The Tuck family owned & operated candy and gift shop has been producing fresh made candies & chocolates in Rockport Mass since 1929. Visit the Rockport location on Cape Ann only 1 hour north of Boston for great gift ideas, fine chocolates, candy, old fashioned fudge, salt water taffy & more.
Marblehead Massachusetts is a picturesque coastal town that is steeped in history. In its early years fishing and the shoe industry were Marblehead's two major sources of income. Today it is mainly a residential community with some minor industry and a few specialty retail stores and is known to be one of the yachting capitals of the world.
The original painting of "The Spirit of ˜76" is housed in Abbot Hall and visitors come from all over the world to see it. Visitors also come to view the scenic harbor and the narrow crooked streets in the Historic district that is lined with antique Colonial and Victorian buildings.
The town of Marblehead offers residents and visitors a series of events during the course of the year that include an arts festival and a tall ships cruise. Also offered are jazz concerts and a Christmas walk.
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Girls Guns & Glory perform a very special show at Me & Thee Coffeehouse.
Susan Cattaneo opens!!
When: Feb 20, 2015 7 PM to Feb 20, 2015 10 PMin Marblehead, Massachusetts (Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19 )
SURE to be one of the BEST shows of the season! The energy of rock n' roll is impossible to categorize mercurial, specific to its beholder and profoundly reflective. From the Binghamton, New York music scene comes Driftwood, a band with a rock n' roll soul and a folk art mind. Carving out a name for themselves with electrifying live performances, they bring one of the most unique, raw sounds to the Americana/roots music scene. Incorporating upright bass, banjo, acoustic guitar and violin, the ghost of traditional American folk music lives in their palette. But the melodies, the harmonies and the lyrics are something else entirely. "We started off playing rock in high school. Then studying jazz and classical music in college. Then we dove headfirst into folk and bluegrass. At some point I guess we kind of met in the middle", says guitarist/songwriter Dan Forsyth. Drawing on aspects of everything from 0ld-time recordings to 1960's R&B, the music is crafted to serve the songs. With fast-growing audiences singing along at live shows, it's easy to tell the primary focus is on song. "We recognized early on that one of our strongest points was songwriting. The greatest songs transcend genre and time and this was one of the motivating ideas behind the band at the start", says banjo player/songwriter Joe Kollar. Trading lead vocals between Forsyth, Kollar and violinist Claire Byrne, the group's stage dynamics are as captivating as the songs. "I give so much of myself when I play because I deem it necessary in order to do the music justice", says Byrne, whose violin-shredding performances galvanize fans. Songs or shredding, "There's a reason people won't let them off the stage", says Jess Novak from The Syracuse New Times. Coming from a town not often recognized for music but predominantly for industry, being the home of Twilight Zone author Rod Serling and donning the title of the "Carousel Capital of the World", it's easy to wonder how this not-so-traditional string band came out of the Binghamton music scene. "What people don't often realize is that bands like Old Crow Medicine Show, The Horseflies and The Highwoods String Band came out of this same area and had a huge influence on us", says Forsyth. "We played a lot of old-time in the beginning and it was a huge part of our band learning to play music together". Formed in 2005, the band spent four years playing just about anywhere they could. "We just wanted to be able to play for any crowd and turn heads", says banjo player Joe Kollar. "We played everywhere. Coffee houses, bars, churches, rock clubs, Bluegrass festivals and the streetsa lot on the streets. We didn't make any money, but what we learned was invaluable". After the release of their Debut CD "Rally Day" in 2009, the band has spent most of the last 4 years on the road. With club and festival appearances alongside of artists such as Bela Fleck, Old Crow Medicine Show, Rusted Root, Del McCoury, Brett Dennen, The Wailers, Railroad Earth, Robert Randolph, Rubblebucket, Leon Russell, Emmylou Harris and Donna the Buffalo, Driftwood is making serious waves on the East Coast scene. In the last three years they've played over 500 shows. With the release of their second CD "A Rock & Roll Heart" in 2011, the band landed spins on a slew of great radio shows and stations such as WFUV's Sunday Breakfast with John Platt (New York, NY); KZSU (Stanford, CA), WCBE (Columbus, OH), WNRN (Charlottesville, VA), WUNC (Chapel Hill), NC and WDVX (Knoxville, TN). In November 2012, Driftwood started work on their third and latest CD. Despite a grueling tour schedule and very little time at home, the recordings were finished in the summer of 2013. The self-titled new disc was recorded in a church outside of Ithaca, NY with Grammy-winning engineer Robby Hunter. It was released on December 3rd, 2013. LANEY JONES teeped in the traditions of folk, jazz and rock and roll, Laney Jones mixes a musical cocktail with a vintage flavor that's all her own. Honing her craft and effortlessly welcoming stage presence in coffeehouses, speakeasies, and concert venues across the United States, this scrappy Americana singer-songwriter is making a name for herself as a fresh, lyrically creative artist. Her distinctive voice has been described as "a mix of lemon, molasses, gin and gunpowder*," mellifluous and smooth but brimming with passion. Since releasing her first studio album "Golden Road" in 2013, the Florida native now turns heads in Boston, Massachusetts while attending Berklee College of Music on scholarships for songwriting and bluegrass studies. In addition to juggling the responsibilities of a college student, Laney has been touring up and down the East Coast, appearing as an emerging artist at music festivals such as Falcon Ridge Folk and Grey Fox Bluegrass. In autumn of 2013, Laney received the prestigious honor of representing Berklee at the Kennedy Center's American Voices festival where she performed a moving rendition of her original song "Broken Hearts" at a masterclass with the legendary Alison Krauss. As of 2014 Laney has shown no signs of slowing down. With over 50 dates in 15 states, she and her bandmates (Laney Jones & the Lively Spirits) have been stealing hearts all over the US. She graduated to a main stage featured act at the Florida Folk Festival, having made her first appearance at the open mic stage just two years prior. Midway through her summer tour, Laney took home the grand prize at the 40th Eddie's Attic Songwriter Shootout thanks in part to crowd-pleasing performances of brand new songs "Work It Out" and "Lonesome Soul". Earlier this year, out of a field of thousands Laney was selected one of six winners of Belk department stores' Southern Musician Showcase which earned her pre-show and sidestage spots supporting Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, and Keith Urban. Ever conscious of the next steps in career, Laney is already looking forward to her next tour dates and releasing new music in 2015.
When: Mar 6, 2015 7 PM in Marblehead, Massachusetts (Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19 )
It's hard to believe that Hayley Reardon can be considered a seasoned folk artist before even completing high school, but the impressive career she has built thus far is only the beginning. Noted for her thoughtful, vivid songwriting and engaging stage performance, Hayley has spent the past five years sharing the stage with acts like Tom Rush, Peter Yarrow, Buskin & Batteau, Christine Lavin, and opening for the likes of Lori McKenna, Mark Erelli, and Catie Curtis. She has been selected for official showcases at Folk Alliance International and New England Regional Folk Alliance, as well as The Boston Folk Festival, New York Songwriter's Circle, and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase. In 2012, The Boston Globe Magazine named her a Bostonian of the Year for both her music and her work to pair it with a message of teen empowerment. The feature article characterized her as "a confident, radiant teenage singer/songwriter who is helping to pen the next chapter of the Boston folk scene....while Reardon is rapidly making a name for herself under the stage lights, it could be said that she's having a bigger impact on her peers across the country as an effective teen-to-teen ambassador, sought after by schools nationwide." Upon the release of her latest CD, Wayfindings (Kingswood Records), iTunes Editor's Notes cited "the fact that her music is not American Idol-like pop but in the singer/songwriter tradition of Suzanne Vega, Tracy Chapman, Erin McKeown, and Mary Chapin Carpenter illustrates an already well grounded artist. She sells out concerts and snags rides to them from her parents." Performer Magazine describes her music as "brilliantly moving folk/pop with a lyrical depth and soul," while American Songwriter Magazine refers to Numb and Blue, the lead single off of Wayfindings, as "a melancholy little masterpiece." In a live setting, these soulful songs are carefully intertwined between thoughtful stories and soft, clever humor to form a comforting, yet commanding, stage presence. Hayley Reardon is full of heart, and what's even better is that she has proven her ability to share that heart and make an audience feel her songs