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  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: "Seberg"

Upcoming:

  • Nellie McKay - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Mass., Thursday 3/5, 7 PM; Helsinki Hudson, Hudson, Sunday 3/8, 8 PM
  • "The Irish and How They Got That Way" - Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany, opens Friday 3/6 at 8 PM through April 5
  • Peter Asher & Jeremy Clyde - The Egg, Albany, Friday 3/6, 8 PM
  • Caroline Rose, Good Baby - The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany, Friday 3/6, 9 PM
  • Eddie Griffin - Funny Bone Comedy Club, Guilderland, Friday 3/6 at 7:30 & 10 PM; Saturday 3/7 at 7 & 9:45 PM
  • Bach Cello Suites at 300: Then & Now with Matt Haimovitz - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Saturday 3/7, 7:30 PM
  • Chris Pureka - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Saturday 3/7, 8 PM
  • Robert Cray - Turning Stone, Showroom, Verona, Sunday 3/8, 7 PM; Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Tuesday 3/10, 7:30 PM
  • "Key Largo" - Palace Theatre, Albany, Monday 3/9, 7 PM

New movies: "Emma," "Portrait of a Lady on Fire," "Onward"

  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: "The Assistant"

Upcoming:

  • Michelle Ellsworth: Work in Progress - EMPAC, Studio 1 - Goodman, RPI, Troy, Thursday 2/27, 7 PM
  • Air Supply: The Lost in Love Experience - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Thursday 2/27, 7:30 PM
  • "Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill" - Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, opens Thursday 2/27 at 8 PM, through March 15
  • FLEX AVE. - The Egg, Albany, Friday 2/28, 7:30 PM
  • Annie & The Hedonists - The Van Dyck Lounge, Schenectady, Friday 2/28, 8 PM
  • Blue Man Group - Proctors, Mainstage, Schenectady, Friday 2/28 at 8 PM; Saturday 2/29 at 2 & 8 PM; Sunday 3/1 at 2 PM
  • Sam Evian - MASS MoCA, Club B10, North Adams, Mass., Saturday 2/29, 8 PM
  • Caitlin Canty, w/s/g Corey Laitman - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Sunday 3/1, 7 PM
  • Jennifer Block, author “Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution” in conversation with Elisa Albert - NYS Writers Institute, New York State Museum Huxley Theatre, Albany, Tuesday 3/3, 7:30 PM

New movies: "Seberg," "The Invisible Man," "Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band," "The Traitor"

    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: "Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn"

Upcoming events:

  • Sheila Jordan’s Valentine’s Concert w/s/g Juke Joint Jazz - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Mass., Thursday 2/13, 7 PM
  • National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine: music of Bortniansky, Saint Saens, Dvorak - Troy Chromatic Concerts, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Thursday 2/13, 7:30 PM
  • "Moonstruck" - Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Friday 2/14, 7 PM
  • Valentine’s Day with the Lovestruck Balladeers - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Friday 2/14, 8 PM
  • Hudson Jazz Festival - Amoureuz du Jazz feat. Aimee Allen on Friday 2/14 at 7 PM; Solo Piano Summit with Kevin Hays, Francesca Tanksley, Cidinho Teixeria on Saturday 2/15 at 2 PM; film “I Called Him Morgan” on Sunday 2/16 at 11 AM; Slavic Soul Party on Sunday 2/16 at 4 PM - Hudson Hall, Hudson, Friday 2/14 through Sunday 2/16
  • Kyle Marshall Choreography - University at Albany Performing Arts Center, Albany, Saturday 2/15, 7:30 PM
  • Jaleel Shaw Trio - MASS MoCA, Club B10, North Adams, Mass., Saturday 2/15, 8 PM
  • Saint Motel: The Motion Picture Show - Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, Saturday 2/15, 8 PM
  • Cartoon Madness: A Plethora of Porky (Pig) - Capitol Theatre, Rome, Monday 2/17 at 3 PM through February 22

New movies: "Downhill," "The Photograph," "Sonic the Hedgehog," "Fantasy Island"

  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: "The Gentlemen"

Upcoming:

  • 1st Friday Albany - Albany Institute, African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region, Opalka Gallery, Albany Center Gallery, Friday 2/7, 5-8 PM
  • Cheap Trick - Palace Theatre, Albany, Friday 2/7, 8 PM
  • Southern Avenue - The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany, Friday 2/7, 8 PM
  • Cyrille Aimee - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Saturday 2/8, 8 PM
  • Jump the Line Film Series - "In Our Time" (Studio 1—Goodman); "Luanda-Kinshasa" (Concert Hall); "A Hundred Schools of Thought" (Theater); "What Are We Doing Here Together?" (Theater) - EMPAC, RPI, Troy, Saturday 2/8 through February 14th, various times
  • Dianne Reeves - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Sunday 2/9, 3 PM
  • Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites" - The Egg, Albany, Sunday 2/9, 3 PM
  • Jeremy Denk, piano: Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 - Capital Region Classical at Union College, Memorial Chapel, Schenectady, Sunday 2/9, 3 PM
  • ABBA Mania - Calvin Theater, Northampton, Mass., Sunday 2/9, 7 PM

