(888) 414-3378, or www.irish2000fest.com.
20: Irish 2000 Festival with Maura O’Connell, Eileen Ivers
Band, Cherish the Ladies, Danú, Four Men and a Dog, Irish
Descendants, the John Whelan Band, the Fenians,
Eileen Ivers Band, Seven Nations, Prodigals, Off Kilter,
Seamus Kennedy, the Glengarry Bhoys, the McKrells,
the Spain Brothers, Kilbrannan, the Highland Rovers
Band, Yvonne Mahar, Curragh, Steve Gray and Frank Jaklitsch,
Hair of the Dog, Bairbre McCarthy, Ronnie Stewart, Barrett
and Byrne, more.
47 Phila St., Saratoga
21: Matapat. Sept. 22: Masters of Nostalgia.
Sept. 27: Cliff Eberhardt. Sept. 28: Kate Blain;
50 Man Machine. Sept. 29: Dafe Brudajo.
19 King St., Northampton,
Mass., (800) THE-TICK.
21: Bruce Hornsby and His Band featuring Steve Kimock.
Sept 27: Chuck Berry. Oct. 2: Aimee Mann.
Oct. 7: Ryan Adams. Oct. 30: Richard Thompson.
Oct. 31: Phillip Glass. Nov. 3: the Disco Biscuits.
Nov. 23: Natalie MacMaster. Dec. 7: Martin
Sexton. Dec 8: Dark Star Orchestra.
284 Main St., Great
Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-3394.
19: Gloria Deluxe. Sept. 20: Johnny A. Sept.
21: Spookie Daly Pride. Sept. 26: Stephen Kellogg.
Sept. 27: Laura Love Duo. Sept. 28: Tarbox Ramblers.
Oct. 5: Rene Marie. Oct. 11: Demolition String
Band. Oct. 12: Guy Clark, Mary Gauthier. Oct.
18: Jeff Lang. Oct. 26: Richard Shindell. Oct.
31: Sky Smeed. Nov. 2: Babaloo! Nov. 4: Mike
Gordon and Leo Kottke. Nov. 16: Superhoney. Nov.
23 (at the Mahaiwe Theater): Richie Havens.
Empire State Plaza,
29: Bruce Hornsby. Oct. 6: Will Downing. Oct.
11: Joshua Redman’s Elastic Band. Oct. 12: the Jerry
Douglas Band, the Sam Bush Band. Oct. 13: New
York Banjo with Béla Fleck, Bill Keith, Richie Stearns, Tony
Trischka, more. Oct. 26: Boney James. Oct. 29:
the Herbie Hancock Quartet. Nov. 1: Shirley
Alston Reeves, the Marcels, Bobby Lewis. Nov.
3: Richard Thompson. Nov. 15: Robert Mirabal.
Nov. 22: Claudia Acuna. Nov. 24: Dan Zanes &
the Rocket Ship Revue. Dec. 8: Jorma Kaukonen and Jack
The Eighth Step
Cohoes Music Hall, 58
Remsen St., Cohoes, 434-1703.
28: Patty Larkin. Oct. 4: Kathy Kallick, Nina Gerber.
Oct. 5: Jeff Lang. Oct. 11: Reggie Harris &
Glens Falls Civic Center
1 Civic Center Plaza,
Glens Falls, 798-0202 or 476-1000.
26: Rock ’N Roll Revival VII with Jim Yester (of the
Association), Johnny Tillotson, Ronnie Dove, Merrilee Rush,
the Shadows of Night.
Hilton Center for the Performing Arts
40 Russell Road,
21: Marty Wendell and His Tour Band, Chest’r.
Oct. 4-5: A Tribute to Janis Joplin, with Heidi Weinman,
MacMurtrie of Amorphic Robot Works at iEAR presents!
West Hall Auditorium,
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 276-4829.
2: Kristin Norderval. Oct. 23: Chico MacMurtrie
of Amorphic Robot Works. Nov. 20: Kim Cascone, Pauline
The Arts Center of
the Capital Region, 265 River St., Troy, 273-0552.
3: Tom Heasley, Gunda Gottschalk. Nov. 7: Jorrit
Dijkstra, Neil Rolnick. Dec. 5: The Space Between.
Iron Horse Music Hall
20 Center St., Northampton,
Mass., (800) THE-TICK.
19: the Waifs, Dennis Crommett. Sept. 20: Ellis
Paul, Andrew Kerr; Alix Olson, Jocelyn Arem. Sept. 21-22:
Fred Eaglesmith, Luther Wright & the Wrongs. Sept.
23: open stage with Guy-Michael Grande featuring Russell
Wolff. Sept. 24: Willem Breuker Kollektief. Sept.
25: Acoustic Alchemy; Mates of Stage, School for the Dead.
Sept. 26: Steve Poltz, Sarah Slean. Sept. 27: Patty
Larkin. Sept. 27: Jaya the Cat, Blind Luck Music.
Sept. 28: Peter Mulvey and Josh Ritter; Barry Kingston
& the Screaming Souls. Sept. 29: Victoria Williams
& Mark Olson and the Creekdippers. Oct. 3: René
Marie. Oct. 4: Kris Delmhorst; Chronic Pleasure.
Oct. 5: Nerissa & Katryna Neilds. Oct. 6:
Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise. Oct. 7: Low,
Mark Eitzel. Oct. 8: Robert Earl Keen. Oct. 9:
Culture featuring Joseph Hill. Oct. 10: J Mascis,
Lo-Hi. Oct. 11: Eddie From Ohio. Oct. 12: Stephen
Kellogg. Oct. 13: Ferron. Oct. 14: the Big Wu.
Oct. 16: David Lindley & Wally Ingram. Oct. 17:
Avishai Cohen & the International Vamp Band. Oct.
18: Mark Erelli; Uncle Sammy. Oct. 19: Kim Richey,
David Poe. Oct. 25: Antibalus Afrobeat Orchestra.
Oct. 26: Deb Talan. Oct. 30: Lou Barlow, Alaska.
Oct. 31: Bob Mould. Nov. 1: Vance Gilgert, Lisa
Martin. Nov. 2: Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem. Nov.
3: Wholesale Klezmer Band. Nov. 7: Adrian Legg;
Lambchop. Nov. 8: Susan Werner, Eliot Bronson.
Nov. 9: Gokh-Bi System. Nov. 10: Stacey Earle and
Steve Forbert. Nov. 13: Paul Brady. Nov. 14: Dan
Bern & the UBC. Nov. 15: Sonya Kitchell Band.
Nov. 17: Lucy Kaplansky, Bob Hillman. Nov. 26: Eric
Bogle, Joe Keenan. Nov. 29: Johnny A. Nov. 20:
Viva Quetzal. Dec. 1-2: Jane Monheit. Dec. 5:
Taj Mahal. Dec. 7: Garnet Rogers. Dec. 15: David
Miss Mary’s Art Space
5 New Scotland Ave.,
Albany, info: 439-0041, http://missmarysartspace.tripod.com.
20: Rhode Island’s Very Own Daughters. Sept. 21: Lincoln
Money Shot, Struction, Madeline Ferguson. Oct. 3: Picastro,
Glitter of Cohoes. Oct. 4: Third to None, Random Road
Mother, the Flight, Suspect Device. Oct. 7: Doug
Van Nort. Oct. 18: Goodwill. Oct. 19: the Wasted,
Plastic Jesus. Oct. 24: Bop Ants. Oct. 25: Myke
Nightmare. Oct. 27: Dead Wrong, MurderContest, Aeschylus.