and stories just as strongly as she does. Reardon's appearance in the award-winning documentary For The Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival, which won Best Documentary at the 2012 Boston International Film Fest has linked her to an extended lineage of matriarchs and patriarchs of the folk movement of the 1960s as Joan Baez, Tom Rush, Judy Collins, Taj Mahal, Maria Muldaur, Geoff Muldaur, Jim Kweskin, Jackie Washington, Jim Rooney, and Peter Rowan were all featured in the film. Special Guest: Kat Quinn Singer/songwriter Kat Quinn came to New York, intent on making a living as a performing songwriter. Shortly after arriving, her shows began winning praise for her warm, sensitive vocals, easy-going charisma, and sharp, straight from the heart songwriting, with lyrics marked by a winning combination of poetry and plainspoken language. She has an uncanny ability to instantly draw listeners into her singular worldview. Kat Quinn grew up in Marblehead, MA, a historic port town north of Boston known as the birthplace of the US Navy. Quinn didn't think about a career in music until college, but grew up playing piano, switching to drums and percussion in high school. She played in marching, concert and jazz bands, "I got a guitar when I was 15 and taught myself to play, mostly singer/songwriter stuff. I took a few lessons, but focused more on learning songs I liked to sing, than working on becoming a great guitarist. I wrote my first song in college, when I was upset over a boy. The song just kind of fell out of me. After that, I started writing all the time. My voice teacher sent my demo to an artist in LA, who saw some potential in the songs. That was the turning point." Quinn didn't study music at Notre Dame; she majored in Spanish Literature and Peace Studies, with a minor in Latin American studies. She spent a lot of time in Latin America and got a grant to travel to Ecuador to write songs about immigration. "My project involved gathering the stories of children who had been left behind by parents that had emigrated to other countries in search of work. My studies were a round-about way to get to songwriting, but I think they have given me a different perspective as a songwriter." Since relocating to New York, she's been pursuing her songwriting career fulltime. She licensed a song to Happily After, a film by John Klein. The soundtrack won a Gold Medal for Excellence at the Park City Film Festival. The University of Notre Dame included another song, "Luck and Angels," on a two CD set that includes recordings from Regis Philbin, Cathy Richardson, Father Ted Hesburgh and the ONeill Brothers. Both Kat and her song, "What Love Feels Like," were featured in an ad for an iPhone App called VoxBox. And in March of 2013, she had the opportunity to compete in the Battle of the Instant Songwriters on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, in which she was given a song title and then had to write a song in less an hour, and perform it live on the show. Her song was called "Clouds Are People Too."
In the short time since her graduation from Boston's renowned Berklee College of Music, singer-songwriter Liz Longley has assembled an impressive resume. While best known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks voice, Liz has steadily developed a reputation as an accomplished songwriter, crafting intimately personal portraits through her music.
When: Feb 27, 2015 7 PM in Marblehead, Massachusetts (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19 )
North Shore Studio: 40 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead
July 6-24, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Students spend two weeks studying ballet and the wider world of dance. Enrichment classes include modern, drama & voice, jazz, and more. Extended care options available and North Shore YMCA members save 10%! Beginners welcome.
Boston Ballet School’s North Shore Studio is conveniently located on the 2nd floor of the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA, on the Salem/Marblehead line.
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When: Jul 6, 2015 9 AM to Jul 6, 2015 4 PMin Marblehead, Massachusetts (Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09 )
Dance me a story! Join Boston Ballet School for an interactive story hour, featuring stories and dancing from popular classical ballets. Perfect for children of all ages.
Friday, March 13 from 10:30-11:30am
Wit and Whimsy at 60 Atlantic Avenue, Marblehead 01945
Friday, April 10 from 10:30-11:30am
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library at 14 Union Street, South Hamilton 01982
When: Mar 13, 2015 10 AM to Mar 13, 2015 11 AMin Marblehead, Massachusetts (Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10 )
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