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Russian Fireworks

by Lynn Hasselbarth July 31, 2014

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  Saratoga Performing Arts Center pulled out all the stops on Tuesday night for the opening performance of the Bolshoi Ballet’s Don Quixote. With only three cities on their U.S. tour, the company was welcomed with ...

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Dude, Where’s My Brain?

by Shawn Stone July 31, 2014

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  It’s hard not to be impressed by Luc Besson’s audacity in his latest actioner, Lucy. The director and/or producer of such decade-spanning, high-octane entertainments as La Femme Nikita, The Professional, The Transporter and Taken isn’t ...

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Best of People and Places

by Metroland Staff July 24, 2014

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Best Public Advocate Dominick Calsolaro If you were afraid that Calsolaro was going to fade into the background after he retired from the Albany Common Council, rest easy. He’s as active as ever, and a leading advocate ...

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Best of Goods & Services

by The Staff July 24, 2014

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  Best Gift and/or General Store American Pie 41 Main St., Chatham It's not easy to stay fresh and interesting, consistently reliable, yet always changing. But that is what this repeat winner has managed to do for many years ...

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Best of Media

by The Staff July 24, 2014

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  Best Daily Newspaper The Daily Gazette The Daily Gazette is a solid regional news source with interesting columnists and first-class local arts coverage. Plus, now, color comics! This category becomes less of a contest every year: The ...

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Hudson Project

by Josh Potter July 17, 2014

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By now, you’ve likely seen the iPhone videos of kids tumbling down mudslides and flash-flood rivers carrying camping gear away from dumbfounded revelers. As of Tuesday, farmers were still busy tractor-yanking cars out of a ...

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Kickstarting the Sun

by Katelynn Ulrich July 17, 2014

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  It is 6 PM on a Monday night. On the third floor of Brown’s Brewery, in a private room, sit the members of the steering committee for Solarize Troy. They are all here voluntarily. They ...

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Of Soldiers and Shakers

by Ann Morrow July 17, 2014

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  On Monday (July 14), the Albany County legislature unanimously approved a resolution supporting an environmental review of the proposed site of housing developments for Solider On, a nonprofit organization that aids at-risk veterans. The group ...

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Jukebox Heroes

by Kelly Spencer July 10, 2014

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  After pressing 07-02, the speakers of a Rowe Ami Compact Disc jukebox start to spout fuzz in that way only a jukebox can. My ears start to adjust themselves, preparing for the static to assemble ...

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A Truck With a Soul

by James Yeara July 10, 2014

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  “Can I do it?” one of the last contestants asks, standing just stage right of the Nissan pickup center stage, his left hand touching the truck’s body. As he looks out into the night, a ...

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All Aboard

by Shawn Stone July 10, 2014

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  “The best-case scenario,” CDTA senior planner Michael Williams explained at a public forum at the Troy Atrium on Tuesday (July 8), “is a three-year timetable.” Williams was describing the hoped-for implementation schedule for the proposed river ...

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For the 21st Century and Beyond

by Shawn Stone July 3, 2014

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  The Clark Art Institute selected Tadao Ando as project architect for its transformative, decade-long expansion because of his “ability to weave architecture into the natural environment.” On a recent tour of the Clark, which reopens to ...

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Comedy Camp

by James Yeara July 3, 2014

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  Thirty years ago, Charles Ludlam wrote a comic masterpiece. Here, the Berkshire Theatre Group celebrates it with a ridiculously hysterical production on the Fitzgerald Main Stage in Stockbridge. The Mystery of Irma Vep is a ...

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Herman Melville’s Pittsfield

by Ann Morrow July 3, 2014

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  Herman Melville liked to grow pumpkins, and he liked to feed his pumpkins to his horse and cow. Known to posterity as one of the greatest American novelists in literature, and forever linked with high-seas ...

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You Can Get There From Here

by Ann Morrow June 26, 2014

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  The Hudson River Way pedestrian bridge at Maiden Lane arches over the highway with grandeur of scale and 30 mural-painted obelisk light poles. Yet when the footbridge opened in 2002, bicyclists were disappointed: The bridge ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by B.A. Nilsson June 26, 2014

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  “I like the idea of being in a world of magic. In the South, that kind of world is more of a reality,” says Johnny Lee Davenport, and he launches into the opening strain of ...

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It’s a Start

by Ali Hibbs June 26, 2014

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  New York State is finally set to legalize a medical-marijuana program that will ease the suffering of patients who have waited more than 20 years for relief. But critics say that many more New Yorkers ...

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The Invisible Bomb Trains

by Justin Mikulka June 19, 2014

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  In 2012, Global Partners, an oil services company located in Massachusetts, received a permit from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) allowing it to bring up to 1.8 billion gallons of crude ...

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Bad Faith

by John Rodat June 19, 2014

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  Look, I’m not heartless, OK? I cry at those seasonal McDonald’s commercials, just like everybody else; and that one episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? I’m not a monster. But Precocious Kids With Cancer ...

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Local Hero

by Shawn Stone June 19, 2014

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  Who was the first mayor of Troy? Hint: He has a street named after him. Nothing, huh? Need another clue? He served as an aide-de-camp to Gen. George Washington in the Revolutionary War and earned a personal commendation ...

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The River Calls

by Sarah Sherman June 12, 2014

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    In sight of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge, Dallas Trombley and Robert Ellis started to panic as their raft began to take on water. As they attempted to paddle to shore, they bottomed out on ...

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Voice of the Pride

by Josh Potter June 12, 2014

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  The cover of Sean Desiree’s debut EP depicts a lion wearing a collar of tiny bells. Designed by her partner Alisa Sikelianos-Carter, it’s a visualization of Desiree’s stage name, Bell’s Roar, itself a kind of ...

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Lost

by Shawn Stone June 12, 2014

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  Rule of thumb: If a movie is in some way about the Holocaust, the filmmakers have failed if the audience walks out “inspired” or feeling uplifted in some way. Director and co-writer Pawel Pawlikowski has ...

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The Black Keys

by David King June 5, 2014

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  The Black Keys’ ambition outweighs their abilities. Turn Blue features the band doing what they are simply unequipped to do: play full-on rock songs. Anyone who has seen the Keys live knows the band can ...

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Summer Guide

by The Staff June 5, 2014

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  Pop Music Concerts Basilica Hudson 110 S. Front St., Hudson. 6/14: Shannon F, Crush, Love Pig, Evil Doers. 9/12-13: Basilica Soundscape featuring Swans, Tim Hecker, Deafheaven, Julia Holter, Gamelan Dharma Swara. Bearsville Theater 291 Tinker St., Woodstock, (845) 679-4406, bearsvilletheater.com. 6/12: Zvuloon ...

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