Posts Tagged ‘Charles’

Five Reasons to See The Bad Plus Joshua Redman @ Alive at Five Today

Thursday, June 11th, 2015


Story by J Hunter
Drawing by Charles H. Haymes

At this time of year, you usually only see second-generation tenor man Joshua Redman and the infamous acoustic trio The Bad Plus at places like Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, where the price of a 1-day lawn pass is $60 and inside seats go for $85 a pop – and that’s before you throw down for whatever expensive-but-worth-it drinks and vittles are for sale. Alive at Five is a free show. Do the math.

This dizzying pairing is like one of those one-off comic books where superheroes you normally never see together – Superman and Spider-Man, for instance – have a hellacious fight before joining forces and defeating some amorphous super-villain. This show pairs an artist and a band that have cut separate (but equally brilliant) swathes through the jazz world over the last 20 years. The only villains on hand at Jennings Landing will be heat and humidity, and we’ll all be fighting them.



Hello, Hello, I like your smile…

Monday, August 24th, 2009


Shortly before it started raining on Sunday night, Nippertown’s latest super fuzzy mascot made his (or her?) official debut at the Music Haven in Schenectady’s Central Park.

Round, bright orange and oh-so-shaggy, the Smile Monster danced out into the crowd for a few moments just prior to the children’s music concert by Ruth “Miss Music Mobile” Pelham and Ramblin Jug Stompers.

Monster then promptly left the park, leaving a non-fuzzy spokesperson to explain that a website would go live today to provide more smiles. Sure enough, somewhere around 2pm, the website appeared. And at least from what we can figure out, the Smile Monster is apparently the mascot for Charles Street Studio, which operates iSmile Studios at Colonie Center.


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