know how much you love tap-dance genius Savion Glover, because
heís a perennial visitor to the Capital Region. And he usually
does something different every year; last year he performed
to classical music. He returns to the Egg this weekend in
a jazz mood.
The jazz ensemble the Otherz will accompany him on his choreography
for Duke Ellingtonís ďRiver Suite.Ē The Albany Symphony
Orchestra, under the direction of Joffrey Ballet conductor
Leslie B. Dunner, will collaborate with Glover on three
dances set to music from Leonard Bernsteinís On the Town.
Savion Glover will perform Saturday (April 11) at 8 PM at
the Egg (Empire State Plaza, Albany), accompanied by the
Albany Symphony Orchestra and the Otherz. Tickets are $19-$38.
For more info, call 473-1845.
E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane
party people in the house, since when did Northern Lights
become a hotbed for classic hip-hop? The fact they got Busta
Rhymes was cool, and the Wu-Tang show ranked with last yearís
best, but this one might just be a once-in-a-lifer.
ladies and gentlemen and low lifes, it is with outstanding
pleasure that we present one of the first master beat-boxers,
Doug E. Fresh, the first rapper to rock a blingee eye-patch,
Slick Rick (pictured), and still one of the fastest on the
mic, Big Daddy Kane. DJ Kool Herc aside, it doesnít get
much older-school than this.
Local rapper Sev Statik opens for classic rappers Doug E.
Fresh, Slick Rick and Big Daddy Kane at Northern Lights
(1208 Route 146, Clifton Park) Saturday (April 11) at 9
PM. Tickets are $38. Call 371-0012 for more info.
Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sondheim is a true master of the musical. If multiple Tony
awards, an Academy Award and a vast catalogue of enduring
Broadway hits arenít convincing enough, we challenge that
only a true master could successfully craft a delightfully
empathetic portrait of as brutal a protagonist as Sweeney
The demon barber has been slitting throats on stages around
the globe for 30 years, and thanks to the recent film adaptation
(you know, Tim Burtonís bloody and dismal award-winner starring
one seriously creepy Johnny Depp), Sweeney Todd has
slashed its way into mainstream acclaim.
Itís all there: new love, lost love, crazed serial vengeance,
snappy haircuts, hauntingly beautiful music, and a few of
societyís most uppity buggers run through a meat grinder.
Really, what more can you ask for in a musical?
Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street comes to Proctors
Theatre (432 State St., Schenectady) for three murderous
performances: tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday (April 10-11)
at 8 PM, and Saturday also at 2 PM. Tickets are $20-$55.
For more info, or to purchase tickets, call the box office