Items tagged with 'Troy Music Hall'
The Troy Music Hall announced a new slate of upcoming shows this week. Among them:
+ Lisa Loeb (and Nine Stories, and her glasses) March 23
+ Uke star Jake Shimabukuro April 27
The whole slate is post jump.
Tickets for Lisa Loeb go on sale to the general public December 10. General tickets for Jake Shimabukuro and the rest of the new slate go on sale December 12.
Update: Drawing's closed! Winner's been emailed!
This American Life host/producer/creator Ira Glass will be at the Troy Music Hall December 1. We have a pair of the tickets -- which include a pre-show meet-and-greet with him -- and we're giving them away. Maybe to you.
To enter the drawing, please answer this question in the comments:
What's your favorite story?
It could be your favorite story from This American Life, or your favorite story from when you were a kid, or your favorite book, or whatever. We'll pick one winner at random.
The Troy Music Hall appearance is billed as "Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass." From the blurbage:
Glass will talk about today's media environment, about how he makes "This American Life" in that context, and how he and his staff find compelling stories and make shows from them that are unique in broadcast journalism.
Onstage, Glass will combine his live narration with quotes and music from "This American Life", mixing them to re-create a radio segment before your eyes, explaining memorable, funny, and serious excerpts from the show from his point of view at the heart of public radio.
The show starts at 8 pm. Tickets start at $25.
Important: All comments must be submitted by 5 pm on Tuesday, November 12, 2012 to be entered in the drawing. You must answer the question to be part of the drawing. One entry per person, please. You must enter a valid email address (that you check regularly) with your comment. The winner will be notified via email by noon on Wednesday and must respond by noon on Thursday, November 15.
The Troy Music Hall advertises on AOA.
photo: Stuart Mullenberg
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall announced its first slate of show for the 2012-2013 season today -- and the show that immediately jumped out at us: "Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass" on December 1.
From the blurbage for the show with the creator and host This American Life:
Join Ira for a fascinating evening as he leads the audience through the creation of This American Life and talks about the state of media today. He will talk about his program and how it's put together: what makes a compelling story, where they find the amazing stories for their show, how he and his staff try to push broadcast journalism to do things it doesn't usually do. As part of this, Glass mixes stories from the show, live onstage, combining his narration with pre-taped quotes and music, recreating the sound of the show as the audience watches. He plays funny and memorable moments from the show, and explains about what was behind their creation. Expect an evening that is sometimes humorous, sometimes serious, and certainly intriguing.
Tickets for that show start at $25.
The whole schedule released today is after the jump. Tickets will be available to Troy Music Hall members starting June 26 -- and to the general public July 11.
The bank is consolidating ten branches in the Capital Region's core counties -- split evenly between current HSBC locations and current First Niagra locations. In many cases, the branches are almost right next to each other. The list is after the jump.
On the consolidation list: the First Niagara branch in the bottom of the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall building. So, what's that mean for the music hall?
Drawing's closed! Winner's been notified!
Next Thursday (October 13) at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall: Andrew Bird. We have a pair of tickets. And we're giving them away.
Bird's an unusual musician -- a rare bird, you might say (thank you, we'll be here all week). So to enter the drawing, please answer this question in the comments:
What's rare in the Capital Region?
We'll pick one answer at random.
Andrew Bird's music really is hard to describe. And on top of being genre defying, he's continually evolving his songs. You just have to listen. Among his recent work: a cover of "Bein' Green" for the new Muppets movie soundtrack.
Important: All comments must be submitted by noon on Friday (October 7, 2011) to be entered in the drawing. You must answer the question to be part of the drawing. One entry per person, please. You must enter a valid email address (that you check regularly) with your comment. The winner will be notified via email by 5 pm on Friday and must respond by 9 am Monday (October 10).
Yep, the Troy Music Hall advertises on AOA.
photo: Cameron Wittig
Great -- but that's a long way off. Why mention it now? Because tickets go on sale this Friday. They're $33.50.
Musical polymath Andrew Bird is the quintessential word-of-mouth artist. His music, which draws elements from pop, classical, jazz, and folk traditions, defies easy genre categorization, and his modest Midwestern persona is amiable, but not striking. A "next big thing" he is not. Yet his name has been quietly buzzing in taste-making music circles for years, with each new release quietly building on the sleeper success of the last.
And from a Paste review of Bird's Noble Beast: "Andrew Bird has always been a bit of a showoff. For good reason, though--he's an incredible violinist and composer, he knows big words like apocrypha, and anyone who can make a human whistle sound like the wind, a voice, a theremin and a saw, might as well prove it."
Here's a performance by Bird at TED last year.
Yep, the Troy Music Hall does advertise on AOA.