It’s the Weekend!

June 23rd, 2017, 4:00 pm by Greg

Shelby on the kitchen floor

It’s time to kiss that work week goodbye, and say hello to the first official weekend of the summer!

But before we head out for some weekend fun we’d like to send out a thank-you to everyone who dropped by this week to add encouragement, support, proof-reading and, yes, criticism, too. And thanks for helping to spread the word about Nippertown.com.

Of course, we couldn’t possibly cover the wide, wonderful scope of art and entertainment offerings around Nippertown without a dedicated bunch of wonderful writers, photographers, artists, tipsters and other assorted enablers who continually enrich us all with their contributions. So a big salute goes out to this week’s community contributors:

Rudy Lu
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Tim Reidy
Steven Stock
Stan Johnson
Wanda Callagy
Glenn Kaplowitz
Ed Conway
Andrew Gregory
Albert Brooks
Dan Hogan
Macey Levin
Gail M. Burns

Please consider adding your name to this list. Just send us something – a review, preview, interview, photo, list, video, rant, crayon drawing or whatever’s on your mind. Remember, Nippertown is your hometown, and we can’t possibly do this without your help.

Thanks to the fine folks who provided us with cool give-away merch – tickets, CDs, downloads and other swag – for the faithful Nippertown readers:

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

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HOT READS: Nippertown’s Top 10 Stories of the Week

June 23rd, 2017, 11:00 am by Greg
Cliff Lyons

Cliff Lyons blew into town with Average White Band

Photograph by Rudy Lu

Yes, we’ve heard all the complaints that some of you simply don’t have the time to read all of the Nippertown.com news as fast as we write it. And, yes, a whole lot of Nippertown’s devoted contributors weighed it with their Best of 2016 lists this week.

So for all of you casual, once-or-twice-a-week readers, here’s a summary of the Top 10 most-viewed stories from Nippertown during the past week, in case you’re playing catch-up:

1. The Times Union Center Announces New Concert (by Staff)

2. The Egg Announces Three New Concerts (by Staff)

3. SPAC Announces New Concert (by Staff)

4. Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Announces Two New Concerts (by Staff)

5. COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements (by Greg Haymes)

6. New Concert Announced for Cohoes Music Hall ( by Staff)

7. LIVE: The Average White Band @ Alive at Five, 6/15/17 (by Greg Haymes, Rudy Lu, Ed Conway)

8. JUNE 22: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History (by Greg Haymes, Andrew Gregory)

9. FREE: Clifton Common Stage Concert Series Kicks off on Sunday (by Staff)

10. FREE: Riverlink Concert Series Kicks Off on Saturday (by Staff)

T-Shirt Slogans Seen @ Alive at Five, 6/15/17

June 22nd, 2017, 9:00 am by Greg

t-shirt

A random sampling of t-shirts spotted at Alive at Five at Jennings Landing at Albany’s Corning Preserve for the Average White Band concert on Thursday, June 15:

The Circus Does Dylan
USA
Albany Senators
Under Armour
Benny’s Home & Auto Stores
Whatever.
Simth 14
Bob Marley
Thumbs Up.
Humbuggs, Est. 1996
Passed Out… in My Hammock
Wrecka Stow Day #MPLS
American by Birth, Biker by Choice
Dome Dribble
Adidas

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It’s the Weekend!

June 16th, 2017, 4:00 pm by Greg
Snake patrol: ever vigilant

Snake in the grass!

It’s time to kiss that work week goodbye, and say hello to the weekend!

But before we head out for some weekend fun we’d like to send out a thank-you to everyone who dropped by this week to add encouragement, support, proof-reading and, yes, criticism, too. And thanks for helping to spread the word about Nippertown.com.

Of course, we couldn’t possibly cover the wide, wonderful scope of art and entertainment offerings around Nippertown without a dedicated bunch of wonderful writers, photographers, artists, tipsters and other assorted enablers who continually enrich us all with their contributions. So a big salute goes out to this week’s community contributors:

Rudy Lu
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Don Wilcock
Tim Reidy
Steven Stock
Wanda Callagy
Ed Conway
Dan Hogan
Stanley Johnson
Roseann Cane
Gail M. Burns

Please consider adding your name to this list. Just send us something – a review, preview, interview, photo, list, video, rant, crayon drawing or whatever’s on your mind. Remember, Nippertown is your hometown, and we can’t possibly do this without your help.

