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The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio

(518) 465-5233
339 Central Avenue
Albany , NY 12206

The Linda works to advance the arts and support the community. They have provided a public space for art and cultural expression and is constantly evolving to meet the needs and desires of its audience and community.

THE LINDA, WAMC's Performing Arts Studio, is a multi-purpose facility located at the corner of Central Avenue and Quail Street in Albany, New York. The 210-seat (365 capacity) performing arts studio hosts a diverse selection of events including concerts, debates, lectures, films, and other activities, many of which will be broadcast throughout WAMC's seven-state listening area.  To find out more, visit their website!

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When: Today until Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 9:45 AM to 5:30 PM
Where: The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Cost: $25
CCCE is a non-competitive forum for movie goers seeking to interact with filmmakers and industry guests centered around character driven stories. Past Screenings include films from Russia, Eastern Europe, US, and Beijing. Screenings from top regional filmmakers have been highlighted in the past as well. Limited seating is now available for all 2nd Edition public events.
When: Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Where: The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio, 339 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12206
Cost: $20
The Sweet Spot is a high energy, heart-pounding, fist pumping, laugh-out-loud pop erotica event performing in 25 cities and counting across the US and Canada! This sensational theater production features the world's best performance poets, live body art, burlesque, fashion, musicians, top 40 DJs, comedians and more. Come experience the sexier side of life with exciting new performances every time. The Sweet Spot is for Men, Women, Couples and Singles.
When: Sun, Mar 8, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Where: The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Cost: $17.00
Hosted by songwriter, roots scholar and multi-instrumentalist Michael Eck with special guest performer JD Wilkes Many people play roots music, but few modern musicians live those roots like Minnesota's Charlie Parr. Recording since the earliest days of the 21st century, Parr's heartfelt and plaintive original folk blues and traditional spirituals don't strive for authenticity: They are authentic. The American Roots Series at The Linda traces our musical family tree back to the source. The program, hosted by songwriter, roots scholar and multi-instrumentalist Michael Eck, is an examination of the varied musical styles that make up our country's rich cultural history. In simple terms, roots music, a phrase coined in the mid-90s, is a catch-all reference for new sounds derived from old styles; for music handed down from generation to generation. Blues, country, gospel, jazz and early rock & roll qualify as branches, with a wider canopy covering Cajun, Zydeco, Tejano and Native American chants and dances. Like its close relative "folk music," which was popularized by such greats as Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie and Phil Ochs, roots music tells stories of the "hopes, sorrows and convictions of ordinary people's everyday lives." Charlie Parr It's the music of a self-taught guitarist and banjo player who grew up without a TV but with his dad's recordings of America's musical founding fathers, including Charley Patton and Lightnin' Hopkins, Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly. With his long scraggly hair, fathertime beard, thrift-store workingman's flannel and jeans, and emphatic, throaty voice, Parr looks and sounds like he would have fit right into Harry Smith's "Anthology of American Folk Music."
When: Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Where: The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Join Jon Bowermaster filmaker for a sneak peek at his brand new film-in-the-works, Dear President Obama, The Case Against Fracking. Building on the success of the locally-produced Dear Governor Cuomo, New Yorkers Against Fracking In One Voice, which played a role in convincing Governor Cuomo to ban fracking in New York state, this new film takes a national look at the issue, profiling the victims of fracking, giving the experts on the subject a forum and taking a hard look at the variety of alternative energy sources that are gaining traction around the globe. Follow-up Q&A with Jon and representatives of Frack Action and Food & Water Watch, bringing New Yorkers up to speed on what's transpired in the state since the December 17th decision to ban fracking here.
When: Sat, Mar 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Where: The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Cost: $10
Identical mirror twins Adrian and Julian Woodrow make up the singer/songwriter duo, Take 2. They sing harmony and play ukulele, guitar and piano. Formerly known as "Blackberry Jam", they live in Southern Vermont and play 25-30 live shows each year. In X-Factor Season 1, they performed in front of 4,000 people and made it to bootcamp, competing with 100,000 other acts to make the top 100. During The Voice auditions they made it to the top 200 out of 50,000 acts and were the youngest performers in season 2. In just 2 years they've earned over 2.3 million hits on YouTube, 14K subscribers, and posted 60 videos. Adrian and Julian perform at schools and benefit concerts where they give inspirational concerts that motivate others to enjoy and create music. Their fans say their voices are even stronger live, than on YouTube. Their first album "End of the Night" was released in September 2014.
When: Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Where: The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Cost: $18
