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    Laurel Halo

      Last month, reclusive British IDM (intelligent dance music, natch) pioneer Aphex Twin announced the release of his first new record in 13 years via blimp and the deep-web browser Tor. The electronic music world is beside itself with excitement, but it’s not as if the legacy of Aphex Twin has been dormant in his [...]
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    Biography

      Biography, the exhibit opening tomorrow (Friday) at the Photo Center in Troy, will showcase the work of James Fossett and Stephen Honicki. Fossett teaches visual arts at SUNY New Paltz, and recently completed a series of images of family trips; Honicki, a Niskayuna High School teacher, complements his images with “written narratives.” Pictured is [...]
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    Irish 2000 Festival

      It’s time again for the “halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” fest, the Irish 2000 Festival. With three stages for music and one stage for dance, there’s Celtic entertainment for everyone. Bands on the contemporary stage are Black 47 (pictured, and on their farewell tour), the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Emish, the Screaming Orphans and [...]
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    Cassandra: The Musical

      Yes, the Cassandra of Patrick Longo’s Cassandra: The Musical is that Cassandra: the Trojan princess who is blessed with the gift of prophecy, but cursed because no one will believe her in her visions. In this concert performance of Longo’s crowd-funded musical—he raised more than $23,000 on Kickstarter—Cassandra will be portrayed by Brittney Lee [...]
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    Basilica SoundScape

      One could argue (as we might) that the summer festival season is really just warmup for the big regional fall fest—Basilica SoundScape. For the third straight year, Basilica Hudson has curated one of the most compelling, challenging and exciting two-day festival bills. Like last year, this year’s event has been programmed in conjuntction with [...]
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    East Coast National Screenprint Biennial

      You’ve all heard the phrase “Troy crazy.” Beginning tomorrow (Friday), Troy is going screenprint crazy for a month with the first annual East Coast National Screenprint Biennial, organized by screenprinter (and RPI lecturer) Nathan Meltz. The main exhibit is at the Arts Center of the Capital Region, with “satellite” exhibits at Troy Cloth and [...]
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    Harvest Faire

      When was the last time you visited Fort Crailo, AKA the Crailo State Historic Site in Rensselaer? Well, this Saturday’s Harvest Faire provides the perfect opportunity to drop in and take a trip back in time to explore Dutch colonial and Native American life. According to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation [...]
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    Chris Isaak

      As a child growing up in Stockton, Calif., Chris Isaak spent hours playing his parents’ 45s, and was especially taken with the many artists that were found and recorded by Sam Phillips at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis (Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison—you may have heard of some of these [...]
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    Rubblebucket

      Brooklyn’s Rubblebucket have been a case study in musical evolution. The core horn section started out as kids with Ithaca reggae mainstay John Brown’s Body. Founded in Burlington, Vt., Rubblebucket started as a traditional afrobeat group before integrating other dance-oriented styles. With their new album Survival Sounds, penned in the wake of frontwoman Annakalmia [...]
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    Snarky Puppy

      Economics usually limit a band’s choices when building a recording/touring lineup. Formed as a collective in Denton, Tex., Snarky Puppy are maximalist exceptions to that rule. The family feature a rotating cast of 40 musicians, organized by bassist Michael League, and they’ve backed everyone from Erykah Badu to Snoop Dogg. This year it all [...]

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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