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    Dianne Reeves

      There’s no dispute. Dianne Reeves is one of the great singers today—and we’re not qualifying this with “great jazz singer.” She’s coming to the Mahaiwe on Sunday night with a band including Gerald Clayton, Romero Lombardo, James Genus and Terreon Gully. Reeves’ most recent album, Beautiful Life—her first in five years—was released last January. [...]
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    Albany Symphony Orchestra

      Maestro David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony welcome pianist Joyce Yang (left) for a gala performance at the Palace Saturday night centered on Tchaikovsky’s sixth symphony. The “Pathetique,” as it is informally known, is one of Tchaikovsky’s greatest works, an “exploration of fate” that is both emotional and majestic. Yang will join the [...]
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    The Milk Carton Kids, Sarah Jarosz

      Sarah Jarosz is a multi-Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist whose music straddles folk and Americana; the Milk Carton Kids, also Grammy-nominated, are a young flatpicking harmony duo who have elicited raves from newcomers to the genre as well as the old guard. After their now-legendary meeting at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2013, Jarosz and the Milk [...]
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    Drive-By Truckers

      Alt-country, Southern rock. Call it what you want, these guys have a song called “Shit Shots Count.” Which is awesome. Straight from the Deep South, the DBTs record in analog; their first two albums were called Gangstabilly and Pizza Deliverance—followed by a live album called Alabama Ass-Whuppin’ (released three times by three different record companies [...]
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    Also noted

      Friday, Habana Sax will bring their synthesis of Afro-Cuban, Latin and American jazz to the Egg (7:30 PM, $24, 473-1845). . . . Also Friday, Amon Amarth will bring “melodic death metal” from Sweden to the Upstate Concert Hall (8 PM, $25, 371-0012). . . . New-folk darling Shawn Colvin will perform at Club [...]
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    Abraham.in.Motion

      Jacob’s Pillow the venue may be closed for the season, but Jacob’s Pillow the arts organization has joined forces with MASS MoCA to bring Kyle Abraham’s Abraham.in.Motion company to North Adams this weekend. MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Abraham will be bringing a new work to MASS MoCA, The Watershed. According to the performance notes, it [...]
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    Steven Wright

      Steven Wright, the “king of deadpan,” brings his unforgettable voice, expert timing and laconic wit to the Egg Friday. Like any working comic worth his salt, he has a recent Grammy-nominated album (I Still Have a Pony) and keeps busy with projects like his consulting producer gig with Louis CK’s Louie. Stand-up comedian is [...]
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    The Liar

      The Liar, a classic French farce by Pierre Corneille and adapted by David Ives, will bring the laughs to Schenectady Civic Playhouse beginning tomorrow night (Friday). Set in Paris in the late 1640s, The Liar presents us with two men of opposite social standing and personality: Dorrante (Tom Templeton) is a young man on [...]
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    Lewis Black

      Lewis Black is angry. Really angry. In fact, he’s angry by profession. The title of his latest tour, The Rant Is Due, is a pun on the various national political reckonings we face, and his preferred comic delivery system, the “rant.” Black became famous for his “Back in Black” segments on The Daily Show, [...]
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    Fusion

      An evening of urban art, architecture, music, fashion and good food served up by local chef and Chopped Champion Ric Orlando? Yes please! In its third year, the Albany Barn annual fundraising event, FUSION 2014, promises to be the best one yet. This year, in homage to the Arbor Hill neighborhood in which the [...]

