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    DANCE MOViES

      One of the earliest ways Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s EMPAC made its mark in the arts world—even before EMPAC’s imposing hillside structure was completed—was with their DANCE MOViES commissions. Filmmakers from all over the world have participated in the creation of films developed at and/or commissioned by RPI’s arts juggernaut; the latest five dance films [...]
  • aLsO nOtEd

      On Friday, Hyp3fest TGIF’s Birthday Bash will take place at the Armory, hosted by DJ Iroc and featuring DJs Tek, Phaze and Ketchup (9 PM, $17, 18 and over, 512-5203). . . . Also Friday, New York City indie rocker Patti Rothberg will play the Bearsville Theater (9 PM, $10 845-679-4406). . . . [...]
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    Half Waif

      Nandi Rose Plunkett, daughter of an Irish-American father and Indian mother, grew up listening to Celtic and Indian music as well as Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush and Tori Amos, then studied classical music in college. Not surprisingly, in her Brooklyn-based project Half Waif, she creates a kaleidoscopic blend of sounds that conjure classical, experimental, [...]
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    Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live

      How in the world did an Ohio zookeeper become so darn famous? Judging from his appearances on TV over the years, from his too-many-to-count visits with David Letterman to his own Emmy-winning, syndicated nature show Into the Wild, Hanna’s appeal is a folksy mix of solid expertise, goofy charm and irresistible critters. Tomorrow (Friday), [...]
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    Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde

      Since releasing their debut album in 2010, Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde have become internationally known while remaining based here in Albany. Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Asili describes herself as carrying on “the tradition of her ancestors, fusing past and present struggles into one soulful and defiant voice.” With La Banda Rebelde, the music [...]
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    Nice Work If You Can Get It

      A show packed from beginning to end with songs by George Gershwin is, by definition, of interest. And, given the emotional and comic range of the lyrics penned by George’s brother Ira, will also be a lot of fun. Nice Work If You Can Get It, which arrives tonight at Proctors for one show [...]
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    Katha Pollitt

      The New York State Writers Institute will begin its spring visiting writers series tonight (Thursday) with longtime Nation columnist and author Katha Pollitt. Descibed as “an influential voice of American feminism,” Pollitt will read from and discuss her 2014 book Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, which goes a long way toward reclaiming the abortion discussion [...]
  • Tim Reynolds

      Tim Reynolds is a wizard. Forget for a second that he’s the lead guitarist in Dave Matthews Band. (Although he did encourage a younger Matthews—who tended bar at a venue in Charlottesville, Va., where he performed—to pursue his music career in the ’90s. He also introduced him to most of his original band members, [...]
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    Mariinsky Orchestra

      Russia’s Mariinsky Orchestra return to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall tonight (Thursday) as part of the Troy Chromatics Concerts series. Under the direction of Ignat Solzhenitsyn (pictured, an Avery Fisher career grant winner) the Mariinsky—who were known, back in Soviet days, as the Kirov Orchestra—will perform a deeply romantic, all-Russian program. In fact, [...]

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Theater

August 12

A Rock-n-Roll Murder

by The Staff August 12, 2014

Interactive dinner theater

0 comments Saratoga Gatehouse

Family

August 12

Dashing Dragonflies

by The Staff August 12, 2014

For ages 12 and up. Learn about dragonflies and damselflies. One-mile hike; wear long-sleeved shirts and sturdy shoes

0 comments Pine Bush Discovery Center

Concerts

August 12

Drake vs Lil Wayne

by Ali Hibbs August 12, 2014

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Discussions/Workshops

August 12

Friends of APL Book Talk Series

by The Staff August 12, 2014

Donald Hyman will review The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood, by Helene Cooper

0 comments Albany Public Library Main Branch

Family

August 12

Fun With Energy

by The Staff August 12, 2014

Jeff Boyer shows kids that energy is what makes our world work, through carefully laid out activities illustrating the laws and forces which govern the world around us, and brings kids right up on stage ...

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Classical

August 12

Instrumental Inspirations

by The Staff August 12, 2014

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center perform music of Mozart, Kodaly, Mendelssohn

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Workshops

August 12

Invisible Grandparenting Workshop

by The Staff August 12, 2014

Leave Legacy of Love, Now! is sponsored by New Thought New York. Author Dr. Pat Hanson will lead the workshop, explaining healthy ways to deal with separation.

0 comments Pine Hollow Arboretum

Family

August 12

Lyme Disease Prevention

by The Staff August 12, 2014

Participants will learn how Lyme Disease is transmitted and how to prevent infection. Registration is required. Call for more information

0 comments William K. Sanford Town Library

Clubs

August 12

open mic

by Ali Hibbs August 12, 2014

0 comments Gaffney's

Clubs

August 12

OTB Band

by Ali Hibbs August 12, 2014

0 comments The Parting Glass

Readings/Signings

August 12

Phil Horendor

by The Staff August 12, 2014

The author will talk about writing his series, Maximilian P. Mouse Time Traveler

0 comments Altamont Free Library

Clubs

August 12

String of Pearls

by Ali Hibbs August 12, 2014

0 comments Caffe Lena

Discussions/Speakers

August 12

Tea & Talk

by The Staff August 12, 2014

This Tea & Talk will feature architectural historian Francis Morrone, talking about "The Lenox Five by Society Architects Rotch and Tilden."

0 comments Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

Workshops

August 12

Watercolor Class

by The Staff August 12, 2014

This watercolor class, taught by Judith Warren, will teach those 7 years old and up the basics to good watercolor technique.

0 comments North Chatham Library