Nov. 1: Sam Jones. Nov. 7: Picastro, Glitter of
Cohoes. Nov. 9: Daniel’s Dead. Nov. 16: Myke
Nightmare. Nov. 23: Catlin. Nov. 27: Found Dead
Hanging, Ed Gien. Nov. 30: Zhenelle Fish.
North Country Commons,
corner of Routes 146 and 146-A, Clifton Park, 371-0012.
20: G. Love & Special Sauce, Standing Wave. Sept.
25: Foreigner. Sept. 27: Joan Osborne. Sept.
29: Marc Ford & the Sinners. Oct. 1: Splender.
Oct. 3: Soulfly. Oct. 4: Winger. Oct. 5: John
Berry. Oct. 6: CKY. Oct. 8: Hoobastank.
Oct. 9: Stone Sour. Oct. 10: Donna the Buffalo.
Oct. 12: Deep Banana Blackout. Oct. 13: the
Samples. Oct. 18: Antigone Rising. Oct. 26:
Accumen Nation, Iron Lung Corp. Nov. 14: Pork Tornado.
Nov. 15: Keller Williams.
10 Pearl Street,
Northampton, Mass., (800) THE-TICK.
19: Percy Hill, John Butler Trio. Sept 20: Of Montreal,
the Billy Nayer Show, Tony Goddess of Papas Fritas.
Sept. 21: Antigone Rising, Bleu; Johnny Winter,
Jeff Pitchell. Sept. 22: Super Furry Animals,
Boom Bip; Mason Jennings and Matt Nathanson. Sept.
23: Public Enemy. Sept. 26: Joan Osborne,
Willie King & the Liberators. Sept. 27: the Recipe,
Raq. Sept. 28: NRBQ. Oct. 2: Bullfrog featuring
Kid Koala. Oct. 3: Deep Banana Blackout. Oct. 4:
Black Rebels. Oct. 5: 2 Skinnee J’s. Oct. 9:
Pork Tornado. Oct 12: Charlie Hunter and Dean Bowman,
Corey Harris. Oct. 14: Rufus Wainwright. Oct. 15:
Salif Keita. Oct. 21: Michael Franti & Spearhead.
Oct. 22: the Mooney Suzuki, Sahara Hotnights. Oct.
24: Soulive. Oct. 25: the Figgs, the Damn
Personals. Oct. 27: Atmosphere. Oct. 31: the Moldy
Peaches. Nov. 1: Strangefolk, Railroad Earth. Nov.
8: Frank Black & the Catholics. Nov. 14: the Les
Claypool Frog Brigade. Nov. 19: Galactic. Nov.
21: the Slip, the Motet. Dec. 7: Melissa
plays the Pepsi with Bow Wow.
51 S. Pearl St.,
21: Neil Diamond. Oct. 3: George Strait, Jo Dee
Messina. Oct. 4: Bow Wow, B2K & TG4. Oct. 24:
Nelly and the St. Lunatics. Oct. 29: American
Idol Live. Nov. 4: Yes. Dec. 13: Bruce Springsteen
and the E-Street Band.
432 State St., Schenectady,
26: Indigo Girls, K’s Choice. Oct. 19: Kenny
Rogers. Nov. 14: Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite,
Corey Harris, Henry Butler, and Deborah Coleman. Nov.
15: Peter, Paul, and Mary.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Mother’s Wine Emporium,
Student Union, Troy, 276-8585.
27: Bill Staines. Oct. 4: Lou and Peter Berryman.
Oct. 5: Bet Williams. Oct. 18: Bernice Lewis.
Nov. 1: Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen. Nov. 8:
Scott Alarik. Nov. 15: Tim Harrison. Dec. 6-7:
Hall Auditorium, presented by the Eighth Step, 434-1703
20: Utah Phillips, Landfill Mountain Boys. Sept. 21:
23: Lucy Kaplansky.
R.P.I./Houston Field House
1900 Peoples Ave.,
Troy, tickets: 476-1000.
4: Counting Crows, Graham Colton.
Route 9, Cohoes,
21: Hatebreed, Six Feet Under. Nov. 1: Thursday,
One Line Drawing. Nov. 2: Good Charlotte, Homegrown,
Halo Friendlies. Nov. 9: Frank Black and the Catholics.
Nov. 26: Saves the Day, Ash. Dec. 21: John Valby.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
State and Second
Streets, Troy, 273-0038.
27: Christopher O’Riley, live taping session.
Oct. 4: Roger McGuinn and John Sebastian. Oct. 8: Susan
Trump. Oct. 11: Dave Brubeck Quartet. Oct. 12:
Solas. Oct. 15: Ian Anderson. Oct. 26: Doc
Watson. Nov. 23: Emsemble Galilei with Jean Redpath.
Dec. 11: George Winston. Dec. 20: Judy Collins.
Stone Casino Resort
23: Pink. Sept. 24: Merle Haggard. Sept. 25:
SheDaisy. Sept. 27: Legendary Lead Singers of the
Temptations reunion. Sept. 28: Eddy Raven. Oct.
3: Phil Vasser. Oct. 5: Kenny Rogers. Oct. 8:
Michael Bolton. Oct. 10: Chely Wright.
Oct. 11: Glenn Miller Orchestra. Oct. 17: Ty Herndon.
Oct. 18: Diamond Rio. Oct. 24: Gregg Allman.
Oct. 25: Three Dog Night. Oct. 27: Alice Cooper.
Oct. 28: Wynonna.
17 New Scotland Ave.,
19: Protecting Loved Ones Against Danger benefit with Lynch,
James Scott, DJ Cheez Burger, School for the Dead.
Sept. 20: the Stryder, Breaking Pangaea, the Switched
On, the Last Year; Helicopter Helicopter, Immobile
Homes, Gobhi. Sept. 21: eN~DoR~PhiN, Pile of Heads,
Click, Arrow Down; Small Axe, poppawheelie. Sept.
22: Benefit Concert in Memory of James Kopta with Brown
Cuts Neighbors, the Phlegmchuckers, Small Girl Boils
Water, Laudanum, Jump Cannon, Faking Trains, Wayne Rogers/Seth
Cluett/Mike Bullock/Jason Martin Quintet, nickname: Rebel,
James Lanni/Tom Burre/Benjamin Chadabe Trio, Kamikaze Hearts,
L. Collier Hyams with DJ Flip 1, Damien Catera, Local Jack,
Jason Martin, Seth Cluett, Peter Barvoets. Sept. 23: Of
Montreal, the Stars of Rock. Oct. 7: Michael
Fracasso. Oct. 8: the Damned. Oct. 13: the Mooney
Suzuki, Sahara Hotnights. Oct. 18: the Kickovers,
the Damn Personals. Oct. 24: Ben Arnold. Oct.
31: Jeff Klein. Nov. 5: Luther Wright & the
Wrongs. Nov. 8: Jonathan Richman. Nov. 20: Asylum
Street Spankers. Dec. 13-14: the Figgs. Dec. 21:
the Dude of Life.
The Van Dyck Restaurant and Brewery
237 Union St., Schenectady,
Sept. 26: Acoustic Alchemy. Sept. 28: Joe Barna
& Jazz Odyssey. Oct. 5: Eleanor McEvoy. Oct.
12: David Lindley and Wally Ingram. Oct. 14-16: Pat
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wasn’t supposed to be this way. Studio bigwigs, industry bean
counters and trade-paper hacks uniformly expected that when
the summer blockbuster season was over, the latest installment
in the Star Wars franchise or Spider-man would
be the talk of Tinstletown. Instead, it’s My Big Fat Greek
Wedding, a very low-budget romantic comedy with no stars
or special effects. This adaptation of writer-actress Nia
Vardalos’ play has grossed more than $110 million so far,
and is still in theaters after nearly two months.
