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Cultural Commentary From Shawn Stone For 4/21/16

Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region.

Seen: Midnight Special
Amirtha Kidambi's Elder Ones + Longleash-EMPAC concert hall, Thursday 4/21
Jennifer Nettles  (with Brandy Clark)- Palace, Albany, Friday 4/22
The Shape of Things (Neil Labute, staged reading)- Theater Voices at Steamer No.10, Albany, Friday-Sunday 4/22-24
Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show with Chris Lamberth- Underground at Proctors, Schenectady, Saturday 4/23
John Mellencamp (with Carlene Carter)- Palace, Albany, Saturday 4/23
Stick Men with Tony Levin, Markus Reuter, Pat Mastelotto- Van Dyke, Schenectady, 4/23 Saturday
Emanuel Ax (all-Beethoven program)- Union College Memorial Chapel, Schenectady, Sunday 4/24  3PM
Schenectady Symphony Orchestra (Sibelius, Ravel)- Proctors, Schenectady, Sunday 4/24 3 PM
Loudon Wainwright III- Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Sunday, 4/24
Stop Making Sense- Palace, Albany, Monday 4/25
Robin Trower (plus Closet Classics)- Egg, Albany, Wednesday 4/27
New movies: Elvis and Nixon, Everybody Wants Some!, Miles Ahead, A Hologram For The King, The Huntsman: Winter’s War


Joe talks to people on the radio for a living. In addition to countless impressive human "gets" - he has talked to a lot of Muppets. Joe grew up in Philadelphia, has been on the area airwaves for more than 25 years and currently lives in Washington County, NY with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Brady. And yes, he reads every single book.