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Cultural Commentary With Shawn Stone

Movie posters for Rocketman, MIB: International, The Dead Don't Die, and Echo in the Canyon

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: "Echo in the Canyon," "The Dead Don’t Die," "Men in Black: International," "Rocketman"


  • Quiet Riot, Bad Mothers - Alive at 5, Jennings Landing, Corning Preserve, Albany, Thursday 6/27, 5 PM
  • Buck Meek - Hangar On the Hudson, Troy, Thursday 6/27, 8 PM
  • Madison VanDenburg, Moriah Formica - Times Union Center, Albany, Friday 6/28, 7:30 PM
  • Toad the Wet Sprocket - The Egg, Albany, Friday 6/28, 8 PM
  • Old Songs Folk Festival - 30+ performers including Emma’s Revolution, Bill Staines, Sharon Katz & The Peace Train - Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, Friday 6/28, 2 PM-1 AM; Saturday 6/29, 9 AM-1 AM; Sunday 6/30, 9 AM-7 PM
  • The Boxcar Lilies, Carolann Solebello - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Mass., Saturday 6/29, 7 PM
  • Heather Maloney: Soil in the Sky Album Release Show - Helsinki Hudson, Hudson, Saturday 6/29, 9 PM
  • Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, Amphitheatre & Discovery Stage, SPAC, Saratoga Springs - Saturday 6/29, noon: George Benson, James Carter Organ Trio; Sunday 6/30, 11 AM: Norah Jones, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Joshua Redman Quartet
  • Opera Saratoga, Spa Little Theater, SPAC, Saratoga Springs - Saturday 6/29, 7:30 PM: "The Daughter of the Regiment;" Sunday 6/30, 3 PM: Ellen West
  • Shanghai Quartet (music of Dvorak, Tan Dun, Beethoven) - Maverick Concerts, Woodstock, Sunday 6/30, 4 PM

New movies: "Yesterday," "The Last Black Man in San Francisco," "You Can Choose Your Family"

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.