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How “Islamic” is the Islamic State? 2/26/2015 6:50 pm UTC
 Copyright © 2015 The Nation—distributed by Agence GlobalLast week a debate erupted over how “Islamic” the so-called “Islamic State” group (ISIS or ISIL) in Syria and Iraq is, and whether i
Stone Jack Jones 2/26/2015 6:46 pm UTC
  Raised in West Virginia and now living in Nashville, Stone Jack Jones has brought forth his second album, close on the heels of last year’s Ancestor. The 10 songs on Love & Torture are again stee
The Mavericks 2/26/2015 6:42 pm UTC
  They shouldn’t be this happy. This should be their joyless, introspective “dark” album full of loss and regret. Instead, it’s the best dance album you’ve heard this year, and better yet, it sound
Various Artists 2/26/2015 6:39 pm UTC
  Seeking the living heritage of American song, John Lomax visited a number of Southern prisons in 1933 with recording gear in tow. Not the most dignified of scholars—Lomax had a racist streak that
Warming Trend 2/26/2015 6:34 pm UTC
  Mexican Radio, 325 State St., Schenectady, 621-3700. Serving Sun-Thu 11:30-11, Fri-Sat 11:30 AM-midnight. Sunday brunch 11:30-3. AE, D, MC, V. Cuisine: Mexican Entrée price range: $14 (huevos ran
Souvenir 2/26/2015 6:19 pm UTC
  There were a variety of ways a wealthy early-20th-century socialite could express her interest in music, from hosting salons to becoming a patron of the symphony or opera. Manhattan’s Florence Fo
Ashu 2/26/2015 6:16 pm UTC
  Although the saxophone is most closely associated today with jazz and rock & roll, inventor Adolphe Sax clearly had neither genre in mind when he patented the first saxophone design in Paris in t
37th Annual Photography Regional 2/26/2015 6:12 pm UTC
  Beginning this week, the Opalka Gallery will host the 37th Annual Photography Regional, a juried exhibition showcasing established and emerging artists within 150 miles of Albany. This year’s sho
Justin Townes Earle 2/26/2015 6:09 pm UTC
  Alt-country legend Steve Earle gave his son Justin a middle name in tribute to his own mentor, Townes Van Zandt. Although Steve Earle left Justin’s mother when he was 2, Justin eventually played
The Bridge Jazz Festival 2/26/2015 5:55 pm UTC
  This is an exciting idea. When music lovers around here think of jazz festivals, they think of summer; the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and the Massry Center for the Arts have teamed up to bring
On Animation and Workflow 2/26/2015 5:26 pm UTC
  This screening Saturday night at EMPAC is part of a colloquium that brought together “small groups of artists, curators, visual effects specialists, engineers, and theorists to informally discuss
Troy Night Out 2/26/2015 5:23 pm UTC
  It’s a double celebration for this month’s Troy Night Out on Friday. TNO will honor Troy’s connection to the glass creations of Tiffany & Co.—Troy is home to some of the most beautiful surviving
Off the Rails 2/26/2015 4:22 pm UTC
  “It’s not if, it’s when,” repeated a small crowd of activists gathered outside Albany City Hall in frigid temperatures last Thursday. Bearing signs that read “What Will It Take?” and “Is Albany N
Ye Olde ALSO NOTED 2/26/2015 4:17 pm UTC
 Tonight (Thursday), the good times will roll with Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, Mass. (7 PM, $25, $22.50 advance, 413-586-8686). . . . Tomorrow (F
Two Cow Garage 2/26/2015 4:06 pm UTC
  Two Cow Garage are an alt-country band from Ohio who have been compared with Dinosaur Jr. and Nirvana as well as the Jayhawks and Blue Rodeo. “Fierce and edgy,” these guys tour so tirelessly that



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