. . as in the illusionist, not the Dickens novel.
That’s right—the man who “levitated” over the Grand Canyon,
“walked through” the Great Wall of China and made the Statue
of Liberty “disappear” is coming to town to dazzle the huddled
masses with his finely honed ocular trickery. We were hoping
to get an interview with Mr. C, if only to ask him if he’s
ever heard about the (rather disgusting) sex act that bears
his name, and if he ever had a chance to introduce it to
Claudia (Schiffer). Alas, he ain’t talkin’. So, we’ll simply
speculate that tonight’s performance—An Intimate Evening
of Grand Illusion, the show is called—will be filled with
the visual thrills he’s practiced for so many years. He
might even fly.
David Copperfield will present An Intimate Evening of Grand
Illusion this evening (Thursday, May 17) at Proctor’s Theatre
(432 State St., Schenectady). Two shows are scheduled, at
5:30 and 8:30 PM. Tickets are $50, $40 and $25. Call the
box office at 346-6204 to reserve tickets.
performer and Alabama native Bo Bice stepped into the national
spotlight when he became an unlikely contender on the ubiquitous
talent show American Idol. With his long rocker hair
and raspy voice, Bice didn’t seem to particularly fit the
boy-band American Idol mold. He didn’t win the competition
(he did come in second, though), but shortly after he got
voted off, RCA signed him, and he began making a record.
Though American Idol propelled Bice’s career immeasurably,
he’s had a lifetime full of music. He got his first guitar
at the age of 9, and performed for a live audience that
same year at a talent show in Atlanta. Though the record
was released in 2005, Bice is still touring in support of
his debut album (produced by Clive Davis), called The
Real Thing, the title track of which has flooded pop-music
radio waves for months now. Another album is slated for
release this fall.
Fellow Southern rocker/guitar slinger Gary Nichols will
open the show.
Bo Bice will play Revolution Hall (425 River St., Troy)
tomorrow (Friday, May 18) at 8 PM. Tickets for this show
are $25, $22.50 if you buy them in advance. For more information,
call the club at 274-0553 or visit revolutionhall.com.
doesn’t really need to be a good reason to go on a Hudson
River cruise, but Scotia’s Animal Protective Foundation
are providing one: Do it for the kitties. (C’mon, look at
Do it for the puppies, too: Tomorrow (Friday) evening, Dutch
Apple Cruises will host the APF’s Cat Splash Fever and Doggy
Paddle Cruise. There will be music by Grand Central Station,
“hearty” hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and a silent auction.
While you’re enjoying all that beautiful Hudson River scenery,
remember what you’re doing for the kitties. And the puppies.
The Cat Splash Fever and Doggy Paddle Cruise will be held
tomorrow (Friday, May 18) on the Dutch Apple (Snow Dock,
Port of Albany, Albany) from 7 to 10 PM—boarding is at 6:30
PM. Tickets are $50. Reservations are required and space
is limited, so call 374-3944 ext. 114 or visit www.dutchapplecruises.com.