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Brewery concert highlights music of suffragette era

ALBANY

Brewery concert highlights music of suffragette era

The women in this country got the right to vote through the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. For violinist Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, the artistic director of the Musicians of Ma’alwyck, this was a cause to celebrate with a concert on Sunday titled “A Declaration of Sentiments.”

Craig Finn bringing his story songs to Hollow

ALBANY

Craig Finn bringing his story songs to Hollow

Craig Finn, the Minnesota-born songwriter best known as frontman of the alt-rock band The Hold Steady, will be at The Hollow in Albany on Tuesday. Finn is touring with Titus Andronicus, the New Jersey-based punk-rock band improbably named after a Shakespeare tragedy.

Deer Tick will turn it down for acoustic show

ALBANY

Deer Tick will turn it down for acoustic show

Alternative rock band Deer Tick plays an acoustic show Friday at The Egg in Albany.

All-star Weight ready to evoke The Band

TROY

All-star Weight ready to evoke The Band

Playing songs of The Band comes naturally to The Weight, the all-star crew playing on Friday at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Both guitarist Jim Weider and drummer Randy Ciarlante played with The Band that reunited in 1985, minus guitarist Robbie Robertson, nearly a decade after “The Last Waltz.”

Fairground Saints eager to meet their fans

CLIFTON PARK

Fairground Saints eager to meet their fans

The country-pop trio Fairground Saints will be in Clifton Park on Tuesday, opening for Canadian pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen at Upstate Concert Hall.

Jerusalem Orchestra, young prodigy, delight audience

The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra wowed the crowd Monday night in its debut at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in a well-chosen program that was enlivened by a miracle of a 13-year-old cello prodigy.

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Peter Frampton coming to Albany

ALBANY

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Peter Frampton coming to Albany

Peter Frampton and Lynyrd Skynyrd are coming to the Times Union Center June 3, the first stop on a national summer tour that includes stops in Philadelphia, Detroit and Los Angeles.

ALBANY

Adoring audience gets great show from Bonnie Raitt at Palace

“I can’t believe we get to do this for a living,” said Bonnie Raitt during her sold-out show at the Palace Theatre on Saturday night.

Ebene Quartet brings freshness, wonder to classical repertoire

The Ebene String Quartet gave it everything they had Thursday night at Union College’s Memorial Chapel, turning what might have been a conventional program into a celebration of the unexpected.

Three singers soar in powerful ‘Voices’ concert

ALBANY

Three singers soar in powerful ‘Voices’ concert

Singer-songwriter Patty Griffin came up with the idea for the Use Your Voice 2016 Tour over a year ago as a way to “get people involved in our government again,” she said

WMHT film to spotlight 50 years of SPAC performances

WMHT film to spotlight 50 years of SPAC performances

WMHT-Channel 17 is producing its own 50th anniversary documentary film to help commemorate SPAC’s 50th anniversary.

Celebrating anniversary with Willie Nile show

Celebrating anniversary with Willie Nile show

I plan to celebrate Ticket’s one-year anniversary — and my own 35-year connection — by hitting Willie Nile’s show on Saturday night at WAMC’s Linda (339 Central Ave., Albany).

Rakim headlines Hip Hop Festival at Proctors Friday

SCHENECTADY

Rakim headlines Hip Hop Festival at Proctors Friday

Rakim Allah, a Long Island native, will headline the “I Love Hip Hop Festival” Friday at Proctors.

Mohawk Valley Chorus celebrates 80th year

AMSTERDAM

Mohawk Valley Chorus celebrates 80th year

Community choruses may come and go, but the Mohawk Valley Chorus endures.

Bonnie Raitt heads to Palace with 'Dig in Deep' tour

ALBANY

Bonnie Raitt heads to Palace with 'Dig in Deep' tour

Have guitar, will travel. That’s Bonnie Raitt’s work ethic. The veteran musician is on the road to the Capital Region on Saturday, bringing her “Dig in Deep Tour” to Albany’s Palace Theatre.

George Martin, producer who guided the Beatles, dies at 90

George Martin, producer who guided the Beatles, dies at 90

George Martin, the urbane English record producer who signed the Beatles, died Tuesday.

TROY

Neko Case wanders beautifully in Troy concert

A wanderer from Virginia to the Pacific Northwest (on both sides of the border) to Chicago to Vermont, and from bands to solo work, singer-songwriter Neko Case wandered among the eight albums in her “Truckdriver Gladiator Mule” collection on Saturday at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

More than 20 artists to participate in Caffe Lena benefit Thursday

More than 20 artists to participate in Caffe Lena benefit Thursday

Caffè Lena will hold an “Inn Take Over” event at Saratoga Springs' historic Union Gables Inn from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday to benefit its Campaign for Caffè Lena, the effort to restore and preserve the legendary venue’s 47 Phila Street building.

Miranda Lambert coming to SPAC

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Miranda Lambert coming to SPAC

Country music star Miranda Lambert will play at SPAC on Friday, June 24 as a part of the Keeper of the Flame tour.

McMurtry puts on powerful live show

McMurtry puts on powerful live show

James McMurtry's packed show at The Hangar made us miss the late, great cartoonist John Caldwell

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