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Dianne Reeves 10/17/2014 8:33 pm UTC
  There’s no dispute. Dianne Reeves is one of the great singers today—and we’re not qualifying this with “great jazz singer.” She’s coming to the Mahaiwe on Sunday night with a band including Geral
Albany Symphony Orchestra 10/17/2014 8:30 pm UTC
  Maestro David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony welcome pianist Joyce Yang (left) for a gala performance at the Palace Saturday night centered on Tchaikovsky’s sixth symphony. The “Pathetique,”
The Milk Carton Kids, Sarah Jarosz 10/17/2014 8:27 pm UTC
  Sarah Jarosz is a multi-Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist whose music straddles folk and Americana; the Milk Carton Kids, also Grammy-nominated, are a young flatpicking har
Drive-By Truckers 10/17/2014 8:24 pm UTC
  Alt-country, Southern rock. Call it what you want, these guys have a song called “Shit Shots Count.” Which is awesome. Straight from the Deep South, the DBTs record in analog; their first two alb
Also noted 10/17/2014 7:55 pm UTC
  Friday, Habana Sax will bring their synthesis of Afro-Cuban, Latin and American jazz to the Egg (7:30 PM, $24, 473-1845). . . . Also Friday, Amon Amarth will bring “melodic death metal” from Swed 10/17/2014 7:42 pm UTC
  Jacob’s Pillow the venue may be closed for the season, but Jacob’s Pillow the arts organization has joined forces with MASS MoCA to bring Kyle Abraham’s company to North Adams t
Steven Wright 10/17/2014 7:37 pm UTC
  Steven Wright, the “king of deadpan,” brings his unforgettable voice, expert timing and laconic wit to the Egg Friday. Like any working comic worth his salt, he has a recent Grammy-nominated albu
The Liar 10/16/2014 6:16 pm UTC
  The Liar, a classic French farce by Pierre Corneille and adapted by David Ives, will bring the laughs to Schenectady Civic Playhouse beginning tomorrow night (Friday). Set in Paris in the late 16
Dining Guide 10/16/2014 6:09 pm UTC
AfghanAfghan Kabab Express305 Central Ave., Albany, 487-4159. Kababs and gyros (chicken, lamb or beef), falafel and even burgers and wings are on a menu where sandwiches average $6 and many
Richard Thompson, the Mastersons 10/16/2014 4:54 pm UTC
  Part of my deal here at Metroland is a requirement that I check in with Richard Thompson every couple of years to see how he’s doing. I’m pleased to report that Richard Thompson continues to be d
How We Do It 10/16/2014 4:51 pm UTC
  Why is Jack’s Oyster House open 365 days a year? You might expect that from a diner or a Dunkin’ Donuts, but why Jack’s, an elegant downtown Albany restaurant that has been in business for 101 ye
Leave Nothing on the Table 10/16/2014 4:43 pm UTC
  As an arrogant waiter working at a fancy Westchester County eatery nearly 40 years ago, I helped institute a policy of writing a 20-percent gratuity onto every check. We believed that we were off
Transformers 10/16/2014 4:36 pm UTC
  Six years or so ago, the talented-but-phony street artist Shepard Fairey came up with the Obama Hope poster. It was everywhere, there were even websites where you could “hope-i-fy” your own image
Lacks Bite 10/16/2014 1:13 pm UTC
  Dracula Untold is about Vlad III, the Wallachian warlord who was immortalized by Bram Stoker in Dracula, though Stoker used only a few details about the bloodthirsty ruler in his vampire horror s
Lewis Black 10/16/2014 1:06 pm UTC
  Lewis Black is angry. Really angry. In fact, he’s angry by profession. The title of his latest tour, The Rant Is Due, is a pun on the various national political reckonings we face, and his prefer



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