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Thursday, November 3, 2016
Albany Institute of History & Art announces
Work of Art: Silent Art Auction and Cocktail Party
Celebrating 225 Years of History & Art
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
For more information, contact Briana Thomas at 518/463-4478 x 412, thomasb@albanyinstitute.org
Tickets: From $75
Join us for the 5th annual Work of Art fundraiser! Preview our upcoming exhibition, Rock & Roll Icons: Photographs by Patrick Harbron, savor delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, and enjoy lively music. This event features a contemporary art auction with a wide selection of pieces by local artists. Bid in this silent auction to spruce up your own home or find the perfect gift, all while supporting local artists and the Albany Institute. Proceeds from the art auction are split 50/50 between the artist and the Albany Institute.

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
7:30 p.m.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Tickets: $37, $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.
Together for over 23 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — famously named after an autograph by blues legend Albert Collins — has appeared in concert venues across the world, sold millions of records, and had their music appear in hundreds of movies and television shows. With sold out concerts from the Hollywood Bowl to Lincoln Center, appearances with many of the country’s finest symphony orchestras, and television appearances ranging from Dancing with the Stars to Super Bowl XXXIII, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy continues its decades long mission to celebrate and revitalize jazz and swing music — America’s original musical art form — and bring joy to audiences around the world. 2016 marks the 23rd anniversary of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s remarkable arrival onto the music scene. Since its formation in the early nineties in Ventura, California, the band has toured virtually nonstop, performing on average over 150 shows a year, and has produced a sizable catalog of recorded music, with sales of over 2 million albums to date. Early on, during their legendary residency at the Derby nightclub in Los Angeles, they reminded the world, in the midst of the grunge era no less, that it was still cool to swing. The band, cofounded by singer Scotty Morris and drummer Kurt Sodergren, was at the forefront of the swing revival of that time, blending a vibrant fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz, swing, and dixieland, with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s all original core line-up includes Scotty Morris (lead vocals and guitar), Kurt Sodergren (drums), Dirk Shumaker (double bass and vocals), Andy Rowley (baritone saxophone and vocals), Glen “The Kid” Marhevka (trumpet), Karl Hunter (saxophones and clarinet) and Joshua Levy (piano and arranger). Joining them on the road are Anthony Bonsera Jr. (trumpet) and Alex Henderson (trombone.)

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Friday, November 4 2016
The Folkus Project presents
Robin and Linda Williams

May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Tickets range from $15 to $30 for Folkus Project shows. More info is available at www.folkus.org. Advance sale tickets are available via PayPal and other methods; advance ticket holders receive preferential seating.
For more than four decades, Robin and Linda Williams have made it their mission to perform the music that they love, “a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with wide-ranging melodicism.” Today some might call it Americana, but these two revered music masters were living and breathing this elixir 20 years before that label was turned into a radio format.

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Saturday, November 5, 2016
ArtsWestchester announces
Studio Café
Local Brews * Fresh Art * Live Music
8 p.m.
Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY
Tickets: $95. Advance ticket purchase online.
The Arts & Crafts Beer Fest is not your typical beer fest. Organized by the county’s leader in the arts, ArtsWestchester, it’s a curated “exhibition” showcasing the art of the brewmaster. New York State Craft Beer breweries are paired with select events at Westchester’s renowned cultural institutions. Now through November, take in the best our county has to offer in visual art and music while Half Time Beverage pours our state’s most innovative hop and barley artisans.
Pelham Art Center’s 19th annual Studio Café features area restaurants, live music, open studios and galleries, affordable art and luxury auction items. Enjoy loads of fun, lots of food and New York State craft beers in the tented courtyard at the hottest party in Pelham.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture: Darren Walker
6:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP: Pay what you wish
Darren Walker is President of the Ford Foundation and has been a leader in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors working on a variety of social justice issues including urban development, human rights, and free expression. Presented with the Ford Foundation.

