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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, [...]

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Museums & Galleries

August 14

A Century of Olmsted: Utica and Beyond

by The Staff August 14, 2014

0 comments Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

Fairs & Festivals

August 14

Altamont Fair

by The Staff August 14, 2014

Agricultural exhibits, family fun, food, rides, entertainment

0 comments Altamont Fairgrounds

Clubs

August 14

Andy Serling

by Josh Potter August 14, 2014

0 comments The Parting Glass

Clubs

August 14

Andy Styles

by Josh Potter August 14, 2014

0 comments Gypsy Joynt

Clubs

August 14

Arch Stanton

by Josh Potter August 14, 2014

0 comments Jazz on Jay

Family

August 14

Atomic Ice

by The Staff August 14, 2014

Ever wonder how ice cream is made? Come and learn how to make ice cream with just a few ingredients

0 comments Albany Public Library Howe Branch
August 14

Breaking Through Your Barricade Class

by The Staff August 14, 2014

Hosted by the New Thought New York Center for Spiritual Living, this class will focus on ways to practice successful thoughts.

0 comments Pine Hollow Arboretum

Clubs

August 14

Colony House

by Josh Potter August 14, 2014

0 comments The Hollow Bar + Kitchen

Performance

August 14

Companhia Urbana de Danca

by The Staff August 14, 2014

Ted Shawn Theatre

0 comments Jacob's Pillow

Family

August 14

CSI Evidence Workshop

by The Staff August 14, 2014

How do detectives research their evidence? How do they solve mysteries? Get some tips on how to find clues and solve mysteries in this hands-on activity. There will be a limit of 25 participants. Please ...

0 comments Albany Public Library Pine Hills Branch

Clubs

August 14

Garland Nelson and the Soul Session

by Josh Potter August 14, 2014

0 comments Gaffney's

Family

August 14

Get Your Game On

by The Staff August 14, 2014

Wii, board games, more. Grades 6-12

0 comments Bethlehem Public Library

Performance

August 14

Hapless Bizarre

by The Staff August 14, 2014

Doris Duke Theatre

0 comments Jacob's Pillow

Concerts

August 14

Jackson Browne

by Josh Potter August 14, 2014

0 comments Palace Theatre

Concerts

August 14

Jackson Browne

by Josh Potter August 14, 2014

0 comments Palace Theatre

Clubs

August 14

Lee Shaw

by Josh Potter August 14, 2014

0 comments Stockade Inn

Clubs

August 14

Mister F

by Josh Potter August 14, 2014

0 comments Putnam Den

Family

August 14

One World, Many Stories

by The Staff August 14, 2014

All ages

0 comments Hudson Area Library

Classical

August 14

Philadelphia Orchestra

by The Staff August 14, 2014

Yannick Nezet-Sequin, conductor. Music of Haydn, Rodrigo, Tchaikovsky

0 comments Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Family

August 14

Pond Ecology

by The Staff August 14, 2014

Be an aquatic ecologist and search our pond-water sample to capture aquatic creatures. Observe them enlarged on a screen and find out about the kind of equipment you can use in your own explorations

0 comments Albany Public Library Delaware Branch

Clubs

August 14

Ray Andrews

by Josh Potter August 14, 2014

0 comments Troy Public Library

Literary Events

August 14

Shorts Out Loud!

by The Staff August 14, 2014

Musical guest Ray Andrews will play the baroque guitar with a reading by Jim Lewis.

0 comments Troy Public Library

Family

August 14

Snap Circuits & STEM Skills

by The Staff August 14, 2014

Learn what makes a light bulb illuminate and a fan spin. Ages 5 and up

0 comments Hudson Area Library

Clubs

August 14

the Lonely Heartstring Band

by Josh Potter August 14, 2014

0 comments Cock n' Bull

Sports

August 14

Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Hudson Valley Renegades

by The Staff August 14, 2014

NY-Penn League baseball

0 comments Joseph L. Bruno Stadium

Discussions/Workshops

August 14

With Pen in Hand: Writing Your Story

by The Staff August 14, 2014

Join this growing group of beginning and experienced writers as they explore the people and events that shaped their lives. Each week you can share your writings with the group, listen to the stories of ...

0 comments Albany Public Library Pine Hills Branch

Clubs

August 14

Zex

by Josh Potter August 14, 2014

0 comments The Low Beat