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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, April 4, 2014

Theater

April 4

A . . . My Name Will Always Be Alice

by The Staff April 4, 2014

Not So Common Players production of the Off-Broadway musical revues

0 comments Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Sports

April 4

Adirondack Phantoms vs Norfolk Admirals

by The Staff April 4, 2014

AHL Hockey

0 comments Glens Falls Civic Center

Museums & Galleries

April 4

Annual Juried Show of Small Works

by The Staff April 4, 2014

Reception 4/4, 5-7 PM

0 comments The Shirt Factory

Theater

April 4

Beauty and the Beast

by The Staff April 4, 2014

Children's theater production--not the Disney version--presented by the Highlight Acting Troupe

0 comments Brunswick Grange

Family

April 4

First Friday Hike: Signs of Spring

by The Staff April 4, 2014

A 45-minute hike for all ages

0 comments Pine Bush Discovery Center

Participatory

April 4

First Friday Swing Dance

by The Staff April 4, 2014

Music by Doc Scanlon, dance lesson by Dorrie Boice at 7:30 PM

0 comments Albany Elks Lodge No. 49

Clubs

April 4

Franklin Micare

by Josh Potter April 4, 2014

0 comments Provence

Performance

April 4

From Galway to Broadway

by The Staff April 4, 2014

Ciaran Sheehan and friends

0 comments Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Clubs

April 4

Mitch Frasier

by Josh Potter April 4, 2014

0 comments O'Toole's Colonie

Discussions/Speakers

April 4

Model Citizens

by The Staff April 4, 2014

Find out what it was like to pose Norman Rockwell from his own models

0 comments Norman Rockwell Museum

Theater

April 4

The Price

by The Staff April 4, 2014

Arthur Miller's drama about estranged brothers

0 comments Curtain Call Theatre

Clubs

April 4

Tom Healy, Hawbuckees

by Josh Potter April 4, 2014

0 comments The Lark Tavern