2/19/14: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: James Frederick @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. It’s a CD release concert for Frederick’s new disc, Stepping Outside, which was recorded at Son Spot Studios with producer Sonny Speed. Joining Frederick tonioght will be bassist Alex “AJ” Jackson, percussionist Gary Moon and Raymond Pashoukos on harmonica and mandolin. 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: Kanye West @ the Times Union Center, Albany. We’d say that it’s the Second Coming, but this is really only Kanye’s Nippertown debut. Thanks to the memory of Mr. Hochanadel (see comment below), it seems that tonight is indeed the Second Coming of Kanye. 8pm. $49.50, $69.50, $99.50 & $149.50.

SPOKEN WORD/MUSIC: David Greenberger: Theater of One @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. The Tang’s mezzanine is transformed into an intimate theater space where one audience member at a time will listen to a live two-minute performance by David Greenberger and his band A Strong Dog (featuring Kevin Maul and Mitch Throop). 4-7pm. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: “Sister Act” @ Proctors, Schenectady. After witnessing a murder, a disco diva is hidden away in a convent for her own protection. Hijinx ensue, and soon she’s a nun on the run. The 2011 Tony-nominated musical is based on the 1992 film. 7:30pm. $20-$75. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Low Beat, Albany. 10pm.

MUSIC: Egg, Eggs @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. With Rambutan, Matt Weston, Parashi and LN Foster. 8pm. UPDATE: This show has been moved to UAG from its original location of 51 3rd St., Troy. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled.

MUSIC: Skip Parson’s Clarinet Marmalade @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 6pm.

READING/DISCUSSION: Nick Turse @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall, Albany. The award-winning investigative journalist and military historian is the author of the New York Times bestseller “Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam” (2013), an account of U.S. war crimes against Vietnamese civilians based on previously classified documents. 4:15pm. FREE.

THEATER ON FILM: “Romeo and Juliet” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Movie star Orlando Bloom stars Tony nominated Condola Rashad in the new Broadway production of Shakespeare’s greatest love story. 12noon & 6:30pm. $15; $12 ages 12 and under.

2 Responses to “2/19/14: Today’s Tips: Wednesday”

  1. Michael Hochanadel says:

    Wait, Kanye opened for Usher back in the day

  2. Greg says:

    Damn, Mr. Hochanadel, you’re right. Kanye (with John Legend playing piano) opened for Usher back in ’04 at the Pepsi Arena. And even more surprisingly, he was great!

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