Curated by executive director Tony Iadicicco and board member David Brickman, Albany Center Gallery’s The Black and White Show will showcase “eight regional artists who explore form and content using a neutral palette.” According to the gallery notes, the exhibit “will immerse the audience in the multifaceted potential of art in monochrome. Media will [...]
First, the good news: The New York City Ballet have arrived for their weekong series of performances at SPAC. Now, the even-better news: They’re returning next year for a two-week stay. Don’t miss them now, however. Opening night is Tuesday (July 8) at 8 PM, when the theme is Balanchine’s Journey and the NYCB [...]
42nd Street may not have been the first backstage musical, but it’s now the touchstone for the entire genre. Why? It has the ultimate showgirl-to-star plot, and it has a collection of amazing songs by Harry Warren and lyricist Al Dubin that open up great opportunities for dance numbers. And beginning today, you can [...]
The ambassador of soul will be stopping in Albany as part of his Summer Soulstice Tour. Obviously we’re talking about Grammy-winning, multi-platinum artist Maxwell. The neo-soul performer, famous for fusing the smoothness of R&B, the attitude of funk and the deep intent of soul, burst onto the scene in the late ’90s with the [...]
The company opened the 2013 season at Jacob’s Pillow; now, Dance Theatre of Harlem return for another week in the Ted Shawn Theatre with an all-new program. Donald Byrd’s contemporary ballet Contested Space “features a plethora of solos and duets.” Tanya Wideman-Davis and Thaddeus Davis contribute past-carry-forward, a celebration of the Harlem Renaissance; [...]
No Alive at Five this week in advance of the holiday, so head to the clubs. The Firs will play with Hand Habits and Attic Abasement at the Low Beat tonight (Thursday, 8 PM, 432-6572). . . . World-music influenced troubadour Paul Cebar will play solo acoustic at Club Helsinki on Thursday (8 PM, [...]
Dweezil Zappa is a one-man repertory company of his father Frank’s work. Since 2006, when he started Zappa Plays Zappa, the Grammy-winning tribute act, he’s worked up 275 compositions from the rock legend’s prolific catalog. As a result, Dweezil’s band is the closest thing to the original you’ll get, musically and genetically speaking. And [...]
Skidmore’s Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery is opening six exhibits on July 5. Six. One of them is I was a double. According to the exhibit notes, this show brings together visual artists “who are rule makers, across a wide variety of styles and disciplines. All of the artists in this show invent rules [...]
Concerns about the Bakken crude oil being shipped by rail through the North Country and Capital Region, and on the Hudson River by barge, are growing. On Wednesday (July 9), Basilica Hudson will join with two longstanding environmental organizations, Riverkeeper and Scenic Hudson, to host Crude Oil on the Hudson: Virtual Pipeline, Real Risks, [...]
Paul McCartney doesn’t have to write another song. The 72-year-old doesn’t need the money, fame or hassel of going back out on tour. So the fact that he’s continuing to do all that is a pretty amazing feat—set within a career full of such feats. The Beatle is a top contender for the title [...]
Learn about the history of soul food and how African Americans blend foods from Africa with foods from the American South and Native Americans to develop a creative cuisine. Make a couple of the recipes ...
Interested in robots? Learn about the robotic rover Curiosity that’s currently exploring Mars. How does it see? How does it move? What tools and attachments does it have? We’ll talk about why Curiosity is built ...