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    Wham City Comedy Tour

      “Wham City brings batshit comedy back to the East Coast.” That’s a bold statement, and the comic brain trust behind the 2014 Wham City Comedy Tour—fresh off their Adult Swim debut—promise to back it up. This Wednesday, the Baltimore-based group will bring a 75-minute show featuring four comedians (Alan Resnick, Ben O’Brien, Robby Rackleff [...]
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    Under the Influence (of the New York School)

      The new exhibit at the Carrie Haddad Gallery features three artists influenced by the New York school of abstract impressionism—including one artist, Judith Lindbloom, who was briefly a part of that 1950s scene. The other artists in the show are William Bond Walker and Lionel Gilbert. Pictured is Lindbloom’s Archaeology of Flying Bison (1986). [...]
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    Boeing Boeing

      In this classic farce, a Don Juan in 1960s Paris has three flight-attendant—OK, stewardess—girlfriends. Each stewardess is a different nationality and flies for a different airline; their schedules ensure that the three never meet. That is, until the introduction of faster Boeing-made jets wrecks the lothario’s love timetable. Home Made Theater’s production of Boeing [...]
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    Zucchero

      Adelmo Fornaciari (aka Zucchero, Italian for sugar) is an internationally renowned Italian pop-rock and blues songwriter and performer. While he achieved moderate success in his early days, it was after meeting a then-unknown Randy Jackson in San Francisco that his career took a turning point. The duo teamed up to create the 1985 album [...]
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    Bring It On: The Musical

      The Tony Award-nominated Broadway hit about a high-stakes cheerleading competition comes to Proctors for a two-day stand beginning Friday. Based on the hit movie Bring It On (which has also inspired an entire series of direct-to-video sequels), this production sports an all-star creative team behind the scenes, and scene-stealing acrobatics, aerial stunts and “sass” [...]
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    Knickerbocker Film Festival

      The fifth annual Knickerbocker Film Festival is opening wide this year: A record 12 short films, from local to international, are on the slate, and the festival will present its first-ever screening outside of Albany with a Troy Film Night and sneak preview at the Arts Center on River Street, on April 18 (Friday) [...]
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    B.B. King

      The man is 88 years old. Just go on and marinate on that for a minute. The man has been playing the blues since the ’40s. Let that sink in for a second. Everything else we could tell you in this space is superfluous. King’s current American tour has been a little rocky, with [...]
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    Ben Taylor

      The son of a musical power couple, Ben Taylor grew up living in the midst of five-time Grammy-award-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor and his mother Carly Simon, best known for her classic hit “You’re So Vain.” While music was in his blood, it wasn’t until 2003 that Taylor released his first official album, Famous Among [...]
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    The Mountain Goats

      The Mountain Goats are mainly John Darnielle. And his guitar. And his songs. It was that way for a very long time. Darnielle started recording under the name in the early ’90s before getting picked up by 4AD in the early aughts. Now the band are a proper (power?) trio featuring longtime bassist Peter [...]
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    ALSO NOTED

      Upstate jam-rockers Formula 5 have a record fresh off the press they’ll be celebrating tomorrow (Friday) at Red Square (8 PM, 465-0444). . . . The Ed Palermo Big Band will perform 17-piece renditions of Frank Zappa tunes at Proctors on Friday (7:30 PM, $15, 346-6204). . . . “Anglicana” band Spottiswoode and His [...]

Friday, July 26, 2013

Classical

July 26

Boston Symphony Orchestra

by The Staff July 26, 2013

With soprano Christine Schafer. All-Mozart program

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Concerts

July 26

Caravan for Peace

by Josh Potter July 26, 2013

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Clubs

July 26

Dave Fisk

by Josh Potter July 26, 2013

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Workshops

July 26

Garden of Grace Yoga Retreat

by The Staff July 26, 2013

A Blend of yoga classes, live music, breathing techniques, and meditation all in picturesque Washington County. Registration required

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Concerts

July 26

Iris Dement

by Josh Potter July 26, 2013

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Participatory

July 26

Jamal Jackson Dance Company

by Josh Potter July 26, 2013

African-inspired movement and storytelling

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Clubs

July 26

Mike Purcell

by Josh Potter July 26, 2013

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Theater

July 26

Mother Courage and Her Children

by The Staff July 26, 2013

Olympia Dukakis stars in Brecht's war drama

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Clubs

July 26

Paranoid Social Club, Wild Adriatic

by Josh Potter July 26, 2013

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Family

July 26

Quilt Mania

by The Staff July 26, 2013

Explore the fabulous world of quilts and how they tell stories of the past. One activity will be to create paper quilt blocks, then combine them to make one quilt that will be on display ...

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Comedy

July 26

Rich Vos

by The Staff July 26, 2013

Host TBA

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Readings/Signings

July 26

Richard Howard, Jim Miller

by The Staff July 26, 2013

Poetry and Non-fiction reading presented by the New York State Writers Institute

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Clubs

July 26

weyou

by Josh Potter July 26, 2013

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