92 Summer Jam
been to the annual Fly 92 Summer Jam a time or two, and
they can be a full afternoon of fun in the sun. There are
so many musical acts that, well, you’ll be bound to like
something. And the performers (mostly) get on and off the
This year’ acts will include Natasha Bedingfield, Sum 41
(pictured), Simple Plan, Blake Lewis, C & C Music Factory
(“Everybody Dance Now”), Ferras, Kate Voegele and—this just
Oh, and Coolio. Did you hear us? Coolio, damn it!
Plus there will be food and assorted liquid refreshments
on sale. Just remember to pack the sunscreen.
The supa-dupa Fly 92 Summer Jam will be held Saturday (June
21) beginning at 11 AM at the Altamont Fairgrounds (129
Grand St., Altamont). Tickets are $28; an “event parking
pass” is $5. For more info, visit fly92.com.
just say that comedienne Kathy Griffin is no shrinking violet.
Remember the time she made a Dakota Fanning-in-rehab joke
on a nationally televised awards show? (Think hard—Dakota
Fanning was the Hollywood “it” kid before Abigail Breslin.)
Or the occasion when she won an Emmy for her basic-cable
TV hit My Life on the D-List, and she said that Jesus
had nothing to do with it?
Exact quote: “Suck it, Jesus!” The usual suspects were not
The Chicago native has come a long from being a second (or
third or fourth) banana on the now-forgotten NBC sitcom
Suddenly Susan, and did guest bits on Seinfeld
and ER. She’s a one-woman comedy wrecking crew when
it comes to celebrities, so expect her targets to receive
no mercy when she plays the Palace on Friday.
Kathy Griffin will perform at the Palace Theatre (19 Clinton
Ave., Albany) at 8 PM tomorrow (Friday, June 20). Tickets
are $27-$77. For more info, call the Palace box office at
of the Mohawk-Hudson Region
72 years ago, the Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Region
is the biggest regional deal of them all. It will showcase
71 works (painting, sculpture, drawing, mixed media and
photography) by 34 artists, all living within a 100-mile
radius of the Capital Region. This juried show will be judged
by Joel Shapiro, who is “among the preeminent American sculptors
of the 21st century.”
is Rob O’Neil’s archival inkjet print Uncoupling 12
The 2008 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region
opens Saturday (June 21) at the Albany Institute of History
and Art (125 Washington Ave., Albany) and continues through
Aug. 10. There will be an opening reception and presentation
of awards on June 26 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM; and an artists’
open house on Aug. 1 from 5:30-8:30 PM, coinciding with
1st Friday. For more info about the many other programs
associated with the exhibit, call 463-4478 or visit albanyinstitute.org.