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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 [...]

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Discussions/Speakers

June 12

185 Years of Lake George Souvenirs

by The Staff June 12, 2014

Presented by Henry Caldwell, owner of Black Bass Antiques

0 comments Crandall Public Library

Clubs

June 12

acoustic jam

by Josh Potter June 12, 2014

0 comments Arthur's Market

Discussions/Speakers

June 12

Advance Care Planning: Your Decisions, Your Choices

by The Staff June 12, 2014

Presented by Community Hospice community nurse liaison Patricia Spreitzer

0 comments Guilderland Public Library

Clubs

June 12

Alex Slomka

by Josh Potter June 12, 2014

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Discussions/Speakers

June 12

An Ethnography of the Saratoga Racetrack

by The Staff June 12, 2014

Presented by Ellen McHale of the New York Folklore Society

0 comments Saratoga Springs Public Library

Clubs

June 12

Bell’s Roar

by Josh Potter June 12, 2014

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Readings/Signings

June 12

Chase Twichell and Peg Boyers

by The Staff June 12, 2014

Twichell will sign his collection, Horses Where the Answers Should Have Been: New and Selected Poems; Boyers will sign her book, Honey With Tobacco

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Comedy

June 12

Comedy Show

by The Staff June 12, 2014

Featuring Dan Geurin, Erin Harkes and Aaron David Ward

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Concerts

June 12

Fitz and the Tantrums, the Features

by Josh Potter June 12, 2014

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Family

June 12

Food and Fun! Learn What Good Food Can Do

by The Staff June 12, 2014

For kids age 6 and up. Learn about healthy food with Michele Reynolds from Cornell Cooperative Extension. Snacks and games, too

0 comments Troy Public Library

Sports

June 12

Full Moon Hike

by The Staff June 12, 2014

A full moon evening hike around Moreau Lake with a park naturalist

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Discussions/Speakers

June 12

John Ham

by The Staff June 12, 2014

Look Back to Yesteryear: Greene County's old resorts and railroads

0 comments GCHS Vedder Research Library

Museums & Galleries

June 12

Material Friction: Americana and American Art

by The Staff June 12, 2014

7/30, 5:30 PM: Exhibit tour with curator Kevin Murphy

0 comments Williams College Museum of Art

Clubs

June 12

Matty Finn

by Josh Potter June 12, 2014

0 comments Carney's Tavern

Discussions/Speakers

June 12

Peter Sokolow

by The Staff June 12, 2014

Klezmer Music With a Tickle in the Heart, a lecture-performance. Call for info

0 comments Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center

Clubs

June 12

the Last Internationale

by Josh Potter June 12, 2014

0 comments Iron Horse Music Hall

Family

June 12

The Secret Life of Snakes

by The Staff June 12, 2014

The Park Educator will teach a class about the different kinds of snakes we have here at the park.  As well as tell you some fun stories that have help shape her interest in this ...

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Clubs

June 12

Turkuaz

by Josh Potter June 12, 2014

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