The first of our Cecropia Moth caterpillars, nicknamed Mothra, is in the process of spinning her winter home, a fine silken enclosure. With the gossamer threads, she has woven several branches together, forming a V-shaped structure to secure the cocoon.
Surrounding leaves, like a blanket, are arranged around the cocoon and also secured with silk threads. The house is quite large, about four inches long and an inch and a half in diameter. As you can see from the Instagram, she has room enough to easily move within the cocoon. When completed, she will pupate within the case. Come next spring, Mothra will emerge from her winter home ready to mate and deposit eggs of the next generation. The circle of life continues.
Cape Ann TV’s new podcast studio. Read more about it here.
Alicia Unleashed Episode 36 taped 8/24/16 with B-Side and Hostess Alicia Cox
3 week hiatus, Adding and losing subscribers, Recap Episode 35, Beauport Hotel, Shout out to Selia, Jamie is the best at Stones Pub, # rotisserie, Bad Moms, Kyle sent in a topic, Kyle was there in spirit, Are you a movie goer?, Gloucester Cinema has best popcorn, Compromising, Would you date a virgin?, Adulting, #secondact, Do you ask to go steady as an adult?, Alicia gets schooled on dating terminology, What’s considered serious?, B-Side’s advice corner, Game changer, Cape Ann Animal Aid swear jar donation, JAS Electric, Cape Ann Open Door
THE BIG NIGHT, BIG MUSIC CONCERT
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016, 8:00PM
The season opener for our 65th season features big symphonic pieces that showcase the talents of the Cape Ann Symphony musicians. An evening of thrilling music not to be missed.
- Bernstein Symphonic Dances
- from West Side Story
- Debussy La Mer
- Respighi Pines of Rome
Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, August 24th – 7pm
Musical Guest: CHARLEE BIANCHINI!
photo by Sheila Roberts Orlando
We’ve been having a wonderful series of Wednesday shows
of late. No reason to change now. Charlee Bianchini returns
to us once again this week, offering (as always) her finely
crafted music with grace and beauty. We are honored. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen…
…now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
8/31 – Jay & Laurie Keefe (Allen Estes guest hosts)
9/07 – Liz Frame & The Kickers
9/14 – Honkytonk Women
9/21 – Bradley Royds
9/28 – Chick & Ellen
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂
This is a fundraiser for the Gloucester Harvest Music Festival, which is a charity event to support the AGH Citizens Fund, a fundraising arm for our local hospital, Addison Gilbert. The AGH Citizens Fund is a non-profit, grass roots community based organization who raises money to donate funds directly back into the hospital for anything they may need. All proceeds go directly to the fund to support AGH! Visit our websites at www.gloucesterharvestmusicfestival.com and www.aghcitizensfund.orgThere will be amazing food that night of course, along with raffles, a 50/50. For more info, you can call Carol Pallazolla at 978-879-7652. 10percent of the proceeds raised will be donated to our event! Please come out and have a yummy meal with us for a good cause! Thanks!
25 Rogers St
We are starting to feel the cool air of fall coming in so I’ve been taking in a lot of the beautiful blooms we have around us right now!
Just making sure everything is as it should be….
Voicing the Woods
An exhibition of Jeremy Adams’s organs and harpsichords
On View at the Cape Ann Museum
October 22, 2016 through February 26, 2017
The public is invited to an opening reception at the Museum on Saturday, October 22 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The exhibit runs through February 26, 2017.
Voicing the Woods: Jeremy Adams, Instrument Maker showcases the prodigious skills and artistry of Jeremy Adams, one of the most gifted musical instrument makers in New England. The exhibition, which will be held in the Cape Ann Museum’s 1,500 square foot special exhibitions gallery, will include a one-stop chamber organ, a demonstration organ and a selection of harpsichords, each built in their entirety by Adams in his workshop in Danvers, Massachusetts. In addition to the instruments that will be shown in the gallery, a selection of Adams’ furniture will be displayed in the Museum’s 1804 Captain Elias Davis House, offering an interesting contrast to the period furniture in the House.
Jeremy Adams started his musical training at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts, then entered into a six-year apprenticeship at the William Dowd harpsichord shop, also in Cambridge. Dowd, working in the 1950s with harpsichord maker Frank Hubbard, had sparked an international renaissance of interest in bringing authentically historic practices into performance and instrument building, and Adams, along with a handful of other young craftsmen, were the beneficiaries of his highly competitive and well regarded apprenticeship program. Adams began his professional career in the early 1960s, an auspicious time for early music enthusiasts, and quickly gained recognition for his skills both as a musician and a woodworker. He trained with C. B. Fisk (pipe organ design and manufacturer) in Gloucester for two years, during which time he honed his skills in reed voicing and tonal finishing, and in 1969 opened his own shop on the North Shore. Adam’s harpsichords, clavichords and pipe organs can be found in public and private collections around the world, including at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston; the Sapporo Episcopal Cathedral in Sapporo, Japan; Kyoto Fukkatu Kyokai in Kyoto, Japan; the Roxbury Latin School in West Roxbury, MA; the Maple Street Congregational Church in Danvers, MA; and the Annisquam Village Church in Gloucester, MA.
The instruments will be complemented by a series of photographs by Paul Cary Goldberg that document Jeremy’s studio and work process, highlight some of the exquisite detail and workmanship on individual pieces and offer a better understanding of the breadth and volume of his work.
The exhibit will be further enhanced by a robust selection of programs including gallery talks, musical performances and an organ crawl. For a full schedule of programs related to the exhibition please check our website or signup to receive CAM’s weekly e-blast at capeannmuseum.org/eblast.