Naturally, it was a picture no one wanted to make. Tom Hanks
and his wife saw the play, loved it, and arranged for the
film to be produced; the result was a tremendous crowd pleaser
that might become the most profitable film ever made.
What will Hollywood learn from this? Beyond churning out a
spate of ethnically tinged movies about weddings a year from
now, probably nothing. The film was hugely popular because
it had a funny script grounded in a believable, if exaggerated
milieu, and was brought to life by a cast of talented, seasoned
performers. The studios can’t be expected to start taking
that kind of risk.
In the meantime, this fall we can expect more of the usual:
sequels; expensive “event” films; slick action flicks loaded
with special effects; overdressed, high-minded Oscar bait;
a smattering of independent films.
The Big Ones
These are the films the studios count on most. Each is the
latest installment in a profitable franchise or is a collaboration
between very important Hollywood names, or costs more money
than a pharaoh’s pyramid.
Dragon Anthony Hopkins returns yet again as liver-loving
Hannibal Lecter; Ralph Fiennes, however, is the main serial
killer in this remake of Manhunter. Edward Norton costars.
Potter and the Chamber of Secrets The little Brit
wizard-in-training and his pals are back, this time battling
an evil Kenneth Branaugh and market oversaturation.
Another Day Pierce Brosnan, again, as James Bond 007.
Will the addition of Halle Berry help revive this franchise,
an increasingly outdated Cold War relic?
That Mobster Robert DeNiro returns to analyst Billy
Crystal for more therapy and yuks in this sequel to what was
the biggest hit of DeNiro’s career, until Meet the Parents.
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers More adventure in
Middle Earth with the hobbits and elves and other weird critters.
The second installment in this trilogy could be the odd film
out; remember, however, The Empire Strikes Back was
a middle film, and that didn’t turn out too shabby.
of New York opens in area theaters.
of New York If this expensive, period crime film with
an all-star cast (Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel
Day-Lewis) is a hit, Martin Scorsese may finally get his props
from Oscar. If it tanks, his career might be over. No pressure
Me if You Can This is the other film with Leo
that happens to open on Christmas Day. Steven Spielberg directs
DiCaprio (as a con man) and Tom Hanks (as an FBI agent) in
this cat-and-mouse crime drama. Christopher Walken costars.
Hollywood looks to its past in these old-fashioned genre films.
Adventure, romance, melodrama—it’s all here for your moviegoing
Four Feathers Heath Ledger is an English soldier who
must prove he’s not a coward in this drama set when the sun
didn’t—on the British Empire, that is.
Mile Susan Sarandon and Dustin Hoffman mourn their
dead teen in this moody examination of the aftereffects of
Oleander Alison Lohman is a teenage girl trying to
escape the influence of Michelle Pfeiffer’s mom-from-hell
in this melodrama. Renee Zellweger and Robin Wright Penn costar.
Truth About Charlie Mark Wahlberg takes the Cary Grant
role and Thandie Newton subs for Audrey Hepburn in Jonathan
Demme’s remake of Charade. They’ll need all the charm
they can muster. The wonderful Anna Karina costars.
Bob Fosse’s Broadway smash comes to the screen without, unfortunately,
Bebe Neuwirth. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger star
in this latest attempt to prove that the screen musical isn’t
The Films Most Likely To
These are the movies that seem like the most promising of
the season. Whether drama or comedy, they have an edge that
might make them worth seeking out.
Director Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) helms this risky
story of a revenge bomber (Cate Blanchett) on the road to
love and redemption.
Grey Zone Writer-director Tim Blake Nelson’s Holocaust
film about a group of prisoners forced to work in the crematoriums.
With David Arquette, Natasha Lyonne and Harvey Keitel.
Focus A drama about murdered ’60s TV icon Bob Crane
and his obsession with amateur porn. Greg Kinnear is Crane,
with Kurt Fuller as his Hogan’s Heroes costar Werner
Klemperer, and Willem Dafoe as Crane’s porn-pal, John Carpenter.
Ring Naomi Watts follows her breakthrough performance
in Mulholland Drive with this bizarre supernatural
51 Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Carlyle star in this
pharmaceutical crime caper about a narcotic 51 times more
powerful than heroin. The previews suggest it has a sharp
Salma Hayek is tortured artist Frida Kahlo in this ambitious
biography. Hayek fought long and hard to bring this to the
screen, and attracted a first-rate cast: Alfred Molina, Geoffrey
Rush, Ashley Judd, Antonio Banderas and Edward Norton.
From Heaven Todd Haynes’ new film is a stylized ’50s
melodrama about a repressed housewife (Julianne Moore), her
sexually confused husband (Dennis Quaid), and the family gardener
(Dennis Haysbert). Let the tears flow.
Mile Word out of the Toronto Film Festival is that
Eminem’s film debut, under the direction of Curtis Hanson
(L.A. Confidential), is trés impressive. Kim
Basinger is his less-than-lovable mom.
Velocity Indy-film queen Parker Posey stars in this
Sundance favorite about three women linked by a catastrophic
accident. With Fairuza Balk and Kyra Sedgwick.
The latest bizarro story from the folks who made Being
John Malkovich. Nicolas Cage is a frustrated screenwriter
trying to adapt an unfilmable novel. Meryl Streep costars.
Schmidt Alexander Payne (Election) cowrote
and directs this black comedy with Jack Nicholson as a 60-something
businessman who realizes his life is an utter failure.
of a Dangerous Mind Quizmaster Chuck Barris wrote
an odd 1984 autobiography in which he claimed that his hours
away from The Gong Show were spent working for the
CIA. First-time director George Clooney has made it into what
promises to be an odd little comedy.
Hours Multilayered, complex story about three characters
linked by Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway. Stars Julianne
Moore, Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman (as Woolf).
Pianist Adrien Brody stars as a piano virtuoso in
Roman Polanski’s Holocaust drama, which was a big hit at Cannes.
or, A Portrait of the Dictator as a Young Artist. Noah
Taylor stars as Hitler the painter, with John Cusack as his
Jewish art dealer. It certainly sounds interesting.
For those who like their action hard, fast and straight.
Charlize Theron is terrorized by Kevin Bacon and Courtney
Love in this extortion-kidnapping flick.
This psychological thriller, set on a college campus, stars
Katie Holmes and Benjamin Bratt. First-time director Stephen
Gaghan wrote Traffic, so expectations are high.
Fatale Brian De Palma returns to his home turf: mistaken
identity, sexual perversity and murder. Can he still pull
it off? With Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Antonio Banderas and Eriq
Booth Colin Farrell (Minority Report) answers
the wrong pay phone, and people start shooting at him. Katie
Holmes costars in this thriller from director Joel Schumacher.
For those who like their violence seasoned with a dollop of
comedy or a splash of visual absurdity.
Tuxedo Jackie Chan puts on a billion-dollar tuxedo
and becomes a martial-arts superman. With Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Ecks vs. Sever Antonio Banderas is an FBI agent after
master criminal Lucy Liu in this slick, violent thriller.
Director Kaos (that’s his one-word moniker) promises a maximum
of action with a minimum of computer effects.
Transporter Luc Besson (Leon, The Professional)
directs this fast-paced kidnapping drama starring Jason Statham
Spy Another 1960s TV show is brought to the big screen,
with two comic actors for the price of one: Eddie Murphy and
Owen Wilson. There may even be time for laughs in between
It Came From Outer Space
While aliens aren’t landing with the frequency they do in
summer, there are still a few gangs of little green men headed
for your local multiplex.