November 9–12
Irish Arts Center presents Masters in Collaboration XI: Liam Ó Maonlaí and Cassandra Wilson in Conversation CONVERSATION: NOVEMBER 9: Audiences will be welcomed behind the scenes during an exclusive midweek conversation, moderated by Mick Moloney. Free admission.
Performances: November 11 — 12 | 8 PM
Donaghy Theatre, Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st., New York, NY 100
Tickets: $55 premium ($44 members) and $44 general ($35 members)
“The Irish Arts Center creates unexpected marriages” proclaimed Bill Whelan in introducing Ireland Rising, our Centenary concert celebration this past spring. Indeed one of the most magical elements of that night was the palpable chemistry between Irish folk singer Liam Ó Maonlaí and American jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson as they performed a moving duet of Van Morrison’s “Tupelo Honey.” From that heart-stopping moment on April 22nd, the first meeting of these two iconic artists, it was clear there was destined to be more to the story. And so we are thrilled to bring Liam and Cassandra together for a week of more musical magic in the eleventh installment of our Masters in Collaboration Series. Launched in 2008 with Paul Brady and Sarah Siskind, Masters in Collaboration brings artists together to stimulate creativity, reward risk, and awaken a dynamic musical conversation between Ireland and the United States.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Irish Arts Center presents ModErin Choreography Workshop with Darrah Carr 6:30-9 p.m.
Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st., New York, NY 100
Tickets: $55 general / $45 members
Artistic director of Darrah Carr Dance, Darrah Carr, will take get an in-depth look combining Irish dance footwork and spatial patterns with Modern dance arm and torso movements. Darrah Carr describes her style as ModERIN: a playful combination of contemporary Modern dance and traditional Irish step. During this special master class, get an in-depth look at the development of ModERIN and learn how Carr combines Irish dance footwork and spatial patterns with Modern dance arm and torso movements. Participants will have the opportunity to learn a phrase from the Darrah Carr Dance’s repertory will experiment with creating and combining their own dance steps in new and innovative ways. Open to beginning, intermediate, and advanced dancers. Participation exercises will be adjusted based upon the dancers’ levels of experience.

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents
A.J. Croce
7:30 p.m.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Tickets: All tickets $27
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.
From his debut as a jazz influenced blues artist to his evolution into a pop music iconoclast, A.J. Croce has traveled a circuitous musical road leading to his new album Twelve Tales. Son of legend Jim Croce, A.J.’s career began with opening for B.B. King at age 18. In the span of a 20+ year career, A.J. has headlined festivals, concerts and major listening venues worldwide. Twelve Tales includes collaborations with Leon Russell, Allen Toussaint, and “Cowboy” Jack Clement.

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Friday, November 11, 2016
Flushing Town Hall announces
Coreyah: Seoul Folks
8:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $16/$10 Members and Students
Breaking the barrier between traditional and contemporary popular Korean music, Coreyah is a Korean world music band comprised of four Korean traditional instrument players, a guitarist and a world music percussionist. This group’s unique composition allows them to blend a wide range of genres including Korean traditional narrative song — pansori with western rock, and the sounds of South America, Africa and the Balkan Peninsula.

World Music Institute (WMI) presents
Seu Jorge: The Life Aquatic – A Tribute to David Bowie
8 p.m.
The Town Hall | 123 W. 43rd Street, NYC
SECOND SHOW ADDED NOVEMBER 12!
Tickets start at $45
Seu Jorge, one of Brazil’s most talented contemporary singers, rose to international fame in the Wes Anderson film The Life Aquatic. In his acclaimed role as Pele dos Santos, a singing sailor, Seu Jorge performed several of of David Bowie’s songs in the film. But in a twist, he did it in Portuguese, accompanying himself simply on acoustic guitar. Seu Jorge’s adaptations in Portuguese of David Bowie’s music underscore the breadth and depth of his compositions and have gone on to have a significant cultural impact. In commemoration of David Bowie’s recent passing, Seu Jorge performs a special tribute to him while recreating the set to the film The Life Aquatic on stage alongside screens crafted as boat sails that will be displaying images from the film.
Co-presented with (le) Poisson Rouge. This concert is presented as part of World Music Institute’s Masters of Brazilian music series.

