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Upcoming concerts in Kingston

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Kingston isn’t all that far away, not for a real music fan. It’s just a short jaunt down Thruway from Nippertown, and the city’s two main concert halls – the Ulster Performing Arts Center and the Bardavon 1869 Opera House House – are hosting quite a few excellent concerts this season.

Sure, some of the acts – Ben Folds and Lyle Lovett, for instance – will also be coming to Albany for shows at The Egg. But it’s also looking like Kingston is as close as some of ’em – the Black Crowes and Lucinda Williams – might be getting this time around.

Anyway, we just thought you might want to know what’s happening in Kingston. So here are the schedules. Gas it up and go.

ULSTER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Friday, September 18, 8pm: The Black Crowes, Truth & Salvage Co.
Friday, October 9, 8pm: Ben Folds, Kate Miller-Heidke
Friday, October 16, 8pm: Lewis Black
Friday, November 6, 8pm: Jackson Browne
Sunday, November 15, 7pm: Lyle Lovett & His Large Band
Friday, April 9, 8pm: David Sedaris
Saturday, April 10, TBA: Hammer of the Gods

BARDAVON 1869 OPERA HOUSE
Thursday, October 8, 7:30pm: Lucinda Williams, Buick 6
Saturday, October 24, 8pm: Rickie Lee Jones
Sunday, March 28, 7pm: Los Lobos, Leo Kottke
Sunday, May 16, 7pm: Pat Metheny

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An Evening With Degas: En Plein Air @ SPAC, 8/14/09

Monday, August 17th, 2009

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In conjunction with the Hyde Collection’s exhibition “Degas and Music” in Glens Falls, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center also explored the connections between music and art on Friday, August 14 with the Philadelphia Orchestra’s program “An Evening With Degas.”

Professional and amateur visual artists from throughout the Capital Region were invited to bring their easels and paintbrushes, set up on SPAC’s lawn and work on their art – in exchange for free admission for the artist and a guest.

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Concession stand price check

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

hotdogJust how hungry or thirsty are you as you head into the big rock show? Well, maybe it all depends on how much money you’ve got in your wallet. Or perhaps more importantly – which Nippertown concert venue you’re at.

Having visited SPAC, the Palace Theatre and the Times Union Center for pop concerts recently, we were struck by the considerable difference in prices at the concession stands.

Here are a few of the numbers that turned up during our latest price checks:

SODA
SPAC: $5
PALACE: $2.50
TIMES UNION CENTER: $2/$3/$3.75

POPCORN
SPAC: $4.50
PALACE: $2
TIMES UNION CENTER: $3.50/$4/$5

HOT DOG
SPAC: $5
PALACE: N/A
TIMES UNION CENTER: $3.50

CHEESEBURGER
SPAC: $6
PALACE: N/A
TIMES UNION CENTER: $4.50

FRENCH FRIES
SPAC: $5.50
PALACE: N/A
TIMES UNION CENTER: $3.75/$5

CANDY
SPAC: $3.50
PALACE: $2
TIMES UNION CENTER: $2.75

PRETZEL
SPAC: $5
PALACE: N/A
TIMES UNION CENTER: $3.50

PEANUTS
SPAC: N/A
PALACE: $2
TIMES UNION CENTER: $3.50

COFFEE
SPAC: $3
PALACE: $1
TIMES UNION CENTER: $2.25

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