have released more than three greatest hits collections
(and a definitive collection), but they arent
stopping there. Def Leppard, the living, breathing incarnation
of Spinal Tap, are touring with yet another product that
is a tradition of aging rock gods: the covers collection.
Lets hope the Leppard trot out some of their new covers
like T.Rexs 20th Century Boy at SPAC this
weekend, because the songs they picked for their collection
play to their strengthscheap, easy, sleazy hard-rock
of cheap and easy, billmates Journey will help mullet enthusiasts
recall their first session of lovin, touchin,
and squeezin, in the back of their parents rusted
Fords. This Saturday at SPAC wont be so much a concert
as a public service for the hard-rock-radio faithful.
Leppard and Journey will perform Saturday (Sept. 14) at
7:30 PM at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (Saratoga
Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs). Tickets are $75-$25.
For more info, call 584-9330.
Aside from the crispness in the air, a new arts season is
upon us. Capital Repertory Theatre begins its new season
with the regional premiere of Intimate Apparel, a drama
of desire, passion and betrayal set in Manhattan
at the turn of the last century.
Mills (Rochelle Hogue, pictured at left, with Tanesha Gary,
right, as one of her customers) is a seamstress who makes
very upscale lingerie for both high-society dames and Tenderloin
hookers. She also has a long-distance romance with a Panama
Canal worker from Barbadoswhich, in those days, meant
a lot of letter writing. We are promised that nothing
is quite what it seems.
will be a pay-what-you-will performance of Intimate Apparel
tonight (Thursday, Sept. 14) at 7:30 PM at Capital Repertory
Theatre (111 N. Pearl St., Albany); tickets for tonights
show go on sale at the box office at 5:30 PM. There will
be preview performances tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 15) through
Tuesday (Sept. 19), and the opening-night show will be Wednesday
(Sept. 20) at 7:30 PM. Ticket prices range from $42 to $27.
For more information, call 445-7469.
25 years, LARKfest has been an anticipated annual fall event
in downtown Albanyartists, musicians, vendors, restaurants
and organizations have exhibited their wares, talents, food
and services during this super popular street festival.
year, LARKfest will have more of the same, with some new
additions. The hometown stage will feature an array of local
talent, from a 5-year-old who sings Bob Dylan songs to hip-hop
collective Pitch Control Music to folk sweethearts Laura
Boggs and Paddy Kilrain. WEQX will present bands from around
the region, and one from across the pond, on the Washington
Avenue stage; the family stage will feature repeated dance
performances throughout the day (including GERMS, a production
by eba that investigates gross afflictions like tooth decay
and salmonellathe kids will love it).
headliner this year (on the Madison Avenue stage) is multimillion-selling
pop band Everclear, whose new album, Welcome to the Drama
Club, was released on Tuesday (Sept. 12).
the new stuff: The LARKfest Family Zone, a designated area
at the corner of Hudson Avenue and Lark Street, is a spot
for families to get together to make art. (Bonus: All instruction
and activities at this spot are free!) Find the Hudson River
Valley National Heritage Area Expo at Lark and State streets,
and participate in guided tours of Washington Park while
learning about Albanys history. Also, Time Warner
Cables Love on Demand crew will be at the corner of
Lark and Chestnut streets. What? You didnt know that
this was the biggest new thing in Capital Region dating?
Its OK, it was news to us, too. Apparently, profiles
of singles are being filmed in area hot spotsstop
on Saturday to find a potential new mate.
will take place this Saturday, Sept. 16, from noon to 5
PM on Lark Street (between Washington and Madison avenues)
in downtown Albany. For more information and performance
schedules, refer to the pull-out section in the middle of
this paper, or call the Lark Street BID at 434-3861.