a crispness in the air—all right, it’s been a little humid
lately but stay with us—and that means a return to business.
Arts business. The summer residencies are over, the blockbusters
are disappearing from the movie theaters and it’s time for
whole new seasons of art and theater and classical music and
cinema and . . . you get the idea. Whatever you want to see,
it’s in here. All right, everything isn’t in here, but you
get the drift. Here’s a veritable cornucopia of arts options.
Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-0022.
1: Ember Swift, Betty Dylan. Oct. 2: Bob
Malone. Oct. 6: the Bobs. Oct. 7: Rob Ritchie,
Terry Young. Oct. 8: Lucy Kaplansky. Oct. 9: Jacqui
McDonald. Oct. 14: Mary Gauthier, Corley Roberts.
Oct. 15: Carolyn Hester. Oct. 16: Bill Morrissey,
Graham Isaacson. Oct. 18: Cris Williamson. Oct.
21: Seamus Kennedy. Oct. 22: Work O’ the Weavers.
Oct. 23: the Strawbs. Oct. 26: Rosalie Sorrels.
Oct. 28: George Ward. Oct. 29: Mark Tolstrup.
Oct.30: Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams.
Nov. 4: the Wiyos. Nov. 5: Bob Warren. Nov.
6: David Lindley. Nov. 11: Mary McCaslin. Nov.
12: Chris Smither, Jon Shain. Nov: 13: Peter
Mulvey. Nov. 18: Roy Book Binder. Nov. 19: Tribute
to Ray Charles. Nov. 20: Widget and the Widgettes.
Nov. 25: Dakota Dave Hull. Nov. 26: Annie and the
Hedonists. Dec. 18: Sara Milonovich, Greg Anderson.
King St., Northampton, Mass., (800) THE-TICK.
29: Nanci Griffith and the Blue Moon Orchestra. Sep.
30: 1964 the Tribute. Oct. 20: Gordon Lightfoot.
Oct. 21: Sound Tribe Sector 9. Oct. 22: Joan Baez.
Oct. 25: Susan Tedeschi, Jackie Greene. Nov.
4: Rufus Wainwright. Nov. 18: Dar Williams,
Girlyman. Dec. 31: Martin Sexton, Erin McKeown.
+ Cultural Center
Polytechnic Institute, Burdett Avenue, Troy, 274-7793.
7: Bruce Eisenbeil. Nov. 5: Spider Saloff. Nov.
9: Ben Chadabe, Tyrone Henderson. Dec. 4: Martha
Main St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-3394.
30: Tom Rush. Oct. 7: Hamiett Bluiett. Oct.
8: the Howard Fishman Quartet. Oct. 14: Blueberry.
Oct. 15: Seth’s Sauerkraut Review. Oct. 16: Sloan Wainwright;
Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Oct. 29: the Kennedys.
Oct. 30: Meg Hutchinson.
State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.
1: Tierney Sutton. Oct. 2: Dave Douglas and Keystone.
Oct. 11: Steve Winwood. Oct. 15: Clan Na Gael.
Oct. 16: Hal Ketchum. Oct. 18: Henry Rollins.
Oct. 19: Nanci Griffith and the Blue Moon Orchestra.
Oct. 21: Richard Thompson, Danny Thompson, Eliza
Gilkyson. Oct. 23: Four Bitchin’ Babes. Oct. 26:
Susan Tedeschi, Jackie Greene. Oct. 27: Laurie
Anderson. Oct. 30: Joan Baez. Nov. 11: The Robert
Cray Band. Nov. 13: Trout Fishing in America; Derek
Trucks Band. Nov. 19: Mary Black, Maura O’Connell,
Sharon Shannon, Cara Dillon. Nov. 20: Riders
in the Sky. Dec. 4: the Zucchini Brothers; Hot
Broadway, Albany, 431-1920.
6: Rock Pile. Oct. 7: Arc. Oct. 14: Valerie.
Oct. 21: Rumdummies. Nov. 11: Reverberators.
Nov. 12: Sean Rowe. Nov. 18: Arc.
Third St., Troy.
1: Street Sweeper, Organ Harvest, Everything’s
Ruined, Children of Tragedy. Oct. 7: 25 Ta’
Life, the Red Death, Through the Eyes of the
Dead, Overthrown, Embrace the End. Oct.
8: Wasteform, Balls Deep, In Traction,
Icarus. Oct. 15: Murderer’s Row, Danny Diablo,
Dez, the Chris’s. Oct. 22: Black Jack Blades,
the Other 2. Oct. 28: DosNounB, Armarrkklad.
Oct. 29: Dying Ta Live, Last Call Brawl, Loved
and Hated, Driven Further. Nov. 4: Kinetic Punch.
Nov. 5: Irate, If Hope Dies, Through the
Discipline, Overthrown, the World We Knew,
Nathaniel White. Nov. 8: Inspectah Dock, U
God, Copyright. Nov. 11: Society High, Hijinx,
Random Victim, Still Reaching. Nov. 12: Trendkill,
Horror Business. Nov. 19: Neglect, Brick
by Brick, Wasteform, Only Revenge. Nov.
25: Last Call, Unbalanced, Killing Floor,
Hell on Sunday.
Hall Auditorium unless otherwise specified, Rensselaer Polytechnic
13: Hübsch’s Longrun Development of the Universe.
Oct. 19: Miya Masaoka.
Horse Music Hall
Center St., Northampton, Mass., (800) THE-TICK.
1: the Lonesome Brothers; Heartless Bastards,
the Kamikaze Hearts. Oct. 2: Ferron, Pamela
Means. Oct. 4: Amy Rigby, Storybox. Oct.
6: Alejandro Escovedo Orchestra; Lotus, the
5th Pocket. Oct. 7: Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem;
the Wood Brothers. Oct. 9: Jeffrey Gaines. Oct.
10: Rhett Miller. Oct. 11: an evening with Sean
Mullins. Oct. 12: the Tannahill Weavers; Lou
Barlow, Jose Ayerve. Oct. 13: Mary Gauthier.
Oct. 14: John Coster and the Medicine Band, Jeff
Martell, Mawwal. Oct. 15: Mark Erelli, the
Resophonics; Ryan Montbleau Band, Julian
Velard. Oct. 16: Graham Parker, Erik Alan.
Oct. 17: Ike Willis and Napoleon Murphy Brock,
the Insidious Rays. Oct. 18: the Strawbs. Oct.
19: the Greencards; Stars. Oct. 22: Catie
Curtis, Tom Brosseau; State Radio. Oct.
23: Lucy Kaplansky, Ashleigh Flynn. Oct. 24:
James McMurty, Joel Plaskett Emergency. Oct.
25: Los Straitjackets. Oct. 26: the Mountain Goats,
the Prayers & Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers. Oct.
27: Chronic Pleasure; the Clientele, Annie
Hayden. Oct. 28: the Stone Coyotes. Oct. 29: Richard
Shindell; the New Amsterdams, Fancy Trash.
Oct. 30: Crooked Still. Nov. 2: David Lindley.
Nov. 3: La Guitara featuring Patty Larkin, Kaki
King, Muriel Anderson, Mimi Fox; Red
Door Exchange. Nov. 4: Utah Phillips; Roots
of Creation. Nov. 5: Nerissa and Katryna Nields.
Nov. 6: Tim O’Brien, Old School Freight Train.
Nov. 9: Eric Bogle. Nov. 10: Jonathan Edwards;
the SPAM All-Stars, Pencilgrass. Nov. 11: Rane.
