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Di­verse set of acts planned at mu­sic hall this week­end

The Record (Troy, NY) - - ENTERTAINMENT - By Week­ender Staff en­ter­tain­ment518@digitalfirstmedia.com @TheWeek­ender518 on Twit­ter

TROY, N.Y. » Troy Sav­ings Bank Mu­sic Hall has a full slate of per­for­mances sched­uled this week­end in­clud­ing a mod­ern-day mime, a fe­male co­me­dian, a world fa­mous big band and some soul­ful acoustic folk mu­sic.

Four di­verse acts -Tape Face, Paula Pound­stone, The Glenn Miller Or­ches­tra and Ray LaMon­tagne -- are all set to take stage at the ac­claimed Troy Sav­ings Bank Mu­sic Hall in the com­ing days, pre­sent­ing a va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent tal­ents.

Things will kick off with Tape Face at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday evening. First in­tro­duced to Amer­ica through the pop­u­lar tele­vi­sion show Amer­ica’s Got Tal­ent, The Boy With Tape On His Face (or Tape Face for short) is a sim­ple, but clever and charm­ing char­ac­ter that au­di­ences have come to love. His live show is de­scribed as de­light­ful, wry, many-lay­ered and hi­lar­i­ous - an ac­ces­si­ble per­for­mance with univer­sal ap­peal. Ticket’s to Tape face’s lo­cal show are $27 each.

The next night, comic Paula Pound­stone will en­ter­tain with her quick­think­ing, un­scripted ap­proach to com­edy. Pound­stone is her­alded as one of the coun­try’s fore­most comics. She is a reg­u­lar panelist on NPR’s #1 show, the screw­ball weekly news quiz show WAIT WAIT... DON’T TELL ME! where she holds the record for game losses. Over the years Paula has amassed a list of ac­co­lades and awards that stretch the length of a great big tall guy’s arm. In 1992 she be­came the first woman to share the stage with the Pres­i­dent and host the pres­ti­gious White House Cor­re­spon­dents din­ner, a role not un­til then of­fered to a woman in its sev­en­tytwo year his­tory. Pound­stone’s up­com­ing Troy show will be­gin at 8 p.m. on Fri­day. Tick­ets are $34 each.

On Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. the hall will be filled with mu­sic by The World Fa­mous Glenn Miller Or­ches­tra, back at the Hall due to pop­u­lar de­mand. Play­ing such clas­sics as “In The Mood,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “A String of Pearls,” “Moon­light Ser­e­nade” and “Tuxedo Junction,” the Glenn Miller Or­ches­tra is said to be the most sought after big band in the world to­day. Band­leader Glenn Miller dis­ap­peared over the English Chan­nel on a flight from Lon­don to Paris on De­cem­ber 15, 1944, at the height of his pop­u­lar­ity. Yet, more than 55 years since the pub­lic first em­braced the suc­cess­ful Glenn Miller Sound, both the leg­end and the mu­sic live on to­day. This jazzy act plays an av­er­age of 300 live dates a year around the globe. Tick­ets to Saturday’s show are $34 or $28 each.

Fin­ish­ing up the week­end on Sun­day night, Higher Ground presents Grammy Award win­ning singer-song­writer Ray LaMon­tagne at 7 p.m. at the Hall. Ti­tled Just Pass­ing Through, this 25-date stretch is LaMon­tagne’s first acoustic tour in five years. Joined by John Stir­ratt from Wilco on acoustic bass, LaMon­tagne will high­light songs from his vast and vary­ing body of work span­ning across al­bums Trou­ble, Till The Sun Turns Black, Gossip in the Grain, God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise, Su­per­nova and Ouroboros. Tick­ets are avail­able for $75 or $55.

More in­for­ma­tion about Troy Sav­ings Bank Mu­sic Hall and its up­com­ing shows is avail­able on­line at www.troy­mu­sichall.org.

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The Glenn Miller Or­ches­tra will per­form this week­end at Troy Sav­ings Bank Mu­sic Hall.

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Photo Credit: Brian Stow­ell. Grammy Award win­ning singer-song­writer Ray LaMon­tagne will per­form this week­end at Troy Sav­ings Bank Mu­sic Hall.

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Tape Face will per­form on Thursday at Troy Sav­ings Bank Mu­sic Hall.

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