Jim Gilbert / Nippertown

By MICHAEL HALLISEY
& KAITLIN LEMBO

Live music venues across the nation issued a “Red Alert” for everyone to see on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Those venues following state mandates and responsible social distancing are dying a slow death without the ability to host live music on their stages. The large theatres in the Capital District — Proctors, the Palace, Troy Music Hall and Cohoes Music Hall — have been shuttered since March.

Restaurants and bars have received some reprieve as they’ve been allowed to open doors to patrons in recent months. With creativity and opportunity, they’ve hosted live shows on back patios and outdoor settings, only to have their collective hands slapped by

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