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Russell Peters

by The Staff September 26, 2013


  Russell Peters is a very funny man. It’s not just because he’s Canadian, but it probably helps. A critic for the Telegraph (UK) dubbed him the “globe-trotting future of stand-up.” The same critic described Peters’ act ...

Palace Theatre

Tegan and Sara

by The Staff February 20, 2013


  It feels a bit glib or even redundant that Canadian twin-sister act Tegan and Sara named their new record Heartthrob. You see, the Quinn sisters may just be all things to all people. Debuting as teenagers ...

The Upstate Concert Hall


by The Staff February 20, 2013


  A circus that’s “anti-spectacle”? Sacrilege! And yet, that’s the essence of how the idea of a “circus” has been reinvented by the Montreal-based company 7 Fingers. The troupe brings their show, Traces, to Schenectady for a ...


Sam Roberts Band

by The Staff September 28, 2011


There is something inherently hip about being a trilingual Québécois musician with South African parents. But Sam Roberts can back up all that inherent hipness with legit musical cred. Over the past decade, the Juno Award-winning ...

Northern Lights

Sports Without Tribes?

by Miriam Axel-Lute June 22, 2011

I honeymooned in Vancouver, B.C., and I have held an idealized view of it ever since. But I have to admit that that view got rather tarnished last with the news of the post–Stanley Cup ...