Google Putting the link to Google+ In A Submenu Tells Me They’ve Conceded To Facebook


Above you see a screenshot of my Google Home page.  Before the first link in the top right hand corner was a link to your Google+ page.  Now it’s buried in the submenu.  I like Google+, it’s a billion times cleaner than Facebook, but the first to the party Facebookisn’t going anywhere while Google has relugated Google+ to a submenu.

Just thought it’s worth noting for the geeks like me out there.





Music Director and Conductor Yoichi Udagawa

Cape Ann Symphony proudly announces the launch of the orchestra’s 64th Concert Season on Saturday, September 26 at 8 pm with theSymphonic Spectacular Concert featuring a sultry program of passionate music from Ravel’s Bolero to Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition to Gershwin’s An American in Paris. The orchestra’s new season features the Cape Ann Symphony Chorus in the annualHoliday Pops Concert in November; a global tour in March 2016 with Germany’s Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, an exotic Spanish guitar concerto featuring renowned soloist Grisha Goryachev, and a world premiere from Japanese composer Koto; and a trio of world class soloists: Lucia Lin, Owen Young and Robert Levin in May. 2016. Cape Ann Symphony Music Director and Conductor Yoichi Udagawa is eager to open the CAS’s 64th concert season, “There is a vividness and clarity of experience that comes from seeing and listening to music being created in front of you that cannot be equaled. The enthusiasm of our audiences inspires us, and we are looking forward to presenting concerts that thrill, move, excite, and lift the heart and spirit. The September concert will be a Symphonic Spectacularfeaturing Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Gershwin’s An American in Paris and Ravel’s Bolero, Holiday Pops will include audience favorites as well as selections with the Cape Ann Symphony Chorus, March brings a world premiere, guitar virtuoso Grisha Goryachev and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, and the season ends with the Beethoven Triple Concerto with renowned pianist Robert Levin and much loved violinist Lucia Lin and cellist Owen Young.All Cape Ann Symphony Concerts are held at the Manchester-Essex High School auditorium on 36 Lincoln Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea., MA .Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium is handicapped accessible. Season subscriptions for the four concert season are available to purchase. Single ticket prices are $40 for adults, $35 for senior citizens, $5 for youth 18 years old and under. For information, call 978-281-0543 or visit



Performance: Saturday, September 26, 2015             8:00 P.M.

Cape Ann Symphony kicks off their 64th season with a Symphonic Spectacular featuring the passionate music of Ravel, Gershwin and Mussorgsky. This spectacular season opener brings to life these timeless classics: Ravel’s Bolero; Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Gershwin’s An American in Paris.



Performance: Saturday, November 28, 2015               8:00 P.M.

Performance: Sunday,    November 29, 2015              2:00 P.M.

The Cape Ann Symphony’s annual Holiday Pops Concert is an exciting celebration of holiday music favorites including an audience sing-along to kick off the holiday season on Saturday, November 28 at 8 pm & Sunday, November 29 at 2 pm. This joyful Cape Ann Symphony holiday tradition features Cape Ann Symphony Chorus under the direction of Rockport’s Wendy Betts.



Performance:                Sunday, March 20, 2016       2:00 P.M.

Germany, Japan and Spain are featured in Cape Ann Symphony‘s A Global Tour concert on Sunday, March 20 at 2 pm. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor represents Germany. Renowned guitar virtuoso Grisha Goryachev makes his Cape Ann Symphony debut with an exotic Spanish guitar concerto, Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez to represent Spain. Finally, Cape Ann Symphony will play a world premiere work by Japanese composer Koto.


Soloist Grisha Goryachev


Featuring Soloists Lin, Young and Levin

Performance:                Saturday, May 21, 2016                  8:00 P.M.

Cape Ann Symphony welcomes a trio of world class composers: The Three B’s: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms and soloists: violinist Lucia Lin, cellist Owen Young and pianist Robert Levin. These powerful performers join the orchestra for Beethoven’s Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano. The Three B’s Concert features the orchestra playing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.3and Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 in F Major.


Robert Levin


Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium: 36 Lincoln Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium is handicapped accessible




Senior Citizens/$35.00

Youth (Age 18 and Under)/$5.00

Season Subscriptions are Available.


For Information call 978-281-0543 or


This Sunday, August 16th – A Perfect Day for Some Art

Artist Talk in Collaboration with
Rocky Neck Art Colony

Catherine Kehoe Artist in Residency

The Cape Ann Museum, in partnership with the Rocky Neck Art Colony, is pleased to present an artist talk by Catherine Kehoe on Sunday, August 16 at 2:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Auditorium. This program is free and open to the public. A reception with the artist will follow the slide presentation.

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Catherine Kehoe, Self-Portrait with Yellow Shirt. Oil on panel, 6″ x 6″, 2012.

Catherine Kehoe was invited to be the Distinguished Artist/Teacher this summer at the Goetemann Artist Residency, a program of the Rocky Neck Art Colony. This program marks the 6th year of collaboration between the Museum and the Rocky Neck Art Colony. Her work is represented by Miller-Yezerski Gallery in Boston. Kehoe studied in the Yale Norfolk program and holds a BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and an MFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts, Boston University. She is the recipient of an Orlowsky-Freed grant, a Pollock-Krasner grant, three Blanche Colman Awards, a Berkshire Taconic ART grant, a St. Botolph Club Foundation grant and a Golden Foundation grant. She teaches painting and drawing at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and has run workshops at FAWC, Truro Center for the Arts, Art New England, Sedona Art Center, Cullowhee Mountain Arts, The Washington Art Association and the Jerusalem Studio School Summer Program in Civita Castellana, Italy.

