Family Film Night: Ant-man and the Wasp
Aug
20
7:00 PM19:00

Family Film Night: Ant-man and the Wasp

Free admission
Sponsored by Boralex renewable energy company.
Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past as the dynamic duo finds itself in an epic battle against a powerful new enemy.
Release date: July 6, 2018 (USA)
Director: Peyton Reed
Box office: 622.7 million USD
Budget: $162–195 million
Screenplay: Paul Rudd, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers

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Mischief Reunion
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Mischief Reunion

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4276044

The original lineup back together along with the 80's lineup most of you remember! Special guest alumni throughout the show! This event has been 30 years in the making! Only 350 tickets available so get yours early! This will be the most fun you can have with your pants on! Cash bar and food available! Tickets available for $15 at brownpapertickets.com or at the Strand Theatre box office!

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Mischief: The Reunion Night 2
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Mischief: The Reunion Night 2

$15 - https://www.brownpapertickets.com/user/manageevent/4310791

The Friday night show is sold out so we added a 2nd night! The original lineup back together along with the 80's lineup most of you remember! Special guest alumni throughout the show! This event has been 30 years in the making! Only 350 tickets available so get yours early! This will be the most fun you can have with your pants on! Cash bar and food available! Tickets available for $15 at brownpapertickets.com or at the Strand Theatre box office!

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Every Brilliant Thing
Aug
30
to Sep 1

Every Brilliant Thing

$20
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Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan. Presented by Art in the Public Eye, Directed by Kalinn Saunders.
You're six years old. Mum's in hospital. Dad says shes done something stupid. She finds it hard to be happy.
So you start to make a list of everything that's brilliant about the world. Everything that's worth living for.
Ice Cream
Kung Fu Movies
Burning Things
Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose
Construction cranes
Me
You leave it on her pillow. You know she's read it because she's corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own.
A play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.
At The Strand Theater in Hudson Falls, NY.
Starring Steve Maggio
Friday August 30th at 7:30PM
Saturday August 31st at 3:00PM
Starring Laura Graver
Saturday August 31st at 7:30PM
Sunday September 1st at 3:00PM

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Murder Ballad: A Rock Musical
Sep
13
to Sep 15

Murder Ballad: A Rock Musical

$20
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Murder Ballad: A Rock Musical
A steamy exploration of the complications of love, the compromises we make and the betrayals that undo us. Conceived by Jonathan Larson Award winner and two time Susan Blackburn Prize finalist, Julia Jordan, Murder Ballad is a contemporary rock musical that delivers powerful vocal performances and an edge of your seat tale.

At The Strand Theater in Hudson Falls, NY.

Friday September 13th at 7:30PM
Saturday September 14th at 7:30PM
Sunday September 15th at 3:00PM

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The Rustic Overtones
Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

The Rustic Overtones

$20 - https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4318557

Rustic Overtones are a seven piece rock band from Portland Maine with a discography that spans 20 years. The bands unique version of indie rock is strongly influenced by soul music, garage punk, jazz and psychedelic music of the 60's and 70's. “A unique sound steeped in both Earth, Wind and Fire-style funk and late-era Beatles psychedelia." -Rolling Stone. "Rustic's firepower-a skintight rhythm section, soulful keyboards, stinging guitars, funky horns and the potent, complex, and totally engrossing voice of frontman Dave Gutter" - Billboard MagazineRustic’s early works "Long Division" ,"My Dirt (ep)" and "Rooms By The Hour", were released independently through Portland based Ripchord Records. In 1999 they were discovered by Kurt St. Thomas at Arista Records. A few years earlier Kurt had been program director at Boston's WFNX, and was the first to world premiere Nirvana's "Nevermind" on radio. With the the changing of label president (Clive Davis) Arista soon became an unsuitable home for Rustic. St. Thomas and Rustic both moved to Tommy Boy and released the album “Viva Nueva". The years to follow showed a music industry paradigm shift and Rustic soon returned to their roots with the aptly titled albums “Light At The End”, “A New Way Out” and “Let’s Start a Cult, pts1 and 2”. In 2014 they celebrated their 20 years as a band with the release of the 4-CD box set “The Mood Box”, an anthology of greatest hits, live tracks and rarities arranged by genre. The current touring line-up is Dave Gutter (vocals and guitar), Jon Roods (bass),  Dave Noyes (trombone, synth), Jason Ward (baritone sax, flute),  Gary Gemmiti (drums), and Lucas Desmond (Tenor Sax). The band is best known for their energetic live shows and perceptual songwriting. The Rustic Overtones have collaborated and recorded with David Bowie, Imogen Heap, Ray Lamontagne, Eric Krasno, Funkmaster Flex and Naughty by Nature, as songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, arrangers, and composers and have toured nationally as direct support for De La Soul, Steel Pulse, and Run DMC among others. Lyricist and frontman Dave Gutter is also a prolific songwriter, having penned songs for Aaron Neville, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Eric Krasno, Res, Gramatik, Carlos Santana, and Eric Clapton.