Nov. 12: Enter the Haggis. Nov. 13: Steve Forbert,
Ray Mason. Nov. 14: Andrew Bird, Head of
Femur. Nov. 17: Melissa Ferrick, Natalia Zuckerman.
Nov. 18: Eddie from Ohio; Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.
Nov. 19: Seth Giler, John Hanifin. Nov. 22:
Eric McKeown. Nov. 25-26: Roomful of Blues.
Nov. 27: Tom Rush. Nov. 29: Redbird, Kris
Delmhorst, Peter Mulvey, Jeffrey Foucault.
Dec. 1: Girlyman, Andrea Gibson. Dec. 3: Sarah
Lee Guthrie & Johnny Krion. Dec. 4: John Gorka,
Justin Roth. Dec. 10: Chris Smither. Dec. 11:
Kelly Joe Phelps. Dec. 16: Jane Siberry. Dec.
17: Aztec Two-Step. Dec. 18: David Mallett.
Dec. 23: the Commander Cody Band. Dec. 26: Rory
Block. Dec. 30: John Eddie.
Lark St., Albany, 436-7008.
30: Trio Pamplemousse.
Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 581-7090.
7: the Empire State Troopers. Oct. 22: Albumen,
the Mitchells. Oct. 29: the Wasted.
Madison Ave., Albany, 463-9779.
30: the Conspicuous Study Hall Boners. Oct. 1: Scotty
Mac. Oct. 7: Origin. Oct. 8: Mike Iwanos
with Super 400. Oct. 15: AFRAZ Music Tour. Oct. 21:
Phillips Head. Oct. 22: Super 400, Melodrome.
Oct. 28: Deluxe. Oct. 29: Lustre Kings. Nov.
5: Hector on Stilts, John Brodeur. Nov. 17:
Josh Cole and the Household. Dec. 10: Five Alpha
Beatdown Reunion Show. Dec. 16: Lustre Kings.
MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass., (413) 664-4481.
8: Shivaree. Oct. 15: Lambchop.
at Northern Lights
Country Commons, corner of Routes 146 and 146-A, Clifton Park,
29: Rebuilding Yesterday. Sep. 30: Our Lady
Peace, Danko Jones, Pedestrian. Oct. 1:
John Valby. Oct. 4: Anthrax. Oct. 6: Anna
Malick, Blue Merle. Oct. 7: Chris Cagle.
Oct. 21: Iron Maidenz. Oct. 22: Trapt, Blindside,
Aphrasia. Oct. 25: Ween. Nov. 12: Coheed
and Cambria, Blood Brothers, Dredg, Me
S. Main St., Voorheesville, 765-2815.
29: Quicksilver. Oct. 15: the Johnson Girls.
Oct. 28: Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman. Nov. 5: Cooper,
Nelson & Early. Nov. 26: Herdman Hills Mangsen.
Dec. 10: Nowell Sing We Clear.
Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.
5: Rob Thomas. Oct. 13: Olivia Newton-John.
Oct. 18: Bonnie Raitt. Oct. 22: Great Moments from
Grand Opera. Nov. 4: Celtic Woman. Dec.
11: Cowboy Dave’s Holiday Reindeer Round-Up.
Pearl Street, Northampton, Mass., (800) THE-TICK.
28: Kings of Leon, the Like. Sep. 29: MC Chris,
Snmnmnm, Urg. Sep. 30: Gang of Four,
Morningwood, Men Women & Children; Rasputina,
Tarantula A.D.. Oct. 1: Doves, VHS or Beta;
Limited Sight, Constant Conspiracy, Easy
Machine, Lost Hours, Distance to Hear. Oct.
2: Gogol Bordello, Throw Rag, the Scotch
Greens. Oct. 4: Tegan and Sara, Northern State,
Marjorie Fair. Oct. 6: Ghostface, Swollen
Members. Oct. 7: 10 Years, Fivespeed, Classic
Case; Anna Nalick. Oct. 8: White Boy Reggae,
Shark Spaceship, Auragami, 3ve, Rupert
and Weston. Oct. 9: the Decemberists, Cass McCombs.
Oct. 10: Nada Surf, Say Hi To Your Mom. Oct.
15: the Pietasters, Big D and the Kids Table,
No Intention. Oct. 18: Devendra Banhart & Hairy
Fairy, Bunny Brains. Oct. 20: Son Volt.
Oct. 22: Jello Biafra, the Melvins. Oct. 23:
Broken Social Scence, Feist. Oct. 24: Acid
Mothers Temple, the Occasion. Oct. 28: the Slip,
Tarantula A.D.. Oct. 29: Lez Zeppelin. Oct.
30: Michale Graves, Better Left Unsaid, Unus
Mcflynn, Nervous Surgeons, Black Belt Club,
Feeny. Nov. 3: Soulive. Nov. 4: Spoon,
Mary Timony. Nov. 5: Medeski Martin and Wood.
Nov. 11: the Skeptics. Nov. 12: Zilla. Nov.
13: North Mississippi Allstars. Nov. 18: Dark Star
Orchestra; Cold Duck Complex, Audible Mainframe.
Nov. 22: Dropkick Murphys, Big D and the Kids Table,
Righteous Jams, Far From Finished.
State St., Schenectady, 382-3884 ext. 68.
12: the Jim Brickman Holiday Show.
Student Union, Troy, 276-8585.
30: Scott Alarik. Oct. 7: Friction Farm. Oct.
21: Gideon Freudmann. Nov. 4: Mustard’s Retreat.
Nov. 5: Dougie MacLean. Nov. 18: Scott Sylvester.
Dec. 2-3: Mark Rust. Dec. 9: Jake Amerding.
River St., Troy, 273-2337.
30: the Dave Matthews Tribute Band. Oct. 4: Robert
Fripp Solo Soundscape. Oct. 5: Kings of Leon, the
Like. Oct. 7: Scarecrow Collection, Wreckloose.
Oct. 8: Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers. Oct. 12: Chuch.
Oct. 14: Project/Object, Insidious Rays. Oct.
16: Matisyahu. Oct. 18: U-Melt. Oct. 19: Los
Straitjackets. Oct. 20: Townhall. Oct. 21: Albert
Cummings. Oct. 26: Steve Kimock Band. Oct. 27:
Brothers Past. Oct. 28: RAQ. Nov. 4-5: Perpetual
Grove. Nov. 10: the North Mississippi All-Stars.
Nov. 11: Addison Grove Project. Dec. 13: Reverend
Horton Heat, Supersuckers, Split Lip Rayfield.
9, Cohoes, 783-1010.
30: Alliance, Intraction, Disregard.
Oct. 1: Pennywise, H20, Death By Stereo,
A Wilhelm Scream. Oct. 2: Save You, Subject
to Change. Oct. 6: Unearth, Dillinger Escape
Plan, Zao, A Life Once Lost. Oct. 7: Circle
Nine, Bum Fight. Oct. 8: Paynes Hollow,
Evolution. Oct. 9: Sadistic Union. Oct. 15:
Black Stallion, I the Lyconthrope. Oct. 20:
Emery, Gym Class Heroes, Gatsby’s American
Dream, As Cities Burn. Oct. 26: Gwar, Devil
Driver, A Dozen Furies, Mensrea. Oct. 27:
the Clay People, Last Call, Matador,
Brick by Brick. Oct. 28: Fear Before the March of
Flames, Bear vs. Shark, Since by Man, Fall
of Troy. Nov. 2: Opeth, Nevermore. Nov.
