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Cohen, Russell, Morse, Malen: four big losses

Cohen, Russell, Morse, Malen: four big losses

Leonard Cohen, Leon Russell, Rick Morse and Buck Malen left the stage this awful week; each passing a big loss for music fans.

Grant aimed at improving seating at Music Haven

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Grant aimed at improving seating at Music Haven

When it comes to Schenectady’s Central Park, the Wright family is a gift that just keeps on giving.

Ramsey enjoys reunion with 10,000 Maniacs

Ramsey enjoys reunion with 10,000 Maniacs

Mary Ramsey’s vast talent and varied taste should be enough to keep her musical career forever fresh and relevant. A singer/songwriter who also plays the violin and the viola, Ramsey will be reprising her role as lead singer of the 10,000 Maniacs on Saturday night when the Buffalo-based group, now celebrating its 35th year, performs at the Cohoes Music Hall.

Jackson Browne to play Palace in April

Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne will perform at the Palace Theatre in Albany on April 9 at 8 p.m.

New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men coming to Albany

New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men coming to Albany

New Kids on the Block announced their "Total Package Tour" today, and it will include a stop in Albany at the Times Union Center at 7:30 p.m. on July 9.

Mezzo-soprano Fink gives beautiful recital at Union

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Mezzo-soprano Fink gives beautiful recital at Union

The marvelously expressive mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink gave her long-anticipated return recital Sunday afternoon at Union College’s Memorial Chapel as part of the Union College Concert Series.

Ani DiFranco brings music with message in Egg concert

Ani DiFranco brings music with message in Egg concert

In concert at The Egg, singer Ani DiFranco said of this week's election results, “We are going to get pushed like we’ve never been pushed before, and we are going to push back.”

Opera Saratoga launches series of free programs

Opera Saratoga launches series of free programs

Opera Saratoga is spreading its wings. Beginning with a free program at Skidmore College’s Tang Teaching Museum next week, the company has announced plans to become a year-round performance option for opera fans all over the Capital Region. Instead of just its regular summer offerings at the Spa Little Theater in Saratoga State Park, Opera Saratoga will produce free shows throughout the 2016-2017 indoor season from Albany to Glens Falls thanks to a $17,500 grant from OPERA America.

Composer’s new musical recounts story of her life

Composer’s new musical recounts story of her life

Maria Riccio Bryce is convinced that her fourth and final musical, “Swan Song,” will be exactly that.

Tower of Power, NRBQ rolling into town

Tower of Power, NRBQ rolling into town

Tonight, Tower of Power plays the biggest show yet at the revived Cohoes Music Hall (58 Remsen St.): 10 players, with decades of hip tunes.

30 singers, 20-member orchestra pay tribute to music lover

30 singers, 20-member orchestra pay tribute to music lover

Albert Zeppieri was an ardent music lover and sang in many of the area’s choruses. So before he died last March, he made sure his estate included funds to have a musical memorial presented at Westminster Presbyterian Church where he’d been a choir member for 25 years.

Darlene Love steals the show at Proctors' Golden Oldies Spectacular

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Darlene Love steals the show at Proctors' Golden Oldies Spectacular

“We don’t call them oldies – we call them classics,” said singer Darlene Love during her performance at the annual Golden Oldies Spectacular at Proctors Theatre on Saturday night.

Guitarists to display classical, flamenco styles

Guitarists to display classical, flamenco styles

No melody sounds more soulful than one played on a lone guitar. Yet the same instrument can make one itch to dance when a guitarist lets loose with fiery rhythms.

String quartet ETHEL goes full speed at UAlbany

String quartet ETHEL goes full speed at UAlbany

ETHEL, one of the edgiest string quartets around, was in top form Thursday night at the University at Albany’s Performing Arts Center.

British folk-punk singer Turner entertains sold-out Upstate crowd

British folk-punk singer Turner entertains sold-out Upstate crowd

Part of the appeal is Turner's earnest romanticism.

Violinist, 14, wowed judges with her talent

Violinist, 14, wowed judges with her talent

Violinist Aram Kim of Albany didn’t expect to win the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s annual Lois Lyman Concerto Competition, but the judges knew what they were listening to.

Nine events explore music, influence of The Band

Nine events explore music, influence of The Band

The Band cast a giant shadow, amplified here by proximity to Woodstock and frequent shows including drummer-singer Levon Helm’s triumphs; his last local concert, apart from many in his Woodstock barn, was June 29, 2007 at The Egg with his Midnight Ramble band. Now, the Egg dives deep into the music and influence of The Band with nine events across the region starting today, including six library appearances.

Hit-maker of the '60s: Rydell to join others in Golden Oldies show

Hit-maker of the '60s: Rydell to join others in Golden Oldies show

Bobby Rydell says he would have been content playing drums for a living, but the bosses at Cameo Records in 1959 knew better.

Indigo Girls put on rousing show at The Egg

Indigo Girls put on rousing show at The Egg

The Indigo Girls stepped on stage at the Egg’s Hart Theater Tuesday night and launched right into “Get Out the Map.”

Frank Turner — on history and his musical influences

Frank Turner — on history and his musical influences

Frank Turner, a London-based folk rocker, is bringing his latest album, “Positive Songs for Negative People,” to the Upstate Concert Hall stage in Clifton Park on Wednesday night.

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