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    Dale Watson and His Lonestars

      This Wednesday, Troy welcomes Austin’s “king of honky tonk,” Dale Watson, to the Hangar. Born in Alabama and raised in Texas, Dale Watson is one of the original alt-country rebels. He started spurning the commercial styles of mainstream Nashville back in the late 1980s, and has forged his own musical path ever since. The [...]
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    Intolerance

      D.W. Griffith’s silent film epic Intolerance is a stupendous spectacle and strikingly modern cinematic achievement. Griffith had the idea of telling four stories simultaneously, cutting back-and-forth thematically from one to the other. So, together, we are presented with the fall of ancient Babylon, Christ’s crucifixion, the massacre of the Huguenots in 1572 France and [...]
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    Heroes

      When Tom Stoppard translated a French play set in an old soldiers’ home, he applied his particular comic genius and turned it into a “hysterical romp” about three World War I vets plotting their escape from unwelcome confinement. The result, Heroes, will be presented beginning this weekend by the Ghent Playhouse in a production [...]
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    Jared Logan

      The latest edition of Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show will feature West Virginia native Jared Logan. The grandson of pentacostal preachers and coal miners, Logan has been a frequent guest on various Comedy Central and VH1 shows. You may recall him from when he was a regular on Best Week Ever, a program [...]
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    Empire State Youth Orchestra

      Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is one of the most popular works in the classical repertoire this side of Wagner. It’s a perennial favorite for its drama and scale, and is deployed on movie soundtracks whenever a world war is about to break out or the antichrist is about to be born. And Carmina Burana [...]
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    Jim Breuer

      Jim Breuer can’t help the fact that he looks high when, in fact, he is not. But it remains a weird comic trademark for the Half Baked and ex-SNL star turned family-man stand-up comedian. “I think I always stayed in that storyteller world,” Breuer told the Boston Globe last November. “I think I now [...]
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    Ani DiFranco

      The Righteous Babe returns—and her solo show at the Egg is already sold out. Ani DiFranco has been a frequent visitor to this area ever since her emergence in New York City in the early 1990s, and so she is well known for her galvanizing live appearances, which are fueled by her prickly, pithy, [...]
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    August Burns Red, Miss May I, Northlane, Erra

      Despite their incendiary moniker—and some red-hot reviews for their last release, Rescue & Restore—August Burns Red are a Christian band who began by practicing in an old egg house on the drummer’s family farm in Manheim, Pa. And though they play blistering, odd-meter metalcore (with comparisons to As I Lay Dying), the band are [...]
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    Marshall Crenshaw, the Bottle Rockets

      Influenced by Buddy Holly, Burt Bacharach and the British Invasion phenomenon (and a little soul), Marshall Crenshaw has had a prolific career since the early ’80s. He performed his Top 40 hit “Someday, Someway” for Letterman in 1982, co-wrote the Gin Blossoms hit “Til I Hear It From You” from the movie Empire Records [...]
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    also noted . . .

      Tonight (Thursday), local singer-songwriter duo the Parlor will headline a bill at the Low Beat that also includes Neighborhood of Make Believe and Slowshine (8 PM, 432-6572). . . . Also tonight, cancer survivor and emotionally poignant songwriter Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness (left) will play Upstate Concert Hall (7 PM, $22, 371-0012). . [...]

Friday, September 5, 2014

Readings/Signings

September 5

1st Friday Open Mic Coffeehouse

by The Staff September 5, 2014

Open mic for poets and musicians. Sign-up is at 6:05 PM. Coffee and cookies will be served

0 comments Albany Public Library Main Branch

Literary Events

September 5

ARTWAVES: The Official Launch of the Pine Hills Review

by The Staff September 5, 2014

Featuring authors Elisa Albert and Gregory Pardlo

0 comments Esther Massry Gallery

Discussions/Speakers

September 5

Curator’s Tour of the Summer Art Exhibition

by The Staff September 5, 2014

Join curator Judie Gilmore for a tour of the art on display in the library exhibition, Homespun

0 comments Albany Public Library Pine Hills Branch

Clubs

September 5

Dan Sherwin

by Josh Potter September 5, 2014

0 comments O'Toole's Colonie

Concerts

September 5

Dylan Perrillo Orchestra

by Josh Potter September 5, 2014

0 comments Albany Elks Club

Family

September 5

First Friday Hike: Late Summer Wildflowers

by The Staff September 5, 2014

Best suited for older children and adults

0 comments Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center

Theater

September 5

Half and Half

by The Staff September 5, 2014

A witty, comic exploration of marriage, past and present

0 comments Theater Barn

Clubs

September 5

Jesus Christ and the Hallucinogenic Allstars

by Josh Potter September 5, 2014

0 comments Putnam Den

Clubs

September 5

Jim Wilson

by Josh Potter September 5, 2014

0 comments 9 Maple Avenue

Clubs

September 5

Jim Wilson

by Josh Potter September 5, 2014

0 comments 9 Maple Avenue

Family

September 5

Just Dance

by The Staff September 5, 2014

Family dancing with the wii on the big screen. Grade K-5 with family

0 comments Bethlehem Public Library

Museums & Galleries

September 5

Ken Ragsdale: Artist in Residence

by The Staff September 5, 2014

On view during public events and bt arrangement with the artist

0 comments University Club of Albany

Discussions/Speakers

September 5

Meet Rockwell’s Models

by The Staff September 5, 2014

Find out what it was like to pose for America's favorite illustrator from his own models

0 comments Norman Rockwell Museum

Comedy

September 5

Mike Gaffney

by The Staff September 5, 2014

0 comments Comedy Works Albany

Family

September 5

Outdoor Tykes

by The Staff September 5, 2014

Outdoor nature program for pre-K age kids. Pre-registration is required

0 comments Grafton Lakes State Park

Clubs

September 5

Seun Kuti

by Josh Potter September 5, 2014

0 comments Club Helsinki

Clubs

September 5

SmashCrashBash with Beech Creeps

by Josh Potter September 5, 2014

0 comments The Half Moon

Fairs & Festivals

September 5

St. George Greek Festival

by The Staff September 5, 2014

Food, pastries, arts & crafts, church tours and historic presentations. Live music and folk dancing Friday from 5 to 11 PM, all day Saturday and Sunday

0 comments St. George Greek Orthodox Church

Museums & Galleries

September 5

Storied Playthings

by The Staff September 5, 2014

0 comments Brookside Museum

Theater

September 5

The All Night Strut

by The Staff September 5, 2014

Sassy musical revue featuring the hits of the 1930s and 1940s

0 comments Mac-Haydn Theatre

Museums & Galleries

September 5

UAG Members Show

by The Staff September 5, 2014

Reception 9/5, 5-9 PM

0 comments Upstate Artists Guild

Clubs

September 5

Wild Ponies

by Josh Potter September 5, 2014

0 comments Steamer No. 10

Concerts

September 5

Yard Sale

by Josh Potter September 5, 2014

0 comments Salem Art Works