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Brooke Van Poppelen

by The Staff May 28, 2015

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  This month’s Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show offers up Brooke Van Poppelen as the headliner. Aside from having a fantastic European-aristocratic name, the Chicago-born, New York City-based comic co-hosts Hack My Life on truTV, ...

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Earth Sky Dream

by The Staff May 28, 2015

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  The new show opening at Hudson’s Carrie Haddad Gallery finds the participating artists observing the landscape with an array of points of view and techniques. From drawing to painting and from realistic renderings to haunted ...

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Troy Night Out/Kids and Pets Night Out

by The Staff May 28, 2015

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  Tomorrow (Friday), Troy Night Out is “all about the kids and the furr-babies.” The end-of-the-month arts walkabout in very walkable downtown Troy will include over 40 participating businesses offering discounts and specials directed toward kids. ...

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Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez

by The Staff May 28, 2015

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  “I’m here to set your soul on fire,” says Christine Ohlman, aka the Beehive Queen of Americana Soul. The longtime vocalist for the Saturday Night Live Band first teased her hair into a bouffant in ...

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Lady Antebellum

by The Staff May 28, 2015

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  Lady Antebellum have been a solid gold smash since the group’s eponymous debut album dominated the charts (and the airwaves) in 2007. In between then and now, they’ve racked up hit after hit and won ...

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Lee’s 88 Keys

by The Staff May 28, 2015

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  From Oklahoma, where she was born, to Albany, where she reigns as the piano-playing “Queen of Jazz,” Lee Shaw has had a long, fascinating, artistically successful life. Not only a successful performer who has traveled ...

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Chris Hedges

by The Staff May 28, 2015

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  Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author and activist Chris Hedges will be in Troy tomorrow evening (Friday) to speak on his latest book, Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt. In it, Hedges argues that the ...

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Pop Rock Night at the Plaza

by The Staff May 28, 2015

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  New York celebrates the Empire State Plaza’s 50th anniversary this year. Unless you’re a state worker, your main engagement with Rockefeller’s monument to modernism is through the arts—either underground, with the art collection, or above ...

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Eastbound Jesus

by The Staff May 28, 2015

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  Local favorite bluegrass rock band Eastbound Jesus will release their new album, Hollerin’, this Saturday at Putnam Den in Saratoga. “We really tried to push our songwriting in a more complex direction,” say the band ...

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America

by The Staff May 28, 2015

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  Did you know that the three musicians comprising the 1970s band America were actually British? Did you know that Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man (that he didn’t already have)? A bona-fide ...

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Dining Guide

by The Staff May 22, 2015

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Afghan Afghan Kabab Express 305 Central Ave., Albany, 487-4159. Kababs and gyros (chicken, lamb or beef), falafel and even burgers and wings are on a menu where sandwiches average $6 and many kababs are $9. Takeout available. ...

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Jocelyn Arndt

by The Staff May 22, 2015

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  Jocelyn Arndt the band actually consists of vocalist-keyboardist Jocelyn Arndt, her brother and co-writer, guitarist Chris Arndt, and four other musicians including a violinist. But attention for this upstate New York, blues-inspired indie-rock act mostly ...

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Jason Isbell

by The Staff May 22, 2015

Jason Isbell's latest album, Southeastern, is personal and intimate.

  Jason Isbell was one of three talented songwriters in the band Drive-By Truckers until 2007, when he parted ways with his bandmates and struck out on a solo career that, during the first five years ...

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Falling in Reverse

by The Staff May 22, 2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 29:  (L-R) Drummer Ryan Seaman, guitarist Jacky Vincent, vocalist Ronnie Radke, bassist Ron Ficarro and guitarist Derek Jones of Falling In Reverse pose backstage at the Vans Warped Tour 2012 kick off party and press conference at Club Nokia on March 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)

  Ronnie Radke was the lead singer of post-hardcore band Escape the Fate until years of problems with the law landed him in jail and he was replaced. Angry at being ousted, Radke formed his own ...

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Brandi Carlile

by The Staff May 21, 2015

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  Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile has been a constant presence in the pop-country-rock firmament since her breakthrough album The Story in 2007. Now, with her latest album, her music is the most rock & roll-oriented it’s ever ...

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Mindy Thompson Fullilove

by The Staff May 21, 2015

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  “What if divided neighborhoods were causing public health problems? What if a new approach to planning and design could tackle both the built environment and collective well-being at the same time?” This is the topic that ...

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

by The Staff May 21, 2015

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  Christopher Durang’s 2013 Tony Award-winning comedy makes its Capital Region debut beginning this weekend at Curtain Call Theatre. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is both a wacky farce and a gloss on Chekhov, ...

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Honk! The Musical Tale of the Ugly Duckling

by The Staff May 21, 2015

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  The Theatre Institute at Sage will wrap up its current season beginning this Wednesday with a children’s theater production of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling” titled, Honk! The Musical Tale of the Ugly Duckling. With ...

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Steven Wilson

by The Staff May 21, 2015

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  London-based Steven Wilson may look every inch the ’70s English folkie, but actually, he’s an innovative studio guru and the leader of the greatly admired rock band Porcupine Tree. And since 2008, he’s become widely ...

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Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience

by The Staff May 15, 2015

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  In ye olden days, the late drummer John Bonham was Led Zeppelin’s own hammer of the gods. These days, son Jason Bonham, who is of course also a drummer, has been touring with a Zep ...

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Dior and I

by The Staff May 15, 2015

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  Director Frédéric Tcheng’s documentary Dior and I, which is being screened this weekend at Saratoga Film Forum and Time & Space Limited, follows Christian Dior’s new creative director Raf Simons from his arrival in 2012 ...

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Wait, What?

by The Staff May 15, 2015

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  Beginning this weekend, Chatham’s Joyce Goldstein Gallery is hosting a show of paintings by Sean Bayliss. A 1994 MFA grad of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Bayliss has shown his work throughout the United States and ...

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Mamma Mia!

by The Staff May 15, 2015

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  A really good jukebox musical has to accomplish two things. One, it has to have enough of a plot to distract you from the fact that it’s a jukebox musical. Two, it must pack the ...

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ESYO 360

by The Staff May 15, 2015

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  The Empire State Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Helen Cha-Pyo (left), will celebrate 36 years of bringing together the greatest area youth musicians this Sunday (May 17) at Proctors with a special, one-of-a-kind event: ...

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Albany Symphony Orchestra

by The Staff May 15, 2015

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  The Albany Symphony and Maestro David Alan Miller will return to EMPAC this weekend to present the American Music Festival. Over a two-night period, the ASO and its Dogs of Desire group will perform an ...

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