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Fun-loving Brad Paisley gets in some serious riffs

Fun-loving Brad Paisley gets in some serious riffs

Monday, July 27, 2015
Brad Paisley is one of country music’s biggest stars. He’s also its biggest jokester, known for campy videos and a mischievous nature.
 

A week filled with new music at Tanglewood

Sunday, July 26, 2015
LENOX, Mass. — To honor its 75th anniversary, Tanglewood Music Center broke the bank, commissioning a whopping 32 pieces to be threaded through its summer concerts.
 
Summer concerts have it all -- for free
CAPITAL REGION

Summer concerts have it all -- for free

Friday, July 24, 2015
If you’re looking for entertainment and your wallet is feeling a bit thin, summer is the time for you. You could go to a free concert almost every night of the week, and most nights have your pick of shows. Country music? Zydeco? The best ngoni player in West Africa?
 
Def Leppard bringing triple-threat tour to SPAC
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Def Leppard bringing triple-threat tour to SPAC

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Def Leppard, with Styx and Tesla, are on a "triple-threat tour" and will play the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Friday, July 24.
 
Steeleye Span brings updated folk sound to Music Haven
SCHENECTADY

Steeleye Span brings updated folk sound to Music Haven

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Thirty-eight years and 25 studio albums after it was founded, Steeleye Span is still on the road and on the stage. An ambitious summer tour that has already taken the band through Canada will stop at Schenectady on Sunday for a gig in Central Park and the Music Haven Concert Series.
 
Rival Galaxies ready for first Alive at Five gig
NISKAYUNA

Rival Galaxies ready for first Alive at Five gig

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Rival Galaxies’ introduction into the Alive at Five lineup is a natural next step for a band whose local name recognition has been growing steadily since forming in 2012
 
Watson provides rowdy, fun-filled night
ALBANY

Watson provides rowdy, fun-filled night

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Dale Watson’s “Ameripolitan” country music came to WAMC’s The Linda Monday night to a packed, standing-room only audience.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Opera sheds light on wounds of war

Monday, July 13, 2015
"The Long Walk," a two-act opera, which had its world premiere Friday night at the Spa Little Theatre, is based on Brian Castner’s 2012 memoir of the same name. Castner served in Iraq as the explosive ordnance disposal unit captain and this book was written after he’d been home for at least two years.
 
BSO's opening weekend at Tanglewood offers classics, surprises
LENOX, Mass.

BSO's opening weekend at Tanglewood offers classics, surprises

Monday, July 13, 2015
There have been musical activities at Tanglewood for a couple of weeks now, but this past weekend was the true opening of what the Berkshire Mountains estate is famous for: three Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts with renowned soloists and classical repertory.
 
Ex-Yankee great Williams set for SummerNight
SCHENECTADY

Ex-Yankee great Williams set for SummerNight

Thursday, July 9, 2015
The music of New York Yankees legend Bernie Williams — and several local acts — will fill downtown Friday night for Schenectady County’s 10th annual SummerNight.
 
ALBANY

Alive at Five moved to rain site tonight

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Tonight's Alive at Five concert will be held at Corning Preserve Boat Launch, due to forecasted rain.
 

Voice teacher urged Cammarota to pursue singing career

Thursday, July 9, 2015
More than 10 years after Corine Salon helped Marco Cammarota get the lead in “Fiddler on the Roof” at Mohonasen High School, she’ll be sitting in the audience at Glimmerglass Opera this summer watching him play Malcolm in Verdi’s “Macbeth.”
 
Rotterdam singer among Young Artists at Glimmerglass

Rotterdam singer among Young Artists at Glimmerglass

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Marco Cammarota, a member of Mohonasen High School’s Class of 2005, is one of 52 Young Artists at Glimmerglass opera.
 
Ex-Yankee Bernie Williams headlines ‘SummerNight’
SCHENECTADY

Ex-Yankee Bernie Williams headlines ‘SummerNight’

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Baseball fans and music fans alike can root for Bernie Williams on stage Friday, as he and his All-Star Band headline the 10th annual Schenectady County SummerNight. Performers will play on three stages, starting at 5:15 p.m.
 
Bentley, Corbin, among stars at Countryfest
SCHAGHTICOKE

Bentley, Corbin, among stars at Countryfest

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Dierks Bentley, Easton Corbin and Eric Paslay are among the acts performing at WGNA’s 22nd annual “Countryfest 2015” romp Saturday at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds.
 
 

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