like it steep. Others like it deep. But the one thing skiiers
can agree on is that the season hasn’t officially begun
until Warren Miller’s latest reel of alpine porn comes through
The granddaddy of extreme sports film, Miller was one of
the first to document world-class athletes ripping the sicky
sicky gnar gnar, and he’s still one of the best. Dynasty
is the 60th (!) annual ski film Miller has created (in
an overall body of work that numbers 750) and stands as
something of a retrospective. In addition to olympian Jonny
Mosely’s narration of skiing adventures to Norway, British
Columbia and China, the film includes vintage footage from
some of Miller’s films dating back to the ’50s.
This is one to catch on the big screen, as Warren Miller
events always include raffles, giveaways, and a theater
full of crazy powderheads hooting along to every huck and
Miller’s Dynasty plays at the Palace Theatre (19 Clinton
Ave., Albany) tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 20) at 8 PM, and Saturday
(Nov. 21) at 6 and 9 PM. Tickets are $22, with discounts
offered for groups of 12 or more. Call 465-3334 for more
Jimmy Fallon is a ray of hope for us here in Albany. The
guy was expelled from Saugerties High School, dropped out
of the College of Saint Rose, even put in a stint answering
phones here at Ye Olde Metroland—a fact we are often
reminded of by megaphone as the Albany Aqua Ducks tour rolls
From those humble (and all-too-familiar) roots, Fallon has
rocketed his way to comedy superstardom, from the standup
circuit to Saturday Night Live, onto the big screen
and now as the host of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
This year he even got his bachelor’s degree from Saint Rose.
This weekend, Fallon returns to his old stomping grounds
for a stand-up show at the Egg. Go for the laughs, or go
for the inspiration. Because you too, Albany college dropout
with your tousled good looks and your charming wit, you
too could one day voice an animated, guitar-strumming hippie
rabbit. You too could delight late-night audiences with
your quips, skits, banter and song. You too could make them
Jimmy Fallon brings the laughs to the Egg (Empire State
Plaza, Albany) on Saturday (Nov. 21) at 8 PM. Tickets are
$32.50 and $45. For more info, or to purchase tickets, call
the Egg box office at 473-1845.
erstwhile head Kink, Raymond Douglas Davies, is playing
only eight dates on his current U.S. mini-tour: San Francisco,
Los Angeles, Boston, New York City (two shows), Montclair,
N.J., Philadelphia—and Albany. We’re not sure why Albany
was found worthy, but we’re absolutely delighted.
Davies has a new album of Kinks classics out, The Kinks
Choral Collection, with arrangements for choir and rock
band. It has been very well received. Some dates on the
tour are getting the choir; we’re not, but don’t sweat it,
because neither are Philly or Boston.
And really, who cares? Davies is one of the greatest songwriters
and bandleaders of the rock era. Any chance to see him is
exciting, and the reviews of the first shows have been raves.
Oakland Tribune critic Jim Harrington wrote of the
San Fran concert, “It was the Church of Ray, and this was
a sermon that each pop-music lover in the house could get
Ray Davies and his band will perform Monday (Nov. 23) at
the Egg (Empire State Plaza, Albany). Tickets are $34.50
to $49.50. For more info, call 473-1845.