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98-year-old Schenectady drummer shares life in book
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98-year-old Schenectady drummer shares life in book

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
Fred Randall, a 98-year-old percussionist, strings together personal stories that touch on historical figures and moments from the 20th century through today in his new book.
 
Crookston seeks to make folk heritage relevant today

Crookston seeks to make folk heritage relevant today

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
No, says Joe Crookston, he doesn’t necessarily see himself as a 21st century version of Woody Guthrie or Pete Seeger. But he appreciates the comparison.
 
Some venues start season, others rev it up

Some venues start season, others rev it up

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
The Eighth Step, Steamer No. 10’s Eclectic series, and the Sanctuary for Independent Media start new seasons this week, while The Low Beat, The Egg and the Palace rev up theirs.
 
Bands battle it out in downtown Schenectady
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Bands battle it out in downtown Schenectady

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
Six bands competed Saturday in Schenectady County’s inaugural Battle of the Bands, which took over the parking lot at the corner of Liberty Street and Broadway in Schenectady.
 

Vibraphonist Harris leads high-flying young band in classy show

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
Albany-born virtuoso of the vibes, in both senses, Stefon Harris rose to the occasion on Thursday at Proctors GE Theater.
 

Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra will play works for first time

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
The Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra’s season, which opens on Sunday, features several works throughout the year that will be performed for the first time by the group.
 

Pizzarelli, Harris lead a busy jazz weekend

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
I was right to call this Live Jazz Month in a previous Jukebox, but wrong to list the John Pizzarelli Quartet as playing The Egg: They play the Massry Center on Saturday.
 
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Downtown Schenectady to host Battle of the Bands

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
Six local bands will battle Saturday for the chance to play at SummerNight in downtown Schenectady next July.
 
Isaak’s classy concert gets Egg audience up and dancing

Isaak’s classy concert gets Egg audience up and dancing

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
ALBANY — Chris Isaak put on a classy show Tuesday night at The Egg’s Hart Theater. Funny, genuine and mostly sad inside the songs, he moved through more than 20 1950s and early ’60s country-ish tunes.
 
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Ex-SPAC director Herb Chesbrough dies at 67

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
Herb Chesbrough, who served 26 years as executive director of Saratoga Performing Arts Center, died Tuesday evening after battling lymphoma.
 
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Clifton Anderson offers vivacious swing in Schenectady

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Trombonist Clifton Anderson’s effervescent swing perfectly matched the mood of the veteran fans filling A Place for Jazz Friday. Fans brought the cheerful feel of a class reunion to the first show of the longstanding series.
 
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King Crimson rocks Egg with sound, synergy

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
The quintessential prog-rock group King Crimson opened its tour Tuesday night at the Egg’s Hart Theater, the first of two sold-out Egg shows.
 
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.
 
 

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