Core Here’s the gimmick: The Earth’s core stops rotating,
the planet’s electromagnetic field disappears, and everything
starts unraveling. Literally. Hillary Swank and Aaron Eckhart
have to travel to the center of the planet to fix things.
George Clooney stars in Steven Soderbergh’s remake of the
1972 science fiction classic directed by Andrei Tarkovsky.
It’s a moody story about a planet that seems to drive orbiting
Trek: Nemesis The Next Generation crew is at
it again. Paramount has been teasing that this will be their
last big screen appearance; as Flavor Flav said, “don’t believe
Love in Bloom
Romantic comedies seem headed for the endangered species list
again. Here are a few, none of which, surprisingly, star either
Julia Roberts or Meg Ryan.
Home Alabama Reese Witherspoon is loving the Manhattan
high life, but when dragged back to her Alabama home, finds
she still has the South in her mouth.
Sugar Sanaa Lathan and Taye Diggs are longtime friends
who can’t decide if they should become lovers. Someone’s
gonna have the wedding-bell blues.
Chambermaid Jennifer Lopez is a maid and Ralph Fiennes
is a son of privilege in this Cinderella story. Will Prince
Charming turn out to be a louse?
Weeks Notice Lawyer Sandra Bullock and real-estate
tycoon Hugh Grant hate each other so much they fall in love.
But will it work out?
The Children’s Hour
4Ever Picachu, the cute little creature who shoots
lightning bolts out of his tail, returns with his big-eyed
pals for more fun.
Sandler’s 8 Crazy Nights Adam Sandler branches into
animation with this comedy, for which he also provides multiple
voices. This guy needs a vacation.
Planet Disney’s big Christmas release—made with traditional
animation—sets Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island
in outer space.
Frank Zappa once suggested that drugs were the only possible
explanation for why some movies get made. Also known as the
“What were they thinking?” category.
Away Guy Ritchie directs wife Madonna in this remake
of Lina Wertmuller’s ’70s art-house hit. This version is unlikely
to spark a resurrection of either Wermuller’s vanished reputation
or Madonna’s film career.
Love Adam Sandler is a pudding-obsessed salesman prone
to violent rages in Paul Thomas Anderson’s long-awaited follow-up
the Movie Paramount Pictures proudly celebrates its
90th Anniversary with this big-screen version of the MTV pukefest.
Featuring the usual idiots from the cable show.
Santa Clause 2 How many years has it been since Tim
Allen donned the red suit and grew a belly? (Eight.) The folks
at Disney hope you haven’t forgotten him.
Roberto Benigni (Life Is Beautiful) celebrates his
50th birthday by starring in a live-action remake of Pinocchio.
There are no children in the film, presumably so the audience
won’t notice how close the star is to collecting his pension.
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of the Spirit Film & Video Festival
in and around Saratoga Springs. Call 548-FILM for details
on times and venues.
3: The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky (Saratoga
Arts Center). Oct. 4: A Sense of the Sacred, A
Human Search: The Life of Father Bede Griffiths, Hasten
Slowly: The Journey of Sir Laurens van der Post, Jane
Goodall: Reason for Hope, A Spiritual Journey (Saratoga
Springs Public Library); The Man Who Planted Trees,
Yakoana: The Voice of Indigenous Peoples, The
Mahabharata (Skidmore College); Himalaya,
Genghis Blues (Saratoga Arts Center). Oct. 5:
William Segal, Vezelay, In
the Marketplace, Sukhavati: Place of Bliss,
Meetings With Remarkable Men, The Spirit
of Tibet: The Life and Work of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche,
The Cup (Skidmore College); The Diary
of a Country Priest, Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
(Saratoga Arts Center). Oct. 6: Emperor’s Nightingale,
The Man Who Planted Trees, The Master
of the Carriage (Saratoga Springs Public Library);
Ram Dass: Fierce Grace, Siddhartha
(Saratoga Arts Center); Jews and Buddhism: Belief Amended,
Faith Revealed, Doing Time Doing Vipassana,
Rumi: The Wings of Love, The Hajj: The
Journey of a Lifetime, That’s My Face,
Lucky People Center International (Skidmore
Empire State Film Festival
The Egg, Empire State
Plaza, Albany. 473-1845, www.empirefilm.com.
20: Mother Ghost, Greasewood Flat.
Sept. 21: Manna From Heaven, Searching
for Paradise, Grownups. Sept. 22: Kumbh
Mela, The Last Just Man, Unprecedented.
Sept. 23: The Power of Truth, documentary shorts.
Sept. 24: An evening of short films. Sept. 25: An evening
of short films. Sept. 26: Joyful Partaking in the Sorrows
of Life, Zero Day. Sept. 27: Eight
Women, Easter. Sept. 28: Life
on Jupiter, Grit and Polish, Man
of the Year, Paradox Lake, Summer
FilmColumbia: A Festival of Films From Up and Down the
The Crandell Theatre,
Main Street, Chatham, 392-3289, www.filmcolumbia.com.
18-20. See Web site for details.
New York Writers Institute Fall 2000 Classic Film Series
Page Hall, 135 Western
Ave., University at Albany’s downtown campus, unless otherwise
noted. Call for showtimes. 442-5620.
20: Nobody’s Fool. Paul Newman stars as Donald
‘Sully’ Sullivan in this adaptation of Richard Russo’s 1993
novel. Sept. 27: Forgotten Silver and
Heavenly Creatures. Two films by Lord of the Rings
director Peter Jackson. Forgotten Silver is an imaginative
mock-documentary about New Zealand’s greatest silent filmmaker;
Heavenly Creatures is a brilliant film about the relationship
between two teenagers (Kate Winslet, Melanie Lynskey), and
its bloody, tragic end. Oct. 3: Sneakers. Robert
Redford stars as the chief of a group of oddball geniuses
working for the U.S. Government. Director Phil Alden Robinson
will talk after the screening. Oct. 4: Marius.
A youth is torn between his sweetheart and the sea. Video
projection. Oct. 11: Lumumba. Raoul Peck directed
this powerful film about Patrice Lumumba, the first prime
minister of the Republic of Congo. Peck will present commentary
and answer questions after the screening. Oct. 18: Madame
DuBarry. Pola Negri became an international star as
the seamstress who slept her way up the royal ranks to Louis
XV’s bed in Ernst Lubitsch’s opulent biography. Oct. 25: Sarah.
Zoe Caldwell is Sarah Bernhardt in this acclaimed made-for-television
film. Video projection. Performing Arts Center, uptown campus.
Nov. 1: The Sin of Harold Diddlebock. Preston
Sturges directs Harold Lloyd in this comedy about a meek clerk
who takes a drink and then runs wild. Nov. 8: Besieged.
Thandie Newton and David Thewlis star in Bernardo Bertolucci’s
film about the relationship between an African exile and an
English composer. Nov. 14: Hello Hemingway.
Director Fernando Perez will present his film about a brother
and sister in contemporary Cuba. Nov. 15: Madagascar.
Examines the generational divide between a mother and daughter
living in Havana. Filmmaker Fernando Perez and scholar Ann
Marie Stock will answer questions following the movie. Nov.
22: Fever Mounts in El Pao. Luis Bunuel’s film
about a Latin dictatorship. Video projection. Dec. 6: Fanny.
The sequel to Marius. Video projection.
Film Forum Fall Series
The Arts Center,
320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-FILM.
19-20: Monster’s Ball. Halle Berry (in her Oscar-winning
role) stars with Billy Bob Thornton and Heath Ledger in this
emotionally draining film about two dysfunctional families.
