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    Souvenir

      There were a variety of ways a wealthy early-20th-century socialite could express her interest in music, from hosting salons to becoming a patron of the symphony or opera. Manhattan’s Florence Foster Jacobs was different: Despite all evidence to the contrary, Jenkins believed she was a great singer; and she bankrolled her own concerts to [...]
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    Ashu

      Although the saxophone is most closely associated today with jazz and rock & roll, inventor Adolphe Sax clearly had neither genre in mind when he patented the first saxophone design in Paris in the 1840s. Which brings us to Ashu (pictured) who is on a mission to bring the sax and classical music together; [...]
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    37th Annual Photography Regional

      Beginning this week, the Opalka Gallery will host the 37th Annual Photography Regional, a juried exhibition showcasing established and emerging artists within 150 miles of Albany. This year’s show will feature 39 photographers, including the work of Michael Farrell, Steven Fink, Connie Frisbee Houde (pictured), George Guarino, Jess Ayotte, Laura Brodsky, Susan Sabino, Tom [...]
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    Justin Townes Earle

      Alt-country legend Steve Earle gave his son Justin a middle name in tribute to his own mentor, Townes Van Zandt. Although Steve Earle left Justin’s mother when he was 2, Justin eventually played in—and was kicked out of—his father’s band. Recently married and newly sober, Earle already has been hailed as a leading light [...]
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    The Bridge Jazz Festival

      This is an exciting idea. When music lovers around here think of jazz festivals, they think of summer; the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and the Massry Center for the Arts have teamed up to bring us a two-night jazz fest to heat up this interminable February. On Friday (Feb. 27), the Music Hall [...]
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    On Animation and Workflow

      This screening Saturday night at EMPAC is part of a colloquium that brought together “small groups of artists, curators, visual effects specialists, engineers, and theorists to informally discuss ideas centered around the conditions of the long co-history of animation and workflow (the sequence of processes through which a piece of work passes from initiation [...]
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    Troy Night Out

      It’s a double celebration for this month’s Troy Night Out on Friday. TNO will honor Troy’s connection to the glass creations of Tiffany & Co.—Troy is home to some of the most beautiful surviving examples of Tiffany glass—and the 9th birthday of Troy Night Out itself. For example, you’ll be able to visit St. [...]
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      Tonight (Thursday), the good times will roll with Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, Mass. (7 PM, $25, $22.50 advance, 413-586-8686). . . . Tomorrow (Friday), veteran folkie and activist Tom Paxton will return to the Egg (7:30 PM, $28, 473-1845). . . . Also Friday, admission is [...]
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    Two Cow Garage

      Two Cow Garage are an alt-country band from Ohio who have been compared with Dinosaur Jr. and Nirvana as well as the Jayhawks and Blue Rodeo. “Fierce and edgy,” these guys tour so tirelessly that they had to crowd-source funding to fix their van after it broke down late last year. They raised enough [...]
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    Silverstein

      Named for delightfully peculiar children’s author of Where the Sidewalk Ends, Silverstein will be headlining a delightfully punk rock night of emo, screamo, pop punk, hardcore and post-hardcore tonight at Upstate Concert Hall. Solid innovators in a typically temperamental genre, Silverstein have made seven studio albums since they got together in 2000 and will [...]

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Discussions/Speakers

July 15

“New” Clark Institute Discussion

by The Staff July 15, 2014

The Clark Institute's director of communications will talk about the campus expansion program and it's subsequent results on the Clark, including the new visitors center and renovated museum building.

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Discussions/Speakers

July 15

Beavers

by The Staff July 15, 2014

This program invites nature-lovers for a walk and talk on beavers.

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Discussions/Workshops

July 15

Book Discussion

by The Staff July 15, 2014

Frankie Bailey will facilitate a discussion of Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

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Family

July 15

Bubble Science

by The Staff July 15, 2014

Participants will create soapy art with Bubble-master Jeff Boyer. There will be comedic and musical entertainment

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Workshops

July 15

Change Your Thinking Change Your Life Workshop

by The Staff July 15, 2014

This workshop, hosted by New Thought New York, will teach positive thinking and how to manifest your desires through positive thoughts. To preregister, call 466-6846.

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Family

July 15

Colonie Tuesday Night LIve Poets’ Corner

by The Staff July 15, 2014

An open reading forum in which local poets and writers are welcomed to share six to ten minutes of their original work

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Literary Events

July 15

Fiction Book Club

by The Staff July 15, 2014

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

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Family

July 15

Heat, Turn, Hatch!

by The Staff July 15, 2014

George Steele, an environmental educator, will facilitate a program in which participants will be shown how to care for an egg incubator

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Concerts

July 15

Huey Lewis and the News

by The Staff July 15, 2014

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Family

July 15

Pine Bush Pups: A Perfect Match, Karner Blue Butterflies and Wild Blue Lupine

by The Staff July 15, 2014

Participants will explore the relationship between the endangered Karner blue butterfly and wild blue lupine while on a walk. Registration is required

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Family

July 15

Science Story Time

by The Staff July 15, 2014

During this event participants will read a science story and enjoy an activity. This activity is included with museum admission

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Family

July 15

Sewing Machine Basics

by The Staff July 15, 2014

Participants will learn the basics of sewing. Sewing machines will be provided by the library

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Family

July 15

Story Circle of the Capital District

by The Staff July 15, 2014

This event is a gathering of story tellers from the capital district. Stories can be no longer than ten minutes, unless previous arrangements were made

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