This Wednesday, Troy welcomes Austin’s “king of honky tonk,” Dale Watson, to the Hangar. Born in Alabama and raised in Texas, Dale Watson is one of the original alt-country rebels. He started spurning the commercial styles of mainstream Nashville back in the late 1980s, and has forged his own musical path ever since. The [...]
D.W. Griffith’s silent film epic Intolerance is a stupendous spectacle and strikingly modern cinematic achievement. Griffith had the idea of telling four stories simultaneously, cutting back-and-forth thematically from one to the other. So, together, we are presented with the fall of ancient Babylon, Christ’s crucifixion, the massacre of the Huguenots in 1572 France and [...]
When Tom Stoppard translated a French play set in an old soldiers’ home, he applied his particular comic genius and turned it into a “hysterical romp” about three World War I vets plotting their escape from unwelcome confinement. The result, Heroes, will be presented beginning this weekend by the Ghent Playhouse in a production [...]
The latest edition of Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show will feature West Virginia native Jared Logan. The grandson of pentacostal preachers and coal miners, Logan has been a frequent guest on various Comedy Central and VH1 shows. You may recall him from when he was a regular on Best Week Ever, a program [...]
Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is one of the most popular works in the classical repertoire this side of Wagner. It’s a perennial favorite for its drama and scale, and is deployed on movie soundtracks whenever a world war is about to break out or the antichrist is about to be born. And Carmina Burana [...]
Jim Breuer can’t help the fact that he looks high when, in fact, he is not. But it remains a weird comic trademark for the Half Baked and ex-SNL star turned family-man stand-up comedian. “I think I always stayed in that storyteller world,” Breuer told the Boston Globe last November. “I think I now [...]
The Righteous Babe returns—and her solo show at the Egg is already sold out. Ani DiFranco has been a frequent visitor to this area ever since her emergence in New York City in the early 1990s, and so she is well known for her galvanizing live appearances, which are fueled by her prickly, pithy, [...]
Despite their incendiary moniker—and some red-hot reviews for their last release, Rescue & Restore—August Burns Red are a Christian band who began by practicing in an old egg house on the drummer’s family farm in Manheim, Pa. And though they play blistering, odd-meter metalcore (with comparisons to As I Lay Dying), the band are [...]
Influenced by Buddy Holly, Burt Bacharach and the British Invasion phenomenon (and a little soul), Marshall Crenshaw has had a prolific career since the early ’80s. He performed his Top 40 hit “Someday, Someway” for Letterman in 1982, co-wrote the Gin Blossoms hit “Til I Hear It From You” from the movie Empire Records [...]
Tonight (Thursday), local singer-songwriter duo the Parlor will headline a bill at the Low Beat that also includes Neighborhood of Make Believe and Slowshine (8 PM, 432-6572). . . . Also tonight, cancer survivor and emotionally poignant songwriter Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness (left) will play Upstate Concert Hall (7 PM, $22, 371-0012). . [...]
An introduction to computer use, terminology and basics. Students will learn to use the mouse, keyboard and to type appropriately. There will be an introduction to the Windows Operating System, and basic programs such as ...
For all levels of photographers with a variety of equipment. The basic elements of nature photography including light, composition, and focus will be covered--and their application to close-ups, landscapes, and wildlife
Join staff from The Pruyn Collection of Albany History as we introduce you to a sample of the collection's most interesting items. Examine maps, postcards, books, pamphlets and city directories that reveal the city's history ...
Bill and Mary Lewis will present a talk on their book, Through the Heartland on U.S. 20, Eastern New York. They have devoted a chapter to Duanesburg and Quaker Street as well as Guilderland, Albany, ...
Free mini-classes taught by staff from Altamont's The Spinning Room; giveaways, drawings, yarn bombing and camaraderie for knitters of all ages. Weather permitting the event will be held outside on the library green; bring a ...