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Each Wednesday and Sunday evening at 8 p.m. Live At The Linda brings you some of the best musical acts to grace the stage at The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio. This week features instrumental surf band The Jagaloons from December 2020 and Y La Bamba from May 2018.

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Each Wednesday and Sunday evening at 8 p.m. Live At The Linda brings you some of the best musical acts to grace the stage at The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio. This week features Mark Mulcahy with special guest Philip B. Price from their October 2019 concert.

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Each Wednesday and Sunday evening at 8 p.m. Live At The Linda brings you some of the best musical acts to grace the stage at The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio. This week features The Suitcase Junket from April 2017 and Useless Cans from their March 2016 concert.

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Each Wednesday and Sunday evening at 8 p.m. Live At The Linda brings you some of the best musical acts to grace the stage at The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio. This week features Musicians of Ma’alwyck from January 2021 featured on the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert series and Sten and Maria Z from their October 2019 concert at The Linda: WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio.

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Each Wednesday and Sunday evening at 8 p.m. Live At The Linda brings you some of the best musical acts to grace the stage at The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio. This week we feature Nobody’s Girl and Goodnight Moonshine from their November 2019 concert and a set by Ira Wolf from April 2016.

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Each Wednesday and Sunday evening at 8 p.m. Live At The Linda brings you some of the best musical acts to grace the stage at The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio. This week we feature The Accidentals with special guest Sydney Schizzano from March 2019.

General Manager of The Linda, Carl Blackwood, gives guidance to The Nellies before the show starts.
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Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic seven months ago, many performance venues have had to completely change their business strategy. Our own Performing Arts Studio, The Linda, is no exception. But Monday nights are becoming a bright spot again.

Big Gay Hudson Valley presents “Hung With Care: A Queer Holiday Burlesque Spectacular” on Friday, November 29th at The Linda in Albany, New York and on Saturday, November 30th at The Rosendale Theatre in Rosendale, New York. The show will also be performed twice in early December at 3 Dollar Bill in Brooklyn.

The 7th annual shows feature performances from New York City’s premier cabaret artists with specialties ranging from burlesque to dance to circus acts and more.

We are joined by New York city nightlife legend and singer Shelly Watson and Big Gay Hudson Valley Co-Founder Stephan Hengst.

The WCI Film Festival in Albany, New York features “Food on Film.” Their Food Symposium will be held November 7 on UAlbany’s Downtown Campus. Guests include authors, artists, podcasters, cosplayers, business owners, and professors.

Then, from November 8-10 at The Linda they will screen a diverse selection of international films, short lectures, open discussions, artistic creations, and other events including Tony Shalhoub, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner and star of "Wings," "Monk," "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," and "Big Night," who will be the keynote guest.

Professor Rae Muhlstock of the Writing and Critical Inquiry Program at the University at Albany is the festival organizer.

Ken Maiuri / markmulcahy.com

Mark Mulcahy is best known for his bands Miracle Legion and Polaris – the latter, a fictional group found in the world of 90’s Nickelodeon show “The Adventures of Pete & Pete.” He’s also a solo artist, and is touring behind a new album called “The Gus.” Before his October 10th concert at The Linda – WAMC’s performing arts studio in Albany – Mulcahy spoke with WAMC about songwriting, his lyrics, and coming up in New Haven, Connecticut in the 1980’s.

This Thursday at 7:30 - The Rochmon Record Club will converge at The Linda – WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio to listen, learn about and discuss the classic 1976 album “Hotel California” by the Eagles.

“Hotel California” marked a shift in sound for the easy going southern Californian rockers and remains the Eagles best-selling original album. “Hotel California” is the first Eagles album to feature the legendary Joe Walsh on guitar and his presence is felt all over the record.

The Listening Party begins with a live audio & video presentation by Chuck Vosganian aka “Rochmon” and he joins us.

The great Pete Seeger would have been 100 years old tomorrow, were we lucky enough to still have him with us. WAMC is hosting a celebration of Pete with folk musician Happy Traum. The concert will be at The Linda – WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio in Albany, New York tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. Happy will perform songs he learned from Pete - traditional folk ballads, songs of love and protest, and some of Pete’s iconic compositions.

Tickets are available for a $100 pledge to WAMC and the event proceeds will support WAMC's June Locked Box.

