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Upstate Artists Guild to Leave Lark Street

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

This just in from Rebecca Schoonmaker, Upstate Artist Guild’s vice president and gallery co-manager:

It is with a heavy heart that we announce to our Upstate Artist Guild supporters that we will be moving out of the gallery space we have called home for 11 years.

247 Lark Street became our home on September 17th 2005 Lark Fest. Many renovations, gallons of paint, LED lighting, blood, sweat and tears have gone into the structure of the space. Over 500 artists have exhibited their work on our walls, on our floors and hanging from our ceiling. We have hosted over 1000 events including years of ASAC (Albany Sonic Arts Collective), WORD FEST (Albany Poets), People’s Choice Show (Art on Lark), Gingerbread FunShop (Winter WonderLark), Albany Spiritual Seekers, Comedy, Drag, Burlesque, Music, Improv, Meetings and more.



CANCELLED: “Make America Rock Again” @ Glens Falls Civic Center

Friday, September 16th, 2016

As the voice-over promo on the Make America Rock Again website declares, “Are you tired of empty promises? This is one party that won’t let you down!”

Well, that is, in fact, just another empty promise… at least for Greater Nippertown fans who were planning on attending the headbangin’ bash with Trapt, Saliva, Alien Ant Farm, Saving Abel, Tantric and 12 Stones at the Glens Falls Civic Center on Saturday (September 17).

The show has been cancelled. Ticket refunds are available at the place of purchase.

CANCELLED: Ellis Marsalis @ Today’s City of Albany Jazz Fest

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

Pianist Ellis Marsalis, who was slated to headline today’s (Saturday, September 10) City of Albany Jazz Festival at the Corning Preserve Boat Launch, has cancelled his appearance due to illness.

Replacing him as the headliner for today’s free festival will be New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton.

GO HERE for the complete UPDATED schedule of bands…

RIP: Frank Jaklitsch, 1955-2016

Monday, August 15th, 2016
(photo by Tom Lindsay)

Frank Jaklitsch (photo by Tom Lindsay)

Photographs by Tom Lindsay, Joseph Deuel
Video by Tom Lindsay

Frank Jaklitsch, “The Songman,” of Albany, 61, passed quickly last Thursday afternoon (August 11), as he strode towards Gillette Stadium to see, for the first time, his cherished New Orleans Saints compete on the field. He was in a good place.

Jaklitsch, born January 17, 1955 in Ridgewood, Queens, graduated from Queens College with a degree in Special Education, and devoted his entire life to service, beginning with volunteer work with developmentally disabled individuals as a teenager, and continuing to early employment with Catholic Charities and a 31-year career with the New York State Office of Mental Health.

Jaklitsch, who moved, with his family, to the campus neighborhood of Albany in 1985, is long pre-deceased by his father, Frank, Sr. and survived by his mother Herta Eisenzoph, of Queens, N.Y; his loving wife of 33 years, Eileen; his beloved son Thomas; younger siblings Richard (Margaret) of Nanuet, N.Y. and Theresa Jaklitsch Mueller (Fred) of Hillsborough, N.J; and his sweet pug, Penny.


The Egg & UCH Postpone, Cancel Concerts

Monday, August 15th, 2016
Rudresh Mahanthappa (photo by Richard Brody)

Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa

Photograph by Richard Brody

A concert by jazz saxman Rudresh Mahanthappa and his band Indo-Pak Coalition had been slated to take place at The Egg on Saturday, September 17.

But due to scheduling concerns, that concert has been postponed. No new date has yet been scheduled. Stay tuned…


Meanwhile, the Tyler the Creator concert – which was originally slated for 8pm on Friday, August 26 at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park – has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. Refunds are available at the place of purchase.

Palace Theatre Announces Another New Show
Palace Theatre Announces New Concert

The Andrew Wheeler Band Is Headed to Memphis

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
Andrew Wheeler (photo: Ed Conway)

Andrew Wheeler

Photograph by Ed Conway

Our congrats go out to Andrew Wheeler and his bandmates, who took home the first place trophy at the Capital Region Blues Network’s International Blues Challenge on Saturday night at The Linda in Albany.

In addition to the cash and the music gear that comes with the win, the band will also be headed to Memphis to represent Greater Nippertown in the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge in January.

Actually, Wheeler – who recently released his debut CD, Stone Cross – heads to the big Blues Challenge for the second year in a row. Last year he represented the CRBN in the solo division, but in January he’ll be bringing along the whole band.

Congrats, and best of luck in Memphis!

CANCELLED: ZZ Top @ the Times Union Center

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
ZZ Top

ZZ Top

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

On Monday, we announced that due to health reasons, Gregg Allman had cancelled his co-headlining show with ZZ Top at Albany’s Times Union Center on Wednesday, August 24.

Now, the Times Union Center has announced that the concert has been cancelled altogether. Refunds are available at the place of purchase.

CANCELLED: Gregg Allman @ the Times Union Center

Monday, August 8th, 2016
Gregg Allman

Gregg Allman

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Due to serious health issues, Gregg Allman has cancelled the first leg of his upcoming tour, including his co-headline show with ZZ Top, which was scheduled for Albany’s Times Union Center on Wednesday, August 24.

Allman is currently under his doctor’s care at the Mayo Clinic.

“I want to thank my fans and friends for supporting me while I rest up and focus on getting better and back on the road as soon as I can,” Allman said. “I’ve been working hard with my band, my pride and joy, to play our music for everyone. We’ll see y’all in October.” Allman’s first show back is scheduled to be a performance at his own Laid Back Festival at the Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta on Saturday, October 29.

There’s been no word yet from the Times Union Center, but on Saturday (August 6), ZZ Top posted on their Facebook page: “We are disappointed that Gregg Allman’s health precludes his touring with us. We wish our friend a speedy recovery. Notwithstanding, our fall tour dates will go on as planned and expect to give you an update on these in the very near future. Stay tuned!”

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