3/1/10: Today’s Tips: Monday

BOOKS/READING/Q&A: Maggie Estep @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. A prime mover in the Poetry Slam world, Estep will read from her upcoming novel, “The Angelmakers,” about female gangsters in late 19th century NYC, as well as some of her earlier writings – both prose and poetry. 7pm. Free.

PANEL DISCUSSION/SYMPOSIUM: “Music: Looking Forward From 2010” @ Albany Law School, Albany. Nippertown musicians and entertainment lawyers discuss future of music industry in the digital age, in terms of new media, new business models and the effects of digital technology on copyright. Panelists include Paul Czech (attorney/host of CRUMBS Nite Out), Matthew Loiacono (head of Collar City Records/solo artist as Matthew Carefully), Alex Muro (of Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned/B3nson Recording Company) and Paul Rapp (attorney/Blotto drummer). At the East Wing, 1928 Building of Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Ave. A reception will follow. 6pm. Free.

MUSIC: Baby States and Railbird @ the Bread & Jam Cafe, Cohoes. Brooklyn-based Baby States team up with like-minded, local roots combo Railbird – both of which feature Ben Davis. Sean Rowe, frequent Railbird collaborator is also on the bill. 7:30pm.

FILM: “To Kill a Mockingbird” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The American Film Institute named the 1962 movie starring Gregory Peck to No. 34 slot on its list of the 100 Greatest Movies of All Time. Based on Lee Harper‘s ground-breaking novel, the film tackles small town racial relations with poetry, power and potent performances. Screened in conjunction with Capital Repertory Theater‘s production of the play, which opens on Wednesday. 7pm. $5; $3 kids.

MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ Tess’ Lark Tavern, Albany. Brilliant songs and snappy bluegrass music playing to match. Wry and witty, smart and sassy stuff. 7:30pm. Free.

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