artist and musician Barbara Trentalange, of Spyglass and
Crooked Fingers fame, is touring as a duo with a female
percussionist. Each show is a multimedia event, featuring
paintings by artists from across the country; each artist
was asked to interpret a Trentalange song visually, and
that piece will serve as the projected backdrop for the
show. The paintings will be auctioned off at the end of
the tour to benefit the Seattle-based Powerful Voices, a
group that serves to nurture girls so they grow into strong
latest studio offering, Photo Album of Complex Relationships,
boasts moody vocals and provocative stylings. While her
tour is minimalist compared to the lush cello-and-piano
arrangements from the album, Trentalanges velvety
voice is likely to please live.
Trentalange multimedia tour will pull into Valentines
(17 New Scotland Ave., Albany) on Monday (Nov. 5) at 7:00
PM. For more info, including prices, call 432-6572.
for a kinetic, entertaining explosion of blondness as the
Iceland Dance Company comes to Albany tomorrow (Friday)
night. This is their debut American tour, and they bring
a family-friendly, contemporary repertory by Icelandic,
Scandinavian and European choreographers.
They come to town with a great reputation. Wed like
to tell you more about them and the tour, but, well, well
let them speak for themselves: You can keep track
of the trip on our blog, www.id.blog.is, although it is
mostly in Icelandic.
Dance Company will perform tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 2) at
8 PM at the Egg (Empire State Plaza, Albany). Tickets are
$24, $20 seniors and $12 kids. For more info, call the box
office at 473-1845.
Metroland, and the Upstate Artists Guild are presenting
Nocturna, an all hallows ball, to benefit 1st Friday. The
three-floor, indoor-outdoor Halloween blowout is a celebration
of the local arts community. The evening will feature six
live bands on two floors, including Sgt. Dunbar and the
Hobo Banned, the Sense Offenders, and the Rhythm Driver
Coalition, as well as DJs Jay Travis and DJ Strange, and
video performances by Chaos Driver. Walk-through art installations
by Crasis D:zyne, Design by Buttons, and Jeff Brower, including
a hellraiser-themed gothic installation in the cellar bar,
set that creepy Halloween spirit. Ballingers celebrated
patio will be lit by the flame-twirling and -whirling of
Shilly-Shally Fire Arts. Tarot readings by Richard Morell
and spoken word by Albany poets round out the festivities.
will be held tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 2) at Ballingers
(42 Howard St., Albany) from 5 PM to 11:30 PM. Sugested
donation is $10. Costumes are encouraged. For more information,
call Ballingers at 598-1800.