Two anonymous donors have made up to 15 tickets available for those who can't afford the pledge. Please call 800 323 9262 to claim one of those tickets while supplies last. 

The Front Parlor Series began in February 2011. Front Parlor is held twice a month in Troy and in Albany and features storytellers and comedians from the Capital Region and beyond. Storytellers share witty, honest, terrifying, compelling, and sometimes sorrowful tales from their own personal lives and observations. The 8th Anniversary show happens this Friday at 8PM at The Linda – WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio and Front Parlor will feature 5 brilliant storytellers.

To tell us more we welcome local artist, storyteller, and corporate educator Gregor Wynnyczuk, producer of the show Jamie Thompson, and stand-up comedian Jeff Simmermon -- who has been featured on The Moth, This American Life, The Risk Podcast, and in his own show "And I Am Not Lying Variety Show" at the Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC.

Photographer Tom Brenner shows his work at the Linda as part an In Focus event, a collaboration between WAMC and the non-profit Albany Documentary Works
Patrick Dodson

Last weekend, freelance photographer Tom Brenner was the subject of an In Focus conversation, a collaboration between the non-profit Albany Documentary Works and WAMC.

Could Pennsylvania become a model for nationwide gerrymandering reform?  A movie coming to Albany tomorrow examines the issue.

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

This morning we will dissect the midterms to discuss the big winners and the losers of yesterday’s balloting. What was expected, what wasn’t and the all-important question – now what? We have a special extended Panel live at The Linda. 

Panelists:
• Judith Enck – Former Regional EPA Administrator
• Malcolm Nance – Bestselling Author & MSNBC Commentator
• Libby Post – Political Consultant
• Sarah Rogerson – Albany Law School Professor of Law & Director, Immigration Law Clinic
• Jenn Smith – Berkshire Eagle Reporter
• Mike Spain – Associate Editor of the Times Union

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Mary Gauthier

When we last spoke with the musician Mary Gauthier a year ago, she was engaged in a sprawling new project — taking the words of America’s war veterans and making songs out of them. The raw lyrics and personal reflections form the backbone of Gauthier’s new album, her 10th: "Rifles and Rosary Beads." authier will be taking the songs and more from her terrific catalog on the road in the coming weeks, including several dates in our listening area.

1/19/18 Panel

Jan 19, 2018

       The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists for our special RTPanel at The Linda discussing the events of the first year of the Trump administration are:
Alan Chartock, President and CEO of WAMC
Joe Bonilla, Communications Specialist
Theresa Bourgeois, Communications Specialist
Chris Churchill, Times Union columnist
Judith Enck, former EPA Regional Administrator
Rich Honen, Corporate Attorney
J.P. Miller, Founder/Publisher of the Empire Report New York
Aaron Pacitti, Siena College Economics Professor
Jenn Smith, Berkshire Eagle Reporter
David Soares, Albany County District Attorney

The Northeast Filmmakers Lab is a non-competitive forum for filmmakers and movie goers seeking to interact with industry guests centered around character driven stories.  Past Film Talks and Screenings include films and filmmakers from the US, Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia, as well, top regional filmmakers from Upstate New York. 

The Northeast Filmmakers Lab 4th Edition takes place all over the Capital Region – including The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio - November 9-12. Events include film talks, screenings, industry mixers, parties and more.

We are joined by Michael Camoin, founding director of Northeast Filmmakers Lab; filmmaker Susan Robbins who made the film “Lee’s 88 Keys” about Lee Shaw; and Allen Chou, President of Passion River Films.

The all female singer-songwriter tour, Steady On: Celebrating Lilith Fair at 20 will come to The Linda - WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio on Saturday at 8pm.

Sharon Goldman, Lara Herscovitch, Amy Soucy, and Sloan Wainwright will play songs made famous at Lilith Fair in the late 90s along with their own music. Sharon Goldman and Sloan Wainwright join us.

Democrats Sheehan, Commisso and McLaughlin
Composite Image by Dave Lucas (WAMC)

Ahead of the pivotal September 12 primary, three leading Democrats aspiring to get the party nod in the race for mayor of Albany are debating for the first time tonight.

WAMC composite image by Dave Lucas

Democrats in Albany appear to favor incumbent Mayor Kathy Sheehan for another term as mayor. Figures are in from a new Spectrum News/Siena College poll.

