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Choruses to sing challenging, uplifting works

Choruses to sing challenging, uplifting works

Choral fans will have plenty to celebrate this weekend because three area choruses will sing fabulous works by Haydn, Mahler, Handel and Vivaldi. The problem is that two of the choruses will perform at the same time on Saturday and the other will have a Sunday concert.

Back on drums, Brucker scores on first album

Back on drums, Brucker scores on first album

Cliff Brucker plays two shows this weekend. He drums with the Joey Thomas Big Band on Friday at the Van Dyck in its annual Sinatra Centennial Salute with singer Bob Father. On Saturday, he plays solo piano at One Caroline Street where his new CD (coming soon to cdbaby.com) will be available.

Judy Collins evolved from classical piano to folk music

Judy Collins evolved from classical piano to folk music

A somewhat academic critic once offered this take on Judy Collins’ voice: “One might say it is nearly vibrato-less, silvery, and equalized in all its registers.”

Rock Renaissance man Peter Wolf still going strong

ALBANY

Rock Renaissance man Peter Wolf still going strong

Peter Wolf, the longtime voice of the J. Geils Band and a guy who has eight solo albums on his resume, will perform on Friday night at The Egg in Albany with The Midnight Travelers, and get opening support from blues-and-country duo Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams.

Just folk: Singer John Gorka happy with the label

SCHENECTADY

Just folk: Singer John Gorka happy with the label

Singer-songwriter John Gorka brings his noble trade to The Eighth Step at Proctors Friday, sharing the stage with melodious and lyrical folk singer Cheryl Wheeler.Show time is 7:30 p.m.

Little sun, but no rain at Albany's Tulip Fest

ALBANY

Little sun, but no rain at Albany's Tulip Fest

The 68th Annual Albany Tulip Fest came on the tail end of a rainy week in the Capital Region, but on Saturday overcast skies never made good on their threat as sizeable crowds moved among the tulip beds or lounged on the grass in Washington Park.

No flash, just solid bluegrass from Tyminski, Bowman

ALBANY

No flash, just solid bluegrass from Tyminski, Bowman

Dan Tyminski and Ronnie Bowman, two big names in bluegrass, both alumni of the Lonesome River Band, played The Egg’s Swyer Theater Friday night.

Escovedo, new trio to rock Cohoes Music Hall

Escovedo, new trio to rock Cohoes Music Hall

Alejandro Escovedo, one of our greatest rockers, plays the Cohoes Music Hall on Wednesday after making his first new album in four years, playing birthday gigs in Austin, New York City and Chicago, and forming a new trio — Brian Standefer, cello, and Sean Giddings, keyboards — for this short tour before the album hits.

Tulip Fest: Jonathan Edwards says there will be ‘Sunshine’

Tulip Fest: Jonathan Edwards says there will be ‘Sunshine’

“It’s really cool to feel the power in that kind of expanse,” says the singer-songwriter of playing outdoors.

Tulip Fest: Langhorne Slim hopes his dream continues

Tulip Fest: Langhorne Slim hopes his dream continues

"When I was a little kid, the first dream I ever had was to play music and make a living doing it," says Langhorne Slim.

Battenkill Chorale to perform bluegrass mass

HOOSICK FALLS

Battenkill Chorale to perform bluegrass mass

Monroe Crossing will perform with the Battenkill Chorale at 7 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at Immaculate Conception Parish, 73 Main St., Hoosick Falls.

Tyminski teams up with pal Bowman for Egg show

Tyminski teams up with pal Bowman for Egg show

Bluegrass musicans Dan Tyminski and Ronnie Bowman will be on stage Friday for an 8 p.m. show at The Egg in Albany.

Wakeling bringing his English Beat to The Egg

ALBANY

Wakeling bringing his English Beat to The Egg

The English Beat, 5he band famous for mixing ska with pop, soul, reggae and funk, is heading to The Egg.

Albany's 'Made in the Shade of The Egg' performers

ALBANY

Albany's 'Made in the Shade of The Egg' performers

The Egg will be hosting 14 performances in its “Made in the Shade of The Egg” series.

Les Paul exhibit at College of Saint Rose

ALBANY

Les Paul exhibit at College of Saint Rose

An interactive exhibit featuring the work of rock legend Les Paul is at The College of Saint Rose today and tomorrow.

Berger bringing his folksy rock to Glens Falls

Berger bringing his folksy rock to Glens Falls

Like Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones used to say, all Marc Berger wants to do is make people tap their feet.

Bastion of folk music toasts its future

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Bastion of folk music toasts its future

Caffe Lena this weekend hosted Folkathon!, a musical festival featuring dozens of artists that is part of their $1.5 million capital campaign in support of the renovation.

PALATINE BRIDGE

Palatine Bridge church concert set on historic organ

There will be a concert celebrating Trinity Lutheran Church’s historic organ at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6 at the church, 5426 Route 10 north.

Get your Beyoncé reading list into formation

Get your Beyoncé reading list into formation

Beyoncé is both propelling and profiting from these conversations about black women's place in the world.

Jazz on Jay back in Schenectady

Jazz on Jay back in Schenectady

Schenectady’s annual Jazz on Jay concert series will kickoff on June 2.

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