4: Converge, Darkest Hour, Red Chord Ringworm,
Thousands. Nov. 18: Bury Your Dead, Terror,
Scars of Tomorrow August Burns Red, Recon. Dec.
7: Hawthorne Heights, Silverstein, Bayside,
Aiden. Dec. 9: Crimson Mask, Unbalanced Gunther
Savings Bank Music Hall
and Second streets, Troy, 273-0038.
7: Melissa Manchester. Oct. 8: Michael Amante.
Oct. 10: the Steve Hackett Trio. Oct. 26: Anoushka
Shankar. Nov. 2: Wynton Marsalis. Nov. 4: Doyle
Lawson, Quicksilver. Nov. 18: Chris Botti.
Nov. 19: Peter Yarrow. Dec. 10: George Winston.
Dec. 15: Judy Collins.
Stone Casino Resort
30: Travis Tritt. Oct. 1: Engelbert Humperdinck.
Oct. 8: Gene Pitney. Oct. 14: Olivia Newton-John.
Oct. 16: Bonnie Raitt. Oct. 18: Def Leppard,
Bryan Adams. Oct. 22: Temptations. Oct. 29: Collin
Raye. Oct. 30: Bret Michaels. Nov. 4: Diamond
Rio. Nov. 10: Styx. Nov. 11: Kenny Rogers.
Nov. 19: Gretchen Wilson, Big & Rich. Nov.
22: Cosmo. Nov. 23: New York Flyers & Jukin’
Bone. Nov. 26: Neal McCoy. Dec. 6: Tony Pace.
Dec. 10: the Beach Boys. Dec. 15: Jim Brickman’s
Christmas Show. Dec. 16: Linda Eder’s Christmas
Show. Dec. 17: Benny Mardones.
New Scotland Ave., Albany, 432-6572.
28: the Deadbeats. Sep. 29: Distant By Design,
Kushtaka. Sep. 30: the Upwelling, 5 Till
Midnight, Ben Tyler Band, Fixer; the Red
Hopes; Star Code, Mighty Purple.
Union St., Schenectady, 381-1111.
30: Jeremy Pelt Trio. Oct. 1: Blake and the Family
Dog. Oct. 7: Zen Tricksters. Oct. 8: Organissimo;
Aztec Twostep. Oct. 11: Bethany & Rufus. Oct.
19: Alex Sweeton, AndyRae Healey. Oct. 27: Unfulfilled
Dreams. Oct. 28: Mooncat. Nov. 5: David Bond.
Nov. 10: Mike McCarthy Jazz Trio. Nov. 11: Judy
Wyle & Hidden River. Nov. 18-19: Melanie.
Performing Arts Center
Central Ave., Albany, 465-5233 ext. 4
30: Sara Gazarek. Oct. 1: Christine Lavin. Oct.
15: Alex Torres. Oct. 22: Wanda Jackson and the
Lustre Kings. Oct. 29: Livingston Taylor. Nov.
11: David Mallett. Nov. 13: John and Bucky Pizzarelli.
Nov. 18: the Nields. Nov. 19: Eric Andersen.
Dec. 16: Leslie Ritter and Scott Petito.
an unprofitable summer of woe, theater owners and studio executives
are praying for you, the moviegoing public, to forgive them
their sins: sequels, remakes, dumb action flicks and overheated
star vehicles. It is up to you whether or not you wish to
find any forgiveness in your souls, cinephiles; this brief
round-up of fall movies is intended to help you “look into
the Auteurs Have Been Up To
History of Violence Critics have been presenting this
one as a culture clash: iconoclastic Canadian filmmaker (David
Cronenberg) vs. all-American violence. We sure hope so. With
Viggo Mortensen as a regular guy who commits a self-defense
killing, and more-or-less ruins his life forever.
Twist Roman Polanski revisits his awful childhood,
sort of, through Dickens’ famous orphan. If the restraint
and intelligence of The Piano is in evidence, this
could be an award-winner.
Steven Spielberg’s film about the Israeli agent (Eric Bana)
who hunted down the Palestinian terrorists who killed the
Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. If Spielberg still
has the steel ones on display in War of the Worlds’
obvious 9/11 scenes, this might actually be good.
Night, and Good Luck George Clooney takes on the story
of how TV journalist Edward R. Murrow helped bring down witch-hunting
Sen. Joseph McCarthy. If Clooney had to do the incomprehensible
Ocean’s Twelve in order to make this flick, fine—but
if there’s an Ocean’s Thirteen, his next one better
be The Canterbury Tales in authentic Middle English.
Carroll Ballard’s critically praised film about a boy and
his pet cheetah, somewhere in Africa. Before recoiling in
horror at the prospect of something Disneyfied, remember that
Ballard made Never Cry Wolf, one of the best man-meets-nature
films, like, ever.
the Truth Lies What if a Martin and Lewis-like comedy
team accidentally killed a starlet in the middle of a threesome?
Atom Egoyan answers this curious “what if” here. Starring
Kevin Bacon; insert “six degrees of . . . ” joke here.
Cameron Crowe is a pretty good dramatist with an ear for snappy-but-sincere
dialogue (Almost Famous, Jerry McGuire). He
also happens to be a sentimentalizing hack with real knack
for pandering to both his actors and audiences (Almost
Famous, Jerry McGuire). So this autobiographical
thing about a guy going home for his father’s funeral will
be what it will be. With Kirsten Dunst and the underwhelming
Jake Gyllenhaal stars as U.S. grunt in Gulf War I in Sam Mendes’
adaptation of the bestselling memoir. Nothing against Gyllenhaal,
but it was easier for us critics when studios changed ungainly
actor names to “Crawford” or “Douglas.”
Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story With a gasser of a reality-bending
period comedy (24 Hour Party People) and a hardcore
romance with real actors (9 Songs) on his resume, director
Michael Winterbottom is emerging as England’s answer to Charlie
Kaufman—minus, of course, the neurosis. Jeremy Northam is
“Michael Winterbottom” directing Steve Coogan as the titular
antihero in an “adaptation” of Sterne’s Tristam Shandy.
If Cameron Crowe is a soulful hack, then Chris Columbus is
his soulless equivalent. The director of Home Alone,
Nine Months and the first two Harry Potter films
directs the long-running Broadway musical. Ugh. Spike (Lee)
Point Woody Allen’s latest has a tennis setting, an
English background and Scarlett Johansson. Unless the comedy
fairy has recently touched her wand to Allen’s comedy jones,
there probably isn’t much hope for this. At least Johansson
is pretty—though maybe that’s part of the problem.
Seymour Hoffman in Capote
Philip Seymour Hoffman is Truman Capote in this backstory
about the writing of In Cold Blood. Don’t want to make
predictions, but the buzz on this has been so good that Capote
is the most anticipated film of the fall.
Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives, Sports Night)
is a transsexual in this festival fave. A female playing a
male who wants to become a female? Now that’s Oscar
Mountain Middle America doesn’t seem ready for gay
marriage, but the makers of this western romance hope they’re
ready for a couple of Hollywood pretty boys (Heath Ledger,
Jake Gyllenhaal) as gay cowboys.
of a Geisha High-class literary adaptation, with an
all-star cast including Ziyi Zhang, Michelle Yeoh and Ken
Watanabe. With this cast, maybe it won’t totally suck.
For the Money Matthew McConaughey is a genius bettor.
Al Pacino is mega-bookie. They work together; they clash big-time.
