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    Dale Watson and His Lonestars

      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 [...]
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    Intolerance

      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 [...]
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    Heroes

      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 [...]
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    Jared Logan

      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 [...]
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    Empire State Youth Orchestra

      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 [...]
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    Jim Breuer

      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 [...]
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    Ani DiFranco

      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, [...]
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    August Burns Red, Miss May I, Northlane, Erra

      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 [...]
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    Marshall Crenshaw, the Bottle Rockets

      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 [...]
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    also noted . . .

      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). . [...]

Friday, July 4, 2014

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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Clubs

July 4

Brian and Kevin Tiernan

by Josh Potter July 4, 2014

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Concerts

July 4

Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals

by Josh Potter July 4, 2014

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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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Concerts

July 4

Phish

by Josh Potter July 4, 2014

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Theater

July 4

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged

by The Staff July 4, 2014

A medley of mayhem, comedy and lunacy

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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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