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

Friday, March 27th, 2015
Johnny Rabb

Johnny Rabb @ the Dustin Mele Memorial Concert, 3/21/15

Photographs by Gene Sennes

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 was a whole lot of news to write about this week, including lots of big concert announcements…

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:

1. SPAC Announces New Concert (by Staff)

2. SPAC Announces a Rockin’ New Double-Bill Concert (by Staff)

3. MASS MoCA Announces Summer Schedule of Concerts & More (by Staff)

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

5. LIVE: Dustin Mele Memorial Concert @ Revolution Hall, 3/21/15 (by Gene Sennes)

6. New Mystery Concert Announced for Proctors (by Staff)

7. MOVE Music Fest Announces Complete Line-Up of 99 Bands (by Staff, Timothy Reidy)

8. Six New Concerts Announced for the Colonial Theatre (by Staff)

9. Proctors Announces 2015-2016 Broadway Series (by Staff)

10. Before the Fire: Living On Jay Street (by Stanley A. Johnson)

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

Friday, March 20th, 2015
Peter Zarema of the Fleshtones

Peter Zarema of the Fleshtones @ River St. Pub, 3/8/15

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 was a whole lot of news to write about this week, including lots of big concert announcements and reviews…

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:

1. SPAC Announces New Concert (by Staff)

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

3. Brewery Ommegang Adds Another New Concert (by Staff)

4. LIVE: The Fleshtones @ the River Street Pub, 3/8/15 (by Ross Marvin, Ed Conway)

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

6. New Concerts Announced for Lake George’s Charles Wood Park (by Staff)

7. Washington Avenue Armory Concert Relocated (by Staff)

8. LIVE: St. Vincent @ Upstate Concert Hall, 3/7/15 (by Greg Haymes)

9. Be Here Now: The Second Annual Dustin Mele Memorial Concert @ Revolution Hall on Saturday (by Staff)

10. LIVE: Caladh Nua @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 3/11/15 (by Brett Williams, Andrzej Pilarczyk, Timothy Raab)

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

Friday, March 13th, 2015
Jams and People

The Flurry, 2/14/15

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 was a whole lot of news to write about this week, including lots of big festival announcements and concert reviews…

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:

1. COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements (by Staff)

2. RIP: Tony Jenkins, 1956-2015 (by Matt Niedbalski)

3. SPAC Jazz Fest Full Line-Up Announced (by Staff, Stanley Johnson, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

4. Two New Concerts Added for the Mahaiwe (by Staff)

5. LIVE: The Flurry @ Saratoga Springs, 2/14/15 (Part I) (by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

6. Sanctuary for Independent Media Announces Spring Concerts, Talks & Other Events (by Staff)

7. LIVE: The Fleshtones @ River Street Pub, 3/8/15 (by Ross Marvin, Ed Conway)

8. LIVE: Justin Townes Earle @ The Egg, 3/4/15 (by Greg Haymes)

9. Washington Avenue Armory Suspends Music Events (by Staff)

10. CD Review: Kevin McKrell’s I Wish I Had a Boat (by Greg Haymes)

Say Hello to Our New York…

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

We are seriously disappointed that Nipper wasn’t included in the new four-minute “Say Hello to Our New York” promo-pitch video from the Tech Valley Young Professionals Network.

On the other hand, we’re happy that uber music fan (and sometime Nippertown contributor) Steve Nover is immortalized in the film at the 1:24 mark…

A tip of the hat to Paul Jossman

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Shelby with a kong

Kudos to you for making it through another week of this never-ending winter, so now it’s time to get out there and soak up some weekend 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 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:

Don Wilcock
Kirsten Ferguson
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Matt Niedbalski
Rudy Lu
J Hunter
Timothy Reidy
Larry Murray
Brian Tromans

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
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy
Dance Flurry Organization, Latham
Albany Public Library, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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

Friday, March 6th, 2015
Bastenado @ The Fuze Box

MOVE Music Festival, 2014 (Bastenado @ the Fuze Box)

Photograph by Timothy Reidy

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 was a whole lot of news to write about this week, including lots of big concert and festival announcements…

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:

1. New Show Announced for The Egg (by Staff)

2. 50 Bands Announced for MOVE Music Fest (by Staff, Brian Tromans)

3. New Concert Announced for SPAC (by Staff)

4. Palace Theatre Announces New Show (by Staff)

5. THE DOZEN: March’s Must-See Concerts (by Greg Haymes)

6. Another New Concert Announced for SPAC (by Staff)

7. COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements (by Staff)

8. Solid Sound Festival 2015 Announces Line-Up of Bands (by Staff, Greg Haymes)

9. Festival Fever: SummerSound @ Tanglewood (by Staff)

10. Bands Announced for Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival (by Staff)

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

Friday, February 27th, 2015

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 was a whole lot of news to write about this week, including lots of big concert and festival announcements…

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:

1. Brewery Ommegang Announces New Concert (by Staff)

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

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

4, SPAC Jazz Fest Announces Three More Bands (by Staff)

5. Actors Around Town (by Staff)

6. David Bourgeois: A Man on the Move (by Bob Girouard)

7. Upstate Artists Guild Gala @ Normanside Country Club on Saturday (by Staff)

8. Win FREE Tickets to This Weekend’s Bridge Jazz Festival (by Staff)

9. Bands Announced for FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA (by Staff, Rudy Lu)

10. LIVE: Dryer @ Caffe Lena, 2/13/15 (by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Actors Around Town

Monday, February 23rd, 2015
Richard Dreyfuss

Richard Dreyfuss

With last night’s Academy Awards still fresh in our memories, let’s take a quick look at a few newly announced events around town that find actors doing something a little bit different:

AN EVENING WITH RICHARD DREYFUSS
Club Helsinki, Hudson
Sunday, March 15, 8pm
$100
“Jaws.” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” “American Graffiti.” “The Goodbye Girl.” “Mr. Holland’s Opus.” Hear stories from the Academy Award-winning actor and participate in an intimate, no-holds-barred Q&A session. A benefit for Columbia Memorial Health.

CHAZZ PALMINTERI PERFORMS “A BRONX TALE”
Proctors, Schenectady
Sunday, March 22, 3pm
$54
In “A Bronx Tale,” actor and playwright Chazz Palminteri brings his classic coming-of-age story to vivid life, playing multiple roles as he depicts a young boy’s rough childhood in 1960s-era Bronx and the unforgettable people he encountered. The piece premiered off-Broadway in 1989, and a 1993 feature film version was directed by Robert De Niro.

“THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: MUSINGS FROM THE PEN OF BERKSHIRE WOMEN WRITERS”
The Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge
Sunday, March 22, 3pm
$30
Karen Allen, Lauren Ambrose, Amber Chand, Hilary Somers Deely, Kate Maguire, Corinna May, Barbara Sims and others read selections from the pens of Francis Anne Kemble, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Harriett Beecher Stowe, Sheila Weller and Edith Wharton. A benefit for the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers.

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