Don’t know about what happens in the plot, but when it comes
to scenery-chewing, Pacino’s gonna eat that poor bastard alive.
Country A true-life drama based on one of the first
sexual harassment lawsuits. Sounds promising, but, unfortunately,
it stars Charlize Theron. Wake up, Hollywood! She can’t act!
All About the Music
Rich or Die Tryin’ Fitty is Fitty in this attempt
to repeat the 8 Mile formula. Directed by Jim Sheridan
(My Left Foot, In America), who’s clearly ready
for his big Hollywood moment, too.
the Line Joaquin Phoenix is Johnny Cash and Reese
Witherspoon is June Carter in this highly anticipated biopic.
They do their own singing, and David Letterman says they’re
pretty good. So there.
the Mix Usher’s flexing what the girls like on the
big screen, now. You don’t want to know the plot, which involves
a mob boss (Chazz Palmenteri) and his hot daughter (Emmanuelle
We Go Again
Kong Set aside the fact that the original remains
atmospheric, technically impressive and oddly compelling—and
soon to be available as a deluxe DVD set. Set aside the tangle
of racial issues. Let’s give Peter Jackson the benefit of
the doubt, OK? The film is well-cast, the set design appears
impressive and, whatever his faults, Jackson can tell
Producers: The Movie Musical The great cash-in on
a perfectly decent property continues. Nathan Lane, Matthew
Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell yada yada yada. You know
if you want to see it already.
The King’s Men Seems odd to cast smaller-than-life
method actors like Sean Penn and Jude Law in the larger-than-life
Robert Penn Warren fictionalization of the life of Huey Long.
In fact, it sounds like a total mistake.
Has It Jennifer Aniston is a woman who begins to wonder
if her family was the model for the Mike Nichols film The
Graduate. Hopefully there’s no Paul Simon soundtrack.
With Dick and Jane The late-’70s black comedy—about
a newly broke corporate couple (George Segal and Jane Fonda)
who turn to crime to maintain their lifestyle—gets the Jim
Carrey treatment. Maybe a smidgeon of social commentary will
Joss Whedon’s short-lived series Firefly is
the basis for this sci-fi actioner with, if the trailer is
any indication, some fun dialogue and violence.
the Blue This one’s a remake of Peter Benchley’s The
Deep. The point seems to have been to get Jessica Alba
in a bikini.
Fog Another head-scratcher, as John Carpenter’s original
film was neither very good nor a hit. Oh well, the leper makeup
will probably be more impressively disgusting.
Legend of Zorro Why oh why does Hollywood keep employing
such marginally interesting actors as Antonio Banderas and
Potter and the Goblet of Fire Four down, three to
go. We’re over the hump, people, and the end is in sight.
& Prejudice Jane Austen is so 1990s. It’s a new,
meaner millennium—how about some Balzac or Dreiser instead?
Flux A live-action version of the old Liquid Television
anime. Gee, that was a good show. MTV was good then. Why,
in the old days. . . . Sorry. With Charlize Theron.
Momma’s House 2 Someone went to see the first one?
For a Laugh
. . . This semi-gross-out comedy will take you behind
the scenes at a chain restaurant. Gotta love that moment in
the trailer when the cook drops the steak and the supervisor
yells, “five second rule!,” and the crew counts out the seconds.
The cook picks up the steak just in time, and says: “Almost
had to go to the ten second rule!” C’mon, that’s funny.
School Special “Hey kids, let’s put on a porno!” This
seems promising, except that it’s somehow associated with
National Lampoon. Whatever that means anymore.
+ Romance = ?
Steve Martin stars in this adaptation of his autobiographical
novella, with Claire Danes as the artist-shopgirl he falls
for, and Jason Schwartzman as his romantic rival.
and Fast Action
George Clooney is a CIA agent putting out fires in this Middle
East-set spy thriller. Good to see Clooney making a popcorn
movie that didn’t double as a European vacation for all his
The story of the late, real-life bounty hunter Domino Harvey
(Keira Knightley), daughter of the late, icy British actor
Laurence Harvey. Since the director is Ridley’s clown brother
Tony Scott, the autobiographical stuff is pretty much whitewashed.
Also with Mickey Rourke and Lucy Liu.
A video game. The Rock. CGI effects. You know you want it.
Kiss, Bang Bang A buddy action comedy with Val Kilmer
as a cop and Morton Downey Jr.—sorry, Robert Downey Jr.—as
Ice Harvest Co-written by Robert Benton (Bonnie
and Clyde), directed by Harold Ramis, and starring Billy
Bob Thornton and John Cusack, this just might be a smart comedy
about a pair of dumb criminals.
Her Shoes Party-girl sister (Cameron Diaz) plus batty
grandma (Shirley MacLaine) plus sensible sister (the great
and wonderful Toni Collette) equals . . . tears through the
Weather Man A career-obsessed TV weatherguy (Nicolas
Cage) learns the meaning of life and begins to appreciate
his wife and kids. That’s sweet.
Season Based on the critically lauded novel about
the disintegration of a middle-class Jewish family, and how
the daughter puts all her energy into competing in spelling
bees. With Richard Gere and Flora Cross.
Greatest Game Ever Played Disney pabulum about the
purity and grandeur of golf.
Inspired by a True Story A little girl (Dakota Fanning)
and her racehorse. A high cuteness factor can be expected.
Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio Julianne Moore is a
woman with about a dozen brats who enters a jingle-writing
contest to make money. She likely wins some. Not even the
reanimated corpse of Frank Capra could do anything with this
kind of hokum.
Mine and Ours In the late 1960s, when birth control
was new and the sexual revolution was born, a fearful Hollywood
cranked out movies about middle-class couples with 20 kids.
This is a remake of the one with Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda,
which was particularly odious. Guess the fear is back.
Curse of the Were-Rabbit The lovable claymation duo
are back, this time hunting down a monstrously beastly hare.
Little Despite the fact that, here in the “real world,”
the sky really does seem to be falling, it shouldn’t
stop you from enjoying this version of the kids’ classic.
At least Disney hopes it shouldn’t, it’s their first non-Pixar
The heartwarming story of a boy and his goose, and the evil
school principal (Chevy Chase) who wants the goose for Christmas
dinner. Should be fun to see Chase get his ass kicked by a
The sequel to Jumanji. As if anyone was waiting for
such a thing.
II What’s a good term for something that’s a sequel
to something lame and derivative? How’s this: bullshit.
Series & Festivals
Public Library Film Series
Glen St., Glens Falls, 792-6508. Call for showtimes.
4: The Sea Inside. A quadriplegic (Javier Bardem,
in a brilliant performance) makes the case for assisted suicide
in this troubling film based on a true story. Oct. 11: House
of Flying Daggers. It’s time for beautiful people
to kick ass again in Zhang Yimou’s martial-arts thriller of
love and betrayal. With Ziyi Zhang. Oct. 18: Nobody
Knows. A Japanese drama based on the true story of
four young children abandoned by their mother. It’s about
how they fended for themselves. Oct. 25: Turtles Can
Fly. Kurds face the 2003 Iraq war with more than a
little trepidation in this Iran-Iraq coproduction. Nov. 1:
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress. Set
during Mao’s Cultural Revolution, this touching, autobiographical
film is a tribute to the power of literature. Nov. 8: March
of the Penguins. Some evangelical Christians are offering
this documentary about the mating practices of penguins as
evidence of intelligent design. Conservative columnist George
Will wrote that the penguins’ breeding habits are a fine example
of adaptive evolution. Somebody’s wrong. Nov. 15: Grizzly
Man. Werner Herzog’s brilliant documentary about the
late Timothy Treadwell, who tried to transcend the line between
man and nature and make friends with bears. Nov. 22: The
Chorus. Stirring French film about a music teacher
in a school for troubled boys. Nov. 29: Enron: The Smartest
Guys in the Room. Or, the corporate evil that men
do. It will make you very, very angry. Dec. 6: Bride
and Prejudice. Jane Austen goes Bollywood.
