Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
1:57 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Singer Joe Cocker Dies At 70

British musician Joe Cocker has died at 70, according to multiple reports. The singer best known for his cover of The Beatles' "With A Little Help From My Friends" performed for more than four decades, including an iconic set at Woodstock.

Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Any Questions #173

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel switch seats for a show about people with colors in their names.

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Arts & Culture
3:52 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Audrey Kupferberg: A NYC Holiday Offering - MoMA Exhibit - Bert Williams Film

If you plan a trip into Manhattan this holiday season, be sure to take a look at the beautiful Fifth Avenue windows and see the live Radio City Christmas Spectacular if you have a mind to do so. But if the film lover in you is bursting to come to the surface, be sure to leave some time to experience a holiday treat designed especially for pop culturists, American entertainment historians and film enthusiasts.

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Arts & Culture
12:52 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Rogovoy Report for December 19, 2014

The big art news this week was of course the announcement of next summer’s performance season at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Highlights of summer 2015 at Jacob’s Pillow include “Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host,” a special dance and radio stage production starring public radio’s Ira Glass of This American Life fame, with Monica Bill Barnes; the return of Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (NDT2); Alonzo King LINES Ballet; Dorrance Dance, featuring Michelle Dorrance, one of the top contemporary tap dancers and choreographers, with live music by Toshi Reagon; and the launch of Martha Graham Dance Company’s 90th Anniversary season, including a world premiere by eminent choreographer Mats Ek.

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Arts & Culture
10:30 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Classical Music According To Yehuda #141

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss why we listen to baroque music around the holidays.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Albany Symphony's The Winter's Tale Concerts At Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

  Another classic way to celebrate the holiday season is with the Albany Symphony Orchestra. There will be two chances to see and hear the Albany Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Concert at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

Corelli’s celebratory Christmas Concerto carries with it charm and cheer and Albany Symphony veteran composer Michael Torke brings a world premiere cello concerto to the table, complemented by Bach’s Orchestral Suite No.1 and Stravinsky’s enticing Pulcinella Suite.

To tell us more we welcome Albany Symphony Orchestra maestro, David Alan Miller and afore mentioned composer, Michael Torke.

Arts & Culture
10:40 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Metroland 12/18/14

  Shawn Stone, the Arts Editor of Metroland, lets us know what is coming to area stages and screens this week.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Any Questions #172

If you can see through the smoke and scotch fumes, WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel have a quiz about the Rat Pack.

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Arts & Culture
3:45 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Nippertown's Greg Haymes' December Musical Selections

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Nippertown's Greg Haymes is here with his December musical selections.

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Arts & Culture
12:54 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Rogovoy Report for December 12, 2014

Stand-up comedian Hari Kondabolu brings his incisive, sociopolitical commentary to Club B-10 at MASS MoCA in North Adams on Saturday at 8pm. The son of Indian immigrants, Kondabolu grew up in Queens, N.Y., with a first-hand look at what it means to feel like an outsider in contemporary America, an experience that fuels his work and has made him a regular on late-night TV shows including Letterman, Conan, Kimmel, and Comedy Central, and at festivals from South by Southwest to Bumbershoot to Sasquatch.

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