the egg http://wamc.org en Made In The Shade Of The Egg http://wamc.org/post/made-shade-egg <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Jazz, folk-rock, fiddle tunes, world music and dance are among the free fare slated for The Egg’s “Made in the Shade” outdoor noontime concert series that continues this week.</p><p>Expanded from seven to 13 concerts, the series got underway last week and continues tomorrow with Hot Club of Saratoga and it continues each Wednesday through Aug. 27.</p><p>Peter Lesser of <a href="http://www.theegg.org">The Egg</a> and Heather Groll from the office of General Services both join us this morning with more.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 92256 at http://wamc.org Made In The Shade Of The Egg Albany Berkshire Ballet's May 3rd and 4th Performances http://wamc.org/post/albany-berkshire-ballets-may-3rd-and-4th-performances <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.berkshireballet.org/">The Albany Berkshire Ballet</a> was founded in 1960 by Artistic Director Madeline Cantarella Culpo as an outgrowth of her school, the Cantarella School of Dance, located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.</p><p>The Albany Berkshire Ballet is nationally recognized for its versatility in performing both classical and contemporary dance works with excellence and they will present Carmina Burana at <a href="http://www.theegg.org">The Egg</a> in Albany, NY on Friday, May 2 and at <a href="http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/">The Colonial Theatre</a> in Pittsfield, MA on Saturday, May 3.</p><p>Artistic Director Madeline Culpo and Carmina Burana Choreographer Paula Weber, and company dancer, and teacher, Kerry Piaggione join us to tell us more.</p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 89177 at http://wamc.org Albany Berkshire Ballet's May 3rd and 4th Performances Keb' Mo' At The Egg On 3/20 http://wamc.org/post/keb-mo-egg-320 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Three-time Grammy winner <a href="http://www.bluesamericana.com/">Keb’ Mo’</a> returns to<a href="http://www.theegg.org/"> The Egg</a> in Albany, NY on 3/20 for a solo performance with his spirited mix of good-time country blues, soul, and pop.</p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 85866 at http://wamc.org Keb' Mo' At The Egg On 3/20 Founding Member Of The Fab Faux - Will Lee http://wamc.org/post/founding-member-fab-faux-will-lee <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>As part of its ongoing NY Living Legacy Project, The Egg Performing Arts Center will explore the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ arrival in New York with a number of performances and related events from February 6 through 15. The celebration will include a series of multi-media events in eight area community centers and be highlighted by two performances at <a href="http://www.theegg.org/">The Egg</a>. One of the featured concerts at The Egg will be <a href="http://www.thefabfaux.com/‎">The Fab Faux</a>, they'll perform on February 15.</p><p>Bassist, <a href="http://www.willlee.com/">Will Lee</a>, is one of the founders of The Fab Faux - he's probably best known his work on <em>The Late Show with David Letterman</em> as part of the CBS Orchestra.</p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 83684 at http://wamc.org Founding Member Of The Fab Faux - Will Lee Sharon Isbin Guitar Passions Tour http://wamc.org/post/sharon-isbin-guitar-passions-tour <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Three master guitarists meet to perform an exquisite evening of classical, jazz and Latin music. Classical guitarist <a href="http://www.sharonisbin.com/‎">Sharon Isbin</a> is joined by the iconic jazz master <a href="http://www.stanleyjordan.com/‎">Stanley Jordan</a> and Brazil’s leading guitarist <a href="http://www.romerolubambo.com/‎">Romero Lubambo</a>.</p><p>The Guitar Passions tour will make two stops in our region early next month - at <a href="http://www.theegg.org">The Egg</a> in Albany, NY on 2/5 and at <a href="http://www.bardavon.org/‎">The Bardavon</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Poughkeepsie, NY on 2/7.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sharon Isbin&nbsp;joins us to tell us more.</span></p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82798 at http://wamc.org Sharon Isbin Guitar Passions Tour Pulitzer Prize winner Charles H. Fuller at The Egg on 4/18 http://wamc.org/post/pulitzer-prize-winner-charles-h-fuller-egg-418-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The <a href="http://www.aacccr.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is committed to educating, enriching, and empowering residents of the Capital Region through a variety of programs that raise the collective consciousness of all ethnicities to the rich and vibrant history, contribution, and culture of African Americans.