The Moody Blues are headed back to SPAC, and this time around, Justin Hayward & Co. will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of their classic game-changing album, Days of Future Passed.
The pavilion-only concert – meaning that no lawn tickets will be sold – at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center takes place at 8pm on Sunday, July 16. Reserved amphitheater tickets are priced at $40.50, $50.50, $70.50, $90.50 & $126.
MUSIC: Mark Turner Quartet @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. After being snowed out earlier this month, the tenor saxman plays a make-up date in support Lathe of Heaven is his sixth album as a leader, but the first under his own name since 2001. Also featuring Jason Palmer, trumpet; Joe Martin, bass: and Marcus Gilmore, drums. 8pm. FREE.
MUSIC: The Bad Plus @ The Egg, Albany. The jazz trio – bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson and drummer David King – bring their personal brand of avant-garde populism that has put them at the forefront of the new instrumental music movement for the past 17 years. 7:30pm. $34.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC/DANCE: The Flurry @ various locations, Saratoga Springs. The 30th annual three-day, mid-February fest concludes today in 16 locations around town with Big Fez & the Surfmatics, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Quickstep, Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew, Vanaver Caravan, Genticorum, Garland Nelson and lots more… 9am. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Tink & Joziah @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Two members of the Grand Slambovians serve up an intimate concert. 7pm. $27.
FILM/TALK: Christopher Lloyd Goes Back to the Future @ Proctors, Schenectady. Following a screening of “Back to the Future,” actor Christopher Lloyd (Doc Brown) reveals behind-the-scenes stories from the making of the film, as well as his life and career. 3pm. $20-$105.
FESTIVAL: The Flurry @ various locations, Saratoga Springs. The 30th annual three-day, mid-February fest continues in 16 locations around town with the Grady Girls, the Amidons, Quickstep, Reggie Harris, Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew, Genticorum, the Buddy System, Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble and lots more… 9am. GO HERE for more info…
CIRCUS: Psychic Sideshow @ Bridge Street Theatre’s Speakeasy, Catskill. Evil Dan and his sidekick Colleen the Sideshow Queen perform sideshow stunts, carnival cons, magic of the midway, miracles of the human mind and much more. 2pm. $15; $10 students age 21 & under.
MUSIC: Odd Body @ the Low Beat, Albany. With the Rescott Renegade, Good Hair, Sup? and Nine Votes Short. 8pm.
MUSIC: Chris O’Leary Band @ The Falcon, Marlboro. The blues harmonicat – seen earlier this month at the Palace Theatre as part of the Last Waltz 40 Tour – blows down the house. 7pm. Donations encouraged.
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Singer-songwriter Caroline Doctorow – yes, the daughter of acclaimed novelist E.L. Doctorow – has made a number of tour stops throughout Greater Nippertown in recent weeks, including a free concert at the Guilderland Public Library last month.
In support of her latest album Dreaming in Vinyl, Doctorow was joined in concert by multi-talented Gary Oleyar, who accompanied her on guitar and fiddle.
Shakespeare & Company is pleased to announce Lovers’ Spat: Shakespeare’s Famous Couple’s Encounters on Saturday (February 18) at 7pm and Sunday (February 19) at 2pm. Company actors and guest performers explore the complexities of love in staged readings featuring Shakespeare’s most notorious couples’ loving, fighting, scheming and wooing. Lover’s Spat is directed by Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and performed in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre in Lenox.
“The best part of quarreling is making up,” said Allyn Burrows. “On this Valentine’s weekend we do the quarreling, and you do the making up, or making out, or making your sweetheart laugh.”
Yes, we’ve heard all the complaints that some of you simply don’t have the time to read all of the Nippertown.com news as fast as we write it.
And we understand… So for all of you casual, once-or-twice-a-week readers, here’s a summary of the Top 10 most-viewed stories from Nippertown during the past seven days, in case you’re still playing catch-up:
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When I was a kid working at the steel mills, when you stood in front of the furnace, the heat that came off was amazing. And I feel that in many ways New York was, for me, the furnace — the cultural furnace. Just standing in that heat warms you up.