Sarah LaDuke

Producer

Sarah grew up in Saranac Lake, NY where she worked part time at Pendragon Theatre all through high school and college, primarily backstage as she is a truly superficial [read: bad] actress. She graduated from SUNY Albany in 2006 with a BA in English and started at WAMC a few weeks later as a part-time board-op in the control room. Through a series of offered and seized opportunities she is now the producer ofThe Roundtable

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Wed December 31, 2014

Will Hermes - Best Music Of 2014 - Part 2

Beck - "Heart is a Drum"

  Will Hermes is a music critic for NPR’s All Things Considered, a Contributing Editor for Rolling Stone, and author of Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever.

We’re lucky to have Will - a Hudson Valley resident - to share his music expertise with us at year’s end.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Wed December 31, 2014

Best Movies Of 2014 With Metroland's Shawn Stone

As 2014 draws to a close, we look back at the best films of the year as determined by Shawn Stone - The Arts Editor of Metroland.

Shawn's List:
10. Calvary
9. Citizenfour
8. Le Week-End
7. A Most Wanted Man
6. Force Majeure
5. Ida
4. Under The Skin
3. Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
2. Boyhood
1. The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Tue December 30, 2014

Will Hermes - Best Music Of 2014 - Part 1

Lori McKenna - "Numbered Doors"

  Will Hermes is a music critic for NPR’s All Things Considered, a Contributing Editor for Rolling Stone, and author of Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever.

We’re lucky to have Will - a Hudson Valley resident - to share his music expertise with us at year’s end.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Dar Williams Celebrates The 20th Anniversary Of Her First Album, 'The Honesty Room'

    This Saturday, December 13, renowned singer-songwriter Dar Williams will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of her debut album, The Honesty Room at The Calvin Theatre in Northampton, MA. She will play present-day takes on the 13 singular songs featured on The Honesty Room, performed in its entirety for the first time ever. Jill Sobule will open the show.

Dar joins us to talk about the tour, the songs, and her upcoming "Christians, Pagans & Other Hipsters" holiday concert at The Bell House in Brooklyn on 12/26.

Arts & Culture
11:40 am
Fri December 5, 2014

'Throw Me On The Burn Pile And Light Me Up' - Sundance Theatre Lab At MASS MoCA

Lucy Alibar
Credit Valerie Macon/Getty Images North America

  Academy Award-nominated Lucy Alibar, whose stage play was adapted into the award-winning film Beasts of the Southern Wild, has been working on her latest, Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up with the Sundance Theatre Lab, in residency for two weeks at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA.

There will be a performance of the work at the museum's Club B10 tomorrow night at 8pm.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Lucius At The Hollow On 12/5

Credit Peter Larson

    This Friday, the Brooklyn based band, Lucius, will be at The Hollow in Albany, NY. The last time we welcomed them to The Roundtable, they were hours away from a breakout performance at the Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. Since then, they’ve released an album, a deluxe version of that album and toured the US and Europe - a lot.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed November 26, 2014

'Actress' By Robert Greene To Screen At Upstate Films In Woodstock

    Brandy Burre had a recurring role on HBO’s The Wire when she gave up her career to start a family. While living with her family in Beacon, NY she decides to reclaim her life as an actor and the domestic world she’s carefully created crumbles around her.

The documentary film, Actress is both a present tense portrait of a dying relationship and an exploration of a woman, performing the role of herself.

Actress will screen at Upstate Films in Woodstock, NY on November 29th at 5pm and Brandy Burre and filmmaker, Robert Greene will both be in attendance for a discussion following the film.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Josh Ritter Trying Out New Songs And Such At MASS MoCA 11/22

Josh Ritter at The Linda

    Singer-songwriter, touring musician, and novelist Josh Ritter joins us this morning at The Linda.

Josh tours nationally and internationally often with The Royal City Band, sometimes in a trio, and some other times - solo.

Tomorrow night at MASS MoCA in North Adam, MA, Josh will play solo acoustic, trying out new material -- warming it up and feeling it out for an as-yet unnamed forthcoming album.

Arts & Culture
11:40 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Beacon Music Factory And Stephen Clair And The Millionaires At Steamer No. 10

    Stephen Clair is the founder of - and an instructor at - The Beacon Music Factory which took up residence at Southern Dutchess Bowl earlier this fall as the new location for their classes, rock band boot camps, and private lessons.

He's a former Capital Region resident who will return to Albany for a performance with his trio, The Millionaires, tomorrow night at The Steamer No. 10 Theatre in Albany. Also on that bill - Bryan Thomas.

Arts & Culture
11:20 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox At Troy Saving Bank Music Hall On 10/25

  New York City based pianist Scott Bradlee has become a bit of a pop sensation, earning millions of views on YouTube for his series of music videos that show him with his group -Postmodern Jukebox- performing reworked versions of 21st century pop hits in a variety of vintage styles - like swing, jazz, bluegrass, do-wop, Motown, and ragtime.

Scott Bradlee and Post Modern Jukebox will perform this coming Saturday night at 8 at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, NY.

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