State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.
2: A festival of films featuring comedian-filmmaker Roscoe
“Fatty” Arbuckle. With music by Dave Douglas and Keystone.
Theatre, Main Street, Chatham, 392-1162, www.filmcolumbia.com.
Call for registration and showtimes.
20: Zeppelin!, Mind the Gap, Winter
Passing, Sneak Preview. Oct. 21: The Loss of
Nameless Things, Fateless, Paradise
Now, Sneak Preview, Stryker. Oct. 22:
Children’s Program, Bee Season, Le Couperet,
The Ice Harvest, Sneak Preview. Oct. 23: High
School Film Project, Bearing Witness, Animation
Festival (for mature audiences), Go For Zucker,
Four Lane Highway, Sneak Preview.
MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass., (413) 662-2111.
6 (Club B-10 Cinema Lounge): Cane Toads: An Unnatural
History. This documentary about the introduction of
Hawaiian sugar-cane toads to Australia is a veritable “how-to”
guide for wrecking an ecosystem. It would funnier if it wasn’t
such a disaster. Oct. 29 (Hunter Center): The Phantom
of the Opera. The Alloy Orchestra, celebrated silent-film
accompanists, perform their new score for the 1929 reissue
of the 1925 Universal classic. Featuring Lon Chaney in one
of his most famous roles.
York Writers Institute Fall 2000 Classic Film Series
Hall, 135 Western Ave., University at Albany’s downtown campus,
Albany. Call for showtimes. 442-5620.
Lee at UAlbany
29: Do the Right Thing. Spike Lee’s day in the
life of Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood, circa 1989. Alive
like no other film Lee has made since. Sept. 30: He
Got Game. Denzel Washington is a state prison inmate
leaned on by the Man to pressure his basketball-star son into
attending a state university. From Spike Lee, as if you couldn’t
guess. Oct. 6: Five Easy Pieces. The iconoclastic
film in which Jack Nicholson tells a waitress exactly
how he wants his toast. Oct. 7: Mountains of the Moon.
Bob Rafelson’s entertaining near-epic about 19th-century British
explorers in Africa. Oct. 14: The Leopard. The
can’t-miss film of the series, in a restored 35 mm print.
Luchino Visconti’s epic of the end of the Italian aristocracy,
with Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale and Alain Delon. Oct.
21: On the Waterfront. The landmark film in
which Marlon Brando sealed the fate of American acting for
decades, for good and ill. Oct. 28: Faust.
F.W. Murnau’s special-effects laden version of Goethe’s tale,
with Emil Jannings keeping things lively as a wily, eye-rolling
Mephistopheles. Nov. 4: The Handmaid’s Tale.
Independent women (and lesbians) are turned into breeders
for evangelical Christian fascists in Margaret Atwood’s dystopian
fantasy. Nov. 11: Yellow Earth. Chen Kaige’s
moving story of a soldier and a young girl was the first film
in the 1980s rebirth of Chinese cinema. Nov. 18: Design
for Living. Director Ernst Lubitsch and writer Ben
Hecht happily tossed out 99 percent of Noël Coward’s dialogue
in this comedy about three artists in love—well, lust anyway.
With Gary Cooper, Miriam Hopkins and Fredric March. Dec. 2:
The Battle of Algiers. Would that George W.
Bush had seen this overwhelming, you-are-there style 1965
war drama about the fight for Algerian independence.
Film Forum Fall Series
Arts Center, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-FILM. Call
for showtimes and ticket prices.
29-30, Oct. 2: Sin City. An all-star cast including
Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba bring Frank Miller’s
comic creations to life in this pulpy crime drama. Oct. 6-7,
9: March of the Penguins. The exhausting breeding
habits of the cutest animals on earth. Narrated by Morgan
Freeman. Oct. 13-14, 16: A Tout de Suite. Benoît
Jacquot’s thriller about a college girl who gets involved
with a sexy bank robber. Oct. 15: Tying the Knot.
Powerful documentary on the subject of marriage rights, set
right here in the land of the free. A “meet the filmmaker”
event with director Jim de Séve. Oct. 20-21, 23: The
Aristocrats. A filthy joke well-told, over and over.
With a million or so comics, including Sarah Silverman, Bob
Saget, Phyllis Diller, Drew Carey, Kevin Pollack, Larry Storch
and Gilbert Gottfried. Oct. 19, 22: Moolaadé.
A compelling drama about female genital mutilation from the
great Ousmane Sembene. Oct. 27-28, 30: Save the Green
Planet. A Korean sci-fi horror laughfest. No, really,
it’s whacked in a good way. Nov. 3-4, 6: Layer Cake.
Daniel Craig is a drug dealer who just wants to retire in
this popular Brit thriller. Nov. 10-11, 13: Gunner Palace.
Sobering documentary about G.I. Joes—the real ones—in Iraq.
Nov. 17-18, 20: The Merchant of Venice. With
Al Pacino as Shylock. For all Al Pacino fans. Nov. 25-27:
Broken Flowers. Bill Murray is an aging Don
Juan facing his past and future in this comedy-drama. With
Sharon Stone, Jessica Lange and more. Dec. 1-2, 4: Millions.
Danny Boyle’s sweet comedy about a fine, upstanding, religious
young boy who stumbles upon a pile of cash. Dec. 8-9, 11:
Ladies in Lavender. On the eve of World War
II, Brit grand dames Maggie Smith and Judi Dench fish a handsome
German youth out of the ocean. Trouble ensues. Dec. 15-16,
18: Howl’s Moving Castle. Hayao Miyazaki’s latest
mind-boggling anime feature tells the story of a very resourceful
girl in a world haunted by spirits and wrecked by war.
& Space Limited
Columbia St., Hudson, 822-8448. Call for showtimes.
1: Abortion Diaries, Speak Out: I Had
an Abortion. This CinemaLux event features two candid,
insightful documentaries about women and their experiences
of abortion. Oct. 2, 7: M. Fritz Lang’s classic
psychological thriller about a child murderer, with a harrowing
performance by Peter Lorre. Oct. 9: The Education of
Shelby Knox. PBS documentary about a Texas teen who
pledges sexual abstinence but becomes an advocate for sex
ed. Oct. 21, 23, 28: Caterina in the Big City.
A teenage girl from the Italian countryside learns some lessons
about contemporary social climbing and class conflict in a
Roman middle school in this acclaimed comedy. Oct. 22, 29-30:
The Talent Given Us. A retired NYC couple drives
cross-country with their adult daughters in this Sundance-praised
Performing Arts Studio
Central Ave., Albany, 465-5233 ext. 4.
listings under Film Specials in Metroland’s weekly
locations in and around Williamstown, Mass., (413) 458-9700,
28-Nov. 6. See Web site for details.
Flamenco at the Egg
State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.
30: Pilobolus Too. Oct. 14: Tango Flamenco.
