ArtBeat: What To See

December 1st, 2016, 11:00 am by Sara

Opening:

Assemblages by Pamela Courtleigh @ Limner Gallery

Assemblages by Pamela Courtleigh @ Limner Gallery

Small Works @ Limner Gallery, Hudson. A large group exhibition and sale of small works by the gallery’s artists. Opening reception: Saturday, December 3, 4-6pm. (Through December 31)

Sculpture by Caroline Ramersdorfer @ Opalka Gallery

Sculpture by Caroline Ramersdorfer @ Opalka Gallery

Gravity & Light @ Opalka Gallery, Albany. Stone sculpture by Caroline Ramersdorfer. Opening reception: Friday, December 2, 6-8pm. (Through March 5)

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The Egg Announces Two New Concerts

December 1st, 2016, 9:00 am by Greg

The Egg in Albany has announced two more new concerts for 2017.

The country a cappella quintet Home Free heads into The Egg in support of their latest album, Full of (Even More) Cheer at 7:30pm on Sunday, April 23. Advance tickets are $22.50, $35 & $125; prices increase $5 at the door.

And Rodriguez – the subject of the 2012 Academy Award-winning documentary “Searching for Sugar Man” – steps into the spotlight at The Egg on Friday, June 30. Tickets are priced at $49, $59 & $69.

Tickets for both new concerts will go on sale to the general public at 11am on Friday (December 2).

12/1/16: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

December 1st, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: John Gorka @ Caffe Lena at the Washington Inn, Saratoga Springs. The veteran singer-songwriter rolls into town in support of his new/old Red House Records album, Before Beginning: The Unreleased I Know – Nashville 1985. 7pm. $27.

TALK: TEDxAlbany @ Overit, Albany. Comedian Jaye McBride emcees the day-long program of 11 speakers, including Ric Orlando (New World Bistro), Mal Harrison (Museum of Sex), Sam Necrason (CommerceHub), and others. 9am-3:15pm. $75. Also on free live stream

MUSIC: I Love the ’90s Tour @ Times Union Center, Albany. Jump in the musical Way-Back Machine with Vanilla Ice, Salt N Pepa with Spinderella, Rob Base, Color Me Badd, Coolio and Tone Loc. 7:30pm. $59, $75 & $99.

MUSIC: The Saratoga Springs Victorian Streetwalk @ various locations, Saratoga Springs. Christmas tree lighting, caroling, Santa Claus and entertainment by John & Orion Kribs, Drank the Gold, Betsy & the ByeGons, David Moore Irish Band, Sonny & Perley, Rich Bolton and of course Sax-O-Claus. 6-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Troy Chromatic Concerts presents the orchestra conducted by Matthew Halls with soloist Radovan Vlatkovic. 7:30pm. $45 & $55.

MUSIC: The Moth & the Flame @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. With Kaye (of San Fermin) and 888. 8pm. FREE.

PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: Unsilent Night @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Composer Phil Kline leads the street promenade in which the audience becomes the performer. Walk a carefully chosen route through North Adam city’s streets, and create a unique mobile sound sculpture which is different from every listener’s perspective. Meet in the MASS MoCA parking lot at 5:15pm; the walk starts at 5:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: John Davidson @ the BOOM Room, Pittsfield. The singer, Broadway and TV star returns for a fundraiser for the Berkshire Organization for Original Music. 6pm. Donations requested.

THEATER: “Camelot” @ theREP, Albany. “In short, there’s simply not a more congenial spot for happily ever-aftering than here in Camelot…” The classic Lerner and Loewe musical stars Kevin McGuire as King Arthur. 7:30pm. $25-$65. Through December 24.

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Metroland or The Alt?

