“Taffeta Memories” Comes to Colonie’s Cook Park

June 15th, 2017, 2:00 pm by Sara

Take a spin back to America of Happier Days as we celebrate the reunion of the sister singing group, the Taffetas at the Village of Colonie Theater in the Park. These four sassy ladies will be performing Taffeta Memories, produced by the Farmer’s Market of the Village of Colonie. This production will be performed outdoors at the beautiful Frank A. Leak Amphitheater for the Arts in Cook Park tonight (June 15) through Sunday, June 18. Admission is FREE.

Directed by Michael C. Mensching, with musical direction by Alex Malsan, the musical comedy features The Taffetas, four singing sisters from Muncie, Indiana who in the were the talk of the town back in the 1950s. Now almost a half-century later, they are putting on a reunion show. However, their reunion is bittersweet, with a last minute departure of singing sister Deb. But never fear, this awesome alto didn’t storm out in a diva fit, but was presented a surprise opportunity for a major life-sustaining operation.

Please join us in sending thoughts and prayers to that Swinging Sister, and in welcoming baby sister Jane, fresh from a solo tour and ready to join her older sisters and create a wonderful reunion event. Gosh, it’s just like when little-now-all-grown-up Janet Jackson toured with the Jackson Five…

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Real Good for FREE: Tuesday Nights in the Park

May 16th, 2014, 12:00 pm by Greg
Across The Pond

Across The Pond

The Tuesday Nights in the Park weekly summertime concert series returns to Cook Park’s Frank A. Leak Amphitheater in Colonie once again this year.

All concerts take place at 6pm on Tuesdays, and, of course, admission is free.

Here’s the 2014 schedule of Tuesday Night in the Park concerts:

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Real Good for FREE: Tuesday Nights in the Park @ Cook Park, Colonie

June 10th, 2013, 11:00 am by Greg
Hair of the Dog

August 27: Hair of the Dog

The weekly summertime concert series returns to Cook Park’s Frank A. Leak Amphitheater in Colonie once again this year.

All concerts take place at 6:30pm on Tuesdays, and, of course, admission is free.

Here’s the 2013 schedule of Tuesday Night in the Park concerts:

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Real Good for Free: Tuesday Nights in the Park @ Cook Park

June 14th, 2010, 10:10 am by Greg

The summer-long series of free concerts returns to the Frank A. Leak Amphitheater for the Arts at Cook Park, Colonie as Tuesday Nights in the Park gears up for its 2010 season beginning with the Pipe Kings on Tuesday evening.

All shows take place at 6:30pm on Tuesdays.

June 15: The Pipe Kings
June 22: The Accents
June 29: The Electric City Horns
July 6: The Swing Docs
July 13: The TS Ensemble
July 20: The Lustre Kings
July 27: The Refrigerators
August 3: Peg Delaney
August 10: Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers
August 17: The Electric City Chorus / Skeeter Creek
August 24: The Rymanowski Brothers
August 31: Hair of the Dog

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED: REAL GOOD FOR FREE:
Music in the Park @ Schodack Town Park, Schodack (6pm Tuesdays)
Jazz On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady (12noon Thursdays)
Alive at 5 @ Riverfront Park, Albany (5pm Thursdays)
Tiki Thursdays @ the Piggy Bank, Beacon (6pm Thursdays)
Garage Bands in the Garage @ the Albany Public Library, Albany (6pm Fridays)
Upbeat on the Roof @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs (7pm Fridays)
Rockin’ On the River @ River Street, Troy (5pm Wednesdays)
Beacon Riverfest @ Riverfront Park, Beacon (Saturday, June 26)
Skidmore Jazz Institute @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs (Tuesday, June 29-Friday, July 9)
Music Haven Stage @ Central Park, Schenectady (7pm Sundays)
Lake George Arts Project Summer Concerts @ Shepard Park, Lake George (7:30pm Wednesdays)
Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George (Saturday-Sunday, September 18-19)

Real Good for Free: Cook Park, Colonie

May 28th, 2009, 9:34 am by Greg

There’s three full months of weekly free concert action over at Cook Park (Shambrook Parkway, Colonie). The music kicks off at 6:30pm on Tuesdays beginning June 9.

Here’s the schedule:

June 9: The Pipe Kings

June 16: The Back 40 Band

June 23: The Refrigerators

June 30: The Swing Docs

July 7: The Works

July 14: The Accents/Soul Burn

July 21: Hair of the Dog

July 28: The Electric City Horns

August 4: The Lustre Kings

August 11: The Rymanowski Brothers Orchestra

August 18: Captain Squeeze and the Zydeco Moshers

August 25: The TS Ensemble

Previously:
Real Good For Free: Lake George
Real Good for Free: Schodack
Real Good For Free: Art on Lark
Real Good For Free: River Street Festival
Real Good For Free: Canajoharie
Real Good For Free: Guilderland
Real Good for Free: Alive @ 5
Real Good for Free: Powers Park

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