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Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library presents Black History Celebration 2017
Illustrated Talk: Peace Corps Agribusiness Advisor to Cameroon
Returned volunteer Renée St. Jacques
7:00 p.m.
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY
For more information, call 518/792-6508 or email degarmo@crandalllibrary.org
Cost: Free
Renée St. Jacques has just returned at the end of 2016 to her family home in Argyle NY after two years in Cameroon teaching small plot farmers to grow soy. Renée’s Blog: http://lightscameroonaction.blogspot.com

Flushing Town Hall presents
Monthly Jazz Jam
7:00-
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $10; FREE for Members, Students and Jamming Musicians

Held on the first Wednesday of every month, Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills and jam with your peers. House band led by saxophonist Carol Sudhalter (Carol Sudhalter, tenor sax/flute; Joe Vincent Tranchina, piano; Eric Lemon, bass; Sylvia Cuenca, drums). All are welcome, regardless of instrument (vocalists, too!). Don’t play? Come listen!

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Friday, February 3, 2017
The Wood Brothers with special guests the T Sisters
7:30 p.m.
The Massry Center for the Arts at The College of Saint Rose, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12208
Tickets: $30, $20
Paradise, an album about longing and desire and the ways in which the pursuit of fulfillment can keep it perpetually out of our reach, is The Wood Brothers most sophisticated work to date and also their most rocking, with bassist Chris Wood playing electric on tracks for the first time. Dubbed masters of soulful folk by Paste, The Wood Brothers released their debut studio album, Ways Not To Lose, on Blue Note in 2006. You’d be forgiven at the time for expecting it to be something of a side project. Chris Wood already had legions of devoted fans for his incomparable work as one-third of Medeski, Martin & Wood, while his brother Oliver toured with Tinsley Ellis before releasing a half-dozen albums with his band King Johnson. Almost a decade later and with drummer Jano Rix added as a permanent third member, its become quite clear that The Wood Brothers is indeed the main act.
The T Sisters, born and raised in California and now based in the creative hub of Oakland, embody harmony. Its in their blood, bones, and history. Erika, Rachel and Chloe have been singing and writing music together since childhood, and the lifetime of practice shows. The three sisters inventive songwriting is supported by their own acoustic instrumentation as well as upright bass (Steve Height), mandolin/guitar (Andrew Allen Fahlander), and drums (Marlon Aldana). Their sound represents a continuum of music, from traditional to pop influences, moments of breathtaking a cappella to swells of energetic indie Americana.

The Folkus Project presents
Ruddy Well Band
8 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Admission is $15. More info is available at www.folkus.org. Advance sale tickets are available via PayPal and other methods; advance ticket holders receive preferential seating.
A homegrown entity from Syracuse, and a two-time Sammy Award winner for People’s Choice and Best Americana, the Ruddy Well Band has roots in Americana, folk and rock with strong harmonies and high energy-driving rhythms.

Caffè Lena presents
ALASH
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20 general admission, $18 members, $10 students and children
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Hailing from Tuva, a tiny republic in the heart of Central Asia, Alash is inspired by the music of their throat-singing ancestors as well as bold western artists such as Sun Ra and Jimi Hendrix. They never sacrifice the integrity of their heritage to make their music more hip for an American audience. Rather, they look for contemporary ideas that mesh well with the sound and feel of traditional Tuvan music, introducing some western instruments and new harmonies and song structures to create a captivating hybrid of old and new.


Friday, February 3–Sunday, February 5, 2017
Ashokan Music and Dance presents
5th Annual WINTER HOOT
A Celebration of Music, Food and Community at The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461
Featuring performances by Natalie Merchant, Dan Bern, Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Home Remedy, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, Story Laurie, and your hosts The Mike + Ruthy Band!

Attend for a few hours or the whole weekend. On-site food and lodging are available. The Hoot builds community and connects generations through our shared love of music and nature. Volunteer or Buy Your Tickets Now. Support Your Hoot!

Friday Dinner & Documentary Jon Bowermaster’s
The Hudson River at Risk film series will strengthen your understanding of the dangers faced by our river today and help us focus on the path to preserve our beautiful valley. Q&A with the filmmaker and guest speaker Jeremy Cherson of Riverkeeper, followed by an informal jam session. Admission to the film and discussion is a suggested donation of $20 at the door. Join us for dinner (please reserve in advance) or become a “Pewter Posse” donor and come early for a VIP reception with music by Natalie Merchant and Jay Ungar & Molly Mason.

Saturday Music and More Enjoy beautiful, thoughtful acoustic music presented in The Ashokan Center’s wooden performance hall. The lineup includes: Natalie Merchant, Dan Bern, Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Home Remedy, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, Story Laurie, and The Mike + Ruthy Band. Saturday boasts a cornucopia of food vendors, local beer and wine, kids activities, blacksmithing, square dancing, and crafting with FiberFlame. All generations party together under one roof at The Hoot! Come warm your soul at this much-needed party mid-winter. Suggested donation for is $30 at the door, but we may fill up this year. Become a Hoot Volunteer or purchase a Weekend Ticket in advance to guarantee parking and entry.

