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    Restoration Festival

      In keeping with the robust tradition of daily newspapers arriving to a cultural trend story in time to break the news to everyone’s grandparents, the TU recently declared Troy the new Brooklyn. Which is to say, it’s a place where young people are doing stuff, and probably drinking kombucha. Your grandpa might not understand [...]
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    Friend of a Friend

      The new group exhibit at Chatham’s Thompson Giroux Gallery, Friend of a Friend, works from the premise that the word “friend” has been “stretched almost to the breaking point over the past 10 years—coveted currency in a public popularity contest that never ends.” (Sounds like someone else is unthrilled with Facebook, too.) So, the [...]
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    AnimationFest 2014

      There’s something for everyone at this year’s AnimationFest, presented by Proctors in the GE Theatre. From family-friendly favorites to R-rated Japanese anime classics, the selection is diverse and appealing. The fun begins Tuesday (Aug. 19) with Disney’s Planes at 10 AM, followed by Finding Nemo at noon; The LEGO Movie at 2 PM; Planes [...]
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    Super Soul Fest featuring Kurtis Blow

      While classic-rock radio continues to cycle the same 40 songs through our cultural consciousness, hip-hop has never really established a mainstream channel to preserve the genre’s legacy. That’s why shows like this are so important. In 1980, Kurtis Blow released “The Breaks” on his self-titled debut. On the heels of Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rapper’s [...]
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    Simone Dinnerstein

      Celebrated pianist Simone Dinnerstein will present a solo recital this Saturday night as part of the Windham Chamber Music Festival. The program will feature Robert Schumann’s Kinderszenen, Nico Muhly’s 2012 You Can’t Get There From Here, and two works by J.S. Bach (French Suite No. 5 and the Two-Part Inventions). When Dinnerstein performed the [...]
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    Little Shop of Horrors

      “Feed me, Seymour.” You know things have taken a seriously demented turn when your prized plant calls you by name. That’s what happens in the Alan Menken-Howard Ashman musical favorite, however: The romance between schlubby Seymour (Jerred Hickey, right) and his sweetheart Audrey (Michelle Kittel, left) is threatened by a man-eating plant-thing (center). Hilarity—and [...]
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    Miró Quartet

      The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center continues its debut season at the Spa Little Theater this week with a pair of concerts featuring the Miró Quartet. On Sunday at 3 PM, they will present the program Monumental Beethoven. While the beloved German composer tends toward the monumental, this program is special in the [...]
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    Jackson Browne

      If we’ve been ambivalent about “solo acoustic tours” in other cases, it’s because, frankly, some artists can’t pull it off. They need a band, period. We have no such reservations about Jackson Browne, who’ll be doing the solo acoustic thing tonight at the Palace, alternating between guitar and piano. Browne was one of the [...]
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    Zex

      Seeing and hearing Zex is like riding in a station wagon: nostalgic, loud and jolting. These Ottawa-bred rockers have stayed true to the roots of punk; from the spiked leather jackets and fishnets to the warrior-cry chorus lines, not much is diluted. The band recently released two separate 7-inches, “Wanderlust” and “Savage City,” each [...]
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    Blackberry Smoke

      Don’t worry everyone, that’s not the cast of Duck Dynasty rolling into Clifton Park this week. It’s Blackberry Smoke. The Southern-rock group hailing from Atlanta are praised for bringing soul back into country, earning them opening gigs for the likes of Zac Brown Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Speaking of Lynyrd Skynyrd, gods of Southern [...]

Friday, March 28, 2014

Theater

March 28

A Piece of My Heart

by The Staff March 28, 2014

Confetti Stage production of Shirley Lauro's adaptation of Keith Walker's book

0 comments Albany Masonic Hall

Clubs

March 28

Anvil

by Josh Potter March 28, 2014

0 comments Bogies

Clubs

March 28

Bad Rabbits

by Josh Potter March 28, 2014

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Classical

March 28

Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred

by The Staff March 28, 2014

The Norwegian composer will attend the premiere of his work, ConVergEnce. Also, music of Am and Plagge. Featuring Eric Despard and Rocco Anthony Jerry. Call for reservations

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Museums & Galleries

March 28

Botany / 808s

by The Staff March 28, 2014

Reception 3/28, 5-9 PM

0 comments Collar Works Gallery

Concerts

March 28

Chris Williamson

by Josh Potter March 28, 2014

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Clubs

March 28

Deadbeats

by Josh Potter March 28, 2014

0 comments Red Square

Readings/Signings

March 28

Diane Cameron

by The Staff March 28, 2014

The author will discuss her book, Out of the Woods: A Woman’s Guide to Long-Term Recovery

0 comments Market Block Books

Clubs

March 28

Hamer Hawk, Secret Release, Neighborhood of Make Believe

by Josh Potter March 28, 2014

0 comments Pauly's Hotel

Theater

March 28

How The Other Half Loves

by The Staff March 28, 2014

Alan Ayckbourne's wicked comedy about the tangled affairs of three couples

0 comments Ghent Playhouse

Clubs

March 28

Lucky Jukebox Brigade, Oobleck

by Josh Potter March 28, 2014

0 comments The Low Beat

Discussions/Speakers

March 28

Lucy Raven: Low Relief

by The Staff March 28, 2014

In this illustrated lecture, Raven will investigate depictions of spatial depth and the roots of 3-D image making

0 comments EMPAC

Family

March 28

Making Music with Deb Cavanaugh

by The Staff March 28, 2014

Local musician Cavanaugh will lead children in a lively program where children will sing, move, and play instruments

0 comments Albany Public Library Main Branch

Clubs

March 28

Maurizzio Russomanno

by Josh Potter March 28, 2014

0 comments Bobby T's

Readings/Signings

March 28

Scott Chaskey

by The Staff March 28, 2014

The author will discuss and sign his book, Seedtime: On the History, Husbandry, Politics and Promise of Seeds

0 comments Northshire Bookstore

Clubs

March 28

Spiritual Rez

by Josh Potter March 28, 2014

0 comments Putnam Den

Family

March 28

What Does the Fox Say

by The Staff March 28, 2014

Story time and a craft for kids up to age 6, with a caregiver

0 comments Bethlehem Public Library