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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, [...]

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.

0 comments Troy Public Library

Discussions/Speakers

July 15

150 Years of Racing in Saratoga Talk

by The Staff July 15, 2014

Author and National Museum of Racing historian will share stories from his book, 150 Years of Racing in Saratoga.

0 comments New York State Library

Discussions/Speakers

July 15

Beavers

by The Staff July 15, 2014

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

0 comments North Chatham Library

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

0 comments Schenectady County Public Library Main Branch

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

0 comments Bethlehem Public Library

Clubs

July 15

Carl Strickland

by Josh Potter July 15, 2014

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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.

0 comments Pine Hollow Arboretum

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

0 comments William K. Sanford Town Library

Literary Events

July 15

Fiction Book Club

by The Staff July 15, 2014

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

0 comments Schenectady County Public Library Main Branch

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

0 comments Bethlehem Public Library

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

Post-It Note Art

by The Staff July 15, 2014

0 comments Schenectady County Public Library Duane Branch

Clubs

July 15

Rebecca Correia

by Josh Potter July 15, 2014

0 comments Iron Horse Music Hall

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

0 comments Bethlehem Public Library

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

0 comments William K. Sanford Town Library