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Felicia Collins thrills hometown Schenectady crowd

SCHENECTADY

Felicia Collins thrills hometown Schenectady crowd

Felicia Collins followed her muse with blues and soul in the final Music Haven concert of the season.

Review: Last Alive at Five show stuck in the '80s

ALBANY

Review: Last Alive at Five show stuck in the '80s

For a free concert it took a while to feel like we were getting our money’s worth.

Philadelphia Orchestra, Peters in magical SPAC opener

The Philadelphia Orchestra sounded sensational in its season opener Wednesday night at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

Tedeschi Trucks lead thunderous night of R&B at SPAC

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Tedeschi Trucks lead thunderous night of R&B at SPAC

The 12-piece Tedeschi Trucks Band expanded to 21 players and singers for thunderous, joyful encores Wednesday at Saratoga, including most members of opening acts Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and Doyle Bramhall II

Cassics to covers, Heart keeps fans at Palace excited

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Cassics to covers, Heart keeps fans at Palace excited

After all these years Heart doesn't usually try to do anything new — but this show had a surprise at the end.

Fun-loving Brad Paisley gets in some serious riffs

Fun-loving Brad Paisley gets in some serious riffs

Brad Paisley is one of country music’s biggest stars. He’s also its biggest jokester, known for campy videos and a mischievous nature.

A week filled with new music at Tanglewood

LENOX, Mass. — To honor its 75th anniversary, Tanglewood Music Center broke the bank, commissioning a whopping 32 pieces to be threaded through its summer concerts.

Watson provides rowdy, fun-filled night

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Watson provides rowdy, fun-filled night

Dale Watson’s “Ameripolitan” country music came to WAMC’s The Linda Monday night to a packed, standing-room only audience.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Opera sheds light on wounds of war

"The Long Walk," a two-act opera, which had its world premiere Friday night at the Spa Little Theatre, is based on Brian Castner’s 2012 memoir of the same name. Castner served in Iraq as the explosive ordnance disposal unit captain and this book was written after he’d been home for at least two years.

BSO's opening weekend at Tanglewood offers classics, surprises

LENOX, Mass.

BSO's opening weekend at Tanglewood offers classics, surprises

There have been musical activities at Tanglewood for a couple of weeks now, but this past weekend was the true opening of what the Berkshire Mountains estate is famous for: three Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts with renowned soloists and classical repertory.

Song and dance blend magically in outdoor production

Opera Saratoga’s grand experiment to present Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” outside at the National Museum of Dance’s courtyard was an impressive, audacious, highly theatrical experience at Monday’s opening night.

Sawyer Fredericks to perform at State Fair on Sept. 5

Sawyer Fredericks to perform at State Fair on Sept. 5

National singing champion Sawyer Fredericks is returning to his New York roots again, this time as a headliner at the 2015 New York State Fair in Syracuse.

David Crosby digs deep in intimate show at Egg

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David Crosby digs deep in intimate show at Egg

David Crosby sings, tells stories at Egg as part of an intimate acoustic tour.

Novalima’s Peruvian fusion lights up Proctors GE

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Novalima’s Peruvian fusion lights up Proctors GE

Making the very best of a rain-site move from Central Park, Novalima filled Proctors GE Theatre with throbbing, irresistible Afro-Peruvian-electronica Sunday.

Saratoga Jazz Festival lives up to reputation

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Jazz Festival lives up to reputation

Cuban conga player Pedrito Martinez told the audience from the main stage at the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival Saturday that it was “the best jazz festival on the whole entire planet.” Quite a compliment. Many, particularly those who continuously come every year for decades, would probably agree.

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.

Boston Early Music delivers a stunning 'Orfeo'

Boston Early Music Festival’s performance of Monteverdi’s “Orfeo” Sunday afternoon at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center was exceptional. It was the kind of production that members of the capacity crowd will long remember.

Phish bassist Gordon shares the love at Egg

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Phish bassist Gordon shares the love at Egg

Backed by a four-piece band, Mike Gordon hit The Egg as part of his brief tour to support his 2014 solo album “Overstep” and recent EP “The Last Step” before he rejoins Phish on tour later this summer.

Ginger Baker brings 'Confusion' to Egg

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Ginger Baker brings 'Confusion' to Egg

Well into his 70s, Ginger Baker no longer plays like he did during his famed Cream and Blind Faith days. Nor does he care to.

Ne’imah chorus, Aronson entertain in salute to Jewish music

Ne’imah Jewish Community Chorus closed its 23rd season Sunday evening at The Linda with a salute to contemporary Jewish music.

On a cold night, crowd warms to Lady Antebellum

SARATOGA SPRINGS

On a cold night, crowd warms to Lady Antebellum

On Sunday night, Lady Antebellum brought its “Wheels Up” tour to Saratoga Performing Arts Center, plugging songs from the chart topping album “747.”

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