LIVE: Lucius @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, 9/18/15

October 6th, 2015, 3:00 pm by Greg


Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

There certainly wasn’t much off-campus promotion for the Saratoga Springs debut of the captivating alt-pop band Lucius, but if you missed it, well, all I can say is that you just gotta stay tuned to

Just two days after a knock-out show at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, the Brooklyn-based indie popsters slipped quietly onto the Skidmore College campus for a free concert to help kick-off the new school semester.

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LIVE: Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra @ the Tang Museum, 7/31/15

August 17th, 2015, 4:00 pm by Greg
Alex Torres

Alex Torres

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

2015 has been a big year for Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra. Not only is the spicy salsa band celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, but they also toured China for the first time, and their music was picked up for a number of television and film projects, including the Netflix series “Bloodlines,” USA Network’s “Complications” and the feature comedy “Drunk Wedding.”

Bu the Amsterdam-based band led by bassist Alex Torres haven’t forgotten about their loyal Nippertown fans. In addition to their regular gigs at Saratoga Springs’ Newberry Music Hall, the Latin Orchestra also fired it up Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, turning the rooftop into a dance floor at a recent installment of the museum’s free UpBeat On the Roof concert series.

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ArtBeat: Nancy Grossman @ the Tang Museum, 2/18/12

March 6th, 2012, 2:00 pm by Greg
Nancy Grossman @ The Tang Teaching Museum

Story and photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

For a good half-an-hour before the beginning of the opening reception talk, people steadily streamed into the Tang Mauseum’s Payne Room at Skidmore College, filling all the seats and lining the walls to eventually block the entrance.

The overflow delayed the scheduled start-time of the Dunkerley Dialogue between the Francis Young Tang Teaching Museum’s featured exhibition artist Nancy Grossman and gravity-defying choreographer Elizabeth Streb. But the delay wasn’t all bad. It had been a while since the Tang hosted an opening, and the museum’s head-honcho, John Weber, was visibly pleased by the overwhelmingly large turnout.

On a raised platform facing the audience, the two women took their seats behind a café-styled table as the exhibit’s curator Ian Berry got the ball rolling with an informative introduction. The informal discussion was peppered with interesting questions from Streb to Grossman that covered the artist’s history, use of materials, education, studio, artistic peers, dance & movement and many other related topics. Grossman responded, sometimes playfully with a laugh, but always honestly and openly.

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LIVE: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ the Tang Museum, 7/29/11

August 4th, 2011, 4:30 pm by Greg
Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys

Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys

Still glowing from their triumphant appearance at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival two weeks earlier, Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys were on fire at the Tang last Friday evening.

Due to the rain earlier in the day, their Upbeat On the Roof performance didn’t take place outdoors on the Tang’s roof as scheduled, but rather indoors in the museum’s Payne Room. No matter. The fans who flocked to the Skidmore college campus were treated to a great acoustic show highlighted by plenty of wry tunes and dry humor.

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LIVE: The Brian Patneaude Quartet @ the Tang Museum, 7/15/11

July 25th, 2011, 12:00 pm by Greg
Mike DelPrete and Brian Patneaude

Mike DelPrete and Brian Patneaude

Tenor saxophonist, composer and bandleader Brian Patneaude is one of a handful of regional jazz musicians that continually strive to raise the bar musically. Year after year for more than a decade, his name has graced the concert schedules of various nightclubs, summer concert series and theaters all around Nippertown.

No matter the venue, the music is always of the highest calibre – both compositionally and in performance. And Patneaude’s concert on the roof of Skidmore College’s Tang Museum earlier this month was certainly no exception.

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Live: Lyle Divinsky @ the Tang Museum, 8/13/10

August 20th, 2010, 11:01 am by Greg

Lyle Davinsky
Singer-songwriter (and recent Skidmore College graduate) Lyle Divinsky made quite a splash on the local music scene while he was here just a few years back playing at Saratoga Springs clubs and coffeehouses to capacity crowds.

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Real Good for Free: Upbeat on the Roof @ the Tang Museum

June 7th, 2010, 1:01 pm by Greg

The Upbeat on the Roof concert series on the roof of Skidmore College’s Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs usually doesn’t get underway until July, but they’re getting an early jump on things by kicking things off on Friday in conjunction with SaratogaArtsFest.

All showtimes are 7pm on Fridays:

June 11: The Tequila Mockingbirds
July 2: The Brian Patneaude Quartet
July 9: Scientific Maps
July 16: Matthew Carefully
July 23: Black Mountain Symphony
July 30: Three Girls and Their Buddy Larry
August 6: Tom Akstens and Neil Rossi
August 13: Lyle Divinsky
August 20: The Blue Olives
August 27: Doc Scanlon’s Rhythm Boys with Jonathan Russell

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)
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)
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)

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