LIVE: War @ The Egg, 1/13/18

January 16th, 2018, 4:00 pm by Greg

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Led by founding member Lonnie Jordan on lead vocals and keyboards, the veteran band War slipped into The Egg last Saturday night, warming up fans on a cold night with an evening of multi-culti funk…

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Comedian Shane Torres Heads to The Garage [Berkshire on Stage]

January 16th, 2018, 2:00 pm by Greg

Berkshire Theatre Group welcomes comedian Shane Torres to the $5 Comedy Garage Series at The Garage in Pittsfield at 7:30pm. on Thursday (January 18).

Shane Torres is a stand-up comedian and writer. Shane has been seen performing on “Conan,” “Last Comic Standing” and IFC’s “Comedy Bang Bang.” One of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch in 2012, Torres has performed at many festivals all over the country including Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, Montreal Just For Laugh’s New Faces and many more.

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Another New Concert Announced for SPAC

January 16th, 2018, 12:50 pm by Greg

Kidz Bop Live is hitting the road again this summer with a tour stop scheduled for the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs at 7pm on Friday, June 15 in support of Kidz Bop 37, the latest album in the best-selling music series.

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Brewery Ommegang Announces Its First 2018 Concert

January 16th, 2018, 11:55 am by Greg

Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown has announced its first show of the 2018 summer concert season, and it’s a doozy!

On his first tour in nearly four years, musical Renaissance man and 12-time Grammy Award winner Jack White will take over the outdoor stage at 7pm on Sunday, May 27 of the Memorial Day weekend.

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SPAC Announces New Concerts

January 16th, 2018, 10:45 am by Greg
Dave Matthews (photo by Martin Benjamin)

Dave Matthews @ SPAC, 2013

Photograph by Martin Benjamin

Yes, the Dave Matthews Band is headed back to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center this summer. The band went on hiatus last summer, although Matthews and Tim Reynolds played a pair of duo shows at SPAC in 2017.

But the full band will be rolling into the Spa City shed for a two-night stand at 8pm on Friday & Saturday, July 13 & 14.

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Five New Concerts Announced for the Cohoes Music Hall

January 16th, 2018, 10:03 am by Greg

The Cohoes Music Hall has announced a handful of five new concerts. Here are the details:

COMEDY: RORY ALBANESE
Saturday, January 27, 8pm
$20 in advance; $25 at the door
Nine-time Emmy Award-winning writer and executive producer of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.”

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JANUARY 16: The Daily Flashback

January 16th, 2018, 9:00 am by Greg

1938: Clarinetist Benny Goodman plays the first-ever jazz concert at Carnegie Hall.
1957: The Cavern Club opens on Matthew Street in Liverpool.
1996: Wayne Newton performs his 25,000th show in Las Vegas.
2002: A section of Interstate 80 in California is renamed the “Sonny Bono Memorial Freeway.”
2014: After 39 years of marriage, Toni Tennille files for divorce from The Captain.

BIRTHDAYS
1908: Ethel Merman
1937: Bob Bogle (of The Ventures)
1942: Barbara Lynn
1946: Ronnie Milsap
1959: Helen Folasade Adu (aka Sade)
1965: Jill Sobule
1979: Aaliyah

DEATHS
1972: David Seville (creator of the Chipmunks)
1973: Clara Ward

1/16/18: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

January 16th, 2018, 7:00 am by Greg

FILM/PERFORMANCE: “Afrogalactica” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. A film-performance by Canadian artist Kapwani Kiwanga, drawing on the Afrofuturist tradition of mixing poetry, mythology, science and pop culture into an alternate history of the African diaspora. 7pm. $18; students & seniors $13.

MUSIC/EVENT: Rochmon Record Club @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Chuck Vosganian serves up his monthly multimedia evening focusing on one record album. This month it’s the Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers. 7pm. $5.

OPEN MIC: Open Mic with Cameron & Ryder @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. 6pm sign-up; 7pm show. FREE.

STORYTELLING: On the Fly Story Slam @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The story slam moves to the third-Tuesday-of-the-month preceding the weekly open mic night. This month’s theme is “starting over.” 5:30pm sign-up; 6pm stories.

PERFORMANCE: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ the Low Beat, Albany. Open mic and poetry slam. 7pm.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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