The McKrell's Christmas Show
Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

The McKrell's Christmas Show

Folk singer, songwriter, artist Kevin McKrell's songs have been interpreted by performers from around the world . Although known foremost as a solo performer Kevin was a founding member of two seminal bands,the Celtic folk band 'Donnybrook Fair'and the Celtic bluegrass band 'The McKrells'. Kevin has recorded 11 CD’s including his 2015 release ‘I Wish I had A Boat’. Kevin has been the recipient of songwriter and entertainer of the year awards multiple times by publications throughout the northeast. He has been inducted into the Capitol District Music Hall of Fame as well as multiple awards from the Northeast Country Music Association. Kevin is also an award winning portrait painter his work can be seen at Fine Art America. The band members include some of the best session players in the upstate music scene; virtuoses in the celtic/bluegrass scene.

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The McKrells' Christmas Show
Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

The McKrells' Christmas Show

$15/12

Folk singer, songwriter, artist Kevin McKrell's songs have been interpreted by performers from around the world . Although known foremost as a solo performer Kevin was a founding member of two seminal bands,the Celtic folk band 'Donnybrook Fair'and the Celtic bluegrass band 'The McKrells'. Kevin has recorded 11 CD’s including his 2015 release ‘I Wish I had A Boat’. Kevin has been the recipient of songwriter and entertainer of the year awards multiple times by publications throughout the northeast. He has been inducted into the Capitol District Music Hall of Fame as well as multiple awards from the Northeast Country Music Association. Kevin is also an award winning portrait painter his work can be seen at Fine Art America.

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Hudson River Music Hall 8th Anniversary Party
Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

Hudson River Music Hall 8th Anniversary Party

Hudson River Music Hall Productions, Inc. (HRMH), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was founded in December 2010 by musician/ composer Jonathan Newell, record producer Stu Kuby, Business Professor Nicholas Buttino, and Community member Judith Johnson.  Its mission is “to create community through music and the related arts” in the Village of Hudson Falls, NY. Its objectives are “to enhance the quality of life and the surrounding communities by providing performance and educational opportunities through music, dance, theater and the visual arts” and to “attract economic development and opportunities for our community.”

Since its first production on December 19, 2010 in the former Washington County Courtroom, HRMH has brought over 150 events per year to the public; live music, art gallery openings, dance seminars, theatrical productions, private parties and many more opportunities for the community to gather through the arts.

 

In 2011, the Board and members of HRMH purchased the historic former Bell Telephone Company building. The 1881 structure now houses a music performance space that seats 100, black box theater with movie screen that seats 65, a visual arts gallery and a dance studio and music library.  This building has become the community arts center offering music lessons, dance, yoga, karate, art exhibits and live performance. Through this venue, HRMH has nurtured local talent; offered affordable space for artists to work at their craft and realize their potential; and has become an incubator for creativity and entrepreneurship. Besides touring professionals, it hosts local talent showcases and offers Open Mic Night every Wednesday evening.

In 2013 HRMH partnered with the village board of Hudson Falls to create an outdoor amphitheater to showcase the natural beauty within the village.  HRMH is still involved in what is now known as Grace Park with the hopes that this becomes a central park for the village with walking trails, a bike path and an outdoor stage for live entertainment. 

 

In a short time HRMH began to outgrow its space and sought to accommodate the surge in performers and students with a larger performance venue. In 2014, the Town of Kingsbury offered to sell HRMH the Town of Kingsbury office building, which had been housed in the former 1923 Strand Theater building in downtown Hudson Falls. HRMH commissioned architectural studies and cost models, an Economic Impact Analysis, and other feasibility studies, and met with its members and supporters to see if this could be done.

On October 7, 2016, the Hudson River Music Hall Productions, Inc. purchased town hall and immediately began work to re-convert it to a legitimate theatre. Within 3 months the first concerts were held in the lobby.  Within 6 months the first concerts were held in the Theater Space.  When completed in 2019, the Strand Theatre will have a 350-seat auditorium with a 32’x24’stage for music performance, dance, theatre production and films, a WiFi coffee shop, an art gallery/lobby on the ground floor and retail/office locations on the second-floor front. By having a multi-faceted business, the new Strand Theater will help to fulfill the mission of the HRMH; to create a destination in downtown Hudson Falls, to attract new business, and to impact the quality of life for residents of upstate New York.

