As promised, we’re letting you know before all the tickets are gone for New Jersey-based, power-pop rockers, The Smithereens on Saturday right down the road at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre. You can still get tickets here (starting at only $25 — half of what you’d have to pay elsewhere) and there are even a few of my favorite seats left in Balcony Center Row L (get them here).
The cool thing about these guys is that even though they had monster hits in the ’80s (e.g., “Behind the Wall of Sleep,” “A Girl like You,” “Blood And Roses,” “Only a Memory,” “Blues Before and After”) which they could easily just live off, they’re still writing new songs and releasing new records that are as good or better than their classics. Check out this Video of their new song, “Sorry.”
Last month (in this post) I pointed to the roots of today’s music. This month, the Cape Ann Symphony takes the whole thing one step farther. First of all, they’re playing one of Beethoven’s most extraordinary compositions, the 7th symphony. My guess is that the audience will jump to their feet after this finale just as they did last month for Beethoven’s first piano concerto, featuring David Deveau.
Beethoven’s 7th has been used in a number of films, most recently the 2nd movement in a tremendously powerful scene in which Academy Award winner Colin Firth as King George VI delivers a triumphant speech after struggling all his life with a terrible stutter. Check out that scene in this video:
Now imagine hearing the whole symphony live.
And if that wasn’t enough, they’ve invited Boston Symphony Orchestra father and daughter team Richard and Erin Svoboda as soloists for Michael Gandolfi’s Double Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon. Plus you’ll hear an overture by Rossini, the most popular opera composer of his time. You really do want to be there! Get tickets here.
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Mt. Vernon Street on Sunday, March 22.
GloucesterCast 121 St Paddy’s Day 2015 With Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro
Topics Include: Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro, Snow Melt, Vacation At The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, All Inclusive Today vs All Inclusive 15 Years Ago, Riviera Maya vs Cancun, Thanks Super K and @HRHRivieraMaya, Yoga Is Where It’s At, St Joseph’s Day Props To All The Families Who Have Kept Up The Traditions, St Paddy’s Day At The Rhumb Line, Tom O’Brien’s Baru, Mike Lindberg, Earl Foote Video, Favorite Greasy Pole Walk Video, Cacciatore’s Blowing Up Toby’s Phone While We Tape The Podcast, Cacciatore’s Opening Date Pushed Forward For Final City Permitting Sign Offs Not Opening This Saturday the 21st!!!, Boston Seafood Show, Gloucester MA Community Development, Fishermen’s Wives, Gloucester MA Fisheries Commission and Mark Ring Does Us Proud, New St Paddy’s Day GMG Sticker A Huge Hit Shout Out To The People Who Sent In SASE For Their Free Stickers, Loss Of FOB Bruce Bonham, Pulling Back On The Selfie Stick Post, Mexico Day One…, Missing Regulars Kim Smith Due To Illness and Donna Ardizzoni, Happy Kim Smith’s Daughter Liv Didn’t Plan Her Wedding During Fiesta, Electric Companies Now Fear The Efficiency of Solar Energy, Brian O’Connor Says His Solar Install Is Going To Pay Him, Vince Wilfork and Revis Leaving, Question: Will Tom Brady End His Career a Patriot?, Derek Sandersen’s Book, Foreign Affairs My New Favorite Local Restaurant, Duckworth’s, Blue Ox, Ithaki, Franklin, Passports, The Studio, Seaport Grille, The Lobster Pool, What Is The Staus Of Madfish Grille?
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Bring on the hate! It’s TBSBS “Throw Back Super Bowl Sunday” Those were the days.
Well, this was a video for last night, but it would never upload from my house before the power died. So enjoy! More storm coverage and aftermath to come!
At Wisdom’s Heart 2 Duncan Street
12 HOUR MEDITATION TRAINING for military veterans and their loved ones.
Wednesdays, February 4, 11, 18, 7-9:30pm and Saturday, February 21, 1-5:30pm.