Sunday Community Sing After breakfast, it’s a community singalong in the performance hall. Suggested donation is $10 at the door. Come one and all!

Lodging All lodging prices are for 2 nights (Fri and Sat) and include breakfast both mornings (Sat and Sun). Bed with pillow provided. BYP bedding and toiletries. $50 bunks are available in the Women’s, Men’s, Early Birds’, or Night Owls’ longhouse rooms. A $200 private room is available in each longhouse room with shared bathroom sleeps up to 3 people.) And $300 private rooms in Red Maple Lodge are available with private bathrooms (sleeps up to 4.) After private rooms on site are sold out, we recommend Hotel Dylan, Kate’'s Lazy meadow, and a quick Air BnB search.

More Winter Hoot Questions? Visit the Hoot Website or email ruthyuke@gmail.com.

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Saturday, February 4, 2017
Flushing Town Hall presents
Guy Davis: American Blues Ambassador Family Workshop
1:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets$7/$4 Children/FREE for members with tickets to 2:15 pm show (Members call Box Office)
Free for Teens Age 13-19 with ID.
Conversation and demonstration with Guy Davis. Guy talks about what drew him to the blues, explains the cultural and historical context of many of the songs he plays, and demonstrates some classic blues rhythms.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Guy Davis: American Blues Ambassador Family Show
2:15 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets$13/$10 Members/$8 Children/$6 Member Children
Free for Teens Age 13-19 with ID.
Explore the roots of the blues with Guy Davis. Guy grew up in a family of artists (his parents were Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis) and he fell under the spell of Blind Willie McTell and Fats Waller at an early age. Guy leads families through an American music exploration of Delta blues, Piedmont blues, jazz, folk, and much more.

Dala
7:30 p.m.
Walton Theatre, 30 Gardiner Place, Walton , NY 13856. (607) 865-6688
Tickets: $15
Canadian folk duo Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine present gorgeous harmonies in original songs that are both catchy and insightful. Juno nominees and winners of 2010 Canadian folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year. Their singing in harmony can best be described as angelic and the sheer joy with which they perform is infectious. Every show is unique with their funny and down to earth stories between songs.

Caffè Lena presents
Michael Jerling
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $9 students and children
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Touching, timeless ballads that are eye-opening without being shocking, funny without being silly, and instructive without preaching. His immediately recognizable, rich, sweet melodic sound comes from his 6 and 12 string guitars, harmonica and mandolin along with bass (Tony Markellis) and the unusual accompaniment of vintage reed organ (Teresina Huxtable).

Eighth Step at Proctors presents
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason

Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY
Call Eighth Step TicketLine: 518-434-1703

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Sunday, February 5, 2017
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Clairvoyant Housewives, Cookbook Mavens, and Other Advice Givers: Lecture
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP: $14 adults, $10 students and seniors
Dr. Annie Polland discusses the transition from Eastern European shtetls and cities to the crowded streets of the Lower East Side with a focus on Jewish immigrant women’s pivotal roles in both shaping their homes and New York’s growing economy. Polland is the Senior Vice President for Programs & Education at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and the co- author, with Daniel Soyer, of City of Promises :Emerging Metropolis, winner of the National Jewish Book Award and Landmark of the Spirit: The Eldridge Street Synagogue.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017
The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library presents Black History Celebration 2017
Author Talk & Book Signing: Inspiration Street: Two City Blocks That Helped Change America
Author/journalist Darrell Laurant
7:00 p.m.
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY
For more information, call 518/792-6508 or email degarmo@crandalllibrary.org
Cost: Free
Inspiration Street is Darrell Laurant’s remarkable story of a group of African Americans who lived in the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Pierce Street, Lynchberg, Virginia, after the Civil War and on through the 1920s–40s, and what they accomplished during the days of segregation and beyond.

Caffè Lena presents
Robinson and Rohe – Album Release Concert
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16 general admission, $14 members, $8 students and children
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Inspired by folk tradition, this wise and worldly duo offers elegant vocal harmonies and detailed arrangements for guitar, banjo, and accordion. Liam Robison served as a cast member in the Tony Award-winning play, Warhorse and recently music directed the hit Off-Broadway folk opera Hadestown by songwriter Anaïs Mitchell. Jean Rohes songwriting has won accolades from the Independent Music Awards, ASCAP, and the Montreux Jazz Festival vocal contest.

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents
International Guitar Night
7:30 p.m.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Tickets: $29
Tickets are available now via phone, (518) 273-0038, in person, or online at www.troymusichall.org. Tickets are available at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office, 30 Second Street, Troy, Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gypsy jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt is the guest host for International Guitar Night’s 17th year of touring. Lulo will be joined by three new, incredibly dynamic musicians: Italy’s innovative contemporary guitarist Luca Stricagnoli; brilliant young Brazilian composaer/performer Chrystian Dozza, and India’s ground-breaking slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya. Luca's inventive “tapping” techniques have garnered over 7 million views on YouTube. Chrystian has garnered many prestigious awards as one of Brazil’s leading young guitarists. Debashish has invented his own technique for playing classical Indian music on the slide guitar and collaborated with musicians from around the world.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017
Caffè Lena presents
Gibson Brothers
Two shows: 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $37 general admission, $32 members, $18.50 students and children
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Hailed by the International Bluegrass Music Association as Entertainers of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, and writers of the Song of the Year, Leigh and Eric Gibson are operating at peak power. For this intimate concert at Caffe Lena we'll be serenaded by the heart and soul of the Gibson Brothers Band, Leigh and Eric Gibson, accompanied by long-time bassist Mike Barber.

