Lunar Eclipse Sunday Night is also Super Moon!

You will have to wait something like two billion years to see something like this again. 10:11 PM is the time you need to remember.

Practicing tonight for the Super Lunar Eclipse on Sunday Night!
Practicing tonight for the Super Lunar Eclipse on Sunday Night!

6:22PM the moon rises.
8:12 Penumbral eclips begins nothing to see
9:07 PM partial eclipse begins
10:11 PM full eclipse begins (shit gets real. The moon is now in complete shadow.)
10:47 PM maximum eclipse ( demons appear, world ends)
11:23 PM full eclipse ends (watch for that first glimmer of light passing over Mount Everest hitting the moon)
12:27 AM (only astronomers and nerds will stay up for this.)


Here’s an update on our third season at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre, the most intimate, acoustically spectacular listening venue¬†north of Boston — and guess what: it’s just down the road from you!

We kick¬†off the season in two weeks (OCT 10) with British Invasion Rock Stars, BADFINGER,¬†the first band to be signed to the Beatles’ label, Apple Records, with huge #1 hits,¬†“Day After Day,” “No Matter What,” “Without You,” “Baby Blue” and “Come And Get It” written by Paul McCartney!

Two weeks after that (OCT 24) it’s our Blues & Soul Festival featuring the triumphant return of Victor Wainwright (who brought the packed house down last year) with Soul sensation Eli “Paperboy” Reed and local Blues icons Ricky King Russell and Parker Wheeler’s Blues Party.

SELL OUT ALERT: As promised, we always warn GMG viewers about impending sell-outs BEFORE they occur. ¬†On Friday, November 20th, we welcome rock icons The Yardbirds and this show is nearing sell-out. ¬†Your best bet now is to get Balcony seats HERE. ¬†If you haven’t been to the Larcom, don’t worry, the last row of the Balcony is only 60 feet from the stage. ¬†Sight lines are perfect and the sound is spectacular. ¬†You do have to walk up the stairs, though, so if you can’t do that, there are still some seats left in the Orchestra, here.

ON SALE ALERT: Tickets just went on sale to the public for this special appearance of Elisabeth von Trapp¬†(granddaughter of Maria and Baron Von Trapp, who inspired “The Sound of Music”) in Beverly on the 50th anniversary of the film’s debut. ¬†Here’s what the Boston Globe says about Elisabeth:¬†“Before the concert is over, she will have the crowd gasping with the sheer beauty of her voice.” ¬†Renowned composer/pianist Douglas Major (who now lives in Marblehead) joins her. ¬†This show will sell very quickly, so get tickets right now, right here.

More shows will be announced soon.  If you want to be notified with an exclusive pre-sale link so you can get the best seats before tickets go on sale to the public, join our free Concert Club by clicking here.

Now you can sing Happy Birthday without fear

Before today, if you sang Happy Birthday on stage or to a restaurant patron or in a movie or video, you risked being sued by one of the largest record labels on Earth.  Check out this article for an interesting story about the most popular song in the English language.

Congratulations to Paul Genovese, Jr. for Being an Insurance Producer Extraordinaire

I love it when local businesses and business people are commended for a job well done! We all know that many Gloucester businesses offer service that is second to none, but it makes me, for one, feel proud when such people, companies, etc are recognized by those from outside our community as well.

And that is exactly what has just happened to Paul Genovese, Jr. from Palazzola Insurance Company.  Congratulations, Paul!  Keep up the great work.

Paul R. Genovese, Jr. of Palazzola Insurance Agency Earns Safeco Insurance¬ģ Award of Excellence for Superior Underwriting Skills


Cape Ann TV Debate Coverage

Lisa Smith submits:

I hope you can post this on GMG, since the preliminary election is on Tuesday, I know there are might be people who don’t know the candidates and might find watching the debates online helpful.

Cape Ann TV has covered all the Debates for the preliminary election, and most are now online on Cape Ann TV’s website on the video page:¬† Select “Gloucester Election 2015” on the playlist, and then you can choose the debate you want to watch.

The Debates are: Arts & Culture Mayoral Debate at Rocky Neck; League of Women Voters Debate at the Sawyer Free Library; Lanesville Mayoral and Ward 4 City Council Debate; Cape Ann Chamber Mayoral Debate; and Mayoral & Ward 1 Debate sponsored by the Gloucester Daily Times. Also included in the playlist is the “Cape Ann TV’s Mayoral & Ward 1 City Council ¬†Preliminary Election Candidate Forum”. Candidates recorded statements of up to four minutes at the television studio.
The Magnolia Debate goes online on Saturday 9/26 and the GOP Debate will be online on Monday 9/28.
CATV video page

Aeolus String Quartet Family Concert

unnamed-1Fill your morning with music at the Cape Ann Museum

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present, in collaboration with Rockport Music, the Aeolus String Quartet.Enjoy a morning filled with music on Saturday, October 10 at 10:30 a.m. This program is free and open to the public. It is presented as part of a residency through Rockport Music’s Education and Outreach program with programs in both Rockport and Gloucester Public Schools. For more information please email or call (978) 283-0455 x10.


Winners of multiple awards and the Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School, theAeolus String Quartetpromises an engaging one-hour program with excerpts of Haydn, Dvor√°k, and Ervin Schulhoff appropriate for all ages.¬†The Quartet will introduce their instruments, the different roles they play and the different tools used by composers to make their quartet repertoire distinctive‚ÄĒall presented in a program that will cultivate¬†a greater love for music and a deeper¬†understanding¬†of how a team can become¬†greater than the sum of its¬†parts.


Community Stuff 9/26/15


Fellowship Soup: Saturdays 11:30am-1pm

From October thru April, (weather permitting), GUMC once again is opening it’s kitchen to the community.

  Located at 436 Washington St, GUMC offers free soup, bread, and dessert for all. 


Parents Night Out

Drop of the kids at the Gloucester United Methodist Church and enjoy a night out. 

On Friday, October  9th from 5-8pm, kids will be busy doing Christian themed games, music and crafts and it’s free for all!  We serve supper so you don’t have to!

to register call the church at 978-281-1040


Pillowcase Drive

The Gloucester United Methodist Church is holding a Pillowcase Drive for their mission, Little Dresses for Africa. Simple dresses are made out of pillow cases or fabric, and distributed through the orphanages, churches and schools in Africa and throughout the world.

We accept all sewing aid from bias tape, elastic, lace and thread. The pillowcase aid can be dropped of at the church and placed in the specially marked drop box, 

located by the ramp door. For more information contact Julie at 978-290-9312.

Thank you

Julie Kesterson

Hi Joey.  Could you please help publicize the next Theatre in the Pines production, Thornton Wilder‚Äôs ‚ÄúOur Town‚ÄĚ?  It will be performed at the Shalin Liu, opening on Thursday, October 1 and running through Sunday, October 4.  Show times are 7:30 PM on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 3 PM on Sunday.  Attached is a small version of their poster.  Thanks in advance. Peter