2/23/16: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

February 23rd, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The fabulously funky New Orleans piano man lands at the Iron Horse with his 2016 Grammy Award for Best Regional Roots Music in hand. 7pm. $20.

READING: Jon Krakauer @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany. One of America’s biggest-selling authors of outdoor adventure nonfiction is renowned for work that explores lives lived “on the edge.” His books include the bestsellers “Into the Wild” (1996); “Into Thin Air” (1997), a personal account of a fateful climb of Mt. Everest; and “Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman” (2009), about the NFL football player killed in the War in Afghanistan; and his new book “Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town,” about a series of rapes that occurred over a four-year period. 8pm. FREE. Also, free seminar at 4:15pm at UAlbany’s Performing Arts Center, Albany.

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