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Photograph by Tom Owanda
This sign was spotted last week in front of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Loudonville, and we felt that it deserved a caption. Care to weigh in?
The truth is, the church is hosting a Buddy Holly tribute show at 7:30pm on Friday (October 11) featuring Todd Meredith – who also played Buddy Holly at Proctors two weeks ago in the stage musical “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” – and his band, the Rave-Ons. Tickets are $20.
September 13th, 2010, 4:49 pm by Sara
NAME: Glenn Weiser
BAND AFFILIATION: Dancing Bear, Byrne and Barrett
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, harmonica, banjo, mandolin, elelctric bass
1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS
… The Doors’ first album. What a classic. I started collecting records in 1967 and got the Grateful Dead’s debut disc fresh off the rack soon thereafter. Drop the needle in the groove, inhale, turn on the Day-Glo light, burn the incense, peer through the prism and blow your mind.
2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … I used to think it was Woodstock 1969 but then remembered it was Andres Segovia at Carnegie Hall in 1967. He could still play back then. I was a serious classical guitar student before defecting to steel-string fingerpicking and other roots pursuits such as blues harmonica, bluegrass mandolin and old-time banjo.
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April 27th, 2010, 10:59 am by Greg
Robert Gullie: Mid-Summer's Night Dream
Robert Gullie has been exhibiting his surreal, dreamlike photographs for over 15 years but in the past few years he’s also branched out into phantasmagorical collage, combining images from his own photographs with magazine clippings and painted colored dots in his own unique and instantly recognizable style.
A solo show of his work opens this Thursday at the Yates Gallery at Siena College with an artist talk and reception from 4-6pm. The exhibit runs through October 28.
November 4th, 2009, 8:53 am by Sara
The Late Shift
‘Twas a big weekend of spring fever on college campuses around Nippertown last weekend.
Media-wise, the Big Event was UAlbany’s annual Fountain Day on Sunday, and, of course, the turning on of the podium fountain garnered plenty of gushing coverage in newspapers and on television.
But there was some collegiate rockin’ goin’ on around the Capital Region, too – even if they were in-house, students-only events. Or at least, they were supposed to be.
On Saturday, the College of Saint Rose hosted its annual Rose Rock festival with We the Kings as headliners. Also playing during the day-long Rose Rock rockin’ were Buffalo-based Free Henry and recent Garage to Glory Battle of the Bands winners Try Sarah Topps, as well as A Sound Decision and Fairhaven.
Meanwhile, Siena College hosted Musical Mayhem on Friday, which was the college’s own Battle of the Bands. Several local bands duked it out on campus, and there was some heated competition. The LateShift emerged as the grand prize winners, which meant that they had the honor of performing again the very next night, opening for Dashboard Confessional and Kevin Devine at Siena on Saturday.
“Pretty mind-blowing experience to play on a stage that big with such a powerful sound system backing us up,” declared LateShift guitarist Mike Davies. “It was a really great time.”
July 16th, 2009, 8:43 am by Greg
G.C. Haymes: fingerprints
Posting will be sporadic today since a certain someone
is gearing up for his art exhibition, G.C. Haymes: Collected Works
The show opens Thursday, November 5 (tomorrow) at Siena College’s Yates Gallery and runs through December 11. Curated by Sergio Sericolo, there’s an artist talk/interview with local arts writer Timothy Cahill from 4-4:30pm Thursday followed by a reception from 4:30-6pm.
If you want to see the wide breadth of styles that will probably show up, check out the G.C. Haymes website