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Saint Rose music program hits high notes

ALBANY

Saint Rose music program hits high notes

Sitting at a massive mixing board in front of a glass window separating him from a wood-paneled recording studio, Zach Karpinski did his homework.

Percussion group uses everything — even the kitchen sink

Percussion group uses everything — even the kitchen sink

The junk rock group Recycled Percussion, which has a full-time gig every night at the Quad Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, plays Proctors on Wednesday.

Crawford, Simien bringing Louisiana to town

Crawford, Simien bringing Louisiana to town

Louisiana visits with pianist Davell Crawford tonight at the Cock ’n Bull in Galway and Terrance Simien and his Zydeco Experience on Friday at the Massry Center at The College of Saint Rose.

Springsteen cancels N.C. concert over bias law

NORTH CAROLINA

Springsteen cancels N.C. concert over bias law

Bruce Springsteen has canceled a concert in North Carolina this weekend in protest of the state’s new law on gay and transgender rights, becoming perhaps the most prominent cultural figure to speak out against it.

Egg adds 3 concerts to Roots & Branches series

The Egg has announced three concerts to be included in its fall American Roots & Branches series.

Janet Jackson show at SPAC postponed

The Janet Jackson Unbreakable Tour in North America -- which included a stop at Saratoga Performing Arts Center -- has been postponed until 2017.

Police drummer Copeland mixes rock, classical

Police drummer Copeland mixes rock, classical

Stewart Copeland, famed drummer of the band The Police, is a long way from his rock star days.

Bearthoven, Battle Trance on EMPAC bill

Bearthoven, Battle Trance on EMPAC bill

When musicians are looking for players to explore the musical unknown, sometimes an email is all that’s needed.

Sam Bush, 'newgrass' pioneer, headed to The Egg

Sam Bush, 'newgrass' pioneer, headed to The Egg

Sam Bush, mandolinist/singer and “newgrass” pioneer, said he’s glad that traveling by bus to The Egg on Sunday means he and his band can bring all their own instruments for the full range of music they’ll play.

TROY

Local tribute planned for Merle Haggard

In early March, long before Haggard died Wednesday on his 79th birthday, Michael Eck and The Ale House’s Brian Gilchrist decided to host a tribute performance for country and western music’s “original outlaw” Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at The Hangar at 675 River St. in Troy.

Country legend Merle Haggard dies on 79th birthday

Country legend Merle Haggard dies on 79th birthday

Merle Haggard, the Grammy Award-winning singer whose autobiographical prison songs and populist political anthems made him one of country music’s most formidable and celebrated entertainers, has died.

Young violinist wins competition, will solo with ESYO

TROY

Young violinist wins competition, will solo with ESYO

Violinist Michael Zhu, concertmaster with the Empire State Youth Orchestra and winner of the Lois Lyman Concerto Competition, will solo with the ESYO on Saturday at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

Hamell's on trial all April at Low Beat

ALBANY

Hamell's on trial all April at Low Beat

The fast-talking and faster-strumming punk-rock singer Ed Hamell, aka Hamell on Trial, is returning to the Capital Region for an April residency at Albany’s Low Beat. He will be testing out new tunes starting at 6 p.m. every Wednesday.

Ambitious ‘Immigrants’ melds music, dance, history, to audience’s delight

Albany Pro Musica closed its 35th season Sunday afternoon at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall as the culmination of a three-week homage to Albany’s ethnic heritage.

Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa set for SPAC show

Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa set for SPAC show

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa will perform at Saratoga Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 8, it was announced today.

Gogol Bordello plays at Upstate Concert Hall

CLIFTON PARK

Gogol Bordello plays at Upstate Concert Hall

Fans started rushing toward the stage as soon as they heard the opening notes of Gogol Bordello, the gypsy-punk band from New York City who returned to Upstate Concert Hall on Friday night.

2016 Albany Tulip Festival lineup announced

ALBANY

2016 Albany Tulip Festival lineup announced

Singer Jonathan Edwards, local jazz-folk-popsters The Parlor and Ontario indie rockers Tokyo Police Club will headline this year’s Tulip Festival, scheduled for May 7 and 8 in Washington Park.

Pro Musica concert to reflect immigrant tradition

Pro Musica concert to reflect immigrant tradition

A lecture on Schenectady's Italian and Polish immigrants was one of several events leading up to Albany Pro Musica’s “City of Immigrants” concert this Sunday at 4 p.m. at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

Woodworkers to display handiwork and host bluegrass festival

Woodworkers to display handiwork and host bluegrass festival

There’s always hammering and sawing in the Saratoga Springs City Center when the Northeastern Woodworkers’ Showcase comes to town. But this weekend, you can take a seat and tap your feet at a Bluegrass Festival.

Palace deal should benefit Cohoes Music Hall

Palace deal should benefit Cohoes Music Hall

Albany’s Palace Theatre taking over operations at the Cohoes Music Hall seems good news for the venerable hall. Key contributions of other players unfortunately went unmentioned in last week’s announcement: the Eighth Step Coffeehouse operated the hall before C-R Production’s tenure, Cohoes resident and Massry Center at the College of St. Rose Programming Manager Sal Prizio revived the hall with quality shows after C-R departed, and promoter Greg Bell of Guthrie-Bell Productions has teamed up with Prizio on additional shows this spring.

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