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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 […]

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Theater

August 13

A Hatful of Rain

by The Staff August 13, 2014

Michael V. Gazzo's drama of a veteran dealing with addiction

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Concerts

August 13

Big Fez and the Surfmatics

by Ali Hibbs August 13, 2014

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Clubs

August 13

Deadbeats

by Ali Hibbs August 13, 2014

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Clubs

August 13

Gubbulidis

by Ali Hibbs August 13, 2014

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Clubs

August 13

Gubbulidis

by Ali Hibbs August 13, 2014

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Family

August 13

Hudson Community Book Group

by The Staff August 13, 2014

The weekly discussion of R.J. Palacio's novel Wonder continues this Wednesday. Call for more information

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Clubs

August 13

Liz Longley

by Ali Hibbs August 13, 2014

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Classical

August 13

Pops Night: On Broadway

by The Staff August 13, 2014

Philadelphia Orchestra with conductor Steven Reineke and guest singers

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Family

August 13

Pre-Planning Cemetery Services

by The Staff August 13, 2014

This is an introduction to planning the cemetery needs of a family. Reservations are required. Call for more information

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Family

August 13

Science Lecture Series

by The Staff August 13, 2014

"Restoring Albany Pine Bush Habitat at the Rapp Road Landfill--Results after Three Years" is the topic of discussion for this lecture series. This is a free event. Registration is required. Call for more information

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Concerts

August 13

Sensemaya

by Ali Hibbs August 13, 2014

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Workshops

August 13

Sewing and Clothing Repair

by The Staff August 13, 2014

Open workshop to learn the use of sewing machines. Refashion or repair your own items. Bring an old T-shirt to remake at the first class you attend. Further sessions are open use for your own ...

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Family

August 13

Sidewalk Science

by The Staff August 13, 2014

The library is taking science outside this summer with fun hands on science experiments on the sidewalk! We’ll send soda sky high, investigate nanotechnology, build and shoot our own catapults or make some elephant toothpaste. ...

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Theater

August 13

Tomorrow in the Battle

by The Staff August 13, 2014

Return engagement of Kieron Barry's romantic drama

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Concerts

August 13

Who’s Bad, GoodSir

by Ali Hibbs August 13, 2014

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Clubs

August 13

Woodstone

by Ali Hibbs August 13, 2014

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