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    2014 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region

        One of the most eagerly anticipated art shows of the year is the annual Mohawk-Hudson regional, established in 1936. The juror for this year’s edition—which opens Saturday at the Albany Institute of History & Art—is Schenectady native Stephen Westfall of Rutgers University, an internationally renowned painter, writer and educator. Pictured is one of [...]
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    Other Desert Cities

      Playwright (and Pulitzer Prize nominee) Jon Robin Baitz brings back the Reagan years with his Broadway smash Other Desert Cities, which is opening this week at Capital Repertory Theatre. Starring Ellen Parker and Kevin McGuire, Other Desert Cities takes us into the dark heart of the American family. Capital Rep’s producing artist director Maggie [...]
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    Garrick Ohlsson

      Troy Chromatic Concerts will begin their 118th season this Sunday afternoon with a recital featuring pianist Garrick Ohlsson. The Berkshire Eagle praised his solo performance of works by Chopin at Tanglewood this summer for being “big, extroverted readings, full of narrative force and dazzling contrasts: sotto voce musings versus thundering chords, lyrical versus virtuosic [...]
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    Five Finger Death Punch

      Despite being relatively new on the scene—the beginnings of metalcore hark back to the late ’90s—Five Finger Death Punch quickly became one of the most successful bands of the genre. Taking inspiration for their name from classical martial arts movies, inaugural members Zoltan Bathory and Jeremy Spencer formed the band in 2005. They immediately [...]
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    A Couple of Blaguards

      Frank (Angela’s Ashes) McCourt and brother Malachy (A Monk Swimming) McCourt’s comedy-drama will come to life at the GE Theatre at Proctors this week in the form of this autobiographical account of their years growing up together. This two-hour comedy is set in Limerick, Ireland, where money was hard to come by for these [...]
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    Kip Moore

      This is the first headlining tour for Georgia native Moore, who toiled for several years as a store manager with Abercrombie & Fitch before landing a record deal with MCA Nashville. It didn’t take long for Moore and his straight-ahead, wheels-on-gravel sound to make a splash: His second single, “Somethin’ ’Bout a Truck,” went [...]
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    Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys

      Rockabilly Hall of Fame inductees Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys have been playing western swing and country boogie since their beginnings as a rockabilly revivalist band in Orange County, Calif., in the late ’80s. Big Sandy is known for playing to the crowd, adjusting the setlist to suit the mood of the audience, [...]
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    Picturing America

      There are two major exhibits opening this week at the Hyde Collection. Anne Diggory: Hybrid Visions will showcase 16 of her most recent works. As the title of the show suggests, these “hybrid media” are the result of a multilayered process that combines painting and photography. Her intention, according to the gallery notes, is [...]
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    Stefon Harris—Coming Home

      A 1991 graduate of Albany High School, Stefon Harris often credits his exposure to a variety of music from high school teachers and the Empire State Youth Orchestra for giving him the opportunity to seek his own artistic direction. And find his direction he did, going on to study jazz and classical at the [...]
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    Also Noted . . . . . . .

      The Chronicles (left), a local combo who fuse jazz with hip-hop, funk and more, will host a five-year-anniversary party tomorrow (Friday) at the Albany Barn, with Atlas Gray and Suitable Groove also performing (6 PM, 935-4858). . . . Also Friday, Rival Galaxies will share a bill with Kimono Dragons and Secret Release at [...]

Friday, June 6, 2014

Museums & Galleries

June 6

A View from the Shore: Winslow Homer’s Impressions from the Coast

by The Staff June 6, 2014

Reception and curator talk 6/22, 2 PM

0 comments Arkell Museum

Classical

June 6

An Evening of Classical Song

by The Staff June 6, 2014

Featuring soprano Lily Arbisser, mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn and pianist Leo Treitler

0 comments Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts

Theater

June 6

Any Addict

by The Staff June 6, 2014

Drama based on the true stories of 18 local drug addicts; profanity and adult themes

0 comments Arts Center of the Capital Region

Museums & Galleries

June 6

Art + Design 2014 Faculty Show

by The Staff June 6, 2014

Reception 6/6, 5-7 PM and 9/5, 5-7 PM. Gallery is closed Aug. 1-Sept. 4

0 comments Esther Massry Gallery

Theater

June 6

Bent

by The Staff June 6, 2014

Holocaust drama for mature audiences

0 comments Albany Barn Theater

Clubs

June 6

Blas

by Josh Potter June 6, 2014

0 comments The Low Beat

Clubs

June 6

Bremners

by Josh Potter June 6, 2014

0 comments Carney's Tavern

Family

June 6

Construction Storytime and Craft

by The Staff June 6, 2014

For age 3 and up, with caregiver

0 comments Bethlehem Public Library

Theater

June 6

Doubt

by The Staff June 6, 2014

Riveting clash of wills between a nun and a priest in a 1960s Catholic school

0 comments Oldcastle Theatre Company

Clubs

June 6

Dustin Layton

by Josh Potter June 6, 2014

0 comments Arthur's Market

Sports

June 6

ESPN Friday Night Fights

by The Staff June 6, 2014

Main event is the WBC Latin Title Bout. Even Center

0 comments Turning Stone Resort and Casino

Family

June 6

Family Story Time

by The Staff June 6, 2014

Story fun for the whole family, no registration required

0 comments Schenectady County Public Library Scotia Branch

Clubs

June 6

Last Good Tooth

by Josh Potter June 6, 2014

0 comments The Half Moon

Family

June 6

Lego Club

by The Staff June 6, 2014

Kids and families. The library supplies the Legos, you supply the imagination

0 comments Bethlehem Public Library

Theater

June 6

Les Miserables

by The Staff June 6, 2014

Two of Us Productions present this full-orchestra version of the classic musical

0 comments Taconic Hills School

Museums & Galleries

June 6

Mike + Doug Starn: Bambú Shots

by The Staff June 6, 2014

Reception 7/12, 4-6 PM

0 comments Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts

Fairs & Festivals

June 6

Polish Fest

by The Staff June 6, 2014

Entertainment, kids' activities, a variety of delicious Polish delicacies

0 comments Blessed Virgin Mary of Czestochowa Church

Theater

June 6

Romeo and Juliet

by The Staff June 6, 2014

Rain location is Steamer No. 10 Theatre

0 comments Shakespeare in the Park Lincoln Park

Clubs

June 6

Sugar Biscuits

by Josh Potter June 6, 2014

0 comments Iron Horse Music Hall

Theater

June 6

The Cat in the Hat

by The Staff June 6, 2014

Theatre Institute at Sage production of the Dr. Seuss classic

0 comments Schacht Fine Arts Center