Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Wed May 7, 2014

"The God Game" At CapRep

    

  The God Game, a play by Suzanne Bradbeer, is having its World Premiere at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, NY.

The play was included in the inaugural NEXT ACT! New Play Summit in 2012. NEXT ACT!, a joint venture between Proctors and Capital Rep, is a three-day festival with the mission of discovering fresh, exciting dramatic and musical properties, and nurturing both new and established playwrights.

The God Game is about religion and politics - the two topics to avoid in polite conversation. In the play, Tom and Lisa and Matt have known each other for years, through thick and thin - but the news Matt brings on an August anniversary afternoon in Richmond, Virginia could change all of their lives forever.

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Flashdance: The Musical At Proctors

    

  Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of Flashdance is now live on stage!

With electrifying dance at its core, Flashdance: The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer.

David R. Gordon and Ginna Claire Mason play Jimmy and Gloria in Flashdance: The Musical – which is running at Proctors in Schenectady this week.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Tue May 6, 2014

"All My Sons" At Albany Civic Theatre

    

  The Albany Civic Theatre in Albany, NY is currently presenting Arthur Miller’s classic, All My Sons.

During the war Joe Keller and Herbert Deever ran a machine shop which made airplane parts. Deever was sent to prison because the firm turned out defective parts, causing the deaths of many men. Keller went free and made a lot of money.

The play explores morality in times of war – and what happens in a family and a community when a war ends.

Aaron Holbritter directs All My Sons for Albany Civic, and Angela Buesing Potrikus plays Kate Keller and Ian LaChance plays her son, Chris Keller.

Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Rob Edelman: Brooklyn Chic

These days, Brooklyn is a hot commodity on the American cultural scene. Plenty of films and TV shows not only are set in the New York borough but feature the word "Brooklyn" in their titles. And this, surely, is a smart marketing ploy.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Any Questions #140

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel take a trip to Oklahoma.

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Arts & Culture
12:48 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Rogovoy Report for May 2, 2014

This week’s cultural highlights in the Berkshires includes one of the most dynamic singer-songwriters of all time; an up-and-coming EDM duo; a monumental sculptural installation, and a concert of Renaissance choral music.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Classical Music According to Yehuda #132

  In this week's Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the castrato.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Tom Wopat At The Van Dyck Lounge

    

  Tom Wopat, star of stage, screen and TV will perform at the Van Dyck in Schenectady tonight for two shows in support of his latest album, I’ve Got Your Number. The album pays homage to the big band 'Mad Men' era, with Wopat performing classics from the Great American Songbook and contemporary songs from artists such as Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor--transforming them into jazz-tinged renditions.

Probably best known for his starring role in the '80s hit television series The Dukes of Hazzard​, Wopat has been getting raves on Broadway with such shows as Annie Get Your Gun and Catered Affair - he received Tony Award nominations for both - as well as Chicago, Forty-Second St., Sondheim on Sondheim, and most recently The Trip To Bountiful starring Cicely Tyson.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Thu May 1, 2014

"Master, Mentor, Master: Thomas Cole & Frederic Church" At The Thomas Cole Historic Site

Frederic E. Church, Scene on Catskill Creek, 1847, oil on canvas, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland

    

  Thomas Cole was the founder of The Hudson River School of painting – the mid-19th century American art movement of landscape paintings with an aesthetic vision influenced by romanticism.

The Thomas Cole Historic Site in Catskill, NY has a new exhibition entitled Master, Mentor, Master: Thomas Cole & Frederic Church which is on view now and will be until November 2nd 2014. They are also running a capital campaign is to bring back one of the few known architectural creations of Thomas Cole – his New Studio.

Here to tell us more are Betsy Jacks, ‎Director at Thomas Cole Historic Site and Kate Menconari, the site’s curator.

Arts & Culture
10:40 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Metroland 5/1/14

 

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

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