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    Dale Watson and His Lonestars

      This Wednesday, Troy welcomes Austin’s “king of honky tonk,” Dale Watson, to the Hangar. Born in Alabama and raised in Texas, Dale Watson is one of the original alt-country rebels. He started spurning the commercial styles of mainstream Nashville back in the late 1980s, and has forged his own musical path ever since. The [...]
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    Intolerance

      D.W. Griffith’s silent film epic Intolerance is a stupendous spectacle and strikingly modern cinematic achievement. Griffith had the idea of telling four stories simultaneously, cutting back-and-forth thematically from one to the other. So, together, we are presented with the fall of ancient Babylon, Christ’s crucifixion, the massacre of the Huguenots in 1572 France and [...]
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    Heroes

      When Tom Stoppard translated a French play set in an old soldiers’ home, he applied his particular comic genius and turned it into a “hysterical romp” about three World War I vets plotting their escape from unwelcome confinement. The result, Heroes, will be presented beginning this weekend by the Ghent Playhouse in a production [...]
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    Jared Logan

      The latest edition of Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show will feature West Virginia native Jared Logan. The grandson of pentacostal preachers and coal miners, Logan has been a frequent guest on various Comedy Central and VH1 shows. You may recall him from when he was a regular on Best Week Ever, a program [...]
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    Empire State Youth Orchestra

      Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is one of the most popular works in the classical repertoire this side of Wagner. It’s a perennial favorite for its drama and scale, and is deployed on movie soundtracks whenever a world war is about to break out or the antichrist is about to be born. And Carmina Burana [...]
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    Jim Breuer

      Jim Breuer can’t help the fact that he looks high when, in fact, he is not. But it remains a weird comic trademark for the Half Baked and ex-SNL star turned family-man stand-up comedian. “I think I always stayed in that storyteller world,” Breuer told the Boston Globe last November. “I think I now [...]
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    Ani DiFranco

      The Righteous Babe returns—and her solo show at the Egg is already sold out. Ani DiFranco has been a frequent visitor to this area ever since her emergence in New York City in the early 1990s, and so she is well known for her galvanizing live appearances, which are fueled by her prickly, pithy, [...]
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    August Burns Red, Miss May I, Northlane, Erra

      Despite their incendiary moniker—and some red-hot reviews for their last release, Rescue & Restore—August Burns Red are a Christian band who began by practicing in an old egg house on the drummer’s family farm in Manheim, Pa. And though they play blistering, odd-meter metalcore (with comparisons to As I Lay Dying), the band are [...]
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    Marshall Crenshaw, the Bottle Rockets

      Influenced by Buddy Holly, Burt Bacharach and the British Invasion phenomenon (and a little soul), Marshall Crenshaw has had a prolific career since the early ’80s. He performed his Top 40 hit “Someday, Someway” for Letterman in 1982, co-wrote the Gin Blossoms hit “Til I Hear It From You” from the movie Empire Records [...]
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    also noted . . .

      Tonight (Thursday), local singer-songwriter duo the Parlor will headline a bill at the Low Beat that also includes Neighborhood of Make Believe and Slowshine (8 PM, 432-6572). . . . Also tonight, cancer survivor and emotionally poignant songwriter Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness (left) will play Upstate Concert Hall (7 PM, $22, 371-0012). . [...]

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Family

July 30

Art Walk, Talk and Create

by The Staff July 30, 2014

An educational tour of the Best of SUNY exhibition

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Family

July 30

Bang, Zoom, Read Magic Show with Joey D

by The Staff July 30, 2014

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0 comments Schenectady County Public Library Mont Pleasant Branch

Clubs

July 30

Deadbeats

by Josh Potter July 30, 2014

0 comments The Low Beat

Theater

July 30

Design for Living

by The Staff July 30, 2014

Noel Coward's menage a trois comedy

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Concerts

July 30

Eastbound Jesus, the Blind Owl Band

by Josh Potter July 30, 2014

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Family

July 30

Evening on The Green

by The Staff July 30, 2014

Caroline Doctorow will perform music of the early 1960s. Participants are encouraged to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs

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Family

July 30

Hudson Community Book Group

by The Staff July 30, 2014

Participants will discuss the R.J. Palicio novel Wonder. Call for more information

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Family

July 30

Movie Matinee Day

by The Staff July 30, 2014

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0 comments Schenectady County Public Library Mont Pleasant Branch

Family

July 30

Music Mobile in Central Park

by The Staff July 30, 2014

Participants will create community-building music while participating in hands-on activities. Call for more information

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Theater

July 30

Out of Orbit

by The Staff July 30, 2014

Berkshire Playwrights Lab production of Jennifer Maisel's mother-daughter play

0 comments Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Family

July 30

Portable Planetarium

by The Staff July 30, 2014

The Dudley Observatory's inflatable planetarium will be on display. Call for more information

0 comments Johnstown Public Library

Clubs

July 30

Primer 55

by Josh Potter July 30, 2014

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Family

July 30

Singalong with Lisa Russo

by The Staff July 30, 2014

This event is open to families. Call for more information

0 comments Schenectady County Public Library Quaker Street Branch

Clubs

July 30

Spirit Family Reunion

by Josh Potter July 30, 2014

0 comments Iron Horse Music Hall