New movies: "Birds of Prey"

  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: "Bad Boys for Life"

Upcoming:

  • We Banjo 3 - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Thursday 1/23, 5 and 7:30 PM
  • National Geographic Live - "Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous" - Proctors, Mainstage, Schenectady, Thursday 1/23, 7 PM
  • Eclectic Rock Showcase featuring Brasskill, The Wild Weeeds, Burt Murder - Helsinki Hudson, Hudson, Thursday 1/23, 8 PM
  • Ben Butler - Curtain Call Theatre, Latham, preview Thursday 1/23 at 7:30 PM; through Feb. 8
  • The Lawn Sausages 30th Anniversary - Hangar On the Hudson, Troy, Saturday 1/25, 5 PM
  • Courtney Barnett w/s/g Hachiku - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Mass., Friday 1/24, 7 PM Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock, Saturday 1/25, 8 PM
  • M.A.K.U. Soundsystem - MASS MoCA, Club B10, North Adams, Mass., Saturday 1/25, 8 PM
  • The Lift Concert Series: Cellist Ashley Bathgate - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Wednesday 1/29, 6 PM
  • Greensky Bluegrass - The Egg, Albany, Wednesday 1/29, 7 PM

New movies: "The Gentlemen," "Les Miserables," "The Turning," "The Last Full Measure"

  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:"Bombshell"

Upcoming:
"The Simon & Garfunkel Story" - Proctors, Mainstage, Schenectady, Friday 1/10, 7:30 PM

Tommy Davidson - Funny Bone Comedy Club, Crossgates Mall, Guilderland, Friday-Saturday 1/10-11, various times

Miro Quartet (music of Mozart, Gliere, Frank, Servais, Schubert) - Friends of Chamber Music, Emma Willard School, Troy, Saturday 1/11, 7:30 PM

Elvis Birthday Bash with Johnny Raab & The Tichy Boys - Hangar On the Hudson, Troy, Saturday 1/11, 8 PM

Albany Symphony’s Clara Schumann Festival:
“Clara, Dear Clara…” Brunch and Song, Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, Saturday 1/11, 11 AM
Clara Schumann Chamber Music Recital, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Saturday 1/11, 3 PM
Albany Symphony with pianist Harmony Zhu, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Saturday 1/11, 7:30 PM
Clara Schumann Chamber Music Recital, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Sunday 1/12, 11 AM
Albany Symphony with pianist Harmony Zhu, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Sunday 1/12, 3 PM

2020: We Hear Freedom Calling (presented by the Four Freedoms Coalition) - Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, Mass., Sunday 1/12, 2 PM (City Hall march at 1:30 PM)
"Flash Gordon" - Palace Theatre, Albany, Monday 1/13, 7 PM
Carla Fisk, soprano - Music at Noon Concerts, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Tuesday 1/14, noon

New movies: "1917," "Just Mercy," "Like a Boss," "Underwater"

    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:"Little Women"

Upcoming:

  • T.J. Miller - Funny Bone Comedy Club, Crossgates Mall, Guilderland, Friday & Saturday 1/3-4, various times
  • New York Cat Film Festival - GE Theatre at Proctors, Schenectady, Saturday 1/4, 1 PM
  • Twelfth Night Celebration - Crailo State Historic Site, Rensselaer, Saturday 1/4, 4 PM -- AND -- Salutations of the Season! - Schuyler Mansion Historic Site, Albany, Saturday 1/4, 4-7:30 PM
  • Patty Larkin, w/s/g The Parkington Sisters - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Mass., Saturday 1/4, 7 PM
  • Livingston Taylor, w/s/g/ Susan Werner - Academy of Music, Northampton, Mass., Saturday 1/4, 8 PM
  • Graham Tichy All Stars: Abbey Road +50 Show - Van Dyck Lounge, Schenectady, Saturday 1/4, 8 PM
  • Scott Sharrard - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Sunday 1/5, 7 PM
  • A Sunday Fire - The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany, Tuesday 1/7, 9 PM

New movies: "The Grudge"

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: "Where's My Roy Cohn?"

