It’s the Weekend!

February 16th, 2018, 4:00 pm by Greg

Nipper! (Photo of Nipper in an eyeglasses store on West Broadway in Manhattan by TL Stone)

Photograph by Tim Livingston

Congratulations! You made it through the week, and now it’s time to get out there and soak up as much fun as possible during the weekend.

But before you head out for your 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 world 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:

Andrzej Pilarczyk
Rudy Lu
Ed Conway
Don Wilcock
Scooter Isaac
Richard Brody
J Hunter
Glenn Kaplowitz
Tim Livingston
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.

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
Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
The Egg, Albany
Proctors, Schenectady
The Linda, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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HOT READS: Nippertown’s Top 12 Stories of the Week

February 16th, 2018, 11:00 am by Greg

Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien leads Hot Rize into the Clearwater festival and the Grey Fox fest (and The Egg on Saturday, too)


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.

So for all of you casual, once-or-twice-a-week readers, here’s a summary of the Top 12 most-viewed stories from Nippertown during the past week, in case you’re playing catch-up:

1. Palace Theatre Announces New Concert (by Staff)

2. Cohoes Music Hall Announces Five New Concerts (by Staff)

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

4. NEW CONCERT NEWS (by Greg Haymes)

5. FEST: Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival Announces Performers (by Staff, Kirsten Ferguson)

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

7. Proctors/Capital Rep’s Big Reveal Bash Announces “Hamilton” & Lots More (by Ed Conway)

8. FEBRUARY 15: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History (by Greg Haymes)

9. “Celebrating David Bowie”: Carrying on the Legacy of the Man & His Music @ The Egg (by Scooter Isaac, Tom Dellinger, Jamie Trumper, Jason Dorfman)

10. FEST: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival Announces First Round of Bands (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

11. FEST: The Hudson Jazz Festival @ Hudson Hall This Weekend (by Staff, Rudy Lu)

12. LIVE: The Wood Brothers @ The Egg, 1/30/18 (by Richard Brody)

FEBRUARY 16: The Daily Flashback

February 16th, 2018, 9:00 am by Greg

1969: Tammy Wynette married George Jones.

BIRTHDAYS
1916: Bill Doggett
1932: Otis Blackwell
1935: Sonny Bono
1958: Ice-T
1961: Andy Taylor
1990: The Weeknd

DEATHS
1996: Brownie McGhee
2004: Doris Troy
2013: Tony Sheridan
2015: Lesley Gore

FEBRUARY 15: The Daily Flashback

February 15th, 2018, 9:00 am by Greg

BIRTHDAYS
1947: John Adams
1949: Christopher Rouse
1951: Melissa Manchester
1976: Brandon Boyd
1980: Conor Oberst

DEATHS
1965: Nat King Cole
1968: Little Walter
1981: Mike Bloomfield
1984: Ethel Merman
1988: Frederick Loewe

FEBRUARY 14: The Daily Flashback

February 14th, 2018, 9:00 am by Greg

1977: The B-52s performed for the first time in Athens, Georgia
1985: Whitney Houston’s self-titled debut album was released.

BIRTHDAYS
1943: Eric Andersen
1943: Maceo Parker
1947: Tim Buckley
1951: Michael Doucet
1953: Richard Lainhart
1959: Renée Fleming
1972: Rob Thomas

DEATHS
1988: Frederick Loewe
2011: George Shearing
2012: Dory Previn

FEBRUARY 13: The Daily Flashback

February 13th, 2018, 10:00 am by Greg

1967: Dolly Parton released her debut album, Hello, I’m Dolly, boasting the Top 20 hit “Dumb Blonde.”
1970: Black Sabbath released their self-titled debut album, which not coincidentally, came out on Friday the 13th.
1996: Tupac Shakur’s All Eyez on Me was released. The first rap double-album on a major label, it sold over 10 million copies in the United States.
2011: Esperanza Spalding surprisingly beat out Justin Bieber for the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, becoming the first jazz artist to win the award.

BIRTHDAYS
1919: Tennessee Ernie Ford
1920: Boudleaux Bryant
1942: Peter Tork
1950: Peter Gabriel
1956: Peter Hook
1961: Henry Rollins

DEATHS
1883: Richard Wagner
2002: Waylon Jennings

FEBRUARY 12: The Daily Flashback

February 12th, 2018, 10:00 am by Greg

1956: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins recorded “I Put a Spell on You.”
1967: Police raided Keith Richards’ Redlands estate, where they discovered “various substances of a suspicious nature” and arrested him along with Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull.
1974: Iconic NYC club the Bottom Line opened its doors for the first time.
1981: Rush released Moving Pictures.
1989: Tiny Tim declared his candidacy for mayor of New York City.
1997: David Bowie was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2015: Weird Al Yankovic became the first-ever guest editor at MAD Magazine when it is announced that he would assist with issue #533.

BIRTHDAYS
1914: Tex Beneke
1939: Ray Manzarek
1950: Steve Hackett
1952: Michael McDonald

DEATHS
200: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
2005: Sammi Smith
2017: Al Jarreau

It’s the Weekend!

February 9th, 2018, 4:00 pm by Greg

Congratulations! You made it through the week, and now it’s time to get out there and soak up as much fun as possible during the big Mardi Gras weekend.

But before you head out for your 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 world 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:

Andrzej Pilarczyk
Rudy Lu
Ed Conway
Fred Rudofsky
Don Wilcock
Kirsten Ferguson
Charles H. Haymes
Mary Kozlowski
Timothy Reidy
Stanley A. 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.

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
The Linda, Albany
Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy
The Falcon, Marlboro

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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