 

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The Bluebillies Old Time Christmas Review
Dec
22
7:00 PM19:00

The Bluebillies Old Time Christmas Review

The Bluebillies Old-Time Christmas Revue featuring your host band, The Bluebillies, performing in their unique old-timey American style some of your favorite holiday classics, as well as some lesser known but fun and eclectic Christmas tunes.

Joining The Bluebillies will be very special guests The Atkinson Family Bluegrass Band ( http:/­www.atkinsonfamilymus­ic.com ) to entertain with their classic bluegrass takes on some of your favorite seasonal bluegrass songs!

Also appearing will be local guest stars Clinton Hoffman from the band Brain Medicine; Elvis Tribute artist Kevin Harder; and the famous saxophone blowing santa, Sax-O-Claus! (at https://­m.facebook.com/­sax.claus ).

At The Historic Strand Theater at 210 Main Street in Hudson Falls, NY.

The event begins at 7:00pm, lobby doors open at 6:00pm. And seating at 6:30pm Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 seniors, $5 students.
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RAEL - The music of Genesis
Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

RAEL - The music of Genesis

$22 - tix available at Strand Theatre box office, 518-832-3484 or
https://m.bpt.me/event/3627411
RAEL-The Music of Genesis is a New York City and Northern New Jersey-based tribute band that recaptures the energy and originality of the “early years” live stage performances by Genesis. RAEL pays homage to the most groundbreaking and influential band in the progressive rock genre by incorporating the musical excellence, lyrical storytelling, and theatricality that brought Genesis to a position of prominence in the rock world. RAEL-The Music of Genesis brings older listeners back to the day, while introducing progressive rock newcomers to the sights and sounds right along with other legendary bands such as Pink Floyd, Yes, Rush, and King Crimson to name but a few. RAEL is focused on faithfully reproducing full album versions from the Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett days of Genesis. Performances include tracks from Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot, Selling England by the Pound, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway and A Trick of the Tail. Concert audiences rave about their high energy shows and musical detail. RAEL also includes solo Peter Gabriel hits in their performances. The members of RAEL are: Lloyd Gold (lead vocals, flute), Mike Belmonte (bass, bass pedals, backing vocals), Paul Sheehan (drums and cymbals, backing vocals), Michael LaBuono (keyboards), Sal Locascio (guitars, backing vocals)

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Gioacchino Longobardi, classical piano
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Gioacchino Longobardi, classical piano

Mº Longobardi began studying music with his father, a violinist, whose career was
overshadowed by the war and family commitments. While working at the home of Mº Angelo Parigi, a voice teacher, his father was introduced to the Pianist, Prof.ssa Tita Parisi who became Gioacchino’s teacher and mentor. It was through his mentor that he was exposed the Neapolitan School of the 18th century. His interest in this largely unheard music, set Mº Longobardi on his first step of what has since become his lifelong exploration of an extraordinary area of musical study. Through Tita Parisi, Mº Longobardi continues an unbroken line of masters of the Neapolitan Piano School. The great representative, regarded as the founder of this School, is Francesco Lanza, student of Muzio Clementi.
Mº Longobardi graduated from the Conservatorio San Pietro a Majella in Napoli, in Piano, Choral Music, Choral Conducting and Composition. He studied Sacred Music, Opera and Orchestration with Mº Ugo Rápalo, and Composition with Mº Aladino Di Martino. Mº Longobardi attended the Hochschule für Musik Mozarteum, in Salzburg, under the guidance of Kurt Prestel, Bernhard Konz and becoming one of the last students of Mº Herbert von Karajan.
He toured Europe extensively and while in Germany, he was first exposed to the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, founder of the Anthroposophy. This episode had a decisive influence on his life. A life that he translated into a beginning of a new musical journey of endless experimentation, in search of his own sound.
Mº Longobardi is presently the President and Artistic Director of the Neapolitan Music Society

