Friday, May 17, 2013
Here is a round-up of live music throughout the North Shore this weekend.
This weekend is packed with live music on the North Shore and a whole bunch of bands playing a wide variety of music genres, from classic rock to blues and soul, can be seen for free at rock clubs and restaurants throughout the region. The Guy Ford Band is playing the Red Rock Bistro on Friday night. This local group consists of a "five piece eclectic acoustic folk rock band featuring Guy Ford's unique guitar work and the incredible cello playing of Daniel Rowe with strong 3-4 part harmonies. Guy Ford Band performs covers from the 60's - 2000's and originals since 1997," per the Guy Ford Band facebook page. All shows begin at 9 p.m. unless listed otherwise. Other Live Music This Weekend: The Landing Restaurant, 81 Front St., Marblehead …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Swampscott High Drama Club will present Zombie Prom three nights: Thursday, May 16; Friday, May 17; and Saturday, May 18. The curtain rises at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $16 for adults and $10 for students.
Phone 781-596-8830 x5702
The writers of the musical Zombie Prom, Dana P. Rowe and John Dempsey, are sending zombie love to Swampscott in advance of tonight's opening. Below is an email that the writers sent to the SHS production team today: Dear cast, band and crew of Swampscott High's ZOMBIE PROM, Have a wonderful opening!!! Have a blast and break whatever's left of your legs! We're thrilled to know you guys are spreading the zombie love in Swampscott. BTW Swampscott: Best. Name. Ever. The pics we saw online look amazing and we hope all the new "zombieprombies" will share production photos and news on the ZOMBIE PROM Facebook page --www.facebook.com/zombieprombie Zombie Love and Best Wishes, Dana P. Rowe and John Dempsey The Swampscott High Drama Club …
The memorial service for Byron "Bob" Foucht, long-time and beloved music teacher in the Swampscott schools will be held Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. at the First Church in Swampscott.
The memorial service for Byron "Bob" Foucht, long-time and beloved music teacher in the Swampscott schools who passed away on Feb. 7, will be held Saturday May 18, 10 a.m. at the First Church in Swampscott. As part of the service, five former students will perform the world premiere of a jazz arrangement created by a sixth student in Mr. Foucht's honor — the Swampscott Marching Band's signature "On Wisconsin." David Bondelevitch (SHS '81) says the idea for the arrangement came during discussions about the memorial. "Perhaps my happiest times in high school were playing in the stage [jazz] band. Mr. Foucht was a huge jazz fan." Bondelevitch went on to study jazz composition at the Berklee College of Music with the legendary Herb Pomeroy. "…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Tweets abound on the late 1970 hairdos sported by actors in the movie American Hustle.
Tweets abound on the late 1970 hairdos sported by actors in American Hustle, a David O. Russell movie being shot in Massachusetts. Bradley Cooper's perm and Jeremy Renner's puffy wave drew comments (see below) from set watchers at locations in and around Boston. Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale and Cooper appeared in a scene shot in Swampscott's Hawthorne by the Sea restaurant early last month. According to imdb.com, American Hustle is based on a true story in which a con artist works with a federal agent to sting mobsters and politicians in the 1970s. Photos posted on the website Fanshare.com show Jennifer Lawrence in a scene at a table in the Swampscott restaurant. She was kissing a character wearing a black suit said to be the …
Monday, May 13, 2013
That's the word from a local businessman.
Will Denzel Washington be the next star to make a movie in Swampscott? Bill Laganas, owner of Lynn Meatland — a meat market, sandwich shop and catering company in Lynn — said yesterday he got a call late last week from movie crew members saying movie scouts were looking at locations in Swampscott for a Denzel Washington film. Lynn Meatland did catering, big and small, for Grown Ups 2 last year, and Laganas is friendly with movie crew members. Laganas said he was told the Denzel Washington movie could take place in July, maybe the second week. The Swampscott location isn't cast in stone, he said. Boston Magazine reported that Washington was expected shoot scenes for the movie The Equalizer in Boston in June. The movie is loosely based on a…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
With two months to go the movie stars have been promoting their film on television and in Cancun.
Movie stars who made Swampscott home last summer have been traveling the promotional circuit with only two months before Grown Ups 2's opening. That would be July 12. A new throwback, promo movie poster shows four of the film's stars from their high school yearbooks. Meanwhile, Adam Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Taylor Lautner, Maya Rudolph and Chris Rock have made appearances in Las Vegas, Cancun, Mexico and, last month, the entire group, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. In a recent edition of Totalfilm.com Lautner said he enjoyed the laughter and learned from the cast, and was intimidated. Sandler said Lautner brought his own intimidation, a following of high-pitched screaming fans at each of his stops. Some of those …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Here is a round-up of live music throughout the North Shore this weekend.
This weekend is packed with live music on the North Shore and a whole bunch of bands playing a wide variety of music genres, from classic rock to blues and soul, can be seen for free at rock clubs and restaurants throughout the region. The Drop Zone is playing Rockafellas on Saturday night. Per the band's wesbite, the Drop Zone "is a full production rock/pop/dance cover band. Drop Zone is a top-notch act covering everything from The Bravery to Bob Marley, Rage Against The Machine to The Killers and The Rolling Stones to Katy Perry. The main idea for the song selection is to give the people what they want, and more specifically, what they want to dance to." All shows begin at 9 p.m. unless specified. Other Live Music This Weekend: Palmer's…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Here is one of five things to know about Swampscott today: music and art programs will showcase students tonight at 7.
1) Newsbit of the Day: There's a spring concert and art show at the high school tonight at 7 in the auditorium. The music director said there will be performances by the concert band, percussion ensemble, chorus and North Shore Voices. Art is hanging in the foyer, just outsde the auditorium. Earlier, at 5 the school will host its STEM/garden fundraiser. People interested in attending the Outdoor Classroom Commencement should email Joseph Bennett with the amount of people in their party. Contact him at Bennett@swampscott.k12.ma.us Swampscott High School Outdoor Garden & Classroom Commencement Dinner and Ice Cream Dinner When: May 9th, 2013 Time: 5:00pm to 6:30pm Where: Swampscott High School Please join us as we introduce the Swampscott …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
American Idol Top 3 finalist Angie Miller gave her fans what they were waiting for - a free concert - on Saturday afternoon at Beverly High School.
While Angie Miller was coming up Cabot Street in a Ford Mustang convertible, thousands of fans were waiting patiently in the field at Beverly High School, and for good reason. They wanted to hear her sing. And sing she did, for an hour she sang some of the favorites from her American Idol performances, including "You Set Me Free.” For all of our coverage of Angie Miller's dream journey, visit our Angie Miller topic page.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Angie Miller will be the star of a downtown parade and afternoon concert in Beverly on Saturday.
Come to the Angie Parade Saturday afternoon will be all-Angie, all the time in Beverly for her hometown visit. American Idol Top 3 contestant Angie Miller will be welcomed home to Beverly with a parade through the downtown that will end at Beverly High School - where she graduated last year - with a free concert. The parade and concert have been in the planning stages all week, but were made official after this week's voting results were finalized during Thursday night's show, sending Miller to the Top 3 for season 12 of the hit Fox show. It will be the first American Idol hometown visit to New England. Judge Nicki Minaj said the four finalists are "all superheroes" moments before it was announced that Miller advanced to the Top 3. Any of …