3/4/15: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday
MUSIC: Justin Townes Earle @ The Egg, Albany. He was named Best Emerging Artist by the Americana Music Association in 2009 and he has since risen to be one of the day’s most prolific and acclaimed singer-songwriters in his own right. He returns to The Egg in support of his new albums, Single Mothers and Absent Fathers. Gill Landry of the Old Crow Medicine Show opens the concert. 7:30pm. $28. GO HERE for more info…
THEATER: “Souvenir” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, the comedy with heart is based on the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, who rose to fame for her annual, sold-out, opera recitals at Carnegie Hall. Crowds went wild when she tackled the most difficult arias. The only trouble was that she could not sing. Not a note. 7:30pm. $20-$60. Through March 22.
MUSIC: Charlie Parr @ the Parlor Room, Northampton. The self-taught Minnesota guitarist-banjoman’s heartfelt and plaintive original folk blues and traditional spirituals are as authentic as they come. With J.D. Wilkes of the Legendary Shack Shakers. 7pm. $15.
FILM/DISCUSSION: “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Mary Dore’s film resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. With a post-screening Q&A with Marilyn Webb. 7pm. $10.25; $8.50 students; $8.25 seniors; $7.50 children.