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T-Shirt Slogans Seen @ Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Fest

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

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A random sampling of t-shirts spotted at Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC on Saturday, June 25:

Advantage Rafa
Voodoo Harley Davidson
Grateful Dead
WCDB Jazz
Lifeguard
Today Isn’t Your Day
Sun Studios
Small But Mighty
Beijing 2008
Bernie for Peace
Point-Click-Jazz
Orlando Brewing

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It’s the Weekend!

Friday, June 24th, 2016

It's the weekend!

Kiss the work week goodbye. It’s time to play…

Congrats! You made it through the week. But before we head out for the first official weekend of the summer, 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
Don Wilcock
Rudy Lu
Jeff Nania
J Hunter
Stanley Johnson
Michael Seinberg
Jenna Caputo
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:

Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
MASS MoCA, North Adams
The Linda, Albany
The Egg, Albany
The Van Dyck, Schenectady
Pride Center of the Capital Region, Albany
Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield
Beamer’s Pub, Glens Falls

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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

Friday, June 24th, 2016
Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett is returning to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

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 Three New Concerts (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

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

3. Troy Music Hall Adds Two New Concerts (by Staff)

4. Times Union Center Announces New Concert (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

5. The Egg Announces New Concert (by Staff)

6. FREE: Athens Summer Concert Series Kicks Off Tonight (by Staff)

7. Proctors Announces New Show (by Staff)

8. FREE: Family Summer Concert Series in Rensselaer (by Staff)

9. LIVE: Dead & Company @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 6/21/16 (by Staff)

10. LIVE: Bela Fleck & the Flecktones @ The Egg, 6/8/16 (by Jeff Nania, Rudy Lu)

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, June 17th, 2016
This looked a lot more comfortable when the cat was doing it.

Those lazy, hazy, cray cray days of summer...

Kiss the work week goodbye. It’s time to play…

Congrats! You made it through the week. But before we head out for the big Father’s Day 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
Don Wilcock
Jon Flanders
Rudy Lu
Ed Conway
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 City of Albany Office Special Events and Cultural Affairs, Albany
Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy
The Egg, Albany
The Linda, Albany
Dali Mamma, Albany
First Friday, Albany
University Club, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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

Friday, June 17th, 2016

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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 Two New Concerts (by Staff)

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

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

4. FREE: Colonie’s Cook Park Concert Series (by Staff)

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

6. FREE: Guilderland Performing Arts Center’s 2016 Concert Season (by Staff, Ed Conway)

7. Music & Laughs: The Malling of Entertainment (by Staff)

8. FEST: Bands Announced for Second Annual Speed of Sound Festival (by Staff)

9. Michelle Shocked Heads to Putnam Den for a Summer Residency (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

10. LIVE: Dr. John & the Nite Trippers @ Alive at Five, 6/9/16 (by Greg Haymes, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, June 10th, 2016
Yeah, baby!

Zoomin'...

Kiss the work week goodbye. It’s time to play…

Congrats! You made it through the 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:

Steven Stock
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Timothy Reidy
Rudy Lu
Gene Sennes
Fred Boak
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 City of Albany Office Special Events and Cultural Affairs, Albany
The Tang Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs
The Egg, Albany
The Palace Theatre, Albany
The Lace Mill, Kingston

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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

Friday, June 10th, 2016
Fear of Strangers (photo by Gene Sennes)

Fear of Strangers to play reunion show at The Hollow

Photograph 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 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 Two New Concerts (by Staff, Fred Boak)

2. It’s Reunion Time for Fear of Strangers (by Staff, Gene Sennes)

3. Troy Music Hall Announces Three New Concerts (by Staff)

4. THE DOZEN: June’s Must-See Concerts (by Greg Haymes, Rudy Lu)

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

6. FREE FEST: Capital Pride Festival @ Washington Park (by Staff)

7. FREE: The Town of Rotterdam Summer Concert Series Kicks off Tonight (by Staff)

8. FREE: Rock the Block Concert Series @ Cohoes’ Canal Square (by Staff)

9. FEST: Typewriter Arts Festival @ Greenville Drive-In on Saturday (by Staff)

10. LIVE: Peter Wolf & the Midnight Travelers @ The Egg, 5/13/16 (by Steven Stock)

It’s the Weekend!

Friday, June 3rd, 2016
Mine. All. Mine.

Mine. All. Mine.

Kiss the work week goodbye. It’s time to play…

Congrats! You made it through the week. But before we head out for the first weekend of June, 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:

Steven Stock
Andrzej Pilarczyk
Don Wilcock
J Hunter
Rudy Lu
Timothy Reidy
Gene Sennes
Eric Gleason
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:

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs
The Egg, Albany
The Madison Theater, Albany
Hubbard Hall, Cambridge

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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