Sept. 26-27: Kissing Jessica Stein. Jennifer
Westfeldt stars in this sweet romantic comedy about a woman
who decides to dabble in lesbianism after a series of relationship
failures with men. Oct. 13: Gosford Park. Robert
Altman deconstructs the drawing room murder-mystery with the
help of a fabulous cast of English actors, including Maggie
Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas, Helen Mirren, Clive Owen and
Alan Bates. Oct. 17-18: The Business of Strangers.
Stockard Channing and Julia Stiles star in this nuanced drama
about a series of power plays between two career women. Oct.
24-25: Italian for Beginners. A completely charming
romantic comedy from Denmark. Oct. 31- Nov. 1: The Devil’s
Backbone. A horror film set in the final days of the
Spanish Civil War. Nov. 7-8: Dogtown and Z Boys.
Sean Penn narrates this documentary about Southern California
skateboarders. Nov. 10: Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Amy Heckerling’s seminal teen comedy launched the careers
of Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Judge Reinhold
and Forest Whittaker. Nov. 14-15: My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
This smash comedy revels in ethnic color and good feeling.
Nov. 21-22: Our Song. A critically acclaimed
independent film about three teenage girls growing up in Brooklyn’s
Crown Heights neighborhood. Nov. 29: The Last Waltz.
Martin Scorsese’s 1978 documentary about the Band’s farewell
concert. Dec. 5-6: Last Orders. Old friends
(Tom Courtenay, David Hemmings, Bob Hoslins) reflect on their
late friend Jack (Michael Caine), as they journey to cast
his ashes in the sea. With Helen Mirren. Dec. 8: Cinema
Paradiso. The restored director’s cut of Giuseppe
Tornatore’s beloved film about the power of movies. Dec. 12-13:
The Notorious C.H.O. Comedienne Margaret Cho’s
hilarious and (and sexually blunt) concert film.
Time & Space Limited
TSL Warehouse, 434
Columbia St., Hudson, 822-8448. (Schedules will be updated
as they become available. See listings under Film Specials
in Metroland’s weekly movie calendar.)
26-28: The Terrorist. This shattering film, based on
the events surrounding assassination of Indian Prime Minister
Rajiv Ghandi, is about the making of a suicide bomber. Directed
by Santosh Sivan. Presented by John Malkovich, who was so
impressed by the film that he was willing to finance its American
Williamstown Film Festival
in and around Williamstown, Mass., (413) 458-9700, www.williamstownfilmfest.com
18-27, 2002. See Web site for details.
Woodstock Film Festival
in Woodstock, (845) 679-4265, www.woodstockfilmfestival.com.
year’s festival, which runs Sept. 19-22, has Focus on Music
as its theme. Highlights include Rising Low,
a documentary about what happens when 25 bass players come
together to record with the power trio Gov’t. Mule; Into
the Night: The Benny Mardones Story, a documentary
that charts the rise and fall of Mardones, a pop near-superstar
of the early ’80s; Standing in the Shadow of Motown:
The Story of the Funk Brothers, a documentary about
the legendary Motown rhythm section. Tim Robbins will be on
hand to receive the festival’s Maverick Award. Other notable
guests include legendary filmmaker-cinematographer Haskell
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Baum and Company Dance Theatre/eba Dance Theatre
eba Theatre, 351
Hudson Ave., Albany, 465-9916.
2-3, 8-9: Brave New Dances.
Taylor Dance Company at the Egg.
Empire State Plaza,
4: Paul Taylor Dance Company. Oct. 25: Chen &
Dancers in Bamboo Oracle. Nov. 17: New York
Theatre Ballet in Alice-in-Wonderland Follies.
Nov. 22: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company in From the
mind/of a single vine/one hundredopening lives.
Hyde Collection Art Museum
161 Warren St., Glens
7-8: Holiday performances presented by the Adirondack Repertory
International Dance Center
Tivoli (845) 757-5106.
12-13: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company in From the
mind/of a single vine/one hundred opening lives. Oct.
19-20, Nov. 2-3: Buglisi/Foreman Dance. Nov. 9: Gala
with the American Ballet Theatre. Nov. 16-17: Pascal
Rioult Dance Theatre.
MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass. (413) 664-4481.
28-29: The Best of Ballet with dancers from the New York
City Ballet. Oct. 12-13: Dance Brazil. Oct. 25:
Hoi Polloi: Poised.
Hudson Valley Community
College, Troy, 629-7170.
19: Taylor 2. Oct. 5: Odadaa! Nov. 23: Kahurangi,
the Maori Dance Theatre of New Zealand.
432 State St., Schenectady,
12-13: Blast II—Shockwave. Dec. 7-8:
The Northeast Ballet in The Nutcracker.
James L. Meader Little
Theater, McKinstry Courtyard, Sage Campus, Troy, 244-2248.
1-2: Dancing Before the Snow Flies II.
Skidmore College Dance Events
Dance Theatre, North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, Information,
580-5360; box office, 580-5392.
27-28: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company. Oct. 11-12:
Family Weekend Dance Concert presented by the Skidmore
Dancers. Dec. 6-7: Winter Dance Concert presented
by the Skidmore Dancers.
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
815 N. Broadway,
Saratoga Springs, 580-8080.
16-17 and 19: In conjunction with the Paul Henry Ramirez exhibition,
Elevatious Transcendsualistic, the Skidmore Dancers
will perform the choreography of Debra Fernandez.
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161 Washington Ave.,
21-28: The Albany Public Library is participating in banned
books week, a nationwide event that highlights the importance
of free speech and free expression. Sept. 24: Marian Hughs,
longtime Albany educator, will read from her book, Refusing
Ignorance: The Struggle to Educate Black Children in Albany.
Adirondack Community College
will host three award-winning authors this fall as part of
The Writers Project at Adirondack Community College. Oct.
8: Doug Anderson. Oct. 18: Colson Whitehead. Nov. 13: Ana
Barnes and Noble
20 Wolf Road, Colonie,
26: Meet Diane Roupe, author of The Blue Ribbon
Country Cookbook, and Armand Vanderstigchel, author of
Adirondack Cuisine. Sept. 28: Award winning illustrator
of children’s books, Simms Taback, will appear for
a storytime and signing of his latest book, This Is The
House That Jack Built.
The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza
21: Carol Tanzman signs her children’s book Shadow
Place. Sept. 22: Bernie Schallehn signs Paradox
Outpatient and The Traveling. Oct. 2: Joyce
Hackett signs Disturbance of the Inner Ear. Karol
Truman signs and discusses Healing Feelings . . .From
Your Heart. Oct. 4: Phaedra Hise reads and signs
Pilot Error. Oct. 5: Michael Joyce reads and
signs copies of his new novel, Liam’s Going. Oct. 9:
Tanya Batt is the storytime author, reading and signing
Child’s Book of Faeries. Oct. 12: Ray Materson reads
and signs his book, Sins and Needles: A Story of Spiritual
Mending. Oct. 15: Linda Greenlaw reads and signs
The Lobster Chronicles: Life on a Very Small Island.
Oct. 22: Dan Lynch signs Hustler, Heroes, Hooligans.
Oct. 26: Popular kids author Iza Trapani reads and
signs Froggie Went a-Courtin’. Nov. 9: Children’s author
Anita Briggs reads and signs Hobart; also, Joseph
Persico signs Roosevelt’s Secret War. Nov. 14:
Kevin Baker reads and signs Paradise Alley.
Nov 17: New Yorker cartoonist Bob Mankoff signs and
discusses The Naked Cartoonist.
Center For Photography at Woodstock
59 Tinker Street,
6: An artist’s talk and book signing with photographer Phyllis
Galembo. Her new book is titled Dressed for Thrills:
One Hundred Years of Halloween Costume and Masquerade.
