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    Move Music Festival

      Now in its third year, the Move Music Festival has started referring to itself as “the Northeast’s big music festival.” How big? Let’s do the numbers: This year, 10 local venues will feature more than 100 acts, spread over three days. The festival conducts its booking according to submissions entered through partnering website ReverbNation. [...]
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    Meet Solomon Northup

      Solomon Northup, the Saratoga Springs man whose harrowing life as a slave in the antebellum South was recently dramatized in the Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave, is coming to Coxsackie this weekend (Sunday). Well, clearly, he isn’t actually going to be at the Green County Historical Society’s Vedder Research Library; Northup will be portrayed [...]
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    Tech N9ne, Freddie Gibbs

      Every rapper will claim they go hard. But Tech N9ne’s Independent Grind Tour brings together some of the hardest. Since his debut in 1999, Tech N9ne has built his reputation on uncompromised flows and hardcore content, appealing to fans of NY boom-bap, dirty south rap and even the Juggalos. Meanwhile, Indiana’s Freddie Gibbs (left) [...]
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    Newsboys

      These Christian pop-rockers have been around since 1985; they have produced 16 studio albums and have survived multiple lineup changes. In the ’90s, Newsboys started getting noticed, and in the 2000s they started making radio hits and getting recognition in the Christian music scene. With 25 No. 1 pop hits and 6 million records [...]
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    Peter Bradley Adams

      Alabama native Peter Bradley Adams launched his solo career in 2005, but he was first known as a founding member of the folk-pop group Eastmountainsouth. While the group reached success with tracks featured on hit TV shows like One Tree Hill and Dawson’s Creek, they broke up in 2004. It wasn’t long before Adams [...]
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    ALSO NOTED

    Now this is big: Providence 19-piece brass band What Cheer? Brigade (left) will return to Troy after a guerrilla show in 2012 to play CAC Woodside tonight (Thursday, 8 PM, $5, cactroy.org). . . . Dopapod will join forces with Aqueous tonight at Putnam Den (9:30 PM, $15, 584-8066). . . . Lincoln Mayorga and [...]
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London, UK, June 2007
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    Rodrigo y Gabriela

      This couple—in music and in life—have come a long way since their street-musician days in Dublin, Ireland. Rodrigo Sánchez and Gabriela Quintero are an internationally acclaimed duo now, but got their start as teenagers in local bands in Mexico City. (They bonded over their interest in thrash metal.) As young adults they moved to [...]
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    Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company

        Choreographer Ellen Sinopoli has teamed up with University at Albany professor Keith Earle to “explore the interplay of dance and physics.” The result of this semester-long collaboration is ChoreoPhysics: Seeing the Science, Envisioning the Invisible, which will be performed tomorrow (Friday) at UAlbany’s Performing Arts Center by the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company. The [...]
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    Broadway’s Next Hit Musical

      It’s a night of musical comedy improv tomorrow (Friday) at the Troy Music Hall as the talented cast of Broadway’s Next Hit Musical takes over the stage. The promise: “Every song is fresh. Every night is different” It’s an unscripted show, with hit song suggestions solicited from the audience; the audience then votes for [...]
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    Scoody-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries

      “Scooby Dooby Doo, where are you?” Tonight (Thursday), the answer to that is Albany, at the Palace Theatre to present Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries. The gang’s all here: Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Fred and Daphne. Those meddlin’ kids will be singing, and, of course, solving mysteries in their vintage Mystery Machine van. And, by all [...]

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Classical

August 14

Brooklyn Art Song Society

by The Staff August 14, 2013

Music of Wagner, Wolf, Chausson and Duparc

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Classical

August 14

Cooperstown Summer Music Festival

by The Staff August 14, 2013

Walden Chamber Players, with flautist Linda Chesis, will perform music of Bach/Mozart, Schedl, Mozart, David, Beethoven

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Family

August 14

Dinosaur Party

by The Staff August 14, 2013

Crafts, games, prizes, snacks and drinks will be provided. We'll even be watching a dinosaur movie!

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Classical

August 14

Emerson String Quartet

by The Staff August 14, 2013

Music of Haydn, Britten, Beethoven

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Concerts

August 14

Hope Road

by Josh Potter August 14, 2013

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Family

August 14

Let’s Write a Story Together

by The Staff August 14, 2013

Our friend Dan Mahoney, children's book author-illustrator, will return for another great kids' program. Children brainstorm while Dan writes and illustrates their ideas into a book

0 comments Albany Public Library Bach Branch

Family

August 14

Mosaic Clay Craft

by The Staff August 14, 2013

Create a beautiful hand-made clay bowl, then decorate it with an array of dazzling mosaic pieces. Ages 9 and up. Registration required

0 comments Albany Public Library Delaware Branch

Fairs & Festivals

August 14

New York State Food Festival

by The Staff August 14, 2013

Foods of almost every description, plus vendors and live music. Blues Traveler will headline

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Family

August 14

Pirates of Book Island

by The Staff August 14, 2013

This is a wonderful show about pirates put on by the talented performance troupe The Puppet People. All ages

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Clubs

August 14

Robin Ellis

by Josh Potter August 14, 2013

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Family

August 14

Teen Chill Zone

by The Staff August 14, 2013

Just for Teens! Drop by and chill out with friends. Laptops, snacks and movies will be available. Movies will not be appropriate for small children

0 comments Albany Public Library Pine Hills Branch

Workshops

August 14

The Affordable Care Act and My Small Business

by The Staff August 14, 2013

Learn how the ACA will impact your business and how to keep your business growing and profitable. Registration required

0 comments William K. Sanford Town Library

Literary Events

August 14

When a Woman Fed Up

by The Staff August 14, 2013

An open mic spoken word/poetry event presented by Nickey Black. Light buffet included

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Concerts

August 14

Woody Sez

by Josh Potter August 14, 2013

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