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Hudson Air Radio Theater

by The Staff July 2, 2015


  This weekend at PS21 in Chatham, Hudson Air Radio Theater will return you to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when radio drama didn’t mean Ira Glass or a true-crime podcast, but instead legitimate drama performed ...

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Calling All Angels

by The Staff July 2, 2015


  How’s this for heavenly: Calling All Angels, an ongoing series titled after the hit song by ethereal singer Jane Siberry, will feature Siberry with Catherine Russell, Amy Helm, and Simi Stone for its stop in ...

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Adirondack National Pastel Exhibition

by The Staff July 2, 2015


  Works by artists from across the country (as well as Canada and Europe) will be featured beginning Wednesday at the first annual juried Adirondack National Pastel Exhibition. It is sponsored by the Shirt Factory Gallery ...

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Singin’ in the Rain

by The Staff July 2, 2015


  The great MGM movie musical Singin’ in the Rain was one of the first properties to travel successfully from screen to stage; for decades, the process worked almost exclusively in the opposite direction. And with ...

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Melora Creager & Luis Mojica, Ryder Cooley & the Dust Bowl Faeries

by The Staff June 25, 2015


  Classically trained Melora Creager and her goth chamber-pop ensemble Rasputina are credited with pioneering the use of cello chamber music in rock and being a formative influence on the steam-punk aesthetic. While their live shows ...

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Chris Botti

by The Staff June 25, 2015


  After four previous nominations, Chris Botti finally won a Grammy in 2013 for Best Pop Instrumental Album (Impressions). And maybe you still don’t know who he is. A jazz trumpeter whose specialty lies in the corner ...

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Ballin’ at the Graveyard

by The Staff June 18, 2015


  “This film made me proud to live in Albany. It includes the authentic voices of men working to do what’s right—for themselves, their families, and for the larger community. If you want to better understand ...

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by The Staff June 18, 2015

  He’s got a gal in Kalamazoo. Adirondack Theatre Festival will open their 2015 season this week with Kalamazoo, a romantic comedy about a 70-something Irish Catholic bird lover named Peg meeting a 70-something Jewish metal-detector enthusiast ...

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Mike Gordon

by The Staff June 18, 2015


  Attention all Phish-heads: Mike Gordon will perform tomorrow night (Friday) at the Egg. He’s on the road following up on his 2014 solo album and tour, Overstep. To say that the album and subsequent tour were ...

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Man With a Movie Camera

by The Staff June 18, 2015


  Time & Space Limited will show one of the greatest of all documentaries—heck, of all films—tomorrow night, Dziga Vertov’s Man With a Movie Camera. A symphony of Soviet life in the late 1920s, the film ...

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Andy Warhol & Winslow Homer

by The Staff June 18, 2015


  Two essential American artists take center stage at the Hyde Collection beginning this Sunday: Andy Warhol and Winslow Homer. The Late Drawings of Andy Warhol, which includes many drawings on view to the public for the ...

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Thomas Dimopoulos

by The Staff June 18, 2015


  Longtime local journalist Thomas Dimopoulos will celebrate the publication of his new book, Saratoga Stories: Magic and Loss tonight at the Spring Street Gallery Two, where an exhibit of his photography is opening. In addition ...

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Chrisette Michele

by The Staff June 18, 2015


  It’s going to be a lovely afternoon of hip-hop, R&B, jazz and indie-influenced music at today’s Alive at 5. The headliner, Chrisette Michele, is a Grammy-winning singer who has recorded with everyone from the Roots ...

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Tuck & Patti

by The Staff June 18, 2015


  “They are, simply put, one of the most remarkable pairings in pop and jazz history,” says the L.A. Times. “They” are husband-and-wife duo Tuck and Patti: guitarist (and former Gap Band session player) Tuck Andress ...

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by The Staff June 18, 2015

  Tomorrow (Friday), Her Righteousness Ani DiFranco will take the stage at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton, Mass., with Peter Mulvey opening (8 PM, $32.50-$42.50, 413-584-1444). . . . At Caffe Lena Friday and Saturday, the ...


Fall Out Boy, Wiz Khalifa

by The Staff June 18, 2015


  Genres collide at the Boys of Zummer tour featuring popular punk/alt-rock band Fall Out Boy and hip-hop artist Wiz Khalifa, with opener Hoodie Allen, a “hipster-hop” artist from Long Island. Fans of Fall Out Boy ...

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Paul Weller

by The Staff June 11, 2015


  The Modfather is now 57, but he’s still at the top of his game, as any of the tracks from his just-released Saturns Pattern amply prove. Style Council aficionados will want to give a listen ...

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Capital Pride Parade and Festival

by The Staff June 11, 2015

  Capital Pride 2015’s week-long series of events culminates in the annual parade and festival on Saturday (June 13). The parade kicks off at noon and takes over State and Lark streets, Madison Avenue and Washington ...

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30 Years of the Travers

by The Staff June 11, 2015


  Time flies. Beginning Saturday, Saratoga’s National Museum of Racing will celebrate local artist Greg Montgomery’s official Travers Stakes artwork with the exhibit Greg Montgomery: 30 Years of the Travers. Montgomery, a Saint Rose grad, has worked ...

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The Avett Brothers

by The Staff June 11, 2015

  According to everyone we know who has seen them perform, the Avett Brothers put on a live show that’s appropriate for music lovers of any age. Their amalgam of folk, indie, bluegrass, honky-tonk and country ...

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Milo Greene

by The Staff June 11, 2015


  Milo Greene are actually a quintet—four of the members sing both lead and backup vocals and none of them are named Milo. Milo Greene is the name of a fictional booking agent they invented to ...

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The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

by The Staff June 11, 2015

  Pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King first got together in Minneapolis, forming the Bad Plus in 2000 and quickly establishing themselves on the avant-garde jazz scene. Berkeley native Joshua Redman was ...

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Natalia Zukerman

by The Staff June 6, 2015


  Genre-bender Natalia Zukerman is coming to MASS MoCA this weekend and bringing her unique, jazz-influenced blend of blues and folk. Zukerman plays all manner of stringed instruments, from acoustic and electric guitar to dobro, slide ...

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Summer Outdoor Dining Directory

by The Staff June 6, 2015

  American Angelo’s 677 Prime 677 Broadway, Albany, 427-7463, 677prime.com. Barrington Brewery & Restaurant Jenifer House Commons, 420 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-8282, barringtonbrewery.net. Blu Stone Bistro 661 Albany Shaker Road, Colonie, 869-9976, blustonebistro.com. Boathouse Grille 80 Shady Harbor Drive, New Baltimore, ...


Sweet Summer Sounds

by The Staff June 6, 2015


  I Can’t See You Till We Get Inside Summer of ’69 . . . the moon landing (watched it), Chappaquiddick (was obsessed with it), Woodstock (at 15, considered too young to attend). I was at summer ...