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Ballet Meets The Beatles at The Strand
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Ballet Meets The Beatles at The Strand

$15/general, $10/seniors/$5 students

Ballet Meets Beatles is a live performance by Chevalier Ballet to the songs of The Beatles performed by tribute band Across The Pond. They are joined by a string quartet on such songs as Eleanor Rigby, All You Need Is Love, A Day in The Life, Here Comes The Sun and many more. The show begins with Across The Pond performing an ‘Ed Sullivan Set’ of early rockers before they are joined by Chevalier and Silhouette. Guaranteed to make you want to sing, scream and dance! Help us celebrate the collaboration of these great art forms.

Chevalier Ballet is a Manhattan based company providing professional touring experience for select students of SLK Ballet (the official training school of Chevalier Ballet under the direction of Sara Knight) and select audition candidates. Chevalier Ballet Company dancers gain experience by performing and bringing their professionalism and artistry to a wide audience through touring, workshops, residencies, and cultural exchanges. Across The Pond has been performing the music of the Beatles throughout the Northeastern United States since 2008. No wigs or costumes, they focus on capturing the joy of this timeless music and are always excited to bring it to new audiences.


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Jam For Pat Nolan
Nov
25
3:00 PM15:00

Jam For Pat Nolan

4 Bands gather to play and raise funds for local electric bass legend Pat Nolan following a recent hospital stay. Bands include Shu, The Minivans, Out On The Tiles tribute to Led Zeppelin and Members of Capital Zen. Suggested donation is $10.

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Northern Borne and Keenan Stark
Nov
23
7:00 PM19:00

Northern Borne and Keenan Stark

$8
Northern Borne - "Originating in the Adirondacks and currently hailing from Washington County, Northern Borne is a duo comprised of Sarah Babushkin (mandolin, guitar, lead vocals) and John Wensley (banjo, electric banjo, banjola,dobro). Northern Borne is an eclectic mix of bluegrass and folk with a hint of jam band and blues thrown in for an old-timey groove sound. Originals are derived from local experiences and often have a storytelling feel, while classic songs take an edgy twist. Sarah’s soulful voice and hard pounding rhythm playing mixed with John’s sometimes melodic, sometimes bluesy, sometimes Bluegrass banjo style makes this duo’s sound both unique and intriguing. Their music can drive down the track like a train or take you on a trip back in time."

Keanen Stark - 
"Multi-instrumentalist folk singer Keanen Stark has brought his uniquely modern and yet at the same time classically old-timey sound to many appreciative audiences in the Northeast. Based in the small town of Whitehall, NY, nestled in the Adirondack Mountains, his stripped down minimalist take on traditional folk songs is sure to please!"

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Children's Holiday Book Fair
Nov
23
1:00 PM13:00

Children's Holiday Book Fair

Front Porch Storytelling presents

The 1st Annual Children’s Holiday Book Fair

“Let’s Talk About Books”

The power of a story becomes magnified when it is shared.

The historic Strand Theater in Hudson Falls, New York is the host site for the community’s 1st Annual Children’s Holiday Book Fair “Let’s Talk About Books” Admission is free to the public for this event set for Friday, November 23, 1-5pm featuring four North Country authors who have written books for children and young adults.

Let’s Talk About Books is the perfect opportunity to pick up a uniquely personalized gift in time for the holidays during a special afternoon event the whole family can enjoy. As a bonus there will also be some special give-a-ways. The Strand Theatre is located at 210 Main Street, Hudson Falls, New York.

