Keller Williams: One man, two shows

ALBANY -- One-man jam band Keller Williams will roll into Albany Saturday for two very special and distinct shows. In the afternoon, he'll play a Keller Williams Kids Show with music specifically recorded for family fun. Later that evening, he'll host an all-ages show. Williams has recorded 16 albums in his career, but it wasn't until he released the children's album "Kids" in 2010 that he played music specifically for his littlest fans. "It's been said to me that my music has always been pla

Quarrymen reviving legendary sound

John Lennon founded The Quarrymen in 1956 with the help of some friends from school. More than 50 years later, original members of The Quarrymen will stop in Albany to help commemorate what would have been the 70th birthday of Lennon, the man who went on to form The Beatles, the biggest musical act of all time. The Quarrymen will perform at The Egg on Wednesday, Oct. 6 featuring several of its original members. The concert will run after a meet-and-greet reception and a screening of "Nowhere Bo

Celebrate Halloween with moe.

The weekend after Thanksgiving seems an odd time to present a Halloween show. But that's what's happening at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany on Saturday when the nationally known band moe. presents a concert that was, because of illness, postponed from Oct. 30. Such a crisis could hurt ticket sales or drive the promoter of the show crazy. Neither happened in this case. moe. which originated in Buffalo back in 1989, has always been a popular band in this region. Even before they earned na

Randy Couture Interview: "The Natural" Talks Fight Master: Bellator MMA & Expendables 3

Randy Couture is new to Bellator. From 1997 to 2011, Couture was arguably the UFC’s biggest star. He is now retired from fighting with more accomplishments in the cage than you can count. These days his focus is outside the cage as a coach and actor. He plays Toll Road in the Expendables films, but stating tomorrow night on SpikeTV’s Fight Master: Bellator MMA, Couture will be playing himself. I recently spoke with Couture about his post-fight career careers. What can fans expect from Fight Mas

Pat Curran: An Interview With Bellator's Featherweight Champion

Pat Curran (18-4), the reigning Bellator featherweight champion, puts his title on the line tonight against Shahbulat Shamhalaev (12-1-1) at Bellator 95 on SpikeTV. This will be Curran’s second title defense of 2013 after a decision victory against Patricio Freire in January. He won the title in March 2012, but spent much of the rest of the year dealing with injuries. Curran, who is now 5-0 as a Bellator featherweight, is healthy and looking forward to a busy and dominant stretch atop the divisi

Interview: Jason "Mayhem" Miller Talks The Ultimate Fighter and His Return To The UFC

The 14th season of The Ultimate Fighter kicks off tonight and it features the UFC’s newest weight classes – featherweight (135 pounds) and bantamweight (145 pounds). The premiere is a special 2-hour episode that shows all 16 preliminary fights to get into the TUF house. It’s the final season of TUF on SpikeTV (9pm) and they seem to have saved the best for last. I’ve seen the episode and can vouch for it’s awesomeness. I think there is one decision out of 16 fights and there are some of the best

Interview: UFC Champion, Jon "Bones" Jones

Jon Jones is a bad, bad man. “Bones” is the UFC’s light heavyweight champion and holds a career record of 13-1. He has finished his last four fights with such ridiculous precision and violence, that at just 24, he’s already in the discussion for the title of best fighter alive. Last weekend I took a trip down to Atlantic City, with the excuse being that I would get to speak with youngest champion in UFC history. Jones was at the Showboat to support one of his fighter friends at Cage Wars 8 and

Jason Sobel Leaves ESPN To Become Senior Writer At The Golf Channel

Maybe you noticed that ESPN.com was lacking Jason Sobel’s Masters live blog this year. Today we have the official answer – Jason Sobel has left ESPN to become a senior writer for The Golf Channel. Sobel was good enough to chat with me last week about his new home at The Golf Channel and reflect on his time at ESPN. My first run-in with Jason Sobel was during 2008 Masters when I live-blogged his ESPN live-blog. (Part 2) Since then he’s been nice enough to respond to e-mails and Tweets. When I as

Interview: Brock Lesnar Returns To The Public Eye With The Ultimate Fighter 13

Brock Lesnar is on an all-out media blitz to coincide with last night’s premiere of The Ultimate Fighter 13. He appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and showed up on SportsCenter Tuesday morning. He was on such a roll speaking with people that he even took some time to talk to me about his family, his next fight and coaching TUF. Not many people have seen Brock since he lost his title to Cain Velasquez in October at UFC 121. Since Velasquez toppled Lesnar, he went home to Minnesota to hunt,

SI Swimsuit Model Chrissy Teigen On Models, Modeling, Jersey Shore, Comedy and Seattle Sports

If you’re in the same room as Chrissy Teigen, you’ll know she’s pretty, funny, and talkative. She’s also pretty funny, pretty talkative, and pretty damn pretty. She has a dog, dates John Legend, used to love A-Rod, and wouldn’t mind hosting “The Soup” someday. On Thursday afternoon SI made me a part of Chrissy’s hectic schedule. Most of what transpired is below.

Interview: Stephan Bonnar, One of the UFC's Original Ultimate Fighters

Stephan Bonnar was a part of the most important fight in UFC history at The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale. This weekend he faces Igor Pokrajac in the headlining bout of TUF Season 12 Finale on SpikeTV. Last week I was able to talk to “The American Psycho” about head injuries, his past and future in the UFC and cutting weight around the holidays. Thanksgiving is in two days and you’re fighting next weekend. Does that effect your weight cut? Well, the plan is to get shark-baited in the morning – t