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The Year in Pictures: Photoland

by The Staff December 30, 2011

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Albany in Mind

by B.A. Nilsson October 19, 2011

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“Everybody went to Albany for one reason or another. They went to Keeler’s, they were here for the track. It had nightlife. Bright lights, roulette wheels, hot-mattress hotels.” William Kennedy is explaining the appeal of ...

Fall Arts Listings

by The Staff September 15, 2011

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Pop Music Bearsville Theater 291 Tinker St., Woodstock, (845) 679-4406. Sept. 26: the Bruce Katz Band. Sept 30: Bearsville Session #4—Motown. Oct. 3: Kate Taylor. Oct. 10: Jay Collins and the Kings County Band. Oct. 14: Stephen Stills. ...

The Art of Urban Renewal

by Josh Potter September 15, 2011

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In the past two weeks, they started appearing around town. A council of penguins on Sheridan Avenue. A giant crow on Lexington. A gold chain hangs from two blown-out windows. A man holds his hands ...

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A Shared Humanity

by Kathryn Geurin September 8, 2011

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The mention of teen and tween YouTube videos likely conjures thoughts of hairbrush karaoke or daredevil stunts. It probably doesn’t evoke visions of a poised, charismatic young woman unfurling an evocative creation myth for a ...

Making Sense of It All

by Shawn Stone September 8, 2011

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You don’t have to look up the institution’s authorizing legislation to grasp that the New York State Museum is tasked with a broad cultural and educational mandate. A walk through the museum itself, with its ...

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Look Back in Sorrow

by Shawn Stone September 8, 2011

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Do you remember where you were when the World Trade Center was attacked?  Do you remember how you felt? Marie Triller does, and can speak about it in a way that brings that terrible day to ...

Inside View

by Liz O'Connell July 20, 2011

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A View From the Backstretch, the new photography exhibit at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, turns the tables on traditional racing photography. The exhibiting artists are racing’s backstretch ...

Other Culture

by Kathryn Geurin June 22, 2011

The Berkshires are positively brimming with world-class arts institutions, which bloom to their most vital in the summer. But many of these icons of culture also offer less prominent programming that is worth exploring, and ...

One Night Only

by Kathryn Geurin March 23, 2011

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On Saturday afternoon, a handful of professional actors, directors, playwrights, producers and improvisers gathered in a rehearsal room at Albany’s Capital Repertory Theatre, some meeting for the first time, some rekindling years-old connections, others on ...

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Spring Arts Preview

by The Staff February 23, 2011

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Pop Music 9 Maple Avenue 9 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-CLUB. March 4: Pete Sweeney Quartet. March 5: Stage Left Project with ShaRon. March 11: E W Quartet. March 12: Jonathan Lorentz Quartet. March 18: Michael Benedict Jazz ...

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They’ve got Balls

by B.A. Nilsson January 26, 2011

For a long time I considered juggling the only worthy face of mime: deft jugglers obviously earned their money with a skill that the fumble-thumbed such as I never will achieve. Then I saw the Flying ...

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Young and Bold

by Josh Potter January 12, 2011

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The character is strapped to an electric chair, but the look on its skullish face is placid. The chair is tethered to a hot air balloon, itself wearing a skull face with hypodermic needles for ...

Work in Process

by Josh Potter March 24, 2010

On my first visit to meet the OpenEnded Group, I leave nearly as confused about what the team of digital artists actually does as when I first arrived. Outside, it’s a sunny fall day, ...

On the Chopping Block

by Shawn Stone February 25, 2010

The pain of this recession keeps getting worse, and the deficit in the New York state budget keeps getting larger. So it shouldn’t have been too much of a surprise when Gov. David Paterson first ...

Back in Business

by Ann Morrow February 18, 2010

The hulking industrial building on a desolate stretch of Broadway was so dark that the block-print title on a lone fluorescent poster could barely be seen. Yet on this freezing and deserted evening in early ...

Jimmy Stewart from Mars

by Josh Potter February 11, 2010

In 1979, Richard Barney was just beginning graduate school in Ohio. One night, he and a group of friends decided to check out a cult film that had recently come to town after a two-year ...

Long Live the Queen

by Ann Morrow January 14, 2010

It was the club in the White Tower burger stand, the club that brought Living Colour, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Faith No More, and Marilyn Manson just before they broke into arena-sized audiences. It was ...