Saturday, November 12, 2016
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents
Laurie Berkner, Solo
11 a.m.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Tickets: $35, $25, VIP Package $65
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.
Bestselling, award-winning children”s recording artist Laurie Berkner brings her “Greatest Hits Tour” to the Capital District in this family show at the Music Hall. Kids should plan to bring their dancing shoes and a stuffed animal (for their heads)! At her solo shows, in addition to familiar hits, Laurie performs fan favorites along with songs that don’t always fit with a full-band performance: tunes with simpler arrangements, hand motions, and a cappella singing. Her show encourages kids and grown-ups alike to get up and dance. To give everyone a chance to catch their breath between high-energy moments, the concert also includes quieter interludes. A former preschool music teacher by day and indie rocker by night, Laurie Berkner started selling her music more than fifteen years ago out of her living room on her own label, Two Tomatoes Records. Laurie has received tremendous critical acclaim. The Wall Street Journal called Laurie “one of the most popular children’s performers in America ... her music is distinctive because it speaks to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grown-ups.”

Flushing Town Hall announces
Diwali Festival
1-4 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $20/$15 Members/$10 Students and Children
Celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, with folk dances from historic India. Master dancers from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan join forces to celebrate Diwali with traditional regional dances from all three countries.

World Music Institute (WMI) presents
Seu Jorge: The Life Aquatic – A Tribute to David Bowie
8 p.m.
The Town Hall | 123 W. 43rd Street, NYC
SECOND SHOW ADDED NOVEMBER 12! (see also November 11)
Tickets start at $45
Seu Jorge, one of Brazil’s most talented contemporary singers, rose to international fame in the Wes Anderson film The Life Aquatic. In his acclaimed role as Pele dos Santos, a singing sailor, Seu Jorge performed several of of David Bowie’s songs in the film. But in a twist, he did it in Portuguese, accompanying himself simply on acoustic guitar. Seu Jorge’s adaptations in Portuguese of David Bowie’s music underscore the breadth and depth of his compositions and have gone on to have a significant cultural impact. In commemoration of David Bowie’s recent passing, Seu Jorge performs a special tribute to him while recreating the set to the film The Life Aquatic on stage alongside screens crafted as boat sails that will be displaying images from the film.
Co-presented with (le) Poisson Rouge. This concert is presented as part of World Music Institute’s Masters of Brazilian music series.

Robert Browning Associates presents
DEREK GRIPPER/ TRIO DA KALI
Malian Voices

8:30 p.m.
Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York, NY
Tickets: $39, $46 Tickets go on sale August 29 at 8 a.m. This concert is part of Carnegie Hall’s World Views
This exciting 2-part program features South African guitarist Derek Gripper, who has transcribed the kora (harp-lute) music of Malian masters Toumani Diabaté, Ballaké Sissoko and others for classical guitar, and Trio da Kali a group of musicians from the Mandé culture of southern Mali who come from a long line of distinguished griots (oral historians /praise singers). Derek Gripper, acknowledged for his virtuosity throughout the world, recently searched for new directions in African music and has magically conjured anew a centuries-old ancient African musical heritage. Trio da Kali is comprised of Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté, daughter of the legendary Kasse Mady Diabaté and one of the finest griot voices in Mali; master balafon (xylophone) player Lassana Diabaté, formerly of Afrocubism and Toumani Diabaté’s Symmetric Orchestra; and bass ngoni (lute) player Mamadou Kouyaté, the eldest son of the instrument’s leading exponent, Bassekou Kouyaté, and one of Mali’s most creative musicians of the new generation.

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Monday, November 14, 2016
Irish Arts Center presents Muldoon’s Picnic 7:30 p.m.
Donaghy Theatre, Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st, New York, NY 10019
Tickets: $40 premium ($32 members); $35 general ($28 members)
Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet, New Yorker Poetry Editor, and pop music lyricist Paul Muldoon returns for his fifth season of monthly words-and-music jamborees, joined by his house band Rogue Oliphant and a stunning lineup of world-class special guests from the across the spectrum of music and literature. Some of the most special and surprising moments in our season happen at the Picnic so book your tickets early for this “only in New York” experience. Featuring Nicholson Baker, The Lost Brothers, Mick Moloney, Eileen Myles, and David Remnick.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts presents
ARLO GUTHRIE – RUNNING DOWN THE ROAD TOUR
8 p.m.
The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY 14456
Tickets: $49.50 Orchestra, $39.50 Balcony
Folk music icon Arlo Guthrie is a legendary artist who shares timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs as he carries on the Guthrie family legacy. With his singular voice as both a singer-songwriter and social commentator, he has maintained a dedicated fan base that spans the globe. On the heels of the sold-out Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour, Arlo Guthrie plunges into another musical trip certain to be a flashback inducing, mind-expanding show. For the Running Down The Road Tour, Arlo will again hit the road with his band to fully embody the best of Guthrie’s catalogue from the late sixties and early seventies. Featuring the most outstanding cuts from Arlo (1968), Running Down The Road (1969), Washington County (1970) along with many others, this tour exemplifies the sound that shaped a generation. Guthrie’s upcoming tour promises to take the audience back to the most remarkable, far-out era.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture: Janette Sadik-Khan
6:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP: Pay what you wish
As New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner from 2007–13. Janette Sadik-Khan introduced pedestrian plazas, bike lanes, and bike sharing. She is Chair of the Strategic Advisory Board of the National Association of City Transportation Officials.

