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Art Beat


SUMMER’S ALMOST HERE We’re in the middle of an avalanche of press releases, e-mails and faxes about the upcoming summer arts season. While all this will be compiled and organized to serve your summer entertainment needs in our Summer Guide (publication date June 5), a couple of items caught my eye. First, some bad news received a few weeks ago: The Epiphany Theater Company and Saratoga Springs have come to a—temporary, at least—parting of the ways. This summer’s planned debut of Drew Sach’s I Am Not Breakfast has been reduced from a planned four-week run to a three-night, subscriber-only workshop presentation. And next year’s season (2008-2009) is cancelled; they hope to return the following year. Meanwhile, in Chatham, the PS/21 tent/performance space is gearing up for an even bigger season than last year. There will be theater, and dance, and film, and, well, a little bit of everything, actually. It’s an eclectic program; I like the fact that their musical film series, for example, stretches from singing musicals (High Society, featuring Bing and Frank) to dancing musicals (Astaire in Swing Time, Bacon in Footloose) to music dramas (The Red Violin). For complete details, look for the Summer Guide. And if you’re part of an art organization with a summer program, be sure to send your schedule to


BUT SPRING’S NOT OVER YET That peculiar, sometimes public, sometimes private gallery and arts space in Troy, 51 3rd Street (located at 51 3rd St., duh), will be hosting two nights of touring experimental videos this Wednesday (May 14) and next (May 21) at 7 PM. The first program is Action News, a selection of videos, films and music from Philadelphia. The following Wednesday will feature a video screening and special live performance titled The Free Translators, starring Miss Reading and Miss Recognition. Admission appears to be free, but it’s hard to tell. The press release arrived over the (electronic) transom with no contact info.


NEED A JOB? The Arts Center of the Capital Region (265 River St., Troy) is looking for a manager of education and outreach programs. This would be an “energetic, organized individual to develop and implement programs, and coordinate outreach initiatives.” (In other words, someone not like me.) For a complete job description contact the Arts Center at 273-0552. Hurry, as resumes and cover letters are due by Tuesday (May 13).

—Shawn Stone

Photo: John Whipple

Sacred Sounds, Sacred Space

St. Joseph’s Church on Ten Broeck Street in Albany’s Arbor Hill neighborhood was filled with music last Sunday afternoon (May 4) as the Christian Arts Choir and Orchestra performed Handel’s Messiah. The performance raised funds for the continuing restoration of the historic structure, which, after nearly having its roof collapse, has been repaired under the auspices of the City of Albany and the Historic Albany Foundation.



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