Timberlake gives good, clean show in 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.

Calder Quartet handles last minute changes with aplomb

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The Calder Quartet, known for its adventuresome virtuosity, is equally at home with last minute needs for versatility. That was clear Monday night at the Luzerne Chamber Music Series: The quartet had to replace its cellist just days earlier, which necessitated a complete change of the scheduled program.
Review: Fresh Phish gives its fans what they want

Review: Fresh Phish gives its fans what they want

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Phish opened its three-night run at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Thursday night with a whimper — “Farm House” — but quickly gained its footing for a strong and fresh set that bodes well for the rest of the SPAC shows.

Review: Martin mixes music, comedy at Palace show

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Bluegrass music may not be the first thing that comes to mind when considering the career of Steve Martin, but the actor and stand-up comedian has made banjo playing a staple of his comedy since the ’70s.

Review: Mendelssohn Club closes out season masterfully

Sunday, May 18, 2014
The Mendelssohn Club closed its 105th concert season Friday night at Chancellor’s Hall with an entertaining program that was expertly prepared.

Review: Confident Legend lives up to name at Proctors

Sunday, May 18, 2014
This was the “All of Me” tour, and it was all about John Legend, song after song, story after story. And for most in the packed theater, two hours was not enough.
Springsteen rocks TU Center with generous show

Springsteen rocks TU Center with generous show

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Bruce Springsteen everybody feel young with simple, stirring music inviting us into a fun, old-school escape. Rock’s reigning master of scale, Springsteen made something huge feel intimate.

Glenn Miller Band preserves the past with smooth hits of the '40s

Saturday, May 10, 2014
The Glen Miller Orchestra opened with its 1939 theme song “Moonlight Serenade,” at the Troy Music Hall Thursday night, following with two sets of more than 20 hits from the 1940s.

Neko Case in control with velvet-voiced persuasion

Friday, May 9, 2014
“How can I make you believe me?” pleaded Neko Case in “This Tornado Loves You,” the second song of her nearly sold-out show on Wednesday at The Egg’s (larger) Hart Theatre.

Concert at SCCC reveals variety of Wery compositions

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
A special concert Monday night at Schenectady County Community College featured five of Brett Wery’s newest works. Wery is a professor of music at the college.

Legendary B.B. King well worth the wait

Saturday, April 19, 2014
It took a while for the 88-year-old B.B. King to enter the stage at the Palace Thursday night after the show started. Then, after 20-plus minutes, before it became too awkward, the lights came on, the fans rose out of their seats, and out came the still dapper King, slowly, step by step, until he reached his seat on center stage.

Brahms concert shows off stamina, eloquence of Ax

Saturday, April 19, 2014
Pianist Emanuel Ax, a fixture on the international scene, returned Thursday night to the Union College Concert Series after a four-year absence to give a masterful recital.

Hilary Hahn’s passion, versatility displayed at Music Hall

Friday, April 18, 2014
Violinist Hilary Hahn has always gone her own way. It’s a path that has garnered her much success and numerous awards, including two Grammy Awards, for a repertoire that spans almost every age and style.

Earthy and ethereal, Rowe and Roohan wow at Hall

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Two exceptional local singers filled the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Saturday: the earthy, roof-rattling Sean Rowe and the heavenly, ethereal Maryleigh Roohan.

Talkative Rzeznik, Goo Goo Dolls in fine, intimate form

Friday, April 11, 2014
John Rzeznik, the front man for the Goo Goo Dolls, came out alone on Wednesday night at The Egg’s sold-out Hart Theater, sat on a stool with his acoustic guitar and started talking.

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