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    Shania Twain

      When Shania Twain returns to the Times Union Center on Wednesday, it will be as part of her first tour in 11 years. But no worries that the country-music sex symbol and five-time Grammy winner will be rusty: She recently finished a smash headlining run at Caesar’s Palace. Though it may be true that […]
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    Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company

      Ellen Sinopoli and her company established their high reputation with performing and choreographic excellence, inspired collaborations with artists across media, and with imaginative community outreach. They’re celebrating their 25th anniversary this weekend with a special performance at their home base, the Egg. The retrospective program will include Pierre’s Words (1997, with music by Joel […]
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    Nightmare Code

      Delmar native Mark Netter is bringing his technological horror thriller Nightmare Code home to the Capital Region tonight (Oct. 1) at the Spectrum 8 Theatres. In a recent e-mail, Netter said that “I’m a guy from Delmar [who] used to go to movies at the Palace and Madison and then the Cine 7, went […]
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    Anonymous 4 with Bruce Molsky

      Fiddler Bruce Molsky and Anonymous 4 received raves for their latest album, a collection of Civil War-era songs that married the quartet’s glorious harmonies with Molsky’s inspired violin work. On Friday, their farewell tour will bring them to the stage of the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. When B.A. Nilsson reviewed 1965 last February, […]
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    Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story of Cannon Films

      This rollicking documentary about notorious, infamous—legendary?—Cannon Films takes its title from one of the company’s more notorious mainstream efforts, Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo. Most of the output of this crashed-and-burned indie cinema juggernaut, however, consisted of quickly made and wholly exploitative actioners. If it was the 1980s and the picture starred Chuck Norris or […]
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    Loudon Wainwright III

      “The strangest story ever told/Was how I got to be this old.” That’s the opening couplet from the opening song on Loudon Wainwright III’s 2012 CD release Older Than My Old Man Now. The 69-year-old singer-songwriter-actor began his musical career at the beginning of the 1970s with a pair of acoustic albums on the […]
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    Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt

      These two quintessential American singer-songwriters have been performing together on and off for years, so Tuesday’s acoustic show in Troy isn’t going to be exactly surprise-filled. And that’s all right. Lovett and Hiatt will alternate solo performances with duets, banter with the aplomb of two old pros and thoroughly delight the audience with one […]
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    Kris Delmhorst

      For Strange Conversation, Boston (via Brooklyn) folk luminary Kris Delmhorst set the words of 19th-century poets to music; she’s also recorded an album of Cars covers with the band’s keyboardist, Greg Hawkes, and contributed vocals, fiddle, and cello for artists ranging from Chris Smither to Loreena McKennitt. But mostly the singer-songwriter (who also plays […]
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    Josh Groban

      A lyric baritone “with a few high notes up his sleeve,” Josh Groban began his luminous career at an early age—and originally intended to focus more on acting than on music. A theater graduate of L.A. County High School for the Arts, he was four months into a dramatic education at Carnegie Mellon when […]
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    Henry Butler

      Blinded by glaucoma at birth, this acclaimed keyboard “magician” has been playing the piano since he was six years old; he was arranging, composing, and performing professionally as early as 12. Heavily influenced by his New Orleans heritage (his home in the diverse Gentilly neighborhood was devastated during Hurricane Katrina), the classically-trained virtuoso plays […]

Thursday, October 1, 2015