27 Main Street, Chatam,
29: Fordham University professor, Elizabeth Stone,
will sign her new book, A Boy I Once Knew: What a Teacher
Learned From Her Student.
York State Writers Institute Visiting Writers Series
Events take place
on University at Albany’s uptown and downtown campuses at
8PM. For information, call 442-5620.
25: Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Russo, will
hold a reading and discussion at Page Hall on the downtown
campus. Sept. 26: Bernadine Evaristo, is the author
of two novels, Lara and The Emperor’s Babe.
She will be at the Performing Arts Center. Oct. 1: Leading
Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali, and accomplished
Israeli poet Aharon Shabtai, will hold a joint reading,
moderated by Peter Cole. Oct. 8: Iowa’s first Poet Laureate,
Marvin Bell, will read and discuss his work. Oct. 17:
Colson Whitehead, author of John Henry Days,
will read from his award-winning novels. Oct 22: Distinguished
poet and poetry translator Clayton Eshleman will read
from and discuss his work in translating César Vallejo. Oct.
29: Zoe Caldwell, winner of four Tony Awards and author
of recent memoir, I Will Be Cleopatra: An Actress’s Journey,
will appear. Oct. 30: Jim Harrison, author of such
novels as Legends of the Fall, and Dalva,discusses
his works. Nov. 7: Winner of the 1997 Sundance Film Festival
Screenwriting Award, James Lasdun, will discuss his
works, including his new novel, The Horned Man. Nov.
12: Cuban American author Ana Menéndez is the author
of a debut collection of interrelated short stories, In
Cuba I was a German Shepherd. Nov. 19: Lynne Tillman,
Associate Professor and Writer-in-Residence in the department
of English at UAlbany, will discuss her work. Nov. 20: America’s
foremost poetry critic, Helen Vendler, will present
a lecture on Yeats and lyric poetry. Dec. 3: Richard Ford,
is the author of a recent collection of short stories, A
Multitude of Sins, and novels such as The Sportswriter
and Independence Day. Dec. 12: Pat Conroy,
is one of the major American novelists of the last quarter-century,
and the author of such bestselling books as The Prince
of Tides, and The Great Santini.
Ohav Poetry Café
7: Poet and Pulitzer-Prize nominee, Saul Bennett, will be
on hand for a reading. The entire community is invited to
attend. Saul Bennett will also be appearing at the Emerson
Auditorium on the Skidmore campus in Saratoga on Sept. 25.
The Open Door Bookstore
128 Jay St., Schenectady,
28: Join author and photographer Gary Randorf, for
a signing of his new book The Adirondacks: Wild Island
of Hope. Oct. 5: Jillian Shanebrook will sign her
new book, Model, Life behind the Makeup. Oct. 12: Author
Barnet Schecter will sign his new book, The Battle
for New York: The City at the Heart of the American Revolution.
Saratoga Springs Public Library
49 Henry Street,
Saratoga Springs, 584-1198
13: Saratoga Poetry Zone special guest poets Naton Leslie
and Catherine Clarke will appear. Oct. 16: Children’s
book author and illustrator Bruce Hisock will hold
a special program about writing and illustrating books for
Glen Doone Area
28: The Albany Wordfest kicks off at 11 AM Saturday the 28th
at Thacher State Park. The daylong festival will include readings
from a variety of regional poets, as well as food, music,
art, and an open mike session. $3 admission goes to support
17 New Scotland Ave,
24: The School of Night: A gathering of poetry, prose, and
jazz, $3. Oct. 5: A reunion of local poets whose work appeared
in area anthologies in the 1990s will be held. Dubbed the
7-Year Itch, the gathering will include readings by Sylvia
Barnard, Linda Boulette, Joe Giroux, Dan Wilcox, and Dina
Williams, to name a few. Doors open at 7 PM. $3.
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At the Albany Public
Library, 161 Washington Ave., Albany, 462-4775.
Oct. 18: Silver: A 25th Anniversary Exhibit. Through
Nov. 1: Deborah Webster (at the Lark Street BID Office).
Nov. 8-Dec. 20: Hank Murta Adams: Glassworks.
The Albany Institute of History & Art
125 Washington Ave.,
23-Dec. 8: Matters of Taste: Food and Drink in Seventeenth
Century Dutch Art and Life. Sept. 21-Mar. 2: Albany
Underfoot: Archaeology in the City. Also, Delft Tiles.
30-Feb. 16: Show Off: Directors Select from their Museum
Arts Center Gallery at the Saratoga County Arts Council
Saratoga County Arts
Council, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-4132.
Sept. 28: Paintings by Caren Canier and Langdon Quin.
Oct. 3-Nov. 16: Mara Alper and Michael Kline, installation
works and paintings. Nov. 22- Jan. 4: Winter Solstice,
annual open member exhibition.
The Arts Center of the Capital Region
265 River St., Troy,
Gallery: Oct. 18-Jan. 19: Celebrating 40 Years; Artist
Made Cakes. Also, 40 Artists, 40 Miles. President’s
Gallery: Oct. 25-Jan. 19: Timeline, a look back at
the 40-year history of the Arts Center. Knisely-Ayers Folk
Arts Gallery: Nov. 1-Jan. 23: Traditional New Foundland
Mats/Biblical and Visionary Images, mats by St. Anna Ameen.
29-Dec. 13: Center for Curatorial Studies Tenth Anniversary
Celebration, three exhibitions from the current collection:
The Arch of Desire: Women in the Marieluise Hessel Collection;
Text, Texture, Touch; and Re(f)use.
Carrie Haddad Gallery
622 Warren St., Hudson,
Sept. 29: Contemporary Paintings, Sculpture and Photography
by various artists. Oct. 3-Nov. 10: Works on paper from
an imaginative dog world by Ken Polinskie. Also, florals
and still lifes by Robert Jackson. Also, In a Groove:
Abstract Paintings by various artists. Nov. 14-Dec.
22: New York Sublime, landscapes by Jane Bloodgood-Abrams,
Harry Orlyk, Catherine Nugent and Scott Balfe.
In the Photo Gallery: Oct. 3-Nov. 10: Color prints by David
Walters. Nov. 14-Dec. 22: Peter Kelly.
Center for Photography at Woodstock
59 Tinker St., Woodstock,
Oct. 20: Constellation – Marking the First 25 Years,
works by 32 artists. Nov. 2-Dec. 22: Imaginary Homelands-Reconstituted
Narratives in Digital Landscape.
306 Hudson Ave.,
22-Oct.26: Salon Show No. 1. Oct. 27-Nov. 7: Halloween
Show. Nov. 8-Dec. 7: Salon Show No. 2.
The Clark Art Institute
Mass., (413) 458-9545.
28-Apr. 27: Tadao Ando: Architect.
The College of St. Rose Art Gallery
Picotte Hall, 324 State
St., Albany, 485-3900.
Oct. 16: Out of this World Wood Sculpture by Christopher
Romer. Oct. 25-Dec. 8: Susana Coffey Self-Portraits
Emma Willard School
Dietel Gallery, 285
Pawling Ave., Troy, 274-4440.
Oct. 27: Gallery Show.
Fulton Street Gallery
408 Fulton St., Troy,
Oct. 6: The 9/11 Show. Oct. 9-Nov. 9: Nature’s Elements
(front gallery). Also, Counting Out Blessings: Members’
Response (back gallery). Nov. 10-16: Blink Series.
Nov. 19-21: Small Works Juried Competition (front
gallery). Also, Paper Exhibition (back gallery).