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents
Big Head Todd and the Monsters
with special guests Mud Morganfield, Billy Branch, and Ronnie Baker Brooks present:
The Songs of Willie Dixon
7:30 p.m.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Tickets: $45, $36
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.
If you’re a fan of Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley, or Jimi Hendrix, and the Rolling Stones, then you’ve heard the songs of Willie Dixon. Big Head Todd and the Monsters will join forces with three second-generation blues stars, Mud Morganfield, Billy Branch and Ronnie Baker Brooks, to pay tribute to one of the pillars of modern blues, and one of the most influential songwriters of early rock and roll. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend, Dixon has been called the “poet laureate of the blues,” having written over 500 songs, including such immortal hits as “You Shook Me,” “Wang Dang Doodle,” “Spoonful,” “Little Red Rooster,” “I Just Wanna Make Love to You,” “Hoochie Coochie Man,” and “Bring It On Home.” Big Head Todd and the Monsters are best known for their platinum-selling record Sister Sweetly, but have also been fans of blues music since their first days together playing music in high school. In 1997 they recorded a song with John Lee Hooker for their album Beautiful World, but it was in 2011 that the band really delved into the blues with their first Big Head Blues Club project, 100 years of Robert Johnson, which featured guest appearances by BB King, Hubert Sumlin, Charlie Musselwhite, Honeyboy Edwards, and more.
Joining the band for this tour will be three great blues singers with royal blood. Mud Morganfield is the eldest son of Muddy Waters and has been taking the world’s blues festivals by storm of late and recently released a Blues Music Award-winning album with Fabulous Thunderbirds front man Kim Wilson. Billy Branch is a three-time Grammy Award nominee and played harmonica in Willie Dixon’s Chicago Blues All-Stars band. Ronnie Baker Brooks, son of Chicago blues master Lonnie Brooks, is an accomplished blues guitarist who headlined at the 2013 Chicago Blues Festival and performed internationally at the Notodden Blues Festival in Norway.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016
World Music Institute (WMI) presents
Meredith Monk & Ani Choying Drolma
7 and 9 p.m.
National Sawdust, 80 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY
Tickets are $45/ VIP tickets with table service $65
The world premiere of Meredith Monk and Nepalese singer Ani Choying Drolma performing an evening of works, each offering an engagement with art as spiritual practice. Meredith Monk is a composer, singer, director, choreographer, filmmaker, and creator of new opera, music-theater works, films and installations. Considered one of the most significant creative forces in the performing arts of the past 50 years, she is a pioneer of what is now called “extended vocal technique” and “interdisciplinary performance.” Celebrated internationally, her work has been presented at major venues throughout the world. In September 2015, Ms. Monk received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama.
Ani Choying Drolma, is a Nepalese Buddhist nun who performs worldwide singing traditional and modernized Buddhist chants as well as Nepali and Tibetan songs to support her numerous humanitarian efforts including the education of young girls, care of the elderly, and providing medical services for the underprivileged and dispossessed through her Nuns Welfare Foundation. Her autobiography,
Singing for Freedom, is an international bestseller and she is Nepal’s first ever appointed UNICEF ambassador. Meredith Monk and Ani Choying Drolma first met in 2005 while performing at the opening of the McGuire Theater at the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis, MN.

