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    Boz Scaggs

        Summer is the time of year when classic-rock dinosaurs trot out their nostalgia acts. Don’t file this show in that category, however. Boz Scaggs has been making music since 1965, on his own and with legends like Steve Miller. And the 70-year-old is still on a creative streak. Memphis, his most recent record, [...]
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    The Philadelphia Orchestra

      August in Saratoga means thoroughbred racing, of course, but it also spells the return of the Philadelphia Orchestra to SPAC. The 2014 season begins Wednesday with an all-American program of orchestral works and songs by George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland and is titled, of course, The American Songbook. The “Fabulous Philadelphians” will [...]
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    Make It New

      Now that the Clark Art Institute has reopened, the museum is ready to debut a major “modern” exhibition in Tadao Ando’s new Clark Center. Make it New: Abstract Painting from the National Gallery of Art, 1950-1975 is a generous survey of mid-20th-century art from the New York School. Artists represented include Jackson Pollock, Mark [...]
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    Music From Salem

      The long-running, Cambridge-based chamber music series Music From Salem continues this weekend with a concert centered on Johannes Brahms’ musical journey. Brahms started out as Robert Schumann’s protégé, so Schumann is represented by his Scenes From Fairytales. (Their relationship was more complicated than that: Brahms nursed a lifelong, chaste passion for Schumann’s wife Clara, [...]
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    Conor Oberst

      Conor Oberst is likely in a very good mood this week, in advance of his show at Brewery Ommegang. Rape charges levied against him via the comments thread of website XoJane were dropped by the accuser last week after Oberst filed suit for libel. The case brought the Bright Eyes singer a different kind [...]
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    Cirque Éloize

      Cirque Éloize has been stunning audiences since its formation in 1993. Now, 21 years later, the company, under the direction of Jeannot Painchaud, presents its most astonishing production yet: iD. Praised by the likes of the Boston Globe and the Toronto Star, iD combines the technical skill we’ve come to expect from Cirque Eloize [...]
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    Modigliani Quartet of Paris

      The Paris-based Modigliani Quartet, founded in 2003, will be making their Maverick Concert Series debut this Sunday in Woodstock. The Washington Post has praised their “immense musical gifts, and, in 2013, the Seattle Times dubbed them a “fab foursome.” Sunday’s program will feature Saint-Saens’ String Quartet No. 1, Schumann’s String Quartet in A Major, [...]
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    Also Noted . . . . . .

      It wouldn’t be a season of Alive at Five without some classic rock, which none other than Grand Funk Railroad will deliver tonight (Thursday) along with Wild Adriatic (5 PM, free). . . . Tonight at the Low Beat it’s a stacked bill of Slowshine, Beaked Whale, And the Kids and Careers (9 PM, [...]
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    African American Family Day

      The Saturday marks the city’s largest celebration of African-American heritage with a day full of performances and events in the Empire State Plaza. R&B singer Jeffrey Osborne (left) will headline the mainstage at 6 PM, but things get started at noon with a Traditional Call to Elders and the singing of the Negro National [...]
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    Manchester Orchestra

      Naming his band after the city that bore the Smiths, Joy Division and Oasis (just to name a few) has left Andy Hull with a sound comprising all their legacies. Atlanta-born Manchester Orchestra celebrated their first decade this year with the release of their new album Cope. Ancestral gifts from their nameplace has managed [...]

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Literary

February 11

Afterdinner Too

by Josh Potter February 11, 2014

How It All Began by Penelope Lively

0 comments Bethlehem Public Library

Theater

February 11

Arguendo

by The Staff February 11, 2014

Elevator Repair Service's staging of the actual Supreme Court oral arguments in a case about the legality of nude erotic dancing. Nudity

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Family

February 11

Family Craft

by The Staff February 11, 2014

Create a take home craft. For children under five years old and caregiver

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Discussions/Speakers

February 11

Friends of APL Panel Discussion

by The Staff February 11, 2014

Environmental Issues Facing NYS Communities: Susan Lawrence, the conservation chair of the Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club, leads a panel discussion that focuses on renewable resources and global climate change

0 comments Albany Public Library Main Branch

Classical

February 11

Harry George Pellegrin, classical guitar

by The Staff February 11, 2014

Music at Noon series concert. Doors open at 11 AM, bring a lunch

0 comments Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Classical

February 11

Helen Maksymicz & Charlotte Palmeri

by The Staff February 11, 2014

MVP Organ Concert Series featuring Goldie, the Mighty Mighty Wurlitzer

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Clubs

February 11

Matt Girtler

by Josh Potter February 11, 2014

0 comments Moon & River Cafe

Classical

February 11

Max Lifchitz, piano

by The Staff February 11, 2014

Carnival/Carnaval-themed piano recital

0 comments University at Albany PAC Recital Hall