Oct. 16: Rhythm in Shoes. Oct. 28: Rhythm of The
Dance. Nov.4: Pascal Rioult Dance Company presents
The Ravel Project. Nov. 6: Ellen Sinopoli Dance
Company presents Telling Tales. Nov. 11: Brian
Brooks Moving Company presents Piñata.
Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663 for tickets.
10: Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker.
N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs.
8: Skidmore Dancers family weekend dance concert. Nov.
4-5: Terpsichore Presents and Stompin’ Soles.
Park Place, Hudson, 822-9763.
Oct. 16: Photographs by David Brickman.
Lakes Center for the Arts
28, Blue Mountain Lake, 352-7715.
Oct. 28: A Brush With Nature by Vincent Bihn.
Oct. 3-Nov. 18: All in a Day’s Work: Scenes and Stories
from an Adirondack Medical Practice, photographs by
Dr. Daniel Way. Oct. 15-Dec. 21: Drawings from
Landscapes, works by Robert Sardell. Nov. 22-Dec.
21: Photographs by Judy Olson and John Griebsch.
9N, Luzerne Road, Lake George, 668-4447.
Oct. 29: Works by Neil Rizos.
Glen St., Glens Falls, 792-8181.
Oct. 20: Sculpture Trio, works by Audrie
Sturman, Lorraine Hall, and Tom Schottman.
Public Library, 161 Washington Ave., Albany, 462-4775.
Oct. 8: Affordable Works and Music, art by Sherry
Steiner. Oct. 25-Dec. 3: Juried members’ show.
Institute of History & Art
Washington Ave., Albany, 463-4478.
Dec. 31: Alice Morgan Wright: Sculptor and Activist.
Oct. 15-Jan. 1, 2006: Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession—Sculpture
from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation.
220 Gallery & Studio
22, Salem, 854-3406.
Sept. 30: New works by Leslie Parke.
Arts Center Gallery at the Saratoga County Arts Council
County Arts Council, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-4132.
Sept. 30: Works by Barbara Garro. Through Oct. 22:
Unrelated. Through Nov. 30: Reel Shorts.
Arts Center of the Capital Region
River St., Troy, 273-0552.
Oct. 30: Tricked Out, work by regional auto-body
artists. Through Nov. 20: Modified. Through
Nov. 20: Flying Monsters: The World of Monster Trucks.
Oct. 1-9: Chinese brush painting by Zhong-Hua Lu.
Main Street, Bennington, Vt., (802) 447-1571.
Dec. 31: Exploration, Vision & Influence: The Art
World of Brattleboro’s Hunt Family.
Warren St., Hudson, 828-1915.
29-Nov. 6: Works by Tony Thompson, Richard Kagan,
Russell DeYoung, and Shaina Marron.
for Photography at Woodstock
Tinker St., Woodstock, (914) 679-9957.
Oct. 23: Ambiguous Icons. Through Oct. 23: Inaugural
Regional Triennial of Photographic Arts.
Glen St., Glens Falls, 793-2826.
Oct. 30: Photos of Ausable Chasm by S.R. Stoddard.
Oct. 6-Feb. 26, 2006: Bridging 40 Years: Highlights
from the Collection. Nov. 25-Dec. 31: The Holidays
on the Civil War Home Front.
South St., Williamstown, Mass., (413) 458-9545.
Oct. 15: Little Women, Little Men: Folk Art Portraits
of Children from the Fenimore Art Museum. Through
May 17, 2006: The Clark: Celebrating 50 Years of Art
in Nature. Through May 17, 2006: 50 Favorites.
Through summer 2006: Hail to the Chiefs. Oct.
9-Jan. 16, 2006: Winslow Homer: Making Art, Making History.
College of St. Rose Art Gallery
Hall, 324 State St., Albany, 485-3900.
Oct. 13: Art and Design Faculty Show. Oct. 21-Dec. 4: Katarina
Wong—As I Lay Dreaming.
Davis Fine Art
Warren St., Hudson, 822-1890.
Sept. 25: A Sense of Place, featuring works
by F.E. Green, Pat Hogan, Susan Harding Merancy,
and Walter J. Pasko.
Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
W. Bay Road, Amherst, Mass., (413) 658-1100.
Nov. 6: Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley
Bryan. Through Dec. 4: Beatrix Potter in America.
Nov 19-Mar. 12, 2006: The Art of Alice Provensen.
Road, Route 80, Cooperstown, (888) 547-1499.
Oct. 31: Mysteries of the Lake: Otsego Lake . . . Past
Road, Route 80, Cooperstown, (607) 547-1400.
Dec. 31: A Deaf Artist in Early America: The Works of
John Brewster, Jr. Through Dec. 31: The Eugene
and Clare Thaw Collection of North American Indian Art 10th
Lark St., Albany, 465-5035.
Oct. 8: works by Harry Orlyk and Kathie Robinson-Frank.
Oct. 5-29: Works by Allen Grindle. Nov. 9-Dec. 23:
Ceramic and visual art group show.
Fulton St., Troy, 274-8464.
Oct. 15: Cross Current, works by Dorothy
Englander and Dana Rudolph. Oct. 16-30: Blink,
new work by regional artists. Nov. 2-Dec. 10: East of
the Border, works by Berkshire artists.
Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 580-0818.
Oct. 16: Prints and sculpture by Sunghee Park and Chris
Duncan. Oct. 20-Nov. 27: works by Bruno LaVerdiere
and David Brickman. Dec. 1-Feb. 12, 2006: Significantly
Small, artwork of diminuitive proportions.
Main St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-0471.
22-Oct. 23: works by Elizabeth Dovydenas, Chris
Page, John Pepper, Wesley Wheeler, and Joe
Wheaton. Oct. 27-Dec. 4: works by Kathy Burge and
Warren St., Hudson, 822-1438.
Oct. 1: Life Lines, works by Marilyn Reynolds.
Oct. 7-Nov. 26: Innerscapes: In Here and Out There,
works by Thomas Froese.
Valley Community College
Teaching Gallery, 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy, 629-8063.
22-Nov. 5: Photographs by Meredith Allen. Nov. 17-September,
2006: Paintings by Christian Carson.
Warren St., Glens Falls, 792-1761.
25-Dec. 11: Adolph Gottlieb: 1956.
George Arts Project
Gallery, Canada and Lower Amherst streets, Lake George Village,
Oct. 21: Drawings and paintings by Elizabeth Terhune.
Gallery, 7 Lapham Place, Glens Falls. 798-1144.
22-Nov. 4: Fall Exhibition.
Museum of Contemporary Art
MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass., (413) 664-4481.
24-Dec. 31: Regarding The Rural. Through Oct.
31: Inopportune, installation works by Cai
Quo-Qiang. Through Dec. 31: Trade Show.
Through Feb. 28, 2006: Becoming Animal: Art in the Animal
Kingdom. Through Feb. 28, 2006: Life After Death:
New Leipzig Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection.
Oct. 6-Jan. 22, 2006: Reading Sculpture: Long Bin-Chen.
Warren St., Hudson, 828-5090.
24-Oct. 30: Decidedly Diva: Part II, works by
Anita Fields and Cheyenne Harris. Nov. 5-Dec.
31: Then and Now, works by Ken Polinskie.
Museum of Dance
S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-2225.
May 2006: Dancing Rebels, an exhibit highlighting
the work of the New Dance Group.
York State Museum
State Plaza, Albany, 474-5877.
Dec. 31: Mammals Revealed: Discovery and Documentation
of Secretive Creatures. Through Feb. 26, 2006: Ann
Zane Shanks: Behind the Lens. Oct 15, 2005-Jan.
