Richman alternately funny, poignant at Low Beat

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Singer-songwriter Jonathan Richman, who will probably never outlive his Modern Lovers fame, played a personal, partly hilarious and partly intellectual show Monday night at the region’s newest music venue The Low Beat, which opened last month.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Kiss, Def Leppard, to play SPAC Aug. 5

Monday, March 17, 2014
Kiss and Def Leppard announce a joint summer tour in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Kiss.
 
ALBANY

Review: Wilson and band convey power of African music

Sunday, March 16, 2014
Review: Brainy, brawny, subtle and strong, the collaboration Black Sun (avant-funk-blues trio Harriet Tubman with singer Cassandra Wilson) lit up The Egg’s Swyer Theater on Saturday.
 
DUANESBURG

Camp Bisco a no-go in 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014
It’s official: Camp Bisco is taking a hiatus this year.
 
Nantucket, early writings inspire Cooman’s oratorio

Nantucket, early writings inspire Cooman’s oratorio

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Composers are inspired by many things. In Carson Cooman’s case, it was a combination of the daily walks he and his family took on Nantucket Island each summer and his interest in early writings that led to his composing “The Revelations of Divine Love (Metaphors from Sea and Sky).”
 
Cassandra Wilson, Tubman team up at The Egg

Cassandra Wilson, Tubman team up at The Egg

Thursday, March 13, 2014
An exceptional, familiar wine in a new bottle: That’s the great Cassandra Wilson.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Phish coming to SPAC July 3-5

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Jam band announces Saratoga visit
 
TROY

Rosanne Cash at times bluesy, tender in Music Hall triumph

Friday, March 7, 2014
The compelling concert Rosanne Cash uncorked at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Wednesday belied Thomas Wolfe’s warning that you can’t go home again.
 

Words, music galore slated for weekend

Thursday, March 6, 2014
Caffe Lena and Skidmore's Tang Teaching Museum host a pair of words-and-music format sessions this weekend.
 

Imani Winds will bring wide-ranging repertoire to Music Hall concert

Thursday, March 6, 2014
Few woodwind quintets make the international scene let alone survive years of togetherness. The Imani Winds is the exception on both counts.
 

Albany Symphony performs new music, to delight of audience

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The Albany Symphony Orchestra gave a groundbreaking concert Sunday afternoon at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.
 

Sarah McLachlan coming to SPAC July 16

Monday, March 3, 2014
Sarah McLachlan is coming to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on July 16 as part of her national “Shine On Tour 2014.”
 
SCHENECTADY

Review: Perlman has great fun, displays glorious talent at Proctors

Sunday, March 2, 2014
Review: Violinist Itzhak Perlman buzzed out onto the Proctors’ stage Saturday night in his motorized chair, followed by his longtime accompanist Rohan De Silva, and was greeted with a long, sustained applause from the capacity crowd. It was a fitting tribute for an artist who has become a cultural icon and whose efforts even now at age 68 continues to thrill, charm and amaze.
 
Rosanne Cash to perform at Music Hall

Rosanne Cash to perform at Music Hall

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014
“A feather’s not a bird, the rain is not the sea,” sings Rosanne Cash; “A stone is not a mountain, but a river runs through me.” That river is talent.
 
ASO’s 2 world premieres share musical connection

ASO’s 2 world premieres share musical connection

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
Albany Symphony Orchestra audiences are used to hearing programs of new music sprinkled with some of the repertoire’s favorite masterpieces. This weekend is no different.
 
 

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