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    Amy Schumer

      After postponing an earlier show because, frankly, her big- and small-screen careers have taken off, Amy Schumer will take the stage Saturday night at the Palace as one of the most successful comedians working today. Her Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer, is a top-five cable hit, and she’s got a film she made [...]
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    Mike Glier: A 35 Year Survey

      The subtitle of the new exhibit at the Opalka Gallery is, “Meander, because you can’t see much while marching.” This comprehensive survey of the work of Williams College professor Mike Glier includes examples from each stage of his career, as well as some previously unseen works. According to the exhibit notes, “From his early [...]
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    Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers

      Tomorrow (Friday), the Egg will present Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers as part of their Dance: The World performance series. Based in Philadelphia, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers are one of the leading Asian-American contemporary dance troupes. The company will perform works from their extensive repertoire, including BE/LONGING—Light/Shadow, a “deeply spiritual and unexpected hybrid of Western and Eastern dance inspired [...]
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    Postmodern Jukebox

      Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Radiohead . . . even Bon Jovi! It seems there’s no contemporary (or classic-rock) hit that pianist Scott Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox wouldn’t consider transforming into vintage jazz, soul, Motown, country or doo-wop. Their videos have been viral sensations on the Internet, and they do it all [...]
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    Nancy and Spencer Reed Quartet

      We guess you could call this “phase three,” as the good folks of Tierra Farms open the new live-music performance space in the Madison Theater. Following the successful opening of the Tierra Farm Store and the renovation of the two main screens in the Madison Theater, this new performance space was created by combining [...]
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    Evil Dead The Musical

      This Canadian show, based on Sam Raimi’s classic cinematic demon zombie chainsaw blood fests, proves once and for all that anything can be turned into a musical. And one of the current national touring companies of Evil Dead The Musical arrives at Proctors for a one-night stand just three days before Halloween. There’s not [...]
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    Primus & the Chocolate Factory

      With the band’s definitive lineup—singer-bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander—back together once again, Primus are back on tour and ready to reconnect with their ever-faithful fans (and hopefully some curious newcomers as well). With a sound that defies labels (“alternative metal” and “funk metal” crop up frequently), Primus earned a [...]
  • Underneath

      In her short career, Albany- and Brooklyn-based writer-director Noelle Gentile has presented theatrical works addressing the problems of women veterans, climate change and workers’ rights. Her latest project, a multimedia collaboration with Amelia Whalen, Allison Lerman-Gluck, Darian Henry and a half-dozen teenagers, offers “a rare glimpse into the dynamic inner world of teenage girls.” [...]
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    also noted . . .

      Thursday, Cabinet will bring Pennsylvania bluegrass to the Hollow Bar + Kitchen ($12-$15, 426-8550). . . . Also Thursday, it will be a guitars-in-the-round setting at Club Helsinki as John Sebastian, Artie Traum, Kinloch Nelson, Craig D’Andrea and Macyn Taylor perform everything from jazz to Celtic to fingerstyle in a preview of next week’s [...]
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    The Quiet Music Festival

      “Could you turn down the guitar, please?” asked Portlandia‘s Fred Armisen, in the show’s skit “Battle of the Gentle Bands.” Curated by Chris Johanson, the Quiet Music Festival is in its third year and is debuting on the East Coast for this first time this month. According to the event’s website, the Quiet Music [...]

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Discussions/Speakers

June 8

Amy Cunningham: It’s Your Funeral

by The Staff June 8, 2014

The funeral director will speak on "Shifting the Ways of American Death Towards a Sustainable Future."

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Family

June 8

Beaver Adventure

by The Staff June 8, 2014

Ever wonder how a beaver builds its dam or lodge?  Or what they eat?  Come along on this short and family friendly walk and have your questions answered.  On your walk you will see one ...

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Clubs

June 8

Blackfoot Gypsies, Kim Logan, Cataline Crime

by Josh Potter June 8, 2014

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Classical

June 8

Cello Seminar Concert

by The Staff June 8, 2014

Twelve cellists will perform music from J.S. Bach to contemporary composers

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Workshops

June 8

Demystifying Legal Rights in Childbirth & How To Use Them

by The Staff June 8, 2014

Call to register

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Workshops

June 8

Genealogy Look Up Day

by The Staff June 8, 2014

Members of the Troy Irish Genealogy Society will be on hand to help folks interested in tracing their family's roots in the Capital Region and beyond

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Literary Events

June 8

Hudson Valley Writers Guild Conference

by The Staff June 8, 2014

Featuring Frankie Y. Bailey, Dan Wilcox, M.E. Kemp, Barbara Traynor, Elizabeth Floyd Mair, more. Lectures, workshops

0 comments East Greenbush Community Library

Clubs

June 8

John Slovacek

by Josh Potter June 8, 2014

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Clubs

June 8

open mic

by Josh Potter June 8, 2014

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Classical

June 8

Opera Saratoga

by The Staff June 8, 2014

Workshop performance of Roscoe, Evan Mack's new opera based on the William Kennedy novel

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Family

June 8

Pond Trek

by The Staff June 8, 2014

One-mile hike to explore the world of vernal ponds. For all ages

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Readings/Signings

June 8

Richard Matturro

by The Staff June 8, 2014

The author will read from his latest novel, Medea. Books will be available to purchase and have signed

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Clubs

June 8

Rod MacDonald

by Josh Potter June 8, 2014

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Classical

June 8

Songs of Freedom

by The Staff June 8, 2014

Nei'mah Jewish Community Chorus with Peri Smilow and the Mt. Zion Ensemble

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Family

June 8

Traditional Storytelling

by The Staff June 8, 2014

Museum Educator, Amanda Tarbell (Mohawk) will share stories that have been handed down from generation to generation through the oral tradition of the Haudenosaunee. She will explain from where those stories came and their significance ...

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Clubs

June 8

Zoe Muth

by Josh Potter June 8, 2014

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