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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 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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