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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
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.
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.

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
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.

Saturday, February 4, 2017
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.

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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Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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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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

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Sunday, February 12, 2017
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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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).

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Friday, February 24, 2017
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.

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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

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.




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

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