Chickity Check It! Cape Ann Music From Rich and Jessica Bean


Hi Joey!

Hope all is well!  Want to let you know that Jessica and I started a music blog to focus on music around Cape Ann.

Cape Ann Music

Of couse we give all credit to you and GMG for the inspiration!  Seriously, thank you.  Shout out to GMG posted  today : – )

Thanks for providing so much on GMG.

Annie Rosenfeld of Rocky Neck

Annie’s Gloucester friends might like to see this photo of her as wife of the Spanish ambassador, a supernumerary role she won in Florida Grand Opera’s production of Verdi’s Rigoletto.


Hope all is good with you and yours.
Richard N. Rosenfeld

What did Inge Berge do with all his "old stuff"?


Well, he put it on a digital-only album that you can get on-line.  But what Inge calls “old stuff”, we call it an excellent mix of songs from soulful solos to highly produced tracks in Inge’s inimitable style.  Certainly worth a look.  Check it out.

Plenty of music and dancing in Gloucester tonight.  See full lineup

Artwork by the Compass Youth Program

Compass artwork

Click on the picture to see a slideshow of artwork by the kids in the Compass Youth Program, run by Action Inc. If you don’t know about the Compass program, it’s a great alternative day school, night school and GED program to help all students get a high school degree – They’re doing great work and the kids are some of the most creative people I know!

These pieces were done by the day school program and were part of an art show at Cruiseport Gloucester last week – really cool and interesting stuff they came up with.

Giuseppe’s has something new happening on Thursdsays.

Tonight is Dueling Pianos with Joe and Ricky! 8:30-close, dueling pianos has been moved to the first Friday of every month!….our Thursday Night Music Series begins next Thursday, February 9th…a great lineup of musicians taking up residency at Giuseppe’s each month!

Catholic Schools Week at St. Ann School

St. Ann School, seen from the intersection of Prospect and Pleasant streets.

Catholic Schools Week is a time when we are able to open our doors to the
community at large and showcase the very best we have to offer at St. Ann
School. The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2012 is Faith, Academics, and
Service, which are all areas of strength at St. Ann School.

On Tuesday, 1/31, our K – 8 students were entertained by Jedlie, who
presented “The Challenge – To Live as Jesus Taught Us” (
Through magic, stories, humor, song, and dance, Jedlie presented a faith-based
program for our students that encouraged them to treat each other with respect
and to stand up for one another.

Jedlie works a magic trick for the kids at the school

Our students have spent the past month collecting warm weather gear for
families in need, and we will wrap up the week with a Patriots Spirit Day on
Friday to raise money for Catholic Charities.

For more information about St. Ann School, please visit
or call 978-283-3455.

From the principal, Michele Butler

CeeCee Pet of the Week

Hello!  My name is CeeCee and I am a sweet little girl with lots of energy because I love to play; I am only four months old.   I am here at the Cape Ann Animal Aid, 260 Main Street in Gloucester with my sister. I think we are part Labrador and Australian Cattle dog.

Cee Cee

Can you believe it, I am on Good Morning Gloucester? Someone for sure will discover me!

I would like to extend an invitation to you to visit me at 260 Main Street in Gloucester.  If you would like to see some photos of me, please visit:

I have a pretty black-and-white coat and I will be large when I am fully grown.  Just keeping up with me will keep you in shape!

Community Stuff Friday

John Ronan writes-

Hi Joey,

We are announcing the NYC premiere of The Yeats Game, which had its world premiere in Gloucester, back in ’07.  With a much re-written script and a fine cast, the comedy opens Feb. 29 for a month’s run.  A pr sheet is attached.
This is a wonderful production, and we have sponsorship help from the American Irish Historical Society, the W.B. Yeats Society of New York, and many others.  Kathy Richter, who has worked both with Abingdon and Atlantic and other theaters, directs.  I hope you can catch the show and let others know about it. 
All the best,



(New York – January 3, 2012) – American Storyboard presents The Yeats Game, a farce of improbable darkness written by John J. Ronan.  Kathy Richter directs a cast of four including Toby Wherry, Susan Stout, Jennifer Silverstein and Lucius Wall. Performances for The Yeats Game will be held at The Producers’ Club, 358 West 44th Street in NYC for twenty-four performances beginning Wednesday, February 29 to Sunday, March 25, 2012.
The Yeats Game is a farce about middle-age choices and their ridiculous consequences.  At a funeral, as two frisky couples contemplate a friend’s fatal, love-nest heart attack, they flash back to their own recent snowed-in weekend at a mountain cabin.  There, a board game designed for age-hating Boomers leads to tangled romance as the old friends explore love, lust, marriage and mischief.  Just as guilt prompts confession, and all things point to reform, maturity and reluctant virtue, the play’s close tells us that virtue is a weak motivator, immaturity has its advantages – and that the corpse is perhaps not so dead. 
A comical, brainy look at the pre-geezer years, The Yeats Game was inspired by the poet’s famous line: “Only

two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood – sex and the dead.”  The Yeats Game, which played to standing room only audiences at Boston Playwrights Theatre, is a booze-, Viagra-, dice-driven romp.

The Yeats Game is produced by American Storyboard.  Director: Kathy Richter; Playwright: John J. Ronan; Sound Designer: Timothy Dahl; Production Stage Manager: Keri Taylor; Assistant Stage Manager: Kristin Dwyer; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.

The Yeats Game plays for twenty-four performances from Wednesday, February 29 to Sunday, March 25, 2012, with performances Wednesdays & Thursdays at 7:30pm, Saturdays & Sundays at 8pm, and matinee performances on Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at or by calling 212-868-4444.  For more information, please visit

Kent Bowker at the Metz Gallery

The Metz gallery at the Sawyer Free Library will be showing the figurative Essex paintings of Kent Bowker through the month of Feburary.  As described by the artist, ‘I have tried to  catch the essence of the Essex river tidal basin , the great drumlins, and the untidy elegance of the seaside shacks and houses that crowd the Conomo Point, and the sense of tide continually changing the aspect and color of the marsh.  I do not pretend to recreate the landscape or ordinary realism.’

Conomo and Islands

SeaPort Vet $50 Super Bowl raffle

Hi Joey,

Thanks again for the kind words during your last podcast. We love what we do and we’re glad it shows! Hey, just for fun, we threw together a last minute raffle to create a bit of Super Bowl buzz – as if there wasn’t enough already! If you could find space on the blog to help get the word out that would be great. If not, no worries; we know you’ve got a ton of other local stuff to cover.

Here’s the link:

Cheers!  Ray