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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - April 8-14, 2015

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

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BARRY LEVINE: 'Short Shorts' ignited career for Four Seasons' Bob Gaudio

THE OLD ROCKER: Bob Gaudio's time with Royal Teens included just two Top 40 hits

The Royal Teens were a New Jersey rock and roll band that formed in 1956, consisting of Bob Gaudio on piano, Tom Austin on drums, Billy Dalton on guitar, and Billy Crandall on sax.

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First Tuesday Concert brings Broadway to ABAC

Peformance is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Abrahama Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton

The First Tuesday Concert Series will feature its annual Broadway Night at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapel of All Faiths on the campus of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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'A.D.' delves deeper into 'The Bible'

The miniseries 'A.D. The Bible Continues' debuts Easter night

Executive producers (and spouses) Mark Burnett and Roma Downey scored a ratings smash – and cemented their business in the area of faith-based projects – by providing cable’s History channel with the 2013 miniseries “The Bible,” which yielded the theatrical movie “Son of God.”

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'Mad Men' enters its closing campaign Sunday night as series signs off with last seven episodes

The landmark AMC series has taken home 15 Emmys so far

It’s being billed as “the end of an era,” and for AMC the farewell of “Mad Men” certainly is.

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Chehaw's new exhibit features rare venomous lizards

Chehaw one of just two zoos in the country to house beaded lizards

It is estimated that there are only about 150 to 200 individuals remaining in the wild.

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Ticket sales start April 10 for pair of Luke Bryan concerts in Atlanta

Luke Bryan will perform shows Aug. 21-22 at Philips Arena

Ticket sales start at 10 a.m. April 10 for the general public for Luke Bryan’s Aug. 21-22 Kick Up the Dust Tour concerts at Philips Arena in Atlanta.

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Cut N Run doing it for the love | PHOTO GALLERY

Albany's Cut N Run staple of local music scene

Within a few minutes of meeting the guys in Albany’s Cut N Run, it’s easy to see why the quartet was recently voted Albany’s favorite band in The Albany Herald’s musical favorites poll.

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Blackberry Smoke ride album success to Toadlick Festival

Band's 'Holding All the Roses' debuts atop Billboard Country Chart

After 14 years together, Blackberry Smoke hit the jackpot with their Brendan O’Brien-produced album.

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Mike Matthiessens enjoying first trip to South Georgia | VIDEO | PHOTO GALLERY

Tournament of Roses Parade President spends time in Albany, visits ASU campus

Tournament of Roses Parade President Mike Matthiessens got an up-close look at the Albany State University Marching Band and the idyllic southern campus, during a week-long visit that culminated with a min-concert by the Marching Rams.

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Albany High grads of the '60s to revisit spring break

Annual bash reunites close-knit Albany High School graduates

Albany High School graduates from the decade of the ’60s will gather at the Albany Hasan Temple April 24-25 for a weekend of partying.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - April 1-7, 2015

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

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Guitars and Golf country music concert set Friday

Guitars and Golf to feature Highway 55, Cole Taylor and Adam Sanders

In what could also be called country concert for a cause, next weekend’s Guitars and Golf fundraiser will feature three country music talents coming together to help raise money for a good cause.

MUSIC NOTES: Briar Patch lineup, Wild Adventures kickoff, Gulf Coast Jam tickets

Quick notes on music happenings in the area and nearby

In its sixth year, organizers are saying the 2015 Briar Patch lineup is going to be one of the best the event has ever had while some classic rockers get the Wild Adventures concert series under way and tickets go on sale for the Gulf Coast Jam.

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Bassist Kevin Dawkins blown away by public recognition

Kevin Dawkins of Cut N Run named Friday JAM poll favorite bassist

When Cut N Run bassist and area music scene fixture Kevin Dawkins found out he had been chosen as Albany’s favorite bass player in the recent Friday JAM music polls, he was overwhelmed that his lifelong passion had made such an impact on local fans and music lovers.