The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio

The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio One of the leading entertainment venues in the area, The Linda hosts everything from live music and theater to film screenings and discussions.
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Check our listings below for upcoming events! More info & tickets are available online at www.thelinda.org In 2001, WAMC President and CEO Alan Chartock had the idea to expand the station’s ability to provide on-air performances both live and recorded. He envisioned a place that would be a hybrid of performance venue, broadcast studio and cultural arts center that would give individuals, groups and organizations within the community access to its facilities, as well as provide the general public with a unique and intimate concert hall unlike any in the capital region. With this goal in mind, The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio opened its doors in September of 2002. WAMC has been a pioneer in public broadcast dating back to its establishment by Albany Medical College of Union University in 1958. Chartered as a public radio station in 1970, it has been a staple of public broadcasting covering seven states. Its decision to base operations in the inner city region of Albany’s Central Avenue was a testament to its belief in the revitalization of the community. Less than 100 yards from the station’s broadcast facilities sat the Fleet Bank, an Albany landmark that had been abandoned and unused for years. Once it had been determined that the building was sound, a grant was obtained to fund the venture. WAMC was given three years to match the grant, but with the motivation of executive director Alan Chartock, it was raised in just four months. Along with public and private support, donated labor and materials, WAMC converted the old bank and named it after the long time supporter and generous contributor to the station, Linda Norris. The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio was built with the same commitment to community that the station has so long been valued for. Over the years, The Linda has focused on offering a wide assortment of programming provided by a variety of artists. Programming has included individual music, film, workshops, debates and community events and recurring series ranging from those focusing on roots, classical and jazz music, children’s entertainment, film, theater and spoken word. The goal is to increase local exposure to notable and national filmmakers, musicians and actors. Throughout its life, The Linda has become a perfect medium for WAMC to take its content from airwaves to live participation. Since its inception, The Linda has collaborated and partnered with a variety of organizations to empower and give back to the community. The Linda has nurtured relationships with from all sectors, such as the City of Albany Mayor’s Task Force, the Black Women’s Association of Albany, the Central Business Improvement District and By helping organizations to channel information through the arts, provide a variety of entertainment, and cultivate a broad range of experiences, The Linda crosses cultural, political, social, and economic dimensions. Keeping WAMC’s greater mission in mind, The Linda brings relevant social issues to the public through the performing arts. The Linda experience is truly unique and the connection between the performer and the patron is unlike any other. The intimate setting paired with impressive acoustics provides the audience with a personal exposure to art and artist on a local, regional and national level. It is much more than a venue as it is a state of the art broadcast studio; it is able to unite the artist and audience both live and over the airwaves. It presents the community with a wide variety of performances and events and in turn provides the artists with a broad and diverse audience. It has been and continues to be a medium for developing artists and empowers local talent by not only providing them with exposure, but also access to an enhanced venue for creative growth. By fostering the relationship between the artist, audience and radio, The Linda is the link that brings all three full circle. The Linda has strived to be of service, advance the arts and support the community. It has provided a public space for art and cultural expression and is constantly evolving to meet the needs and desires of its audience and community. It remains a catalyst for revitalization by generating investment, creating positive change and exciting stimulation to Central Avenue. The Linda always has and always will focus on what purpose an event holds and not what there is to gain. The Linda is a venue that has always exceeded its materials in every way. Like the station the venue has always thought of itself as “the little engine that could”. Its programming continues to be fluid to meet both the changing needs of the community and the innovations of new artists. The Linda has been a hidden gem in the Capital Region that continues to develop, serve and prosper.

