Brian Melick’s Percolating Percussion Concert Series

April 5th, 2010, 1:05 pm by Greg

Brian MelickFor the sixth year, percussionist-about-town Brian Melick is serving up his annual spring concert series at the Chapel + Cultural Center in Troy.

The four-part weekly series takes place at 7:30pm each Wednesday throughout the month of April, with Melick teaming up with a different group of musicians for each concert. Doors open at 7pm, and admission is free.

Here’s the line-up of performances:

Wednesday, April 7: Latin Jazz Quartet Night featuring pianist-vocalist Dave Gleason, drummer Danny Whelchel, saxophonist Eric Walentowicz and percussionist Brian Melick.

Wednesday, April 14: Modern Dance and Music Night featuring dancer-choreographers Laura Teeter, Jen Yackel and Claire Jacob-Zysman, pianist-vocalist Zoe B. Zak and percussionist Brian Melick.

Wednesday, April 21: Joy Adler & the Souls of Evolution featuring vocalist Joy Adler, pianist Elizabeth Woodbury-Kasius, guitarist Mick Mudick and drummer-percussionist Brian Melick.

Wednesday, April, 28: Global Gumbo Night featuring John Hughes on kora, balaphon and percussion; Charlie Tokarz on saxophone and flute; and Brian Melick on percussion.


ArtBeat: Capital Region Textile Artists @ the Chapel + Cultural Center

October 6th, 2009, 2:30 pm by Greg

A quilt by Gordana Vukovic

A quilt by Gordana Vukovic

The nights are getting chilly, and it’s time to get out the quilts. You probably won’t want to throw these quilts on the bed, however.

The Chapel + Cultural Center in Troy is hosting the new group exhibition “Textile Explorations,” featuring contemporary art quilts by members of the Capital Region Textile Artists.

Among the artists whose work is on view in the exhibit are Gordana Vukovic, Lila Hollister Smith, Barbara Quackenbush, Jo A. Weatherwax, Anita Paul, Kathy Riedel, Virginia Huerfeld, Susan A. Rivers, Kathryn Greenwold, Nancy Schlegel, Sally McLaughlin Bauer, Joan Byalin, Tina Waltson Raggio and Mary Reich.

The opening reception for “Textile Explorations” takes place from 6:30-8pm Thursday, October 8. The exhibition will remain on view through Sunday, November 29.

The Capital Region Textile Artists meet from 10am-12noon on the third Saturday of each month at the Bethlehem Town Hall. New members are always welcome. For more information, contact Nancy Schlegel at

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