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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Blue Man Group

by The Staff July 19, 2012


Don’t be afraid to admit it: We get a little creeped out, too, when these blue-faced dudes stare at us. (Look at them!) But that weird feeling quickly gives way to wonder and delight as ...


Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra

by The Staff July 19, 2012

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As we scanned through the Tanglewood summer schedule, we noted the many exciting events and wonderful guests scheduled to appear with the Boston Symphony Orchestra as part of this, the festival’s 75th anniversary season. We ...

Tanglewood Ozawa Hall

We’re Live

by Erin Pihlaja July 19, 2012

  ‘Brother” Richard Gavroy leaned against a wall in the basement of the Albany Public Library. Dressed all in black, he wiped the sweat off of his brow as he waited to be let into a ...

6 Reasons Not To Forget About Housing

by Miriam Axel-Lute July 19, 2012

  Housing as an issue has always struggled to be sexy and grab people’s attention. You might think that the housing crash and its continuing repercussions might have changed that, but this is a presidential election ...


by James Yeara July 19, 2012

Parasite Drag begins with Joellen (Elizabeth Aspenlieder) looking out of the upstage center door, a gold cross prominently place centered over the jamb. There’s a tornado watch in effect, Joellen announces to her husband Gene ...

Shakespeare & Company Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre

Merry Men

by B.A. Nilsson July 19, 2012


Were you to laugh at this production hard enough to be-merde yourself, it would only be in keeping with the spirit of the play. Molière’s “imaginary invalid,” the valetudinarian Argan (Ethan Phillips), leads us at ...

Bard College Richard B. Fisher Center

Madison Avenue Mural Restoration

by Ann Morrow July 19, 2012


  Cars slowed and drivers leaned out of windows to look at the painters on a scaffold—and at the wall they were painting. So did pedestrians heading around the corner of South Main Street to CVS. ...

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The Romance We Deserve

by John Rodat July 19, 2012


Lynn Shelton’s film Your Sister’s Sister can be viewed as, among other things, testimony to just how bloated and hackish most Hollywood romantic comedies are. According to IMDB, the movie was produced on an estimated ...

Evolution Fail

by Laura Leon July 19, 2012


  The fourth installment in the wildly popular Ice Age franchise arrives in theatres a little worn but at least much better than the last chapter, which had wooly mammoth Manny (Ray Romano), sloth Sid (John ...

Best of Goods and Services

by The Staff July 19, 2012


Best Women’s Clothing Circles Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany High-end fashion lovers frustrated with the Capital Region’s sparse offerings will find relief at Circles. The shop features hard-to-find items from top designers like Elizabeth & James, Nanette Lepore, and Diane ...

Best of People & Places

by The Staff July 19, 2012


Best Democrat Who Acts Like a Republican Gov. Andrew Cuomo State Capitol, Albany Setting aside Cuomo’s Nixonian obsessions with enemies and secrecy—which are not inconsiderable—the governor’s most notable achievement has been to cozy up to Republicans in the ...

Best of Food

by The Staff July 19, 2012

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Best Restaurant Café Capriccio 49 Grand St., Albany It’s easy to take a place like this for granted, but when you visit again (because surely you’ve visited and enjoyed it already) you rediscover the seemingly effortless old-world charm ...


Best of Media

by The Staff July 19, 2012

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Best TV News NewsChannel 13 WNYT Another perennial winner. They have the deepest on-air bench (Benita Zahn, Jim Kambrich, Bob Kovachick, Elaine Houston, Jessica Layton, Kumi Tucker and more), all solid reporters and meteorologists. NewsChannel 13 also has ...

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Camp Bisco

by Raurri Jennings July 19, 2012


On one set of decks, Saturday night, Bitch Please is spinning hip-hop/dubstep mashups complete with raunchy rhymes and build-drop dynamics on the blue channel; on the green channel, Space Jesus weaves more traditional dub with ...

Best of Arts

by The Staff July 19, 2012


  Best Arts Complex Proctors 432 State St., Schenectady Quality programming across genres in multiple venues, simultaneously: Proctors set a high standard for themselves, and meet it. Broadway shows, independent and classic cinema, internationally renowned pop, classical, soul, rock ...