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It’s the Weekend!

Friday, February 5th, 2016
Scorcher doesn't begin to describe it.

Is it time for the Puppy Bowl yet?

Congrats! You made it through the first week of February. But before we head out for the big Super Bowl/Mardi Gras weekend, we’d like to send a great big 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
Ed Conway
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Kirsten Ferguson
Stanley Johnson
Larry Murray

Please consider adding your name to this list. Just send us something – a review, preview, interview, photo, list, 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:

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy

And thanks to all of the folks from the area venues and organizations who were gracious enough to provide us with review tickets and/or photo passes for their events:

Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany
Jazzstock, Woodstock
Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany
Proctors, Schenectady
Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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

Friday, February 5th, 2016
Philip Morris and Maggie Mancinelli-Cahil

Proctors’ Philip Morris and Capital Repertory Theatre’s Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill

Photograph by Ed Conway

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, there sure was a whole lot of A&E news to write about 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. SPAC Announces Rockin’ New Concert (by Staff, Stanley Johnson)

2. The Egg Announces New Concert (by Staff)

3. THE DOZEN: February’s Must-See Concerts (by Greg Haymes)

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

5. Proctors & Capital Rep Announce New Season of Shows (by Ed Conway, Greg Haymes)

6. The Albany Top 40? (by Staff)

7. The Egg Announces Free Concert & Folk Legacy Exhibit (by Staff)

8. Lookin’ Ahead in 2016: Festival Fever (by Greg Haymes, Dan Hogan)

9. LIVE: The Mike Stern Trio @ the Van Dyck, 1/22/16 (By J Hunter, Rudy Lu)

10. (tie) LIVE: Davell Crawford @ the Cock ‘n Bull, 1/20/16 (by Michael Hochanadel)

10. (tie) LIVE: The Joey Alexander Trio @ the Woodstock Playhouse, 1/30/16 (by Rudy Lu)

The Albany Top 40?

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Screen Printing Nipper @ The Albany Institute of History and Art

In recognition of the 40th Anniversary of the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, the folks there have compiled a list of the Best of Albany – from favorite landmarks to notable events… and much more. They’re calling it the Albany Top 40.

The Albany Top 40 countdown is scheduled to kick off mid-month, and the Visitors Bureau is hoping that you’ll add to it by commenting, retweeting, posting and tagging your own personal thoughts, memories, photos, etc. using #AlbanyTop40 each week.

So, according to the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, here’s their list of the Albany Top 40. What do you think?

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It’s the Weekend!

Friday, January 29th, 2016
I don't see any snow...

We're still waiting...

Congrats! You made it through the last week of January. But before we head out for the last weekend of the month, we’d like to send a great big 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
J Hunter
Michael Hochanadel
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Kirsten Ferguson
Timothy Raab
Dan Hogan
Bob Cohen
David Brickman
Larry Murray

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

And thanks to all of the folks from the area venues and organizations who were gracious enough to provide us with review tickets and/or photo passes for their events:

The Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy
The Cock ‘n Bull, Galway
The Palace Theatre, Albany
Guthrie Bell Productions, Albany
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson
The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany
The Van Dyck, Schenectady

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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

Friday, January 29th, 2016
Warren Haynes

Warren Haynes brings his Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration to Tanglewood

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

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, there sure was a whole lot of A&E news to write about 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. SPAC Announces a Pair of Concerts (by Staff, Bob Cohen)

2. Palace Theatre Announces Another New Concert (by Staff)

3. The Palace Theatre Announces New Concert (by Staff)

4. The Egg Announces New Concert (by Staff)

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

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

7. Tanglewood Announces New Rock Concert (by Staff)

8. Lookin’ Ahead in 2016: Festival Fever (by Greg Haymes, Dan Hogan)

9. LIVE: The Mike Stern Trio @ the Van Dyck, 1/22/16 (by J Hunter, Rudy Lu)

10. JANUARY 28: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History (by Staff, Kirsten Ferguson)

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, January 22nd, 2016
I don't see any snow...

So where's that big snowstorm I heard so much about? I don't see any snow at all. Oh well, at least we stocked up on doggie biscuits...

Congrats! You made it through another January week. But before we head out for the big weekend, we’d like to send a great big 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
Kirsten Ferguson
Timothy Reidy
David Brickman
Larry Murray

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

And thanks to all of the folks from the area venues and organizations who were gracious enough to provide us with review tickets and/or photo passes for their events:

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
First Night Saratoga, Saratoga Springs
Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park
Step Up Presents, Albany
Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes
Gateway City Arts, Holyoke

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Lizz Wright

Lizz Wright returns to Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Fest in June


Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

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, there sure was a whole lot of A&E news to write about 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. Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Fest Line-Up Announced for SPAC (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk, Rudy Lu)

2. New Concert Announced for the Empire State Plaza Convention Center (by Staff)

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

4. Cohoes Music Hall Announces New Concert (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

5. 518 Songfest Comes to The Egg (by Staff, Rudy Lu)

6. CANCELLED: The 2016 Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival (by Staff)

7. RIP: Mark Wilken, 1959-2016 (by Greg Haymes, Jeff Mattice, Nicholl Bautochka)

8. LIVE: Squeeze Acoustic @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 10/16/15 (by Greg Haymes, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

9. BEST OF 2015: Greg Haymes’ Top Concerts, Albums & More (by Greg Haymes, Timothy Raab, Rudy Lu, T. Charles Erickson)

10 (tie). JANUARY 21: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History (by Staff, Kirsten Ferguson)

10 (tie). FESTIVAL FEVER: The Flurry in Saratoga Springs, 2/12-14/16 (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, January 15th, 2016
Yessss!

Yessss!

Congrats! You made it through another week. But before we head out for the big weekend, we’d like to send a great big 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
Martin Benjamin
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Andrew Gregory
J Hunter
Timothy Reidy
David Brickman
Larry Murray

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

And thanks to all of the folks from the area venues and organizations who were gracious enough to provide us with review tickets and/or photo passes for their events:

Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park
Step Up Presents, Albany
Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes
The Falcon, Marlboro
Gateway City Arts, Holyoke

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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