4/3/12: Today’s Tips: Tuesday

April 3rd, 2012, 9:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: John Zorn @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The legendary avant-garde composer/performer gives a rare solo saxophone performance. 7:30pm. $18. UPDATE: This concert is sold out, however a live audio/video feed of the concert will be streaming in the EMPAC Cafe.

MUSIC: Lost Radio Rounders @ the Wyman Osterhout Community Center, Voorheesville. The folk duo of Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck debut a new program focusing on the War of 1812 for the New Scotland Historical Association. 7:30pm.

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READING: Joseph Lelyveld @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall, Albany. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and veteran journalist at The New York Times for nearly 40 years (and as executive editor from 1994-2001) reads from his most recent book, ā€œGreat Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India.ā€ 8pm. FREE. Also a seminar at UAlbany Science Library’s Standish Room, Albany at 4:15pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Saxman Pray and his big band continue their first Tuesday of the month residency. 8pm. FREE.

PERFORMANCE/READING: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. Sign-up at 7pm; open mic at 7:30pm; poetry slam at 8pm. $5; students $3.