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    Monet/Kelly

        This new exhibition at the Clark Art Institute will consider the influence of impressionist master Claude Monet on contemporary American artist Ellsworth Kelly. Kelly himself selected the works in the show, which will include two of his paintings, 18 of his unpublished drawings, and nine paintings by Monet. In 2001, Kelly wrote, “Monet’s [...]
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    Aparna Nancherla

      This month’s edition of Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show at Proctors will feature Aparna Nancherla alongside the usual lineup of guest comedians in a program that promises a full two hours of comic entertainment. Nancherla, who grew up in Washington, D.C., but now lives in New York City, has a background in improv, [...]
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    Albany Symphony Orchestra

        This Saturday evening, the Albany Symphony welcomes guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen to the podium to conduct a program titled Beethoven’s Pastorale. Chen, music director of the Memphis Symphony, will conduct Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, Osvaldo Golijov’s Last Round, and the Mendelssohn violin concerto. The guest soloist on the Mendelssohn will be Caroline Goulding [...]
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    The Secret Garden

      Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill is directing the Frances Hodgson Burnett classic The Secret Garden, which opens this week (Tuesday) and is Capital Repertory Theatre’s holiday gift to the Capital Region. This version is performed in “actor/muso” style, with the musical score performed by the cast onstage and in character. Capital Rep promises that this “immersive, hypnotic [...]
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    Judy Collins

      It’s true: Judy Collins still has the multi-octave voice of an angel. And if you’ve never seen her in concert, you can rectify this error when she takes the stage of the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Friday night. Collins recently taped a concert at Dromoland Castle in Ireland—which will be coming to [...]
  • Jubilee Riots, Adam Ezra Group

      Having honed and expanded their sound since forming in 1996, Enter the Haggis–originally a kind of Celtic jam band—recently decided that name no longer fit their more eclectic folk-world-fusion sound. So they renamed themselves Jubilee Riots after the 1875 Protestant-Catholic sectarian riots in their hometown of Toronto. Successful users of crowdfunding to finance their [...]
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    B3nson Presents: 7th Annual Funsgiving

      Seven awesome bands, two favorite venues, one kickass show! What more could you possibly be thankful for? Well, sure. . . . family and health and all that. But Funsgiving might just be the next best thing. This year’s party will feature alternative/electro/folk/indie/psych/pop/rock B3nson family bands the Parlor (previously We Are Jeneric), Rival Galaxies, [...]
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    Tommy Malone and Band

      Triple-threat singer, songwriter and guitarist Tommy Malone from New Orleans is still best known for being a founding dude of the Subdudes, and that’s just fine, because following a diverse musical path that included well-received appearances at jazz fests, Malone’s new release, Poorboy, is being compared, very favorably, to his early work with the [...]
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    Nels Cline & Julian Lage

      Current Wilco guitarist Nels Cline has flexed his considerable talent in and around numerous genres, including jazz, avant-garde, alternative rock, experimental and free improvisation—and his star-studded list of collaborators is even more numerous (Thurston Moore, Mike Watt, Medeski, Martin & Wood, to mention just a few). For this tour, Cline is treaming up with [...]
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    Doric String Quartet

      The Union College Concert Series continues tonight with the Doric String Quartet, which comprises Alex Redington and Jonathan Stone (violins), Helene Clement (viola) and John Myerscough (cello). In praising a Doric performance from December 2012, the Financial Times wrote, “It is a sign of the resilience of the Doric String Quartet, formed in 1998, [...]

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Clubs

August 7

Andy Serling

by Josh Potter August 7, 2014

0 comments The Parting Glass

Family

August 7

Animal Tales

by The Staff August 7, 2014

Part of the Barker Park Kids' Summer Series, this event is a hands-on educational event involving animals. The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Children's Museum presents this event in which participants can listen to ...

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Family

August 7

Anime Day

by Josh Potter August 7, 2014

Celebrate anime and manga at the library. Snacks and drinks will be provided, we’ll also be making candy sushi, watching some anime and having a cos play contest (please come in costume)! For teens

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Concerts

August 7

Boz Scaggs

by The Staff August 7, 2014

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Theater

August 7

Dancing Lessons

by The Staff August 7, 2014

Julianne Boyd directs this world premiere

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Performance

August 7

David Rousseve/REALITY

by The Staff August 7, 2014

Doris Duke Theatre

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Family

August 7

Electrifying Science

by Josh Potter August 7, 2014

CMOST is zinging and zapping a good time at Howe

0 comments Albany Public Library Howe Branch

Clubs

August 7

Garland Nelson and the Soul Session

by Josh Potter August 7, 2014

0 comments Gaffney's

Theater

August 7

Guys and Dolls

by The Staff August 7, 2014

Damon Runyon's unforgettable characters paired with Frank Loesser's great songs

0 comments Mac-Haydn Theatre

Clubs

August 7

Halfstep

by Josh Potter August 7, 2014

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Theater

August 7

I Love a Piano

by The Staff August 7, 2014

A melodic evening of great Irving Berlin tunes

0 comments Theater Barn

Clubs

August 7

Liz Longley

by Josh Potter August 7, 2014

0 comments Iron Horse Music Hall

Clubs

August 7

Mike Lampkin

by Josh Potter August 7, 2014

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Clubs

August 7

Mike Lawrence

by Josh Potter August 7, 2014

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Workshops

August 7

Music for Children

by The Staff August 7, 2014

Shelly Ley will conduct an energetic music class for ages 3-5.

0 comments North Chatham Library

Family

August 7

Music from Salem Children’s Workshop

by The Staff August 7, 2014

This even explores classical chamber music with participatory and hands-on activities.  This is a free event for children between grades K-6. Call for more information

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Performance

August 7

Pacific Northwest Ballet

by The Staff August 7, 2014

Ted Shawn Theatre

0 comments Jacob's Pillow

Family

August 7

Reptile Adventure

by Josh Potter August 7, 2014

Meet some cool reptiles up close! Also, kids will learn a little about biology, ecology, zoology, and chemistry in the process

0 comments Albany Public Library Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch

Theater

August 7

Seussical the Musical

by The Staff August 7, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group family fun production

0 comments Colonial Theatre

Concerts

August 7

Sheila E., Conehead Buddha

by Josh Potter August 7, 2014

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Literary Events

August 7

Shorts Out Loud

by The Staff August 7, 2014

Ten minutes of live acoustic music, followed by a reading of a contemporary short story. This week, Garth Gree with play the guitar and Barb Stubblebine will read. For ages 16 and up

0 comments Troy Public Library

Classical

August 7

The Philadelphia Orchestra

by The Staff August 7, 2014

An Evening on the Rhine, with pianist Jeremy Denk

0 comments Saratoga Performing Arts Center