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    Billy Cobham—Spectrum 40

      Nineteen-seventy-three was a big year for Billy Cobham. After releasing Birds of Fire with pioneering jazz-fusion band the Mahavishnu Orchestra, the drummer went solo, releasing Spectrum in a matter of months. The record launched what has become a storied career for the 70-year-old, so its 40th anniversary has become an occasion for Cobham to [...]
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    Parsons Dance

      The acclaimed troupe Parsons Dance will return to PS21 in Chatham to again close out the venue’s summer season. The company will perform a variety of works including “Whirlaway,” a collaboration between company founder-choreographer David Parsons and New Orleans musical legend Allen Toussaint, “Introduction” and the showstopping “Caught.” Why does the company return to [...]
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    Yes!

      Albany Center Gallery is teaming up with Fence Books this Saturday to present the first Yes! literary event of the new season. The Yes! reading series, curated by James Belflower and Matthew Klane, presents poets (and poetry) in one of the most interesting galleries in the region. This event will feature poets Lee Ann [...]
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    Tuba Skinny

      Every Americana band are “old-fashioned” in some way, but Tuba Skinny have actually built their career the old-fashioned way. Starting out as a scruffy band of street buskers in New Orleans circa 2009, the group were playing for loose change and hand-rolled cigarettes before they took their act on the road. We first saw [...]
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    Steely Dan

      We think it’s acceptable to claim Steely Dan as one of our region’s great local bands. Walter Becker and Donald Fagen met at Bard College back in the late ’60s before releasing their breakout debut Can’t Buy a Thrill in 1972. The rest is classic-rock history. You’re likely a fan or a detractor depending [...]
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    James Bond Film Festival

      Albany’s Madison Theater is presenting a James Bond sampler this week, with one film each per four of the six actors in the “official” Bond series. (Sorry, Timothy Dalton and George Lazenby.) Sean Connery is represented by the stylish Goldfinger, costarring Gert Frobe as the titular villain and Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore. Screening [...]
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    Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company

      All this week, the Hyde Collection has been hosting a workshop for young dancers presented by members of the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company. On Sunday, the “culmination of the students’ work” will be a performance with the Sinopoli Company and percussionist Brian Melick. Since all of this is going on at the Hyde, and [...]
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    EMEFE

      EMEFE roll deep. The New York-based Afrofunk band are presently 10 strong, which not only helps them cover all the intricate horn arrangements and percussion parts their music requires, but it also means they literally bring the dance party with them when they play. At 22, bandleader and drummer Miles Arntzen is just a [...]
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    Festival of Books

      Spencertown Academy will host its 9th annual Festival of Books this weekend. From Saturday through Monday, there will be panel discussions, readings and talks, kids’ activities (including a visit from Curious George), and a massive used book sale. Guest authors this year include New York State Poet Marie Howe (pictured); young-adult novelist Lauren Oliver; [...]
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    Iroquois Indian Festival

      Celebrate the heritage, creativity and self-expression of the Iroquois this weekend in Howes Cave, at the 33rd Iroquois Indian Festival, held at the Iroquois Indian Museum. There will be traditional Iroquois social dances performed by the Sky Dancers (pictured) of the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario, Canada; wildlife presentations featuring a variety of animals [...]

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Museums & Galleries

May 17

Abstraction Unbound

by The Staff May 17, 2014

Reception 5/17, 5-7 PM

0 comments PS 209 Art Gallery

Concerts

May 17

Al Kooper

by Josh Potter May 17, 2014

0 comments The Egg

Classical

May 17

Albany Symphony Orchestra

by The Staff May 17, 2014

Dame Evelyn Glennie joins the ASO for the American Music Festival. Music of Joan Tower, John Harbison, and Clarice Assad

0 comments EMPAC

Literary Events

May 17

Amy Halloran and Julia Alsarraf

by The Staff May 17, 2014

A spontaneous combination of words and music via typewriter and ukuele, created by Halloran and Alsarraf on the spot

0 comments Market Block Books

Clubs

May 17

B3nson does Blue

by Josh Potter May 17, 2014

0 comments The Low Beat

Theater

May 17

Be Scene

by The Staff May 17, 2014

Highlights and monologues from great plays and playwrights, performed by Capital District actors and directors

0 comments Schenectady Civic Playhouse

Clubs

May 17

Blue Machine

by Josh Potter May 17, 2014

0 comments Rustic Barn Pub

Comedy

May 17

Brew Ha-Ha Comedy Showcase

by The Staff May 17, 2014

Featuring Jon Fisch and Carmen Lynch, hosted by Greg Aidala

0 comments LT's Grill

Classical

May 17

Close Encounters With Music

by The Staff May 17, 2014

Beethoven and the Dawn of Romanticism, featuring violinists Yehonatan Berick and Joana Genova, violist Ariel Rudiakov, pianist Jeffry Swann and cellist Yehuda Hanani. An all-Beethoven program

0 comments Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Clubs

May 17

Cosmic Dust Bunnies, Squid Parade

by Josh Potter May 17, 2014

0 comments Putnam Den

Museums & Galleries

May 17

Grossology

by The Staff May 17, 2014

0 comments miSci

Workshops

May 17

Home Buyer Education

by The Staff May 17, 2014

Get practical advice and meet bank education requirements

0 comments Affordable Housing Partnership

Readings/Signings

May 17

Kevin O’Hara

by The Staff May 17, 2014

The author will give a detailed account of his book about traveling all around Ireland, Last of the Donkey Pilgrims

0 comments Irish American Heritage Museum

Clubs

May 17

King Pariah

by Josh Potter May 17, 2014

0 comments Pauly's Hotel

Clubs

May 17

Lazy Suns

by Josh Potter May 17, 2014

0 comments The Ale House

Fairs & Festivals

May 17

Lupine Festival

by The Staff May 17, 2014

Celebrate the wild blue lupine flower and its importance to the Karner Blue butterfly. Presentations, demonstrations, music, games, face painting, crafts, guided hikes, pony rides, snacks and lots more

0 comments Pine Bush Discovery Center

Family

May 17

Pine Bush Pooch Promenade

by The Staff May 17, 2014

Bring your dog(s) for an early morning walk while learning about this rare inland pine barrens ecosystem. We will walk 1.0 mile over rolling topography. Please wear long pants, sturdy walking shoes and bring drinking ...

0 comments Pine Bush Discovery Center

Clubs

May 17

Rob Aronstein

by Josh Potter May 17, 2014

0 comments Wishing Well