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Friday, February 10, 2017
Caffè Lena presents
Golfstrom
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $9 students and children
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A supremely dreamy night of European pop music from long ago featuring Jonathan Greene on clarinet, the incomparable Sergei Nirenburg on accordion and vocals, Bobby Kendall on string bass, and Brian Mellick on percussion. Their electic repertoire of 1930-60's songs is drawn from film and radio archives from Russia to France, Italy, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Israel, Mexico, Argentina and beyond.

February 10, 11, 12, 2017
Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Winter Folk Music Weekend
The weekend runs from Friday dinner 6:30 p.m. — 8:00 p.m. through Sunday lunch. You can check in any time after 5 p.m. Friday.
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, Kerhonkson NY
For more information: www.folkmusicny.org.org/FAQ_Weekend.html
PAYMENT in full required with reservation. All but $10 is refundable until 1/21/17.
Days and nights of music making, jamming, singing, good conversation Take a hike to take in the great outdoors. This weekend, we make the music, joined by special guests, Lorraine & Bennett Hammond, no formal programs. Bring your voice. Bring your instrument.

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Golden Link Folk Singing Society presents: Ana Egge
7:30 p.m.
Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield, NY 14526
Advance $20 ($15 for Golden Link members); at the door $22 ($17 for Golden Link members); $10 for students; free to children 12 and under
“Ana Egge’s songs are low and lonesome, big square-state noir ballads which she plays on a guitar she built with her own two hands and sings like she’s telling us her deepest, darkest secrets.” —Steve Earle

World Music Institute (WMI) presents
Javier Limón: Flamenco Orígenes
7:30 p.m.
Post-show Q&A with Javier Limón
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center | 129 W 67th St, NYC
Tickets start at $25
Acclaimed Spanish composer, guitarist and internationally recognized producer, Javier Limón presents Flamenco Orígenes, a journey back in time, exploring the origins of Flamenco music. The roots of Flamenco go back to Sephardic music; Arabic music–which is an essential part of the history of the Iberian Peninsula and undisputed pillar of the melodic and rhythmic legacy of the Andalusian music; and Gypsy music, with its origins in Northern India. Flamenco Orígenes features four extraordinary singers representing these musical traditions that exemplify the origins of Flamenco: Christiane Karam (Beirut, Lebanon), Genara Cortés (Malaga, Spain), Tali Rubinstein (Israel) and Shilpa Ananth (Kerala, India). Ten-time Latin Grammy winner Javier Limón is known for his collaborations with Paco de Lucía, Bebo and Chucho Valdés, Anoushka Shankar, Wynton Marsalis, Buika, and Avishai Cohen among others. Through his long and esteemed career he has established himself as an indispensable figure in the genre of Flamenco and beyond. He is currently the artistic director of the Berklee Mediterranean Music Institute and Berklee Latino.
Co-presented with Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center.
This concert is presented as part of World Music Institute’s Origins Series.

Caffè Lena presents
Pesky J. Nixon
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16 general admission, $14 members, $8 students and children
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A fun-loving, crowd-pleasing Boston band that sifts through today's folk scene to find lesser-known gems by contemporary urban balladeers, rowdy southern bluegrassers, and their pals in New England singer-songwriters. They make the songs their own with signature zydeco style accordion, mandolin, tribal percussion, and all manner of stringed instruments.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
FOR FAMILIES: Pushcarts and Postcards: A Hot Cider Walking Tour
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP: $20
Before Snapchat, there were postcards! One hundred years ago, postcards were a wonderful way to share views of new places with friends and family — including images of the exotic Lower East Side! To celebrate our exhibit of historic postcards from the Blavatnik Archive (see “Exhibitions” below), we’ll take to the streets and see what these local sites look like today. We’ll visit the spot where pushcarts reigned supreme and pickles were the original fast food. Along the way we’ll hear what immigrants and tourists alike thought of the “most crowded place on earth.” Afterwards, warm up with hot cider and treats as we create our own postcards. Recommended for families with children ages 4-11.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Tenement Songs: Popular Music of the Jewish Immigrants
3-5 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP: $14 adults; students and seniors $10
Ethnomusicologist Mark Slobin discusses the rise of Yiddish popular music in vaudeville dives, at the Yiddish theater and on parlor pianos in tenement homes during the era of mass migration to the United States. Sing along as Miryem-Khaye Seigel, Lauren Brody, and Jake Shulman-Ment bring this music to life.