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Ernie LaRouche and The DWB
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Ernie LaRouche and The DWB

$20

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4308190

Drummer Ernie LaRouche brings top musicians from the Northeastern USA to perform songs by Journey, Styx, Boston, Survivor, Nightranger and more

Ernest LaRouche grew up in upstate New York before moving to Boston MA to attend The Berklee School of Music where he graduated with a performance degree. While at Berklee he performed with the Berklee Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Dean Anderson for 2 years. After graduating he played percussion in an early incarnation of Powerman 5000 from 1991 to 1992.

In1992 he became the drummer for J. Geils lead singer Peter Wolfe. He then joined the Motown band Marsels performing all through New England backing headlining acts such as Jeffrey Osbourne and opened for the 4 Tops at Madison Square Garden. Ernest still performs with them presently.

In 1998 he toured with The Peasants featuring Pete Cassani and travelled throughout the East Coast and Midwest. In 2003 he joined Mappari featuring singer-songwriter Will Dailey and toured throughout the East Coast again.

2003-2008 he became the drum/piano and ensemble instructor at Northeastern University. In 2008 he became a member of World Play with Ray Greene (Tower of Power) and Tracy Bonham opening for Roger Daltrey, Joss Stone, Darius Rucker and Goo Goo Dolls. In 2013 he became the full time drummer for Britney Spears and is currently performing her Piece of Me residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas scheduled through 2015.

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Albert Cummings
Oct
4
8:00 PM20:00

Albert Cummings

$25 - https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4318548

“The blues is best served up live, with an enthusiastic audience and a killin’ band, and that’s exactly what guitarist Albert Cummings does[…]. Cummings effortlessly shifts from chimney subdued stylings to raucous roadhouse raunch to soaring yet stinging lead lines, driving his audience to frenzy in all the right places.” – Guitar Edge Magazine

Albert Cummings writes, plays and sings the blues like nobody else. He has played with blues legends B.B. King, Johnny Winter, and Buddy Guy.  Taken with Albert’s fire and passion bassist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton, of the band Double Trouble, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm section, volunteered to play on and produce his solo debut recording, 2003’s self-released From the Heart. B.B. King dubbed Cummings “a great guitarist.”

 “a barrage of guitar pyrotechnics that calls to mind a grand mix of the styles of past masters like Albert King, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Hendrix. – Bluesprint Magazine

Cummings’ soulful and explosive approach to blues and rock caught the attention of Blind Pig Records, which signed him to a multi-album deal.

Someone Like You, the latest album from master guitarist, master builder, and fan favorite Albert Cummings, marks his return to noted roots label Blind Pig Records.

The Massachusetts native learned the requisite three chords on the guitar from his father, but then switched to playing banjo at age 12 and became a fan of bluegrass music. In his late teens he encountered the early recordings of Stevie Ray Vaughan and was floored by the virtuosity. While in college in 1987 he saw Vaughan perform and he returned to the guitar with a new outlook and resolve.

The whiz-kid carpenter began his ascent to masterful blues rock guitarist at age 27, with his first public performance on guitar. Soon he was on the Northeast blues circuit with his band, Swamp Yankee. In 1998 he walked into a Northeast Blues Society open jam, which led to Cummings’ winning the right to compete in the Blues Foundation’s 1999 International Blues Challenge. The following year Albert released his debut recording, The Long Way. Bluesprint magazine said it was “a barrage of guitar pyrotechnics that calls to mind a grand mix of the styles of past masters like Albert King, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Hendrix.”

That in turn opened up an opportunity for him to work with Double Trouble, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm section. So taken with Albert’s fire and passion were bassist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton that they volunteered to play on and produce his solo debut recording, 2003’s self-released From the Heart. Recorded in Austin, Texas, it featured Cummings fronting Double Trouble (including Reese Winans) in their first recording project since Stevie Ray’s passing. No less a giant of the blues than B.B. King dubbed Cummings “a great guitarist.”

Cummings’ soulful and explosive approach to blues and rock caught the attention of Blind Pig Records, which signed him to a multi-album deal. On his label debut, True to Yourself, released in 2004, Cummings was again joined by bassist Tommy Shannon. Recorded by producer extraordinaire Jim Gaines (Santana, Stevie Ray, Buddy Guy), the album rocks hard from start to finish. The all-original release showcased Albert’s rapidly developing songwriting chops and deeply emotional vocals as well as stunning guitar pyrotechnics, leading Guitar One to exclaim, “He attacks his axe with unbridled ferocity and deep soulfulness… his depth and expression are matched only by his terrifying technique and tone.”

Soon tours and shows with blues legends B.B. King, Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy and others brought Albert’s music to a much larger audience.

