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Beyoncé leads with 9 Grammy nominations

Beyoncé leads with 9 Grammy nominations

Beyoncé, Drake, Rihanna and Adele lead the nominations for the 59th annual Grammy Awards, the organization behind the ceremony announced today.

Bryan Ferry coming to Proctors

Innovative artist Bryan Ferry, who rose to prominence in the 1970s as the leader of the group Roxy Music, will perform in concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, at Proctors.

Sawyer Fredericks plays to sold-out, friendly crowd at Egg

ALBANY

Sawyer Fredericks plays to sold-out, friendly crowd at Egg

Sunday night served as a homecoming of sorts for Sawyer Fredericks, playing to a crowd that has been hooked since the teenager first appeared last year on “The Voice.”

Cathedral Choir, Octavos will offer their versions of Handel’s ‘Messiah’

Cathedral Choir, Octavos will offer their versions of Handel’s ‘Messiah’

To hear or even sing in Handel’s “Messiah” has become a tradition for many at holiday time.

Mozarteum Orchestra performs flawlessly at Music Hall

Mozarteum Orchestra performs flawlessly at Music Hall

The Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg made its debut Thursday night at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall as part of its 175th anniversary, 10-day U.S. tour.

SPAC offers ticket specials; Dead & Company concert announced

SARATOGA SPRINGS

SPAC offers ticket specials; Dead & Company concert announced

Summer is more than six months away, but Saratoga Performing Arts Center is getting a jump on the season with a Holiday Collection ticket special and its first 2017 concert announcement.

Laid-back Gorka fields requests in Saratoga show

Folk musician John Gorka started off his Thursday night show for Caffé Lena in the same way he began his set at the Eighth Step in Schenectady last May: with a reverent, hushed cover of “When Doves Cry” by the artist Prince, his fellow Minnesotan.

From Bethesda chorus to international renown

From Bethesda chorus to international renown

Harry T. Burleigh, one of America’s most important composers and arrangers of African-American spirituals, launched his music career in the 1890s when he sang in a church in Saratoga Springs.

Jencks sees Brother Sun as blend of inspirations

Jencks sees Brother Sun as blend of inspirations

Joe Jencks didn’t grow up in the turbulent Sixties, even though the way he wears his hair — curly and very long — might give you that impression. “I grew up in the Rust Belt in the 1980s,” said Jencks, who will share the stage with Pat Wictor and Greg Greenway when Brother Sun performs Saturday at the 8th Step at Proctors.

Sawyer Fredericks to play to packed house at The Egg

Sawyer Fredericks to play to packed house at The Egg

It’s a big show from a big artist in a big house. So it’s a big deal for local music fans — it’s Sawyer at the Swyer.

Andris Nelsons to play big role at Tanglewood

Andris Nelsons to play big role at Tanglewood

Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons will play his most prominent role to date during the 2017 season of Tanglewood, the music venue has announced.

Catch string fever at area venues this week

Catch string fever at area venues this week

Borrowing a Steve Earle song title, we all live in “Guitar Town” this week, when intrepid six-string axe-wielders parade across our stages. In fact, Friday marks a messy, three-venue collision of fret-work explosions — acoustic and electric, spanning folk to jazz to rock to the moon.

Cellist finds a home with Emerson Quartet

Cellist finds a home with Emerson Quartet

The Emerson String Quartet, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The quartet will perform on Sunday as part of the Union College Concert Series.

Despite success, Evancho sees talent as a gift

Despite success, Evancho sees talent as a gift

Jackie Evancho will play the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Saturday night.

Sch’dy Pipe Band will record live CD Sunday

Sch’dy Pipe Band will record live CD Sunday

The Schenectady Pipe Band will record a centennial CD in front of a live audience at 3 p.m. Sunday at Proctors’ GE Theatre, to help celebrate its 100th year.

Supernatural sounds fill TSO Christmas show

Supernatural sounds fill TSO Christmas show

The Times Union Center in Albany will turn into a haunted house this Sunday. Paul O’Neill— creator, lyricist and composer of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra — believes people will enjoy the chills and thrills that come with “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, The Best of TSO and More,” the big attraction for this season’s TSO tour. The show will play twice at the Times Union Center, at 3 and 7:30 p.m., and will repeat the 2015 TSO holiday concert.

Gift of music can be welcome holiday treat

Gift of music can be welcome holiday treat

It’s gift-shopping time, for gift-worthy recordings, recommended alphabetically, by artist.

Kanye West show in Albany canceled

ALBANY

Kanye West show in Albany canceled

The on-again, off-again Kanye West tour stop in Albany is now off, according to Live Nation and the Los Angeles Times.

Octavo singers tackle Bruckner's work in Clifton Park

CLIFTON PARK

Octavo singers tackle Bruckner's work in Clifton Park

The Octavo Singers took on two of Anton Bruckner’s choral works Saturday night at St. George’s Episcopal Church and did remarkably well.

Music is key at Niskayuna, Shenendehowa

Music is key at Niskayuna, Shenendehowa

There was a time not so long ago when school districts dropped their arts programs to balance their budgets. But at two local high schools, music is thriving.

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