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

February 9th, 2018, 1:30 pm by Greg
Warren Haynes

Warren Haynes is bringing Gov’t Mule back to the Palace Theatre

Photographs 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. New Rock Concert Announced for SPAC (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

2. Palace Theatre Announces New Concert (by Staff, Stanley A. Johnson)

3. New Concert Announced for The Egg (by Staff)

4. SPAC Announces Another New Concert (by Staff)

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

6. THE DOZEN: February’s Must-See Concerts (by Greg Haymes)

7. The Egg Announces New Concert; Postpones Another (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

8. NEW CONCERT NEWS (by Greg Haymes)

9. Another Concert Cancelled at St. Rose’s Massry Center (by Staff)

10. Proctors Announces New Show (by Staff)

11. Bill Murray Is Coming to Proctors (By Staff)

12. SPAC: It’s Not Just for Summer Anymore… (by Staff)

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FEST: Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival Announces Performers

February 9th, 2018, 12:00 pm by Greg
Jeff Tweedy

Jeff Tweedy comes to the Clearwater fest in June

Photograph by Kirsten Ferguson

After recovering from a financial crisis which forced the festival’s cancellation in 2016, Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival rebounded nicely last year, and the 2018 festival – at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson on Saturday & Sunday, June 16 & 17 – is looking as good as ever.

The festival features seven sustainably powered stages with diverse music, dance, storytelling and family-oriented programming as well as a juried Handcrafters’ Village, the Green Living Expo, the Working Waterfront with small boat exhibits and rides, the Artisanal Food & Farm Market, environmental education exhibits and the Circle of Song, where audience participation is the focus. The festival is wheelchair accessible and stage programming is staffed with American Sign Language interpreters.

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It’s the Weekend!

February 2nd, 2018, 4:00 pm by Greg

It's the weekend!

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 Groundhog/Super Bowl 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
Timothy Reidy
Rudy Lu
J Hunter
Steven Stock
Charles H. Haymes
Jess Ayotte
Sophie Brill
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 Egg, Albany
Jazzstock, Woodstock
Senate Garage, Kingston
Ghent Playhouse, Ghent
Albany Free School, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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

February 2nd, 2018, 11:00 am by Greg
Joey Alexander

Joey Alexander is slated for a return to SPAC for Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival – just days before his 15th birthday

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.

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. Tanglewood Announces Three New Concerts (by Staff)

2. SPAC Announces Another New Concert (by Staff)

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

4. New Concert Announced for Glens Falls (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

5. SPAC Announces New Show (by Staff)

6. The Mahaiwe Announces New Concerts (by Staff)

7. The Linda Announces New Concert (by Staff)

8. NEW CONCERT NEWS (by Greg Haymes)

9. FEST: First Two Acts Announced for SPAC’s 2018 Jazz Festival (by Staff, Rudy Lu)

10. LIVE: Neko Case @ The Egg, 1/15/18 (by Steven Stock)

11. FEBRUARY 1: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History (by Greg Haymes, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

12. Where to See the New Grammy Winners in Concert (by Greg Haymes, Jessica Ayotte)

It’s the Weekend!

January 26th, 2018, 4:00 pm by Greg
(photo by Ruby)

(photo by Ruby)

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 last weekend of January.

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
Don Wilcock
Ed Conway
Amy Modesti
Mark Alexander Hudson
Allison G.
Timothy Reidy
Domonique Ackley
Jessica Ayotte
Bob Cohen
Stanley A. Johnson
Ruby
Eric Gleason
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:

The Ale House, Troy
The Egg, Albany
Hubbard Hall, Cambridge
Smith’s of Cohoes, Cohoes
Dewey Hall, Sheffield
River Street Pub, Troy
Step Up Presents, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes

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

January 26th, 2018, 12:00 pm by Greg
Portugal. The Man

Portugal. The Man will take the stage at Mountain Jam 2018

Photograph by Jessica Ayotte

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. SPAC Announces Five New Concerts (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

2. The Egg Announces New Concert (by Staff, Stanley A. Johnson)

3. CANCELLED: Grand Re-Opening Concert at the TU Center (by Staff)

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

5. NEW CONCERTS: New Concert Announcements (by Greg Haymes)

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

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

8. Mountain Jam Announces 2018 Line-Up of Bands (by Staff)

9. Elton John Brings His Farewell Tour to Albany (by Staff, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

10. LIVE: Larry Quinn @ Smith’s of Cohoes, 1/19/18 (by Amy Modesti)

11. JANUARY 25: On This Date in Local 518 Concert History (by Greg Haymes, Andrzej Pilarczyk)

12. LIVE: McKinley James @ the Ale House, 1/14/18 (by Ed Conway)

JANUARY 26: The Daily Flashback

January 26th, 2018, 9:00 am by Greg

1934: The Apollo Theater opens in Harlem.
1970: John Lennon writes and records “Instant Karma” all in one day, calling in Phil Spector to produce the song.
1970: The Simon & Garfunkel album Bridge Over Troubled Water is released.
1988: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s blockbuster musical The Phantom of the Opera debuts on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre two years after a successful run on London’s West End.

BIRTHDAYS
1908: Stephane Grappelli
1934: Huey “Piano” Smith
1948: Laurence “Corky” Laing (of Mountain)
1953: Lucinda Williams
1955: Eddie Van Halen
1958: Anita Baker

DEATHS
2011: Gladys Horton (of The Marvelettes)
2013: Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner (of the Ohio Players)

JANUARY 25: The Daily Flashback

January 25th, 2018, 11:00 am by Greg

1978: Joy Division makes their live debut at the Pips in Manchester

BIRTHDAYS
1913: Witold Lutoslawski
1938: Etta James
1980: Alicia Keys

DEATHS
1976: Chris Kenner
1986: Albert Grossman

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