His second release, Working Man (2006), also produced by Jim Gaines, betrays a growing focus and maturity both in Albert’s stinging, incisive guitar work as well as in his fluently idiomatic songwriting. From the punchy, stomping cover of Merle Haggard’s blue collar standard “Working Man Blues” to the deeply emotive ballad “Last Dance” that closes the disc, Albert’s songs are always concise and direct, driven by his uniquely muscular yet polished guitar wizardry. Billboard said, “This recording is the calling card of a blues star who has arrived. Cummings’ guitar work is sizzling. This is one of the top blues albums of 2006.”

In 2008 Albert recorded his first live album, Feel So Good, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts at the historic Colonial Theatre, a 95-year-old “little jewel box” – that’s what James Taylor calls it – that’s hosted everyone from Will Rogers to Al Jolson. The audience was so enthralled and supportive they became part of the performance in a way that’s rarely heard. As AllMusic put it, “It sounds like it was one hell of a party that night.”

Albert and his band responded with a blistering set of great originals and killer covers of Zeppelin, Little Feat and Muddy Waters tunes. With producer Jim Gaines again at the controls and Albert’s incredible display of guitar virtuosity and deep emotion, this is one live performance that is bound to become a blues rock classic.

Guitar Edge magazine said, “The blues is best served up live, with an enthusiastic audience and a killin’ band, and that’s exactly what guitarist Albert Cummings does on his new Feel So Good. Cummings effortlessly shifts from chimney subdued stylings to raucous roadhouse raunch to soaring yet stinging lead lines, driving his audience to frenzy in all the right places.”

Music Connection called it “one of the best live albums recorded in a long time” and Blurt added, “Cummings’ first live album provides the perfect showcase for the fiery guitarist’s axe-handling skills and enormous onstage charisma.”

In 2011 Albert released an instructional DVD for the Hal Leonard Corporation entitled Working Man Blues Guitar. Cummings’ next CD, No Regrets, was self-released in 2012. It was a return to his true musical roots for the six-string virtuoso, poignantly capturing the core of his influences, displaying the impact that R&B, Rock, Soul, Country and the Blues have had on both his playing and writing. It debuted at #1 on iTunes music charts in the USA, Canada and France.

For his newest recording, Someone Like You, Albert chose to record in Southern California with Grammy-winning producer David Z. (Buddy Guy, Prince, Jonny Lang, Gov’t Mule) at the helm. Said Z, “Albert Cummings writes, plays and sings the blues like nobody else. What a blast to watch him jell in the studio with some of the best musicians in Los Angeles.” One of those musicians was Blind Pig label mate and leader of The Basic Cable Band on the Conan TV show, Jimmy Vivino, who performs on three cuts. Cummings said, “I’m tremendously excited about this CD and the team of people that will be working this record. It was such a pleasure to also work with David Z and Jimmy Vivino and so exciting to share their excitement about the potential this record has.”

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Tony DeSare: The Big Band Show
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Tony DeSare: The Big Band Show

$40/30

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4308543

Come and celebrate the official Grand Opening of The Strand Theatre Hudson Falls! After 3 years of renovations and hundreds of concerts the theatre space will be done in time to welcome hometown native Tony DeSare and his Big Band Show. For the grand opening of the Strand Theater, Tony wanted to come back to his hometown with something big: a 17 piece big band featuring the best players in the Capital Region. There's nothing like the excitement and sound of a live big band. They will back Tony on classics from The Great American Songbook a la Frank Sinatra, also classic takes on contemporary artists such as Prince, and Tony's award winning original songs. As an added bonus the show will also feature fellow Hudson Falls Class of '94 grad and world renowned pianist/arranger, Tedd Firth. Tony DeSare, Hudson Falls Class of 1994, hasn't performed publicly in Hudson Falls since 1994. Since graduating Ithaca College in 1998, Tony moved to New York City, starred in an Off-Broadway show, performed at legendary New York City musical venues, released several Billboard Top 10 Jazz albums and has toured the world. He has performed with 100 different symphony orchestras across the U.S. and Canada, including the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Other career highlights include opening several times for the late, great legendary comedian, Don Rickles, in Las Vegas and Atlantic City; writing music and songs for film.

Tony DeSare performs with infectious joy, wry playfulness and robust musicality. Named a Rising Star Male Vocalist in Downbeat magazine, DeSare has lived up to this distinction by winning critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout North America and abroad. From jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to Las Vegas headlining with Don Rickles and major symphony orchestras, DeSare has brought his fresh take on old school class around the globe. DeSare has three top ten Billboard jazz albums under his belt and has been featured on the CBS Early Show, NPR, A Prairie Home Companion, the Today Show and his music has been posted by social media celebrity juggernaut, George Takei. DeSare has also collaborated with Youtube icons Postmodern Jukebox.
Notwithstanding his critically acclaimed turns as a singer/pianist, DeSare is also an accomplished award-winning composer. He not only won first place in the USA Songwriting Contest, but has written the theme song for the motion picture, My Date With Drew, several broadcast commercials and has composed the full soundtracks for the Hallmark Channel's Love Always, Santa and Lifetime's Nanny Nightmare. His sound is romantic, swinging and sensual, but what sets DeSare apart is his ability to write original material that sounds fresh and contemporary, yet pays homage to the Great American Songbook. His compositions include a wide-range of romantic, funny, and soulful sounds that can be found on his top-selling recordings. DeSares forthcoming appearances include the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Smith Center in Las Vegas. DeSare releases new recordings, videos of standards and new originals every few weeks on his YouTube channel, iTunes and Spotify. Follow Tony on Facebook, Twitter and subscribe on YouTube to stay connected.
Tony DeSare is a Yamaha Artist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AKWNXvyHu8 - I'm Gonna LIve Till I Die
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22To0DtSWdA - I Love a Piano