Operating as usual

12/18/2020

Here’s another new tune from Yeah Universe titled “Yes/No,” recorded and filmed live on the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series on 11/23/2020 🔥🤘🏻. Head to our YouTube channel to watch the whole thing! Make sure you subscribe while you’re there ❤️🙌🏻

https://youtu.be/Abjzf3i75lU

Tune in to our radio show “Live at the Linda” tonight from 8-10 pm EST (repeat broadcast Sunday 12/20 same time) to catc...
12/16/2020

Tune in to our radio show “Live at the Linda” tonight from 8-10 pm EST (repeat broadcast Sunday 12/20 same time) to catch an incredible night of music featuring Front Biz and Laveda- both concerts recorded for the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series🎼🤘🏻. Dial those 📻 to WAMC Northeast Public Radio or stream from anywhere worldwide on wamc.org from 8-10 pm EST!! Don’t miss out ❤️📻🙌🏻




#radio #radiobroadcast #livemusic #saveourstages #supportlivemusic #supportlocalmusic #liveforlivemusic #thelinda #wamc

Tune in tonight (and Sunday 12/13) to WAMC Northeast Public Radio for a night of Americana and Blue Grass music featurin...
12/09/2020

Tune in tonight (and Sunday 12/13) to WAMC Northeast Public Radio for a night of Americana and Blue Grass music featuring Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys and The Nellies on Live at the Linda 📻🎼🤘🏻. The broadcast goes from 8-10 pm EST (tonight and Sunday 12/13) and can be streamed from anywhere on wamc.org during the 8-10 pm time frame. Don’t miss this chance to relive these incredible concerts ❤️🙌🏻

12/03/2020

Yeah Universe left us in a trance back on November 23 on the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series 🎼🔥. Here’s a taste of their new tune “Speak Easy,” recorded and filmed live. Head to our YouTube channel to watch the whole thing! Make sure you subscribe to our page while you’re there ☑️.

https://youtu.be/DJrhj1OUe8U

Next up on the series we welcome The Jagaloons on Monday 12/7 at 8 pm. Ticket link and info below ❤️🤘🏻.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-jagaloons-open-for-take-out-virtual-concert-series-tickets-128923271977

2020 is the 250th anniversary of one of the titans of classical music, Ludwig van Beethoven. Perhaps the most admired an...
12/03/2020

2020 is the 250th anniversary of one of the titans of classical music, Ludwig van Beethoven. Perhaps the most admired and respected composer of all time, Beethoven’s influence and popularity continues more than 190 after his death. Celebrate his landmark year with a program of chamber music works including his early flute and violin sonata; an 1820s transcription of some of his most popular works by Anton Diabelli; and the delightful Serenade for flute, violin and guitar op 25. Join Musicians of Ma'alwyck for this very special Beethoven Birthday Party on Monday December 14, at 8 pm on the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series! Ticket link and info below 🎼❤️🙌🏻

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/musicians-of-maalwyck-open-for-take-out-virtual-concert-series-tickets-129744650743

What an incredible night we had with The Sea The Sea!! If you didn't catch the show last night you have until midnight!
12/01/2020

What an incredible night we had with The Sea The Sea!! If you didn't catch the show last night you have until midnight!

Huge thanks to everyone who tuned into our livestream last night from The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio 💙 The show will remain available until midnight tonight #ICYMI! Tickets at thelinda.org 🎫 And another huge thanks to the small but mighty crew keeping everyone safe and being wonderful at what they do 🙏 Chromoscope Pictures @carl_blackwood Jimmy Dzembo @mvplummer

12/01/2020

Up next!! The Jagaloons are taking us to another dimension on Monday 12/7 at 8 pm for the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series 🔥🎼. Ticket link and info below ❤️🤘🏻⬇️

Tune in to WAMC Northeast Public Radio tonight (and Sunday 11/29) from 8-10 pm (EST) to catch Live at the Linda featurin...
11/25/2020

Tune in to WAMC Northeast Public Radio tonight (and Sunday 11/29) from 8-10 pm (EST) to catch Live at the Linda featuring two incredibly fun sets from Glass Pony and Let's Be Leonard- both performances from the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series 📻🎼🔥.

