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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 [...]

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Fairs & Festivals

March 30

11th Annual Capital Region Jewish Food Festival

by The Staff March 30, 2014

Enjoy unlimited samples of scrumptious traditional and modern gourmet Jewish foods

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March 30

Albany Devils vs Binghamton

by The Staff March 30, 2014

AHL Hockey

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March 30

Brother Sun

by Josh Potter March 30, 2014

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March 30

Hats Off

by The Staff March 30, 2014

Joyce K. Schiller will discuss 20th-century hats as illustrated in the Saturday Evening Post

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March 30

In the Valley

by Josh Potter March 30, 2014

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March 30

Itsy, Bitsy, Teeny, Weenie . . . NanoBots

by The Staff March 30, 2014

Learn about robots; design and make your own. For ages 6 and up

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March 30


by The Staff March 30, 2014

Tango lesson 2-3 PM by David; music by Viva

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March 30

Susan Cheever

by The Staff March 30, 2014

The biographer will discuss her book, e.e. cummings: a life

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March 30

Trio Solisti

by The Staff March 30, 2014

With guest violist Hsin-Yun Huang. Music of Schmidt, Glass, Chausson, Brahms. Presented by Troy Chromatic Concerts

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March 30

Ustad Shafaat Khan

by Josh Potter March 30, 2014

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