CARS HOMES JOBS
 
NRBQ, subdudes exude joy, deep grooves

NRBQ, subdudes exude joy, deep grooves

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Saw two of my favorite bands from Saturday to Saturday: NRBQ in Pawtucket and the subdudes at The Egg.
 
Moody Blues ready to bring cosmic message to SPAC

Moody Blues ready to bring cosmic message to SPAC

Thursday, July 31, 2014
The longtime, cosmically inclined drummer for the Moody Blues will relish the chance Monday when the melodious and harmonious British group plays the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
 
Schenectady music scene is looking up
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady music scene is looking up

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The balcony above Johnny’s will be the temporary home of a new summer concert series, which will feature local bands every Monday evening in August.
 
Blumenthal departing, but her music camp lives on

Blumenthal departing, but her music camp lives on

Sunday, July 27, 2014
Pianist Toby Blumenthal is that rare musician with a founding spirit. Wherever she has lived or worked, she has helped to establish successful chamber music series
 
Review: Richie gives SPAC the hits it wants
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Review: Richie gives SPAC the hits it wants

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Early in Friday night’s show at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Lionel Richie told the crowd he “would do all the hits all night long.” This was true.
 
Lionel Richie still bringing in the hits and filling theaters

Lionel Richie still bringing in the hits and filling theaters

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Feel like dancing on the ceiling? Then oh, what a feeling you’ll get on Friday. Lionel Richie is the hot ticket at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and his 7:30 p.m. show promises all the smooth singer’s top tunes.
 
ALBANY

Mars show delights all ages

Monday, July 21, 2014
Bruno Mars is immensely entertaining, and his performance Sunday night at the Times Union Center was a state-of-the-art arena concert. It had the same energy as his half-time show during the Super Bowl, but lasted the whole concert.
 
Review: Tanglewood mixes the familiar with adventurous works
LENOX, Mass.

Review: Tanglewood mixes the familiar with adventurous works

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Review: This was the annual schizophrenic weekend at Tanglewood. The Boston Symphony Orchestra performed iconic Beethoven and Brahms symphonies in the Koussevitzky Music Shed, while elsewhere on the Berkshires estate, fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center presented the Festival of Contemporary Music, with up-to-the-minute chamber works.
 
Mellow Taylor brings intimacy  to SPAC show
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Mellow Taylor brings intimacy to SPAC show

Sunday, July 20, 2014
There were no amazing moments, no jaw-dropping solos, the songs didn’t arc to a crescendo and then fall — instead it was all about pleasant, serene songs, delivered patiently and with clarity.
 

These days are golden for oldies singer Betsy

Sunday, July 20, 2014
ByeGons’ lead vocalist returned
to performing after raising family
 
Chamber music group teaches music, public service
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Chamber music group teaches music, public service

Saturday, July 19, 2014
The Decoda Chamber Music Institute teaches gifted students to share the music in nursing homes, prisons.
 
Decoda Institute brings program to Skidmore
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Decoda Institute brings program to Skidmore

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Three seasons ago, 30 musicians formed the Decoda Chamber Music Institute to offer up to three-week residencies and work with local musicians to give concerts and make connections with audiences who might never have heard live classical music before.
 
Timberlake gives good, clean show in Albany
ALBANY

Timberlake gives good, clean show in Albany

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Justin Timberlake delivered a fast-paced, high-energy show of nonstop dancing and singing against a backdrop of incessant video — mostly animated and enormous — and staccato lights.
 
Taylor returning to SPAC after 11 years

Taylor returning to SPAC after 11 years

Thursday, July 17, 2014
James Taylor had been such a dependable summer presence in the area, it’s startling to hear that Saturday’s return to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center is his first in 11 years.
 
Bruno Mars tour to erupt in sound, smoke, song at TU Center

Bruno Mars tour to erupt in sound, smoke, song at TU Center

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Mars attacks on Sunday.
 
 

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