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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). . [...]

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 Josh Potter 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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