New Shows Summer 2011 on CATV

Cape Ann Television is excited to announce four new series that will become a part of our programming line-up. We hope you can tune in for these shows that will be coming your way in the near future:

Local Music Seen (Produced by: Allen Estes and Peter Van Ness)
For those of you in the Cape Ann area who are interested in local bands and musicians, then this is a must watch program! The show is an exciting venue for fans of all types of music. Hosted by local artist/songwriter Allen Estes, the show serves as a forum for all local musicians to show off their talents and recording in our studio. Allen often plays his own musical compositions, chosen from the dozen CD’s that he has released over his career. Estes has opened for stars such as Bonnie Raitt, J. Geils, Reba McEntire, Waylon Jennings, Kenny Chesney, Tricia Yearwood, Livingston Taylor and Robert Palmer. Allen is also a past winner of the “Independent Music World Series of New England.”

Program Times: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., Fridays at 1:30 p.m., Sundays at 6 p.m.

Cape Ann Profiles (Produced by: Rich Sagall)
This show is an interview program based on, but not limited to the Cape Ann Community. You will enjoy this intellectual show where host Rich Sagall interviews interesting people in the community pertaining to many diverse local and international subjects of interests. Recently, Rich and his guests have covered the NOAA and the fishing industry here locally on Cape Ann. Worldwide topics have included the recent Egyptian Revolution and the social impact it has had on the rest of the world.

Program times: Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.

Artistry of the Guitar (Producer: Ken Bonfield)
This show is giving you a behind the scenes look at the making, shape and magic of the guitar. Host Ken Bonfield provides a history of his fascination with the instrument, along with teaching viewers about various guitar and music techniques. The show will often feature guests who are also involved in either crafting or playing the guitar. Bonfield has been playing the guitar for 37 years and describes himself as a “American Fingerstyle” self-taught guitarist. Bonfield has been touring the country playing the guitar since 1994 and shared the stage with such prominent artists as John Mayer, Arlo Guthrie, and Larry Coryell. He has released six solo CD’s and two duo CD’s with two of these albums reaching the Top 10 on acoustic instrumental radio charts.

Program Times: To Be Announced

Through the Garden Gate (Producer: Kim Smith)
This is an educational program focusing on planting a garden that can attract specific fauna such as butterflies and other plant inhabitants. Host Kim Smith, who owns her own interior and garden design firm, uses her expertise to explain and demonstrate how residents of Cape Ann can add dimension to and beautify their gardens. Her ideas for local gardens are intended for both people and “pollinators” such as songbirds, bees and butterflies. Kim is excited to showcase her knowledge of gardens and hopes viewers enjoy her insights into the adventurous realm of gardening. You can also read more about Kim in her book, “Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! Notes from a Gloucester Garden.”

Program Times: To Be Announced

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