6/15/17 Panel

Jun 15, 2017

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today we are live at The Linda with an audience of WAMC members.

Today’s panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Communications Consultant Theresa Bourgeois, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld and -- our special guest -- counter-terrorism expert, best-selling author, and MSNBC commentator Malcolm Nance.

Bobby Sweet at The Linda
Sarah LaDuke

Bobby Sweet is a sixth-generation musician. He began performing at age 7 in his father’s band and has shared the bill with many top country and folk artists, including Martin Sexton, Arlo Guthrie, and Pete Seeger.

Bobby’s new album, All These Changes, will be released on June 11th.  The Colonial Theater in Pittsfield, MA will host the CD Release concert that night at 7 p.m.  And Bobby will be appearing with the BSweet Band.

Bobby Sweet joins us at The Linda to share some new songs and talk a little. 

Rosemary Armao
Eric Korenman

Today's Panel is a special send-off event for Rosemary Armao.

In this two-hour broadcast live from The Linda, Alan Chartock, Joe Donahue, and Rosemary are joined in the first hour by Mike Spain, Libby Post, and Ira Fusfeld, and in the second hour by Rich Honen, Barbara Smith, and Theresa Bourgeois. 

Veteran New York City songwriter Garland Jeffreys has done it all. His discography stretches back to the 1960s, when he met Lou Reed before The Velvet Underground and played at countless Manhattan nightclubs.

He's been called an edgy urban poet, the sound of New York, a confessional singer-songwriter and an explorer of the links between rock, race and rebellion. His Atlantic Records version of "Wild in the Streets" has become an anthem for skaters, and he's been featured in Martin Scorsese's documentary on blues music.

He has just released his latest album, 14 Steps To Harlem, his third in six years. He will be at The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio in Albany, NY on Saturday night.

Alice Guy-Blaché was the first female film director and the first film studio owner. She made her first film, by her own account, in 1896 at age 23. She went on to write, direct, or produce more than 1,000 films.

Upstate Women in Film and Television (UPWIFT) will present a selection of films by Alice Guy-Blaché at the Rosendale Theater in Rosendale, NY on Wednesday, November 30th; at The Linda in Albany, NY on Friday, December 2nd; and at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck on Sunday, December 11th.

Part of the presentations will be a Skype Q&A with producer and director Pamela Green, who is currently making a feature full-length documentary film about Alice Guy-Blaché for which she has been conducting extensive research for the past five years.

Pamela Green joins us now along with Hanna Sawka, President of UPWIFT.

Nick Barr is the host of WAMC’s Bluegrass Time. He celebrates 50 years in bluegrass music this Saturday at a special show at The Linda in Albany called, appropriately enough, Nick Barr 50 Years In The Making.

It’s a night of great music and grand reunions! Featuring members from Nick’s first band the "Foggy Mountain Still-Lickers" The show will see the Reuniting Bluegrass Samurai/Blue Moon. Also appearing, the WAMC's Saturday night radio line-up: Wanda Fischer, Nick Barr & Tim Coakley.

The show will also feature local favorites: Al & Kathy Bain, Marty Wendell & more and a special appearance of the Barr Brothers. 

  The film Everybody Knows…Elizabeth Murray is an intimate portrait of the groundbreaking artist Elizabeth Murray. The film explores the relationship between Murray’s family life and career, and reconsiders her place in contemporary art history.

The film will be shown as part of the Reel Women in Film Series at The Linda in Albany on Saturday night at 8PM.

The film is directed and produced by Kristi Zea who will be speaking after the film is shown Saturday. Zea has been in the contemporary film scene for three decades. She has been acclaimed for her work as a production designer, costume designer and producer of major feature films and we welcome her to The Roundtable.

  Singer songwriter Josh Ritter performs along with The Royal City Band tonight at The Egg in Albany in support of his new album Sermon on the Rocks.

Two years after Beast in its Tracks, an emotional breakup album, the singer-songwriter is back with his eighth full-length album. Sermon on the Rocks 12 songs were recorded over two weeks at New Orleans’ The Parlor Recording Studio.

As its title suggests, the album is Ritter's foray into what he calls "messianic oracular honky-tonk." We were thrilled to have Josh Ritter join us at The Linda. 

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