11/24/2020

Here’s some more 🔥 from the incredible Front Biz 🎼🤘🏻. A taste of their tune “Winter’s Dream,” recorded and filmed live on 11/16/2020 on the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series. Check out the entire song on our YouTube channel ❤️🎼

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbUINEEDsXhN_Jsrlh3rKmg

11/23/2020
Zan & The Winter Folk

Check out this hauntingly beautiful song by Zan & The Winter Folk, recorded and filmed live on the Open for take-Out Virtual Concert Series on August 17, 2020 ♥️

Zan here. At the beginning of the pandemic, I spent a lot of time sitting on a yellow chair by a large window overlooking my beautiful city. Like the rest of us, I really struggled with staying inside with limited freedom. Here's "Stay Put," a song, now six months old, that feels foreign and familiar. I think we have a long winter ahead, but one we can make through.

Recorded live at The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio this past August; filmed by Chromoscope Pictures; Recorded + Mixed by Matt Plummer.

And if the song doesn't pan out, maybe this screenshot can be used for a pro-braces commercial.

11/20/2020

We’re still feeling the vibes from the Front Biz performance on the Open for Take-Out Series 🔥🤘🏻. Here’s a taste of their tune “GF Experience,” recorded and filmed live on Monday 11/16. Head to our YouTube channel to watch the entire thing!!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbUINEEDsXhN_Jsrlh3rKmg

Next up on the series we welcome Yeah Universe 🎼🙌🏻. Ticket link and info below ⬇️ ❤️

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yeah-universe-open-for-take-out-virtual-concert-series-tickets-121791502663

It’s been quite some time since we’ve had a Friday show, and this one is not to be missed!! Join us virtually Friday 11/...
11/19/2020
THE DYLAN PERRILLO TRIO presents:

It’s been quite some time since we’ve had a Friday show, and this one is not to be missed!! Join us virtually Friday 11/20 at 8 pm as the Dylan Perrillo trio presents a musical and artistic interpretation of Albany’s Inner City Green Space; a live stream presentation of original music and visual art.

A green space from each of Albany’s fifteen different wards was chosen as the subject of a musical composition and subsequently an artists’ interpretation. Everyone involved in the project is a member of the local community and each visual artist was chosen because of their bond with their corresponding ward. The goal of this project is to convey a unique snapshot of an individual’s experience within these green spaces in their ever-changing urban environments.

Ticket link and information below 🙌🏻

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-dylan-perrillo-trio-presents-tickets-128664997471

A Musical and Artistic Interpretation of Albany’s Inner City Green Space; a live-stream presentation of original music and visual art.

11/17/2020

We were blown away by Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys last week on the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series 🔥🎼. Such incredible songwriting!! Here’s a taste of their tune “Ride,” recorded and filmed live on Monday 11/09/2020. Head to our YouTube channel to watch the entire thing! Make sure you subscribe if you haven’t already 🙌🏻❤️.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbUINEEDsXhN_Jsrlh3rKmg

Next up on the series we welcome Yeah Universe 🤘🏻. Ticket link and info below!!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yeah-universe-open-for-take-out-virtual-concert-series-tickets-121791502663

Some lovely music for you on this lovely day ♥️. Recorded and filmed live on the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Serie...
11/10/2020
Zan & The Winter Folk

Some lovely music for you on this lovely day ♥️. Recorded and filmed live on the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series on August 17, 2020.

So happy to start sharing some videos from our live performance at The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio. Here's "Second Plate," a soothing tune to ease you into your week. Enjoy xx

Video: Chromoscope Pictures
Recorded + Mixed: Matt Plummer

11/05/2020

What a great time we had last Monday night with Let's Be Leonard on the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series 🎼🔥. Here’s a taste of their tune “Babe.” Head to our YouTube channel to watch the entire thing! Make sure you subscribe to our channel while you’re there ❤️

https://youtu.be/8WkDykcYzPw

Next up on the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series we welcome Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys 🎼🔥. Jim and company ...
11/04/2020
JIM GAUDET AND THE RAILROAD BOYS: Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series

Next up on the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series we welcome Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys 🎼🔥. Jim and company are a staple here at The Linda and we can’t wait to welcome them back to our stage! Ticket link and info below ❤️🎼🤘🏻

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jim-gaudet-and-the-railroad-boys-open-for-take-out-virtual-concert-series-tickets-123725627683

The Linda WAMC's Performing Arts Studio presents The Open For Take-Out Virtual Concert Series Featuring Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys.

