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    Mount Ida Psychic Fair

      The celebration of Halloween comes from the ancient festival of Samhain, when it was believed that the veil between the living and the dead was at its thinnest. For those of you interested in this possibility and other paranormal phenomena, or if you’re just looking for a spooky—potentially even spectral—Halloween evening, than the Mount […]
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    Grace Potter

      Grace Potter, the Vermont soul-rock chanteuse, came up through the jam-band scene (with her ex-backing band, the Nocturnals) by way of constant, grass-roots touring, with Potter’s bluesy voice (sometimes compared to Melissa Etheredge’s) and earthy lyrics becoming the main attraction. But she’s always been versatile and adventurous, appearing with or collaborating with acts as […]
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      Just in time for Troy Night Out, the Arts Center of the Capital Region is opening Traces, an exhibit of works by Mary Pat Wager and Rachel Baxter, a collaborative exhibit in which the artists experimented with a variety of materials and chemical reactions. Baxter said (in the gallery notes), “We spent countless hours […]
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    Mt. Rush

      It was bad enough when the insanity of American political advertising just owned the airwaves. The advent of e-mail—and the constant selling and reselling of your e-mail address, thanks to those harmless little service agreements you blithely click—has meant that politicians and political groups will harass you with increasingly frantic warnings of apocalyptic doom. […]
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    Spuyten Duyvil

      Let’s get the name out of the way: It’s Dutch for “in spite of the Devil” and the name of a creek (and town) in the Bronx. It’s also the name of a Hudson Valley-based Americana band playing at Caffe Lena on Friday night. Led by the songwriting couple Mark Miller and Beth Kaufman, […]
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    The Screwtape Letters

      The acclaimed New York City-based Fellowship for the Performing Arts production of Catholic wit C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters comes to Proctors tonight for one show only. Max McLean is His Abysmal Sublimity Screwtape, aka’s Satan’s “top psychiatrist,” whose specialty is training demons to ruin human lives and collect their souls. It’s a comedy: […]
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    She Keeps Bees

      The Guardian has said that they’re “like the White Stripes in reverse,” and The New York Times compared lead singer Jessica Larrabee to a “loose, vehement and unchoreographed” PJ Harvey. The rock duo consists solely of Larrabee and Andy LaPlant, a fan she met while bartending in Brooklyn. He helped her record her music […]
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    Possessed by Paul James

      Konrad Wert came up with the Possessed by Paul James stage name as a way to channel the spirits of his late father and grandfather. Until recently, he worked as a full-time teacher and performed music on the side. Whether he’s stomping on a box, sawing on a fiddle or going to town on […]
  • No Place to Hide

      Did you ever have the felling that you’re being watched? Of course you have. And, of course, you know that you’re being captured by someone’s lens whenever you’re out in public. The new exhibit at the Tang, No Place to Hide, is the work of three contemporary artists “who all address the impact of […]
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    Portland Cello Project

      Believe it or not, the Portland Cello Project are a group of Portland, Ore.-based cellists who’ve been performing together for nine years. And they have goals. Namely, to “bring the cello to places you wouldn’t normally hear it” and “play music on the cello you wouldn’t normally heard played” on a cello. These sounds […]

Thursday, October 29, 2015