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It’s the Weekend!

Friday, July 22nd, 2016
Hmmm...I wonder where I left my hubcap diamond star halo.

Hmmm...I wonder where I left my hubcap diamond star halo.

The work week is over, and it’s time to chill out and have some 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:

Steve Nover
Don Wilcock
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Timothy Reidy
Rudy Lu
Lawrence White
Martin Benjamin
Stanley Johnson
Macey Levin
Gail M. Burns
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 Egg, Albany
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
The Van Dyck, Schenectady
Lake George Elvis Festival, Lake George
Step Up Presents, Albany
Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown
Shakespeare & Company, Lenox
New York State Office of General Services, Albany
Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington

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, July 22nd, 2016
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Joey Alexander @ Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC, 6/25/16 (Day One)

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

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

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

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

5. Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Announces New Show (by Staff)

6. THEATER REVIEW: “A Night With Janis Joplin” @ theREP (by Greg Haymes)

7. FREE FEST: Hats Off to Saratoga Music Festival (by Staff)

8. A FEW MINUTES WITH… Lawrence White (by Andrzej Pilarczyk, Lawrence White)

9. FEST: Bellstock Returns to East Jewett This Week (by Staff)

10. LIVE: Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival @ SPAC, 6/25/16 (Day One) (by Steve Nover, Andrzej Pilarczyk, Rudy Lu)

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, July 15th, 2016
The heat wave is over, but now I'm addicted to ice cubes.

Hot enough for ya?

The hot work week is over, and it’s time to chill out and have some 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:

Martin Benjamin
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Timothy Reidy
Matt Mac Haffie
Alan Goldberg
Gail M. Burns
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
MASS MoCA, North Adams
theREP, Albany
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
Tanglewood, Lenox
Superior Merchandise Co., Troy
Berkshire Theatre Group, Stockbridge
The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield
Vapor, Saratoga Springs
Shakespeare & Company, Lenox
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, July 15th, 2016

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Photograph by Martin Benjamin

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. New Alt-Weekly Poised to Hit Newstands (by Staff)

2. Two New Concerts Announced for The Egg (by Staff)

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

4. LIVE: Bob Dylan & His Band @ Tanglewood, 7/2/16 (by Martin Benjamin)

5. FREE: Upper Madison Concert Series Kicks Off Tonight (by Staff, Alan Goldberg)

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

7. FREE FEST: Troy Pig Out in Riverfront Park on Saturday (by Staff)

8. THEATER REVIEW: “A Night With Janis Joplin” @ theREP (by Greg Haymes)

9. FREE: Dana Park Concert Series Kicks Off Tonight (by Staff)

10. FREE: GIG Concert Series @ Green Island Gazebo in River Park (by Staff, Jon Flanders)

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, July 8th, 2016

The hot work week is over, and it’s time to cool off and have some 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:

Andrzej Pilarczyk
Timothy Reidy
Steven Stock
Rudy Lu
Martin Benjamin
Ed Conway
Gene Sennes
Matt Mac Haffie
Macey Levin
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:

City of Albany Office of Special Events, Albany
The Egg, Albany
The Falcon, Marlboro
Parish Public House, Albany
Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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

Friday, July 8th, 2016

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Photograph of Jon Anderson at The Egg 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. COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements (by Greg Haymes)

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

3. FREE: Concerts at the Crossings in Colonie (by Staff)

4. JULY 7: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History (by Greg Haymes, Martin Benjamin)

5. LIVE: AndersonPonty Band @ The Egg, 5/25/16 (by Steven Stock, Andrzej Pilarczyk, Timothy Reidy)

6. Hump Day Unusual Moment: Donny & Marie Do Steely Dan (by Staff)

7. FREE: Altamont Free Library Summer Concert Series (by Staff)

8. FREE: Clark Art Institute Summer Concerts (by Staff)

9. LIVE: Tony! Toni! Tone! @ Alive at Five, 6/23/16 (by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

10. FREE: Kids’ Summer Series @ Barker Park (by Staff)

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, July 1st, 2016
Keep cool.

Keep cool, daddy-o.

It’s shaping up to be a glorious Independence Day weekend weather-wise, so get out there and soak up some fun.

But before we head out for the big Fourth of July 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:

Andrzej Pilarczyk
Timothy Reidy
Steven Stock
Rudy Lu
J Hunter
Martin Benjamin
Paul Jossman
Abby Beaudoin
Stanley Johnson
Kirsten Ferguson
Ed Conway
L.P.G.
Macey Levin
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:

City of Albany Office of Special Events, Albany
Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs
Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
The Egg, Albany
Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park
The Madison Theater, Albany
Step Up Presents, Albany
Pride Center of the Capital Region, Albany
The Falcon, Marlboro
New York State Office of General Services, Albany
Berkshire Theatre Group’s Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge
Shakespeare & Company, Lenox

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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

Friday, July 1st, 2016
Rachelle Ferrell

Rachelle Ferrell kicked off the Capital Concert Series at the Empire State Plaza

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. The Egg Announces New Concert (by Staff)

2. COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements (by Greg Haymes, Rudy Lu)

3. POSTPONED: Fears of Strangers Reunion (by Staff)

4. JUNE 30: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History (by Greg Haymes, Stanley Johnson)

5. FREE: Brunswick’s Summer Concerts in the Park Launches on Tuesday (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

6. T-Shirt Slogans Seen @ Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Fest (by Staff)

7. FREE: Saratoga Summer Concert Series Kicks Off on Sunday (by Staff, Stanley Johnson)

8. A FEW MINUTES WITH… Todd Coolman (by J Hunter, Rudy Lu)

9. FREE: East Greenbush Community Library’s Summer Music Series (by Staff, Abby Beaudoin)

10. LIVE: Rachelle Ferrell / Cyrus Chestnut @ Empire State Plaza, 6/15/16 (by Rudy Lu, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

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