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    From Concept to Console

      The Opalka Gallery emerges from their summer hiatus with a new show opening tomorrow (Friday). The ever-expanding, technologically cutting edge and immensely influential world of gamers and game designers is the focus of From Concept to Console: Art and Aesthetics in Video Game Design, which according to the gallery notes will showcase “outstanding modern […]
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    The Commons of Pensacola

      Actress Amanda Peet turned playwright in 2013 with this drama loosely based on the fallout from the Bernie Madoff scandal. The Commons of Pensacola, which is getting its regional premiere beginning this weekend at Curtain Call Theatre, follows the post-scandal travails of the family of a scam artist. Their riches gone, the clan finds […]
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    On Screen/Sound No. 2

      This fall’s Onscreen/Sound series at EMPAC are a series of programs showcasing films “from the past five decades that use human movement to embody the connection between image and sound.” Upcoming evenings will feature work by the likes of Cory Arcangek, Brooklyn’s Andrew Lampert (who will appear in person), Marcel L’Herbier, Busby Berkeley and […]
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    MaryLeigh Roohan

      Saturday night’s show at Caffe Lena is a CD release party for singer-songwriter, Saratoga Springs native and Metroland Best Of winner MaryLeigh Roohan. The new album is called Living Alone, and you’ll get a CD copy as part of your ticket price. It’s also a homecoming, as Roohan credits Caffe Lena as the place […]
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    Negura Bunget

      The most compelling black metal comes from Scandinavia, where it erupted in the early ’90s from the lands of ice and snow that inspired it. Yet there are exceptions, and Negura Bunget (“Black Fog”), from Romania—where they know from darkness and mist-shrouded mountains—are one of them. Forming in 1995, Negura hit their stride in […]
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    Dirty Paki Lingerie

      Manhattan, Pakistan, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Toronto, London, Turkmenistan, and now Catskill: Aizzah Fatima brings Dirty Paki Lingerie, her globe-hopping one-woman exploration of what is like to be a Muslim, a woman, and an American in today’s culture, to the innovative Bridge Street Theatre this Labor Day weekend for three performances. The 2011 play […]
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    Godspeed You! Black Emperor

      Pioneers in orchestral rock composition, Montreal’s Godspeed You! Black Emperor (named after a Japanese biker gang) are a challengingly original ensemble—usually at least nine members—trafficking in experimental, chamber-rock, hard ambient, and post-industrial to create immersive soundscapes that will take you where no other bands have gone before. Instruments include three guitars, French horn, cello, […]
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    Zac Brown Band

      The Grammy Award-winning band out of Atlanta have had 10 No. 1 country singles, two platinum albums and one that went triple-platinum. Last month, they sold out three back-to-back shows at Fenway Park and were called “superstars” by Rolling Stone, who attributed much of their success to social media. They are promoting their new […]
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    Kristin Chenoweth with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra

      Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth can sing just about anything. In concert on Saturday with the Boston Pops, the 4-foot-11 star with the giant voice will perform some of her favorite film songs, country-pop tunes, operetta selections and, of course, Broadway show tunes. She was the original Glinda in Wicked, and you can’t help but […]
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    From Good Homes

      This “hick-pop” quintet from northwestern New Jersey settled on their name after being arrested for breaking into a hometown venue to play a Replacements cover after being bumped from the lineup earlier in the evening. A judge sentenced them to community service on the grounds that they “seemed to be from good homes.” Their […]

Thursday, September 3, 2015