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    DANCE MOViES

      One of the earliest ways Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s EMPAC made its mark in the arts world—even before EMPAC’s imposing hillside structure was completed—was with their DANCE MOViES commissions. Filmmakers from all over the world have participated in the creation of films developed at and/or commissioned by RPI’s arts juggernaut; the latest five dance films [...]
  • aLsO nOtEd

      On Friday, Hyp3fest TGIF’s Birthday Bash will take place at the Armory, hosted by DJ Iroc and featuring DJs Tek, Phaze and Ketchup (9 PM, $17, 18 and over, 512-5203). . . . Also Friday, New York City indie rocker Patti Rothberg will play the Bearsville Theater (9 PM, $10 845-679-4406). . . . [...]
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    Half Waif

      Nandi Rose Plunkett, daughter of an Irish-American father and Indian mother, grew up listening to Celtic and Indian music as well as Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush and Tori Amos, then studied classical music in college. Not surprisingly, in her Brooklyn-based project Half Waif, she creates a kaleidoscopic blend of sounds that conjure classical, experimental, [...]
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    Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live

      How in the world did an Ohio zookeeper become so darn famous? Judging from his appearances on TV over the years, from his too-many-to-count visits with David Letterman to his own Emmy-winning, syndicated nature show Into the Wild, Hanna’s appeal is a folksy mix of solid expertise, goofy charm and irresistible critters. Tomorrow (Friday), [...]
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    Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde

      Since releasing their debut album in 2010, Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde have become internationally known while remaining based here in Albany. Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Asili describes herself as carrying on “the tradition of her ancestors, fusing past and present struggles into one soulful and defiant voice.” With La Banda Rebelde, the music [...]
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    Nice Work If You Can Get It

      A show packed from beginning to end with songs by George Gershwin is, by definition, of interest. And, given the emotional and comic range of the lyrics penned by George’s brother Ira, will also be a lot of fun. Nice Work If You Can Get It, which arrives tonight at Proctors for one show [...]
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    Katha Pollitt

      The New York State Writers Institute will begin its spring visiting writers series tonight (Thursday) with longtime Nation columnist and author Katha Pollitt. Descibed as “an influential voice of American feminism,” Pollitt will read from and discuss her 2014 book Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, which goes a long way toward reclaiming the abortion discussion [...]
  • Tim Reynolds

      Tim Reynolds is a wizard. Forget for a second that he’s the lead guitarist in Dave Matthews Band. (Although he did encourage a younger Matthews—who tended bar at a venue in Charlottesville, Va., where he performed—to pursue his music career in the ’90s. He also introduced him to most of his original band members, [...]
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    Mariinsky Orchestra

      Russia’s Mariinsky Orchestra return to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall tonight (Thursday) as part of the Troy Chromatics Concerts series. Under the direction of Ignat Solzhenitsyn (pictured, an Avery Fisher career grant winner) the Mariinsky—who were known, back in Soviet days, as the Kirov Orchestra—will perform a deeply romantic, all-Russian program. In fact, [...]

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Family

June 21

9th Annual Capital District Soap Box Derby

by The Staff June 21, 2014

Four divisions featuring kids between ages 7 and 19. Five winners will go to Akron to compete in the world championships in July

0 comments Empire State Plaza

Clubs

June 21

Aimee Norwich, Fiodor Dream Dog

by Ali Hibbs June 21, 2014

0 comments The Spotty Dog

Classical

June 21

Ars Choralis

by The Staff June 21, 2014

Catskill Echoes: A Musical Legacy. Native American music, folk songs, and music of Catskill Mountains musicians

0 comments Maverick Concert Hall

Workshops

June 21

Bach Knit 2Gether

by The Staff June 21, 2014

Join other knitters and crocheters in a co-operative knitting and crocheting group. The 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month

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Clubs

June 21

Brandy Clark

by Ali Hibbs June 21, 2014

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Readings/Signings

June 21

Carol Derfner, Donna Lagone, Susan Sundwall

by The Staff June 21, 2014

The mystery authors will read from and sign their novels

0 comments Bethlehem Public Library

Family

June 21

Let’s Move: A Day of Healthy Outdoor Family Activities

by The Staff June 21, 2014

Kayak lessons (for ages 10 and up), fishing, geo-caching, nature walks, games

0 comments Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center

Clubs

June 21

Loosely Wound String Band

by Ali Hibbs June 21, 2014

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Performance

June 21

Poetry in Motion

by The Staff June 21, 2014

The art of spoken word mixed with the sounds of good music and comedy

0 comments GE Theatre at Proctors

Fairs & Festivals

June 21

Putnam Market 19th Birthday Festival

by The Staff June 21, 2014

The event will feature artisanal chesses and specialties from the Putnam kitchens,as well as samples of the distinctive foods that Putnam Market makes and sources, including chicken salads, brownies, roast turkey, and its signature cheeses

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Discussions/Speakers

June 21

Robert Burns

by The Staff June 21, 2014

Controversial Objects, Controversial History. Part of the RCHS lecture series

0 comments Russell Sage College Bush Memorial Hall

Discussions/Speakers

June 21

Ron Haviv

by The Staff June 21, 2014

The award-winning photojournalist will speak on his experiences around the world, including Afghanistan, Haiti and the Balkans

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Performance

June 21

Roxxi Tarts 1920′s Speakeasy Revue High Flying Adventure

by The Staff June 21, 2014

Board the Airship U.S.S. Corning from the 85th floor of the Corning Tower at the Empire State Plaza. Fantastic food, stimulating dance and music numbers from the area's top performers. Special guest acts from New ...

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Fairs & Festivals

June 21

Solfest

by The Staff June 21, 2014

Meditation, music, trance dance, jam, solstice fire ceremony. food. Call for info

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Family

June 21

Summer Solstice Activities

by The Staff June 21, 2014

Egg Drop drop-in STEM program. For grades K-9

0 comments Schenectady County Public Library Mont Pleasant Branch

Literary Events

June 21

The Mavens of Mayhem

by The Staff June 21, 2014

Meeting of the Upper Hudson Chapter of Sisters in Crime

0 comments Bethlehem Public Library