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    Cirque Dreams Holidaze

      There truly is a “cirque” for all seasons. The creators of Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy are back with Cirque Dreams Holidaze. It’s a cirque show, a Broadway musical, a family entertainment and a holiday spectacular all rolled into one. (Maybe we should have written “tumbled” into one.) The Dallas Morning News praised Cirque Dreams [...]
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    Max & Ruby’s Nutcracker

      The Egg’s Family Wonders series continues this Saturday with an unusual take on that holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. In Max & Ruby’s Nutcracker a pair of rabbits, Max and Ruby—you can’t miss them here in the photo, they’re the bunnies—are siblings who “let their imaginations whisk them away to a magical land where they [...]
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    Holiday Folk Show

      It’s time again for a seasonal gathering of the acoustic tribes, as Caffe Lena presents its annual Holiday Folk Show. Featuring John Kirk and Trish Miller (pictured), David Kiphuth and Addie & Olin, it’s a combination “Candlemas-Hanukkah-Ramadan-Solstice-Christmas-Kwanzaa-New Year-Boxing Day-Epiphany Event.” (They probably left Festivus out because, well, the airing of the grievances isn’t often [...]
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    The Jungle Book

      Saratoga-based Home Made Theater continues to celebrate its 30th season with a family favorite, The Jungle Book, opening tomorrow (Friday) at the Spa Little Theater. Adapted by Mila Johansen and directed by Toni Anderson-Sommo, The Jungle Book is based on Rudyard Kipling’s stories about a “man-cub,” Mowgli, raised by animals in an Indian jungle. [...]
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    MiWi La Lupa

      A native New Yorker from Buffalo, MiWi La Lupa graduated from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester. He sings, writes music and plays multiple instruments and is an original member of bands Red Baraat, Thought and Knights on Earth. He’s played the White House, Madison Square Garden, Bonnaroo, Montreal Jazz Fest, Wakarusa and [...]
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    Chuck Ragan & the Camaraderie

      Chuck Ragan was the guitarist and one of the lead singers for Hot Water Music. So. Yeah. Enough said. The Gainesville-based punk-rock band kicked ass from 1993 to 2005, when they broke up on good terms and Ragan went on to pursue a solo career in acoustic folk music until the band reunited for [...]
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    Robert Randolph & the Family Band

      Robert Randolph was trained in the House of God Church on the “Sacred Steel”—what many African-American Pentecostal churches call the pedal steel guitar—and he was discovered while playing at a sacred steel convention in Florida. In fact, before the secular music world found him, Randolph says he had almost no exposure to nonreligious music. [...]
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    John Oliver

      British comedian John Oliver is an American now, but his outsider’s sensibility still informs his politically astute comedy. Oliver may have come to prominence via the Daily Show and multiple appearances on other Comedy Central shows, but it’s his new gig at HBO that’s really cemented his status as an heir to Jon Stewart [...]
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    A Medieval Yuletide Revels

      Want to enjoy the holidays in old-school fashion? A Medieval Yuletide Revels promises a “rollicking celebration of the holiday season and the Winter Solstice with period costumes, music, dance and drama.” This medieval revue will include a knight, dragon and jester; a Mummer’s play; the Unitarian Society Choirs and Berkshire Brass Quartet; the Pokingbrook [...]
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    Jim Brickman

      Born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Jim Brickman began playing piano at age 5 and was writing commercial jingles before he was out of his teens. In 1994 he signed to Windham Hill Records, and his solo piano recordings began to consistently find their way onto the adult-contemporary and new-age charts. Soon Brickman [...]

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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