</span></p><p>This Thursday, April 18th, The African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region will hold a Gala fundraiser in the Swyer Theater at <a href="http://www.theegg.org">The Egg</a> in Albany, New York.</p><p>The<a href="http://www.aacccr.org/events"> evening</a> will include performances of scenes from <em>A Soldier's Play</em>, by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Charles H. Fuller, a conversation with -and award presentation to- Fuller – and more.</p><p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 62279 at http://wamc.org Pulitzer Prize winner Charles H. Fuller at The Egg on 4/18 David Sedaris - One new book and three regional shows http://wamc.org/post/david-sedaris-one-new-book-and-three-regional-shows <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">David </span>Sedaris<span style="line-height: 1.5;">' new book, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316154695/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0316154695&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0316154695" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, will be released by Little Brown on April </span>23<sup>rd</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>The satirist and public radio favorite will be at three venues in three different cities in our region: <a href="http://www.bardavon.org/event_info.php?id=593&amp;venue=bardavon">The Bardavon on 4/5</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mahaiwe.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">The&nbsp;Mahaiwe&nbsp;on 4/6</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">and </span><a href="http://www.theegg.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Egg on 4/11</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 61367 at http://wamc.org David Sedaris - One new book and three regional shows Josh Ritter: Coming Out of the Dark Clouds http://wamc.org/post/josh-ritter-coming-out-dark-clouds <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About two years ago, singer-songwriter Josh Ritter’s heart was broken. He and his wife of a few years decided to separate and while writing and publishing a novel, keeping up a healthy touring schedule, and releasing an EP – Josh wrote new songs to help himself understand and heal.</span></p><p>The songs add up to his forthcoming album <em>The Beast in its Tracks</em> which is available for pre-order and will be released on March 5th. In a statement on his <a href="http://www.joshritter.com">website</a> announcing the record, Josh wrote: "All heartbreak is awful – my broken heart wasn’t unique. But writing these songs was helping me get through the night and I didn’t have the strength to care or question."</p><p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:25:46 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 56956 at http://wamc.org Josh Ritter: Coming Out of the Dark Clouds We are doing this: stand-up comedian and podcast host, Marc Maron http://wamc.org/post/we-are-doing-stand-comedian-and-podcast-host-marc-maron <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Stand-up comedian, <a href="http://www.wtfpod.com">Marc Maron</a>, kicks of his “Out of the Garage” Tour at <a href="http://www.theegg.org">The Egg</a> in Albany, NY this Friday, February 1st.</p><p>The title of the show refers to the home-studio in his garage – the primary location used to record his very popular podcast “WTF with Marc Maron.” The podcast features perceptive stream-of-consciousness introductions and lengthy (usually one-on-one, occasionally one-on-two for example: Tenacious D) conversations with iconic entertainment personalities. The podcast premiered in 2009 and regularly hits #1 on iTunes and has been called a “must-listen” by <em>Vanity Fair</em>, <em>The New York Times</em>, and many other publications and entertainment websites.</p><p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 56748 at http://wamc.org We are doing this: stand-up comedian and podcast host, Marc Maron A John Waters Christmas http://wamc.org/post/john-waters-christmas <p>Like a wayward Santa for the Christmas-obsessed, John Waters will cruise into town with his sleigh full of sticks and stones, spreading yuletide cheer and lunacy in his critically acclaimed one-man show.</p><p>A John Waters Christmas will be at <a href="http://www.bardavon.org/event_info.php?id=562&amp;venue=bardavon">The Bardavon</a> in Poughkeepsie on Saturday, December 1st and at <a href="http://www.theegg.org/events/1031">The Egg</a> in Albany on Sunday, December 2nd.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 52688 at http://wamc.org A John Waters Christmas