Story Sundays at the Glen Sanders Mansion
Voice of the Mountains: Jeanne Robert Foster, an Adirondack Legacy
Dan Berggren and Eileen Egan Mack
5-8 p.m.
Glen Sanders Mansion, 1 Glen Avenue, Scotia, NY
$37 per person (includes entertainment, 3 course dinner, coffee/tea, tax and tip)
Bring someone new and you each save $3 (only one discount/person during non-benefit dinners).
Pay at the door using cash or checks made out to “Story Circle”
Reservations Required: (518) 384-1700 or Kate@KateDudding.com. Please indicate how many of each entree is desired.
Singer/songwriter Dan Berggren and singer/storyteller Eileen Egan Mack will team up for a presentation of “Voice of the Mountains: Jeanne Robert Foster, an Adirondack Legacy.” This program will feature stories and songs that weave a tapestry of life in the late 19th century's Great North Woods. The power of voice and words make this a special journey back in time.
Entrees: Chicken Cutlet, Basil Tomatoes, Smoked Mozzarella, Capellini Twist, Parmesan Cream; Pork Chop with Sage and Apple Chutney; or Pasta Primavera with Fresh Vegetables.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Caffè Lena presents
Monthly Bluegrass Jam with Alan Epstein
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Pay at the door $5
Attention Bluegrass pickers and fans! We're restarting our popular monthly Bluegrass Jam and moving it to “prime time.” Join host Alan Epstein on the 3rd Wednesday of every month for a Bluegrass jam. Alan will start things off with a few tunes and then other jammers will join him on stage or from their seat, filling the Caffé with the sounds of bluegrass. Alan Epstein has been pickin’ the mandolin throughout the country over the last 30 years. Currently living in Washington county, Alan has played in bands in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Michigan and now in upstate New York. Since 2012 Alan been a popular Wernick Method Bluegrass Jam instructor in the area and at camps nationwide.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Caffè Lena presents
The East Pointers
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16 general admission, $14 members, $8 students and children
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They were born out of old-school ceilidhs but all their songs are brand new, written by guitarist Jake Charron, fiddler Tim Chaisson and his cousin, banjoist Koady Chaisson. Vocalists all, the Chaissons are members of Prince Edward Islands reigning musical dynasty. Adreneline-fueled and libel to rattle the rafters, this young trio brings talent and innovation to Celtic-Maritime folk, recreating it as the hippest thing on the market.

Friday, February 17, 2017
The Folkus Project presents
Molly Venter and Goodnight Moonshine
8 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Tickets range from $15 to $20. More info is available at www.folkus.org. Advance sale tickets are available via PayPal and other methods; advance ticket holders receive preferential seating.
When you first hear Goodnight Moonshine it brings a wave of nostalgia, conjuring teenage heartache – then perhaps a similar sensation to falling deeply in love. As the music fades you’re left grappling with what it is to stay in love with something both beautiful and flawed. Courageous unveiling and depth of experience make the collaboration between married couple Molly Venter and Eben Pariser addictively captivating.

Carnegie Hall in partnership with Robert Browning Associates presents
AHMET ERDOGDULAR: CLASSICAL TURKISH MUSIC ENSEMBLE
8:30 p.m.
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street & 7th Avenue, NYC
Tickets: $39, $46. Tickets go on sale August 29 at 8 AM
The Venetian Republic linked the Byzantine and Ottoman empires with Europe. Ahmet Erdoğdular, one of Turkey’s foremost vocalists, is dedicated to preserving and promoting the classical vocal tradition from Ottoman Turkey that many Europeans would have first heard in Venice centuries ago.He studied with his father, Ömer Erdoğdular, an important ney (flute) player who will be performing in this program, and later with Niyazi Sayin, one of the most influential Turkish musicians of the 20th century. His repertoire includes classical vocal music, gazels (sung poetry) and Sufi music, particularly that of the Mevlevi (Whirling Dervishes). Erdoğdular is joined by musicians on ney, oud (lute), kanun (zither) and kemenche (spike fiddle).
This concert is part of Carnegie Hall’s World Views and La Serenissima: Music and Arts from the Venetian Republic (Feb 3–21).

Caffè Lena presents
Flurry Festival Sing Around
8:30 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: Free with Flurry Wristband; General $10
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The Flurry’s finest inaugurate the new Caffé Lena in a relaxed sing-around evening featuring, but not limited to, Kim & Reggie Harris, Quickstep (John Kirk, Trish Miller, Katie Martucci, Ed Lowman) and Waxwing Four (Stefan Amidon, Brendan Taaffe, Adam Simon, Wheaton Squier).

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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Caffè Lena presents
Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $25 general admission, $22 members & Flurry, $12.50 students and children
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Their jaw-dropping, tandem jazz technique and incredible showmanship explains why the New York Times deemed them, “stars of the guitar”! Vignola is the guitarist of choice for Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired” Guitar List for the Wall Street Journal. Raniolo has performed with Bucky Pizzarelli, Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman just to name a few. This duo has performed at the Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Center, and Italy's Teatro Olimpico.

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Sunday, January 19, 2017
NorthWest Family YMCA presents
Acoustic Music Jam
2-4 p.m.
NorthWest Family YMCA, 8040 River Road, Baldwinsville NY 13027
For more information, contact the Arts Director at 315-303-5966 ext. 225.
Cost: Free to members and non-members (no registration needed).
Folk, Traditional, Country, Bluegrass, Rock and Pop music is welcome. The Jam is open to all ages and skill levels, members and non-members alike. No registration is required. Bring your musical instruments (guitar, voice, banjo, mandolin, flute, etc.) and a music stand. Come join in the fun or just to listen. The Jam is hosted by Steve and Karen Pfanenstiel.

