Another One Bites the Dust…

December 6th, 2010, 1:00 pm by Greg

Given the current economic climate for the arts, we’re not really surprised when a performance venue shuts down. We’re actually more surprised that so many of them somehow manage to stay open…

But we are disappointed. Always disappointed…

The Boght Arts Center in Cohoes recently announced that it will be closing its doors at the end of the year.

After hosting an array of varied concert performances from classical to folk since opening in May of 2009, the arts center is calling it quits.

But there’s still one more concert on the calendar, and appropriately enough, it features the arts center’s director Scott B. Adams. Adams – who is also a composer and guitarist – will lead the Scott B. Adams AcousticEnsemble, which also features bassist Doug Robinson and violinist Eric Aceto.

The concert – featuring folk music and acoustic Christmas music – will be held at 7:30pm on Friday. Tix are $20.


Live: Will Kaufman @ the Boght Arts Center, 9/29/10

October 5th, 2010, 10:01 am by Greg

If you think George Bush didn’t cause any lasting damage, talk to Will Kaufman.

Kaufman, from Montclair, NJ, has been living abroad for 30 years, and is currently a Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Central Lancashire in England.

Towards the end of the Bush administration, Kaufman finally decided he had to show his European brethren another side of America besides the right wing rhetoric that had taken over the headlines, the airwaves and the international cafe chatter.

To do so, he drew on his own experience as a folk musician, and created “Woody Guthrie: Hard Times and Hard Travellin,” a performance piece based on the American political scene of the early 20th century and Guthrie’s radicalization during the same period.

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