Upcoming:

  • "Jezebel" - Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Thursday 11/7, 7 PM
  • Parsons Dance - (6 works: Round My World, Hand Dance, Microburst, Nascimento, Caught, Eight Women) - The Egg, Albany, Friday 11/8, 8 PM
  • Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys - Helsinki Hudson, Friday 11/8, 9 PM
  • "A Night at the Opera," plus Laurel & Hardy, The Three Stooges shorts - Capitol Theatre, Rome, Saturday 11/9, 2:30 & 7 PM
  • On a Winter’s Night with Christine Lavin, John Gorka, Cheryl Wheeler, Patty Larkin, Cliff Eberhardt - The Eighth Step at Proctors, GE Theatre, Schenectady, Saturday 11/9, 7:30 PM
  • Dallas Brass - Massry Center for the Arts, College of Saint Rose, Albany, Saturday 11/9, 8 PM
  • Marcelle Davies-Lashley: Liberian Girl in Brooklyn - MASS MoCA, Club B10, North Adams, Mass., Saturday 11/9, 8 PM
  • Russian Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake - Palace Theatre, Albany, Tuesday 11/12, 7 PM
  • Patty Griffin w/s/g Rose Cousins - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Tuesday 11/12, 7:30 PM
  • Art & Politics Film Series: "The Gleaners and I" - Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass., Wednesday 11/13, 6 PM

New movies: "Midway," "Last Christmas," "Doctor Sleep," "Playing With Fire," "Pain & Glory"

        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: "Joker"

Upcoming:

  • David Sedaris - The Egg, Albany, Thursday 10/10, 8 PM
  • Paula Cole: Revolution Tour - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Friday 10/11, two shows: 6 and 8:30 PM
  • COIN - Pearl Street Nightclub, Northampton, Mass., Friday 10/11, 8:30 PM
  • Paul Taylor Dance Company - Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Fri-Sat 10/11-12 at 8 PM; Sun 10/13 at 2 PM
  • Kenari Quartet (music of Schumann, contemporary composers) - Friends of Chamber Music, Kiggins Hall, Emma Willard School, Troy, Saturday 10/12, 7:30 PM
  • "Mamma Mia!" - Home Made Theater, Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs, opens Saturday 10/12 at 7:30 PM, through Oct. 27
  • Martha Redbone - Massry Center for the Arts, College of Saint Rose, Albany, Saturday 10/12, 8 PM
  • Chowderfest (with live music in Monument Square, DJs at select locations) - Downtown Troy, Troy, Sunday 10/13, noon to 4 PM
  • The Fleshtones - Hangar on the Hudson, Troy, Sunday 10/13, 5 PM
  • Justin Hayward - The Egg, Albany, Tuesday 10/15, 8 PM

New movies: "Gemini Man," "Lucy in the Sky," "The Addams Family"

      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: "Downton Abbey"

Upcoming:

  • "Moby Dick," performed by Conor Lovett - Hudson Hall, Hudson, Friday 10/4 at 7 PM; Saturday 10/5 at 7 PM; Sunday 10/6 at 5 PM
  • Paula Poundstone - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Friday 10/4, 8 PM
  • Artie Lange - Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, Friday 10/4, 8 PM
  • James Franco’s "The Pretenders" - Palace Theatre, Albany, Saturday 10/5, 7 PM
  • GWAR "Use Your Collusion" Tour - Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, Saturday 10/5, 7:30 PM
  • Kurt Elling - Academy of Music, Northampton, Mass., Saturday 10/5, 7:30 PM - The Egg, Albany, Sunday 10/6, 7:30 PM
  • Laura Love - The Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady, Saturday 10/5, 7:30 PM - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Mass., Sunday 10/6, 7 PM
  • Kimbra, Emily Wells - MASS MoCA, Hunter Center, North Adams, Mass., Saturday 10/5, 8 PM
  • Sergei Babayan & Daniil Trifonov, duo piano - Troy Chromatics Concerts, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Sunday 10/6, 3 PM

New movies: "Joker," "Britt-Marie Was Here"

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

His segment was preempted this week for special news coverage of Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire testifying before the House Intelligence Committee. 

Here is his list:

Seen: "Downton Abbey"

Upcoming:

  • "The Last Picture Show" - Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Thursday 9/26, 7 PM
  • Troy Night Out: All About Animals (& Pets) with pet friendly welcomes at galleries, shops & restaurants; new exhibit at the Rensselaer County Historical Society; receptions at the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Photographer Center of the Capital Region, much more. -- Downtown Troy, Friday 9/27, 5-9 PM
  • The Figgs - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Friday 9/27, 8 PM
  • Kenneth Lonergan’s "Lobby Hero" - Capital Repertory Theatre, previews Friday 9/27 at 8 PM through 9/29; opens 10/1 at 7:30 PM
  • Duke Robillard - The Van Dyck, Schenectady, Saturday 9/28, 6:30 & 8:30 PM
  • Graham Nash & Band: Songs for Beginners, Wild Tales, more - The Egg, Albany, Saturday 9/28, 8 PM (also at Academy of Music, Northampton, Oct. 4)
  • Kandace Springs - Massry Center for the Arts, College of Saint Rose, Albany, Saturday 9/28, 8 PM
  • The Way Back featuring Boyd Tinsley - Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs, Saturday 9/28, 9 PM
  • Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra: Flamenco!, featuring music of Chabrier, Rimsky-Korsakov, De Falla; with flamenco dancers and mezzo-soprano Tascha Anderson - Glens Falls High School, Glens Falls, Sunday 9/29, 4 PM
  • Storm Large - Helsinki Hudson, Hudson, Sunday 9/29, 8 PM