Mind training based Buddhist meditation practices illuminated by the latest research in neuroscience and affective psychology focus on relaxation and developing stable and vivid attention to tame impulses and quiet the chatter of the untrained mind. Check back for details.
Keeping The Project Local!
Floating Is An Art!
Pouring the floor in the retail section- Common Crow Construction Update!
Great Gifts and No Better Way To Show Your Cape Ann Pride Watch Video To See If You Won!
CAPE ANN LICENSE PLATE
LICENSE PLATE APPLICATION (pdf) DOWNLOAD > Print, Fill Out, Mail Back to the Chamber
Proceeds from the license plate will be used to benefit promotion, economic development and education initiatives for Cape Ann and the Cape Ann communities of Essex, Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Rockport.
After an extensive design submission and voting process, the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the winning design for the Cape Ann License plate. The winning design was chosen after nearly 2,000 votes were received from the Cape Ann community through online and ballot voting. The design was created by local Rockport artist, Annalei Babson, from Coveside Designs.
Download the Cape Ann License Plate Application
Home Solar Evaluation At Brian O’Connor’s East Gloucester House
As part of our ongoing series since National Grid went up 37% on Elecricity prices we interviewed Kevin Prickett who came out to East Gloucester to do a Home Solar Evaluation. According to the Kevin, not only do you save money, but if your home qualifies, you actually will get back more than you put in. Watch the video to listen to how it works and if you are interested sign up for a Free Evaluation for yourself. The way he explained it is that Deval Patrick signed something into action that calls for National Grid to have a certain percentage of homes using renewable energy by a certain date. If they don’t reach that quota, they will be fined three times the cost to the Government. Currently from what he says there are less than 2% of households taking advantage of the program so there is this huge pool of money available for the smart people who make the call and take advantage. Our goal is to educate our readership and to get as many of us to be inside of that 2% of the smart people who are getting something back for the money they are putting in.
Update: just got a text from Brian O’Connor who just told me that if his house qualifies, not only would he have no electric bill but he would get a check in the mail.
SIGN UP FOR A FREE SOLAR EVALUATION HERE-
For Parts 1-15 of our Electricity Saving and Home Comfort Series-
Electricity Conversation Update #14 Paulie Walnuts Gets His Energy Assessment #GloucesterMA
Have You Opened Your Recent Electricity Bill and Seen The Energy Efficiency Charge? Update 15
Down the dock we’re constantly sloshing around in water or herring juice that drips out of the fish totes an inevitably on top of your feet.
If you want to keep your feet dry you have options.
You can wear clunky boots that come up to your knees or calf but when you’re on your feet for 12 hour days heavy boots are just not a great choice.
Enter Bogs. I discovered the low cut “Journey” style Bogs a couple of years ago and since then it’s all I wear down the dock (and around town for work) year round. They are just incredibly comfortable but at the same time keep my feet dry.
Much like my love for Dry Fit shirts Bogs use moisture wicking technology and with the combination of keeping your feet dry from outside elements like herring juice or the water from the lobster tanks splashing all over the place and then wicking the moisture away when you sweat, Bogs just provide an unmatched combination of comfort, dryness level and quality that I just haven’t been able to duplicate with any other boot.
I just got a pair of the Tillamook Bay Bogs. They’re just like the Journey. Low cut and comfy while keeping my feet dry.
You can get them at Palazolas downtown and if they don’t have the style you want they will get it for you.
Our friend Aurelia Nelson just keeps the local stars coming on her fascinating North Shore 104.9 radio show Curtain Up and tomorrow (Sunday) is no exception. Local singer/songwriters Chelsea Berry and Bang-A-Song Studio owner Tony Goddess will be Aurelia’s guests. Worth getting up to listen in at 9am!
Here’s an example of the excellent results Chelsea & Tony got collaborating on Chelsea’s latest solo CD: