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    Monet/Kelly

        This new exhibition at the Clark Art Institute will consider the influence of impressionist master Claude Monet on contemporary American artist Ellsworth Kelly. Kelly himself selected the works in the show, which will include two of his paintings, 18 of his unpublished drawings, and nine paintings by Monet. In 2001, Kelly wrote, “Monet’s [...]
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    Aparna Nancherla

      This month’s edition of Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show at Proctors will feature Aparna Nancherla alongside the usual lineup of guest comedians in a program that promises a full two hours of comic entertainment. Nancherla, who grew up in Washington, D.C., but now lives in New York City, has a background in improv, [...]
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    Albany Symphony Orchestra

        This Saturday evening, the Albany Symphony welcomes guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen to the podium to conduct a program titled Beethoven’s Pastorale. Chen, music director of the Memphis Symphony, will conduct Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, Osvaldo Golijov’s Last Round, and the Mendelssohn violin concerto. The guest soloist on the Mendelssohn will be Caroline Goulding [...]
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    The Secret Garden

      Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill is directing the Frances Hodgson Burnett classic The Secret Garden, which opens this week (Tuesday) and is Capital Repertory Theatre’s holiday gift to the Capital Region. This version is performed in “actor/muso” style, with the musical score performed by the cast onstage and in character. Capital Rep promises that this “immersive, hypnotic [...]
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    Judy Collins

      It’s true: Judy Collins still has the multi-octave voice of an angel. And if you’ve never seen her in concert, you can rectify this error when she takes the stage of the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Friday night. Collins recently taped a concert at Dromoland Castle in Ireland—which will be coming to [...]
  • Jubilee Riots, Adam Ezra Group

      Having honed and expanded their sound since forming in 1996, Enter the Haggis–originally a kind of Celtic jam band—recently decided that name no longer fit their more eclectic folk-world-fusion sound. So they renamed themselves Jubilee Riots after the 1875 Protestant-Catholic sectarian riots in their hometown of Toronto. Successful users of crowdfunding to finance their [...]
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    B3nson Presents: 7th Annual Funsgiving

      Seven awesome bands, two favorite venues, one kickass show! What more could you possibly be thankful for? Well, sure. . . . family and health and all that. But Funsgiving might just be the next best thing. This year’s party will feature alternative/electro/folk/indie/psych/pop/rock B3nson family bands the Parlor (previously We Are Jeneric), Rival Galaxies, [...]
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    Tommy Malone and Band

      Triple-threat singer, songwriter and guitarist Tommy Malone from New Orleans is still best known for being a founding dude of the Subdudes, and that’s just fine, because following a diverse musical path that included well-received appearances at jazz fests, Malone’s new release, Poorboy, is being compared, very favorably, to his early work with the [...]
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    Nels Cline & Julian Lage

      Current Wilco guitarist Nels Cline has flexed his considerable talent in and around numerous genres, including jazz, avant-garde, alternative rock, experimental and free improvisation—and his star-studded list of collaborators is even more numerous (Thurston Moore, Mike Watt, Medeski, Martin & Wood, to mention just a few). For this tour, Cline is treaming up with [...]
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    Doric String Quartet

      The Union College Concert Series continues tonight with the Doric String Quartet, which comprises Alex Redington and Jonathan Stone (violins), Helene Clement (viola) and John Myerscough (cello). In praising a Doric performance from December 2012, the Financial Times wrote, “It is a sign of the resilience of the Doric String Quartet, formed in 1998, [...]

Friday, May 16, 2014

Theater

May 16

A Lesson Before Dying

by The Staff May 16, 2014

Theater Voices staged reading of Romulus Linney's drama, directed by Carol Charniga

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Clubs

May 16

Alan Evans

by Josh Potter May 16, 2014

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Clubs

May 16

Doctor Magnum

by Josh Potter May 16, 2014

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Classical

May 16

Dogs of Desire

by The Staff May 16, 2014

Part of the ASO's American Music Festival. The concert is in EMPAC's Theater

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Family

May 16

Minecraft 3-D

by The Staff May 16, 2014

Create and produce an original object using the new MakerBot 3-D printer. For grade 4 and up, call 439-9314 to sign up

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Performance

May 16

MOPCO

by The Staff May 16, 2014

Theatresports, which combines improv with sports

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Theater

May 16

Play Date

by The Staff May 16, 2014

It’s the parents who are naughty in this hilarious mix of adultery, politics and scheming

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Museums & Galleries

May 16

Portfolio Showcase: Caleb Cole and Susan Copich

by The Staff May 16, 2014

Reception 5/17, 6-8 PM

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Clubs

May 16

Strings of Trouble

by Josh Potter May 16, 2014

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Theater

May 16

The Dixie Swim Club

by The Staff May 16, 2014

Five Southern women meet every August to recharge their friendship in this comedy-drama

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Discussions/Speakers

May 16

Vanguard Albany Symphony Preview

by The Staff May 16, 2014

Conductor David Alan Miller presents a prevue of the American Music Festival concerts at EMPAC featuring the Dogs of Desire and the ASO with Dame Evelyn Glennie

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Classical

May 16

Williams College Wind Ensemble

by The Staff May 16, 2014

Music of Barber, Kennan, Press, Holst and J.S. Bach

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Discussions/Speakers

May 16

Yaddo Gardens

by The Staff May 16, 2014

A member of the Yaddo Garden Association will present a virtual tour and share historical info about Yaddo and its founders

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