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Clubs

July 12

Accents

by Josh Potter July 12, 2014

0 comments The Low Beat

Family

July 12

Alien Invaders at Thacher Nature Center

by The Staff July 12, 2014

The Emerald Ash Borer is a small green beetle originated from Asia that threatens the survival of Ash trees. This informational program teaches families how to prevent the spreading of the Ash Borer

0 comments Thacher Nature Center

Family

July 12

Ballet Gala: Tribute to Great Britain

by The Staff July 12, 2014

The New York City Ballets performs Acheron, After the Rain and Union Jack

0 comments Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Clubs

July 12

Beat Shots

by Josh Potter July 12, 2014

0 comments The Hollow Bar + Kitchen

Readings/Signings

July 12

Colleen Murtagh Paratore

by The Staff July 12, 2014

The author will discuss and sign her new book, Fireflies: A Writer's Notebook

0 comments Market Block Books

Performance

July 12

Colored Lights

by The Staff July 12, 2014

Starring KT Sullivan

0 comments Barrington Stage Company Mr. Finn's Cabaret

Clubs

July 12

Eddie Japan

by Josh Potter July 12, 2014

0 comments Iron Horse Music Hall

Classical

July 12

Gems of the Region: An American Music Recital

by The Staff July 12, 2014

Featuring mezzo-soprano Kara Cornell, with pianist Michael Clement, performing works by regional composers

0 comments Emmanuel Baptist Church

Classical

July 12

Jasper String Quartet

by The Staff July 12, 2014

Music of Haydn, Shostakovich, Dvorak

0 comments Tannery Pond Concerts

Comedy

July 12

Jim McCue and Friends

by The Staff July 12, 2014

0 comments Comedy Works Albany

Family

July 12

Kaplan SAT Practice Test

by The Staff July 12, 2014

This is a free SAT practice test designed to help student know what to expect come test day. Students must bring a calculator and number two pencils. Students taking the practice test will receive a ...

0 comments William K. Sanford Town Library

Clubs

July 12

Kook

by Josh Potter July 12, 2014

0 comments The Half Moon

Family

July 12

Learn to Geocache

by The Staff July 12, 2014

Learn how to participate in the GPS-navigated treasure hunt that occurs all around the world. Participants are encouraged to bring their own GPS units. There will be prizes and ice cream provided

0 comments Thacher Park

Family

July 12

Let’s Drum!

by The Staff July 12, 2014

Capital District musician and educator Jonathan Duda leads a hands-on introductory work-shop to percussive instruments

0 comments Grafton Community Library

Family

July 12

Mixed Repertory

by The Staff July 12, 2014

The New York City Ballet performs The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Walpurgisnacht Ballet, Circus Polka, This Bitter Earth, Todo Buenos Aires and New Peck

0 comments Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Theater

July 12

Much Ado About Nothing

by The Staff July 12, 2014

Troy Civic Theatre production of Shakespeare's comedy

0 comments Italian Community Center

Family

July 12

Old Fashioned Field Day at Bennington Battlefield

by The Staff July 12, 2014

Play Pig to Market and other colonial games

0 comments Grafton Lakes State Park

Clubs

July 12

Otan Vargas

by Josh Potter July 12, 2014

0 comments Club Helsinki

Readings/Signings

July 12

Poets in the Park

by The Staff July 12, 2014

Featuring Nancy Klepsch and Luis "L-Majesty" Pabon, The rain site is the Social Justice Center at 33 Central Ave

0 comments Robert Burns statue

Family

July 12

Pool Noodle Fun

by The Staff July 12, 2014

Construct five childhood toys from pool noodles

0 comments Schenectady County Public Library

Workshops

July 12

Primer on Garden Design

by The Staff July 12, 2014

Master gardener and interior designer Denise Maurer will be hosting a workshop on gardening.

0 comments Troy Public Library

Family

July 12

Rediscovering the Original Indian Ladder Trail

by The Staff July 12, 2014

Helderberg historian Tim Albright leads an exploration hike of the first Indian Ladder Trail

0 comments Thacher Park

Participatory

July 12

Social Dance Saturday

by The Staff July 12, 2014

Featuring Onota'a:ka, Oneida Nation Dancers

0 comments Iroquois Indian Museum

Clubs

July 12

Steve Candlen

by Josh Potter July 12, 2014

0 comments Carney's Tavern

Family

July 12

Summer Fest 2014

by The Staff July 12, 2014

It's time to celebrate summer with our outdoor family party! Enjoy games, activities and giveaways. We'll have music by local trio Off the Record and roving magic shows. Refreshments are courtesy of our hospitality sponsor ...