Caffè Lena presents
Joziah Longo & Tink Lloyd of the Grand Slambovians
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $25 general admission, $22 members & Flurry, $12.50 students and children
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The righteous, raucous, otherworldly rock of the Grand Slambovians lights up the Dance Tent and mainstage at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival every summer, washing away the cares of the year and leaving us more energized and full of harmony than we'd thought possible. Tonight we bring their festival fans the special, never-before-heard treat of an intimate evening with the King and Queen of Slambovia: guitar, accordion and flutes in hand, and a roomful of willing hearts all to themselves.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The Arts Center of the Capital Region presents
Social Media February: Jewelry & Moscow Mules
5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Arts of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
Cost: $35; Sign up online
Hope to “Cu” at the Arts Center! You’ll learn how to make stamped and textured copper jewelry while enjoying a Moscow Mule. At the end of the night, you’ll bring home your custom creation to show off your new DIY skills.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Secrets of the Synagogue: After Hours Tour Presented with Untapped Cities
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP: $30
Tour our landmark sanctuary after hours and enjoy a wine reception. We’ll share historical secrets of our century old-synagogue, point out some of the building’s most surprising architectural details and hear from archivist Nancy Johnson, co-curator of The Jewish Ghetto in Postcards exhibition (see “Exhibitions” below).

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Friday, February 24, 2017
A Place for Folk presents
Chris Wilson
Opening will be Judy Kass.
Concerts start at 7:30 p.m., Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady, 1221 Wendell Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12308
Tickets: $20 per adult (Family rate, $5 per child 6+ years with paying parent) Students, $10
Reservations appreciated
A native of New York, Chris has received honors across the globe, included winning Best Male Vocalist and Best Overall Performance at the World Championships of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles. His powerful vocals set him apart from anyone in his genre today. His songwriting serves his voice perfectly with a blend of power and simplicity. Chris’s music is, simply put, honest and emotional.
New York based singer-songwriter, Judy Kass, quickly draws in her audience with soulful vocals, no-nonsense lyrical storytelling, and genre-bending exploration of guitar and piano. Her original music blends generous amounts of folk, jazz, and blues with songs that cover the full gamut of mood and experience—ranging from whimsical musings of relationship challenges to her own personal journey of healing from post 9/11 trauma and the loss of numerous colleagues to the terror attacks.

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Eldar
The Bridge Jazz Festival is back for a third year! Two nights of hot jazz as two of the area’s best music venues team up once again for one great event for Capital Region jazz lovers
7:30 p.m.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Ticket: $42, $36, $28 Festival Pass: $60
Tickets are available now via phone, (518) 273-0038, in person, or online at www.troymusichall.org. Tickets are available at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office, 30 Second Street, Troy, Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
In 1977, The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in New Orleans began showcasing a traditional Crescent City brass band. It was a joining of two proud, but antiquated, traditions at the time: social and pleasure clubs dated back over a century to a time when black southerners could rarely afford life insurance, and the clubs would provide proper funeral arrangements. Brass bands, early predecessors of jazz as we know it, would often follow the funeral procession playing somber dirges, then once the family of the deceased was out of earshot, burst into jubilant dance tunes as casual onlookers danced in the streets. By the late ‘70s, few of either existed. The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club decided to assemble this group as a house band, and over the course of these early gigs, the seven-member ensemble adopted the venue's name: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Thirty-five years later, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world famous music machine, whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances. They have revitalized the brass band in New Orleans and around the world, progressing from local parties, clubs, baseball games and festivals in their early years to touring nearly constantly in the U.S. and in over 30 other countries on five continents. The Dirty Dozen have been featured guests on albums by artists including David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Widespread Panic, Modest Mouse, Dave Matthews Band and the Black Crowes.
The New York Times described the New York based pianist and Grammy-nominated artist Eldar Djangirov as “a blend of musical intelligence, organizational savvy, enthusiasm and prowess that was all the more impressive for seeming so casual... an ebullient impressionist.” Jazz Times said, “Maybe he made a pact with Lucifer to be the greatest pianist ever.” When Eldar Djangirov (pronounced john-'gear-ov) was signed to Sony Masterworks at the age of 17, the young pianist from Kansas City was already well known for his prodigious pyrotechnics and precocious knowledge of the bebop tradition. Along the way, he’s had the good fortune to meet and work with the masters including Dr. Billy Taylor, Michael Brecker, Marian McPartland, Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Chris Potter, Nicholas Payton, Harvey Mason, Chris Botti, Joe Locke, Ron Carter, Pat Martino, Roy Hargrove and many others. Through these opportunities and other wonderful musical experiences, Eldar continues to explore new frontiers through composing and performing, enabling him to ultimately to realize his own musical vision.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Grace Kelly Quartet
8:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets $16/$10 Members & Students
Free for Teens Age 13–19 with ID.
At the ripe old age of 24, this straight ahead jazz phenomenon and vocalist has released 10 albums, headlined more than 700 shows in 30 countries, and recorded or performed with notable musicians like Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry Connick, Jr. Grace Kelly is a multi-award winner, most recently named “Alto Sax Player Of The Year” by Hot House Magazine’S 2016 NYC Jazz Fans Awards.

World Music Institute (WMI) presents
Noura Mint Seymali
8:00 p.m.
(Le) Poisson Rouge | 158 Bleecker St, NYC
Tickets $20 in advance / $25 at the door. Standing room and limited unreserved seating
Noura Mint Seymali is one of Mauritania’s foremost musical emissaries and national star of the West African country. Born into a lineage of significant moorish griots, a class of traveling poets, musicians, and storytellers who maintain a tradition of oral history in parts of Africa, Noura’s career began at age 13 as a supporting vocalist to her legendary step-mother Dimi Mint Abba. Her grandmother trained her in musical technique and Noura mastered the ardine, a traditional 9-string harp reserved for women. Having performed on stages across the world, and by collaborating with African music greats, Noura Mint Seymali has established herself as one of the next generation’s most promising artists and an unforgettable voice of Africa.
This concert is presented as part of World Music Institute’s Desert Blues series.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall announces
The Chronicles, Cyrille Aimee, and Maceo Parker
The Bridge Jazz Festival is back for a third year! Two nights of hot jazz as two of the area’s best music venues team up once again for one great event for Capital Region jazz lovers
7:00 p.m.
The Massry Center for the Arts at The College of Saint Rose, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12208
Tickets: $42, $36, $28 Festival Pass: $60
Albany’s own, The Chronicles, are a 6-piece high energy band that brings together Jazz, Funk, Soul, and HipHop into one genre-bending sound. Vocalist Cyrille Aimée fell in love with gypsy music as a child and now happily tours the world with her band as well as in a duo setting with Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo. Maceo Parker’s name is synonymous with Funky Music, his pedigree impeccable; his band: the tightest little funk orchestra on earth.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017
StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Word Plays: I’m Still Here
One of the Special Events associated with the Capital Rep production of “Assisted Loving — Dating with My Dad”
2 p.m.
Fenimore Gallery, Proctors Theatre, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY
Cost: $12. Call box office at (518) 346-6204.
$2 of each ticket is donated to the Schenectady Inner City Ministry Summer Lunch program where they feed 850 children each day
Come enjoy folk tales, historical, personal and literary stories about people who were persistent, who didn’t need assistance and just wouldn’t go away. Storytellers: Siri Allison, Fran Berger, Janet Carter, Marni Gillard, Eileen Egan Mack, Eliud Nieves.

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       ANNOUNCEMENTS

Arts & Business Council of NY announces
2017 Diversity in Arts Leadership Applications Now Open!

Overview
Arts & Business Council of New York will offer its Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) internship program for the 25th year in 2017! DIAL is an investment in building a more equitable arts management field. The program has placed more than 230 students from across the country into over 100 arts nonprofit organizations in NYC to develop leadership and capacity in the business of the arts. Applications for college students and arts hosts are now open!

How It Works
DIAL provides college students working towards careers in the arts or business sectors with a hands-on introduction to arts nonprofits in New York City. We match undergraduate student leaders from underrepresented backgrounds with energetic host arts organizations and business mentors, who guide students’ personal and professional growth throughout the 10-week summer. To ensure an immersive and well-rounded experience, the summer includes:

Full-time work placement at a New York City arts nonprofit
$3,200 summer stipend and unlimited Metrocard for 10 weeks (arts hosts and ABC/NY both contribute)
Weekly site visits to arts host sites
Monthly professional development workshops and cultural outings
A private sector mentor
College Students and Arts Hosts Apply Here!

Priority Application Deadline: January 27, 2017

Final Application Deadline: February 10, 2017


Questions? Emma Osore, eosore@artsandbusiness-ny.org


Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
World Canals Conference 2017: Call for Presentations
Syracuse, September 24 to 28, 2017


Do you have experience to share, lessons learned, or innovative ideas on the topic of Canals as Agents of Transformation? Share it with the world at the 2017 World Canals Conference in Syracuse, September 24 to 28, 2017. The Call for Presentations is now open. We're looking for engaging sessions on innovative development and successes in leveraging historic, cultural and natural assets to drive transformation. Consider these potential topics:
*Innovation in attracting new users to inland waterways and retaining the ones we have
*Transformative development/reinvestment projects
*Recognizing and celebrating waterways through art and public events
*Inspiring and energizing future generations of canallers
*Design, construction, repair and operation of canal structures
*Water quality, environmental remediation and control of invasive species

Visit www.wcc2017syracuse.com for details and to submit a proposal. Proposals must be submitted by March 1, 2017.

About WCC2017: Each year, the WCC brings hundreds of canal enthusiasts, professionals, and scholars from around the world together to discuss canals and inland waterways as a means to promote tourism, spur economic and community development, improve environmental quality, and exchange best practices on protection strategies for historic sites. This will be the first time WCC is to be held in North America since 2010. WCC2017 is co-hosted by the New York State Canal Corporation, Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, and Visit Syracuse. It will be held at Marriott Downtown Syracuse and is sponsored by I Love NY and National Grid, along with many other businesses and foundations.


