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    Ian Hunter and the Rant Band

      For years there was a local singer-songwriter named “Ian Hunter,” and we’d list his gigs, always thinking for a split second, “that Ian Hunter?” before realizing, no, it’s the nice, talented local dude with the same name as the English rock legend. Well, golly, look who’s coming to Helsinki Hudson this Saturday: that Ian […]
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    Liz Miele

      Like all comedians worth their salt, New York City-based Liz Miele has been doing stand-up forever. Well, at least since she was a teenager. She’s been on Conan’s show and Jon Stewart’s old show and various Comedy Central specials—again, like any comic worth her salt. Her debut comedy album, Emotionally Exhausting, has been very […]
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    Idina Menzel

      Broadway audiences have known and loved Idina Menzel, who’s performing at Tanglewood on Saturday night, for almost two decades. This is thanks in large part to her star-making turns as the fiancée/girlfriend from hell in Rent and as Elphaba, the considerably more complex take on the emerald-hued Wicked Witch of the West in Stephen […]
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    Psycho

      There was a pretty terrible movie called Hitchcock released a couple of years ago. It was a petty and not particularly insightful portrait of director Alfred Hitchcock at the time he was taking the biggest risk of his career in making the serial-killer thriller, Psycho. Still, it was impossible to look away from even […]
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    Counting Crows

      Anyone who listened to the radio in the mid-‘90s knows Counting Crows: Their breakout album, August and Everything After, featured the hit songs “Mr. Jones” (commence earworm), “Rain King” and “Round Here,” a prettier cover of the Himalayans song that Crows frontman Adam Duritz wrote with members of that band before forming the Crows […]
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    Albany LatinFest

      Come celebrate the beauty and diversity of the Hispanic cultural heritage at an all-day Latin festival in Washington Park with musical performances that highlight Hispanic musical genres, good food, art, children’s amusements and more. There will be musical tributes to Puerto Rican salsa singers Hector LaVoe and Frankie Ruiz, as well as performances by […]
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    Roomful of Teeth

      This Grammy-winning vocal nine-piece call themselves “a band not a choir” while stating their dedication “to mining the potential of the human voice,” including Tuvan throat singing, Appalachian yodeling, operatic Persian trilling, and whispered speech, incorporated into mystical and serene soundscapes written by the most exciting young composers of the 21st century, including founding […]
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    Powered Narratives

      American-born John Stanmeyer is an internationally acclaimed photographer for National Geographic and Time, and large-scale examples of his work are the focus of Powered Narratives, the solo show opening this weekend at the Berkshire Museum. Curator Maria Mingalone says, in the exhibit notes, that Stanmeyer’s “photographs are energetic stories that propel you into the […]
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    Kevin Hart

      Kevin Hart is the biggest comedian in America today—and probably tomorrow, too, thanks to the likelihood that his second buddy cop movie with Ice Cube is going to be as big a hit, if not bigger, than his first. Hart’s What Now Tour, which comes to the Times Union Center tonight, is a wild […]
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    Thoroughly Modern Millie

      The summer arts season is winding down near and far—but not in Chatham, where today (Thursday), the Mac-Haydn Theatre is opening its next production, the effervescent 1920s-style musical comedy Thoroughly Modern Millie. It’s the story of a poor girl looking for a rich husband; a rich boy looking to avoid becoming a husband; a […]

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Workshops

July 8

Basket Weaving

by The Staff July 8, 2014

Joyce Flowers will be teaching basket weaving for all those ages 8+.

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Comedy

July 8

Boston Comedy Festival Stand-Up Comedy Contest

by The Staff July 8, 2014

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Family

July 8

Chickens Around the World

by The Staff July 8, 2014

Lindsay Kuhn and her Traveling Farm present a wide variety of live chickens and their eggs, with a focus on breed conservation, history and feeding/care

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Concerts

July 8

Gary Smuylen Trio

by Ali Hibbs July 8, 2014

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Family

July 8

Pajama-rama with Scrubby Bear

by The Staff July 8, 2014

Participants will hear the story of Scrubby Bear, learn his hand-washing song, see "glo-germs" and get a Clean Hands Club card

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Clubs

July 8

Poor Old Shine

by Ali Hibbs July 8, 2014

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Family

July 8

Pull Invasive Garlic Mustard and Make Pesto

by The Staff July 8, 2014

Learn about the invasive garlic and help eradicate its presence from the park. To celebrate the efforts, there will be freshly made pesto

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Family

July 8

Scotia-Glenville Museum’s Magical Medieval Machines

by The Staff July 8, 2014

Discover the properties of the lever, pulleys, wedges, and other simply incredible examples of Physics. Enjoy the fun while making a catapult! Please register online or call the Pine Hills Children's Department at 482-7911 ext. ...

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Family

July 8

Sidewalk Science: Chalk Science

by The Staff July 8, 2014

During this program the science of chalk will be explored, investigating how it is made and formed. Registration is required

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Family

July 8

Skill Toys: Play ‘Em, Build ‘Em

by The Staff July 8, 2014

Kendamas, gyro rings and spinning plates are not just fun to play with; they build fine motor skills and brain/body awareness. Come play with ours, and build a kendama of your own design. Ages 6-15. ...

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Family

July 8

Slimy Salamanders

by The Staff July 8, 2014

To celebrate the Year of the Salamander this event offers to educate participants about the salamander. Registration is required

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Family

July 8

Social Robotics Workshop

by The Staff July 8, 2014

Students from the University of Albany will show us how to design a robot that can be used as a medical assistant, a home help or an animal caretaker. STEM program

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Family

July 8

Summer Science: Sink or Float?

by The Staff July 8, 2014

Hands-on experiments allow participants to explore buoyancy and density

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Museums & Galleries

July 8

The Black & White Show

by The Staff July 8, 2014

Reception 7/11, 5-9 PM

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Family

July 8

Upstate 88 Art Exhibit Opening Reception

by The Staff July 8, 2014

The artists of Upstate 88 open their month-long exhibit  

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