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

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Yes, yes, yes, we know…

We’ve heard all of 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 was a whole lot of 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 in the past week:

1. LIVE: King Crimson @ The Egg, 9/9&10/14 (by Bokonon)

2. Proctors Announces New Concerts (by Staff)

3. The Egg Announces New Concerts (by Staff)

4. Win FREE Tickets to the American Music Festival for the Lake This Weekend (by Staff)

5. Comin’ Soon: New Concert Announcements (by Staff)

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RIP: Herb Chesbrough, 1947-2014

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Former president and executive director of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Herb Chesbrough passed away on Wednesday (September 17) after a long illness.

He began working at SPAC as comptroller in 1970 and held the top position there from 1978 to 2005. He led SPAC for more than a quarter century during which time he instituted many of the shed’s regular features including the annual jazz festival, the chamber music concert series and the Wine & Food Festival. He was also responsible for the growth and diversity of SPAC’s pop and rock concert series, booking as many as 43 special event concerts during the summer of 1983.

Chesbrough was forced out of SPAC in the wake of a 2004 scandal over the decision to cancel the annual summer residency of the New York City Ballet. After leaving SPAC, he later became senior advisor with the Los Angeles-based Arts Consulting Group.

ALSO READ:
Steve Barnes’ story at The Times Union
Justin Mason’s story at The Daily Gazette

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

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Yes, yes, yes, we know…

We’ve heard all of 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 was a whole lot of 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 in the past week:

1. PearlPalooza Announces Schedule of Bands (by Staff)

2. Big Concert News from Upstate Concert Hall (by Staff)

3. New Concert at the Times Union Center (by Staff, Michael Seinberg)

4. Comin’ Soon: New Concert Announcements (by Staff)

5. The Egg Announces a New Concert (by Staff)

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

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Yes, yes, yes, we know…

We’ve heard all of 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 was a whole lot of 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 in the past week:

1. LarkFest Announces Line-up of Bands (by Staff)

2. New Concert Announcement from the Palace Theatre (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

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

4. The Egg Announces a New Concert (by Staff)

5. Comin’ Soon: New Concert Announcements (by Staff)

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

Friday, August 29th, 2014
Swamp Baby

Swamp Baby plays at Ecstatic Age tonight in Troy

Photograph by Timothy Reidy

Yes, yes, yes, we know…

We’ve heard all of 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 was a whole lot of 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 in the past week:

1. LarkFest Announces Line-up of Bands (by Staff)

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

3. The Egg Adds a New Concert to the Schedule (by Staff)

4. New Concert Announced for the Times Union Center (by Staff)

5. Festival Fever: Scumfest 2014 in Duanesburg on Sunday (by Staff)

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It’s the Weekend!

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

It's the weekend!

Congrats for making it through yet another week, so now it’s time to get out there and soak up some of that rapidly fading summer fun. But before we head out for the 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 offerings around town without a dedicated and devoted 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:


Michael Seinberg
Stanley Johnson
Jim “JT” Gilbert
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Andrew Gregory
Larry Murray
Richard Brody
Gayle Miller
Bender Melon

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:

Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
The Egg, Albany
MASS MoCA, North Adams
Step Up Presents, Albany
The Music Haven, Schenectady
Rest Fest @ CAC Woodside, Troy
The Palace Theatre, Albany
Club Helsinki, Hudson
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
City of Albany Office of Special Events, Albany
The Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park
The Times Union Center, Albany
Altamont Fair, Altamont
Live Nation, Wallingford, CT

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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

Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Sheila E.  (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Sheila E. @ Alive at Five, 8/7/14

Photograph by Stanley Johnson

Yes, yes, yes, we know…

We’ve heard all of 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 was a whole lot of 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 in the past week:

1. LIVE: Sheila E. @ Alive at Five, 8/7/14 (by Greg Haymes, Stanley Johnson, Andrzej Pilarczyk, Timothy Reidy)

2. The Egg Announces New Concert (by Staff)

3. Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Announces a New Concert (by Staff)

4. MASS MoCA Announces Fall Schedule of Concerts & Events (by Staff)

5. Blotto Garners Unexpected Indie Cred (by Staff)

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

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Robin Williams, RPI Fieldhouse, Troy, NY, 1986. Photograph by Martin Benjamin

Photograph by Martin Benjamin

Yes, yes, yes, we know…

We’ve heard all of 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 was a whole lot of 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 in the past week:

1. Palace Theatre Announces New Show (by Staff)

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

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

4. Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival Line-up Announced (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

5. RIP: Robin Williams, 1951-2014 (by Greg Haymes, Martin Benjamin)

(more…)

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