wide: Russell and his ax (so to speak).
BANG BOOM! Everybody digs the neo-vaudevillian entertainment
offered by the good folks who present the Bing Bamboo Room
Burlesque, Vaudeville and Variety Show. The latest edition
features the Pop Rock Circus (performing hits by Michael
Jackson, the Doobie Brothers, Donna Summer and more), and
will be presented tomorrow (Friday, July 24) at 8 PM at Revolution
Hall (421-425 River St., Troy). Hosted by Guy Smiley
and Madame Juju, performers include magician Jeffrey
Jene, fire-tossers Shilly Shally, burlesque queens
Madame Trixie and her Dolls, the saucy Scooter Pie
and hula-hoop artist/dancer Dehva Colure. Tickets start
at $15. For more info, call 274-0553.
A GIFT TO THE LIBRARY The Troy Public Library recently
announced they received $10,400 from the Bill and Melinda
Gates Foundation to buy new computers and computer equipment
for the library’s computer lab. I hope they aren’t required
to buy Microsoft products; no kid deserves the soul-killing
misery my Microsoft operating system put me through on production
day this week.
A TASTE OF WOODFEST 2009 As part of this August’s WoodFest
at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls, they’re
featuring (on Aug. 17) sword-swallower Roderick Russell.
“A taste of WoodFest,” get it? (Thanks, I’ll be here all week.
Try the veal!) The festival kicks off Aug. 4 with an operetta
concert featuring singers from the Seagle Music Colony;
other events include a production of Always Patsy Cline
(Aug. 6-9, 13-16), and family-friendly hypnotist Dr. Steven
Taubman (Aug. 10). For more info, visit woodtheater.org.