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    Mother of the Maid

      When Saint Catherine addresses the audience in Jane Anderson’s new play Mother of the Maid, it’s with the easy familiarity of someone versed in the current century’s attitudes. Then she introduces us to Joan of Arc, a 15th-century farm kid having saintly visions. It’s one of the delightfully anachronistic touches Anderson created for the […]
  • Ariana Grande

      Ariana Grande brings her Honeymoon Tour to the Times Union Center tomorrow (Friday), as the ex-tween star continues her transition to adult pop songstress. Interestingly, her “honeymoon” with public seemed in danger of ending when she was caught on security video licking the product in a doughnut shop and muttering, “I hate America,” presumably […]
  • U.S. Girls, Savior Self

          Fast-rising lo-fi pop act U.S. Girls are mostly vocalist and studio deconstructionist Meg Remy, a Toronto expat who recently was signed to 4AD, and whose minimalist dance music, released on four-track tapes, has been earning critical acclaim since 2010. She’s been compared to Saint Vincent but with a militant attitude, while The […]
  • Ray Bonneville

      He’s been compared with JJ Cale and Daniel Lanois, which puts singer, songwriter and guitarist Ray Bonneville in some very interesting company. This “song and groove man” has lived the life of a bluesman: a childhood in Quebec, fighting as a Marine in Vietnam, battling addiction, earning his pilot’s license and eventually winning the […]
  • Saint Motel

    Long a popular L.A. band, Saint Motel have spent the last several years watching bands who once opened for them—Imagine Dragons and Young the Giant, for example—go on to play larger national venues. Their single, “My Type,” went platinum in Italy, but they never seemed to get a foothold this side of the Atlantic. All […]
  • The Julie Ruin

      Girls to the front! If you were a feminist in the ’90s, then you may remember a radical female punk movement called Riot Grrrls, and especially its onstage spearhead, Kathleen Hanna, the ferocious singer-songwriter for Bikini Kill, who ushered in new era for women musicians in rock. After a long hiatus—Hanna was incapacitated by […]
  • JP Harris and The Tough Choices, Donny Dinero

      JP Harris plays country music. “Not ‘Americana,’ not ‘roots,’ ‘folk,’ or any other number of monikers used to describe a slew of spin-off genres.” JP Harris is a throwback to the classic country music sounds of Waylon Jennings and Hank Williams: Fiddles and steel guitar licks accompany authentic honky-tonk vocals as he sings songs […]

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Clubs

August 21

Andy Serling

by Ali Hibbs August 21, 2014

0 comments The Parting Glass

Family

August 21

Andy the Music Man

by The Staff August 21, 2014

Popular children's musician, presented by the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall as part of the Barker Park Kids' Summer Series

0 comments Barker Park

Performance

August 21

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

by The Staff August 21, 2014

Ted Shawn Theatre

0 comments Jacob's Pillow

Family

August 21

Before and After: Walking through Sequence

by The Staff August 21, 2014

For kids ages 3 and 4. Walk through the museum and watch the world change and grow

0 comments New York State Museum

Readings/Signings

August 21

Debby Mayer Reading

by The Staff August 21, 2014

Debby Mayer, local author, will be reading from her book RIPTIDES & Solaces Unforseen. Following will be a discussion and a Q & A session.

0 comments New Lebanon Library

Clubs

August 21

Dylan Canterbury

by Ali Hibbs August 21, 2014

0 comments Jazz on Jay

Family

August 21

End of Summer Party: Science Expo

by The Staff August 21, 2014

Dancing, face painting, slime making, composting, demonstrations and the Energy Bike

0 comments Bethlehem Public Library

Family

August 21

Game Show with Magician Chris Labarge

by The Staff August 21, 2014

Family fun, no registration required

0 comments Schenectady County Public Library Woodlawn Branch

Performance

August 21

LeeSaar The Company

by The Staff August 21, 2014

Doris Duke Theatre

0 comments Jacob's Pillow

Clubs

August 21

Nate

by Ali Hibbs August 21, 2014

0 comments Pig 'N Whistle at the Grove

Classical

August 21

Philadelphia Orchestra with Alisa Weilerstein, cello

by The Staff August 21, 2014

Music of Saint-Saens, Berlioz, Rossini, Respighi

0 comments Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Museums & Galleries

August 21

Playful

by The Staff August 21, 2014

Reception 8/23, 6-8 PM

0 comments Carrie Haddad Gallery

Readings/Signings

August 21

Poetry Motel Foundation Poetry Reading

by The Staff August 21, 2014

Kingston poet Rebecca Schumejda is author of 5 poetry chapbooks and will be reading from her work.

0 comments Social Justice Center

Clubs

August 21

Ruthie Foster

by Ali Hibbs August 21, 2014

0 comments Iron Horse Music Hall

Family

August 21

Science or Imagination?

by The Staff August 21, 2014

Explore the Native Peoples of New York exhibit and discover the science (and imagination) that went into creating these magnificent life groups

0 comments New York State Museum

Literary Events

August 21

Shorts Out Loud

by The Staff August 21, 2014

Musical guest George Wilson will play the fiddle followed by a reading by Barbara Wood. Ages 16 and up

0 comments Troy Public Library

Family

August 21

Storytime

by The Staff August 21, 2014

Children up to the age of 5, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, are invited to enjoy stories, songs and crafts

0 comments Troy Public Library Lansingburgh Branch

Theater

August 21

The Addams Family

by The Staff August 21, 2014

The creepy-ooky Broadway musical hit

0 comments Theater Barn

Theater

August 21

The Full Monty

by The Staff August 21, 2014

The saucy Broadway smash

0 comments Mac-Haydn Theatre

Sports

August 21

Tri-City Valley Cats vs Vermont Lake Monsters

by The Staff August 21, 2014

NY-Penn League baseball

0 comments Joseph L. Bruno Stadium

Clubs

August 21

White Liger

by Ali Hibbs August 21, 2014

0 comments Gypsy Joynt