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Weekend of holiday concerts on tap
CAPITAL REGION

Weekend of holiday concerts on tap

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
There’s a plethora of concerts beginning Friday that will give holiday music fans all kinds of options.
 
SCHENECTADY

Review: Slambovians' eclectic sounds bring friends to Eighth Step

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
Review: It’s not easy to pigeonhole the Grand Slambovians, a band that could fit in at a folk festival, a Renaissance fair or on the jam-band scene. But “fit in” is not the best phrase to use describing the Slambovians.
 
Elizabeth McGovern shows musical side
ALBANY

Elizabeth McGovern shows musical side

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
Actress Elizabeth McGovern, one of the stars of the PBS hit “Downton Abbey,” is hard at work on another artistic career, fronting a folk-rock band called Sadie and the Hotheads.
 
Holiday concerts pouring in

Holiday concerts pouring in

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
Celebrating the holidays starts early this year for many musical organizations. Unfortunately, most of them will have concerts on the same day. So, unless you’re a fan of a specific group, it might be the toss of a coin that decides which concert to attend.
 
Fiery J. Geils sets stage for Seger’s classic hits
ALBANY

Fiery J. Geils sets stage for Seger’s classic hits

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
Peter Wolf pranced around the stage, like a kid still. Seger still had force behind that raspy voice — and he was not afraid to yell.
 
TROY

Dorian quintet veers from standard repertoire

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
The Dorian Wind Quintet, one of the preeminent wind quintets in the world, performed Saturday night before a large crowd at Emma Willard’s Kiggins Hall as part of the Friends of Chamber Music series.
 

O.A.R. keeps it simple, smooth with reggae-infused tunes

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014
Many of the band’s others songs are vocal-driven pop — good songs on the stronger side of radio airplay. But the Jamaican dance grooves set the band apart, and Wednesday night’s show at the Palace affirmed this.
 

Super Soul Fest one reason to be thankful

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
We have plenty to be thankful for, apart from not having Buffalo’s weather. Even in this holiday stretch, we have lots of live music here while the kids are home from wherever and need a night out.
 
Trans-Siberian Orchestra opens ‘The Christmas Attic’

Trans-Siberian Orchestra opens ‘The Christmas Attic’

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
Paul O’Neill likes the early Christmas rush.
 

Menzel to perform at Tanglewood in August

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Singer Idina Menzel will be coming to Tanglewood in August as part of her 2015 world tour.
 

Cline, Lage create harmonious conversation on guitars

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
Two men walked onstage at The Egg’s Swyer Theatre Thursday night and conversed with brilliant wit, imagination and virtuoso expressiveness: They did this with guitars.
 

British quartet brings clean, precise sound to Union chapel

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
The excellent British Doric String Quartet made its debut Thursday night at Union College’s Memorial Chapel as part of the Union College Concert Series.
 
Octavos, Oratorio Society to give weekend concerts

Octavos, Oratorio Society to give weekend concerts

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
On Saturday, Octavo Singers will present the music of J.S. Bach and John Rutter and on Sunday the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society will offer pieces by Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Mozart.
 
Guitar virtuosos are in lineup at The Egg

Guitar virtuosos are in lineup at The Egg

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
The Egg in Albany is guitar central this week. The parade of virtuosos starts tonight when Nels Cline duets with Julian Lage.
 
Young Amsterdam pianist to play Carnegie Hall

Young Amsterdam pianist to play Carnegie Hall

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
Amsterdam High senior Rita Francesca Loffredo is a talented pianist, but unlike many other 16-year-olds she’s never had the urge to join a rock ’n’ roll band.
 
 

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