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Ketchum sings  stories of friends, family
ALBANY

Ketchum sings stories of friends, family

Friday, May 8, 2015
Hal Ketchum performed Thursday night with Kenny Grimes, both on stools with acoustic guitars, Grimes doing the heavy lifting while Ketchum carried the vocals and strummed chords.
 
‘Magnetized by cello’ —Bailey and Bach in Troy

‘Magnetized by cello’ —Bailey and Bach in Troy

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Ask any cellist and they’ll tell you that Bach and cello go together like bread and butter. To underscore that fact, cellist Zuill Bailey will give a recital on Friday at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall that will include Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 and, in an unprecedented departure for him, the Bach “Chaconne” arranged for cello quartet with local cellists Erica Pickhardt, Petia Kassarova, and Andre O’Neil.
 
Sawyer Fredericks cracks Billboard Top 100

Sawyer Fredericks cracks Billboard Top 100

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Sawyer Fredericks, a Top 5 finalist on “The Voice” who calls a farm in Glen home, is moving up Billboard’s Top 100 artists.
 
Tulip power: Bands ready for a party in the park

Tulip power: Bands ready for a party in the park

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Mira Stanley can’t wait to feel the tulip power Sunday afternoon.
 
Jazz Fest brings all ages and genres together

Jazz Fest brings all ages and genres together

Thursday, May 7, 2015
The second weekend of the 46th New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival offered the best weather in memory for the 12-stage extravaganza. And the mood stayed sunny as the skies, where every day is Halloween or Mardi Gras, where the streets are full of music and folks plan lunch and dinner over breakfast and where everybody identifies with a favorite bar.
 
Welcome home, Sawyer
ALBANY

Welcome home, Sawyer

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Sawyer Fredericks, a semifinalist on “The Voice,” gave an hour-long performance at the Palace Theatre that was taped for a hometown episode of the NBC vocal talent competition.
 
For Sawyer Fredericks' followers, the fandemonium continues
AMSTERDAM

For Sawyer Fredericks' followers, the fandemonium continues

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
The large crowd on hand Tuesday night at Parillo’s Armory Grill to watch NBC’s “The Voice” erupted when the show’s host announced Sawyer Fredericks is advancing to the next round of the competition.
 
Hedquist will host sing-along event to honor Pete Seeger

Hedquist will host sing-along event to honor Pete Seeger

Saturday, May 2, 2015
If you’ve never seen Jeffrey Hedquist perform before, he’s happy to give you a pretty good idea of just what to expect.
 
Niskayuna musician wins graduate music award
NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna musician wins graduate music award

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Anthony Bellino, a Niskayuna High School alumnus, recently won The Presser Foundation’s Graduate Music Award, which provides the grant to outstanding students for educational enrichment of their choice.
 
Fans snap up tickets for ‘Voice’ star Sawyer Frederick’s Palace show
ALBANY

Fans snap up tickets for ‘Voice’ star Sawyer Frederick’s Palace show

Friday, May 1, 2015
The expected line of squealing teens — and, yes, there was a line — for free Sawyer Fredericks tickets this morning outside The Palace Theatre was not loud. And it was not teenaged.
 
Jazz on Jay will kick off June 4

Jazz on Jay will kick off June 4

Friday, May 1, 2015
Vocalist Colleen Pratt will kick off Jazz on Jay, the free Thursday summer concert series, on June 4.
 
GLENVILLE

Bish to break in Glenville church’s new organ

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Nationally renowned organist Diane Bish, also producer of the “Joy of Music” television series, will perform Sunday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
 
Sawyer Fredericks coming home for rally, concert
FONDA & FULTONVILLE

Sawyer Fredericks coming home for rally, concert

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Hometown hero Sawyer Fredericks, the 16-year-old singer/songwriter/guitar player from the town of Glen earning national acclaim via his appearances on the NBC competition show “The Voice,” will return home next week for a rally at Fonda Speedway and a performance at Albany' Palace Theatre.
 
Stray Birds find songwriting inspiration as they travel

Stray Birds find songwriting inspiration as they travel

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Maya de Vitry says inspiration can strike any time, any place. She once met her muse in Schenectady.
 
Wailin’ Jennys draw on natural world for songs

Wailin’ Jennys draw on natural world for songs

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Beck and Finn Johnson set the play list at Nicky Mehta’s place. The twin boys are only 5 years old, but they’ve already banned mom Nicky and dad Grant Johnson from dancing or singing in the house.
 
 

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