Oliver Balf Retrospective At RAA 5/11-6/9

May 11 to June 9

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 11, 5 to 7 p.m.

Rockport Art Association

The largest retrospective ever assembled of the late Oliver Balf’s work, representing more than 60 years of painting and selected from a newly archived collection of close to 1000 paintings, will be featured on May 11th at the Rockport Art Association in Rockport, Massachusetts. Included in the 40–plus works will be several of Balf’s early and rarely exhibited watercolors on loan from private collections.

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Cinco de Mayo Mug Up – Sunday 9:00 am – Everyone Welcome

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On Sunday, May 5th at 9:00am there will be a pre-season Cindo de Mayo New Digs Blessing Mug Up at my new Rocky Neck digs overlooking Smiths Cove, up the stairs at 1 Wonson Street (behind Sailor Stan’s – the peach house across from Side Street Gallery and sculpture garden).  There will be coffee, tea and huevos rellenos (if I don’t mess them up) and whatever anyone cares to bring along to share (a batch of margaritas would be ok).  Come by and bless my new place with your presence and energy.

Also, from 7:30-12:00 that morning, Sailor Stan’s will be offering muchos especiales for Cinco de Mayo including: Shrimp Vera Cruz Omelette, Mexican Omelette (with Chorizo cheese and chilis), Chili Cheese Omelette, Breakfast Burrito (scrambled, diced ham and salsa), Huevos Rancheros, Gold Rush (spicy Benedict on cornbread), and Avocado Bacon Omelette (plus their full Breakfast Menu).  So if you like, come early and hungry, have breakfast at Sailor Stan’s and then come round back for Mug Up, or vice versa. 

Let’s get spicy and kick off the season, and fill up my new place with the great energy of Rocky Neck and GMG.

E.J. Lefavour

Beverly expects “largest crowd we’ve ever assembled” for Idol Homecoming at 3pm today

If you’re an American Idol fan, you might just want to cross the bridge this afternoon.

Angie Miller, who was graduated from Beverly High School last year, will be honored in a parade starting at Beverly City Hall today at 3pm ending with a free concert in the south fields at Beverly High School at 4pm.

The Beverly Patch reports that Beverly Mayor Bill Scanlon said he expects “thousands of people” for the “largest crowd we’ve ever assembled” during his 18 year tenure as Mayor.

Here’s a video of Angie performing Rihanna’s hit Diamonds

Then tonight there’s plenty of excellent music in Gloucester.  See the full schedule here.  Captain Carlos welcomes Jenny Dee and the Deelinquints back for what should be a great show.

Get ready because the next Cape Ann Auction is May 7th @ The Magnolia Library preview 4-6 Auction starts at 6:00pm

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Walt Kolenda “Auctioneer”

It’s  auction time again. Check out the video for a preview of some items before  hand. Plus so much more. Hope to see you there

Check  here for more auction info > capeannauction.com

Canceled ~ GARFISH ♪♫♪ Espresso’s Italian Grille, Saturday May 4th from 9:00pm to 12:00am

GARFISH Gig Canceled!!!

Just received word that tonight’s Garfish performance at Espresso’s is cancelled due to licensing issues at the establishment. Unfortunately it is beyond our control and are forced to cancel this gig. The band was so looking forward to playing tonight. We had been rehearsing real hard and had a bunch of new songs we were going to debut. Thanks for the support of all our fans that were planning to attend tonight and all the great publicity we received for the Garfish 2013 debut. Stay tuned for upcoming events. Wishing you all the best for this beautiful weekend………..Gar


GARFISH will be performing at Espresso’s Italian Grille, Saturday May 4th from 9:00pm to 12:00am. This is a public invited event and best of all, no cover charge! Espresso’s is located at 116 East Main Street, Gloucester. For additional information or dinner reservations please call 978-283-0600 or on the web www.espressoitaliangrille.com

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Garfish will be performing classic rock-n-roll music from the 1960’s & 70’s along with current hits. The band performs their own renditions of classic songs by Bon Jovi, Jethro Tull, Styx, The Doors, Moody Blues, Joe Cocker, Billy Joel, Dropkick Murphys and others which will surely get the crowd to its feet.
The band consists of Jeff Worthley on piano, saxaphone, guitar and vocals along with fellow musicians: Kevin Lopes on lead vocals, Doug Comeau on guitar and vocals, Gary “Gar” Hiltz on bass and vocals and Walter Piscitello on drums and vocals.


Girl Rising screening at Cape Ann Community Cinema

Abbie Lundberg Writes-

Hi Joey,

Did you know…

There are 33 million fewer girls than boys in primary schools

Girls with 8 years of education are 4 times less likely to marry as a child

An extra year of school leads to a 10% decline in fertility rates

A girl with an extra year of education can earn up to 20% more as an adult.

We have the opportunity to have a screening of an amazing new documentary at the Cape Ann Community Cinema May 29 at 7:30 – we just need another 31 people to reserve tickets by May 15, so I’m hoping you’ll help spread the word.

Girl Rising, a groundbreaking film directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, is based on the idea that if you educate girls you will change the world. It tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses (Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek and more), and it’s amazing – watch the trailer! http://gathr.us/screening/2802

The film was produced by 10×10, a global campaign for girls’ education, built upon partnerships with NGOs, corporations, policy-makers, and grassroots groups, all working to change minds, lives, and policy. Rob Newton will show it at the Cape Ann Community Cinema if at least 50 people reserve tickets by May 15, which you can only do through our screening page on the Gathr web site. http://gathr.us/screening/2802  I know this is a little funky and might put some people off, but their credit card will not be charged unless/until we get 50 people.