native John Sayles brings it all back home tomorrow (Friday)
night with a screening of his new film, Honeydripper,
tells the story of a 1950s juke-joint owner (Danny Glover,
pictured) who needs to rejuvenate his failing business,
and so decides to bring in a famous guitarist to lure customers
back. What happens is not exactly what was planned.
This ensemble film has the kind of excellent cast Sayles
is well-known for assembling: Glover, Charles S. Dutton,
Lisa Gay Hamilton, Stacy Keach, Mary Steenburgen and Sean
will be screened tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 18) at 7:45 PM at
Proctors Theatre (432 State St., Schenectady). Tickets are
$10. A reception from 6:30 to 7:30 PM will feature light
fare and a cash bar; tickets are $55 ($35 for people under
35 years old) and include admission to the film. Proceeds
will benefit the Capital District YMCA’s Black & Latino
Achievers Program. For tickets to the reception, call 869-3500
ext. 9923. For movie-only info, call 346-6204.
Schenectady Symphony Orchestra will offer a musical respite
from our snowy upstate winter with a performance they promise
will make you “imagine yourself in the Mediterranean summer
as you soak up the sounds of Ottorino Respighi’s The
Pines of Rome and Rossini’s Overture to La Gazza
The symphony have a more than 70-year history, bringing
classical music to the region with performances by an orchestra
composed of professional and nonprofessional local musicians.
Their Italian Holiday performance is an offering of four
classical Italian gems, featuring violin soloist Leo Brown.
The Schenectady Symphony will perform at Proctors Theatre
(432 State St., Schenectady) this Sunday (Jan. 20) at 3
PM. Tickets are $7.50, $5 for children ages 8-18, and free
for children under 8. For more information, call the Proctors
box office at 346-6204.
we’re doing this in January, again. Why? Because the food
pantries get tons of donations before the holidays; this
is our way of replenishing them after their depletion.
Now that that’s out of the way, here’s what to expect from
Metroland’s Local Music Bash and Food Pantries Benefit,
colloquially known as Feedback. This year’s event, at Valentine’s
as ever, is like two different shows in one club. Upstairs,
hear live music from (in no particular order) Ashley Pond
(with her band), Scientific Maps, Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo
Banned, Sarah Pedinotti (pictured), knotworking and Sean
Rowe (solo as all hell).
On the downstairs stage, it’s the Troy Dance Freak Out,
presented by Goodship (for more on them, see this week’s
Listen Here on page 22). Think of this as a portable version
of the multimedia bash they’ve been putting on as part of
Troy Night Out for the last several months. The audio-visual
treats will be served up by folks like skfl, Back from Japan,
LMNOPF, and more.
Feedback 2008 takes place this Saturday (Jan. 19) at Valentine’s
(17 New Scotland Ave., Albany). Tickets, which earn you
admission to both floors (so you can rock and dance),
are $8; $6 if you bring along a nonperishable food item.
For more information, call the club at 432-6572 or visit