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World Organ Day 2013 at St. Ann’s Church

A week ago today was World Organ Day!  Althout it is an initiative of Notre Dame de Paris, it was celebrated around the world with more than 850 organ concerts.  Fr. John Kiley, pastor of Holy Family Parish, joined in … Continue reading

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Bagpipes in Gloucester

Bruce Campbell was playing the pipes for a wedding at St. Ann’s Church. He was standing out front by Pleasant Street, and I could hear his music down by City Hall on Dale Avenue!  I’m no expert on the topic, … Continue reading

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Three Sheets to the Wind opened for Gordon Bok at the Old Sloop Coffeehouse

…and I got some photos! The concert was almost two weeks ago, but I’ve been too busy to get the photos ready until now… I have wanted to see Gordon Bok in concert since I was a child, so it … Continue reading

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Why having a pro on stage and on sound makes a real difference to your concert experience

A bright red Parker Fly guitar rests comfortably on its wooden stand, like a Siren luring Chelsea Berry to the rocky coast we all know is behind the stage. Chelsea enters alone and smiles at the audience, gracefully accepting the … Continue reading

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Mari Martin Trio concert at Saywer Free Library

Last week, the Mari Martin Trio (Mari Martin, Ken Steiner, and Mark Retallack) gave a fantastic, free, hour-long concert at the Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library. (A wonderful institution, but have they considered renaming the place to something that … Continue reading

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Cafe Shalom at Temple Ahavat Achim

On Saturday night, Temple Ahavat Achim offered a Cafe Shalom event, with Henry Allen and the New Swingset as the opener and the Judith Murray Trio as the headliner.  It was an evening of beautiful jazz! Here are a few … Continue reading

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Download of The Day- Rapper’s Delight

I sure hope these guys got to retire from the money they made on this song.  Still Holds Up To This Very Day #Old School It’s a free download on the Amazon mp3 store Rappers Delight On Amazon mp3 Store

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St. Ann School Christmas Concert

Last Thursday, St. Ann School had its Christmas concert.  Kudos to their choir director, Lori L’Italien, for her great work with the kids!  The cuteness factor of the little kids was off the charts.  Here are a few photos:   … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer from Fred Bodin

Last weekend, Fred Bodin and I were both at a great Christmas party / sing-along with a lot of other guests.  I guess I was feeling lazy, because I didn’t bring my camera.  Fred, on the contrary, was on top … Continue reading

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Chorus North Shore’s Christmas Concert

On Saturday night, I went to Chorus North Shore’s Christmas concert at Our Lady of Hope in Ipswich (almost Cape Ann), which featured Vivaldi’s Gloria, “Christmas is Coming: a festive cantata”, and other songs of the season. Chorus North Shore … Continue reading

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Café Shalom at the Temple Ahavat Achim

Kathy Chapman Video- Klezwoods, Gloucester, MA November 2012 I made it to the Temple Ahavat Achim (just around the block from where I live) on Saturday for their “Café Shalom”.  I am so glad I did – I kept saying … Continue reading

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New England Composers Featured in Cantemus Chamber Chorus 30th Anniversary Concerts

Music Director Jane Ring Frank, front row-center, will lead the Cantemus Chamber Chorus in its first 30th-anniversary year concerts on December 1 in Hamilton and December 2 in Newburyport. “Twilight in New England: A Celebration of New England Composers” features … Continue reading

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Calling all QUEEN fans: Don’t miss this world premiere right here in Gloucester

Tomorrow 9/20 is the world premiere of a limited theatre event: Hungarian Rhapsody Queen Live in Budapest and believe it or not, Cape Ann Community Cinema is one of the theatres! But it gets better, because this premiere screening is … Continue reading

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“The Sing” moves from The Annie to The Inn at Babson Court

A week ago today, the group that formerly met at The Annie every Wednesday (7:00-9:30PM) to sing together had it’s first session at it’s new home, The Inn at Babson Court. It was a perfect evening, weather-wise: It was also … Continue reading

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Sing-Along on the schooner Adventure

On Saturday, Sept, 1, during the Schooner Festival, there was a pot-luck supper and sing-along on the schooner Adventure, docked on Rocky Neck. It was a great time!  I was there last year too, and this is the sort of … Continue reading

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“The Sing” at The Annie

Come join the fun at The Annie every Wednesday night at 7PM for two and a half hours of musical sharing.  We sit in a circle in the Art Parlor and take turns singing (or playing acoustic instruments, or both), … Continue reading

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After Hours at the Cape Ann Museum

If you were not at the Cape Ann Museum Summer “After Hours” event last Thursday, August 16, you really missed out!  This museum is one of the under-recognized jewels in Cape Ann’s cultural crown. There was great music, great food from Alchemy, … Continue reading

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“He who does not eat cheese, will go mad.”

This French proverb is printed on T Shirts and hangs over the door at The Cave — 44 Main St.  For some reason, it took Vickie and me 3 weeks to get there, but we finally made it yesterday and … Continue reading

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38 artists at 21 venues this weekend. How do you choose?

No, you can’t see them all.  You’re just gonna have to pick your favorites.  We can help.  First, you can see a complete live music lineup here.  And if you’re not sure who you might like, you can  see 15 Artists … Continue reading

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Something Big that Chronicle Missed

Gloucester has been featured on Chronicle once again and this time they focus on tourism, art, fishing & Fiesta — mostly the greasy pole.  And while the show sheds a fairly good light on Gloucester, it misses one of the our … Continue reading

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