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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 […]

Monday, August 11, 2014

Performance

August 11

An Enchanted Evening with Kelli O’Hara

by The Staff August 11, 2014

One night only benefit concert with the magnetic five-time Tony Award nominee

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Classical

August 11

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

by The Staff August 11, 2014

Music of Beethoven, Barber, Dvorak. Featuring Wu Han, Anne-Marie McDermott, Benjamin Beilman, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Paul Neubauer, and David Finckel

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Family

August 11

Colonie Town Band Concert

by The Staff August 11, 2014

This concert features selections from Broadway shows, movies, marches and light classical pieces. Call for more information

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Family

August 11

Good Night Storytime

by The Staff August 11, 2014

Wind down with a quiet storytime with your little one

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Family

August 11

Portable Planetarium

by The Staff August 11, 2014

Star-gaze in the Dudley Observatory's inflatable planetarium and Starlab. Call for more information

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Theater

August 11

Side By Side

by The Staff August 11, 2014

An evening of songs and banter with Benita Zahn and Jerry Gretzinger

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Clubs

August 11

Ubuntu

by Ali Hibbs August 11, 2014

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Family

August 11

Whip-poor-will Citizen Science Survey

by The Staff August 11, 2014

A whip-poor-will is a nocturnal bird classified in the family of Nightjars.  Participants will record as many whip-poor-wills as can be found. This event is for those of the ages 14 and up. This is ...

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