Thanks to the fine folks who provided us with cool give-away merch – tickets, CDs, downloads and other swag – for the faithful Nippertown readers:

Downtown Albany Business Improvement District, Albany
Old Songs Folk Festival of Traditional Music & Dance, Altamont

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HOT READS: Nippertown’s Top 10 Stories of the Week

June 16th, 2017, 11:00 am by Greg

Rosanne Cash @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Photograph of Rosanne Cash by Wanda Callagy

Yes, we’ve heard all the complaints that some of you simply don’t have the time to read all of the Nippertown.com news as fast as we write it.

And we understand… So for all of you casual, once-or-twice-a-week readers, here’s a summary of the Top 10 most-viewed stories from Nippertown during the past seven days, in case you’re still playing catch-up:

1. Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Announces Six New Concerts (by Staff)

2. The Egg Announces Another New Concert (by Staff, Stanley Johnson)

3. The Egg Announces New Concert (by Staff)

4. COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements (by Greg Haymes)

5. FREE FEST: Troy River Fest on Saturday (by Staff)

6. The Egg Announces Yet Another New Concert (by Staff)

7. Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Announces Another New Concert (by Staff)

8. FREE: Cook Park Concert Series in Colonie (by Staff, Ed Conway)

9. Palace Theatre Concert Moved to The Egg (by Staff)

10. Friday Flashback Flyer: Blotto’s Prom Night @ JB Scott’s (by Staff)

T-Shirts Slogans Seen @ Alive at Five

June 15th, 2017, 1:00 pm by Greg

t-shirt

A random sampling of t-shirts spotted at Alive at Five at Jennings Landing at Albany’s Corning Preserve for the Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe concert on Thursday, June 8:

Jeter 2
Ten Years After
Rambo
NYC
Best Buddies Friendship Walk
Wildwood, New Jersey
Percy Hill
PH Balanced
Martha’s Vineyard
Hog’s Breath Saloon
Americanarama Festival of Music
Transfinder
The Dead
100.1% Homegrown
45th Woodstock Reunion
Harley-Davidson Minsk, Belarus

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“Million Dollar Quartet” Opens Berkshire Theatre Group’s 2017 Summer Season [Berkshire on Stage]

June 13th, 2017, 3:00 pm by Sara

Berkshire Theatre Group presents the Tony Award-winning jukebox musical and epic night of rock ‘n’ roll, Million Dollar Quartet, directed and music direction by James Barry (Broadway’s Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). Million Dollar Quartet runs from Wednesday (June 14) through Saturday, July 15 at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. Opening night is set for 8pm Saturday (June 17).

Director James Barry says, “I’m thrilled to be making my debut as a director at BTG, specifically in he Unicorn Theatre, where I made my professional acting debut 18 seasons ago in The Einstein Project. Coming back to the Unicorn to direct a show that I have been involved with for years is an honor. I performed the role of Carl Perkins in the first National Tour of Million Dollar Quartet for two years, and since then, I have reprised the role many times and provided musical direction. I am honored to take a seat in the director’s chair for this production.”

Million Dollar Quartet brings you into the recording studio with icons, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Based on a true story, set on December 4, 1956, Million Dollar Quartet follows the tale of these four legendary musicians, as they come together for one monumental night of music at Sun Records in Memphis. This smash-hit musical includes classic tunes such as: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.

Click to read the rest at Berkshire on Stage.

It’s the Weekend!

June 9th, 2017, 4:00 pm by Greg

Turn down that marching band music, please.

Lazin' in the grass. It's a gas. Can you dig it?


Kiss that work week goodbye and say hello to the weekend!

But before we head out for some weekend fun we’d like to send out a thank-you to everyone who dropped by this week to add encouragement, support, proof-reading and, yes, criticism, too. And thanks for helping to spread the word about Nippertown.com.

Of course, we couldn’t possibly cover the wide, wonderful scope of art and entertainment offerings around Nippertown without a dedicated bunch of wonderful writers, photographers, artists, tipsters and other assorted enablers who continually enrich us all with their contributions. So a big salute goes out to this week’s community contributors:

Rudy Lu
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Don Wilcock
Glenn Kaplowitz
Tim Reidy
Stanley Johnson
Gail M. Burns

Please consider adding your name to this list. Just send us something – a review, preview, interview, photo, list, video, rant, crayon drawing or whatever’s on your mind. Remember, Nippertown is your hometown, and we can’t possibly do this without your help.

Read the rest of this entry »

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