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 Volume 29 - Number 9 - March 02, 2006

Convention Wisdom
By Rick Marshall

Cover illustration by Stefan Bumbeck

While other cities lament their failures with similar projects, Albany pushes forward with ambitious plans for a new convention center

Music With No Home
By John Brodeur

The New Age Cabaret, which had become an important safe haven for Albany youth, is losing its building

Getting Comfortable
By John Brodeur

Hanging out with friends, catching up on schoolwork, easing into a first date, showing off at Scrabble—just another day in the life of Muddy Cup Coffee House

March of the ‘Indies’
By Laura Leon, Ann Morrow and Shawn Stone

Big-budget favorites are mostly absent from this year’s Academy Award nominees, as so-called serious films dominate—whether or not that’s a good thing

Trigger Heavy
By Bill Ketzer

With help from his booking connections with Hudson Duster, Mike Valente and Brick by Brick pound out their own definition of hardcore—and find plenty of places to play it

Savage Love
By Dan Savage

If Dan Savage won't answer your weird, disgusting, perverted, embarrassing questions about sex, perhaps you'd best keep them to yourself.

2006 Readers Picks

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2006 Bridal Guide

2006 Bridal Guide

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Holiday Fashion 2005

Holiday Fashion 2005

2005 Local Music Guide

2005 Local Music Guide

2005 Fall / Winter Dining Guide

2005 Fall/ Winter Dining Guide

2005 Summer Guide

Best Of the Capital Region 2005

Readers’ Poll 2005

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