0 comments Albany Public Library Delaware Branch

Family

July 12

Summer Science: Your Night Sky

by The Staff July 12, 2014

During this program participants will explore the summer night sky, including constellations. Participants will return home with star finders and more. Preregistration is required

0 comments CNSE CMOST

Theater

Mac-Haydn Theatre

42nd Street

Through 7/20



Theater

Williamstown Theatre Festival Nikos Stage

A Great Wilderness

Through 7/20



Theater

Colonial Theatre

A Little Night Music

Through 7/19



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



Theater

Berkshire Theatre Group Unicorn Theatre

Benefactors

Through 7/26



Theater

Theater Barn

Black Coffee

Through 7/20



Comedy

Comedy Works Albany

Boston Comedy Festival Stand-Up Comedy Contest

Through 7/12



Museums & Galleries

Schenectady County Historical Society

Canals and Railroads: from Collaboration to Competition

Through 11/08



Museums & Galleries

Clark Art Institute

Cast for Eternity: Ancient Ritual Bronzes from the Shanghai Museum

Through 9/21



Performance

Jacob's Pillow

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Through 9/13



Concerts

EMPAC

Deep Listening Conference

Through 7/12



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

Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery

Elevator Music 27 Kamau Patton: Torus-Variation 1

Through 10/26



Museums & Galleries

Jacob's Pillow

Gotta Dance!

Through 8/24



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

The Niche Gallery

Let’s Dance

Through 7/15



Theater

Bard College Richard B. Fisher Center

Love in the Wars

Through 7/20



Museums & Galleries

Davis Orton Gallery

Mary Kocol, Linda Stillman

Through 7/27



Museums & Galleries

University Art Museum

Mary Reid Kelley: Working Objects and Video

Through 10/18



Museums & Galleries

Chapel + Cultural Center

Memorial for Lost Species

Through 8/31



Museums & Galleries

510 Warren Street Gallery

More Drama: New Work by Peggy Reeves

Through 7/31



Museums & Galleries

Clement Art Gallery

Nature as the Muse

Through 7/23



Performance

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

New York City Ballet

Through 7/12



Museums & Galleries

Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery

Opener 26: Jeff Sonhouse

Through 1/04



Museums & Galleries

Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery

Opener 27: Beverly Semmes: FRP

Through 1/04



Museums & Galleries

Brookside Museum

Perspectives: Photography by Dona Ann McAdams, Carole J. Williams and Sharon Castro

Through 8/29



Performance

Jacob's Pillow

Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel’s Moses(es)

Through 9/13



Museums & Galleries

Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery

Score

Through 1/04



Museums & Galleries

CCS Bard/Hessel Museum of Art

SCORE!

Through 9/21



Museums & Galleries

Albany Institute of History & Art

Summer Exposure: Photographic Works

Through 9/07



Museums & Galleries

PS 209 Art Gallery

SURFACE Tension

Through 8/10



Museums & Galleries

GCCA Catskill Gallery

Tasha Depp: Connected Vision

Through 9/01



Museums & Galleries

Albany Center Gallery

The Black & White Show

Through 8/22



Theater

Shakespeare & Company

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged

Through 8/24



Museums & Galleries

Center for Photography at Woodstock

The Space Between: Redefining Public and Personal in Smartphone Photography

Through 8/31



Theater

Charles R. Wood Theater

The Whale

Through 7/19



Museums & Galleries

MCLA Gallery 51

Thebes

Through 7/27



Museums & Galleries

Chatham Bookstore

Wendy Holmes Noyes: Street Paintings Mostly from Melbourne

Through 8/31



Museums & Galleries

Hudson Opera House

whathaslightodowithdarkness

Through 9/07



Museums & Galleries

Roosevelt Spa

Wild Flowers: Oil Paintings of Susan B. Hale

Through 9/01



Museums & Galleries

Center for Photography at Woodstock

Work in Progress on In Progress Work

Through 8/31