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Toshi Reagon brings message to Music Hall

TROY

Toshi Reagon brings message to Music Hall

While Toshi Reagon is OK with all the Pete Seeger questions she gets from people, she’d prefer to talk about Seeger’s wife, Toshi. “I was named Toshi, so like I tell people, ‘they were both really important people in my life,’ ” said Reagon, who, along with her band BIGLovely, will perform at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall tonight at 7:30.

Thai guitarist creates mood by varying tempo

Thai guitarist creates mood by varying tempo

Thai guitarist Ekachai Jearakul gave a recital Sunday evening at The College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts as the first Asian to win the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition.

Chaka Khan, Chick Corea to head Freihofer’s Jazz Fest

Chaka Khan, Chick Corea to head Freihofer’s Jazz Fest

SARATOGA SPRINGS — “Queen of Funk” Chaka Khan will headline the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, set for Saturday June 25 and Sunday June 26 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

ALBANY

Deer Tick’s toned-down show sticks to Egg crowd

Deer Tick's logo of a large deer tick loomed on the Egg stage Friday night. A repulsive sight at first, it took on a different meaning as the night wore on. The music would cling to you after the show, but it wasn’t something one needed to scrape off.

Two acts added to Countryfest on July 9

Two acts added to Countryfest on July 9

Thompson Square and Charles Kelley have been added to the lineup for Countryfest, Townsquare Media announced today.

Frank Sinatra Jr., faithful keeper of his father's flame, dead at 72

Frank Sinatra Jr., faithful keeper of his father's flame, dead at 72

Some sons run from their fathers. Others ride their fathers' coattails. Frank Sinatra Jr., who died Wednesday of a heart attack at 72, charted an even rockier middle course.

Willie Nile had way more than a good night

Willie Nile had way more than a good night

Willie Nile rocked WAMC’s The Linda last Saturday; an extra-cool show I’d have loved even if he hadn’t honored me with a great shout-out.

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.

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