New movies: "Judy," "Abominable"

    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: "Maiden"

Upcoming:

  • George A. Romero’s "Season of the Witch" - GE Theatre at Proctors, Schenectady, Thursday 9/5, 7 PM
  • In-faux-structure - Exhibit opening reception & Beer Garden with Joe Barna’s Sketches of Influence, Stacy Dillard - Opalka Gallery, Sage College of Albany, Albany, Friday 9/6, 6-9 PM; show runs through Oct. 19
  • "The Heiress" - Albany Civic Theater, Albany, opens Friday 9/6 at 7:30 PM, runs Fri-Sun through Sept. 22
  • Neil Simon’s "Broadway Bound" - Curtain Call Theatre, Latham, opens Friday 9/6 at 8 PM, runs Thu-Sun through Sept. 28
  • Cardi B - SPAC, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, Friday 9/6, 7:30 PM
  • The National Reserve - The Hangar On the Hudson, Troy, Friday 9/6, 8 PM
  • A Bread Factory Part 1: For the Sake of Gold; A Bread Factory Part 2: Walk With Me a While Time + Space Limited, Hudson, Saturday 9/7, 2 PM, 4:15 PM (repeated Sept. 14)
  • Banda Magda - SPAC, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, Monday 9/9, 8 PM
  • Jazz On the Plaza featuring Fleur Seule - Empire State Plaza, Albany, Wednesday 9/11, 5:30-7:30 PM
  • The Growlers, w/s/g Pinky Pinky - Pearl Street Nightclub, Northampton, Mass., Wednesday 9/11, 8 PM

New movies: "It: Chapter 2"

    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: "Mike Wallace Is Here"

Upcoming:

  • "Winnie the Pooh" Park Playhouse Tykes, Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, Thursday-Friday 8/22-23, 2 PM
  • Albany Berkshire Ballet - "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" - The Egg, Albany, Friday 8/23, 7:30 PM
  • Doc Severinsen and The San Miguel 5 - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Friday-Saturday 8/23-24 at 8 PM; Sunday 8/25 at 7 PM
  • Mamalama y Andes Manta - The Century House Historical Society, Rosendale, Saturday 8/24, 3 PM
  • KISS: End of the Road World Tour - SPAC, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, Saturday 8/24, 7 PM
  • Miro Quartet (Mozart, Schubert, Kevin Puts) - Tannery Pond Concerts, New Lebanon, Saturday 8/24, 8 PM
  • Catskill Jazz Factory: The Spirit of Harlem - Hudson Hall, Hudson, Saturday 8/24, 7 PM
  • Cha Wa - MASS MoCA, Hunter Center or Courtyard C, North Adams, Mass., Saturday 8/24, 8 PM
  • Patrick Higgins - Helsinki Hudson, Hudson, Sunday 8/25, 7:30 PM
  • "My Fair Lady" - Capital Park After Dark Film Series, West Capital Park, Albany, Wednesday 8/28, 8 PM

New Movies: "The Peanut Butter Falcon," "David Crosby: Remember My Name," "One Child Nation," "Angel Has Fallen"

  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: "The Farewell"

Upcoming:

  • The Philadelphia Orchestra/Jazz at Lincoln Center Orch. with Wynton Marsalis - SPAC Amphitheater, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, Thursday 8/15, 8 PM
  • Bridgman Packer Dance - (featuring “Table Bed Mirror,” “Voyeur”) - PS21, Chatham, Friday & Saturday 8/16-17, 8 PM
  • Jupiter & Okwess - MASS MoCA, Dre Pavilion or Club B10, North Adams, Mass., Saturday 8/17, 8 PM
  • Whiskey Myers, The Vagabonds - Pearl Street Night Club, Northampton, Mass., Saturday 8/17, 8 PM
  • Martha Graham Dance Company - The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass., Sunday 8/18, 1 PM
  • Amernet String Quartet - (music of Beethoven, Shostakovich, Dvorak) - Maverick Concerts, Maverick Concert Hall, Sunday 8/18, 4 PM
  • Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company - Freedom Park Concert Series, Freedom Park, Scotia, Sunday 8/18, 7 PM
  • Jonas Brothers: Happiness Begins Tour - Times Union Center, Albany, Monday 8/19, 7:30 PM

