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Review: Carlile takes Palace crowd on electrifying 2-hour ride
ALBANY

Review: Carlile takes Palace crowd on electrifying 2-hour ride

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Review: It takes some gumption to start a show with your most recognized song, but Brandi Carlile has plenty of that. It’s what made her performance so thrilling at the Palace on Saturday night.
 
ALBANY

Music review: Isbell nixes stereotype of South’s music

Saturday, May 23, 2015
This was no “Sweet Home Alabama” to some sentimentalized Southland.
 
ALBANY

Ex-Drive-By Trucker delivers hard-edged music about rusting rural America

Saturday, May 23, 2015
This was no “Sweet Home Alabama” to some sentimentalized southland. On Friday at The Egg, Alabama-born ex-Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell instead made hard-edged, clear-eyed music about rusting, half-abandoned rural America – bypassed by the interstates, by progress and by recovery – where frayed finances fracture families into shards of drugs and violence. Collecting those shards into a mirror, he sang an image of desperation; and it was beautiful.
 
Here comes summer: Our picks for the best in the arts

Here comes summer: Our picks for the best in the arts

Friday, May 22, 2015
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and the calendar is crammed with theater, music, dance and art shows. The Gazette’s arts writers have pored over the calendar, and chosen a few highlights. Here’s what they say you shouldn’t miss.
 
Bluegrass to groove pop: Summer music in Ballston Spa

Bluegrass to groove pop: Summer music in Ballston Spa

Thursday, May 21, 2015
The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association will begin its free concert series on June 25 with a performance by the country band Aged in the Hills at Wiswall Park on Front St.
 
Buffy Sainte-Marie remains powerful talent

Buffy Sainte-Marie remains powerful talent

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Since folk singer Buffy Sainte-Marie played the first great singer-songwriter show I ever saw, near Buffalo in 1965, she’s learned and grown. Musically she has developed a jazz-blues feel in songs with bounce or swing; she can lead a band and fit her voice and songs within one. She brings those strengths and more on Saturday to the Eighth Step at Proctors GE Theatre (432 State St., Schenectady), demonstrating a “new math” of talent multiplying itself.
 
Brandi Carlile says rock has sense of recklessness
ALBANY

Brandi Carlile says rock has sense of recklessness

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Brandi Carlile, who released her latest album, “The Firewatcher’s Daughter,” in March, will be at Albany’s Palace Theatre on Saturday.
 
Former Yankee great Bernie Williams to play (guitar) in Schenectady
SCHENECTADY

Former Yankee great Bernie Williams to play (guitar) in Schenectady

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
A former Yankee great who pinch hits as a Latin Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist will headline SummerNight in Schenectady this summer.
 
Sawyer Fredericks is 'The Voice'
AMSTERDAM

Sawyer Fredericks is 'The Voice'

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Sawyer Fredericks, the 16-year-old from a farm in the town of Glen, won NBC’s singing competition “The Voice” on Tuesday night after garnering the attention of the entire region for the last several months and becoming a national celebrity in the process.
 
Sawyer Fredericks talks about the life-changing experience

Sawyer Fredericks talks about the life-changing experience

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Sawyer Fredericks already has the look. Tonight, he may have “The Voice.”
 
'The Voice' finale: What you need to know

'The Voice' finale: What you need to know

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
All the information you need to follow the season finale of "The Voice."
 
Fredericks joins area musicians who found fame

Fredericks joins area musicians who found fame

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Sawyer Fredericks fans, especially the younger ones, might think his TV appearance on NBC’s “The Voice” this week is unparalleled in Capital Region music history. Well, not so fast.
 
Piano phenom Joey Alexander headlines Music Haven season
SCHENECTADY

Piano phenom Joey Alexander headlines Music Haven season

Monday, May 18, 2015
The Joey Alexander Trio, led by 11-year-old Indonesian jazz pianist Joey Alexander, will be among the top acts coming to the 2015 Music Haven Concert Series this summer at Schenectady’s Central Park.
 
Review: Musicians, Caffe Lena fans celebrate 55 years
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Review: Musicians, Caffe Lena fans celebrate 55 years

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Review: Caffe Lena celebrated 55 years Saturday night, with a diverse lineup of six acts that performed on the Zankel stage at Skidmore College for 20 minutes each — all regular performers at the Caffe.
 
Review: ASO concludes festival with 'mindbending' works
TROY

Review: ASO concludes festival with 'mindbending' works

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Review: The Albany Symphony Orchestra concluded its three-day American Music Festival Saturday night at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center with what music director David Alan Miller called “mindbending” pieces.
 
 

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