11/03/2020

If you find yourself needing some time today to relax and and take a brief separation from it all, we highly recommend listening to this beautiful piece of music while doing so 🎼❤️. Here’s a taste of Andy Iorio’s original piece “Time,” performed live on the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series on October 26, 2020. Head to our YouTube channel to watch the entire video!

https://youtu.be/Bm8Doxous60

And if you haven’t done so already, get out and VOTE ❤️

10/30/2020

Here’s some hauntingly beautiful tones given to us by Andy Iorio with a taste of his song “Hour Glass.” Performed live on the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series last Monday 10/26. Head to our YouTube channel to watch the entire vid!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbUINEEDsXhN_Jsrlh3rKmg

Next up on the series we welcome Let's Be Leonard! Ticket link and info below ❤️

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-be-leonard-open-for-take-out-virtual-concert-series-tickets-123735615557

#openfortakeout #openfortakeoutseries #virtualconcert #livestream #livestreamconcert #livemusic #saveourstages #supportlivemusic #supportlocalmusic #liveforlivemusic #thelinda #wamc

There’s 5 Monday’s in November this year, which means 5 live stream concerts featuring 5 incredibly talented acts on the...
10/29/2020

There’s 5 Monday’s in November this year, which means 5 live stream concerts featuring 5 incredibly talented acts on the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series 🎼🔥🤘🏻. Every Monday at 8 pm on YouTube. High quality video (courtesy of Chromoscope Pictures and Jimmy Dzembo) and audio delivered directly to the comfort of your home!! Ticket link and information below ⬇️❤️

Let's Be Leonard
Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys
Front Biz
Yeah Universe
The Sea The Sea

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-linda-wamcs-performing-arts-studio-9868914184?mc_cid=c9e6810f1c&mc_eid=699be903f6

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Anyone know if it is the performers or the pre-show dance lesson that starts at 7 PM?
Can I buy a ticket at the door for Saturday evening's performance? I am not sure I will attend due to harsh weather conditions. Thanks!
Our First gig on our East Coast Tour starts TOMORROW NIGHT! 7pm - Hope to see all our Albany Blues Fans!! www.johnprimerblues.com
Doug LeClaire presents The Asbury Short Film Concert for the 9th consecutive year in the Capital Region. October 7th at WAMC's performing arts theater-The Linda at 7:00pm. Tickets are only $10 for a whole evening of fantastic,independent short films named by audiences and film critics as the best. Wine and music pre-show social and an afterparty.Co-sponsored by Upstate Independent Filmmakers Network. Come out for a fun night with other film lovers and support independent filmmaking in the Capital Region.
Doug LeClaire presents The Asbury Short Film Concert for the 9th consecutive year in the Capital Region. October 7th at WAMC's performing arts theater-The Linda at 7:00pm. Tickets are only $10 for a whole evening of fantastic,independent short films named by audiences and film critics as the best. Wine and music pre-show social and an afterparty.
October 7th*** WAMC's The Linda Theater***7:30pm***Come for the award winning films.Stay for the afterparty! Only $10 for a whole evening of first rate entertainment from independent filmmakers. Critically acclaimed audience favorites await you, as well as a belly full of laughs from these comedy shorts. The evening holds a diverse selection of short films with something for everyone, I guarantee you'll love it.
These are just a few of the actors who have hosted Asbury Shorts in the past.To see this year's host, join us at The Linda Theater in Albany on October 7th. What you'll get for a mere $10 is a night of short , independent films of the highest quality from around the world. Chosen by critics and audiences for their excellence, these films are pure, and concise delight. There will be wine and live music beforehand to help get you in the mood to laugh and be moved by some truly inspiring works. It's a great time, and there will be an afterparty!
I relocated to Georgia from the Capital District but I shall be in NY this August and would love to visit your Performing Arts Center.
Any chance of booking Danny O'Keefe?