161 Warren St., Glens
Oct. 20: A Passion for the Printed Word: The Book Collection
of Louis Hyde. Sept. 22-Dec. 8: Modern Masters: From
Corot to Kandinsky.
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
1040 MASS MoCA Way,
North Adams, Mass., (413) 664-4481.
Spring 2003: Uncommon Denominator: New Art From Vienna.
Also, Merciless by Franz West. Through Oct.
1: 14 Stations by Robert Wilson. Through Oct.
14: Maya, a large temple lined with hundreds of action
figures, by Jarvis Rockwell. Ongoing: Natalie Jeremijenko’s
Tree Logic. Also, Joseph Beuys’ Lightning With Stag
in Its Glare. Also, Year’s Supply of Turtle Wax by
J. Otto. Also, Philip Guston’s Poor Richard.
Miss Mary’s Art Space
5 New Scotland Ave.,
Sept. 30: Stain and Scout. Oct. 2-31: Paintings by
Sara Averill. Nov. 2-31: Works by Chip Fasciana.
Dec. 2-31: Large photos by Pete Dazois.
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza,
Oct. 14: Magnum 9/11, photos of September 11 by Magnum
photographers. Through Jan. 5: The Great American Circus.
Oct. 5-Dec. 31: Eye of the Storm: The Civil War Drawing
of Robert Knox Sneden. Dec. 18-Mar 12: Burgess Shale:
Evolution’s Big Bang. Ongoing: The World Trade Center:
Rescue, Recovery, Response.
First Unitarian Society,
1221 Wendell Ave., Schenectady, 895-8909.
22-Oct. 29: Laurie Beitch and Helga Pritchard. Nov.
3-Dec. 17: Watercolors by I. Joseph.
Nott Terrace Heights,
Oct. 15: Bob Blood Retrospective Exhibition. Oct. 25-Jan.
15: GE Realty Plot: A Sense of Time a Sense of Place.
Nov. 15-Feb. 15: Vessels of the Human Spirit: Recent Works
by David MacDonald.
Schick Art Gallery,
Saratoga Springs, 584-5000.
26-Oct. 27: Annual Faculty Exhibit. Nov. 7-Dec. 15:
Per Kirkeby, Monumental Monotypes.
Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery
815 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-8080.
Sept.29: From Pop to Now: Selections From the Sonnabend
Collection. Oct. 12-Dec. 16: The Tumultuous Fifties:
A View From the New York Times Photo Archives. Oct. 26-Dec.
31: Fred Wilson, Objects and Installations, 1985-2000.
Nov. 2- Jan 5: Opener 2: Paul Henry Ramirez: Elevatious
Time & Space Limited
434 Columbia St.,
Oct. 13: Exbibition: The Draft 1940-1944. Through Oct.
18: Fall Supper Silent Art Auction.
Route 203, Spencertown,
Sept. 29: Between Lines: Art and Text. Also, Snippets:
Intricate Cuts of Cloth &Paper by Pamela Dalton
& Kate Adams.
University Art Museum
at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-4035.
Nov. 10: State Street Stories: 350 Years of Albany’s Heritage.
Also, Nat Friedman: Form, Space, and Light. Dec. 4-20:
MA/MFA Thesis Exhibition
Williams College Museum of Art
Sept. 22: But is it Real? Through Sept. 29: Linda
Schwalen: Nature Morte. Through Oct. 6: Tracey
Moffatt: Document. Through Oct. 27: Prelude to a Nightmare:
Art, Politics, and Hitler’s Early Years in Vienna 1906-1913.
Through Nov. 10: An American Portrait: Color Photography
from the Farm Security Administration, 1939-1942. Through
Apr. 16: From the Collection: New York, New York. Oct.
5-Dec. 29: From the Two Pens: Line and Color in Islamic
Art. Oct. 12-Jan. 26: Teaching with Art: Images of
Architecture. Nov. 9-Mar. 30: HA! Cartoons, Caricatures,
and Satire from the Williams College Museum of Art Collection.
Dec. 7-Apr. 27: Influences: New Architectural Work
by Ben Benedict.
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Arts Center of the Capital Region
265 River Street,
18-19; Oct. 25-26: Mirandolina.
Avery Arts Center,
8-12: The Seagull.
Barrington Stage Company
18 Elm Court, Sheffield,
Mass, (413) 528-8888.
9-20: Lady Day.
Capital Repertory Company
Market Theatre, 111
N. Pearl St., Albany, 462-4534.
6-Oct. 6: Proof . Sept. 23: All My Sons.
Oct. 11-Nov. 10: Two Pianos, Four Hands.
306 Hudson Ave, Albany,
24-26: Spic Chic.
Curtain Call Theatre
210 Old Loudon Rd.,
13-Oct. 6: K2.
Empire State Plaza,
15: Second City National Touring Company. Nov. 17-18:
Alice in Wonderland Follies. Nov. 21-22: From
the mind/of a single long vine/one hundred opening lives.
Hilton Center For the Performing Arts
40 Russell Rd., Albany,
19: Just Good Friends Improvisational Comedy.
Spa Little Theater,
Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, 587-4427.
11-27: The Nerd.
Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Ave.,
20-21: A Tribute to S.N.L. Oct. 3: A Woman,
1040 MASS MoCA way,
North Adams, Mass, (413)664-4481.
3: Two Viennese and Why They Hated Vienna: An Evening
with Bachmann and Wittgenstein.
Miss Mary’s Art Space
5 New Scotland Ave,
26: Just Good Friends Improvisational Comedy.
Campus, 135 Western Ave, Albany, 437-0196.
24; Oct. 26-27; Nov. 2-3: Master Class.
432 State St., Schenectady,
8: The Snow Queen. Nov. 18: Babes
in Toyland. Nov. 23: Swing.
Dec. 2: A Christmas Carol.
Sage Campus, James
L. Meader Little Theater, Troy. (518) 244-2248.
11-12; Oct. 18-19: Twelfth Night.
Schenectady Civic Players
12 S. Church St.,
18-27: Our Town.
Shakespeare and Company
70 Kemble St., Lenox,
7-Nov. 3: The Scarlet Letter.
515 Loudon Road,
4; Oct. 10-12: My Children! My Africa! Nov.
15-17; Nov. 21-23: Tartuffe.
Steamer No. 10 Theatre
500 Western, Albany,
4-6: Roses in December.
18-19: Spic Chic.
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Concerts take place
at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Second and State streets,
Troy, 273-0038; and the Canfield Casino, Congress Park, Saratoga
Springs, 584-6920, unless otherwise noted.
19 (The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Albany): Gala
concert; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Nov. 15: Tonight,
We Love; Debussy’s Afternoon of a Faun, Persichetti’s
Symphony No. 7 and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto
No. 1 with pianist Yefim Bronfman. Dec. 12-13:
Scottish Holiday; Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks Concerto,
Harbison’s Concerto for Oboe, Clarinet and Strings with
Karen Hosmer, oboe and Susan Martula, clarinet,
Dorothy Chang’s New Voices Commission world premiere and Mendelssohn’s
Symphony No. 3. Dec. 15 (The Egg, Empire State Plaza,
Albany): Sunday Symphonies for Families.
Capitol Chamber Artists
(8 PM) at the First Congregational Church, 405 Quail St.,
Albany. Sunday performances (3 PM) at Community Hall, Benson,
Vt. For information, call 458-9231.
21: Immortal Beloved, a celebration of the life and music
of Beethoven (8:30 PM); Beethoven’s Romance in F for
violin and fortepiano, Haydn’s Piano Trio in D, Beethoven’s
Symphony No. 8 transcribed for chamber ensemble by
Hummel and Esser and arias from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro,
performed by mezzo soprano Lucille Beer. Oct. 26: Beethoven’s
World—Past, Present and Future; Beethoven’s Septet,
Boccherini’s Terzetto and Schumann’s Three Romances.