www.tonydesare.com

Tedd Firth is a New York City based musical director, pianist and arranger. As musical director and accompanist he has worked with Barbara Cook, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Maureen McGovern, Michael Feinstein, Marilyn Maye, Tom Wopat, Joshua Bell, Elaine Paige, Tony DeSare, Linda Lavin, Christine Ebersole, Lucie Arnaz, Lee Ann Womack, Faith Prince, John Schneider, Melissa Errico, Karen Akers, Mary Cleere Haran, Margaret Whiting, Carol Sloane and of course, Jennifer Roberts. Among the jazz musicians he has performed or recorded with are John Pizzarelli, Houston Person, Frank Wess, Mark Whitfield, Red Holloway, Benny Golson and Joe Morello. Recent highlights include being the musical director for the reunion of the original Broadway cast of "Into The Woods" at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa, CA as well as assembling and conducting a seventeen piece swing orchestra for Michael Feinstein's "Happy Holidays: Swinging With The Big Band" shows at New York's Birdland jazz club. New York appearances include Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Blue Note, Birdland, the Iridium, the Algonquin, the Cafe Carlyle and Feinstein's at the Regency. Numerous national appearances include a performance at the White House. As an arranger/orchestrator, Tedd's work has been performed by most major American symphony orchestras as well as Bernadette Peters and Liza Minnelli. Television appearances include "The Today Show," "Live From Lincoln Center" and "All My Children.

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Tony DeSare: The Big Band Show
Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

Tony DeSare: The Big Band Show

$40/30

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4314171
Come and celebrate the official Grand Opening of The Strand Theatre Hudson Falls! After 3 years of renovations and hundreds of concerts the theatre space will be done in time to welcome hometown native Tony DeSare and his Big Band Show. For the grand opening of the Strand Theater, Tony wanted to come back to his hometown with something big: a 17 piece big band featuring the best players in the Capital Region. There's nothing like the excitement and sound of a live big band. They will back Tony on classics from The Great American Songbook a la Frank Sinatra, also classic takes on contemporary artists such as Prince, and Tony's award winning original songs. As an added bonus the show will also feature fellow Hudson Falls Class of '94 grad and world renowned pianist/arranger, Tedd Firth. Tony DeSare, Hudson Falls Class of 1994, hasn't performed publicly in Hudson Falls since 1994. Since graduating Ithaca College in 1998, Tony moved to New York City, starred in an Off-Broadway show, performed at legendary New York City musical venues, released several Billboard Top 10 Jazz albums and has toured the world. He has performed with 100 different symphony orchestras across the U.S. and Canada, including the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Other career highlights include opening several times for the late, great legendary comedian, Don Rickles, in Las Vegas and Atlantic City; writing music and songs for film.

Tony DeSare performs with infectious joy, wry playfulness and robust musicality. Named a Rising Star Male Vocalist in Downbeat magazine, DeSare has lived up to this distinction by winning critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout North America and abroad. From jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to Las Vegas headlining with Don Rickles and major symphony orchestras, DeSare has brought his fresh take on old school class around the globe. DeSare has three top ten Billboard jazz albums under his belt and has been featured on the CBS Early Show, NPR, A Prairie Home Companion, the Today Show and his music has been posted by social media celebrity juggernaut, George Takei. DeSare has also collaborated with Youtube icons Postmodern Jukebox.
Notwithstanding his critically acclaimed turns as a singer/pianist, DeSare is also an accomplished award-winning composer. He not only won first place in the USA Songwriting Contest, but has written the theme song for the motion picture, My Date With Drew, several broadcast commercials and has composed the full soundtracks for the Hallmark Channel's Love Always, Santa and Lifetime's Nanny Nightmare. His sound is romantic, swinging and sensual, but what sets DeSare apart is his ability to write original material that sounds fresh and contemporary, yet pays homage to the Great American Songbook. His compositions include a wide-range of romantic, funny, and soulful sounds that can be found on his top-selling recordings. DeSares forthcoming appearances include the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Smith Center in Las Vegas. DeSare releases new recordings, videos of standards and new originals every few weeks on his YouTube channel, iTunes and Spotify. Follow Tony on Facebook, Twitter and subscribe on YouTube to stay connected.
Tony DeSare is a Yamaha Artist.

