1/31/18: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

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MUSIC: Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Fresh from their double Grammy Award win on Sunday (Best American Roots Song for “If We Were Vampires” and Best Americana Album for The Nashville Sound ), Isbell and his mighty band step into the soptlight at the Palace to celebrate. With James McMurtry. 8pm. $32.50, $45.50 & $60.

EVENT: A Celebration of William Kennedy’s 90th Birthday & the 35th Anniversary of the NY State Writers Institute @ the Albany City Hall Rotunda, Albany. NYS Writiers Institute director Paul Grondahl, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and other local officials lead the celebration which will include a talk by Albany’s Pulitzer Prize winning author, readings, song and light refreshments. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Turkuaz @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. The Brooklyn-based soul-rockers bring their powerfunk back to town. 8pm. $21 & $23.

THEATER: “Paris Time” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Gordon Greenberg directs the world premiere of Steven Peterson’s dramatic thriller. A couple’s peace, a young woman’s life and a company’s fate are challenged by an anti-Semitic terrorist incident. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, February 18.

MUSIC: The Lustre Kings @ Lanie’s Cafe, Loudonville. 6pm.

MUSIC: Hamell on Trial @ the Low Beat, Albany. The last performance of his January residency. 7pm.

MUSIC: Ramblers Home Jug Band @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.

THEATER: “The Bodyguard” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Grammy nominee and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist Deborah Cox stars as Rachel Marron in the musical based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated film and adapted for the stage by Academy Award-winner Alexander Dinelaris (“Birdman”). 7:30pm. $20–$85. Through Sunday.

THEATER: “An Inspector Calls” @ Schenectady Civic Players, Schenectady. Patrick White directs J.B. Priestley’s classic drama. 7:30pm. $20. Through Sunday, February 4. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: Jecco @ Savoy Taproom, Albany. The duo of Lecco Morris & Jeff Nania. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Low Beat, Albany. If it’s Wednesday, it must be the Deadbeats… 10pm.

MUSIC: Molly Durnin @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 6:30pm.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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