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Friday, November 18, 2016
Flushing Town Hall announces
NEA Jazz Masters Summit Concert
8 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $42/$32 Members/$20 Students; Table Package: $125/$100 Members (Reserved Table for 2, Wine and Snacks)
This historic jazz concert features FIVE NEA Jazz Masters, recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz: Jimmy Heath (saxophones), Barry Harris (piano), Jimmy Owens (trumpet), George Coleman (saxophones), and Jimmy Cobb (drum), joined by bassist David Wong. This is truly a once-in-a-life-time event!

The Folkus Project presents
Acoustic Guitar Project

May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Tickets range from $15 to $30 for Folkus Project shows. More info is available at www.folkus.org. Advance sale tickets are available via PayPal and other methods; advance ticket holders receive preferential seating.
“One guitar. One week. One song” is the tagline of the Acoustic Guitar Project, an international songwriting project that originated in New York City and has spread throughout the world; and now to Syracuse! Join us for a special evening as we present five local singer/songwriters doing what they do best.

November 18–20, 2016
Irish Arts Center presents Darrah Carr Dance: Celtic Jazz Tryst with Tara O’Grady and her Black Velvet Band Friday and Saturday | 8 p.m. Sunday | 3 p.m.
Family Shows: Saturday and Sunday | 11 a.m.
Donaghy Theatre, Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st, New York, NY 10019
Tickets: $35 premium ($28 members) and $25 general ($20 members); Family shows: All tickets $15
On the heels of last season’s delightful collaboration, the Bessie award-nominated Darrah Carr Dance reunites with jazz vocalist Tara O’Grady and her Black Velvet Band for Celtic Jazz Tryst – a playful fusion of swing dance, tap rhythms, and Irish dance steps. Inspired by O’Grady, the “Irish-American Jazz Powerhouse” (Irish Central), Artistic Director Darrah Carr premieres exuberant new works for the cast of championship Irish dancers set to O’Grady’s jaunty sound spanning Celtic, folk, funk, blues, jazz, and swing. As a special highlight of the program, guest choreographer Seán Curran evokes the romance and charm of the Big Band Era with his whimsical piece On the Six

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Saturday, November 19, 2016
ArtsWestchester announces its
2016 GALA
The Ritz Carleton, Westchester, NY
Now is the time to reserve your tickets, tables and journal ads for ArtsWestchester’s not-to-be missed Gala party. Whether as a corporate sponsor or individual arts patron, you’ll be in good company at ArtsWestchester’s extraordinary event. ArtsWestchester is once again “puttin on the Ritz” for its annual gala on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the Ritz-Carlton, Westchester. Get ready for a rockin’ good time because we keep the FUN in fundraising! Proceeds from the gala support the programs and services of ArtsWestchester, working in schools, community sites, human services agencies, and after-school programs to insure the availability, accessibility, and diversity of the arts in Westchester County.

Robert Browning Associates presents
LA BANDA MORISCA
From Andalusia to North Africa and the Near East

8:00 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn
Tickets: $25; seniors, students $21
La Banda Morisca, from Jerez de la Frontera in the heart of Andalusia, performs an intoxicating blend of traditional flamenco with Arab-Andalusian melodies and rock. Composed of musicians from different backgrounds who have collaborated with many remarkable world music bands, including Radio Tarifa, La Banda Morisca evokes the cultural heritage of ancient al-Andalus and its reflection in the sounds of the current Andalusia, the Maghreb, and the Near East. The group features a singer and four musicians on traditional and contemporary instruments, including oud (lute), guitarra Morisca (Moorish guitar), tarota (oboe), banjo, bass, percussion, saxophones, and drums.

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Sunday, November 20, 2016
NorthWest Family YMCA presents
Acoustic Music Jam
2-4 p.m.
NorthWest Family YMCA, 8040 River Road, Baldwinsville NY 13027
Contact: The Art Director, at 303-5966 ext. 225
Cost: Free
Traditional, Folk, Country, Bluegrass and Rock music is welcome. 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 music stand. Come join the fun or just come to listen. The Jam is hosted by Steve Pfanenstiel.

