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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 […]

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Classical

September 6

Albany Symphony Orchestra with Joshua Bell

by The Staff September 6, 2014

Bruch's Violin Concerto, plus music of Clint Needham and Elgar's Enigma Variations

0 comments Palace Theatre

Clubs

September 6

Big Fez

by Ali Hibbs September 6, 2014

0 comments The Parting Glass

Family

September 6

Bringing it Back Restoration Hike

by The Staff September 6, 2014

Come witness the transformation of the Pine Bush. For ages 8 and up

0 comments Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center

Discussions/Speakers

September 6

Clark Symposium

by The Staff September 6, 2014

Make It New? Conversations on Midcentury Abstraction

0 comments Clark Art Institute

Clubs

September 6

Clutch

by Ali Hibbs September 6, 2014

0 comments The Upstate Concert Hall

Readings/Signings

September 6

Debra A. Knapp

by The Staff September 6, 2014

The author will sign her new children's book, Montana: The Police Horse

0 comments Open Door Bookstore & Gift Gallery

Sports

September 6

Fern Walk

by The Staff September 6, 2014

Ferns are some of the oldest living organisms on the earth and their graceful fronds decorate the cool shady forests. Explore the woodland trails at the Nature Center and discover a variety of ferns with ...

0 comments Thacher Nature Center

Family

September 6

First Saturday for Families: Sing-Along

by The Staff September 6, 2014

Join the children’s room staff as we play guitar and sing children’s favorites as a group. Musical instruments and song books provided

0 comments Albany Public Library Main Branch

Clubs

September 6

Hamell on Trial

by Ali Hibbs September 6, 2014

0 comments The Low Beat

Clubs

September 6

Hard Soul

by Ali Hibbs September 6, 2014

0 comments Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Readings/Signings

September 6

Jean Marotta

by The Staff September 6, 2014

The author will sign her book, Mama Jean's Kitchen: Featuring Marrotta Family Recipes

0 comments The Book House

Clubs

September 6

Jimmy Tingle

by Ali Hibbs September 6, 2014

0 comments Iron Horse Music Hall

Family

September 6

Lake Shores Fishing

by The Staff September 6, 2014

A family friendly fishing and casting demonstration. Call to RSVP

0 comments Moreau Lake State Park

Clubs

September 6

Lizz Wright

by Ali Hibbs September 6, 2014

0 comments Club Helsinki

Fairs & Festivals

September 6

LocalFest: Stuff Made Here

by The Staff September 6, 2014

A celebration of all things locally made, with 80-plus artist studios, specialty shops, healing arts, creative services and galleries

0 comments The Shirt Factory

Clubs

September 6

Mod Fiction, Real Blue Sky

by Ali Hibbs September 6, 2014

0 comments Pauly's Hotel

Concerts

September 6

Neutral Milk Hotel

by Ali Hibbs September 6, 2014

0 comments Brewery Ommegang

Clubs

September 6

Pat Attanasio

by Ali Hibbs September 6, 2014

0 comments 9 Maple Avenue

Clubs

September 6

Pete’s Posse

by Ali Hibbs September 6, 2014

0 comments Caffe Lena