The Arts Center of the Capital Region announces
Calling Artists, Makers & Crafters: COLLAR CITY CRAFT FEST

Event Dates: April 28 + 29, 2017
Application Deadline: February 8th, 2017

The Arts of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
Spring is just around the corner, and you know what that means... the fifth annual fine arts and crafts event, The Collar City Craft Fest! The Fest will be held on April 28 + 29, 2017 at The Arts Center of the Capital Region, located in the heart of downtown Troy. The Collar City Craft Fest is a juried, indoor showcase of original works that features the Northeast’s top artists and craftspeople (YOU!). We anticipate this spectacular, expanded marketplace will be a draw for the thousands of residents from all over the Capital District and beyond... last year we had over 1,000 people exploring the Craft Fest, so let’s try to top that this year!

The Collar City Craft Fest will capitalize on two popular overlapping events in Troy, each drawing thousands of visitors: Troy Night Out and the Troy Farmers Market. We anticipate drawing extra visitors from these events over the day-and-a-half Fest.

Please join us and apply to be part of this year’s Collar City Craft Fest. We know the Capital Region is full of talented artists, makers, and craftspeople, and this Fest is for you to show us what you have created.


Application deadline: February 8
Acceptance notification mailed: March 6
Booth notification contract and booth fee balance due: March 27
Event dates: Friday, April 28+ Saturday, April 29

Event information available online.
Download a pdf of the Call for Entries with full application details.
All applications must be submitted online, through Submittable.


Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
GRANT OPPORTUNITIES


2017 Canal-Related Event & Festival Sponsorship
Are you planning a canal-related festival in 2017? How about a canal bicentennial event? For the fourth year, Erie Canalway has teamed up with the NYS Canal Corporation to offer sponsorships of up to $500 for events or festivals taking place in the National Heritage Corridor from May through November 2017. Qualifying events must promote or celebrate the distinctive historic, cultural, scenic, or recreational resources of the canal corridor. Eligible applicants include municipalities or nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. Proposals that significantly acknowledge the canal’s 200th anniversary will be given priority consideration.
Deadline: February 17, 2017. Details: www.eriecanalway.org/resources/grants

Preserve New York and Technical Assistance Grants
Applications are now available to eligible municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to compete for 2017 Preserve New York and Technical Assistance Grants (TAG), signature grant programs of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and Preservation League of New York State. Grants of up to $3,000 are available, with a required $500 match from each applicant. The Preservation League of NYS will offer a series of workshops on these grant programs. The Erie Canalway has provided support for the TAG program in the National Heritage Corridor and is co-sponsoring the workshop series. Workshops will be held on 1/31/17 in Buffalo, 2/1/17 in Seneca Falls, and 2/2/17 in Syracuse. Please contact the Preservation League at 518-462-5658 x12 for additional details and to register for a workshop.
Deadline: March 27, 2017. Details: www.preservenys.org/tag---technical-assistance-grants.html

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation Grants to Commemorate Women’s Suffrage 2017 also marks 100 years since New York State signed women’s suffrage into law. The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has partnered with Humanities New York to launch a Centennial Historic Roadside Marker Grant Program to commemorate the people, places, or things instrumental to women gaining the right to vote in New York State.
Deadlines: February 1, 2017 Submission of primary sources and proposed marker inscription; 2/15/17 Application Deadline. Details: www.wgpfoundation.org


The Arts Center of the Capital Region announces
CALL FOR ARTISTS + CURATORS!

Application Deadline: February 28th, 2017, at 11:59 p.m.
The Arts of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
The Arts Center of the Capital Region is pleased to announce the annual Call for Entries. Submissions will be considered for opportunities including solo exhibitions, small and large group exhibitions, installations, and more.

Visual artists in all media — painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, video, photography, mixed media, etc. — are invited to submit proposals for consideration for exhibition in our galleries. There is a separate application for curatorial proposals.
For more information, visit https://www.artscenteronline.org/Call-for-Entries-2017/




ONGOING EXHIBITIONS AND PRODUCTIONS
Caribbean Cultural Center| African Diaspora Institute presents
HOME, MEMORY, AND FUTURE
Opening: October 15: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
October 16: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
120 East 125th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues, New York, NY
Admission: Free
The 3-part exhibition explores HOME in the age of gentrification, dislocation, migration, exile, belonging, health and unaffordable housing. The exhibition will feature work from 20 artists of various mediums, including augmented reality. Renowned curator, Lowery Stokes Sims joins Yasmin Ramirez, Marta Moreno Vega and Regina Bultrón Bengoa in curating HOME, MEMORY, AND FUTURE.
PART I | HARLEM: EAST AND WEST
Will be installed on the street level of the new building, and will feature the work of pioneering photographers who have chronicled the people, places, and events in East and West Harlem from the 1970s to the present, demonstrating the rich interaction between these two distinctive sections within this historic neighborhood. It will feature the work of three renowned photographers, Hiram Maristany, Dawoud Bey, and Chester Higgins.
PART II | HARLEM AND HOME IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT
Will be installed on the second floor, and will feature work by painters, sculptors and installation artist that demonstrates how the concept of “home” represents a universal and universally experienced concept for artists of color from diverse origins. The selected work will demonstrate how memory can be relied upon to recreate, imagine and reconstruct cultural traditions in varied efforts to establish “home” in distant environments. It will feature the work of artists, Antonio Martorell, Abigail DeVille, Pepon Osorio, Whitfield Lovell, Dr. Amalia Mesa-Bains, Adrian “Viajero” Roman, Scherazade Garcia, Nicole Awai.
PART III | MI QUERIDO BARRIO (MY BELOVED COMMUNITY) AUGMENTED REALITY EXHIBITION
The ‘virtual’ exhibition, Mi Querido Barrio (My Beloved Community), which will be mounted outdoors and in ‘cyberspace’ using augmented reality technology, will feature site-specific pieces by local artists focusing on physical locations of importance within the social history of El Barrio. It will feature the work of artists, Tamiko Thiel, Yasmin Hernandez, Adrian “Viajero” Roman, Edgardo Miranda Rodriguez, Alejandro Epifanio, Oliver Rios, Andrew Padilla, Edwin Pagan, Bianca DeJesus, Mariona Lloreta, Kearra Amaya Gopee, and Michael Cordero.


