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GloucesterCast 302 With Cat Ryan, Pat Dalpiaz, Heidi Dallin, Ken Riaf, Ken Baltin, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 10/14/18

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GloucesterCast 302 With Cat Ryan, Pat Dalpiaz, Heidi Dallin, Ken Riaf, Ken Baltin, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 10/14/18

 

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01:37 Jenn Brooks WeatherPod

08:20 The Hocus Pocus Debate

15:30 Plus 90 Cigars Cigar and Wine Night at Mile Marker Wednesday Night October 17th

16:12  GMG Thanksgiving Podcast Date? November 4th.

Joey Making Turkey On The Weber Kettle

Cranberry relish

Mashed Potatos

Stuffing

Pecan Pie

No frozen corn

24:37 John McElhenny’s Piece 

26:00 Judy Robinson-Cox will be hosting a book signing Sat Oct 20 1-4 PM at the Square Circle Gallery in Rockport. The book is _Finding Lilliput_ “a photographic story for the young at heart”.

28:28 Kim’s Interview With PBS Autumn Watch New England Airs Friday About The Monarchs on Cape Ann

29:05 Mass Oyster Project in Conjunction With Maritime Gloucester Released 50,000 Baby Oysters Into Annisquam River

31:05 DB’s Porcupine Sighting In Essex MA

36:35  Ken Riaf and Ken Baltin From My Station In Life At Gloucester Stage

35:16 Pat Dalpiaz volunteering At Gloucester Stage

58:29 Cape Ann Museum In The Globe

Gloucester International Dory Racing Boat Haul Saturday Oct. 20th @ 8:00 AM TRAILERS NEEDED

Boat Haul Saturday Oct. 20th @ 8:00 AM
TRAILERS NEEDED

Lend a hand this Saturday October 20th  to haul our race boats and store them away for the winter.  We will meet at High School landing/boat ramp to pick up the race boats.  We can do this in 2 trips if we have a couple trailers and a few pair of hands, so let me know if you can make it and if you have a trailer available!  You can call me at 978-675-6007 to let me know.  The more members the better.  So everyone join us for the hauling of the race boats.  Thank you all in advance for your help.

MY STATION IN LIFE: A CHARACTER DRIVEN TOUR de FORCE

By Tom Hauck

A piece of Gloucester history shines in “My Station in Life,” a captivating new play by Ken Riaf making its world premier at the Gloucester Stage Company through October 28. Starring Ken Baltin, this dramatic comedy retells the battle waged by classical radio station owner-operator Simon Geller against his various enemies including the FCC, the national radio chain scheming to take over his license, his own listeners whom he regularly insulted, and most of all his own inner demons.

Ably supported by actors Meagan Gallo, James Tarantino, and Veronica A. Wiseman, under the direction of Robert Walsh, and on a cluttered set designed by Afsoon Pajoufar, Baltin holds our attention for ninety minutes as he shuffles around his radio station/apartment, whines about being broke, attacks anyone who displeases him, plays classical records, takes his insulin injections, eats canned soup, and (most famously in real life) takes audible bathroom breaks while the microphone is hot.

The very definition of “curmudgeon,” Baltin manages to make Geller incredibly annoying yet deeply likeable. His Quixotic dedication to what he calls “beautiful music,” his spasmodically quivering lower lip, his trouser belt that is rarely fully fastened, and his casual disregard for any norms of behavior melt into a portrait of a guy we all know and, at holiday parties, do our best to avoid.

His behavior is at times truly offensive. One of his flippant and erroneous “weather reports” may have had serious consequences for a fishing boat caught in an unexpected storm, and on the air he begs for donations but rudely rejects a cash gift brought to him by a caring neighbor.

Integral to the production is the sound design by David Reiffel. Indeed, aside from the occasional visitor to Geller’s pack-rat hovel, his connection with the outside world is through sound: the ring of the phone, the knock on the door, the melodies of the records he plays. Yet aside from one brief sequence in which Geller vigorously “conducts” one of the pieces he’s playing, we don’t know the root of his dedication to the music he champions; he exhibits very little knowledge about the records he slaps onto the turntable, and demands that his listeners—there were 90,000 in real life—not call him to get more information. In his mind, the commercial-free music he broadcasts is a precious gift to his audience, and we should be grateful for it and not complain.

Funny, wrenching, and always fascinating, “My Station in Life” is a stunning finale to the GSC season. Don’t miss it! Now through October 28. For tickets call 978-281-4433, or visit gloucesterstage.com.

All photos Gary Ng

Cape Ann Plein Air at Rockport and North Shore Art associations

Cape Ann Plein Air 2018 is winding down. There’s still time to see examples from the 2018 season at North Shore Art Association and Rockport Art Association Museum tomorrow. (Though keep in mind some work will have been removed from the walls as Cape Ann Plein Air artists head back home from Cape Ann and/or sales.)

 

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NEAL HUGHES Dream Boat Nocturne takes home 1st Place Cape Ann Plein Air 2018

 

Rockport Art Association Museum

Quick Draw and members’ show:

 

evolution of Jason Burroughs Quick Draw – earned recognition at Cape Ann Plein Air 2018 at Rockport Art Assoc & Museum

 

 

Scenes from North Shore Arts Association

Cape Ann Plein Air

 

DON STONE studio showroom North Shore Arts

 

North Shore Arts NSAA Exhibition IV 2018

Rockport Harvest Festival 2018

Even though it rained and was cloudy the Rockport Harvest Festival drew large crowds.

Angie and Jen from Angie’s Alpacas from Marshalls Farm Stand.

The Motif as the sun was trying to come out

Lisa from the Nutty Redhead, she told me today she has been in business for 5 years. Contrats to The Nutty Redhead

Classic Cooks great food and fun

Gloucester in the news: Cape Ann Museum back to back stories in the Boston Globe

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More than just kids’ stuff: Children’s literature inspires shows at the MFA and Cape Ann MuseumBoston Globe by Mark Feeney October 14, 2018

Mark Feeney highlights the Cape Ann Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts in the Boston Globe Sunday Arts Museum Specials edition because of  concurrent spectacular and rare exhibitions: Winnie the Pooh Exploring a Classic opened September 22 and continues through January 6th, 2019 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston;  Virgina Lee Burton “The Little House: Herstory” opens November 3rd at the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester and continues until March 31, 2019. If you time it right there is a window of overlap where you can visit both the Harrison Cady and Virginia Lee Burton exhibitions.

Mark Your Calendars! Here are Cape Ann Museum art shows inspired by children’s literature on display now, upcoming and not to miss:

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ART@the Icehouse reception for Leon Doucette & Peter Herbert

Scott Memhard reflects on ART@The Icehouse reception for Peter Herbert and Leon Doucette Recent Works: “Good, appreciative crowd, in spite of all going on in Gloucester last night!” I heard it was packed and gorgeous.

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Leon Doucette and Peter Herbert recent works ART at Cape Pond Ice_ art at icehouse_courtesy photo from Scot Memhard (6)

 

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