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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: "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)

Learning and playing music, more than almost any other activity, strengthens and preserves brain function. Moreover, the brain of a musician is markedly different from that of a non-musician.

In a free multimedia presentation on Wednesday night, March 20 at 7 p.m. at the Guilderland Public Library, UAlbany Neuroscientist, Dr. Ewan McNay, who conducts research in his brain-scanning lab, discusses just how and why this happens and explains how continuing to make music helps keep your brain young. The program is entitled: "Music And The Mind: The Lifelong Benefits Of Music For The Brain."

This event is co-sponsored by Bach Cello Suites Workshop and the Guilderland Public Library.

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: "Captain Marvel," "Apollo 11"

Upcoming:

  • The Sea The Sea - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Thursday 3/14, 8 PM
  • The Ballroom Thieves - Helsinki Hudson, Hudson, Thursday 3/14, 8 PM
  • Cyrille Aimee - The Egg, Albany, Friday 3/15, 8 PM
  • The Sisters of Slide featuring Rory Block and Cindy Cashdollar - Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, Friday 3/15, 8 PM
  • Lewis Black: The Jokes on US Tour - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Saturday 3/16, 8 PM (also at the Calvin Theater, Northampton, Mass., April 5 at 8 PM)
  • The Yardbirds - The Egg, Albany, Saturday 3/16, 8 PM - (also at the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Mass., March 21 at 8 PM)
  • Alexander Melnikov, piano & Andreas Staier, piano - All-Schubert “piano four hands” program Union College Concert Series, Memorial Chapel, Schenectady, Sunday 3/17, 3 PM
  • The Temptations and The Four Tops - Proctors, Schenectady, Sunday 3/17, 7 PM
  • "Head" (starring The Monkees) - Palace Theatre, Albany, Monday 3/18, 7 PM

New movies: "Yardie," "Wonder Park," "Captive State," "Climax"

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"

This Sunday at 3 p.m. Albany Pro Musica presents the concert “The Americas, Land of Many Cultures” at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. The concert will feature José Daniel Flores-Caraballo and the Albany Pro Musica Concert Chorus; Camerata Coral – a guest chorus from Puerto Rico under the direction of Amarilis Pagán Vila; and Alturas Duo with Andean wind specialist Gonzalo Cortés.

Distinctive harmonies and thrilling rhythms will transport audiences on a journey celebrating diversity, multiculturalism, inclusiveness, and acceptance; the values that hold the Americas strong. The performance will pay homage to the musical heritage of the New World, featuring evocative music from North and South America and the Caribbean. We are joined by aforementioned Albany Pro Musica Conductor and Music Director José Daniel Flores-Caraballo and by Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. The Camerata Coral will perform a free concert in the Albany City Hall Rotunda on Monday, March 4 at 12:00 p.m.

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: "They Shall Not Grow Old"

Upcoming:

  • Cartoon Madness: The Many Faces of Fudd - Capitol Theatre, Rome, Thursday-Friday 2/21-22 at 3 PM; Saturday 2/23 at 3 and 7 PM
  • Postmodern Jukebox - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Friday 2/22, 8 PM
  • Dane Cook: Tell It Like It Is - Palace Theatre, Albany, Friday, 2/22, 7:30 PM
  • Jontavious Willis - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Friday 2/22, 8 PM
  • Eddie Griffin - Funny Bone Comedy Club, Guilderland, Friday-Saturday 2/22-23, various times
  • Kaki King: Data Not Found - MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass., Saturday 2/23, 8 PM
  • "The Big Sleep" - Palace Theatre, Albany, Monday 2/25, 7 PM
  • Roald Dahl’s "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" - Proctors, Mainstage, Schenectady, opens Tuesday 2/26 at 7:30 PM, through March 3
  • Rachael & Vilray - Helsinki Hudson, Hudson, Wednesday 2/27, 8 PM

New movies: "Arctic," "Never Look Away," "How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World," "Fighting With My Family"

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