The Arts 01.10.19

Lecture on Bob and Ray Eberle during the Big Band Era

On Thursday, January 10, at the Sand Lake Town Hall, 7 PM, the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance People of the Plateau Lecture Series presents a talk on Bob and Ray Eberle, Hoosick, Big Band singers. Hoosick Falls natives, Bob and his Brother Ray Eberle were both singing stars of the Big Band Era. They were extremely popular, singing with the Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller dance bands. They were consistently ranked with Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby at the top of the polls. Bob Suss and Joe Trupia will present a program describing the brother’s careers with pictures and audio clips.


Big Band Swing Dance Fundraiser


When:  Saturday, Jan. 26TH (Snow date Feb. 9th)

7-8 pm, FREE Swing Lesson donated by Ron Tritto of LearnTaDance Dance Studio

8-10 pm, Swing Dance with GEORGIE WONDERS ORCHESTRA

Where: Averill Park HS Cafeteria

Cost: Adult $12 ($15 at door); Students/Seniors $8 ($10 at door); 12yrs FREE

CONTACT: Ginny (518)527-3628 or

Snacks and Basket raffle—



Call for Singers

Capital Community Voices, Inc., an SATB volunteer, non-audition choral group, is seeking singers in all voice parts for its May concert, “At the Hop with CCV”. Rehearsals are Tuesdays at 7 pm in East Greenbush beginning January 8, 2019.  Call 518-370-5434 for more information


American Legion Post 1489 Johnny Rabbs Big Band

On Saturday, January 26th, 2019, The Sons of The American Legion will be hosting Johnny Rabbs Big Band with special guests, The Tichy Boys and Blue Hand Luke, performing all your rockin’ favorites. This is our largest fundraising event of the year and as part of The Legion Family our main goal is to raise funds aimed at improving the quality of life of our nation’s veterans and children.

Advance tickets are available at The American Legion, 111 Main Ave., Wynantskill, for $10.00 ea. until 1/20/19; after 1/21/19, $12.00.

Reserved seating is available with a reserved table of 8. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Band starts at 7:00 pm. Supporters can enjoy drink specials and are welcome to bring their own food and snacks. This event has sold out quickly the past seven years, so reserve early; tickets are limited.

Please join us for a Rockin’ good time for a Rockin’ good cause. For more info., call Bill at 518-441-0013.


Adirondack Fiddlers

New style and Old Tyme Fiddling, Adirondack Fiddlers,

Sunday, January 13th, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

American Legion Hall, Clancy St., Schuylerville, NY.

All fiddlers and musicians young and old and Public welcome.

Round and square dancing. Food Available.

For more information, call (518) 274-6817.


Battenkill Chorale Presents: Children of The Holocaust, Immigrants of Hope

Photo by John Oakley

The Battenkill Chorale, Janet McGhee Artistic Director, opens its 24th season with “Children of the Holocaust, Immigrants of Hope” featuring Annelies by James Whitbourn with English texts translated from Anne Frank’s diary, soprano soloist Sylvia Stoner, and chamber ensemble.  Also, on the program are Ronald Perera’s The Golden Door, a cantata based on interviews with immigrants who passed through Ellis Island, and I Never Saw Another Butterfly by Charles Davidson, with texts written by children at Terezin concentration camp and performed by the Glens Falls Symphony Children’s Chorus.  Performances are January 19th and 20th, both at 3PM, at Skidmore’s Zankel Music Center.  $20 tickets may be purchased by calling (518) 692-7458 or emailing:

Soprano soloist Sylvia Stoner, Artist-in-Residence at Skidmore College, is an award-winning versatile performer who has also appeared on stage with numerous American theater companies.  She obtained her Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Kansas.

The Glens Falls Symphony Children’s Chorus is one of the region’s finest children’s choruses.   Director Meredith Reed received her Masters in Music Education from Westminster Choir College and is devoted to training young singers to a high level of performance in a variety of musical styles.

These will be McGhee’s final concerts as Artistic Director before she retires from the podium.   A search for the next Artistic Director is in process, which will include a series of guest conductors.

Qualified applicants should contact Chorale President Linda Anderson either by email (battenkillchorale402@gmail. com) or phone (518-677-3544.)


First Unitarian Universalist Society Offers Benefit Concert with Local Artist, Alyssa Yeager

Please join us as we welcome Alyssa Yeager on Friday, January 11th, at 7:00 PM, for a concert to benefit the local US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.

Popular music from the fifties and sixties and originals will be featured. Monetary and toiletry/school supply donations will be gratefully accepted (suggested value $10-$15). Desserts and beverages will also be available for purchase.

First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany 405 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12206 518-463-7135.





Adirondack Bluegrass League Meeting/Jam/ Pot Luck

Adirondack Bluegrass League will hold their meeting/jam/ pot luck on Sun., January 20th, 1:00 pm, Lake Luzerne Town Complex, 539 Lake Ave., Lake Luzerne, NY.

Bring something to share for pot luck. Bring your instruments for jammin’ after the meeting. Bring your friends, everyone welcome. See ya’ll there! Share and spread the word…thank you. For info., call 518-221-6231 or

www.adirondackbluegrass, www.facebook. com, adirondackbluegrass


Museum to Host Family Paint Workshop

The Albany Institute of History & Art will host a Family Paint Workshop at the museum on Sunday, January 13, 2019, from 1-3pm. Participants will experiment painting with unusual tools such as feathers and bubble wrap and then will paint their own landscape paintings on canvas board. The workshop, which is recommended for ages six and above, is $20 for museum members and $25 for non-members. Registration is required and is available through the museum’s website

The Albany Institute of History & Art is located at 125 Washington Avenue in Albany, New York. Free parking is available in the museum’s lot at the corner of Elk and Dove Streets.


Adirondack Bluegrass League Show

Adirondack Bluegrass League Show featuring The Atkinson Family Band, Marcotte Mountain Music, Sun., January 27th, 1:00 pm.

The Parting Glass, 40-42 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY.

This is going to be another great show you won’t want to miss! Come on out and join us for a great afternoon of music, fun, family, friends, and great food. Share and spread the word! Members $12, non-members $15.; children under 12 and special needs, free. For more info., 518-221-6231, adirondack


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