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    DANCE MOViES

      One of the earliest ways Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s EMPAC made its mark in the arts world—even before EMPAC’s imposing hillside structure was completed—was with their DANCE MOViES commissions. Filmmakers from all over the world have participated in the creation of films developed at and/or commissioned by RPI’s arts juggernaut; the latest five dance films [...]
  • aLsO nOtEd

      On Friday, Hyp3fest TGIF’s Birthday Bash will take place at the Armory, hosted by DJ Iroc and featuring DJs Tek, Phaze and Ketchup (9 PM, $17, 18 and over, 512-5203). . . . Also Friday, New York City indie rocker Patti Rothberg will play the Bearsville Theater (9 PM, $10 845-679-4406). . . . [...]
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    Half Waif

      Nandi Rose Plunkett, daughter of an Irish-American father and Indian mother, grew up listening to Celtic and Indian music as well as Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush and Tori Amos, then studied classical music in college. Not surprisingly, in her Brooklyn-based project Half Waif, she creates a kaleidoscopic blend of sounds that conjure classical, experimental, [...]
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    Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live

      How in the world did an Ohio zookeeper become so darn famous? Judging from his appearances on TV over the years, from his too-many-to-count visits with David Letterman to his own Emmy-winning, syndicated nature show Into the Wild, Hanna’s appeal is a folksy mix of solid expertise, goofy charm and irresistible critters. Tomorrow (Friday), [...]
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    Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde

      Since releasing their debut album in 2010, Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde have become internationally known while remaining based here in Albany. Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Asili describes herself as carrying on “the tradition of her ancestors, fusing past and present struggles into one soulful and defiant voice.” With La Banda Rebelde, the music [...]
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    Nice Work If You Can Get It

      A show packed from beginning to end with songs by George Gershwin is, by definition, of interest. And, given the emotional and comic range of the lyrics penned by George’s brother Ira, will also be a lot of fun. Nice Work If You Can Get It, which arrives tonight at Proctors for one show [...]
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    Katha Pollitt

      The New York State Writers Institute will begin its spring visiting writers series tonight (Thursday) with longtime Nation columnist and author Katha Pollitt. Descibed as “an influential voice of American feminism,” Pollitt will read from and discuss her 2014 book Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, which goes a long way toward reclaiming the abortion discussion [...]
  • Tim Reynolds

      Tim Reynolds is a wizard. Forget for a second that he’s the lead guitarist in Dave Matthews Band. (Although he did encourage a younger Matthews—who tended bar at a venue in Charlottesville, Va., where he performed—to pursue his music career in the ’90s. He also introduced him to most of his original band members, [...]
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    Mariinsky Orchestra

      Russia’s Mariinsky Orchestra return to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall tonight (Thursday) as part of the Troy Chromatics Concerts series. Under the direction of Ignat Solzhenitsyn (pictured, an Avery Fisher career grant winner) the Mariinsky—who were known, back in Soviet days, as the Kirov Orchestra—will perform a deeply romantic, all-Russian program. In fact, [...]

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Readings/Signings

May 10

Barbara Thompson

by The Staff May 10, 2014

The psychotherapist and Sage professor will sign her book, Expressive Arts: Practices for Creative Meaning

0 comments Market Block Books

Clubs

May 10

Bobby B

by Ali Hibbs May 10, 2014

0 comments Rustic Barn Pub

Workshops

May 10

Chinese Brush Painting Class

by The Staff May 10, 2014

In this four week series of classes, artist and Union College art professor Lefu Gu will demonstrate various techniques common to his art. Ages 18 and up. Please call 482-7911 ext. 230 to register

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Comedy

May 10

Comedy Show

by The Staff May 10, 2014

Hosted by Jennifer McMullen, with Erin Harkes, Shawn Gillie, Jaye McBride, Luke Donovan, Dwayne Murphy Jr., Jon and Dylan. Mother's Day door prize; doors at 7 PM

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Discussions/Speakers

May 10

David Fiske

by The Staff May 10, 2014

Anne Northup, Wife of Solomon Northup, Overcame Adversity

0 comments Schenectady County Historical Society

Clubs

May 10

Dead Ahead

by Ali Hibbs May 10, 2014

0 comments The Ale House

Workshops

May 10

DSLR Crash Course with Bhawin Suchak

by The Staff May 10, 2014

Explore creative and technical aspects of DSLR-based digital filmmaking

0 comments Sanctuary for Independent Media

Concerts

May 10

Finest Kind

by Ali Hibbs May 10, 2014

0 comments Old Songs

Sports

May 10

Herculadies vs. Hill City Rollers

by The Staff May 10, 2014

Hellions of Troy Women's Roller Derby

0 comments Rollerama Skating Center

Clubs

May 10

Jeff Brisbin

by Ali Hibbs May 10, 2014

0 comments Carney's Tavern

Clubs

May 10

Kongos

by Ali Hibbs May 10, 2014

0 comments The Hollow Bar + Kitchen

Family

May 10

Marvelous Mamas

by The Staff May 10, 2014

Learn about animal mothers in nature, and craft a surprise for your own mom. For kids with an accompanying caregiver

0 comments Grafton Lakes State Park

Clubs

May 10

Mike Purcell

by Ali Hibbs May 10, 2014

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Family

May 10

Mother’s Day Craft

by The Staff May 10, 2014

Make something special for Mom! We’ll supply the craft materials, you supply the love

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Family

May 10

My Parent & Me

by The Staff May 10, 2014

A five-week session for preschoolers that provides parents and kids, ages 2-4, the opportunity to discover the wonders of science. Pre-registration required

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Museums & Galleries

May 10

New Offspring

by The Staff May 10, 2014

Reception 5/10, 4-8 PM

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Fairs & Festivals

May 10

Tulip Festival

by The Staff May 10, 2014

Tulips, food and craft vendors, kids' activities, live music on two stages, much more

0 comments Washington Park

Clubs

May 10

Willie Nile

by Ali Hibbs May 10, 2014

0 comments Iron Horse Music Hall