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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 [...]

Friday, August 1, 2014

Clubs

August 1

Apollo’s Creed, Let Go Daylight, Ganbwa, Vacant

by Ali Hibbs August 1, 2014

0 comments The Low Beat

Family

August 1

Before and After: Walking Through Sequence

by The Staff August 1, 2014

An educational program, for children between the ages of three and four, concerning how the environment progresses. This event is free. Call for more information

0 comments New York State Museum

Clubs

August 1

Black Stone Cherry

by Ali Hibbs August 1, 2014

0 comments The Upstate Concert Hall

Museums & Galleries

August 1

Burning the Midnight Oil

by The Staff August 1, 2014

1st Friday reception 8/1, 7-9 PM

0 comments Patsy's Barber Shop

Theater

August 1

Can You Hear Me Now?

by The Staff August 1, 2014

A world premiere musical set at the dawn of the cell phone age, the 1990s

0 comments Fort Salem Theater

Clubs

August 1

Carbon Leaf

by Ali Hibbs August 1, 2014

0 comments Club Helsinki

Concerts

August 1

Cheech and Chong

by Ali Hibbs August 1, 2014

0 comments The Egg

Theater

August 1

Cirque Eloize iD

by The Staff August 1, 2014

Proclaimed the West Side Story of the 21st century

0 comments Proctors

Classical

August 1

Euryanthe

by The Staff August 1, 2014

Carl Maria von Weber's opera, performed by the American Symphony Orchestra and vocalists. Part of Bard SummerScape

0 comments Bard College Richard B. Fisher Center

Concerts

August 1

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

by Ali Hibbs August 1, 2014

0 comments Dodds Farm

Clubs

August 1

Frank Vignola

by Ali Hibbs August 1, 2014

0 comments Caffe Lena

Clubs

August 1

I Am Heresy

by Ali Hibbs August 1, 2014

0 comments Bogies

Discussions/Speakers

August 1

Nina Katchadourian

by The Staff August 1, 2014

The nationally acclaimed conceptual artist will speak

0 comments Byrdcliffe Kleinert/ James Center for the Arts

Clubs

August 1

Paul Borello

by Ali Hibbs August 1, 2014

0 comments Grappa 72

Family

August 1

The Pied Piper

by The Staff August 1, 2014

The Pied Piper is a story about a town overrun with rats. When the magical piper rids the town of the rats, the townspeople believe their problem has been solved. They are mistaken because the ...

0 comments Mac-Haydn Theatre

Clubs

August 1

the Rambler and the Railroad

by Ali Hibbs August 1, 2014

0 comments Gypsy Joynt