Ann Community Cinema at 21 Main Street in Gloucester with the acclaimed documentary “Jewish Soldiers In Blue & Gray.”

The other four films in the CAJFF line-up are: the Israeli drama “Restoration” (Mon. April 16 @ 7:30pm), the restored historical documentary “Nuremberg” (Tues. April 17 @ 7:30pm), the romantic comedy “The Matchmaker” (Wed. April 18 @ 7:30pm) and the eye-opening documentary “Imaginary Witness: Hollywood And The Holocaust” (Thurs. April 19 @ 7:30pm). The last film in this year’s Festival commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Also running this weekend is this year’s Oscar-winning Best Foreign Language Film, “A Separation,” playing Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15 at 7:30pm. The film tells the mystery-laced story of a struggling couple in modern-day Iran. The film will encore in May, along with the other four Oscar-nominees “Monsieur Lazhar,” “In Darkness,” “Bullhead” and “Footnote.”

To mark Earth Day and the April school vacation week, the Cinema encores the animated treat “Mia And The Migoo,” Monday, April 16 through Saturday, April 21 at 12:00pm. The movie is about a little girl who goes off to the jungle to find her missing father and makes friends with a giant silly monster. Tickets are just $5.00 for kids.

Tickets for all films are $9.50 adults, $8.00 students & seniors (60+) and $6.50 for Cinema Members. A full printed line-up of films is available at the Cinema, at www.CapeAnnCinema.comor by calling (978) 282-1988.

Local Video Company Adds to the Cape Ann Music Scene

This week the first ever Cape Ann Sessions video performance has been released —- featuring local rock band Dreamtigers! You can watch the video for “Keep Time” here:


Cape Ann Sessions is a video series inviting musicians from all over to play acoustic sets at some of the most fun and beautiful locations on Cape Ann. The series aims to combine the arts of video and live music in a creative way while exploring the beauty and culture of northeastern Massachusetts. Each video is produced by IN THE CAR, a local media company.

*Behind the scenes photos (by local photographer Danny Ebersole) can be seen here: http://ebersolephotography.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/an-acoustic-brew/

This Sunday at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport Music presents a new film “Guardians of the Gates: TheSurfboats” – filmed at the nation’s second busiest Coast Guard station–located right next to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The film was created by David Wittkower, a native of Rockport and a graduate of Rockport Elementary School. His parents still live in town! David’s coming in for the film and will participate in a post-screening Q&A with James Caulkett, Gloucester’s Harbormaster and a former member of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Best, Gregg Sorensen


Rockport Music

“Guardians of the Gates: The Surfboats”

Sunday, April 15, 4 PM

Film by David Wittkower

Guardians of the Gates takes a hard look at the elite Coast Guard Search & Rescue crews that conduct over 600 rescues a year. Filmed at the nation’s second busiest Coast Guard station–located right next to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco–Guardians gets an inside look at what makes these search and rescuers put their lives on the line every day, going out in extreme weather and waves that are over twenty five feet. With the camera crew riding along, you get a front seat ride as the Coast Guard crews are tested in life and death situations. Produced and Directed by David Wittkower, graduate of Rockport High School,1979 and winner of over 27 film festival awards, Guardians is his most intense film yet. The audience is invited to stay on after the film for a Q & A with the film maker David Wittkower and Gloucester Harbor Master and former Officer in Charge Boatswain Mate Senior Chief (ret) James Caulkett.

Tickets in advance or at the door: $9. www.rockportmusic.org or 978-546-7391

Shalin Liu Performance Center: 37 Main Street, Rockport, Massachusetts

Shalin Liu Performance Center Schedule and Video From Gregg Sorensen

Hi, Joey:

You’ve been wonderfully supportive of Rockport Music and we are most grateful.

A listing of concerts is indicated below.

I hope you can make it.

Best regards,

Gregg Sorensen



Brentano String Quartet with David Deveau, piano 

Music by Schubert and Schumann

(Prelude lecture/supper with Nicholas Kitchen of the Borromeo Quartet at 6p)


Midori, violin 

Music by Beethoven, Bloch, Szymnowski, and Brahms,

SUNDAY, JULY 18  at 5 PM 

Richard Stoltzman and friends
Music by Foss, Brahms, Reich and others. Additional works by Douglas, Hampton, Takemitsu, Gershwin, and more.
Featuring musicians Richard Stolzman, clarinet; Mika Yoshida, marimba; John Peter Stoltzman, jazz piano; David Deveau, piano

 Saturday, July 24 at 5 PM and 8 PM

Regina Carter

Reverse Thread

The internationally acclaimed violinist plays music from her new album, Reverse Thread, a collection of African

folk melodies in a contemporary fusion of world music and classical violin as only she can provide.

(CD release: May 2010)

Saturday, July 31 at 8 PM

Paquito D’Rivera, clarinet, with

Synchronicity (Garah Landes, piano, and Gregory Landes, percussion)

Enjoy a weaving of jazz, classical, bebop and Latin music in contemporary compositions ranging from arrangements

of works by Bernstein to originals by Paquito D’Rivera. 

 Friday, August 6  at 8 PM

Saturday, August 7 at 8 PM

Paula Cole

Rockport’s own singer, songwriter and Berklee graduate became an international star with such hits as “Where Have

All the Cowboys Gone” and “I Don’t Want to Wait.”  The 1997 Best New Artist Grammy Award winner launches

the final weekend of concerts during the 2010 summer season.

Sunday, August 8 at 5 PM

Bill Charlap Trio

with special guest Sandy Stewart

Bill Charlap’s multiple Grammy-nominated CDs include his latest release for Blue Note, The Bill Charlap Trio—

Live at the Village Vanguard.

This concert includes music by Gershwin, Bernstein and works from the Great American Songbook.

A short film about the making of the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport Music’s new world-class concert hall, located in Rockport, MA.

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