November 30th, 2016, 4:00 pm by Greg

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Photograph by Greg Haymes

@ theRep, Albany, NY, 11/29/16…

ArtBeat: “Future Perfect” @ UAlbany’s University Art Museum [Get Visual]

November 30th, 2016, 3:00 pm by Sara
A group of drawings by Alexander Ross as seen in Future Perfect

A group of drawings by Alexander Ross as seen in Future Perfect

By David Brickman

The exhibition Future Perfect: Picturing the Anthropocene at the University at Albany Art Museum is a grand compendium of ideas that handily meets its purpose to “explore and inform,” but falls a bit short simply as an art exhibition.

Curated by Associate Professor Danny Goodwin, Director Janet Riker and Associate Director/Curator Corinna Ripps-Schaming, the show features significant individual pieces or bodies of work in a variety of media by 12 artists, augmented by 11 additional artists whose prints, drawn from the museum’s permanent collection by participants in a class project, create a sidebar exhibition within Future Perfect.

The anthropocene is the label now affixed to our current geological era, so named to reflect the changes to the earth’s climate and ecology that human activity has caused. Much of the work that has been selected to represent this concept here leans toward the futuristic, including animated science fiction film projects by Colin C. Boyd and Jacolby Satterwhite, and colorful, cartoonish critter paintings by Alexander Ross.

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Hump Day Unusual Moment

November 30th, 2016, 2:00 pm by Greg

Yes, it’s Daft Punk before they made it big…

The Palace Theatre Announces New Concert

November 30th, 2016, 1:00 pm by Greg

Extra! Extra! Read all about it…

That’s right, Newsboys are headed into the Palace Theatre. The Australian Contemporary Christian pop-rock band is slated to make their Albany tour stop at 7pm on Friday, February 17.

The Love Riot Tour features the band performing their hits as well as a new theatrical experience, “God’s Not Dead LIVE! Rivals.” Written and produced by John & Sarah Bolin and featuring original songs from Juan Otero, “Rivals” brings together an ensemble cast of singers, actors and dancers to answer the question, “Can God really make a difference?”

Priced at $28, $48 & $103, tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday, December 9.

MORE OF TODAY’S NEW CONCERT NEWS:
COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements
The Egg Announces New Concert
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COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements

November 30th, 2016, 12:00 pm by Greg

By Greg Haymes

Rubblebucket – who made quite an impression as the opening act for Lake Street Dive at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in October – return to their club headlining status as they funk up Albany’s Hollow Bar + Kitchen on Thursday, January 26. Sam Evian kicks off the evening at 9:30pm. Tickets are $15 in advance; $18 at the door.

Following the death of Buckwheat Zydeco, the double bill concert of Buckwheat and Gulf Coast boogie woogie piano-pounder Marcia Ball that was originally slated for Friday, February 17 at The Egg was cancelled. But Albany Marcia Ball fans are in luck. The Upper Room in downtown Albany has announced that she’ll step into the spotlight at 8pm on Thursday, February 16. Tickets are on sale now priced at $25 & 435.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Do you like your comedy concerts family-friendly or more adult-oriented? Either way, The Egg in Albany has you covered with the First Night of Funny – two stand-up comedy shows on the same night featuring the same four comedians – Kelly MacFarland, Steve Caouette, Joe Bronzi and Jaye McBride. Tickets are on sale now.

LoCash – the contemporary country duo of Preston Brust and Chris Lucas – made a big splash at Alive at Five this summer, and now they’re headed back to Greater Nippertown for a concert at Vapor in Saratoga Springs at 9pm on Thursday, February 16. Doors open at 7pm for Kevin Richards’ Pre-Party. Tickets are $20.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Stand-up comedian/singer-songwriter Stephen Lynch is scheduled for a return to The Egg as part of his My Old Heart Tour. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday (December 2).

The Half Moon in Hudson will be ringing in the new year with a benefit performance by Bobby Previte’s Half Moon All Stars featuring vocalist Gwen Siegal Snyder, guitarist Mike Gamble, violinist-keyboardist Jonathan Talbott and bassist John Rosenthal in addition to Previte on drums. The show takes place at 10pm on Saturday, December 31, and admission is $10, which will benefit community radio station WGXC.

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