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Saturday, November 26, 2016
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents
Jackie Evancho
7:30 p.m.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Tickets: $79, $59, $49, $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.
Jackie’s first performance on America’s Got Talent left audiences and judges astonished that such a perfect, beautiful, soprano voice could come from a 10-year-old girl. The young soprano from Pittsburgh with the stunning voice won runner-up and launched her music career, signing with Columbia Records, shortly thereafter. Since her appearance on the show that made her famous Jackie has been able to break through being typecast as “reality show singer” and has established herself as a legitimate force within the classical crossover genre. In the short time since gaining fame, Jackie’s unique, gorgeous, soprano voice has won her millions of fans and her recordings have dominated the music and DVD charts. Now 16 years old, she released three covers: “Writings On the Wall,” “Safe and Sound,” “Coming Home,” and one new original song written especially for her, “Apocalypse.” These new releases are part of Jackie’s plan to evolve musically.

Earlville Opera House presents
Bandits on the Run
Mischievous Indie Americana
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Order tickets online.
Bandits on the Run are your friendly neighborhood criminals, whose sole purpose is to reinvigorate the element of surprise by making musical mischief in unexpected places. At the center of this dangerous crime ring are Roy Dodger, guitar and vocals (a.k.a. Adrian Enscoe); Bonanza Jellyfish, cello and vocals (a.k.a. Sydney Shepherd); and “Clarissa,” percussion and vocals (a.k.a. Regina Strayhorn). Bandits on the Run is a Brooklyn-based trio, notorious for stealing hearts and serenading strangers. They first gained infamy conducting “musical sticks-ups” in the subways of New York City with their three part-harmony and nostalgic sensibilities. All three bring their unique voices and songwriting abilities to the table, creating a variety of sounds and styles that create a musical web of sound hard to pin down, and even harder to resist. To your ears, these whimsical criminals will sound like a nostalgic medley of old and new. Their tools are various and sundry, a motley mix of off-beat pop music covers, reworked jazz and rock standards, and originals that’ll make you feel like deja vu all over again. They’ve amassed a collection of songs, stolen and original alike, that some say would charm the pants off of even the most callous New Yorker.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture: Gary Hattern
6:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP: Pay what you wish
Gary Hattem is president of the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, Managing Director of their Community Development Finance Group, and a former community-based low-income housing developer.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS AND PRODUCTIONS


Fenimore Art Museum at Cooperstown announces
Traditions of Spirit and Ritual: The Thaw Collection of American Indian Art
April 1–May 9: Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
May 10–October 10 (Columbus Day): Open Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
October 11–December 31 Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 State Route 80, Cooperstown, New York
For more information, call 607 547 1450
Since ancient times, Native American peoples have celebrated their beliefs and practices through daily, seasonal, and special occasion rituals, affirming their life and identity. Both art and ritual are powerful expressions that honor mythological beings, spirit beings, and ancestors – conveying the spiritual power of the natural world. In this exhibit, see over 50 art objects from the Thaw Collection created by Native American men and women for specific rituals and ceremonies. Discover the arts associated with fundamental aspects of Native American life – the hunt and harvest, feasting, warfare, adornment, and shamanism.

April 1, 2016 —December 31, 2016

Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute presents
Portraits of Hope: Faces of Refugee Resettlement in Central New York
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Museum of Art, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502, 315/797-0000
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.
The exhibition Portraits of Hope: Faces of Refugee Resettlement in Central New York depicts survivors of war, genocide, and political strife who came to the US and settled in the Utica region after living in refugee camps in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. This exhibition of more than 30 photographs celebrates diversity, and confronts stereotypes about resettlement while exploring the challenges and aspirations of local refugees starting over in a new land.

Since 1982, the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees has welcomed more than 15,000 people to Utica, which now enjoys one of the highest concentrations of refugees of any American city. Lynne Browne, working with Dr. Kathryn Stam’s and SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s project Refugees Starting Over, photographed the subjects of Portraits of Hope at cultural events in Utica and Rome from 2012 to 2016. While many of the subjects came to Utica over the past 15 years, some arrived only a few days before they were photographed. The portraits capture the pain of the past as well as the promise of a new future: memories of love and joy mingle with the distress of departure and novel experiences, both bright and bewildering, in a new land.

Presented in conjunction with The World through His Lens (see description below), the photographs in
Portraits of Hope illustrate the pride and happiness our local refugees share in their culture and traditions, and the joy they find in celebrations that honor and welcome their heritages in our community.

