your chance to see a great show and help less-fortunate
Capital Region residents have a happy holiday season. Feedback
is an annual benefit for the Food Pantries for the Capital
District brought to you by Valentine’s and Metroland,
who have once again banded together to bring you a night
of music by our talented local musicians who very generously
donated their time to this cause.
The downstairs lineup will feature the legendary Mike Hotter
of knotworking; indie-esque rockers Complicated Shirt; and
hiphop artist Sev Statik.On the upstairs stage, the performers
will be hardcore honeys End of a Year; socially conscious
rockers Parwana; Metroland’s 2004 Best Band pick
the Sixfifteens; and groovy nerds the Mathematicians.
Stick around once the bands are done—the night will end
with a dance party, and providing the beats will be DJ Michael
Campion and DJ Ryan Kick.
Feedback 2004 will take place at Valentine’s (17 New Scotland
Ave., Albany) tomorrow night (Friday, Nov. 5). Doors are
at 7 PM; the show starts at 8 PM. Admission is $6, $4 if
you donate a nonperishable food item. All food items and
proceeds will benefit the Food Pantries for the Capital
District. For more information, call the club at 432-6572.
the layperson, the very word “choreography” has implications
of precision, of a well-defined and well-executed—not to
say overdetermined—plan. Of course, as a public art, choreography
is usually just the end result of a long creative process
conducted out of the audience’s sight. But each year, the
Maude Baum and Company Dance Theatre gives audiences a privileged
glimpse at the process at midpoint.
Beginning on Saturday, Baum and company will present this
year’s version of Brave New Dances, a showcase of
“first drafts” of dances choreographed by Baum, Lynda Capocefalo,
Carla Domenico, Deb Rutledge and Sarah Schmidt. According
to the company, this is an opportunity to “take creative
chances, stretch the boundaries of their craft and to push
the limits of dance theater”—and for the audience to get
a look at the nuts and bolts of the creation of a dance.
New Dances will be presented at the eba Theater (corner
of Lark and Hudson streets, Albany) over two weekends, beginning
Saturday (Nov. 6) and running through Nov. 13. Shows are
Saturday and Sunday at 8 PM. Tickets are $8-$6. For more
information, call 465-9916.
a pump of the fist and an emphatic “Yeeeee-haaaaa!,” former
Vermont Gov. Howard Dean saw his hopes of being the Democratic
presidential nominee dashed. But now that we’re all but
sentenced to another four years of a guy who still can’t
get his brain around the word “nu-kew-lur” (we’re just sayin’,
that’s all), we’ve begun to wonder, “What if Howard Dean
had actually won that first primary? What if he went
on to actually be the president?” Ah, to dream . . .
The good doctor will present a talk called “The Long Term
Implications of Presidential Election 2004” at the Egg this
Monday (Nov. 8). He’ll presumably try to assess what went
wrong, and maybe even why he would have been a better candidate.
We were hoping he’d be talking cabinet right now (Secretary
of Health and Human Services, perhaps?), but we’ll take
what we can get. The 7 PM event is free and open to the
public. For more information, call 783-6203, or visit www.esc.edu.