I am beyond excited to share that we have been able to license the music that I dreamed about for my Monarch Butterfly documentary. This may not sound like a huge deal, but we have been working towards this for several years. The four songs were composed and arranged by world renowned guitarist Jesse Cook and they are: “You,” “Fields of Blue,” Afternoon at Saties,” and “El Cri.” My husband, Tom, introduced me to Jesse’s music, and from the moment I heard it, I knew that we would find music to score Beauty on the Wing from his repertoire of beautiful songs
Jesse Cook: Beyond Borders is his newest concert special and begins airing on WGBH tonight at 8:30pm!
Beyond Borders is Cook’s most recent album and while touring the record over a 31 day period, from Canadian coast to Canadian coast, they filmed the performances in 4k every night. “The result is an immersive musical journey that treats the audience to a sense of being on stage with the band from the opening note to its energetic finale.”
JESSE COOK: BEYOND BORDERS
Premieres March 2, 2019 on PBS
– A Musical Journey with the Genre Bending Guitarist –
JESSE COOK: BEYOND BORDERS, the latest concert special by the acoustic guitar virtuoso, was filmed over the 31 days of his coast-to-coast tour of Canada. Instead of filming just one show in one night, the cameras rolled every night, allowing Jesse to place the best version of each song into this unique concert experience. The result is an immersive musical journey that treats the audience to a sense of being on stage with the band from the opening note to its energetic finale — a Jesse Cook “Rhumba Party.” JESSE COOK: BEYOND BORDERS is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations in March 2019 (check local listings).
Canadian guitarist, composer and producer Jesse Cook blends rumba and flamenco with elements of jazz and world music. He is a three-time winner of Canada’s Smooth Jazz Award for Guitarist of the Year, as well as a Juno Award-winner (Canada’s version of The Grammy) in the Best Instrumental Album category for Free Fall. In 2009, he was Acoustic Guitar’s Player’s Choice Silver Winner in the Flamenco category.
JESSE COOK: BEYOND BORDERS features these performances:
- “Beyond Borders”
- “Come What May”
- “Chendy’s Caja” solo
- “Dance of Spring”
- “Bombay Slam”
- “Ho Hey”
- “Double Dutch”
- Medley (“Bombay Diner,” “Closer to Madness,” “That’s Right,” “Baghdad”)
- “Beneath Your Skin”
Jesse Cook, a master guitarist known for his intoxicating fusion of world music, has travelled the globe looking for sounds that resonate with him. “I like finding common ground for different music traditions, a space where music from around the world can come together,” Cook explains. “A place where modern sounds can mix with ancient timbres.”
My obsession continues
No. 5 seed Gloucester boys basketball vs. No. 13 seed Reading Sunday 1pm
What: State Basketball Tournament Division 2 North Quarterfinals
Where: HOME GAME!! Benjamin A. Smith Field House, Gloucester
Saturday March 2, 2019 due to snow storm game moved till Tomorrow Sunday March 3, 2019 1pm
Tickets: “Just a friendly reminder that there will be a $5.00 fee for all students and a $7.00 fee for all adults. These fees are accessed by the MIAA. Everyone will have to pay. GOOD LUCK GHS BOYS BASKETBALL 🙂 “- Rosa
Fast Facts: Gloucester beat Danvers in overtime 67 to 58. Matt Montagnino scored 31 points. There was a ton of home town support in the stands (including Gloucester Hockey team after their own tough game the night before). Teenagers sported black t-shirts; tomorrow is beach attire. Reading beat Wakefield in a close game, final score 56 to 53. Winner tomorrow moves on to play Belmont in the semifinals.
Gloucester High School Fishermen Athletics facebook page –https://m.facebook.com/ghsfishermenathletics/
Delightful speaker inspiring topic – bound to be a great talk!
Virginia Lee Burton: Her Books, Her Legacy
Author, Publisher and Professor Anita Silvey discusses the legacy of Virginia Lee Burton
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (March 1, 2019) – The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present Virginia Lee Burton: Her Books, Her Legacy with Anita Silvey on Saturday, March 9 at 3:00 p.m. This program is offered in conjunction with the special exhibition The Little House: Her Story and in honor of National Women’s History Month. This program is free for Museum members, $10 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Reservations required and can be made at camuseum.eventbrite.com. For more information visit capeannmuseum.org or call 978-283-0455 x10.