New movies: "The Nightingale," "Mike Wallace Is Here," "Blinded By the Light," "Where’d You Go Bernadette," "Good Boys"

  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: "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood"

Upcoming:

  • Marco Benevento, CTRL Control - Alive at 5, Jennings Landing, Corning Preserve, Albany, Thursday 8/1, 5 PM
  • The Regrettes - The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany, Thursday 8/1, 8 PM
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra: Songs of the Sea, featuring pianist Janice Carissa - (music of Britten, Ravel, Debussy) - SPAC Amphitheatre, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, Friday 8/2, 8 PM
  • Black Arts & Cultural Festival featuring Mya, DJ Brian B, Gedeon Luke and the People, more - Empire State Plaza, Albany, Saturday 8/3, 2-7 PM
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock - Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Saturday 8/3, 8 PM
  • HMT To Go: "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Sunday 8/4 at 3 and 7 PM
  • Thornetta Davis, Tas Cru & His Band of Tortured Souls - Agnes MacDonald Music Haven, Central Park, Schenectady, Sunday 8/4, 7 PM
  • Herb Alpert & Lani Hall - The Egg, Albany, Sunday 8/4, 7:30 PM
  • Disney’s "Newsies" - Park Playhouse, Washington Park, Albany, opens Tuesday 8/6, 7:30 PM, through Aug. 24
  • “Just for Kids” Free Summer Movies Series: "Night at the Museum" - Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, Wednesday 8/7, 1 PM

New movies: "The Farewell," "Sword of Trust," "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw"

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: "Crawl"

Upcoming:

  • The Quebe Sisters - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Mass., Thursday 7/25, 7 PM
  • Brad Paisley World Tour, with Chris Lane, Riley Green - SPAC, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, Thursday 7/25, 7:30 PM
  • Patton Oswalt - Palace Theatre, Albany, Thursday 7/25, 8 PM
  • Our Native Daughters: Rhiannon Giddens, Allison Russell, Leyla McCalla, Amythyst Kiah - The Egg, Albany, Friday 7/26, 8 PM
  • The Pretenders - MASS MoCA, Courtyard D, North Adams, Mass., Friday 7/26, 8 PM
  • A Midsummer SLAY with Queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race - Palace Theatre, Albany, Friday 7/26, 8 PM
  • Juho Pohjonen, pianist (music of Rameau, Scriabin, Beethoven) - Tannery Pond Concerts, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, New Lebanon, Saturday 7/27, 8 PM
  • Clem Snide (Eef Barzelay) - Opalka Gallery, Sage College of Albany, Albany, Monday 7/29, 8 PM
  • Pedrito Martinez, Sten & Maria Z - Rockin on the River, Riverfront Park, Troy, Wednesday 7/31, 5 PM
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra opening night with dancers of Philadanco: Festive Fireworks - (music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Sibelius/Ravel, Tchaikovsky) - SPAC, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, Wednesday 7/31, 7 PM

New movies: "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood," "Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love"

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: "Spider-Man: Far from Home"

Upcoming:
French Cancan - Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass., Thursday 7/18, 2 PM
Jonatha Brooke - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Thursday 7/18, 7 PM
John Mayer - Times Union Center, Albany, Friday 7/19, 7:30 PM
Bettye Lavette - Helsinki Hudson, Hudson, Friday 7/19, 9 PM
Taj Mahal Quartet: Giant/De Ole Folks at Home 50th Anniversary Concert - The Egg, Albany, Saturday 7/20, 8 PM
Catalyst Quartet with pianist Daniel Gortler (music of Bach, Glass, Brahms, Franck) - Maverick Concerts, Woodstock, Sunday 7/21, 4 PM
Heart, Sheryl Crow, Lucie Silvas - SPAC, Amphitheater, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, Sunday 7/21, 7 PM
Godsmack - Cool Insuring Arena, Glens Falls, Sunday 7/21, 8 PM
"Finding Nemo" (Free Summer Movie Series) - Palace Theatre, Albany, Tuesday 7/23, 1 PM (doors at noon)
Stephen Marley - Empire State Plaza, Albany, Wednesday 7/24, 5:30 PM

New movies: "The Lion King," "The Art of Self-Defense"

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"

Upcoming:

  • 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"

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: "Dark Phoenix"

Upcoming:

  • Travie McCoy, Stellar Young - Alive at 5, Corning Preserve Boat Launch (rain site), Albany, Thursday 6/13, 5 PM
  • Heather Maloney - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Thursday 6/13, 7 PM
  • Show People - Pine Hills Film Series, Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany, Friday 6/14, 7 PM
  • Peter Asher & Jeremy Clyde - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Mass., Friday 6/14, 7 PM
  • "Being John Malkovich" (Being in the Body Films Series/presented by Clark Art Institute) - Images Cinema, Williamstown, Mass., Saturday 6/15, 2 PM
  • "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" - Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Saturday 6/15, 7 PM
  • The Allman Betts Band, Jane Lee Hooker - Stanley Center for the Performing Arts, Utica, Saturday 6/15, 7:30 PM
  • Red Molly, Ellis Paul - The Egg, Albany, Saturday 6/15, 8 PM
  • Bombino - MASS MoCA, Courtyard C or Hunter Center, North Adams, Mass., Saturday 6/15, 8 PM
  • Buika - SPAC, Amphitheatre, Saratoga Springs, Wednesday 6/19, 8 PM

New movies: "Late Night," "The Dead Don’t Die," "American Woman," "Men in Black: International," "Shaft"

  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: "Godzilla: King of the Monsters," "Booksmart"

Upcoming:

  • Art On Lark - Lark Street, Albany, Saturday 6/8, 11 AM-6 PM
  • Close Encounters With Music: Antoniv Dvorak & Josef Suk, featuring pianist Soyeon Kate Lee, violinists Irina Muresanu & Peter Zazofsky, violist Michael Strauss, cellist Yehuda Hanani - Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Saturday 6/8, 6 PM
  • The Sun Still Burns Here: Kate Wallich + The YC Perfume Genius - MASS MoCA, Hunter Center, Northampton, Mass., Saturday 6/8, 8 PM
  • Margaret Glaspy - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Saturday 6/8, 8 PM
  • Todd Rundgren: The Individualist - Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Sunday 6/9, 7 PM
  • Fishbone - Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, Sunday 6/9, 8 PM
  • "Waitress" - Proctors, Mainstage, Schenectady, opens Tuesday 6/11 at 7:30 PM, through June 16

New movies: "The Secret Life of Pets 2," "Dark Phoenix," "All Is True," "The Tomorrow Man," "The Souvenir"

  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: "Hail Satan?"

Upcoming:

  • Fence 2019 - Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, opens Friday 5/17 through June 7
  • Citizen Cope - Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, Friday 5/17, 8 PM
  • Black Violin - The Egg, Albany, Friday 5/17, 7:30 PM
  • Dave Attell - Funny Bone Comedy Club, Guilderland, Friday-Saturday 5/17-18, various times
  • Close Encounters With Music: The Escher String Quartet - music of Mozart, Schubert, Barber Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Saturday 5/18, 6 PM
  • Jonathan Dely - The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass., Saturday 5/18, 7 PM
  • Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Saturday 5/18, 8 PM
  • Soul Science Lab - MASS MoCA, Club B10, North Adams, Mass., Saturday 5/18, 8 PM
  • I Am Cuba (Out After Midnite film series) - Capital Arts Complex, Rome, Saturday 5/18, 9:30 PM
  • Judas Priest, Uriah Heep - Palace Theatre, Albany, Saturday-Sunday 5/18-19, 7:30 PM

New movies: "John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum," "Meeting Gorbachev," "The Sun Is Also a Star," "A Dog’s Journey"

  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: "Avengers: Endgame"

Upcoming:

  • "Avenue Q" (Park Playhouse production) - Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, Thursday 5/2 at 8 PM through Sunday 5/5 at 2 PM
  • Hippo Campus - Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, Friday 5/3, 8 PM
  • Albany Symphony Orchestra: "Star Wars & More, A Salute to John Williams" - Palace Theatre, Albany, Saturday 5/4, 7:30 PM
  • Lula Wiles - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Sunday 5/5, 7 PM
  • Ian Berg Subject:Matter - MASS MoCA, Club B10, North Adams, Mass., Saturday 5/4, 8 PM
  • Albany Pro Musica/Orchestra Pro Musica: Mozart Mass in C Minor, Ola Gjeilo World Premiere - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Sunday 5/5, 3 PM
  • Maceo Parker - Massry Center for the Arts @ College of Saint Rose, Albany, Sunday 5/5, 7:30 PM
  • Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express - The Egg, Albany, Sunday 5/5, 7:30 PM
  • Caroline Rose - The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany, Tuesday 5/7, 9 PM

New Movies: "Long Shot," "Intruder," "Ugly Dolls," "Sunset"

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: "Transit"

Upcoming:

  • An Evening with Jim Messina and Poco - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Thursday 3/28, 7:30 PM
  • "Blade Runner" - Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Thursday 3/28, 7 PM
  • "Wings of Desire" - Time + Space Limited, Hudson, Thursday 3/28 at 8 PM; through Sunday 3/31
  • Joshua Redman Quartet - The Egg, Albany, Friday 3/29, 8 PM - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Mass., Saturday 3/30, 7 & 9:30 PM
  • The Levin Brothers - Van Dyck Lounge, Schenectady, Friday 3/29, 8 PM
  • "A View From the Bridge" - Ghent Playhouse, Ghent, opens Friday 3/29 at 8 PM; through April 14
  • "Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical" - Proctors, Schenectady, Friday 3/29, 8 PM
  • Celtic Woman: An Ancient Land - Palace Theatre, Albany, Saturday 3/30, 7:30 PM
  • Piotr Anderszewski, piano - Bach (selections from Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2), Beethoven (Diabelli Variations) - Union College Concert Series, Memorial Chapel, Schenectady, Sunday 3/31, 3 PM