Authors participating in the 1st Annual Children’s Holiday Book Fair include:

Gary & Carol VanRiper are the co-author and illustrator for The Adirondack Kids® series of children’s books. Written and published with their son, Justin VanRiper, what began as a fun family writing project has over the years become a family-owned company with more than 160,000 copies in the series sold. The VanRipers will be sharing a brief behind-the-scenes look at the story behind their stories! www.adirondackkids.com

John W. Nassivera event creator and the author of two fiction titles set in Hudson Falls, The Garden Raid and newly published Chain LinksWe’re Better Together. John W. Nassivera will be introducing his new novel Chain LinksWe’re Better Together through a live musical performance. https://frontporchstorytelling.wordpress.com/

DJ Renner is the author of the historical fiction book The Adventures of Silas Freethorn: A Puritan Tale set in mid 1600s North AmericaHe has also written two contemporary fiction titles set in the Adirondacks, Raising Dad, Using Middle School Rules and soon to be released Little Land of Loose Ends. He will share his inspiration for becoming a writer and be assisted by Schuylerville MS Students who will introduce each book. http://www.djrennerbooks.com/

Vincent T. Dacquino is the author of a biography on Revolutionary War heroine, Sybil Ludington titled Sybil Ludington: The Call to Arms. He has also published Haunting of the Hudson River Valley: an Investigative Journey. His new book, Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley: The Life and Ride of Sybil Ludington will be released on April 1, 2019. He is also the author of several Young Adult and Children's books. http://vtdacquino.com/  

The theatre doors open at 1 p.m. with the opportunity to meet and greet all the authors who will be on hand until 5:30 p.m. to autograph and personalize their books.

From 2-3 p.m. each author will take turns on the stage offering unique insight into their work through art, video, live music and spoken word.

“Lend A Hand With A Can” Please consider bringing a can of food to support Doreen's Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry, Inc. Donations are always appreciated at any time of year to help support The Strand Theatre so their good work continues in the community.

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Bee Geesfest
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

Bee Geesfest

Gee Gees songs from the 60’s-80’s performed by the Irving Brothers along with Alan Dunham, David Strange, Gigi Bull, Neal Herr and other guests. Enjoy DJ Jelly during the intermission spinning your favorite disco classics. $12/10

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Kevin McKrell with Arlin Greene, Brian Melick
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Kevin McKrell with Arlin Greene, Brian Melick

Folk singer, songwriter, artist Kevin McKrell's songs have been interpreted  by performers from around the world . Although known foremost  as a solo performer Kevin was a founding member of two seminal bands,the Celtic folk band 'Donnybrook Fair'and the Celtic bluegrass band 'The McKrells'. Kevin has recorded  11 CD’s including his 2015 release ‘I Wish I had A Boat’. Kevin has been  the recipient of songwriter and entertainer of the year  awards multiple times by publications  throughout the northeast. He has been inducted into the Capitol District Music Hall of Fame as well as multiple awards from the Northeast Country Music Association. Kevin is also an award winning portrait painter his work can be seen at Fine Art America.

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Classical Piano with Jonathan Newell
Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

Classical Piano with Jonathan Newell

Original compositions written for dance includes Concerto in E Major, The Discovery of Isaac Jogues, Songs for Solomon Northup, and more. Jonathan Newell is a classical pianist, composer, rock guitarist and singer.  Since 1990 he has performed more than 150 times a year throughout the Northeastern United States in concert halls, colleges, clubs, coffee houses, corporate events, festivals and private gatherings.  He holds a BA from Ithaca College in Piano Performance and Art History and an MA (summa cum laude) in Piano Performance and Composition from Hunter College.  He is a former member of the piano faculty of The Diller-Quaille School of Music in Manhattan and was a member of the music faculty of SUNY Adirondack from 1988-2010.  He served as pianist/composer with the Adirondack Repertory Dance Theater from 1993 - 2015.  Mr. Newell gave his New York piano debut at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2009 and was recognized as a Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in 2006. 

As a composer, he is a 2010 recipient of a Strategic Opportunity Stipend from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a 2013, 2009 and 2002 recipient of Individual Artist Grants from The New York Council for the Arts.  His String Quartet was performed at Columbia University for an international symposium on the poetry of William Bronk and heard on National Public Radio.  He has studied piano with Edward Housman at Skidmore College, Phiroze Mehta at Ithaca College, Steven Graff at Hunter College and Dr. Julie Jordon at the Juilliard School.  He performed in master classes with Andre Michel Schub, Paul Badura Skoda and numerous times with Mordeci Shehori.  He studied composition with Shafer Mahoney at Hunter College.

