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Max Creek ready to release energy at weekend fest

Max Creek ready to release energy at weekend fest

Mark Mercier has no problem with the word “legendary” when people describe Max Creek.

Charlap quintet plays with personality at Skidmore

Bill Charlap and his quintet played at Skidmore’s packed Zankel Music Center on Tuesday; every note seemed painted in the many rich hues of New York City small-band jazz.

Glimmerglass Opera preview: Puccini, Rossini and more

Glimmerglass Opera preview: Puccini, Rossini and more

Glimmerglass Opera opens its 41st season Friday and the conductors can’t wait.

Decoda Ensemble to lead Skidmore Chamber Institute

The Skidmore College Chamber Music Institute will be led this summer by the New York City-based Decoda Ensemble.

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'Witches of Venice' premiere at Saratoga -- not your usual opera

Witches, an ogre, a singing garden, dancers galore and a plant-boy are not your usual opera fare.

Seagle Colony to premiere opera with local connections

Seagle Colony to premiere opera with local connections

The big news at the Seagle Music Colony, which opens its 101st season Wednesday, is its world premiere opera.

Going full kilt: Q & A with Schenectady Pipe Band member

Going full kilt: Q & A with Schenectady Pipe Band member

For 50 years, the pipes have called Bill Munro.

Phish doesn't hold back at SPAC concert

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Phish doesn't hold back at SPAC concert

Phish came out strong and serious Friday night at its familiar and favored Saratoga Performing Arts Center, blasting into “Stealing Time from the Faulty Plan” for the opener. They hardly let up from this point, playing an hour-and-45-minute first set before intermission and an epic second set.

Fans pour into town to catch Phish; businesses reel in the benefits

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Fans pour into town to catch Phish; businesses reel in the benefits

Each summer, Phish comes to Saratoga for a weekend long jam session. The shows are almost guaranteed to sell out each night and the economic impact always spills over into the area as a whole.

Weather, mellow crowds a winning recipe

Weather, mellow crowds a winning recipe

Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival put 21 acts on two stages Saturday and Sunday, both perfect weather days, with free cookies. Crowds seemed smaller than usual, but typically mellow and friendly: a happy human rainbow that works every time.

Four members of Phish set for SPAC triple play

Four members of Phish set for SPAC triple play

Phish plays the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All three shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. LivePhish.com will webcast the three-night run live, and can be ordered at www.livephish.com.

Tom Russell to perform songs from his musical

Tom Russell to perform songs from his musical

Tom Russell will be performing at 7:30 tonight at The Eighth Step at Proctors.

Luzerne Music Festival to open summer season

Luzerne Music Festival to open summer season

For young, aspiring musicians eager to get their hands on a million dollars, a visit to the Luzerne Music Center this summer might be in order.

Opera Saratoga opener sizzles with spontaneity

The capacity crowd was all abuzz Friday night at the Spa Little Theatre as it waited for Opera Saratoga to open its 55th season with one of the glories of the standard repertoire: Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.”

Jazz, non-jazz all good at Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival

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Jazz, non-jazz all good at Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival

Eric Lindell cooked crawfish-boil blues plus Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl” on the main stage early Saturday at the 39th Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, as Joey Alexander studied fellow pianist Elio Villafranca in the Gazebo.

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Jury: Led Zeppelin didn't plagiarize 'Stairway to Heaven'

There will be no new names added to the writing credits of one of the most famous rock songs in history.

Michelle Shocked teams with Greenwich native

Michelle Shocked teams with Greenwich native

Michelle Shocked is returning to performance after a three-year hiatus, and she's got Greenwich native Josh Chambers by her side.

Dan Brubeck plays his parents’ songs in a new quartet

Dan Brubeck plays his parents’ songs in a new quartet

Dave Brubeck was always in the limelight. But there was a woman in the mix, too. Iola Brubeck wrote the lyrics for many of her husband’s compositions.

Opera Saratoga season offers both new and old

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Opera Saratoga season offers both new and old

Opera Saratoga’s 55th season starts tomorrow with a season that includes what is considered the greatest opera ever written, the American premiere of an opera-ballet, and an American opera barely six years old.

Dead & Company ride on Mayer's guitar

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Dead & Company ride on Mayer's guitar

John Mayer’s unexpected attacks through the night were fun and exciting set against the mostly feint, bendable layers of the older members.

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