Northeast meets Northwest as Portland's Foghorn Stringband joins Albany's Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys for an evening of great music with special guest Sara Milonovich. Foghorn Stringband continues to stand out as the shining gold standard for American Stringband music known for "reaching into the heart of the songs, pulling out the deep emotions that made them so enduring in the first place." Combined with Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys penchant for creating one big "down home" family every time they play offering hard driving mountain music, personal vocals and contemporary songwriting this is one evening you don't want to miss.
When: Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Where: The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Cost: $15.00
Caroline Rose brings a healthy dose of attitude. She's punky and witty, with a style teetering on rockabilly in its stripped-down, bluesy way. Her sound draws mostly Americana and folk comparisons, with quick-talking lyrical delivery and full-bodied instrumentation. Caroline Rose's saddle shoes scream fun, but her lyrics tell some serious stories. Her 2014 debut album I Will Not Be Afraid spins stories with a sense of adventure, a certain badass swagger, and devil-may-care attitude and the same thing she brings to every performance. Sometimes epic failures produce epic results. With the release of her new album I Will Not Be Afraid, keen-eyed young singer-songwriter Caroline Rose has broken her long string of short-circuits with a live-wire national debut that draws on her roots in rockabilly, vintage country and blues to capture her unique and personal vision.
When: Sat, Apr 18, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Where: The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Cost: $15.00
If I Could Change One Thing Tour Despite his relatively young age, MPress recording artist Seth Glier is a seasoned troubadour. A singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who averages over 250 live performances annually, Seth has gone from opening act to headlining his own shows and playing major festivals. He's shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Edwin McCain, Martin Sexton, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams, and has quickly become known for his passionate live sets and powerful command of both piano and guitar. His music has also caught the ears of fans, industry and critics alike, with USA Today stating that his "exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel." Building on the acclaim of his Grammy®-nominated sophomore album The Next Right Thing, Glier's subsequent record Things I Should Let You Know landed him his first Daytrotter session, was called "a genuine revelation" by Blurt Magazine, and was praised by M Music & Musicians Magazine for its "shimmering, seductive melodies".
When: Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Where: The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Cost: $20.00
April Verch has never sounded more comfortable in her skin than she does now, in the second decade of her career as an internationally touring Canadian fiddler, step dancer and singer-songwriter. Her ninth album,Bright Like Gold, captures a woman who's fleshed out her identity and is in full command of her gifts, a woman who's grown from a prodigy into an enduring artist -- one of music's most unforgiving public transitions -- with grace and grit to spare. The April Verch Band -- rounded out by bassist and clawhammer banjo player Cody Walters and guitarist Hayes Griffin, who has a Masters in jazz improv from the New England Conservatory -- is an energetic, virtuosic, tradition-celebrating outfit, not to mention one that's not soon forgotten when they depart the stage. It doesn't hurt that the thrilling grand finale involves Verch fiddling and step dancing -- and often executing two entirely different intricate rhythmic patterns -- at once.
When: Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Where: The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Heather Maloney is an American singer-songwriter who has received numerous accolades for her startlingly soulful voice and literate songwriting exploring themes of spirituality, transformation, and impermanence. Critics are quickly discovering Maloney's talent with No Depression raving "Her music is riveting, her voice adventurous, her lyrics thought-provoking..." while Blurt Magazine wrote "Heather Maloney is one of the most talented tradition-based singer-songwriters I've heard in some time...the writing is stunning." If there's a typical path to becoming a songwriter, Maloney didn't follow it. Although she went to school for music and had done plenty of singing, she only began writing tunes a few years ago after living and working for three years in a silent-retreat meditation center in central Massachusetts. "The biggest motivating factor in writing was probably the experiences that I was having here in my meditation practice," she says. "There was the difficulty of it, the suffering of it, and wanting to channel that into something creative, and on the positive side, the insights that came out of my experiences." Maloney enjoyed a breakout 2014, sharing stages with Anais Mitchell, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Lake Street Dive, Shakey Graves, and more. Her joint EP with indie-folk quartet Darlingside, the Woodstock EP, was released in March and gained national attention in the New York Times for their cover of Joni Mitchell's song "Woodstock." Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young) lauded the track during his keynote speech at Folk Alliance International, calling it "delicious, really excellent." Maloney spent the end of 2014 in Nashville recording her next full-length record with producer Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses, Avett Brothers, Lissie). The album will be released in April 2015 on Signature Sounds.

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