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The Rustic Overtones
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

The Rustic Overtones

Rustic Overtones is a seven piece rock band from Portland Maine that boasts a discography spanning 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.

Best known for their energetic live shows and perceptual songwriting, they have collaborated and recorded with David Bowie, Ray Lamontagne, Eric Krasno, among others, and lyricist and frontman Dave Gutter is a prominent songwriter, having penned songs for Aaron Neville, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Eric Krasno, Res, Gramatik, Carlos Santana, and Eric Clapton.

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The Dan Dobek Trio, jazz piano
Nov
4
3:30 PM15:30

The Dan Dobek Trio, jazz piano

Jazz Pianist Dan Dobek has been twice voted “Best Jazz Pianist of the Capital Region” by Metroland Magazine, National Accordion Champ by the American Accordionist Association, and Massachusetts State Accordion Champ by the Accordion Teachers Association of Massachusetts. He’ll be joined by Christopher Garabedian on drums and percussion and Ray Jung on guitar and vocalist Sherry Walkup. The concert is a tribute celebration to Charlie Eble and Jim Hammerle. Tickets are $15.

"An artist writes from experience, Dan says. "It comes from my joy, my struggles, even from dark places where faith is challenged, but always from where the hope is.

"As an instrumentalist, it's challenging to communicate this; yet I feel that people do feel that creative energy. A lot of artists claim to be tapped into creative energy. If you really understand the Scriptures and the gift that God has given us to be creative, it flavors the whole creative process, because you know you,re co-creating with the creator of all the universe.

Dan's career began at a very early age. By 10, he took top honors in a national contest for performance on the piano accordion, As he matured, he moved to other instruments, first to piano and then to jazz organ. After a brief stint at Berklee School of Music, Dan decided to investigate the piano thoroughly, searching for the broadest range of its possibilities. In 1990, with the release of his acclaimed CD Jazz For My Father, things began to gel. "That's when I realized that I was a writer, he recalls. "I started to view myself as a composer and not just a player. I feel that inspiration from something in my spiritual life and put that feeling to music.

Now, four recordings later and with another about to be released, Dan Dobek is sharing the love of God with his listeners. "That's the heart motivation and the musical motivation of my writing, he says. And it's that heart and music that reaches beyond perspectives, beyond personality, beyond time, to touch us all.

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The Resolutions
Oct
28
3:00 PM15:00

The Resolutions

he Resolutions, a Glens Falls-based vocal group made up of seven singers and musicians - Catherine Reid, musical director, John Alecci, Debbie Ann, Avery Babson, Gisella Montanez Case, John Anthime Miller, and Camille West Wodicka. 

Formed in the fall of 2015 by Catherine Reid, The Resolutions bring a wide range of musical styles and skills to the table to create a remarkably harmonious and unique texture. But don't take my word for it! Follow us and see a show and find out for yourself!

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Aztec Two-Step featuring Rex Fowler and Friends
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Aztec Two-Step featuring Rex Fowler and Friends

$28 - https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3605732
or call 518-832-3484
Aztec Two-Step featuring Rex Fowler and Friends
Happy Halloween Show!
Come celebrate Halloween with Aztec Two-Step featuring Rex & Friends. Costumes are optional, but encouraged!
The story of Aztec Two-Step is intertwined with the history of folk-rock music in America, originating from a chance meeting at an open mic night in a Boston folk club in 1971. Taking their band’s name from a poem by beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, ATS burst on the scene in 1972 with their self-titled debut album on Elektra Records, and Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman went on to spend a lifetime making music together. 