New movies: "Dumbo," "Hotel Mumbai," "The Beach Bum"

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: "Wonder Park"

Upcoming:

  • "Urinetown" (Park Playhouse Production) - Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, opens Thursday 3/21 at 7 PM; runs through Sunday, March 31
  • Jon Collin (with special guests Parashi, Horse Apples) - The Low Beat, Albany, Thursday 3/21, 8 PM
  • Imagination Journey - Stanley Center for the Arts, Utica, Friday 3/22, 7 PM
  • Sanctuary: Carlos Casas, Chris Watson and Tony Myatt - EMPAC Concert Hall, RPI, Troy, Friday 3/22, 7:30 PM
  • Close Encounters With Music: Inna Faliks & Yehuda Hanani, “Troika a la Russe” - music of Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Scriabin - Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Saturday 3/23, 6 PM
  • Spanglish Fly - MASS MoCA, Club B-10, North Adams, Mass., Saturday 3/23, 8 PM
  • Sister, Show Me Eternity featuring Sylvia Stoner, Anne Jennifer Nash, Sharon O’Campbell - deBlasiis Chamber Music Series, Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, Sunday 3/24, 3 PM
  • David Payne: An Evening With C.S. Lewis - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Sunday 3/24, 3 PM
  • Golfstrom - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Sunday 3/24, 7 PM
  • Sarah Kessler: The Future of Work - NYS Writers Institute, Tech Valley Center of Gravity, 30 3rd St, Troy, Wednesday 3/27, 7:30 PM

New movies: "Us," "Gloria Bell," "Transit," "Cruel Intentions" (1999)

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: "Greta"

Upcoming:

  • "306 Hollywood" (part of the Documentary Film Series) - MASS MoCA, Club B-10, Thursday 3/7, 7 PM
  • Storm Large & Le Bonheur - GE Theatre at Proctors, Schenectady, Thursday 3/7, 7:30 PM
  • Malpaso Dance Company - The Egg, Albany, Friday 3/8, 8 PM
  • Maria Schneider Orchestra - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Friday 3/8, 8 PM
  • Albany Symphony Orchestra: Bolero, with Colin Currie (percussion) - music of Hindemith, Gould, Ravel, Robert Honstein - Palace Theatre, Albany, Saturday 3/9, 7:30 PM
  • Arkropolis Reed Quintet - music of Deemer, Mellits, Piazzolla, Muhly and Gershwin (clarinet, bassoon, oboe, bass clarinet, sax) - Friends of Chamber Music, Emma Willard School, Troy, Sunday 3/10, 3 PM
  • The Monkees: Mike Nesmith & Mickey Dolenz - Palace Theatre, Albany, Sunday 3/10, 8 PM
  • Porcupine - The Low Beat, Albany, Wednesday 3/13, 6 PM
  • Gabriel Kahane - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Wednesday 3/13, 7 PM

New movies: "Captain Marvel," "Apollo 11"

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: “On The Basis of Sex”

Upcoming:

  • American Girl Live! - The Egg, Albany, Friday 1/18, 7 PM
  • Work O’ The Weavers - The Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady, Friday 1/18, 7:30 PM
  • Amanda Platt and the Honeycutters - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Friday 1/18, 8 PM
  • “The Matrix” - Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Saturday 1/19, 7 PM
  • Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton - MASS MoCA Club B10, North Adams, Mass., Saturday 1/19, 8 PM
  • Elvis Birthday Bash with Mark Gamsjager & The Lustre Kings - Helsinki Hudson, Hudson, Saturday 1/19, 9 PM
  • Schenectady Symphony Orchestra with violinist Michael Emery - music of Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Glazunov - Proctors, Schenectady, Sunday 1/20, 3 PM
  • Alabama: 50th Anniversary Tour - Times Union Center, Albany, Sunday 1/20, 7 PM
  • In Ply - Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, opens Tuesday 1/22, through April 5

New movies: “Glass,” “Shoplifters”

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: "Vox Lux," "Mary Poppins Returns"

Upcoming:

  • "It’s a Wonderful Life" - Palace Theatre, Albany, Friday 12/21, 7 PM - Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Friday 12/21, 7 PM
  • An Evening with Artie Lange - Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs, Friday 12/21, 9:30 PM
  • Frank Vignola Hot Jazz Guitar Trio - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Saturday 12/22, 8 PM
  • John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molasky Radio Deluxe Live - Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Saturday 12/22, 8 PM
  • "The Wizard of Oz: Live on Stage" - Proctors, Schenectady, Saturday 12/22 at 8 PM, Sunday 12/23 at 2 PM