I'm Gonna LIve Till I Die - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AKWNXvyHu8
I Love a Piano - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22To0DtSWdA

www.tonydesare.com

Tedd Firth is a New York City based musical director, pianist and arranger. As musical director and accompanist he has worked with Barbara Cook, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Maureen McGovern, Michael Feinstein, Marilyn Maye, Tom Wopat, Joshua Bell, Elaine Paige, Tony DeSare, Linda Lavin, Christine Ebersole, Lucie Arnaz, Lee Ann Womack, Faith Prince, John Schneider, Melissa Errico, Karen Akers, Mary Cleere Haran, Margaret Whiting, Carol Sloane and of course, Jennifer Roberts. Among the jazz musicians he has performed or recorded with are John Pizzarelli, Houston Person, Frank Wess, Mark Whitfield, Red Holloway, Benny Golson and Joe Morello. Recent highlights include being the musical director for the reunion of the original Broadway cast of "Into The Woods" at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa, CA as well as assembling and conducting a seventeen piece swing orchestra for Michael Feinstein's "Happy Holidays: Swinging With The Big Band" shows at New York's Birdland jazz club. New York appearances include Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Blue Note, Birdland, the Iridium, the Algonquin, the Cafe Carlyle and Feinstein's at the Regency. Numerous national appearances include a performance at the White House. As an arranger/orchestrator, Tedd's work has been performed by most major American symphony orchestras as well as Bernadette Peters and Liza Minnelli. Television appearances include "The Today Show," "Live From Lincoln Center" and "All My Children.

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The Linda Ronstadt Experience
Nov
17
3:00 PM15:00

The Linda Ronstadt Experience

The Linda Ronstadt Experience featuring American Idol Finalist Tristan McIntosh

$20

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4319419

American Idol finalist Tristan McIntosh creates a stunning portrayal of Linda Ronstadt in the prime of her career. Supported by a superb backing band, Tristan’s formidable vocal talent and stage presence will transport you a time when Linda Ronstadt ruled the airwaves as one of the most popular female vocalists in popular music history.

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The Levin Brothers
Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

The Levin Brothers

Since graduating from the Eastman School of music, Tony Levin has become the bass and Chapman Stick voice for Peter Gabriel and King Crimson. In addition, he has played on notable recordings for John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Dire Straits, Carly Simon, Judy Collins, and many others. Tony has major jazz credentials, having worked with Buddy Rich, Steps Ahead, L'Image, Gary Burton, Chuck Mangione, and Herbie Mann. He currently records and tours with Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, Stick Men, and The Crimson ProjeKCt.

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Voice Recital-Students of Carol Pines
Aug
18
6:30 PM18:30

Voice Recital-Students of Carol Pines

NOT YOUR AVERAGE BENEFIT RECITAL!

Carol Pines’s current voice students, plus alumni and guest stars, will present an exciting and occasionally surprising “recital” on Sunday, August 18th at the Strand Theater in Hudson Falls from 6:30-8:30. Accompanists will be the fabulous Catherine Reid and the incomparable John Benware.

Come listen to the beautiful voices for Tom Socolof, Katie Ackner, Gillian Dee, and Philip Monrian, all back from college and better than ever! Enjoy a duet by Lucy Reid and Clay Smith, together again! Hear Charlotte Pines and Justin Wodicka reprise the final song from The Fantastiks. And enjoy the stars of tomorrow singing an amazing variety of music, from Mozart to Disney, from Blues to Broadway!

In addition, all the proceeds will benefit Regina Bennett Wodicka in her courageous battle with brain cancer. Come early, meet the stars, and give what you can - a $5 donation is as great start!

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Dark Sarcasm: Pink Floyd Tribute
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Dark Sarcasm: Pink Floyd Tribute

$12

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4300834
Band Members:

Bob Bivona. Founder, and Lead Guitar Player

Joe Wehmeyer. Keyboard Player

Chris Plyem. Lead Vocals, and Percussion

Rachel Plyem. Vocals, and Acoustic Guitar

Jeff Chase. Bass and Backing Vocals

Will Stone. Rhythm guitar

Andy Rosedale: Saxophone/Lighting

Dan DeFilipps. Drums and Backing Vocals

Jill Burnham. Backing Vocals

Hometown
Albany, NY

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Family Film Night: Sing
Aug
13
7:00 PM19:00

Family Film Night: Sing

Free Admission, donations benefit The Strand Theatre. Family Film Night sponsored by Boralex Renewable Energy Generation Company

Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.