Now, after 47 years of touring, Neal has taken himself off the road following the passing of his beloved wife Karen. With his love and encouragement, the ATS legacy continues as Rex welcomes to the Aztec Two-Step stage the incomparable Steven “Muddy” Roues on upright bass, blues harp and vocals (Roues Brothers, Jon Pousette-Dart); and on guitars, keyboards and vocals, Dodie Pettit (original cast member of Broadway’s “Phantom of the Opera”; “CATS”; and session player on Aztec’s “Times of Our Lives”).

After 47 years of magic between Rex & Neal, Rex’s new trio carries on, to rousing fan reviews:
“Saw the new collaboration at the Nelson Odeon and loved the show…”
“I saw the “new ATS” at City Winery in D.C. last month. It was a great show. Will always miss Neal, but the new configuration maintains the integrity of the ATS music that fans love and also brings in some new directions. Will be fun to see how they evolve.”
“Amazing show at the Courthouse. Classic Aztec with a twist. Go see Rex, Dodie and Muddy. You won’t be disappointed!”

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Gods of Thunder: A Tribute to Kiss
Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

Gods of Thunder: A Tribute to Kiss

Gods of Thunder perform classic Kiss songs created by the original members of Kiss from 1974 - 1977. Gods of Thunder perform in classic Kiss make-up and suits reminiscent of the Dress To Kill Album. Professional musicians pay tribute to this great American rock-n-roll featuring popular hits and fan favorite deep cuts. Whether you're a Kiss fan or not you'll enjoy the fun. This all ages Halloween show will feature a costume contest; adult category and kids under 12 category. Get ready to Shout It Out Loud!

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Ballet Meets The Beatles
Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

Ballet Meets The Beatles

$50/center view, $40 off center view

Senior/student/veteran prices for the Hunter College Community and NYC dance students are $20 for center and $15 for side view.

https://ci.ovationtix.com/34951/production/998955?performanceId=10326565

Hudson River Music Hall Productions presents Ballet Meets The Beatles at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College located on 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues on Saturday, October 13th at 8pm.  Tickets are $50 for center view seating and $40 for off center view.  Senior/student/veteran prices for the Hunter College Community and NYC dance students are $20 for center and $15 for side view. Proceeds from the performance are to benefit the Strand Theater Revival in Hudson Falls, NY and Chevalier Ballet to bring professional dance programming and education to the Southern Adirondack region of New York State.  Ballet Meets The Beatles is a live performance by Chevalier Ballet to the songs of The Beatles performed by tribute band Across The Pond.  They are joined by string quartet ‘Silhouette’ on such songs as Eleanor Rigby, All You Need Is Love, A Day in The Life, Here Comes The Sun and many more.  The show begins with Across The Pond performing an ‘Ed Sullivan Set’ of early rockers before they are joined by Chevalier and Silhouette.  Guaranteed to make you want to sing, scream and dance!  Help us celebrate the collaboration of these great art forms.

 

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Frankenstein
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Frankenstein

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Wollestonecraft Shelley's novel, the Hudson River Shakespeare Company is presenting Tim Kelly's adaptation of Frankenstein. Performances on October 12, 13, and 14.

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Martin Barre Band performs Jethro Tull
Sep
23
8:00 PM20:00

Martin Barre Band performs Jethro Tull

$38 in advance/$42 at the door

 https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3580007

Martin Barre has been the guitarist of Jethro Tull for 43 years, his sound and playing having been a major factor in their success. Album sales have exceeded 60 million units and they continue to be played worldwide, representing an important part of classic rock history.  Martin’s guitar playing has earned him a high level of respect and recognition; he was voted 25th best solo ever in the USA and 20th best solo ever in the UK for his playing on 'Aqualung'. His playing on the album ‘Crest of a Knave’ earned him a Grammy award in 1988.  As well as numerous Jethro Tull albums, Martin has worked with many other artists including Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore, Jo Bonamassa and Chris Thompson and has shared a stage with such legends as Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.  As Jethro Tull are taking a long break from touring, Martin has put together a band to play the "classic" music from the Tull catalogue. His band is a total commitment to give the Tull fans and a broader audience the chance to hear tracks not performed for many years. The band includes top musicians from a similar background.

 

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