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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 […]

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Clubs

August 21

Andy Serling

by Ali Hibbs August 21, 2014

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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

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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.

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Clubs

August 21

Dylan Canterbury

by Ali Hibbs August 21, 2014

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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

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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

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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