Hump Day Unusual Moment

February 22nd, 2017, 1:30 pm by Greg

“Give It Up” from the 2014 album, “Thru You Too,” by Kutiman (aka, Ophir Kutiel), whose instrument of choice is YouTube. The Tel Aviv-based musician/producer has edited existing YouTube clips to create songs that are certainly more than just the sum of their parts.

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COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements

February 22nd, 2017, 12:00 pm by Greg

By Greg Haymes

The Eighth Step at Proctors has announced a handful of new concerts including singer-songwriter Dar Williams at the GE Theatre at 8pm Saturday, March 4. Opening the concert will be Trevor Gordon Hall. Tickets are $26 in advance; $28 at the door; $40 Gold Circle. Meanwhile, Cosy Sheridan and Sloan Wainwright team up for a double bill at Proctors’ Underground at 7:30pm on Saturday, March 11. Tickets are $24 in advance; $27 at the door; $40 Gold Circle. The Eighth Step will also throw an 80th birthday party for Sonny Ochs at the GE Theatre at 4pm on Sunday, April 9, featuring performances by Emma’s Revolution, John Flynn, Greg Greenway, Kim & Reggie Harris, Joe Jencks, Sharon Katz, Magpie, David Roth, Nancy Tucker and Pat Wictor. Tickets are $28 in advance; $30 at the door; $50 Gold Circle. And the veteran folkmaster Tom Rush returns to the stage at Proctors’ GE Theatre on Friday, April 28. Matt Nakoa opens the show at 7:30pm. Tickets are $30 in advance; $50 Gold Circle.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Pink Floyd alum Roger Waters has added a number of new dates to his upcoming Us + Them Tour, including a stop Albany’s Times Union Center. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Monday (February 27).

In support of their upcoming self-titled debut album, Nancy & Beth – the duo of Megan Mullally (who will soon be reprising her role in NBC-TV’s “Will & Grace” reboot) and Stephanie Hunt – have been added to the line-up for the Solid Sound festival at MASS MoCA. The initial line-up was announced last week.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Tanglewood’S Koussevitzky Music Shed in Lenox announced two new concerts for the summer 2017 season – Four Voices (featuring Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter and the Indigo Girls) and John Mellencamp with Emmylou Harris and Carlene Carter. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (February 24).

Veteran jazz vocalist Giacomo Gates teams up with the Don Miller Trio for an upcoming concert at the Senate Garage in Kingston. Tickets are $15.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The annual 518 Songfest returns to The Egg’s Swyer Theatre with an all-star showcase of Greater Nippertown musical talent, including Sawyer Fredericks, John Davidson, Girl Blue, The Sea The Sea and Sandy McKnight.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival has announced the first round of performs for this year’s fest at the Walsh Farm in Oak Hill, including Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band the SteelDrivers, dobro master Jerry Douglas and his band, the Del McCoury Band, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, fab fiddler Mark O’Connor leading the O’Connor Band, Greater Nippertown’s own award-winning Gibson Brothers and a whole lot more.

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Bridge Street Theatre Announces New Season of Theater & Cabaret [Berkshire on Stage]

February 22nd, 2017, 11:00 am by Sara

The Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill has announced a brilliant selection of plays for 2017 – a musical sensation, a world premiere comedy, a Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, a powerful Best New Play about impossible choices, and a lovely, intimate Lanford Wilson work especially for Veteran’s Day.

A season subscription for all five plays is now available for $100, and you can pick your performance dates and select your seats in advance, or wait until up to 24 hours before the performance you want to attend.

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The Mahaiwe Announces Three New Concerts

February 22nd, 2017, 10:00 am by Greg

The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington has announced three new concerts for the summer season.

Tickets for the new shows will be available exclusively to members beginning at 12noon on Friday (February 24) and will go on sale to the general public at 12noon on Friday, March 10.

Here are the details of the newly announced concerts:

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2/22/17: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

February 22nd, 2017, 8:39 am by Greg

MUSIC: Benjamin Verdery @ Williams College’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown. The guitarist plays works inspired by J.S. Bach and Mozart, as well as original pieces for electric guitar and loops. And a dip into the songbags of Prince, Randy Newman and Jimi Hendrix. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Hamell On Trial @ the Low Beat, Albany. Yes, he’s back in the saddle again after taking a week off… 7pm. $10.

COMEDY: Chicks Are Funny @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. Hosted by Erin Harkes. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Low Beat, Albany. If it’s Wednesday, it must be the Deadbeats… 10pm.

MUSIC: Roiger-Levin-Menegon Trio @ Annarella Ristorante, Saugerties. 6:30pm. FREE.

OPEN MIC/JAM SESSION: The Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Sonny Speed hosts. With Phil Drum as featured artist. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm music. $5.

FILM: “From Up on Poppy Hill” @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Goro Miyazaki’s 2011 anime gem explores a friendship between high-school students. 6pm. FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

Is there an event that we may have overlooked? Just add it in the comment box below…

Times Union Center Announces BIG New Concert

February 21st, 2017, 4:54 pm by Greg

Pink Floyd alum Roger Waters has added a number of new dates to his upcoming Us + Them Tour, including a stop Albany’s Times Union Center at 8pm on Saturday, September 23.

Waters’ new album Is This the Life We Really Want? is set for release sometime soon, although no official date has been announced yet.

The concert tour will also feature songs from the vast Pink Floyd catalog.

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LIVE: The Wood Brothers @ the Massry Center for the Arts, 2/3/17

February 21st, 2017, 4:00 pm by Greg

Photographs by Glenn Kaplowitz

Every time the Wood Brothers roll into Greater Nippertown, it seems like it’s a sold-out concert, and their latest Local 518 tour stop at the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts in Albany was certainly no exception.

Led by vocalist-guitarist Oliver Wood and bassist Chris Wood – whose Medeski Martin & Wood bandmate John Medeski stole the show at the Palace Theatre as the keyboardist in the Last Waltz 40 Tour just a night earlier – the soul-based folksters captivated yet another capacity crowd.

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Berkshire Theatre Group Announces 2017 Season [Berkshire on Stage]

February 21st, 2017, 2:30 pm by Sara

Hot off the heels of its critically acclaimed revival of Fiorello!, which was named a Critic’s Pick by The New York Times, the Berkshire Theatre Group and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director/CEO) have announced BTG’s 2017 summer theater season.

Due to last summer’s record-breaking season, BTG is expanding its 2017 summer festival offerings, including an extended run of the Tony Award-winning musical, The Music Man, at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield.

Other highlights of the 2017 season also include the Tony Award-winning jukebox musical, Million Dollar Quartet and the celebrated American classic, Arsenic and Old Lace, as well as two productions penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights, Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo and David Auburn’s Lost Lake.

In addition to a season cast announcement, an additional Fitzpatrick Main Stage production will be announced in the next several weeks.

Click to read the rest at Berkshire on Stage.

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