McGraw and Faith Hill
the country-music industry were a high school, Tim McGraw
and Faith Hill would be homecoming King and Queen. The strikingly
good-looking superstar couple seem to be living the good
life: They have been married for almost 10 years and have
three darling daughters, and their combined solo careers
have collectively seen the sale of more than 60 million
albums and dozens of Top 10 and No. 1 hits, including a
duet, “It’s Your Love.”
In 2000, McGraw and Hill joined musical forces for their
first Soul2Soul Tour. Six years later, they’ve embarked
on a second joint tour, called Soul2Soul II. The stage setup
will be in the round and in the center of the arena, all
the better for the couple to sing some you-did-me-wrong
ballads back to back. The twosome will most likely run through
the gamut of their solo hits in addition to their duets.
Catch them while they’re hot, and before they make a change
in their careers: McGraw (a Dem) has remarked a few times
that he’d like to run for office (perhaps for the position
of governor of Tennessee) 10 years down the road.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will perform at the Pepsi Arena
(51 S. Pearl St., Albany) on Tuesday (June 13) at 7:30 PM.
Tickets for this show are $46-$86. For more information
or to order tickets, call 487-2000.
weekend, Curtain Call Theatre will present the regional
premiere of Tuesdays With Morrie. The play is based
on the international best seller by Mitch Albom of the same
name about a retired teacher and his former student. The
student (Albom) rediscovered his college professor (Morrie)
toward the end of Morrie’s life, and they spent time together
every Tuesday through the last few months of the teacher’s
life, and their time together was chronicled in Albom’s
book. The story was adapted for stage by American playwright
The Curtain Call Web site promises that the play is “insightful
and delightfully funny, a master’s class in the meaning
of life.” Any play that can serve as a tutorial on the meaning
of life is a good one by our standards.
With Morrie opens tomorrow (Friday, June 9) and runs
through July 1 at Curtain Call Theatre (210 Old Loudon Road,
Latham). Tickets are $20. Call 877-7529 for more information
or to make reservations.
aren’t any animals in the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, so
our friends the animal-rights activists can settle down.
Also, there’s no resemblance to the so-numbingly- normal-it’s-bizarre
daily cartoon The Family Circus, so if you like that
sort of thing, stay home. What you do get with the Bindlestiff
Family Cirkus is, according to their own description, “a
unique hybrid of vaudeville, circus, burlesque and sideshow.”
Along with cofounders Stephanie Monseu and Keith Nelsen,
a number (as yet undetermined) of other performers will
try to dazzle patrons of Red Square tonight with fire-eating,
sword-swallowing (as in the picture here), juggling, clowning
about and generally freakish tomfoolery for adults.
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus will perform tonight (Thursday,
June 8) at 8 PM at Red Square (388 Broadway, Albany). Tickets
are $15, $10 if you dress creatively. For more information,
call the club at 432-8584.