hey folks, starting tonight, thurs. nov. 5th, and every thurs. (except holidays) i’ll be pickin and singin at the Gloucester House from 8-10 pm…every week, i’ll have a special guest joining me, so please stop by, have some food and drink, and enjoy some good local music !! xo, Allen
63 Rogers Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
Purchase tickets ($20-advance, $25-at the door)
The Gloucester House – 978-283-1812
Gloucester Music – 978-281-4874
If you’re looking for a great Sunday breakfast buffet, look no further. The Gloucester House puts on an incredible breakfast buffet on Sundays from 9:30-1:00.
I and all the artists who took part, want to give a big round of applause and our thanks to The Gloucester House, Lily, Lenny, Dottie Linquata and all there who made the St. Valentine’s Art Show one of the best I’ve seen and participated in. They made us feel like family and were so kind and generous to give us an exhibit and sales opportunity, in a delightful lovely space in the cold of February. If that wasn’t enough, each day they put out coffee, tea and wonderful homemade Italian cookies for us and visitors to enjoy. The Gloucester House and the Linquatas do much for the community, and the artists especially appreciate their generosity and kindness.
Special thanks also to Ray Lamont who gave the Show such great coverage in the Gloucester Daily Times, which drew many people to the show. It was great to meet artists I didn’t previously know and many people who don’t make it over to Rocky Neck, as well as to see those I do know but wouldn’t normally see in the dead of winter. All in all, a great four days that we all enjoyed immensely. Many thanks.
Looking to have an awesome Valentine’s Day breakfast while helping a great cause at the same time, then put this on your calendar for Friday morning. Having experienced The Gloucester House Breakfast Buffet this past Sunday during the Valentine’s Art Show, I can tell you, it is not to be missed.
These are a few shots of the St. Valentine’s Art Show at the Gloucester House taken by Beth Williams. If you have a chance, do stop by and check it out. There is a great array of beautiful, affordable, unique cards and gift items by area artists. The Gloucester House (especially Lily Linquata for organizing so well and being so helpful) has been very generous to organize this show in their lovely function room at no charge to the artists. The show runs Friday and Saturday from 11:30am to 8:00pm and Sunday from 9:30am to 4:00pm. A nice reason to stop into the Gloucester House for a bowl of chowda or a seafood pizza and a beer or glass of wine, and check out some great Valentine’s Day gift ideas.
GloucesterCast 6/6/13 With Guest Ron Gilson and Host Joey Ciaramitaro
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International Dory Races, Gloucester Harbor Launch,Boating Season, Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle, Vacationing In Gloucester Totally Based On Public Transportation, The Accommodations At Rocky Neck, The Gloucester House, Cruiseport, The Patio
Old reels of tape converted to digital files. Ciaramitaro and Curcuru families. Benny Curcuru, Auntie Annie, Captain Joe and Felicia Ciaramitaro. Stage Fort Park, Gloucester Harbor, the Paint Factory, The Dragger Fleet, Downtown, Rogers Street, The Gloucester House, Bearskin Neck, Rockport. I don’t recognize a lot of the older Italian women and men, feel free to leave a comment with the names you recognize and the time displayed when you see them in the comments on this video. Thank you
Gloucester MA Waterfront , Rockport, Bearskin Neck, 1959-1967 from Joey on Vimeo.
Purchase tickets ($20-advance, $22-at the door)
The Gloucester House – 978-283-1812
Gloucester Music – 978-281-4874
The on-line system that sells advanced tickets and takes credit cards will be turned off at noon on tomorrow (Thursday). Just because it’s a benefit doesn’t mean you have to pay full price. So click here and get cheaper tickets now. Or just show up at the Gloucester House and pay $15 cash at the door. Either way, you won’t want to miss this concert. You’ll be among the first to hear some of Jim Odgren‘s newest music. Here’s what said in a recent email, The band is sounding terrific. Lots of songs from “Day Dreaming” as well as our cd that is as yet unreleased. And some additional songs in the same genre.
In case you missed this post, Next Thursday (10/25) is the 2012-13 Berklee in Gloucester season kickoff at The Gloucester House featuring the Jim Odgren Quintet, who are helping raise money to send a Gloucester student to Berklee. You may remember that this is the brainchild of Berklee’s Dean of Performance, Matt Marvuglio. Now, when you read the word Dean, what do envision? Bet it’s not the guy playing the flute solo at about 2 minutes into this video (Jim Odgren is on alto sax in this video too).
Here’s another video of Matt at The Gloucester House on March 30 with Berklee professor Ed Saindon on vibes and students Nori Shiota on bass and Jazz Robertson on drums.
Matt told me he’s planning to come to the concert on Thursday. Perhaps we can convince him to sit in.
How cool is it that you can see the top professors, students — even the dean — of the best music school in the world right here in your own backyard! Well, Aurelia Nelson, host of the show Curtain Up on North Shore 104.9 thinks it’s pretty cool, so she asked me to join her for tomorrow’s show to talk a little about it. So tune in to 104.9FM tomorrow at 9AM.
But before all that, you’ve got 13 venues with live music to choose from tonight — perfect number for a beautiful October Saturday! See the complete live music listing here.
Anybody who follows us on GMG knows the depth of talent living on Cape Ann (plus, I tried to capture it in an article for The Noise called Vintage Cape Ann — you can see it below the Brad Byrd interview here). Now, it seems that major talent is arriving from off island more and more — especially when you look at the live music schedule for this weekend and next week. Here are a few highlights:
TONIGHT: Swingle Singers at Shalin Liu — they’re always bringing in great musicians from out of town.
TOMORROW: Henri Smith New Orleans Friends & Flavours at Cape Ann Brewery. Well, we could almost say that Henri is from Gloucester — he’s been here since Katrina.
SATURDAY: Isaac Hayden at The Grove Cafe in Manchester. Isaac comes all way from Nashville. This new boutique/coffee house is beginning to pack the place with people who appreciate good music.
Thursday @ The Gloucester House – Berklee in Gloucester – World-renowned Berklee Professors performing with Top Students to raise money to send Gloucester students Berklee. The first of this year’s series kicks off with The Jim Odgren Quintet.
Sunday @ the UU Church – Free BSO Chamber Music Concert – The Boston Symphony Orchestra has chosen Gloucester to launch its 2012-13 Community Chamber Concerts series. What a coup for Gloucester!
Keep an eye on next week’s live music schedule. More shows tend to get added at the last minute.