8, 2006: Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers.
Oct. 15-March 26, 2006: Miracles: New York’s Greatest
183, Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 298-4100.
Oct. 30: Windblown: Contemporary American Weathervanes.
Through Oct. 31: The Art of The New Yorker: Eighty
Years in the Vanguard. Through Nov. 13: Norman
Rockwell’s 323 Saturday Evening Post covers.
Nov. 12-May 31, 2006: National Geographic: The Art
of Exploration. Nov. 25-Feb. 5, 2006: Tasha
Tudor’s Spirit of the Holidays.
Unitarian Society, 1221 Wendell Ave., Schenectady, 374-4446.
Oct. 31: works by Karen K. Rosasco. Nov. 6-Dec. 13:
Works by Tom Schottman and Doretta Miller.
Colleges, 140 New Scotland Ave., Albany. 292-7742.
Oct. 16: Betty Parsons and the Women.
Warren St., Hudson, 828-1996.
Oct. 6: works by Patricia Nolan and Stevan Jennis.
Oct. 7-Nov. 13: From Here On In, works by Ana
Cinquemani. Oct. 7-Nov. 13: Objects in Mirror are
Closer than They Appear, works by Isolde Kille.
Terrace Heights, Schenectady, 382-7890.
Dec. 18: Metamorphosis: Then and Now, works
by Stanwyck Cromwell. Through Jan. 8, 2006: Visions
of China, photographs by Dr. Clinton Millett.
Gallery of Textiles and Fine Craft
Station, Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-3300.
Oct. 23: works by Daniel Kohn and Robert Kipniss.
Art Gallery, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-5049.
30-Nov. 3: Selected Art Faculty Exhibition. Nov. 11-Dec. 18:
203, Spencertown, 392-3693.
Oct. 1-Nov. 13: Remembering: 1929-1946 The Austerlitz
Oral History Project.
Teaching Museum and Gallery
College, 815 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-8080.
Oct. 30: Weapons of Mass Dissemination: The Propaganda
of War. Through Dec. 30: America Starts Here:
Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler. Oct. 1-Dec. 30: Opener
10: Kathy Butterly. Nov. 19-Feb. 12, 2006: Richard
Pettibone: A Retrospective.
Cole National Historic Site
Oct. 30: George Inness: Paintings.
and Space Limited
Columbia St., Hudson, 822-8448
Sept. 30: Women’s Work.
Gallery, Nott Memorial, Schenectady. 388-6131.
Sept. 25: Inside/Outside, paintings and
drawings by Bruce McColl and Don Resnick.
at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-4035.
29-Nov. 13: The New Emerging From The Old, Lu Shengzhong:
E. Main St., Cambridge, 677-2765.
Sept. 28: Bones of the River, mixed media by
Catholic Diocese of Albany Pastoral Center, 40 N. Main Ave.,
Oct. 28: Litany, works by Rosemary Scott
College Museum of Art
Mass., (413) 597-2429.
Dec. 4: Masterworks of Chinese Painting: In Pursuit
of Mists and Clouds. Through Dec. 11: Moving
Pictures: American Art and Early Film 1880-1910.
are at various locations, www.albanypromusica.org.
3 (Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy): Handel’s Messiah.
Dec. 4 (Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Albany): Handel’s
take place at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy 273-0038;
the Palace Theatre, Albany, 465-3334; Canfield Casino, Congress
Park, Saratoga Springs, 584-6920, and the First United Methodist
Church, Pittsfield, Mass., unless otherwise noted.
1 (Saratoga National Historic Park): David Alan Miller,
likely in period garb, will conduct the ASO on the Battlefields
of Saratoga. Oct. 22 (Palace Theatre): Great Moments from
Grand Opera, with works by Puccini, Verdi, Wagner, Bizet,
Bernstein and more. Featuring Albany Pro Musica and
soloists. Nov. 11 (Palace Theatre): Rachmaninov in America,
with guest conductor Stefan Sanderling. Featured works
include Dankner’s Evenings with My Grandfather, Prokofiev’s
Violin Concerto No. 2—featuring Yura Lee, violin—and
Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 3. Dec 8 (Canfield Casino),
Dec. 9 (Troy Savings Bank Music Hall), Dec. 10 (First United
Methodist Church): Spirituals at the Holidays, with Woods’
Places of Light, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5
and the Spirituals Project: Part II. Featuring Nathan
performances are held at the Daniel Arts Center at Simon’s
Rock College in Great Barrington, Mass. and begin at 6 PM.
19: An all-Mozart program, featuring violinist Daniel Stepner.
+ Cultural Center
Polytechnic Institute, Burdett and Peoples avenues, Troy,
30: An evening with pianist-composer-sociologist Michael
Encounters With Music
performaces will be held at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center,
Great Barrington, Mass., and will start at 6 PM. (800) 843-0778.
29: Visionaries and Mystics, a performance of Messiaen’s Quartet
For the End of Time featuring Vadim Gluzman (violin),
Alexander Fiterstein (clarinet), Michael Boriskin
(piano) and Yehuda Hanani (cello). Nov. 26: Classical
Hollywood, with works by Weill, Korngold, Rosza, Bolling and
more performed by Michael Chertock (piano), Blythe
Walker (soprano), Yehonatan Berick (violin) and
Yehuda Hanani (cello).
Chamber Music Series
PM performances at the Hyde Collection, Helen Froehlich Auditorium,
161 Warren St., Glens Falls, 793-0531.
17: The Biava Quartet. Dec. 5: Rebel.
Peeper Concerts in Columbia County
as noted, performances are at 7:30 PM at St. James Church,
Routes 66 and 203, Chatham, 325-3805.
1: A program of baroque works by Telemann and J.S. Bach, featuring
violinist Sanford Allen. Oct. 8 (Methodist Church,
Copake): Another baroque program with works by Telemann, J.S.
Bach, J.C.F. Bach and C.P.E. Bach. Oct. 15: An all-Brahms
concert featuring pianist John Cheek. Oct. 29: A world-premiere
work by composer-bassist Ron Carter, Trio for Violin, Viola
and Cello, featuring Astrid Schween (cello), Jesse
Levine (viola) and Sanford Allen (violin).
Chamber Music Society
start at 8 PM, except as noted, and are at the Church of the
Messiah, Route 9, Rhinebeck, (845) 876-2870.
15: The Madison String Quartet will perform works by
Schickele, Revueltas and Brahms. Nov. 13: The Audubon String
Quartet. Dec. 11: Hudson Valley Baroque.
College Concert Series
College Memorial Chapel, Union Street, Schenectady, 388-6131.
28: An all-Schubert program with Jonathan Gilad (piano),
Julia Fisher (violin) and Danjulo Ishizaka (cello).
Nov. 10: An all-Beethoven program with Camerata Ireland.
Nov. 22: Belcea String Quartet. Dec. 2: Pianist Emanuel
Ax. Dec. 20: Boston Camerata.
County Community College
B. Taylor Community Auditorium, Begley Building, SCCC, Schenectady,
2: A viola and voice concert with Musicians of Ma’alwyck,
Lucille Beer (mezzo-soprano), Keith Kibler (baritone)
and Tania Halko-Susu (viola). Nov. 4: The SCCC Wind
Ensemble. Nov. 6: the Capital Region Wind Ensemble.
Dec. 5: The SCCC Chorus and Vocal Chamber Ensemble.
College Memorial Chapel, Union Street, Schenectady, www.schenectadysymphony.org.
