Show: Filmed April 12, 2016 (#928)

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Schenectady Today — In and Around the Capital Region

The Schenectady Today Show Theme: What a Day by Linda Sheldon of Sundial Express

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Kitchen Jazz Performing

Kitchen Jazz Performing

Kitchen Jazz Performing with Norm Ainslie, Sylvie Briber, Jim Connelly, Richard Genest and Dave Kitchen

Guests: Kitchen Jazz Performing with Norm Ainslie, Sylvie Briber, Jim Connelly, Richard Genest and Dave Kitchen

Kitchen Jazz features vocals and instrumentals from Cole Porter, through jazz standards, to Joni Mitchell.

Vocalists Richard Genest and Sylvie Briber are backed up by Dave Kitchen, guitar, Jim Connelly, bass, and Norm Ainslie, drums.

Dave Kitchen, who gave the band its name, has been playing for many years in the Capital District, often with Jim Connelly. Norm Ainslie, former hand drummer, rounds out the instrumental trio. A wide variety of vocals are handled by Richard Genest, founding member of the group, and Sylvie Briber, well known Schenectady singer.

Kitchen Jazz continues to cook up a tasty offering of familiar tunes around the Stockade District and greater Schenectady.

Appearances:

  • Friday, April 15, 7 PM – Kitchen Jazz – Arthur’s Cafe, N. Ferry St, Schenectady
  • Tuesday, April19, 7 PM – Dave Kitchen Jazz Trio – Moon & River Cafe
  • Tuesday, April 26 7 PM – Dave Kitchen Jazz Trio – Moon & River Cafe
  • Friday, April 29, 7 PM – Kitchen Jazz – Arthur’s Cafe, N. Ferry St, Schenectady

Contact Info: 393-4798 or nainslie@nycap.rr.com Website: http://dbalog99.wix.com/kitchenjazz

Northeast Ballet’s Before and Beyond

Darlene Myers, Founding Artistic Director and Lucas Rodreguez, Choreographer

Darlene Myers, Founding Artistic Director and Lucas Rodreguez, Choreographer

Guests: Darlene Myers, Founding Artistic Director and Lucas Rodreguez, Choreographer

Organization: Northeast Ballet

Event: “Before and Beyond” Spring Show

Location of event: GE Theatre at Proctors

Date/Time: Apr 15 at 7:30 pm (Reception at 6 pm)

Cost: no information provided

Website: www.MyersNortheast.org and www.Proctors.org for tickets

5TH Annual Mom-Prom – A fundraiser

Kristen Holler, Advocacy Committee Chairperson and Kathleen McLean, Working Group on Girls of Schenectady Inc.

Kristen Holler, Advocacy Committee Chairperson and Kathleen McLean, Working Group on Girls of Schenectady Inc.

Guests: Kristen Holler, Advocacy Committee Chairperson and Kathleen McLean, Working Group on Girls of Schenectady Inc.

On April 29, 2016, Zonta Club of Schenectady will hold its 5th Annual MOM PROM: the Ultimate Ladies’ Night Out for a Cause to raise funds for our Community Service Grant to benefit Working Group on Girls of Schenectady, Inc.

This fun and festive “throwback” event not only serves to raise crucial funds for the WGG, but also to highlight and celebrate the importance and impact of women giving back in their communities.

In that spirit, it is with great pleasure that will honor Elaine Houston as our 2016 Mom Prom Queen!

Our membership feels she exemplifies everything that MOM PROM celebrates with her inspiring track record of service and support of women in our region and beyond.

“MOM PROM” – a National Women’s Night Out for Charity now in its 10th year.

This fun and exciting evening is strictly for the ladies and features dancing, dinner, contests, raffles, silent auction and much more!

Organization: Zonta Club of Schenectady

Event: 5th Annual Mom Prom: the Ultimate Ladies’ Night Out for a Cause.

Date: April 29 from 6:30 to 1 am

Cost: $55

Location: Mallozzi’s Banquet Hall on Curry Road in Sch’dy

Facebook: Yes “Zonta Club of Schenectady”

Website: www.ZontaMomProm.eventbrite.com

Trip to Bountiful at theREP

Sadrina Renee "Jesse Mae Watts" and Kevin Craig West, "Ludie Watts"

Sadrina Renee “Jesse Mae Watts” and Kevin Craig West, “Ludie Watts”

Guests: Maggie Mancinelli Cahill, Artistic Director, Sadrina Renee “Jesse Mae Watts” and Kevin Craig West, “Ludie Watts”

Sometimes you have to run away from home to find it again.

Carrie Watts is taking the journey of a lifetime. Deeply unhappy living with her overprotective son and controlling daughter-in-law, this aging widow packs all that she owns and travels to her childhood home of Bountiful, Texas, to reclaim her life, her memories, and her dignity.

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL features the Capital Region’s own Barbara Howard, acclaimed actress and gospel singer.

With gospel music woven through this powerful play, come renew your belief in the human spirit and dignity for all people.

Sadrina Renee is tickled pink to make her debut (and return to theatre) on the Capital Rep stage! Sadrina was featured in the New Yorker for her role in the Off-Broadway premiere of Southern Promises. Other credits include: Beehive, The 60s Musical (Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota, FL), The Book of Lambert (La MaMa, NYC), You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Inside Broadway, NYC Tour), and Freedom Train (TheatreworksUSA, National Tour).

Kevin Craig West is and award-winning actor/filmmaker and proud member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. Now a resident of Los Angeles, Kevin excitedly returns home to Capital Rep where he was seen in RACE, TAKE ME OUT, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, METAMORPHOSES and a host of On-The-GO productions. Some of his recent film work includes the title character in Lionsgate’s Twilight Storytellers – THE GROUNDSKEEPER, and his controversial titled, award-winning short film, currently playing on network affiliates nationwide; I HATE BEING BLACK, which he wrote, directed and starred.

Organization: Capital Repertory Theater

Event: Trip to Bountiful

Location of event: Capital Repertory Theater on South Pearl St. Albany

Date/Time: Apr 22 – May 15 — Tues, Weds, Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri & Sat at 8 pm, Sat at 3:00 pm, Sunday at 2:00 pm, Weds. , May 4 at 2 pm

Cost: $20 to $60

Facebook: Yes “Capital Rep”

Website: www.CapitalRep.org and www.Proctors.org for tickets

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