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    DANCE MOViES

      One of the earliest ways Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s EMPAC made its mark in the arts world—even before EMPAC’s imposing hillside structure was completed—was with their DANCE MOViES commissions. Filmmakers from all over the world have participated in the creation of films developed at and/or commissioned by RPI’s arts juggernaut; the latest five dance films [...]
  • aLsO nOtEd

      On Friday, Hyp3fest TGIF’s Birthday Bash will take place at the Armory, hosted by DJ Iroc and featuring DJs Tek, Phaze and Ketchup (9 PM, $17, 18 and over, 512-5203). . . . Also Friday, New York City indie rocker Patti Rothberg will play the Bearsville Theater (9 PM, $10 845-679-4406). . . . [...]
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    Half Waif

      Nandi Rose Plunkett, daughter of an Irish-American father and Indian mother, grew up listening to Celtic and Indian music as well as Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush and Tori Amos, then studied classical music in college. Not surprisingly, in her Brooklyn-based project Half Waif, she creates a kaleidoscopic blend of sounds that conjure classical, experimental, [...]
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    Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live

      How in the world did an Ohio zookeeper become so darn famous? Judging from his appearances on TV over the years, from his too-many-to-count visits with David Letterman to his own Emmy-winning, syndicated nature show Into the Wild, Hanna’s appeal is a folksy mix of solid expertise, goofy charm and irresistible critters. Tomorrow (Friday), [...]
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    Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde

      Since releasing their debut album in 2010, Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde have become internationally known while remaining based here in Albany. Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Asili describes herself as carrying on “the tradition of her ancestors, fusing past and present struggles into one soulful and defiant voice.” With La Banda Rebelde, the music [...]
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    Nice Work If You Can Get It

      A show packed from beginning to end with songs by George Gershwin is, by definition, of interest. And, given the emotional and comic range of the lyrics penned by George’s brother Ira, will also be a lot of fun. Nice Work If You Can Get It, which arrives tonight at Proctors for one show [...]
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    Katha Pollitt

      The New York State Writers Institute will begin its spring visiting writers series tonight (Thursday) with longtime Nation columnist and author Katha Pollitt. Descibed as “an influential voice of American feminism,” Pollitt will read from and discuss her 2014 book Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, which goes a long way toward reclaiming the abortion discussion [...]
  • Tim Reynolds

      Tim Reynolds is a wizard. Forget for a second that he’s the lead guitarist in Dave Matthews Band. (Although he did encourage a younger Matthews—who tended bar at a venue in Charlottesville, Va., where he performed—to pursue his music career in the ’90s. He also introduced him to most of his original band members, [...]
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    Mariinsky Orchestra

      Russia’s Mariinsky Orchestra return to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall tonight (Thursday) as part of the Troy Chromatics Concerts series. Under the direction of Ignat Solzhenitsyn (pictured, an Avery Fisher career grant winner) the Mariinsky—who were known, back in Soviet days, as the Kirov Orchestra—will perform a deeply romantic, all-Russian program. In fact, [...]

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Clubs

July 12

Accents

by Josh Potter July 12, 2014

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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

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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

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Clubs

July 12

Beat Shots

by Josh Potter July 12, 2014

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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

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Performance

July 12

Colored Lights

by The Staff July 12, 2014

Starring KT Sullivan

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Clubs

July 12

Eddie Japan

by Josh Potter July 12, 2014

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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

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Classical

July 12

Jasper String Quartet

by The Staff July 12, 2014

Music of Haydn, Shostakovich, Dvorak

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Comedy

July 12

Jim McCue and Friends

by The Staff July 12, 2014

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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 ...

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Clubs

July 12

Kook

by Josh Potter July 12, 2014

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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

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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

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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

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Family

July 12

Old Fashioned Field Day at Bennington Battlefield

by The Staff July 12, 2014

Play Pig to Market and other colonial games

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Clubs

July 12

Otan Vargas

by Josh Potter July 12, 2014

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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

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Family

July 12

Pool Noodle Fun

by The Staff July 12, 2014

Construct five childhood toys from pool noodles

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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.

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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

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Participatory

July 12

Social Dance Saturday

by The Staff July 12, 2014

Featuring Onota'a:ka, Oneida Nation Dancers

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Clubs

July 12

Steve Candlen

by Josh Potter July 12, 2014

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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 ...

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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

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