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Schenectady Symphony Orchestra offers fun concert timed to Halloween

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Symphony Orchestra offers fun concert timed to Halloween

Halloween came early for the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra on Sunday at Proctors with a full program of appropriate delights, a parade of well-dressed creatures from the large crowd and an orchestra in costumed headgear.

Bob Dylan finally acknowledges Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan finally acknowledges Nobel Prize

After weeks of silence regarding whether he will accept the Nobel Prize for literature, Bob Dylan has returned the Swedish Academy's phone calls. As it turns out, he accepts.

Carrie Underwood turns it up in high-tech show

Carrie Underwood turns it up in high-tech show

The show embraced crunching, in-your-face guitars and over-the-top grandiosity.

Elvis Costello pays tribute to 1982 album in Palace show

Elvis Costello pays tribute to 1982 album in Palace show

“The band sounds wound up and off-hand at the same time,” wrote Elvis Costello in album notes for “Girls Girls Girls” (1976-86 compilation). So it was at the Palace on Wednesday night.

Women performers will hold sway this week

Women performers will hold sway this week

As we contemplate our first woman presidential candidate, how do we note without condescending or implied tokenism that women play most of the cool shows here this week?

Musicians of Ma’alwyck add dance, video art

Musicians of Ma’alwyck add dance, video art

Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, Musicians of Ma’alwyck’s artistic director, was looking for something different to open the group’s seventeenth season. The result is two nights of performances, one of them on Saturday with the Loose Change Dance Collective.

Lost Radio Rounders play (and sing) politics

Lost Radio Rounders play (and sing) politics

Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck, who make up the folk music duo Lost Radio Rounders, are currently in the second half of a 22-stop tour in upstate New York that focuses on political campaign music. They will perform at the Guilderland Library at 2 p.m. on Saturday offering up their current program, “Politics & Patriots,” a historical look at presidential campaign music from George Washington to Franklin Roosevelt.

Gov’t Mule to launch Halloween with a kick

Gov’t Mule to launch Halloween with a kick

Warren Haynes and his band, Gov’t Mule, will play the Palace Theatre in Albany Saturday, with show time scheduled for 8 p.m.

Johnson doesn’t see himself as blues legend

Johnson doesn’t see himself as blues legend

People call Eric Johnson a Texas blues legend. “I don’t know why they do that,” said Johnson, the well-regarded, Grammy award-winning guitarist and pianist who will play an acoustic show Saturday at the Cohoes Music Hall.

Handmade harpsichord fulfills lifelong dream

Handmade harpsichord fulfills lifelong dream

If it were possible for Johann Sebastian Bach to attend the United Methodist Church’s “An Autumn Bachanalia” on Friday night, he would probably smile. The Frobenius Tracker organ and the harpsichord that Rand Reeves just finished building are two types of instruments he would have recognized.

Opera Saratoga taking its tunes on the road

Lawrence Edelson, beginning his third season as artistic and general director of Opera Saratoga, has announced the third “Saratoga Sings for Seniors.” The program is designed to bring opera into the lives of seniors throughout the Capital Region. Starting this weekend, songs will come to 12 retirement communities, senior centers and assisted living facilities.

Kanye West scheduled at the Times Union Center

ALBANY

Kanye West scheduled at the Times Union Center

It's official: Kanye West will be bringing the Saint Pablo Tour to the Times Union Center on December 11.

Eight shows announced for 2017 at Music Hall

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall has announced eight new shows for 2017, including The Wailin Jennys and The Kingston Trio.

Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur lead nominees for Rock Hall of Fame

Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur lead nominees for Rock Hall of Fame

Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Jane’s Addiction and Depeche Mode lead the latest crop of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Albany Symphony Orchestra's 'Roscoe' beautiful, despite length

ALBANY

Albany Symphony Orchestra's 'Roscoe' beautiful, despite length

For the first time, the Albany Symphony Orchestra presented a concert version of an opera Saturday night at the Palace Theatre.

Music Study Club to mark 100 years with Glenville performance

Music Study Club to mark 100 years with Glenville performance

On the afternoon of Nov. 28, 1916, Mrs. Harold M. Mott-Smith, known as Jennie to her friends, had a small gathering at her Bedford Avenue home, and told her husband to make sure he stayed late at the office.

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in literature

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in literature

Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature Thursday for work that the Swedish Academy described as “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”

Folk instrumentalist coming to Eighth Step

Folk instrumentalist coming to Eighth Step

John McCutcheon is a master instrumentalist, and always packs guitar, auto harp, piano, banjo and hammered dulcimer for his concerts.

Fantastic Negrito confronts issues with hope

Fantastic Negrito confronts issues with hope

Check Fantastic Negrito tonight at Cohoes Music Hall (58 Remsen St., Cohoes); our own (Delmar resident) Bryan Thomas opens.

Brian Wilson to perform 'Pet Sounds' in Albany

Brian Wilson to perform 'Pet Sounds' in Albany

Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys is extending his 2017 North American tour and will perform in Albany’s Palace Theatre on April 16.

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