October 15, 2016 — March 2017

Taller Boricua presents
ARTE Y EL AMOR
Arte y El Amor is co-curated by Esperanza Cortés and Marcos Dimas
Opening Reception November 17, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays 12-6 p.m.; Thursdays 1-7 p.m.; Fridays & Saturdays 12-6 p.m.
Taller Boricua Gallery, At the Julia de Burgos Latino Arts Center, 1680 Lexington Avenue at E 106th Street, in the heart of East Harlem, NYC
Admission is always free
Arte y El Amor is an exhibition of artist couples, who are also lovers, confidants, friends and life-partners. Artist couples can be both volatile and short-lived partnerships, as well as enduring, inspirational life-long unions. Artists influence each other with ideas and materials, as well as philosophical, political and sociological views of the world. While it is still unusual for artist couples to exhibit together, this exhibition explores how these influences find their way into their work. The exhibition delves into the creative interplay of eight creative couples whose work encompasses sculpture, painting, installation, poetry, music and performance, usually independently—but sometimes collaboratively. This exhibition puts their art into the context of their lives, and shows that both complimentary and widely divergent styles are sustained by loving relationships.

Lina Puerta & Alexis Duque
lliana Garcia & Robert Dandarov
Leenda Bonilla & Luis Pagan
Michelle Marcuse & Henry Bermudez
Elena Calderon & Agustin Patiño
John Ahern & Juanita Lanzo
Maria Dominguez & JuanMa Morales
Shervone Neckles & José Ortiz

November 17, 2016 —February 28, 2017

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
The Jewish Ghetto in Postcards: From Eastern Europe to the Lower East Side
Presented in partnership with the Blavatnik Archive
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
Hours: Sunday – Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
RSVP: $30 in advance; $45 at the door.
From 1880 to 1924, one-third of the Jewish population left the shtetls and cities of Eastern Europe for the United States, fleeing persecution and seeking economic opportunity. On these shores and on the Lower East Side, immigrants found themselves in a new kind of densely populated urban neighborhood. Still, echoes of the old country could be found in the cries of the marketplace, the plaintive tunes of the synagogue, and most of all in the shared Yiddish language of neighbors. The Jewish Ghetto in Postcards presents rarely seen images of shtetl life in Europe and the “Ghetto” of the old Jewish Lower East Side. In captivating color and stark black and white, these vintage postcards provide snapshots of vanished places that are at the heart of the early 20th-century Jewish experience.

Look for these events on the calendar associated with this exhibition:

Hot Cider Walking Tour of the Jewish Lower East Side
Monday, December 26 and Wednesday, December 28 at 1 p.m.

After Hours: Candlelight Tour and Soiree
Tuesday, December 27 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Talk: Clairvoyant Housewives, Cookbook Mavens and Advice Givers
Sunday, February 5 at 2 p.m.

For Families: Pushcarts and Postcards — Hot Cider Walking Tour
Sunday, February 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Talk & Music: Tenement Songs - Popular Music of Jewish Immigrants
Sunday, February 12 from 3 to 5 p.m.

After Hours: Secrets of the Synagogue
Thursday, February 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

December 15, 2016 — March 8, 2017

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Winter Storytellers Series 2017
Wednesdays, January 4 — March 1, 2017
12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
SUNY Empire State College, 2 Union Avenue, Room 126, Saratoga Springs
Free and open to the public. No reservations required.
Presented by the Academy for Lifelong Learning

January 4 – Kate Dudding – “People Who Made a Difference”
January 11 – Carol and Kent Gregson – “Adirondack Living”
January 18 – Margaret French – “Improbable Adventures”
January 25 – Joe Peck – “Musings About Life on a Busy Dairy Farm”
February 1 – Betty Cassidy – “Life Stories”
February 8 – Christie Keegan – “Animal Stories”
February 16 – Jeannine Laverty – “Stories from History”
February 22 – Siri Allison – “All’s Fair in Love and War”
March 1 – Snow Date

For more information, contact the Academy at 587-2100 x 2415 or visit www.esc.edu/all

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