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Brian Brooks Moving Company

by The Staff February 6, 2013

DANCEworks 2012 - "Big City"  3/29/12 Lobero Theatre

  When the Brian Brooks dance company premiered Big City, the showpiece work of Friday night’s performance at the Egg, at last spring’s Gotham Dance Festival, the critical reactions were revealing. One saw the everyday hustle ...

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The Punch Brothers

by The Staff September 27, 2012


  The only thing we dislike about the Punch Brothers is that they don’t perform in sequined capes or tour in a big Chevy van with a wizard airbrushed on its side. Mostly because we got ...

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Places We Love

by The Staff April 11, 2012


  If you search for quotations about the importance and the power of place in our lives, a few ideas recur on a regular basis: among them, that without a sense of place there is no ...


New York Theatre Ballet

by The Staff May 5, 2011


Now in their 33rd year, the New York Theatre Ballet are the “most widely seen chamber ballet company in the United States.” Balancing the great works of the ballet repertoire with new choreography, the NYTB ...

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Orla Fallon

by The Staff April 20, 2011


Can you hear? The pipes, the pipes are calling. Not just the bagpipes, but Órla Fallon’s sweet voice. Fallon, an original member of the critically acclaimed group Celtic Woman, now creates traditional Irish folk music ...

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Still Vital

by Lynn Hasselbarth April 20, 2011


Steeped in the history of American modern dance, while still making freshly creative pieces, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, now in its 56th season, is surprisingly relevant. Saturday evening’s performance at the Egg represented both ...

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The McKrells Reunion Concert

by The Staff April 6, 2011


        And now, a few words about a band who have been as much a part of the fabric of the Capital Region music scene as any of the last 25 years: the McKrells. They made ...

Russian National Ballet Theatre

by The Staff March 17, 2011

As Russian ballet companies go, the Russian National Ballet Theatre are the new kids on the block. They were formed in the late 1980s as the Soviet National Ballet; since 1994, they have operated under ...

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Leo Kottke

by The Staff March 2, 2011


An acoustic guitar master will be settling in at the Egg tomorrow night for a two-night stand: Leo Kottke. As The Wall Street Journal writes, “Leo Kottke is one of those acoustic guitarists who can ...

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The Spirt of Johnny Cash

by The Staff February 23, 2011

We’re not squeamish about tribute bands, so it is with an open mind (and clear conscience) we note Harold Ford and the Cash Band will bring their uncanny Johnny Cash show, the Spirit of Johnny ...

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Jimmy Cobb’s so What Band

by The Staff February 9, 2011


For anyone born this side of the last century, it’s difficult to properly understand just how important Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue was upon its release in 1959. The record is now virtually synonymous with ...

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Two Giants, Sitting

by David Greenberger February 9, 2011

With a simple announcement of “Ladies and gentlemen, John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett,” the two men strode out to center stage, taking their seats beside one another. Hiatt commenced the music with his “My Old ...

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Joe Lovano/John Scofield Quartet

by The Staff January 26, 2011

It’s mighty democratic of saxophonist Joe Lovano and guitarist John Scofield to have arrived at joint ownership of this fine jazz ensemble. The two are such legends on their respective instruments that it would have ...

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Neighborhood of Make-Believe

by Ali Hibbs January 26, 2011

It’s tempting to write 400 words on Esperanza Spalding’s Afro alone—that incredible gravity-defying orb, which, like the one belonging to Erykah Badu, seems the indelible mark of superior soul—but that wouldn’t leave much for her ...

Dance Your Ass Off

by Kirsten Ferguson January 26, 2011


"Albany is in the house tonight,” sang Sharon Jones as she ran onstage at the Egg in a turquoise dress that glittered with fringe and sparkles. Backed by her eight-piece Brooklyn retro-soul revue the Dap-Kings, ...

Esperanza Spalding

by The Staff January 19, 2011


Look over there, behind the upright bass. Look closer . . . there she is! Esperanza Spalding, the little gal with the big instrument and bigger chops (and hair), comes to the Egg this week ...

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An Old Hand

by Glenn Weiser August 4, 2010

Doc Watson, the seven-time Grammy winning traditional country musician from North Carolina, is among America’s most influential guitarists. Discovered playing a Les Paul in 1960 by folklorist Ralph Rinzler, Doc (Arthel, his given name, was ...

On the Chopping Block

by Shawn Stone February 25, 2010

The pain of this recession keeps getting worse, and the deficit in the New York state budget keeps getting larger. So it shouldn’t have been too much of a surprise when Gov. David Paterson first ...

Who Dat

by Paul Rapp February 11, 2010

Out of the many friends I told I was seeing Brandi Carlile, exactly one knew anything about her. Until recently, I’d only seen her name here and there, and for some reason assumed she was ...

Get Up Offa That Thing

by John Rodat January 28, 2010

On Saturday, Dan Zanes returned to the Egg (though not yet an annual staple, he and his band have performed several times in the last few years), kicking off a new tour before a surprisingly ...

You Can Pick Your Friends

by Glenn Weiser January 28, 2010

Rev. Gary Davis, the blind guitarist and street singer who influenced a generation of 1960s folk musicians, was remembered Sunday night at the Egg by two of his former pupils, instrumental ace David Bromberg and ...

They Can’t Dance, Either

by The Staff January 21, 2010

Genesis fans left their 12-sided dice at home and made their way to the Egg last Thursday as tribute act the Musical Box brought their current show to town. The band, known for their full-scale ...

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Five Alive

by Glenn Weiser January 21, 2010

It’s not the presence of the cello that makes Crooked Still, the brilliant, youthful bluegrass quintet originally from Boston, so unusual. After all, Nancy Blake first used that instrument to back up her husband Norman’s ...