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Musicians of Ma’alwyck plan Spanish concert with artist

Musicians of Ma’alwyck plan Spanish concert with artist

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, the artistic director and violinist of Musicians of Ma’alwyck, likes to program concerts that include rare gems and forgotten favorites. But until she did some research, she was stumped when she wanted to focus on Spanish music for the group’s concert this Saturday.
 
Jukebox: APFJ, Lake George part of jazz weekend

Jukebox: APFJ, Lake George part of jazz weekend

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
April was Jazz Appreciation Month, but this could be live jazz month.
 
Demi Lovato delivers hits to adoring fans

Demi Lovato delivers hits to adoring fans

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014
Though she may be small, her voice is big, and her presence bigger. Demi Lovato entered with a splash Sunday at the Times Union Center.
 

Hammond, G. Love serve up several shades of blues

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014
A “living tornado” is how G. Love described his musical mentor John Hammond from the stage of Skidmore College’s Arthur Zankel Music Center in Saratoga Springs on Sunday night.
 
Jazz Festival heats up Albany
ALBANY

Jazz Festival heats up Albany

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014
Because of forecasts of heavy rain, the city of Albany moved its jazz festival Saturday from the riverfront arena to a paved lot under Interstate 787 and canceled a planned fireworks show.
 
Childhood star Demi Lovato remains in spotlight

Childhood star Demi Lovato remains in spotlight

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014
Demi Lovato lives her life in a fishbowl with every week bringing new headlines about what she’s wearing, who she’s dating, who she’s feuding with, her mental state and what she looks like in a bikini.
 

Joshua Bell will play with ASO for season opener

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014
The person most looking forward to the Albany Symphony Orchestra’s first concert of the season on Saturday, which will feature acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell, is the orchestra’s music director, David Alan Miller.
 
Outdoor events dwindle as summer ends

Outdoor events dwindle as summer ends

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014
The sun sets before evening show times these days, as outdoor music events get scarce. Music mostly moves indoors, now.
 
ALBANY

Review: Cobham shows again fusion still lives

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
Review: Want the fountain of youth? Ask Billy Cobham, who turned back the clock 40 years Saturday night at The Egg to play tunes from his classic "Spectrum" album.
 

Fall Arts preview: Classical music (with schedule)

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
Best bets for fall from classical music writer Geraldine Freedman.
 

Fall Arts preview: Jazz (with schedule)

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
Tim Coakley offers his best bets for jazz shows this fall.
 

Fall Arts preview: Popular music (with schedule)

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
Michael Hochanadel gives his best bets for popular music this fall.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

No-nonsense Aldean tops ‘bro-country’ bill at SPAC

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
Friday night saw two of the “bro-country” phenomenon’s biggest acts — Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line — draw a huge crowd to the venue on the last weekend of its pop concert season.
 
Jamalot tour, drummer Cobham on tap

Jamalot tour, drummer Cobham on tap

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
Making almost perfect music that swung, jazz-wise, more than it rocked, Steely Dan has changed and changed again since taking over the radio in 1972. And the group's Jamalot Ever After Tour that rolls into SPAC on Friday features 11 studio-perfect and road-seasoned players and singers.
 
Steely Dan to bring always-eclectic mix to SPAC

Steely Dan to bring always-eclectic mix to SPAC

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
Donald Fagen, Walter Becker and their backing musicians — collectively known as 1970s favorites Steely Dan — will play the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Sunday.
 
 

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