By Kirsten Ferguson/For The Daily Gazette
August 8, 2016
“How many people in the house tonight came to get high with Snoop Dogg and Wiz?” asked hip-hop superstar Snoop Dogg during his co-headlining set with rapper Wiz Khalifa on Sunday night at Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
By Geraldine Freedman/For The Daily Gazette
August 8, 2016
The Chamber Music Society at the Spa Little Theatre opened its third season Sunday afternoon in high style: wonderful performances, a pre-concert talk with Fred Child of NPR’s “Performance Today,” and a champagne/hors d’oeuvre toast after the concert.
There was a theme to the evening’s program as the Philadelphia orchestra kicked off its three-week run at SPAC: spirituality and universal brotherhood. Wednesday's opener was also 50 years almost to the day when the Orchestra opened the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
Snoop Dogg is ready to smoke. The veteran rapper appears with Wiz Khalifa Sunday at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The show starts at 7 p.m., with a supporting cast that includes Kevin Gates and Jhené Aiko, Casey Veggies and DJ Drama.
Alex Brooks was always looking to be in a band. Last summer, the 2011 Mohonasen graduate started jamming with some fellow Warriors: Ben Gesek, Class of 2012, and Bryan Bidwell and Nick Dawson, each Class of 2013, in Gesek’s basement.
Music Haven (Central Park, Schenectady) delivers extra-large on its promise to travel the world one concert at a time on Sunday, zipping to Eastern Europe as proudly eclectic self-proclaimed “ethno chaos” practitioners DakhaBrakha from Ukraine headline.
By Leslie Kandell/For The Daily Gazette
August 1, 2016
Weekend crowds at Tanglewood may not have been able to describe what excited them about conductor Andris Nelsons, but prolonged cheers and applause showed that they sensed his musical and technical growth.