4/15/18: Today’s Top 15 Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: Jesse Cook @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Acclaimed for his masterful fusion of world music styles, the Canadian guitar virtuoso brings his Without Borders Tour to the Collar City. 7:30pm. $29 & $36.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Clearwater Benefit Concert @ The Linda, Albany. Annie & the Hedonists, the Bounce Back Reggae Band and Three Quarter North perform at a fundraiser for the North River Friends of Clearwater’s efforts to provide educational sails aboard the Sloop Clearwater to Greater Nippertown school groups. 4pm. $25; kids by donation.
MUSIC: Arrested Development @ Colony, Woodstock. It’s been two decades since a young group called Arrested Development slammed the gangsta dominated world of hip hop with defiant lyrics of hope. Apparently, the world was ready for the change as they became the first hip-hop artist to receive a Grammy Award as Best New Artist. And all these years later, they’re still going strong… 8pm. $45 & $60; VIP $75.
MUSIC: Della Mae @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. The award-winning all-female bluegrass band continues to push genre boundaries on their self-titled Rounder Records album, and, who knows?, they slip something by the Rolling Stones or the Low Anthem into their show. 7pm. $20.
MUSIC: The Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra @ Monument Mountain Regional High School Auditorium, Great Barrington. Kenton’s was one of the last of the real jazz road bands, touring for more than 37 years until the late 1970s. The band is currently led by Mike Vax, who was the lead trumpeter with Kenton during the band’s later years. The band will perform some of the well-known music from the Kenton library, featuring both the original arrangements as well as modern adaptations. With the Monument Mountain Jazz Band. 7pm. $30; students $10.
THEATER: “Blithe Spirit” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. One highly spirited wife is fun, but two is fertile ground for this smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages from the witty pen of Noël Coward. Meet cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine (Gary Lindemann), re-married to Ruth (Brenny Rabine) but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira (Yvonne Perry), who has been conjured up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati (Eileen Schuyler). 2pm. Through Sunday, May 6. GO HERE to read review…
MUSIC: The Chops and Sauerkraut Trio @ Upstairs at Club Helsinki, Hudson. Kicking off the season of Ballroom Sessions – held upstairs at Club Helsinki – Seth “Sauerkraut” Travins, Michael “Chops” Laconte and Jim “Krewtons” Krewson serve up a mix of hard-edged rockabilly, honky-tonk and garage-rock, as they sing ‘n’ stomp through originals and old favorites. 7pm. $7.
THEATER: “Natural/Not Natural” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Writer-performer Rebecca Singer takes a theatrical foray into the worlds of nature and technology in seven pieces, ranging from magical realism to comic satire. 2pm. $20; students 21 & under $10.
DANCE: Caleb Teicher & Nic Gareiss @ the PS21 Black Box Theater, Chatham. It’s the festive grand opening weekend of the new year-round venue features two of America’s most elegant interpreters of traditional American dance forms, including tap, clogging, flatfooting, Irish step and contemporary hybrids. 2pm. $25.
MUSIC: The American String Quartet @ Otesaga Resort Hotel, Cooperstown. Kicking off the 2018 season for the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival the foursome is joined by Linda Chesis (flute) for an afternoon featuring Schubert’s Death & the Maiden and more. 4pm. $25; students $15.
DANCE/THEATER: New York Theatre Ballet @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. Performing “Mother GOOSE!” as the dancers bring to life such characters as Jack & Jill, Little Bo Peep, Little Boy Blue, Little Miss Muffet and other favorites. 3pm. FREE when accompanied by a child; children $18.
DANCE: Ballet on the Blue Danube @ UAlbany’s Performing Arts Center, Albany. Kicking off the Youth Movement Festival, students from the School of the Albany/Berkshire Ballet join festival organizer Duncan Cumming and pianists Lucy Cumming, Melinda Cestaro and Xin Huang for a program of ballet with live music including works by Weber, Brahms and Strauss. 3pm. $12; students & seniors $4.