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Hi Joey – Michael and I had fresh Robolo fish here yesterday – this is a typical seaside village in Ecuador – the restaurants are all along the beach — best from the DeFalcos
I think I’m in love with Dwight and Nicole, the opening duo for Mavis Staples. Their music is exquisite, and wonderfully fun, too. Here’s a link to their website: Dwight and Nicole.
My favorite of the favorites is “Wish I only Knew,” which I just downloaded from iTunes. Take a behind the scenes look at their new album, Shine On, in an interview with Steve Morse.
About Dwight and Nicole, from their website:
Dwight & Nicole, an American roots band formed by recording artists Dwight Ritcher and Nicole Nelson are set to release their sophomore LP, the aptly titled Shine On, on April 22, 2014. An inspiring mashup of folk, blues, pop, jazz, gospel and reggae, the album can’t be categorized easily, but that’s fine. “I don’t like to be categorized…because I’m changing all the time. And in every moment, I’m a little bit different. And as I am feeling things, what I want to express becomes different. And I think our fans appreciate that honesty,” says Nelson.
Recorded at Milt Reder’s Rear Window Studio in Boston, Shine On was heavily funded by Dwight & Nicole’s devoted fans via music-centric crowd-sourcing site, PledgeMusic.com. The album is a culmination of an exciting couple of years that saw Nelson appear on NBC’s hit talent show, The Voice; chart a stirring rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at #24 on iTunes; and win a Boston Music Award for “Female Vocalist of The Year.” The duo’s recent momentum also landed them on Boston Globe’s “25 Most Stylish of the Year” list, found them playing major festivals and performing at storied Fenway Park. Read More Here
The House of Mitch, one of the oldest continually operating bar / restaurant in Gloucester was purchased by Shaun Murphy and Steve Bertilino in late January of this year. On February 15, after the third major snowstorm in three weeks, the roof gave way, and the establishment will be closed for at least a month while structural repairs are made.
Until the necessary repairs are made, and they get the green light to open, Dog Bar will be hosting "Mitch’s at Dog Bar" on Thursdays from 2pm until closing. Steve and Shaun will be taking over the bar, and we will be featuring many of the items off of Mitch’s menu, which, as many locals will tell you, has one of the best lunches in Gloucester.
On Thursday nights, will be hosting some of the bands and DJ’s that have played at Mitch’s over the past 30 years.
Please join us for Mitch’s Thursdays and help support a couple of great guys and a Gloucester institution.
Rockin steady in Rockport with Mavis Staples and her fabulously talented backup trio, the Rick Holmstrom Band.
This was a show not to be missed and according to several of the production team members, was one of the best they’ve ever produced at the Shalin Liu. I couldn’t agree more! Rick Holmstrom on guitar, Jeff Turmes, on bass, and Stephen Hodges on drums. Bring back Mavis and the Rick Holmstrom Band-an extraordinary group of talented musicians.
You can see Mavis, along with her father Pop Staples and siblings, the Staple Singers, come in at around one minute. The song was included in the film The Last Waltz (directed by Martin Scorsese), a documentary about The Band’s last concert.
Several days ago, our good friend Len Burgess posted the latest in his ongoing, seasonal Ice Crystal series. I love these photos; they both please the eye and incite the imagination.
Here is a re-post of Len’s photos and a short poem that I’ve composed that tries to capture what I saw when I looked at the images.
At dawn we walk through a forest of frozen firs,
their branches dipping to snag our hats and drip
ice down our backs and send chills to our toes,
with snow underfoot and shadowy woods ahead.
But the young sun’s glow gives a sweet caress
and promises us shelter as we trudge through
this strange, mysterious and glorious world
of shadow and light, of biting cold and loving warmth.
My brother Blake called me outside last night to see this cool moon scene. I didn’t know what we were looking at until I came back in and read your post. It was a lot cooler in person, but this shot wasn’t too bad.
A friend of mine from East Gloucester sent me this “ice sculpture” hanging off a tree in her neighborhood…. Formed by water dripping onto windswept twigs… fascinating!
I see two goblins (or ghaists, as the Scots would say), flying through the air?
What do you see?
Cousins Joe & Mary Marcantonio Submit Photo
Were currently working on list of name! Can you find Sista Felicia in the photo? A small hint …The wearing jewelry…
Registration for our Ice Skating Winter Session is now open at the Cape Ann Skating Club. Hockey & Figure Skating Skills badge program taught by professional skating coaches for Boys, Girls, Adults of all ages and Tiny Tots (2 1/2 & up) are invited to join in the skating fun! Check out our ON-ICE PARTY PROGRAM! Have your Birthday Party or any other party with us on Saturdays at 1 pm. We even do “Frozen” themed parties! Come join the skating Fun!
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GLL Evaluation Dates Are Set !!
WHEN: Sunday March 1st & Sunday March 8th
TIME: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Sign In starts at 12:30 PM)
WHERE: GHS Fieldhouse
Evaluations are for all players that are “League Age” 9-12 years old (Majors A & B Divisions). It is also for any “League Age” 8 year old players that would like the possible opportunity to play in our Majors B Division, should we need any 8 year old players to round out the teams. Not all evaluated “League Age” 8 year olds will be placed on Major B teams. Only the amount of needed players will play up in the Majors B Division. If you are a “League Age” 8 year old you do not have to be evaluated if you choose to play in our Coach Pitch program. See the attached 2015 League Age Chart to determine your players “League Age”. All 8 year olds that want to be evaluated as well new players to the league will have to present a copy of their birth certificate at the evaluations.
President Lincoln at Antietam with Allan Pinkerton, Brian Williams, and Major General John Alexander, 1862. I’m an admirer of Brian Williams’ work. When I was in the nursing home a year ago, my roommate and and I would spontaneously say every evening: “It’s Brian time!” It was one of the small joys of life in a difficult situation, which I’ll never forget. Good luck Brian, I miss you and know you’ll be reporting to us again soon.
A few weeks ago I took a short trip to New Orleans with some friends. As tempting as it is to share some more “colorful” photos with you all…I think I’ll stick to the food.
Honestly, I didn’t take many photos while there, but while in and out of different local grocery stores and shops, some of the local favorite foods gave me a good chuckle.
I was ready for the crawfish, the Louisiana Shrimp, the Cafe au Lait, and the incredibly yummy beignets (heaven) BUT I wasn’t as prepared for the frog legs, the armadillo eggs, and the turduchen sausages.
So, I got to thinking. When people visit Cape Ann, what would they find that would surprise them in regards to our local fare?
Thoughts? I’d love to hear.