June 12, 2016 — December 31, 2016


Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute presents
The World through His Lens: Steve McCurry Photographs
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Museum of Art, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502, 315/797-0000
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Guided Tours: Wednesdays and Saturdays, at 1 p.m., Fridays, 1 and 6 p.m.
Admission: $10, Students $5, Children 12 and under free, Members Free
The World through His Lens: Steve McCurry Photographs is an exhibition of more than 60 large-scale photographs by renowned National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry (famous for his cover image Afghan Girl). The MWPAI Museum of Art is the only venue for this exhibition.

McCurry looks at the world with an immediacy that appeals to the heart. In the tradition of Dorothea Lang and Jacob Riis, McCurry’s evocative images reveal collective human struggles and explore diverse societies across the boundaries of language and culture. Organized around universal themes of personal adornment, place, and ritual, exhibition will include unforgettable images from across six continents and spanning ancient traditions, international conflict, and vanishing cultures.

McCurry is known for capturing unexpected moments. He has been one of the most important figures in contemporary photography for more than thirty years. While international in scope, these photographs will resonate with Mohawk Valley audiences with stunning images of many of the countries—Thailand, Burma-Myanmar, Laos, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Russia, India and Pakistan—represented by the region’s immigrant and refugee communities. Through his lens, McCurry finds the sublime in the everyday.


June 12, 2016 — December 31, 2016


Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art presents the
CAMPSITE: Hudson Valley Artists 2016
Curated by Corinna Ripps Schaming
Opening reception: Saturday, June 25, 5-7 p.m.
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 a.m-5 p.m.
Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery and North Gallery, Samuel Dorsksy Museum of Art, State University of New York, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845.257.3844
Suggested Donation: $5
CAMPSITE: Hudson Valley Artists 2016 draws inspiration from the traditions, rituals, and aesthetics associated with the region’s rich history of summer camps. From tent grounds to sleepaway camps to pleasure resorts, these sites conjure up the promise of new adventures, diversions, libidinal pursuits, and unfettered experimentation. Summer camp can be an escape, a state of mind, or a metaphor by which to confront emotional longings and dislocations of daily life. Moving freely across artistic disciplines and mediums, including performance, textiles, painting, drawing, installation, video, and photography, CAMPSITE promises to transform the museum space into a locus of visual pleasures and unexpected activities where playful exploration leads to more serious engagement with the larger world.

The 14 participating artists are: Jessica Baker, Black Lake (Susan Jennings and Slink Moss), Elizabeth Ennis, Tara Fracalossi, Chris Freeman, Laura Kaufman, Thomas Lail, Meg Lipke, Michael Covello Odalla, Ruby Palmer, Jeff Starr, Amy Taluto, Katharine Umsted, and Chris Victor.


June 18, 2016 —November 13, 2016

The Noble Maritime Collection presents
“Modern Ruins: Paintings by Anna Held Audette (1939–2013)” Opening Reception, Sunday, 17, 2016, 2-4 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Noble Maritime Collection, located in the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building D, Staten Island, NY 10301
For more information about the exhibition, call (718) 447-6490
The Noble Maritime Collection will present “Modern Ruins: Paintings by Anna Held Audette (1939–2013).” A distinguished teacher and artist, Audette’s paintings of industrial ruins and obsolete machinery chronicle the decline of industry in the United States. The exhibition will include a selection of her large paintings, some of which were done in ship’s boneyards on the Staten Island shoreline.

July 17, 2016 —December 11, 2016

...and beyond
Connecticut Historical Society announces
Connecticut Traditional Artists and Their Communities Opening Reception, Thursday, August 11, 5-7 p.m.
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Gallery at Constitution Plaza, One Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT

Admission is free and validated parking is available for visitors using the Constitution Plaza South Garage only (entrances at State Street and Kinsley Streets). We invite you to join us for the opening reception of Connecticut Traditional Artists and Their Communities, on Thursday, August 11. The exhibit celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program (CCHAP), a statewide initiative that documents diverse cultural traditions and shares the artistic creations and community cultural practices of folk artists living throughout Connecticut, and is hosted by the Connecticut Office of the Arts at The Gallery at Constitution Plaza, One Constitution Plaza in Hartford. The exhibit is hosted by the Connecticut Office of the Arts. The exhibit is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Connecticut Office of the Arts, and the Connecticut Historical Society.

August 11, 2016 —November 4, 2016

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