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    Brooke Van Poppelen

      This month’s Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show offers up Brooke Van Poppelen as the headliner. Aside from having a fantastic European-aristocratic name, the Chicago-born, New York City-based comic co-hosts Hack My Life on truTV, was a writer on MTV’s Girl Code and has appeared on John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show on […]
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    Earth Sky Dream

      The new show opening at Hudson’s Carrie Haddad Gallery finds the participating artists observing the landscape with an array of points of view and techniques. From drawing to painting and from realistic renderings to haunted dreamscapes, Earth Sky Dream showcases creators vividly engaging with the nature. Artists with work in the show include Chris […]
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    Troy Night Out/Kids and Pets Night Out

      Tomorrow (Friday), Troy Night Out is “all about the kids and the furr-babies.” The end-of-the-month arts walkabout in very walkable downtown Troy will include over 40 participating businesses offering discounts and specials directed toward kids. There will be children’s street entertainment and places for kids and pets to hang out. Also, the Troy Police […]
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    Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez

      “I’m here to set your soul on fire,” says Christine Ohlman, aka the Beehive Queen of Americana Soul. The longtime vocalist for the Saturday Night Live Band first teased her hair into a bouffant in honor of Ronnie Spector; a blue-eyed soul interpreter since she was 16, the dynamic and archivist performer was inducted […]
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    Lady Antebellum

      Lady Antebellum have been a solid gold smash since the group’s eponymous debut album dominated the charts (and the airwaves) in 2007. In between then and now, they’ve racked up hit after hit and won seven Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year for 2011’s “Need You Now.” Their latest album, 747, continued the […]
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    Lee’s 88 Keys

      From Oklahoma, where she was born, to Albany, where she reigns as the piano-playing “Queen of Jazz,” Lee Shaw has had a long, fascinating, artistically successful life. Not only a successful performer who has traveled around the world with her music, Shaw has made her mark as a teacher. (John Medeski, of Medeski Martin […]
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    Chris Hedges

      Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author and activist Chris Hedges will be in Troy tomorrow evening (Friday) to speak on his latest book, Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt. In it, Hedges argues that the world is in a time of revolution; he “investigates what social and psychological factors cause revolution, rebellion, and resistance.” […]
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    Pop Rock Night at the Plaza

      New York celebrates the Empire State Plaza’s 50th anniversary this year. Unless you’re a state worker, your main engagement with Rockefeller’s monument to modernism is through the arts—either underground, with the art collection, or above at New York State Museum, the Egg or the outdoor concert series—and on this level, the plaza is a […]
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    Eastbound Jesus

      Local favorite bluegrass rock band Eastbound Jesus will release their new album, Hollerin’, this Saturday at Putnam Den in Saratoga. “We really tried to push our songwriting in a more complex direction,” say the band members. “And bringing in a few new guest musicians really helped us create a unique and refreshing sound.” Among […]
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    America

      Did you know that the three musicians comprising the 1970s band America were actually British? Did you know that Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man (that he didn’t already have)? A bona-fide classic-rock act who had a string of hits throughout the decade, such as present-day karaoke staples “Horse With No […]

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