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    Dianne Reeves

      There’s no dispute. Dianne Reeves is one of the great singers today—and we’re not qualifying this with “great jazz singer.” She’s coming to the Mahaiwe on Sunday night with a band including Gerald Clayton, Romero Lombardo, James Genus and Terreon Gully. Reeves’ most recent album, Beautiful Life—her first in five years—was released last January. [...]
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    Albany Symphony Orchestra

      Maestro David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony welcome pianist Joyce Yang (left) for a gala performance at the Palace Saturday night centered on Tchaikovsky’s sixth symphony. The “Pathetique,” as it is informally known, is one of Tchaikovsky’s greatest works, an “exploration of fate” that is both emotional and majestic. Yang will join the [...]
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    The Milk Carton Kids, Sarah Jarosz

      Sarah Jarosz is a multi-Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist whose music straddles folk and Americana; the Milk Carton Kids, also Grammy-nominated, are a young flatpicking harmony duo who have elicited raves from newcomers to the genre as well as the old guard. After their now-legendary meeting at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2013, Jarosz and the Milk [...]
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    Drive-By Truckers

      Alt-country, Southern rock. Call it what you want, these guys have a song called “Shit Shots Count.” Which is awesome. Straight from the Deep South, the DBTs record in analog; their first two albums were called Gangstabilly and Pizza Deliverance—followed by a live album called Alabama Ass-Whuppin’ (released three times by three different record companies [...]
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    Also noted

      Friday, Habana Sax will bring their synthesis of Afro-Cuban, Latin and American jazz to the Egg (7:30 PM, $24, 473-1845). . . . Also Friday, Amon Amarth will bring “melodic death metal” from Sweden to the Upstate Concert Hall (8 PM, $25, 371-0012). . . . New-folk darling Shawn Colvin will perform at Club [...]
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    Abraham.in.Motion

      Jacob’s Pillow the venue may be closed for the season, but Jacob’s Pillow the arts organization has joined forces with MASS MoCA to bring Kyle Abraham’s Abraham.in.Motion company to North Adams this weekend. MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Abraham will be bringing a new work to MASS MoCA, The Watershed. According to the performance notes, it [...]
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    Steven Wright

      Steven Wright, the “king of deadpan,” brings his unforgettable voice, expert timing and laconic wit to the Egg Friday. Like any working comic worth his salt, he has a recent Grammy-nominated album (I Still Have a Pony) and keeps busy with projects like his consulting producer gig with Louis CK’s Louie. Stand-up comedian is [...]
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    The Liar

      The Liar, a classic French farce by Pierre Corneille and adapted by David Ives, will bring the laughs to Schenectady Civic Playhouse beginning tomorrow night (Friday). Set in Paris in the late 1640s, The Liar presents us with two men of opposite social standing and personality: Dorrante (Tom Templeton) is a young man on [...]
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    Lewis Black

      Lewis Black is angry. Really angry. In fact, he’s angry by profession. The title of his latest tour, The Rant Is Due, is a pun on the various national political reckonings we face, and his preferred comic delivery system, the “rant.” Black became famous for his “Back in Black” segments on The Daily Show, [...]
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    Fusion

      An evening of urban art, architecture, music, fashion and good food served up by local chef and Chopped Champion Ric Orlando? Yes please! In its third year, the Albany Barn annual fundraising event, FUSION 2014, promises to be the best one yet. This year, in homage to the Arbor Hill neighborhood in which the [...]

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Family

April 3

After School Story Time

by The Staff April 3, 2014

Stories and fun for children in grades K-3

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Clubs

April 3

Caledonia Soul Defenders

by Josh Potter April 3, 2014

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Clubs

April 3

Charlie Phillips, Fort Rooster

by Josh Potter April 3, 2014

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Workshops

April 3

Citizenship Classes

by The Staff April 3, 2014

A series of 12 90-minute sessions covering the questions and vocabulary of the U.S. citizenship test. Call to reserve space

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Discussions/Speakers

April 3

Exceeding Federal Standards

by The Staff April 3, 2014

The Chief Judge Lawrence Cooke Symposium, moderated by New York Court of Appeals Judge Victoria Graffeo and featuring five noted jurists from around the country

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Readings/Signings

April 3

Frequency North

by The Staff April 3, 2014

Readings featuring author-illustrator Jonah Winter and poet-author Sharon Mesmer

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Museums & Galleries

April 3

Hudson Celebration

by The Staff April 3, 2014

Reception 4/3, 5-8 PM

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Clubs

April 3

Matty Finn

by Josh Potter April 3, 2014

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Clubs

April 3

UnEven Steven, Feed the Habit

by Josh Potter April 3, 2014

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Family

April 3

Wild and Wacky Woodcock Watch

by The Staff April 3, 2014

A one-mile walk to observe the elaborate flight displays of the American woodcock. Registration required

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