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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, [...]

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Family

July 16

“Pee-Wee’s Tale”

by The Staff July 16, 2014

A book discussion about "Pee-Wee's Tale," by Johanna Hurwitz

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Concerts

July 16

Annie and the Hedonists

by Josh Potter July 16, 2014

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Family

July 16

Evening on The Green

by The Staff July 16, 2014

An outdoor event with original bluegrass and acoustic music by Dyer Switch

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Family

July 16

Exploring Pond Life

by The Staff July 16, 2014

Explore pond life with George Steele. This program is open to families

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Family

July 16

Flash Mob at Olana

by The Staff July 16, 2014

A Night of Viewing Fireflies

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Readings/Signings

July 16

Frank Varney

by The Staff July 16, 2014

The author will discuss and sign his book, General Grant and the Rewriting of History

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Family

July 16

Kindergarten Boot Camp

by The Staff July 16, 2014

A training program to practice Kindergarten skills. Children must be accompanied by parent

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Family

July 16

Music Mobile in Central Park

by The Staff July 16, 2014

The second session of the four-part music-making program is returning. Participants will sing songs and join in community-building music activities

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Family

July 16

Science at the Library

by The Staff July 16, 2014

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Theater

July 16

The Golem of Havana

by The Staff July 16, 2014

Musical about a Hungarian-Jewish family living in Cuba at the time of the revolution

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Clubs

July 16

the Jazz Essentials

by Josh Potter July 16, 2014

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Family

July 16

Wednesday Walk

by The Staff July 16, 2014

Walk the pine barrens on this bi-monthly naturalist-led hike. This week participants will hike about one mile at the Kings Highway Barrens. Participants are asked to wear light-colored pants, long-sleeve shirts and sturdy walking shoes. ...

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