8/2/15: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: The Joey Alexander Trio @ the Music Haven in Central Park, Schenectady. Introducing the much-buzzed-about 12-year-old Indonesian jazz piano prodigy, who makes his Nippertown debut in support of his brand new album, My Favorite Things. With the Schenectady County Community College Jazz Combo. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Lake George Blues & Roots Festival @ Wood Park, Lake George. Veteran British guitar master Albert Lee teams up with Dobro/steel guitar queen Cindy Cashdollar to headline Day Two of the two-day fest. With the Mississippi Hot Dogs, the Joe Lowry Band, Mulebone and Atlas Gray. Gates open at 12noon; music from 1-7pm. $20. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Ray Bonneville @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Austin-via-Montreal singer-songwriter showcases his soulful, Crescent City influences on his most recent album, Easy Gone, on Red House Records. 7pm. $20.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival @ Dodds Farm, Hillsdale. Day Three features Annie Wenz, Brother Sun, Caitlin Canty, the Duhks, Ellis, Garnet Rogers, Great Bear Trio, Jim Photoglo, Judy Collins, Martyn Joseph, Nerissa & Katryna Nields, Roosevelt Dime, the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Susan Werner, more… 11am. $40. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: From the Page to the Stage @ Gavin’s Irish Country Inn, East Durham. Two of Nippertown’s Celtic music veterans – Jimmy Kelly and Jeff Strange – have been holed up for the past several years writing a new stage musical, “Find Your Way Home,” about a turn-of-the-century Irish family struggling to stay together. The musical is now slated to be stage in Ireland in October, and this is the second in a series of fundraisers for the production. Today’s entertainment will be provided by Sharon & Buddy Connolly, Dermot Henry, Dee Reilly, Andy Cooney Band, Paddy Noonan Band, Sheila Noonan, Marie Mcvicker, Kitty Kelly, Mike Clark, Mary B & Francais Lees and Susan & Gerard. 1:30pm. $20 suggested donation.
TALK: Dr. Terry Hamblin @ the Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. The Professor of History at SUNY Delhi presents a lecture on John Lennon, focusing on Lennon’s influence and creativity from the beginning of his career as an art student in Liverpool to the breakup of the Beatles in 1970, after which Lennon spent the rest of his life writing, drawing and recording music. 2pm. FREE with museum admission.
MUSIC: Christopher Paul Stelling @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. On the heels of his performance at the Newport Folk Festival, the singer-songwriter and virtuoso finger-picker heads to Hudson in support for his new album, Labor Against Waste, on Anti- Records. The acoustic duo Planes on Paper opens the show. 8pm. $10.
FESTIVAL: FOVAPA Summer Art & Music Festival @ Fonda Fairgrounds, Fonda. The 20th anniversary fest features art workshops and exhibits, children’s activities, food and live music by Funk Evolution, Annie & the Hedonists and the Summer Community Band. 12noon-5pm. FREE.
MUSIC: The Singing Anchors’ “From San José to Broadway and Bacharach” @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. A salute to the pop music iconoclast Burt Bacharach from “Do You Know the Way to San José” to the score of the Broadway musical “Promises, Promises,” through “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” and more recent collaborations with Elvis Costello and Steven Sater. Sung by Jessica Layton and Benita Zahn (both from Newschannel 13) and Jerry Gretzinger (former CBS6 anchor). 2pm. $30; $27 seniors; $15 age 12 & under.
MUSIC: Gotham and Kribs @ the Stony Creek Inn, Stony Creek. With Orion Kribs on bass and Mike Lomaestro on drums, expect to hear plenty of that great old Racquette River Rounder repertoire and more. 7pm.
THEATER: “Romeo & Juliet” @ the First Street Common, Pittsfield. Last chance! Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park’s timeless and tragic tale of star-crossed lovers stars 17-year-old Joey LaBrasca and 18-year-old Fiona Barnett-Mulligan. 8pm. FREE.
THEATER ON SCREEN: “Everyman” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor takes on the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s great primal, spiritual dramas, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris. 12noon. Also at 7pm on Monday.