Release date: December 21, 2016 (USA)

Director: Garth Jennings

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Kenny White
Aug
10
7:30 PM19:30

Kenny White

General admission $12. Tickets available at Strand Box Office or online through https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4307944

After decades touring as keyboard player in bands and as a successful NYC record producer and arranger of TV ads, KENNY WHITE left it all in 2001 to write songs of the human condition, from the humorous to the heart-stirring, accompanying himself on piano and guitar. He often tours with Cheryl Wheeler and with Judy Collins, who released 3 CDs on her Wildflower label to critical acclaim. He just spent the last 18 months as opener for Stephen Stills & Judy Collins, and is now touring on behalf of his own latest album, LONG LIST OF PRIORS. The album features guest musicians such as David Crosby, who says “Kenny has earned a place among my favorite singer/songwriters. A true wordsmith and musician who reveals a fine sense of humor as well.” https://kennywhite.net/

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Family Film Night: Homeward Bound
Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

Family Film Night: Homeward Bound

Free admission, donations go to the Strand Theatre

Before the Seavers leave for a family vacation to San Francisco, they drop off their pets -- Chance (Michael J. Fox), an adventurous American bulldog; Shadow (Don Ameche), a wise golden retriever; and Sassy (Sally Field), a cautious cat -- at a friend's ranch. But when the animals start to worry that they've been left for good, the three embark together on a treacherous and thrilling journey to find their way back home through the California wilderness.

Family Film Night sponsored by The Boralex Corporation

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Sonny and the Suspicions
Aug
2
7:30 PM19:30

Sonny and the Suspicions

$10

Blues hall of fame keyboard player brings a stellar ensemble to run through classic R&B of the 60’s and 70’s

Sonny and the Suspicions

Sonny and the Suspicions play only the best radio hits from the 60's and 70's With the sights and sounds that will revive the vibe of the time!!

Come hear amazing renditions of, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, Joe Cocker, The Doors, CCR, Jimmy Hendrix and many other Rock and R&B bands done to perfection! Every song is a classic!

This being the 50th anniversary of this great music The Suspicions decided to revive the vibe of that magical decade and wow what a band the Suspicions are! Everyone is a seasoned music veteran that brings each song alive with tone and accuracy! Sonny Speed; Keyboards Vocals, Kate McAllister; Vocals Percussion, Bill Dillon; Guitar Vocals, David Bacheldor; Bass Vocals, Don Moore; Drums

Sonny and the Suspicions was formed in Bay Shore LI in 1965 and quickly rose to the top of the club circuit. The Suspicions were the opening act for many touring acts, Like Sam The Sham, Billy Joel's Hassel's, Mountain, even the 1910 fruit gum company and many others at the famous Hullabaloo clubs and others venues. The Suspicions disbanded in 1969 but Sonny kept the 60's music alive over the years and has pulled together and amazing collection of songs for this show that will blow you away!

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Tuesday Night Movies: Mary Poppins The Return
Jul
30
7:00 PM19:00

Tuesday Night Movies: Mary Poppins The Return

Free admission, donations go towards the Strand Theatre

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.

Release date: December 19, 2018 (USA)

Director: Rob Marshall

Box office: 349.5 million USD

Music composed by: Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman

Sponsored by The Boralex Corporation

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Cancelled - The Sideshow Gypsy Band
Jul
26
7:30 PM19:30

Cancelled - The Sideshow Gypsy Band

$15/12

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4271153

Side Show Gypsy Band, features members, Joe Mele-Electric guitar, Marcus Live Ruggiero- Vocals/Acoustic, James Cappello-Bass, Sonny Speed-Keys and Brian Melick-Percussion.

Side Show Gypsy (Band songwriter Marcus Live Ruggiero) transforms real life experiences of Love, the quest for the American Dream and everyday life into their own Americana roots rock originals that is sure to leave their audience in awe of their sound.

Side Show Gypsy Band, according to Ruggiero, began with a series of original songs that Ruggiero composed as far back as twenty years to present day. Three years ago, Ruggiero started to compile his songs that he felt were good, but they weren’t built for a listener that had a short attention span in the radio world. He came up with an idea of a stage performance to introduce his songs in a different light. He needed a band to create his soundtrack and vision that he was dreaming of. With his love of Mozart and a creative vision, Ruggiero gathered his musicians that he wanted to create his soundtrack. Although the band is in its beginning stages, this show is just one of a ten concert local series in which immediately following the band will hit the recording studio and record this epic stage performance live. A dbl LP vinyl is slated for fall 2019, with a national tour planned.

Ruggiero hopes to add more stage props, actors, and actresses to aid in telling his story.

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Chris Brubeck's Triple Play
Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Chris Brubeck's Triple Play

$15 - at Strand Box Office or online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4277402

Chris Brubeck's Triple Play featuring Peter Madcat Ruth and Joel Brown

Dave Maswick & Joel Brown duo

"Rollicking good fun, Triple Play stole the show with their virtuosity and flair" -Los Angels Times

Grammy-nominated composer Chris Brubeck continues to distinguish himself as an innovative performer and composer.  An award-winning composer, he is clearly tuned into the pulse of contemporary music.  John von Rhein, music critic for The Chicago Tribune, calls Chris:  “a composer with a real flair for lyrical melody–a 21st Century Lenny Bernstein.” 