The author of 100 Best Books for Children and Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children’s Book, Anita Silvey has devoted 40 years to promoting books that will turn the young—and families—into readers. She has appeared frequently on NPR, The Today Show, 60 Minutes, and various radio programs to talk about our best books for young people. In a unique career in the children’s book field, Ms. Silvey has divided her time equally between publishing, evaluating children’s books, and writing. Her lifelong conviction that “only the very best of anything can be good enough for the young” forms the cornerstone of her work. Formerly publisher of children’s books for Houghton Mifflin Company and editor-in-chief of The Horn Book Magazine, she currently teaches modern book publishing, children’s book publishing, and children’s book author studies at several colleges.
Virginia Lee Burton was born in Newton Center, Massachusetts. Her father was the first dean of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and her mother, a poet, was from England. When her father retired, the family moved to California, first to San Diego and then to Carmel-by-the-Sea. She and her sister studied dance, and Virginia took art classes in high school where she was awarded a scholarship to the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco. She attended for one year and then left to join her father who had returned to Boston. She worked as an illustrator for the Boston Transcript, then in the fall of 1930 she enrolled in sculptor George Demetrios’ drawing class at the Boston Museum School, and the following spring the two were married. They settled in Folly Cove on Cape Ann in 1932 and had two sons. In addition to forming and leading the Folly Cove Designers, Burton wrote and illustrated children’s books including: Choo Choo (1935), Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (1939), Calico the Wonder Horse (1941), The Little House (1942), Katy and the Big Snow (1943), The Song of Robin Hood (1947), The Emperor’s New Clothes (1949), Mable, the Cable Car (1952) and Life Story (1962).
About the Cape Ann Museum Continue reading “Don’t miss Anita Silvey take on Virginia Lee Burton at Cape Ann Museum! March 9th”
Rocks Around the Cape — new paintings by Cape Ann artist Pia Juhl — continues through March at Jane Deering Gallery, 19 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. An opening reception will be held Saturday March 9th from 4-6pm. A brilliant colorist, Juhl interprets the glacial boulders, marsh land, and the vast interaction of sky and sea along the Cape Ann coast. Gallery hours: Friday/Saturday/Sunday 12noon-5:00pm or by appointment by calling 978-257-6608 or email@example.com.
Pia Juhl writes: ‘I love to paint landscapes of Cape Ann and presently am concentrating on large-scale subjects.’ Glacial boulders, the marsh land, monolithic stones, the vast interaction of sky and sea — all of this has captured Juhl’s eye. A brilliant colorist, the artist breaks down a scene into its essential palette and shapes, using the brush to ‘feel’ the painting’s form.
Pia Juhl was born in Denmark and after meeting her American husband there, moved to Boston. Early on, Edward Hopper was a great influence. Today, her painting is more intuitive and influenced by Milton Avery, Wolf Kahn and Catalan artist Jaume Muxart. Her work has been exhibited widely on Cape Ann at Flatrocks Gallery, Cove Gallery, Annisquam Exchange Art Gallery and Art in the Barn. She has also shown at Faneuil Hall in Boston and in Harvard MA. This is the artist’s second show at Jane Deering Gallery.
Jane Deering Gallery supports regional artists by offering work and exhibition space. Contact the gallery for details. firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 poetry contests for children and teens:
Gloucester Poetry Without Paper Contest co-founded by Christy Russo and John Ronan through Sawyer Free Public Library is now in its 17th year! Submissions are due March 1 – April 30th. Read all about it here: https://sawyerfreelibrary.org/poetry-without-paper-contest/
The deadline for Rockport Poetry’s Paperless Poetry Contest is midnight March 31. Submissions can be sent by email: email@example.com. Sharon Chace is Rockport Poet Laureate. Read more here.
National Poem in Pocket Day for 2019 is April 25
Adventureman’s latest update indicates he is in Delaware and “only” 17 marathons away from his finish line here in Gloucester, so plans are being made to greet him Glosta style. Hopefully you remember he is running the perimeter of the United States to raise money to treat sick children. We hope you can join us one way or another.
We are seeking runners interested in escorting Adventureman into town. I know there are many runners out there on our local streets who might be interested in participating in this huge event to demonstrate Gloucester’s welcoming nature. We expect him to arrive Wednesday March 27, though it could be a day earlier or later: we will keep you posted on the date and the route. Please contact us at GMG, or by commenting on the blog or Facebook with questions or comments.
We are also in need of host families for about 7 people total: one group of 3; and 4 others coming in from “across the pond” to support the hometown boy from Gloucester England. We expect it to be a couple of nights. Please contact us at GMG, or by commenting on the blog or Facebook, or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can host our visitors.
Looking forward to welcoming this guy to Gloucester! Thank you Mayor for your help! Please join us.