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      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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      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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      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 [...]

Monday, August 11, 2014


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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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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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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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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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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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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August 11


by Ali Hibbs August 11, 2014

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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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