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Terrific Friday features Menegon, Fleck

Terrific Friday features Menegon, Fleck

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
What a great Friday night! Local shows scheduled include Johnny Mathis, Primus, John Menegon, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn playing together and Lip Talk.
 
Johnny Mathis gave up sports for music; still offers his best

Johnny Mathis gave up sports for music; still offers his best

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
With a spot on the 1956 U.S. Olympic team well in his grasp, Johnny Mathis decided his best interests lay in a recording studio rather than a high-jump pit.
 

'Piano Four Hands' concert tonight at SCCC

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Gili Melamed-Lev and Mark Evans will perform “Piano Four Hands,” works by Schubert, Mozart and Dvorak, at 7:30 p.m. today at the Carl B. Taylor Auditorium at Schenectady County Community College in Schenectady.
 
SCHENECTADY

Youth orchestra to play for seniors today at Proctors

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
The Empire State Youth Orchestras will hold a free concert for senior citizens at Proctors at 1 p.m. today.
 
SCHENECTADY

Janis Ian mixes sparse, meaningful songs with life stories

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
Janis Ian told the crowd at the GE Theater Sunday night that she wrote her first song at 12, published at 13, had a hit at 16, and was a “has-been” at 17.
 
ALBANY

Drive-By Truckers muscle, mourn and mock their way

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
When Lynyrd Skynyrd slammed Neil Young in “Sweet Home Alabama” for knocking “Southern Man,” famously contrary Young said he’d rather play “Sweet Home Alabama” any day and loved how the Skynyrd boys played guitar.
 

Belcea String Quartet shares its crystalline sound at Union

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
The Belcea String Quartet returned to the International Festival of Chamber Music Thursday night at Union College’s Memorial Chapel in their fifth appearance on the series.
 
Janis Ian at Eighth Step, says new album is about astonishment, survival

Janis Ian at Eighth Step, says new album is about astonishment, survival

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
Promising new songs onstage at the Eighth Step at Proctors GE Theater on Sunday, Janis Ian said on Monday that “I’m Still Standing."
 
‘Banjo Man’ struck chord with Saratoga community
SARATOGA SPRINGS

‘Banjo Man’ struck chord with Saratoga community

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
Cecil Myrie, who many credit for opening the streets of Saratoga Springs to musicians, died last week after a seven-month battle with multiple myeloma — a form of bone marrow cancer.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Review: Flutist Porter superb at Skidmore recital

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
Review: Flutist Amy Porter gave a superb recital Saturday night at Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center and showed that she’s not only very versatile but that she can do everything well.
 
TROY

Meyer, Thile triumph in Troy

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
For Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer Friday night, it was all talent and genuine playing.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Carlene Carter taps musical heritage in Caffe Lena show

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
Carter chose vintage family numbers well, singing them in sincere simplicity for the most part.
 
Mormon Tabernacle Choir to return to SPAC
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Mormon Tabernacle Choir to return to SPAC

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will make its third visit to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in 2015, SPAC officials announced Thursday.
 
Big shows punctuate solo performances

Big shows punctuate solo performances

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
Onstage music ranges from solo-sparse to sprawling-sumptuous this week. Take tonight: Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons at the Palace Theatre (19 Clinton St. at N. Pearl St., Albany), John Hiatt at The Egg (Empire State Plaza, Albany), Mike Watt’s Il Sogno Del Marinaio at the Low Beat, and Carlene Carter at Caffe Lena.
 
Flutist took unplanned route to success

Flutist took unplanned route to success

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
Flutist Amy Porter, who will give a recital Saturday at Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, will tell you that the direction a career takes is often built on the unexpected.
 
 

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