New movies: "Aquaman," "Bumblebee," "Vice," "Welcome to Marwen," "Second Act," "Mary Queen of Scots," "Ben is Back"

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: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Upcoming:

What we left unfinished (film work-in-progress at EMPAC) - EMPAC Theater, RPI, Troy, Thursday 11/29, 7 PM

Donny and Marie Holiday Show - Turning Stone Event Center, Verona, Thursday 11/29, 8 PM

Federico Colli Piano Concert - music of Mozart, Beethoven, Scarlatti - Clark Art Institute,Williamstown, Mass., Friday 11/30, 7 PM

Kaia Kater - Massry Center for the Arts, College of Saint Rose, Albany, Friday 11/30, 8 PM

North Pole, N.Y. - Time + Space Limited, Hudson, Friday 11/30 at 7:45 PM (filmmaker Q&A) - The Park Theater, Glens Falls, Saturday 12/1 at 2 & 7 PM - Capitol Arts Center, Rome, Friday 11/30 through Dec. 6

The Klezmatics present Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanukkah - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy,Saturday 12/1, 7:30 PM

David Crosby and Friends - The Egg, Albany, Saturday 12/1, 8 PM

Northeast Ballet’s The Nutcracker - Proctor’s, Schenectady, Saturday 12/1 at 7 PM; Sunday 12/2 at 2 PM

Albany Symphony Orchestra: The Magic of Christmas - Palace Theatre, Albany, Sunday 12/2, 3 PM

New movies:
Border, The Possession of Hannah Grace, Aquaman in IMAX (Friday only, Crossgates Mall)

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: Bohemian Rhapsody

Upcoming:

Amy Schumer
Palace Theatre, Albany, Thursday 11/8, 7:30 PM

Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys
Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Thursday 11/8, 7 PM
Helsinki Hudson, Hudson, Saturday 11/10, 9 PM

Extreme Nature!
The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass., opens Saturday 11/10 (through February 3, 2019)

Weekend in Havana
Pine Hills Film Colony, Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany, Saturday 11/10, 7 PM

Albany Symphony Orchestra: Britten’s War Requiem
Proctors, Schenectady, Saturday 11/10, 7:30 PM

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
The Egg, Albany, Saturday 11/10, 8 PM

The Fall of the House of Usher
MASS MoCA, Hunter Center, North Adams, Mass., Saturday 11/10, 8 PM

Under Four Flags Concert & Film with the Musicians of Ma’alwyck
Film with live score; music of David Hochstein, Fritz Kreisler; Samuel Gardner’s “To a Soldier”
Arkell Museum, Canajoharie, Sunday 11/11, 2 PM

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
music of J.S. Bach, Arvo Part
Troy Chromatics Concerts/Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Sunday 11/11, 3 PM

Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, Sunday 11/11, 8 PM

New movies: The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Wildlife, The Grinch, Overlord, Prospect

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: Colette, The Sisters Brothers

Upcoming:

2018 Screenprint Biennial
Opalka Gallery, Sage College of Albany, Albany
Exhibit opens Thursday 11/1 and is on view through Dec. 14; Artist lecture with Tonja Torgerson on Thursday 11/1 at 6:30 PM;
Curator’s tour Friday 11/2 at 5 PM; opening reception Friday 11/2 from 6 to 8 PM

The Million Dollar Quartet
Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, opens Thursday 11/1 at 8 PM, through Nov. 11

Bobby Brown, Bell Biv Devoe, Case, Kid Capri
Palace Theatre, Albany, Friday 11/2, 8 PM

Postmodern Jukebox
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Friday 11/2, 8 PM

Chris Botti
Stanley Theatre, Utica, Saturday 11/3, 7:30 PM

Make Comedy Great Again Tour: Jeff Allen, Ross Bennett, Brad Upton, Earl David Reed, Tina Giorgi
The Egg, Albany, Saturday 11/3, 8 PM

Chicago City Limits
MASS MoCA, Club B10, North Adams, Mass., Saturday 11/3, 8 PM

Lucinda Williams and Her Band Buick 6: Car Wheels on a Road and Favorites
Calvin Theater, Northampton, Mass., Saturday 11/3, 8 PM

Marco Benevento
The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany, Saturday 11/3, 9 PM

Election Night Special: Gypsy Jazz Party & Jam with The Hot Club of Saratoga, Ivan Pena
Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Tuesday 11/6, 8 PM

New movies: Bohemian Rhapsody, Suspiria, Beautiful Boy, Nobody’s Fool, The Happy Prince, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

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