14: A evening of works by Schubert, Brahms and Beethoven featuring
guest artists Michael Emery (violin) and Erica Pickhardt
Recital Hall, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga
6: Faculty trumpet recital with Eric Latini (trumpet)
and Patricia Keyes (piano). Nov. 5: The Skidmore
College Community Chorus and Skidmore College Orchestra
will perform works by guest artist Peter Schickele.
Nov. 6: The Kenny Endo Drum Ensemble. Nov. 19: Pianist
Garrick Ohlsson in recital. Dec. 3: The Skidmore
College Orchestra will perform works by Strauss, Berlioz
Savings Bank Music Hall, Second and State streets, Troy, 273-0038.
17: Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard in recital. Nov.
6: An evening with P.D.Q. Bach and Peter Schickele.
Savings Bank Music Hall
of Second and State streets, Troy, 273-0038.
Gelato at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
8: Italian tenor Michael Amante. Oct. 23: An evening
of classical standards mixed with tangos, Gypsy and European
folk melodies with Quartetto Gelato. Dec. 21: A holiday
concert with the Vienna Boys’ Choir.
take place in the Recital Hall or the Main Theatre, Performing
Arts Center, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-3997.
8-9: Findlay Cockrell (piano) and Frances Pallozzi
Wittmann (mezzo-soprano) will perform works by Schumann
and Brahms. Oct. 16: the University Symphony Orchestra
will perform works by Saint-Saens, Svendsen, Grieg and more.
Oct. 17: The University Concert Band and the University
Jazz Ensemble. Oct. 27: A program of music popular in
1790s America featuring the Musicians of Ma’alwyck.
Nov. 30: Capital Collegiate Choral Fest VI. Dec. 5: The University
Percussion Ensemble will present Twenty Drummers Drummin’.
Dec. 9: A number of UAlbany ensembles, including the University
Symphony Orchestra, will present the 7th annual holiday
concert. Dec. 16: Findlay Cockrell (piano) and special
guests will present a seven-hour marathon concert celebration
of Beethoven’s birthday.
Second Ave., Albany, 462-1297.
Sept. 25: Sherlock Holmes and the West End Horror. Nov.
4-20: Bell, Book and Candle.
B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, (845) 758-0552
1-3: The Lower Depths.
Repertory Theatre, 111 N. Pearl St., Albany, 462-4534.
Oct 7-30: Syncopation.
+ Cultural Center
Burdett Ave., Troy, 274-7793
18: Theatrically Speaking. Nov. 30: Bertrand
Fay’s Greek Theater.
Remsen St., Cohoes, 237-7999
9: A Chorus Line.
Old Loudon Rd., Latham. 877-1529.
28-Nov. 26: Steel Magnolias. Dec. 9-Jan. 14:
It Runs Through the Family.
State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.
18: Henry Rollins. Nov. 6: Brian Regan. Nov.
18: The Killers of Comedy.
66 and Town Hall Road, Ghent, 392-6264
7-23: The Smell of the Kill. Nov. 25-Dec. 11:
Times Lakeview Inn
Lake Road, Ballston Lake, 399-9976.
8: Medieval on the Lake. Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec.
14: Mystery on the Lake. Oct. 21, Nov. 18: Elvis
on the Lake. Nov. 4: Sinatra and Friends Variety
Little Theater, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs,
14-30: Lost in Yonkers.
E. Main St., Cambridge, (518)-677-2495.
11-Dec. 3: Private Lives.
York State Theatre Institute
Fine Arts Center, Russell Sage College, Troy, 274-3256.
21-Nov. 5: The Unexpected Guest.
State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.
5: Lily Tomlin.
South Church St., Schenectady, 382-2081.
21-30: The Tempest.
Cross St., Hudson, 822-9667
Oct. 9: Jesus Hopped the A Train. Nov. 2-20:
No. 10 Theatre
Western, Albany, (518) 438-5503.
4-12: Julius Dragon Takes a Lick’n.
Theatre, University Performing Arts Center, Uptown Campus,
1400 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-3997.
7-9: Plays in Progress. Nov. 11-19: A Midsummer
Washington Ave., Albany, 427-4344.
1, 2 PM: Banned and challenged book readings in observance
of Banned Books Week. Oct. 2, 2-4 PM: “Community of Writers”
presents writers Greg Haymes, Julie Lomoe, and
NY (845) 758-1539.
3, 4 PM: Latin American author Mayra Montero will read.
Oct. 4, 7 PM: Award-winning writer John Barth will
give a public reading.
Delaware Ave., Delmar, 439-9314.
27, 7 PM: Discussion and reading by David Vigoda entitled
“The Big Chill: self-censoring of American writers.” Sept.
28, 7 PM: Best-selling novelist Chris Bohjalian will
read from his latest book, Before You Know Kindness.
Plaza, Western Ave., Albany, NY, (512) 447-1332.
16, 2 PM: Author Martha McCabe will read and sign copies
of her debut novel, Praise at Midnight. Oct. 8, 2 PM:
Author Dirk Wales returns to sign his new book, The
Penny House. Oct. 27, 7 PM: Author Christopher Castellani
will read and sign The Saint of Lost Things.
Park-Halfmoon Public Library
Clifton Country Road. 371-8622.
27, 7 PM: Clifton Park author Laura McClendon to discuss
her novel, Too Many Secrets. Registration is requested.
York State Writers Institute Visiting Writers Series
take place on University at Albany’s uptown and downtown campuses.
For information, call 442-5620.
27, seminar 4:15, reading 8 PM: Prize winning historian Jill
Lepore will talk about her new book, New York Burning:
Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in 18th Century Manhattan.
Oct. 6, 7 PM: David Myers will read and sign his book,
Road Scholar. Oct. 11, 12:15 PM: Joseph Cardillo
will lead a discussion of his book, Be Like Water.
Oct. 20, seminar 4:15 PM, reading 8 PM: Film historian and
author David Thomson will discuss his works. Oct. 25,
seminar 4:15 PM, reading 8 PM: Authors John Hodgman
and Arthur Bradford will read from works of both fiction
and nonfiction. Nov. 1, 8 PM: Author Jonathon Rosen
will read. Nov. 3, seminar 4:15 PM, reading 8 PM: Poet Robert
Pinsky will read. Nov. 9, seminar 4:15 PM, reading 8 PM:
Novelist and short-story writer Margaret Atwood will
speak and read. Dec. 1, seminar 4:15 PM, reading 8 PM: Journalist
and novelist John Darnton will talk about his work.
Dec. 6, seminar 4:15, reading 8 PM: Poets Russell Edson
and Sydney Lea will read.
Jay St., Schenectady, 346-2719.
1, 1-2:30 PM: Author Nancy Castaldo will sign her new
book, Pizza for the Queen. Oct. 8, 1-2:30 PM: Ann
Burg will sign her new book, Times Square, a New York
State Number Book.
Springs Public Library
Henry St., Saratoga Springs, 584-1198.
6, 3 PM: Saratoga Poetry Zone. Poets of the Galway
Story Quilt will read. Oct 27, 7:30 PM: Writers on Reading
welcomes Antonia Rose Logue will read from and discuss
Larry’s Party by Carol Shields.
County Public Library
and Liberty Streets, Schenectady, 374-7904.
through Nov. 15, 7 PM: Five-part reading and discussion series
entitled Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature-Identity
Second St., Troy, 274-7071.
3, 6:15 PM: Discussion of the book, Nickel and Dimed,
by Barbara Ehrenreich.