In addition to creating an impressive body of work, including several band pieces, chamber pieces, 3 concertos for trombone, a trombone quartet, and several concertos for stringed instruments and other ensembles, Chris maintains a demanding touring and recording schedule playing bass and trombone with his two groups: the Brubeck Brothers Quartet, with brother Dan on drums, Chuck Lamb on piano and Mike DeMicco on guitar (www.brubeckbrothers.com); and Triple Play, an acoustic jazz-funk-blues-Americana trio with Joel Brown on guitar and Peter Madcat Ruth on harmonica and Chris on bass, trombone and piano (www.chrisbrubeckstripleplay.com.) Additionally, Chris performs as a soloist playing his trombone concertos with orchestras and has served as Artist in Residence with orchestras and colleges in America, coaching, lecturing, and performing with students and faculty. Once a year he tours England with the group Brubecks Play Brubeck along with brothers Darius (on piano) and Dan as well as British saxophonist Dave O’Higgins. Chris had been a long-standing member of the Dave Brubeck Quartet, writing arrangements and touring and recording with his father’s group for over 20 years. Dave and Chris co-wrote the orchestral piece “Ansel Adams: America” which has received dozens of performances and in 2013 was a Grammy finalist for Best Instrumental Composition.

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Tuesday Night Movies: ET-The Extraterrestrial
Jul
23
7:00 PM19:00

Tuesday Night Movies: ET-The Extraterrestrial

Free Admission, donations go towards the Strand Theatre
After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.
Release date: June 11, 1982 (USA)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Screenplay: Melissa Mathison
Featured song: E.T.: The Flying Theme
Did you know: "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" is the fourth-highest-grossing film of all time in Canada and the US (141,854,300 estimated admissions).

Sponsored by The Boralex Corporation

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Coffee Shop Music: Marc Clayton
Jul
22
7:00 PM19:00

Coffee Shop Music: Marc Clayton

Sponsored by Boralex Corporation

free admission, donations towards the Strand appreciated

" Singer Songwriter, Producer, Marc Clayton has been kicking musically creative dirt around for well over 30 years. Influenced by such music artists as Bowie, Townes Van Zandt, The Beatles, Grant Lee Buffalo, The Rolling Stones, Leonard Cohen, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Alice Cooper, and Kiss just to name a few.

Son of a musician, Clayton was destined to follow the musical path which lead to record deals, tours, and international acclaim as a licensed published sync artist for Freemantle Media / Amygdala Records. His music has been featured on Discovery Channel and National Geographic Channel on such shows as the Emmy award winning show Deadliest Catch and The Yard.

Clayton is also a member of the Hudson River Music Hall House Band of Hudson Falls,NY. He is also Co-founder of internationally acclaimed bands Owls In Orbit, and The Lazy Suns. When not performing original music, Clayton performs in the Beatles tribute band Across The Pond.

Clayton's music can best be described as heart felt, spiritual, and simply worded with lyrics and melodies that don't confuse the listener but easily translate to the human condition."

www.thelazysuns.com/

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Last Daze/Maddy Walsh and The Blind Spots
Jul
13
7:30 PM19:30

Last Daze/Maddy Walsh and The Blind Spots

$10

Double bill and CD release party for Alternative Rockers from The Adirondack Park.. On Saturday, July 13th, the Strand Theater in Hudson Falls, NY will be the epicenter of an incredible night of female-fronted rock and roll. Last Daze, led by singer Katy Cole will kick off the show at 7:30 PM, followed by Ithaca’s Maddy Walsh & The Blind Spots. 

Last Daze is coming in with a brand new album, Monsters In the River, which was released in April. Last Daze, who are playing their first show in over a year, promises fans a night of new Last Daze music, with all of their favorite Last Daze anthems sprinkled in the set.  You can check out their single, “Too Little, Too Late” directed by Mirth Films of Lake George, NY on the band’s YouTube page.

All original, five-piece moxy rock band Maddy Walsh & The Blind Spots is actively touring the country in support of its fourth studio album, TALK, with electrifying, high energy live performances characterized by soaring, powerhouse female vocals, luscious four-part harmonies, a library of modern and vintage key sounds, bold and inventive electric guitar stylings, an incomparably tight rhythm section, socially conscious lyrics, and a die-hard dedication to FUN.

 

Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are $10 at the door.

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The Brokenhearted-Tom Petty Tribute
Jul
12
7:30 PM19:30

The Brokenhearted-Tom Petty Tribute

$10

The BrokenHearted-Tom Petty Tribute: Formed in 2013 the band is fronted by Singer/Guitarist Johnny Clifford. Johnny's love for the music of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers goes back to 1980. Johnny's been singing and performing Petty classics for four decades. On drums and backing vocals is Frank Affinito. On bass is James Cappello. On keyboards is Matt Donnelly. The goal of The BrokenHearted is to present the vibe of a Tom Petty concert with an emphasis on providing a really good time to the listeners. Expect to be entertained!! The duo Kelly and Son open the show at 7:30pm.


