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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, July 4, 2014

Family

July 4

4th of July Sculpture Contest

by The Staff July 4, 2014

There will be prizes for all participants, although extra points will be awarded for originality

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Classical

July 4

Aston Magna

by The Staff July 4, 2014

Music from a Turbulent 17th-Century England: Galliards, laments and sonatas before and after the English Civil War

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Family

July 4

Fire in the Pine Bush

by The Staff July 4, 2014

A one mile hike along with a conversation concerning prescribed fires and how they maintain ecosystems. For ages 5+. Registration is required

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Workshops

July 4

Hawk Road Hike

by The Staff July 4, 2014

Follow a park educator on a hike overlooking the Hudson on the park's new trail. Pre-registration required

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Museums & Galleries

July 4

More Drama: New Work by Peggy Reeves

by The Staff July 4, 2014

Reception 7/5, 3-6 PM

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Fairs & Festivals

July 4

New York State’s 4th of July Celebration

by The Staff July 4, 2014

Food, kids activities, music--including Felix Cavaliere's Rascals--and ending in a spectacular fireworks show

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Sports

July 4

TriCity Valley Cats vs. Lowell Spinners

by The Staff July 4, 2014

NY-Penn League baseball. Fireworks on the 4th, glowsticks and fireworks on the 5th, and a poster giveaway and jersey auction on the 6th

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Clubs

July 4

Twiddle

by Josh Potter July 4, 2014

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Family

July 4

Wilbur, The Not-So-Big, Not-So-Bad Wolf

by The Staff July 4, 2014

Wilbur's pack sends him away because he is not big or bad enough, leaving Wilbur in search of a home. On his journey he meets Simon, a helpful squirrel, and Ginger, a friendly gopher. Wilbur ...

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Theater

Colonial Theatre

A Little Night Music

Through 7/19



Theater

Shakespeare & Company

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Through 8/30



Museums & Galleries

Arkell Museum

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

Through 8/24



Museums & Galleries

CCS Bard/Hessel Museum of Art

Amy Sillman: one lump or two

Through 9/21



Museums & Galleries

CCS Bard/Hessel Museum of Art

Anne Collier

Through 9/21



Museums & Galleries

Esther Massry Gallery

Art + Design 2014 Faculty Show

Through 9/21



Museums & Galleries

Art in Chestertown Gallery

Art in Bloom

Through 7/26



Museums & Galleries

Schenectady County Historical Society

Canals and Railroads: from Collaboration to Competition

Through 11/08



Museums & Galleries

Mass Moca

Christopher Chiappa: Stasis Horror

Through 8/31



Museums & Galleries

SCAC Arts Center Gallery

David Miller: Mapping the Mind

Through 7/26



Museums & Galleries

M Gallery

Deeply Rooted

Through 7/06



Museums & Galleries

Valley Artisans Market

Drawings, Ink on Paper by Leslie Fuller

Through 7/22



Museums & Galleries

Good Purpose Gallery

Duet in Color: Charles Steinhacker & Linda Clayton

Through 8/10



Museums & Galleries

Hyde Collection

Emergin from the Shadows: Edward Hopper and His Contemporaries

Through 9/14



Museums & Galleries

Williams College Museum of Art

Franz West

Through 1/25



Museums & Galleries

Jacob's Pillow

Gotta Dance!

Through 8/24



Museums & Galleries

Outside In

Grace Knowlton

Through 8/01



Theater

Washington Park Lakehouse

Hands on a Hardbody

Through 7/26



Theater

Shakespeare & Company Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre

Julius Caesar

Through 8/30



Theater

Williamstown Theatre Festival Main Stage

June Moon

Through 7/13



Museums & Galleries

Mass Moca

Kidspace: It’s Only Human

Through 5/25



Theater

Barrington Stage Company Boyd-Quinson Mainstage

Kiss Me, Kate

Through 7/12



Museums & Galleries

Hyde Collection

Larry Kagan: Lying Shadows

Through 9/14



Theater

Chester Theatre Company

Madagascar

Through 7/06



Museums & Galleries

Fenimore Art Museum

Madame Butterfly’s World: Woodblock Prints of a Changing Japan

Through 9/21



Museums & Galleries

miSci

Making Sense of Sound

Through 6/02



Museums & Galleries

John Davis Gallery

Martha Diamond: Painting

Through 7/13



Museums & Galleries

Davis Orton Gallery

Mary Kocol, Linda Stillman

Through 7/27



Museums & Galleries

Williams College Museum of Art

Material Friction: Americana and American Art

Through 12/14



Museums & Galleries

Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts

Mike + Doug Starn: Bambú Shots

Through 7/13



Museums & Galleries

Clement Art Gallery

Nature as the Muse

Through 7/23



Museums & Galleries

Way Back Gallery

One Does Not Exclude the Other

Through 8/31



Museums & Galleries

Upstate Artists Guild

Our Bodies of Work

Through 7/26



Museums & Galleries

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

Out of the Vault: European Graphic Arts

Through 10/12



Museums & Galleries

Concepto Hudson

Paper Works

Through 7/13



Theater

Dorset Theatre Festival

Red

Through 7/06



Museums & Galleries

CCS Bard/Hessel Museum of Art

SCORE!

Through 9/21



Museums & Galleries

Downtown Albany BID

Sculpture in the Streets: Play Me, I’m Yours

Through 7/27



Museums & Galleries

Albany Institute of History & Art

Summer Exposure: Photographic Works

Through 9/07



Museums & Galleries

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

The Golden Age of European Painting

Through 9/14



Theater

Berkshire Theatre Group Fitzpatrick Main Stage

The Mystery of Irma Vep

Through 7/19



Theater

Shakespeare & Company Rose Footprint Theatre

The Servant of Two Masters

Through 8/24



Museums & Galleries

Center for Photography at Woodstock

The Space Between: Redefining Public and Personal in Smartphone Photography

Through 8/31



Museums & Galleries

Norman Rockwell Museum

The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

Through 10/26



Museums & Galleries

MCLA Gallery 51

Thebes

Through 7/27



Museums & Galleries

Hudson Opera House

whathaslightodowithdarkness

Through 9/07



Theater

Mac-Haydn Theatre

Wilbur, The Not-So-Big, Not-So-Bad Wolf

Through 7/05



Museums & Galleries

Roosevelt Spa

Wild Flowers: Oil Paintings of Susan B. Hale

Through 9/01



Museums & Galleries

Fenimore Art Museum

Winslow Homer: The Nature and Rhythm of Life

Through 8/24



Museums & Galleries

Center for Photography at Woodstock

Work in Progress on In Progress Work

Through 8/31



Theater

Barrington Stage Company St. Germain Stage

Working on A Special Day

Through 7/06



Theater

Theater Barn

You Should Be So Lucky

Through 7/06