Gloucester police Chief Leonard Campanello – photo: Allegra Boverman
Chief Campanello’s “Angel” project began yesterday. If you don’t know what that is, read this article in the Gloucester Daily Times.
The Chief’s project has been the subject of national news for about a month now and he’s even been challenged by the district attorney (see this article in the Boston Globe).
But our Chief remains cool as a cucumber.
Just listen to him in this NPR interview from yesterday — especially the part where he says, “We appreciate the district attorney’s comments, but the fact is that the police have always had the discretion to charge or not charge and not just with drugs, with most crimes.”
If you see Chief Campanello, please congratulate him on his vision, compassion, brilliance and cool head.
This is definitely the guy you want protecting our city and helping to heal our drug problem. BRAVO CHIEF!
We knew we were lucky to have Chief Campanello come to Glocuester when he brought the crowd to their feet with his Springsteen version of “Santa Claus is Coming To Town” at the first Cape Ann Winter Solstice in December 2013. Sheila Roberts Orlando captured the moment perfectly in the photo below:
John Cafferty singing one of his #1 hits with the audience at The Larcom in January photo Sheila Roberts Orlando
Most of you who follow us know that we present concerts just down the road at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre (among other venues).
This summer we’ll also be presenting concerts at The Cabot — and the first one we’ve put on sale is John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band with special guest Charlie Farren on Friday, July 31 — and it’s helping us answer two questions at once: “When are you bringing John Cafferty back?” and “When are you bringing Charlie Farren back?”
We figured this summer was the perfect time to party at The Cabot with these 2 high-energy rock stars, who haven’t performed together on stage for years.
It’s an All Ages show with reserved seats starting at only $25. Get your tickets now (RIGHT HERE) because this show will sell quickly!
Very sad news has been reported just now from Zurich. More details here.
All of us who loved his music are in mourning.
Johnny Winter, you will be missed … your music lives on in us.
listen to my interview with Johnny Winter for GMG here
See photos by Sheila Roberts Orlando of Johnny Winter at the Larcom Theatre in Beverly Jan 31.
Yesterday we were treated to one of our new monthly pleasures: T Max dropped off a few copies of the September issue of The Noise Magazine. It’s one of the perks of living in Magnolia, which, since T Max moved to Gloucester, happens to be right on his delivery route as he takes The Noise to Beverly, Salem, and on down to Boston.
This is an especially good issue, the highlight of which is Eric Baylies’ wonderful interview with Grammy-winner and Rockport native Paula Cole. Paula invites us into her creative process and shares her profound wisdom on the music business in one of the most insightful artist interviews since John Lennon’s 1980 Playboy interview. Paula gives us too many wonderful quotes to list here. You’ll just have to read the article. Kudos to Eric for asking all the right questions, to T Max for printing the whole thing and especially to Paula for allowing herself to be honest, personal and profound in print, without so much as a care in the world for the usual hype and meticulous grooming that usually attends a new CD release from a major star, such as her.
Among many other gems in this issue are two exceedingly entertaining reviews by T Max of live music at Beverly’s Block parties and the Big Shot of Inge Berge by Sheila Roberts Orlando, which proves that Inge is one of Gloucester’s most creative artists!