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    Hilary Hahn

      Widely acclaimed as one of the greatest living violinists, Hilary Hahn begins an eight-city tour Wednesday night in Troy with a recital that’s the last of this season’s Troy Chromatic Concerts. For this recital she will be accompanied by pianist Cory Smythe. They will perform two parts of the recently commissioned In 27 Pieces: [...]
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    Hitchcock Week at the Madison

      The Master of Suspense holds court at Albany’s Madison Theater this week with four terrific films: Dial “M” for Murder, Rear Window, North by Northwest and The Birds. To sum up, respectively: a murderous husband plots the killing of his faithless wife; a voyeur in a leg cast thinks his neighbor across a New [...]
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    New Madrid

      Indie rock quartet New Madrid hail from Athens, Ga., which should give you a sense of the tradition they’re tasked with upholding. Somewhere from within the constellation of R.E.M., Drive-By Truckers and Neutral Milk Hotel you’ll find the band’s psych-tinged guitar escapades. It was alongside Futurebirds and Dead Confederate that they first made their [...]
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    Huey Mack

      As a teenager, Huey Mack started his writing and rapping hobby as a joke. Funny how just two years ago his free mixtape, A Boy Named Hue, charted at number three on iTunes. The 22-year-old rapper is an independent hip-hop artist from West Virginia. Mack has gained a devoted following in the college demographic [...]
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    April Vacation Daze

      Spring break is here, and kids are rejoicing all across the Capital Region. At the same time, parents are looking at each other, saying, “What the heck do we do with the kids?” Steamer No. 10 has an answer: April Vacation Daze, a week of kid-friendly performances in a variety of genres. Monday (April [...]
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    America’s Test Kitchen Live

      If you’re a regular PBS viewer—especially of the cooking-and-fix-it “Create” channel—then you’ve seen America’s Test Kitchen and the show’s host, Christopher Kimball (pictured). The show is presented by Cook’s Illustrated magazine, of which Kimball is also the editor. If you haven’t, the guiding purpose of jovial but serious Kimball and his crack team of [...]
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    Albany Symphony Orchestra

      The Albany Symphony and maestro David Alan Miller want to transport you to exotic lands this Saturday at the Palace with Rimsky-Korsakov’s sweeping, romantic Scheherazade, an Arabian tale with a decidedly Russian flavor. Before that, however, they’ll premiere Caramore’s Summer, a new work by composer Chen Yi. And they’ll also perform one of the [...]
  • The Artist Theater Program

      This multi-artist, multi-form evening of art and performance at EMPAC on Friday is “a choreographed chorus of individual woks that move, collide and overlap in time, responding to the space and mechanics of the theater’s architectural infrastructure by combining performers, artworks, sets, props and lighting effects that echo the corporeal, erotic, sensual, expressive, and [...]
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    The Hold Steady

      It’s been a sweaty decade for the Hold Steady. Last week the band released their sixth album in 10 years, which is a whole lot of studio time to work into their already-hyperactive touring schedule. But if ever there was a caffeine-addled rock band, it’s the Hold Steady, who have consistently mixed working-class ethos [...]
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    Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line

      “Winsome and wise, knowing and innocent.” That’s one way singer-songwriter Nora Jane Struthers has been described. One-half of a father-daughter duo, Struthers got her start playing folk clubs in her native New York before striking out solo to Nashville. There, she scored a record deal and hit CMT video in due time. With her [...]

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


August 6

Dr. Pam Halton

by The Staff August 6, 2013

Women's Health with Essential Oils. Registration required, call the information desk

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August 6

Insects and Water Quality

by The Staff August 6, 2013

Chelsea Benson, Mud Creek educator, take sus to the crick searching for aquatic insects

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August 6

Paint a Flowerpot

by The Staff August 6, 2013

Wear painting clothes and decorate a flowerpot with colorful acrylics. Call 439-9314 to sign up. Grades 1 and up

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August 6

Pine Bush Pups: Magic of Mammals

by The Staff August 6, 2013

We will learn how to tell mammals apart from other animals and experience how it feels to be a unique mammal through a craft. Level pre-k; registration required

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Literary Events

August 6

Reading of John Hersey’s Hiroshima

by The Staff August 6, 2013

To mark the anniversary of the A-bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Rain site: Social Justice Center

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August 6

Shrek the Musical

by The Staff August 6, 2013

Park Playhouse presents the Broadway hit musical

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August 6

Steve Candlen

by Josh Potter August 6, 2013

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August 6

Tanglewood on Parade

by The Staff August 6, 2013

BSO, Boston Pops, TMC Orchestra, fireworks, special guests

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