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Skidmore Chorus blends students, community
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Skidmore Chorus blends students, community

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Every Wednesday night during the school year, up to 160 singers gather at Skidmore College to rehearse. Known as the Skidmore Community Chorus, they will perform works by John Corigliano, Sam Pottle, Michael McGlynn, Dan Forrest and Per Norgard on Sunday.
 
British tenor adds theatrical touch to recitals
SCHENECTADY

British tenor adds theatrical touch to recitals

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
British tenor Ian Bostridge will be at Union College Sunday, and anyone who caught one of his earlier appearances in the region may remember his disarmingly conversational style of performance. It’s almost as if he were at a cocktail party, casually telling stories.
 

Russian guitarist gives masterful performance at CSR

Monday, April 13, 2015
The sensational Russian guitarist Anton Baranov knocked the socks off a large crowd of fans Sunday night at the Massry Center for the Arts at The College of Saint Rose as part of his prize for winning the 2013 Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition.
 
Return of Camp Bisco in doubt
DUANESBURG

Return of Camp Bisco in doubt

Friday, April 10, 2015
The sleepy lakeside community of Mariaville could see the return of Camp Bisco this summer, but Schenectady County officials aren’t about to make it easy for those hoping to revive the controversial music festival.
 
For gospel singer Earnest Pugh, music is a two-way street

For gospel singer Earnest Pugh, music is a two-way street

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Earnest Pugh offers a revelation — gospel music is in a good place.
 
Wild Ponies mix it up with murder ballads

Wild Ponies mix it up with murder ballads

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Telisha Williams confesses: Murder finds a way into her music.
 
Pianists to play in four separate EMPAC sites

Pianists to play in four separate EMPAC sites

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Imagine four grand pianos each from a different maker and each placed in a different performance space. Would the pianos sound different? Would the acoustics of each hall make for a different experience?
 
The Lettermen deserved clean image, says original member

The Lettermen deserved clean image, says original member

Thursday, April 9, 2015
The squeaky-clean image presented by Tony Butala and The Lettermen back in the early ’60s wasn’t a clever marketing tool created by an agent or record producers. It was the real thing.
 
Sawyer Fredericks impresses with song 'Trouble'

Sawyer Fredericks impresses with song 'Trouble'

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Sawyer Fredericks, the 16-year-old singer from the town of Glen, was one of 10 performers to kick off “The Voice” season 8 live playoffs Monday night.
 
Review: McKay shows her abundant talent in Van Dyck show
SCHENECTADY

Review: McKay shows her abundant talent in Van Dyck show

Sunday, April 5, 2015
Review: “No, let’s play something else,” said Nellie McKay, startling her fans by stopping the Beatles’ “If I Fell” in its tracks at the Van Dyck on Saturday. It was OK, she sang it all the way through in her encore. But, just four songs into the first of her two sold-out shows, this detour showed off her great gift: to be vulnerable and fearless at once.
 
Mark Wills to headline Schoharie County Sunshine Fair
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Mark Wills to headline Schoharie County Sunshine Fair

Friday, April 3, 2015
Country music star Mark Wills, singer of the 2002 hit “19 Somethin’”, has been announced as the headliner of this year’s Schoharie County Sunshine Fair.
 

Citizen Cope delivers power in his solo acoustic show at Hall

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Clarence Greenwood, known as Citizen Cope, played a solo acoustic show Wednesday night at Troy Music Hall. Alone on stage with two acoustic guitars, a speaker and a microphone, he played a collection of intense, gritty folk tunes.
 

Film to highlight event honoring Lee Shaw

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Pianist Lee Shaw will be honored Sunday, April 12, during a full-day event that begins at 3 p.m. at Proctor’s GE Theater with the screening of a new documentary about her life.
 
The Kooks headline Tulip Festival
ALBANY

The Kooks headline Tulip Festival

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
British rock-pop band The Kooks will headline this year’s Tulip Fest, set for May 9 and 10 in Albany’s Washington Park.
 

Schenectady Symphony entertains with Baroque, Classical

Monday, March 30, 2015
Twenty-two string players from the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra performed a mostly Baroque concert Sunday afternoon to entertain an enthusiastic and near-capacity crowd at Proctors’ intimate GE Theater.
 
 

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