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Peter Asher Trio: A Musical Memoir of the Sixties and Beyond
Jul
11
7:30 PM19:30

Peter Asher Trio: A Musical Memoir of the Sixties and Beyond

$30
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4241374
“Peter Asher: A Memoir of the Sixties and Beyond” is a multimedia show with photos and videos, as well as music and of course, the great stories of his time at the start of the British Invasion as half of 'Peter and Gordon' and his years as a producer to the likes of James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, Bonnie Raitt, The 10,000 Maniacs and so many more.

While attending the independent Westminster School as a day boy, he first met fellow pupil Gordon Waller (1945–2009), and they began playing and singing together as a duo in coffee bars. In 1962, they began working formally as Peter and Gordon. Their first (and biggest) hit was the 1964 Paul McCartney song "A World Without Love." Asher's sister Jane was, in the mid-1960s, the girlfriend of Paul McCartney. Through this connection, Asher and Waller were often given unrecorded Lennon-McCartney songs to perform.

After Peter and Gordon disbanded in 1968, Asher took charge of the A&R department at the Beatles' Apple Records label, where he signed a then-unknown James Taylor and agreed to produce the singer-songwriter's debut solo album. The album was not a success, but Asher was so convinced that Taylor held great potential that he resigned his post at Apple to move to the United States and work as Taylor's manager where he also met Linda Ronstadt and became Ronstadt's manager. Asher achieved his greatest success producing a long string of multi-platinum albums for James Taylor, including Sweet Baby James, JT and Flag, and for Linda Ronstadt, including Heart Like a Wheel, Simple Dreams, Living in the USA, What's New, Canciones De Mi Padre and Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind.

Asher also played a role in shaping the Californian rock sound prominent during the 1970s, producing records for Ronstadt, J. D. Souther, Andrew Gold and Bonnie Raitt. In 1976, Asher and Waller reformed for the annual New York "Beatlefest" and played a few other dates. In the 1980s, Asher also worked on hit albums for artists as diverse as Cher and 10,000 Maniacs.

In February 1995, Asher was named Senior Vice-President, Sony Music Entertainment. At the beginning of 2002, Asher left Sony and returned full-time to the management of artists' careers as co-President of Sanctuary Artist Management. In January 2005 he was named President, the position he held until September 2006, when he resigned. In 2007 Asher joined forces with his friend Simon Renshaw (who manages the Dixie Chicks) at the company Simon founded, Strategic Artist Management. Strategic has grown into a dominant force in the entertainment industry, now managing artists in many fields of endeavour beyond just music – one of Asher's clients is Pamela Anderson. Asher also reunited with James Taylor as the producer of the Live at the Troubadour reunion album recorded in 2007, with Carole King and Taylor's original band.

In 2011, Asher was the executive producer of the Listen to Me: Buddy Holly compilation album and also music supervisor, producer, and co-host of the Buddy Holly: Listen to Me; The Ultimate Buddy Party PBS Pledge Special. Performed and filmed in front of a live audience the Buddy Holly tribute concert aired as PBS Pledge Special in December 2011 and May and June 2012. The Special received the highest 2012 Silver Telly Award in the Category of TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces.

Asher was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to the British music industry.

In May 2017, Asher debuted a weekly, hour-long series on the brand-new Sirius XM Radio station for The Beatles called "From Me To You". He also announced with commentary the Top 100 Beatles countdown "All Together Now" on The Beatles Channel that first aired on Sirius XM Radio on the Labor Day Weekend in 2017, and is frequently replayed.

Since 2016, Peter Asher has been playing shows, including one at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, as part of a duo with Albert Lee that showcases songs from both their careers. He currently resides in Venice, California.

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Charles Cornell - Tales - Album Release Party
Jul
7
6:00 PM18:00

Charles Cornell - Tales - Album Release Party

$12/10
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4253879
Jazz pianist and rising social media star Charles Cornell will perform an album release show live at the Strand Theater in Hudson Falls on Sunday, July 7th at 6pm. The Hartford, NY native, now based in Denver, CO will return home for one weekend to perform music from his latest album, Tales. Cornell, 26, who was recently featured in The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and DailyMail online publications rose to internet fame over the course of the past 2 weeks, amassing a following of over 275,000 people across multiple social media platforms.
The spark came from a series of humorous videos he uploaded of himself seamlessly accompanying celebrities talking. The first one to catch was a video of rapper Cardi B, which has accumulated over 15 million views across social media platforms. Since, Charles has accompanied the speech of DJ Khaled, Ellen DeGeneres and many others. He has also recorded videos of himself singing originally written tunes using some of President Donald Trumps most hilarious tweets as lyrics.
The band, consisting of Matt Niedbalski on drums, Steve Kirsty on bass, Nate Giroux on tenor saxophone and Tyler Giroux on keyboards, will perform the music from its latest studio recording, Tales. The album was recorded this past January and will be available as of 7-7-19. Physical copies will be available for purchase at the show and digital copies will be available online and on various streaming platforms.

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