Nippertown's Picks This Week
Saturday, April 19, 2014
MUSIC: Great Guitars @ The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. They weren't kidding around when they concocted the name for this concert that brings together four of the leading acoustic guitarists of their generation - Martin Taylor, Frank Vignola, Vinnie Raniolo and Peppino D’Agostino - to continue the guitar-supergroup tradition. 8pm. $20, $22, $28 & $34.
MUSIC: Michael Eck @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany. It's a concert! It's a birthday bash! It's a rare opportunity to catch singer-songwriter-musicman-about-town Mister Eck in his "maximum solo acoustic" mode, as he celebrates his big 50th birthday. 8pm. $!3 in advance; $15 at the door.
MUSIC: Zucchero @ The Egg, Albany. Influenced by rock, soul and gospel music, the Italian superstar has sold more than 50 million records around the world and has racked up numerous awards, including two World Music Awards, six IFPI Europe Platinum Awards and a Grammy nomination. 8pm. $34.
MUSIC: Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The New World jazz of composer-pianist Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius blends jazz, classical and world music to create a captivating soundscape. Heard's members also include Jonathan Greene on woodwinds and Bobby Kendall on bass, as well as Zorkie Nelson and Brian Mellick on percussion. With Joy Adler. 8pm. $16 in advance; $18 at the door.
MUSIC: The Rob Skane 3 @ Blessings Tavern, Colonie. Singer-songwriter-guitarist Rob Skane is joined by Mike Lisi on bass and Phil Lanz on drums for a rockin' good time. 9pm.
THEATER: "33RPM" @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. In their semi-documentary work, Rabih Mroué and Lina Saneh reconstruct the final moments of a person’s life. A turntable sits on a stack of amplifiers. A telephone is on the floor. A bulky television. Books are scattered about. A laptop and printer, a mobile phone in its charger. Behind looms the wide screen. This performance is void of any actors. 8pm. $18; $13 students & seniors.
THEATER: "Bring It On: The Musical" @ Proctors, Schenectady. The stage musical based on the 2000 film about competitive cheerleading. 8pm. $20, $35, $45, $55 & $65.
THEATER: "If All the Sky Were Paper" @ the Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. Lary Opitz directs Best-selling author Andrew Carroll's play about war from the viewpoint of the men and women on the front lines, affected civilians and loved ones on the home front - told through their own letters. 2pm. $12 general admission; $8 students & seniors.
FILM: "Jules at Eight" @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. In conjunction with Tuesday's upcoming concert by guitar greats Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge, Saratoga Arts plays host to a movie double-feature that features both musicians; Lage in "Jules at Eight" and Eldridge in the Punch Brothers' documentary "How to Grow a Band." 7:30pm.
Other Nippertown Arts & Entertainment Calendars:
The Free George: The Online Magazine of the Lake George Region, Saratoga and the Adirondacks
Hudson Sounds: Classical Music in New York's Capital Region
Capital District Fun: Things To Do for Kids and Families in Schenectady, Albany and Troy
Albany Poets: Poetry and spoken word in upstate New York
Albany Jazz: Selected Jazz listings from all corners of Nippertown.
A Place for Jazz: a comprensive calendar for all things Jazz.
Dance Flurry: Participatory dance throughout Nippertown.
Folk Times: folk, acoustic, bluegrass, country, old-timey, swing, blues, jazz, Cajun/zydeco, new-age, classical, baroque, Renaissance and Irish music in Eastern New York, Vermont and Western Massachusetts.