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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 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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