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Indie popster BØRNS coming to Upstate

CLIFTON PARK

Indie popster BØRNS coming to Upstate

A week ago, BØRNS was playing Coachella. But if you missed the festival in Indio, California, you can catch Garrett Borns, the 24-year indie-popster Wednesday at Clifton Park’s Upstate Concert Hall.

Schenectady Symphony season closes on a high note

The Schenectady Symphony Orchestra ended its 82nd season Sunday afternoon at Proctors performing two glories from the standard repertoire and two unusual pieces that featured Niskayuna native percussionist James Benoit.

ALBANY

Nettles brings jolt of energy to country show

Jennifer Nettles came out like a force to be reckoned with. After a Palace audience sat through three acts before she appeared at the Next Women of Country show Thursday night, Nettles was an unexpected jolt of energy.

Jazz Fest in New Orleans a rite of passage for many

No Jazz Fest in New Orleans for me this year, thanks for asking. But when son Zak’s friend Mary said she was going it, I realized how much I love Jazz Fest even without going, this time...

Pianist de la Salle: Fiery edge, fervent accents

French pianist Lise de la Salle’s scarlet gown matched her electrifying playing Wednesday night in her debut on the Troy Chromatic Concerts series at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

Music legend Prince dead at 57

Music legend Prince dead at 57

Prince, the singularly flamboyant and prolific songwriter and performer whose decades of music transcended and remade genres like funk, rock and R&B, died Thursday.

MOVE Music Festival lets local groups meet, play, make new fans

MOVE Music Festival lets local groups meet, play, make new fans

Hard Soul and about 100 other acts will be on the move over the weekend, as the MOVE Music Festival holds its fifth annual Albany party.

Benoit returning home to perform with SSO

SCHENECTADY

Benoit returning home to perform with SSO

Percussionist James Benoit, member of the Niskayuna High School Class of 2005, is coming home. He’ll debut on Sunday with the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra.

Carlene Carter’s music builds on family legacy

Carlene Carter’s music builds on family legacy

When John Mellencamp’s “Plain Spoken Tour” hits Albany’s Palace Theatre on Saturday, Carlene Carter opens: a surprising, perfect match. “We do two songs together,” said Carter, adding that she joins Mellencamp halfway through his show before he shifts to full-on rock mode with his band.

Good news, good music part of Gospel Jubilee at Proctors

SCHENECTADY

Good news, good music part of Gospel Jubilee at Proctors

Lisa Page Brooks will be part of the fifth annual Gospel Jubilee at Proctors in Schenectady on Friday.

Blake Shelton tour coming to Albany

Country singer Blake Shelton is heading out on the road in September, and the tour will stop at the Times Union Center.

ALBANY

Brad Mehldau Trio gives electrifying show at Egg

Beats mattered as much as notes on Saturday at The Egg as jazz pianist/composer Brad Mehldau crafted/ignited 90-plus minutes of dense, questing or serenely lyrical trio improvisations.

TROY

Performance at EMPAC 'disciplined, committed'

The music of the much awarded and recorded Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino tends to stay in the barely-there range with only the occasional outburst. But based on the three works a crowd heard Thursday night at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, those sounds conveyed a host of emotions.

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.

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