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    Amy Schumer

      After postponing an earlier show because, frankly, her big- and small-screen careers have taken off, Amy Schumer will take the stage Saturday night at the Palace as one of the most successful comedians working today. Her Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer, is a top-five cable hit, and she’s got a film she made [...]
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    Mike Glier: A 35 Year Survey

      The subtitle of the new exhibit at the Opalka Gallery is, “Meander, because you can’t see much while marching.” This comprehensive survey of the work of Williams College professor Mike Glier includes examples from each stage of his career, as well as some previously unseen works. According to the exhibit notes, “From his early [...]
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    Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers

      Tomorrow (Friday), the Egg will present Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers as part of their Dance: The World performance series. Based in Philadelphia, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers are one of the leading Asian-American contemporary dance troupes. The company will perform works from their extensive repertoire, including BE/LONGING—Light/Shadow, a “deeply spiritual and unexpected hybrid of Western and Eastern dance inspired [...]
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    Postmodern Jukebox

      Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Radiohead . . . even Bon Jovi! It seems there’s no contemporary (or classic-rock) hit that pianist Scott Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox wouldn’t consider transforming into vintage jazz, soul, Motown, country or doo-wop. Their videos have been viral sensations on the Internet, and they do it all [...]
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    Nancy and Spencer Reed Quartet

      We guess you could call this “phase three,” as the good folks of Tierra Farms open the new live-music performance space in the Madison Theater. Following the successful opening of the Tierra Farm Store and the renovation of the two main screens in the Madison Theater, this new performance space was created by combining [...]
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    Evil Dead The Musical

      This Canadian show, based on Sam Raimi’s classic cinematic demon zombie chainsaw blood fests, proves once and for all that anything can be turned into a musical. And one of the current national touring companies of Evil Dead The Musical arrives at Proctors for a one-night stand just three days before Halloween. There’s not [...]
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    Primus & the Chocolate Factory

      With the band’s definitive lineup—singer-bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander—back together once again, Primus are back on tour and ready to reconnect with their ever-faithful fans (and hopefully some curious newcomers as well). With a sound that defies labels (“alternative metal” and “funk metal” crop up frequently), Primus earned a [...]
  • Underneath

      In her short career, Albany- and Brooklyn-based writer-director Noelle Gentile has presented theatrical works addressing the problems of women veterans, climate change and workers’ rights. Her latest project, a multimedia collaboration with Amelia Whalen, Allison Lerman-Gluck, Darian Henry and a half-dozen teenagers, offers “a rare glimpse into the dynamic inner world of teenage girls.” [...]
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    also noted . . .

      Thursday, Cabinet will bring Pennsylvania bluegrass to the Hollow Bar + Kitchen ($12-$15, 426-8550). . . . Also Thursday, it will be a guitars-in-the-round setting at Club Helsinki as John Sebastian, Artie Traum, Kinloch Nelson, Craig D’Andrea and Macyn Taylor perform everything from jazz to Celtic to fingerstyle in a preview of next week’s [...]
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    The Quiet Music Festival

      “Could you turn down the guitar, please?” asked Portlandia‘s Fred Armisen, in the show’s skit “Battle of the Gentle Bands.” Curated by Chris Johanson, the Quiet Music Festival is in its third year and is debuting on the East Coast for this first time this month. According to the event’s website, the Quiet Music [...]

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Classical

April 17

Emanuel Ax

by The Staff April 17, 2014

Piano recital with works by Brahms, Brett Dean and Missy Mazzoli. Part of the Union College Concert Series

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Clubs

April 17

Fit for an Autopsy

by Josh Potter April 17, 2014

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Family

April 17

Jim Snack, Magician

by The Staff April 17, 2014

Part of April Vacation Daze

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Family

April 17

Karner Kids Film Festival

by The Staff April 17, 2014

Kid-made short films about the Pine Bush. Popcorn and juice will be served

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Readings/Signings

April 17

Kenneth Krauss, Hollis Seamon, Daniel Nester

by The Staff April 17, 2014

The three Saint Rose faculty authors will read from their new books

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Workshops

April 17

Learn CPR

by The Staff April 17, 2014

For those who want to learn CPR and don't need a CPR course completion card. Limited to 25 people, call 456-2400 ext. 2 to register

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Performance

April 17

Magician Jim Snack

by The Staff April 17, 2014

Part of April Vacation Daze

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Clubs

April 17

Matty Finn

by Josh Potter April 17, 2014

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Clubs

April 17

open mic

by Josh Potter April 17, 2014

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Family

April 17

Origami Club

by The Staff April 17, 2014

Learn the basic techniques; get help with a special project. Grades K-7

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Literary Events

April 17

Poetry Motel Foundation

by The Staff April 17, 2014

Josie and the Drop-Boxers, followed by an open mic. Sign-up at 7 PM

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Family

April 17

Pre-School Storytime

by The Staff April 17, 2014

Story reading for ages 3-5. Followed by crafts

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Theater

April 17

The Ugly Duckling

by The Staff April 17, 2014

The beloved story by A.A. Milne

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Family

April 17

Trout Discovery Day

by The Staff April 17, 2014

Bring the kids for fun activities and games; each child will have a chance to put a fish in the pond. Call to pre-register

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