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Orchestra musicians play ‘grassical’ in Saratoga 'pop-up'
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Orchestra musicians play ‘grassical’ in Saratoga 'pop-up'

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
The string band in the Druthers Brewing courtyard Wednesday afternoon played with the foot-tapping propulsive rhythms and Appalachian melancholy of great bluegrass music.
 
British band Life in Film sounds off on 'Jangle Pop'

British band Life in Film sounds off on 'Jangle Pop'

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
Life in Film, featuring lead singer Samuel Fry, bassist Dominic Sennett and drummer Micky Osment to The Hollow in Albany on Saturday. The show is sponsored by Vermont alternative radio station WEQX.
 
Beach House bringing dream pop to Upstate hall
CLIFTON PARK

Beach House bringing dream pop to Upstate hall

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
Beach House -- Victoria Legrand and her musical soulmate, Alex Scally -- are on tour promoting their newest album, “Depression Cherry,” coming out Friday, Aug. 21, on the Sub Pop label.
 
Poe namesake a fixture at Oldcastle Theatre

Poe namesake a fixture at Oldcastle Theatre

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
Gary Allan Poe, starring in "Black Comedy" at Oldcastle Theatre in Bennington, Vermont, was involved in the formation of the company more than 40 years ago.
 
5 Seconds of Summer: We're not a boy band!

5 Seconds of Summer: We're not a boy band!

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
Luke and the boys of 5SOS HATE that description.
 
Tech Tips: Stuff you didn't know you could do on Facebook
NEW YORK

Tech Tips: Stuff you didn't know you could do on Facebook

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
Did you know you can add a pronunciation guide to your name on Facebook? Overlay colorful text on the photos you post? How about mark the end of a relationship without your 500 closest friends getting notified?
 
Rarely heard works delight Chamber Society crowd
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Rarely heard works delight Chamber Society crowd

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
One of the missions of the Chamber Music Society is to present pieces that are overlooked gems, worthy masterpieces or just unusual.
 
Networks, stars to raise awareness for education
NEW YORK

Networks, stars to raise awareness for education

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015
The four largest broadcast networks will simultaneously air a fundraising special for education next month featuring Stephen Colbert, Scarlett Johansson and other celebrity entertainers.
 
SCHENECTADY

Mel Brooks coming to Proctors

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015
Veteran film director and funny man Mel Brooks will appear on the Main Stage at Proctors at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16.
 
'Van Gogh and Nature' beckon at Clark Art Institute
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.

'Van Gogh and Nature' beckon at Clark Art Institute

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015

Vincent Van Gogh would be happy at The Clark Art Institute. He could admire the mountain views, gaze at a profusion of pink flowers in the lily pond and wander around the museum’s 140 acres.
 
Tanglewood weekend offers almost too much to see?
LENOX, Mass.

Tanglewood weekend offers almost too much to see?

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015
Tanglewood's weekend concerts included a farewell, and an award, for TMC conductor John Oliver'.
 
Metal crossover muddies Gilbert's show at SPAC
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Metal crossover muddies Gilbert's show at SPAC

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015
Country star Brantley Gilbert, playing at SPAC Sunday night, crossed over into hard rock and heavy metal so much that any elements of country music were often indistinguishable in the music, aside from the standard bro-country lyrics worshiping small towns, jacked-up trucks and all-night parties.
 
'Star Wars' themed lands planned at Disney parks
ANAHEIM, Calif.

'Star Wars' themed lands planned at Disney parks

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015
Disney theme parks have their sights on a galaxy far, far away.
 
Arthur’s Market ‘Peace’ fest brings rock, blues to Stockade

Arthur’s Market ‘Peace’ fest brings rock, blues to Stockade

Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015
Before musician Jimy Graham started in on a Jimi Hendrix tune Saturday afternoon at Arthur’s Market, he took a small break to joke about the excessive selfie-taking by the young man and woman sitting directly in front of him.
 

Choreography fails to serve ‘Midsummer Night's Dream’ story

Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015
Mother Nature was on the side of the Ajkun Ballet Theatre on Friday night. But the choreography put a damper on Shakespeare's classic 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' outside The Egg.
 
 

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