Nov. 9: L’Amour Musicale, music inspired by love and opera;
Motifs de L’Elisire D’Amore de Donizetti transcribed
by Wagner, Massenet’s Meditation from Thais, Schuman’s
XXV Opera Snatches for flute and Beethoven’s
Kruetzer Sonata for violin and fortepiano, and arias
sung mezzo soprano Lucille Beer. Dec. 7: Beethoven
Birthday Bash; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 transcribed
for quintet by Ebers and Mendelssohn’s Concerto in D Minor.
Close Encounters With Music
noted all performances at St. James Church, Great Barrington,
Mass. Performances are at 6 PM, with the exception of Nov.
29, which also has a performance at 8:30 PM. (800) 843-0778.
26: A Night of Brahms, with pianist Michele Levin,
cellist Yehuda Hanani and Charles Neidich, clarinet.
Nov. 29 (Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge): Café Americana—Charles
Ives, Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin and other favorites, with
Brian Suits, piano; Kyung-Sun Lee,
violin; Ted Piltzecker, vibraphone and Yehuda
deBlasiis Chamber Music Series
8 PM performances
at the Hyde Collection, Helen Froehlich Auditorium, 161 Warren
St., Glens Falls, 798-4046.
30: The Amelia Piano Trio. Oct 21: The Contrasts
Piano Quartet. Nov. 4: Pianist Diane Walsh.
Quartet at DeBlassis Chamber Music Series.
of Chamber Music
8 PM performances
at Kiggins Hall, Emma Willard School, Troy, 273-8135 or 274-2098.
5: Amati Quartet with Willi Zimmerman and Anahit
Kurtikyan, violins; Nicolas Corti, viola and Claudius
Herrman, cello. Nov. 2: Vienna Piano Trio with
Wolfgang Redik, violin; Matthias Gredler, cello
and Stefan Menoll, piano.
Leaf Peeper Concerts in Columbia County
Performances are at
7:30 PM at St. James Church, Routes 66 and 203, Chatham, 325-3805.
28: Music from the Bach Family; sonatas, chaconne and Concerto
for Solo Harpsichord with music director Sanford Allen
and Dale Stuckenbruck, violins and Edward Brewer,
harpsichord. Oct. 12: Violin and Piano Sonatas from Middle
Europe; Hindemith’s Sonata No. 1 in E Flat, Beethoven’s
Sonata in G Major, Op. 30 No. 1, Mozart’s Sonata
in C Major K. 296 and Strauss’ Sonata in E Flat, Op.
18 with violinist Sanford Allen and pianist Heawon
Kim. Oct. 26: Suozzo’s Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello,
Martinu’s Madrigals for Violin and Viola and Brahms’
Quintet in G Major for two violins, two violas and
cello with Sanford Allen and Dale Stuckenbruck,
violins; Jesse Levine and Sally Shumway, violas
and Astrid Schween, cello.
432 State St., Schenectady,
30, 8 PM: The Stanislavsky Opera Company presents La
Bohéme. See additional listings under “Schenectady Symphony
Schenectady Museum-Union College Concert Series
8 PM at Union College Memorial Chapel, Union Street, Schenectady,
16: Pianist Ignat Solzhenitsyn. Oct. 26: Artemis
String Quartet with Natalia Prischepenko and Heime
Muller, violins; Volker Jacobsen, viola and Eckart
Runge, cello. Nov. 6: Musicians from Marlboro with
pianist Pei-Yao Wang; Joseph Genualdi and Colin
Jacobsen, violins; Jessica Thompson, viola; Raman
Ramakrishnan, cello and Kurt Muroki, double bass.
Nov. 13: Budapest Strings with pianist Frederic
Chiu. Nov. 24: Pacifica String Quartet with pianist
Ursula Oppens; Simin Ganatra and Sibbi Bernardsson,
violins; Masumi Per Rostad, viola and Brandon Vamos,
cello. Nov. 30: Pianist Yefim Bronfman. Dec. 17: Boston
Camerata directed by Joel Cohen.
Schenectady Symphony Orchestra
Concerts take place
at Proctor’s, 432 State St., Schenectady, unless otherwise
noted. Performances are at 7:30 PM, except the Nov. 10 show,
which is at 3 PM. 372-2500.
5: Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2, Haydn’s Surprise
Symphony No. 94, G Major and Kodaly’s Dances of Galanta
with pianist Juana Zayas. Nov. 2: Fall Festival Concert
with Jay Ungar and Molly Mason’s Harvest Home Suite
with orchestrations by Connie Ellisor, Lord of the Dance
selections, Backyard Symphony, Bonaparte’s Retreat/Hoedown
and Ashokan Farewell. Nov. 10: Rising Star program;
Dvorak’s Concerto for Cello with Clancy Newman,
Smetana’s The Bartered Bride and Mendelssohn’s
Symphony No. 5, Reformation.
Siena Music Series
noted performances take place at the St. Mary of the Angels
Chapel, Siena College, Albany at 8 PM, 783-2363, ext. 2.
22 (First Reformed Church, Pearl Street, Albany): Wie gaat
mee over Zee, music from the Netherlands in the 1600s by Sweelinck,
Van Eyck, Schenk and Rosier performed by Sympatica.
Oct. 9: American Roots, popular music from 18th century America
performed by Hesperus.
Troy Chromatic Concert Series
Troy Savings Bank
Music Hall, Second and State streets, Troy, 273-0038.
classical music series, now in its 106th season, is listed
under “Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.”
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Corner of Second
and State streets, Troy, 273-0038. Performances take place
at 8 PM.
27: From the Top, Christopher O’Riley presents
young classical musicians. Nov. 1: Troy Chromatic Concert
with L’Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse Rogé.
Nov. 9: Empire State Youth Orchestra. Nov. 15: Tonight,
We Love with the Albany Symphony Orchestra (for details,
see listing under Albany Symphony Orchestra). Dec. 15: Troy
Chromatic Concert with Anonymous 4: Wolcum Yule.
University at Albany
Unless otherwise noted, concerts take place
in the Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, 1400 Washington
Ave., Albany, 442-3997.
21-22: Beethoven piano sonatas with pianist Findlay Cockrell.
Sept. 27: Tangos and More with pianist Max Lifchitz.
Sept. 28: Percussion concert. Oct. 5: Cellist Andre O’Neill.
Oct. 8: Twice (Second) Tuesday Concerts with Findlay Cockrell
(and guests). Oct. 16: All Russian program with pianist
Meher Toorkey. Oct. 19 (PAC Courtyard): Songs of America
with the University Chamber Singers; (Recital Hall):
Pops for Parents with pianist Findlay Cockrell. Oct.
20 (Main Theatre): The University Symphony Orchestra.
Oct. 21 (Main Theatre): The University Concert Band
and the University Jazz Ensemble. Nov.10 (Main Theatre):
the University Chorale. Nov. 12: Twice (Second) Tuesday
Concerts with Findlay Cockrell (and guests); Musicians
of Ma’alwyck. Nov. 16-17: Music for One and Two Harpsichords
with Findlay Cockrell and William Carragan.
Dec. 4: Fall student recital. Dec. 8 (Main Theatre): Fourth
Annual Festive Holiday Concert with the University Symphony
Orchestra, the University Concert Band, the
University Chorale and the University Chamber Singers.
Dec. 9 (Main Theatre): University Percussion Ensemble.
Dec. 10: Twice (Second) Tuesday Concerts with Findlay Cockrell
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