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by Shawn Stone May 1, 2013

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  TULIP TIME, ALMOST  Though I know you’re excited, Tulip Fest is a week away. Still, it seems worthwhile to make sure a new addition to Tulip Fest is brought to your attention now. And it ...

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David Finckel’s Lyric Goodbye

by B.A. Nilsson April 24, 2013

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  Just over a year ago, cellist David Finckel announced his intention to leave the Emerson String Quartet, with whom he’s been performing since 1979—three years after the quartet was founded. The group appears Sunday afternoon ...

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Justice Served

by Molly Eadie April 11, 2013

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  There is very little “Ken Burns effect” in his new documentary. His daughter, Sarah Burns, and her husband and co-producer, David McMahon, visited Page Hall at the University at Albany on Friday, April 5, where they ...

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Coffee and Art

by Darryl McGrath April 11, 2013

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  There’s something about a city the size of Albany that works especially well for local artists—it’s small enough to get your name out there, and large enough to have a wide range of places to ...

Art Beat

by Shawn Stone April 4, 2013

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  SOLDIER STORIES  Beginning Friday (April 5) at 7:30 PM, Classic Theatre Guild will be presenting Charles H. Fuller’s classic drama A Soldier’s Play at the Fenimore Gallery at Proctors (432 State St., Schenectady). This Pulitzer ...

Art Beat

by Shawn Stone March 20, 2013

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  HAPPY BIRTHDAY  Capitol Chamber Artists are an integral, longtime part of the local music scene, and one of their key members is celebrating his birthday this Saturday night with a Celtic-themed concert. Flautist and all-around ...

R.U. Ready?

by Jeff Nania March 6, 2013

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  When the exhibition-performance was ready to begin, the humans in attendance were herded into a line as recordings played over the house loudspeaker from “the machine.” Instructions like “you can help by not helping” were ...

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Art Opening at The Foundry

by Ann Morrow February 28, 2013

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  Last Friday (Feb. 22), art lovers checked out Paper, Plastic and Concrete, the new exhibit of works by Terry James Conrad, at an opening reception at The Foundry for Art Design + Culture (119 Remsen ...

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Oscar Grouch

by Ralph Hammann February 28, 2013

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  Once again we have witnessed that celebration of competition in the most ridiculous of venues, motion pictures. The Oscars are useful only for promoting the rare piece of artful entertainment that might otherwise go overlooked ...

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In Residence

by Erin Pihlaja February 20, 2013

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  Laurie Anderson is on stage wrestling with plugs, computers, and other electronic bits. Her hope is to get the machines talking, and as she crouches low to the ground near the snake’s nest of coiled, ...

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Art Beat

by Shawn Stone February 6, 2013

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  COMICS, ART  Attention fanboys and fangirls: If you haven’t had the chance to check out the Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross exhibit at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass., ...

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by Shawn Stone January 23, 2013

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  MYTHBUSTING  Connie Frisbee Houde, the photographer who has done so much to give us a window into life in Afghanistan over the last decade of endless war, now turns her lens on West Africa. Her ...

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Art Beat

by Shawn Stone January 16, 2013

  MADISON THEATER PREMIERES  Two locally made films are having world premieres at the Madison Theater. As Miriam Axel-Lute detailed in this week’s Looking Up (see page 4), there will be screenings at the Madison at ...

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by Shawn Stone January 10, 2013

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  GALLERY SEEKS ARTISTS, PROPOSALS  The Lake George Arts Project is seeking “regional and national, emerging and established artists” to send their exhibition proposals to the Courthouse Gallery. They will give preference to “experimental or non-traditional” ...

Art Beat

by Shawn Stone December 6, 2012

  THE PRICE OF CELEBRITY Back in October 2011, an entertaining and unnerving documentary titled Craptastic! had a one-night-only screening at the Spectrum 8 Theatres. It chronicled the attempt by producer and Chatham resident John James (of ...

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by Shawn Stone November 29, 2012

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  THAT HOLIDAY FEELING As the late Andy Williams so memorably crooned, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” The State of New York gets into the holiday act this Sunday (Dec. 2) with the ...

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A Graphic Process

by Elyse Beaudoin November 8, 2012

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  On Friday night, the Opalka Gallery spread out its usual crudité which serves as a centerpiece for art receptions ranging from student studies to renowned artists. This time the veggies and dip were surrounded by ...

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Party in Peace

by The Staff November 8, 2012

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  Here’s one of creature sculptor Jeff Brower’s monstrously wonderful creations as it was on view the evening of Oct. 27 at the Festival of the Dead, held Albany’s Washington Avenue Armory. Lenore Granich’s grand costume ...

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I Wish I Drove an Oscar Meyer Wiener

by The Staff November 8, 2012

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    The Oscar Meyer Wienermobile hot-dogged its way through the Capital Region last week, stopping by Albany Law School, an Albany Devils game at the Times Union Center and Saratoga Spa State Park. Here, on Nov. ...

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Party Like the Dead, Benefit the Living

by Ann Morrow October 25, 2012

  Creature sculptor Jeff Brower is looking forward to laying his dead body to rest. His corpse, he reports, has been hanging out on his couch, and soon it will be removed to a funeral parlor—at ...

Washington Avenue Armory

Hollywood in Pine Hills

by Ann Morrow October 25, 2012

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  “It gets under your skin.” That’s the tag line for Creeping Crawling, a regionally made horror film about insects interacting with humans (“Buggy On a Budget,” July 12). As the tag implies, this three-part anthology ...

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by Shawn Stone October 3, 2012

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  MOE WHO?  This seems as direct a way as any to spell out the correct pronunciation of MoHu, as in MoHu Fest, the 10-day-long, Capital Region-plus arts festival that begins tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 5) with ...

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by Shawn Stone September 20, 2012

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COMING SOON FROM THE NEW YORK STATE WRITERS INSTITUTE  I had a chance to chat with Donald Faulkner of the New York State Writers Institute about their upcoming visiting writers and fall film series recently. ...

Fall Theater & Literary Preview

by The Staff September 14, 2012

 Theater, Comedy & Performance Albany Civic Theater 285 Second Ave., Albany, 462-1297. Nov. 1-18: The Shape of Things. Barrington Stage Company Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St. and Mainstage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 236-8888. Sept. 19-Oct. 7 (Blatt): ...

Fall Art & Exhibits Preview

by The Staff September 13, 2012

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts Route 28, Blue Mountain Lake, 352-7715. Through Sept. 29: Diversity: A Juried Photo Show. Albany Center Gallery 39 Columbia St., Albany, 462-4775. Through Oct. 6: Japanese Influence: Layer & Line. Albany Institute of History & ...