North Shore Arts Association announces a special educational opportunity:  Jeff Weaver has offered to do a painting demonstration on Sunday, August 16 at 4 pm to benefit the NSAA’s Building Restoration Fund.  There is a ten dollar fee.  This is a rare opportunity to learn from one of Cape Ann’s most accomplished and extraordinary artists.

Working in the American Realist tradition and influenced by 20th Century approaches, Jeff relates, “My paintings and drawings of Gloucester reflect my long connection to, and fascination with, this unique place.  Its architectural diversity, decaying wharves, and working waterfront have provided me with an intriguing array of subject matter for almost 40 years.  I choose my subjects as often from the commonplace as from the inherently picturesque, looking for that which reveals the city’s true personality.”  Having graduated from the Boston Museum school, Weaver has painted in and around Gloucester for over 40 years with a studio on Rogers Street.  His work in murals and oil on canvas has won many awards and graces numerous collections around the country.

 The North Shore Arts Association’s galleries are open, free to the public, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.

More information on all North Shore Arts Association events is available by visiting  their website at, and by email at, or by telephone 978 283-1857.


You Asked for Schooner Fest Sunday Night Activities … We Listened

Back in 2010 we presented Celebrate Gloucester featuring Roomful of Blues at the City’s newly acquired I4-C2 property on Schooner Festival Sunday because we were told there’s nothing to do on Sunday after the race. Here we are five years later bringing Roomful of Blues back to Gloucester aboard The Beauport Princess Cruise Ship for an evening Blues Cruise @ 7:30 on Schooner Festival Sunday.

The Schooner Festival has always been one of our favorite Gloucester events and we’re honored to add our little piece of cruising fun to one of the world’s major maritime spectacles!

Naomi Lee shares her art in Gloucester and around Cape Ann. Also, This Sunday August 16th 2015 at The Magnolia Historical Society from 2-6pm. 46 Magnolia Ave Magnolia, Massachusetts

Naomi Lee (Glimcher Panarello) who has made her home here in Gloucester for the past eight years was a long time resident of Revere for thirty seven years and moved on to Marblehead for 18 years. She has been interested in art since early child hood. Always creating something from paint, mud and clay, she has even mentioned how she loved to get punished, knowing she would be sent to her room on purpose. It was there she could be secluded and create her art. She remembers painting birds on vinyl window shades. Also, one of a beautiful parrot that her mother gave to a neighbor who had mentioned how much she loved it.

At the age thirteen she went to the Museum Of Fine Arts and took a course in sculpture and that’s only training she has gotten, everything else was self taught. Because of her skills she ended up working in Parks and Recreation teaching children to senior citizens to create things from clay, later working at two different Jewish community centers one in Revere and one in Marblehead. For one season she was the Art Director at the Eastern Yacht club for the summer program. This was around the early 1990’s and continued teaching until the early 2000’s. Her last position was at Temple Emanuel teaching pottery in Marblehead 2002.

Two and a half years ago she was juried into the Guild of Beverly Artists, while looking to make money to get her car fixed, during that time she did five shows and many others on her own since.

There are many paintings to see of Gloucester’s landscape these happen to be a favorite subject of Naomi’s. Paintings can be done by photo or by eye. She believes in the warmth of the sun the calm of the moon the strength of the wind and power of sea.

Naomi calls this seascape of Good Harbor a miracle painting after a serious decision in her life and seeing the rainbow confirmed her choice. This is the product of doing so.

Naomi Miracle

Here are some other pieces of Naomi’s  art work.



My favorite of The Annisquam Lighthouse.

Come by and visit me Sunday at The Magnolia Historical Society from 2-6pm. Many great paintings by local artists, including yours truly.

My artwork can also be seen at the new Salem Art Gallery at 179 Essex Street. Open Thursday and Friday 4-8 and on weekends 12-6. My art is on display until Octobe

Naomi Lee contact

(781) 710-1080

Gloucestercast 146 Taped At Cape Ann Giclee 8/13/15 with Guests Toby Pett, Sista Felicia, Ma, Merlyn Caswell-Mackey’s Mom, Ricardo Marnoto, Dave Fernandes, Craig Kimberley, James Eves, and Joey Ciaramitaro

GloucesterCastSquareGloucestercast 146 Taped At Cape Ann Giclee 8/13/15 with Guests Toby Pett, Sista Felicia, Ma, Merlyn Caswell- Mackey’s Mom,  Ricardo Marnoto, Dave Fernandes, Craig Kimberley, James Eves, and Joey Ciaramitaro

Topics Include: by Land, Sea, and Sky Opening At Cape Ann Giclee, Taping Using A new Podcast Hardware Set-Up Using The Behringer Ultra-Compact 4 Channel Stereo Headphone Amp the iPad and the Samson GoMic, Downtown Gloucester Block Party This Saturday, 7 Foot Tall Dog Guarding The Entrance To Cape Ann Giclee, Weekend Art Rundown with James Eves, The Guy From Rocky Neck Who Always Hits All The Art Openings For The Free Food And Wine Without Acknowledging The Artist, One Hour At A Time Gang Meets At Good Harbor Footbridge This Saturday at 8AM, Locks of Love vs Pantene Beautiful Lengths– Worth Checking Out The Differences, Law Hamilton, Our Alicia Unleashed Hostessing at Foreign Affairs, The Bike Racer That Smashed Into The Car Full Speed, The Behringer Headphone Amp Worked Flawlessly!

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