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B.A. Nilsson

Songs to Amuse

by The Staff December 19, 2014


  If you have an ambivalent relationship with the holidays in general—and Christmas music in particular—then Caffe Lena has a show for you, Friday night. On Friday, the trio Songs to Amuse, which consists of Amy Prothro, ...

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Songs to Amuse

by The Staff October 2, 2014


  Musicians of Ma’alwyck are one of the great local chamber ensembles, and there’s a benefit performance for them this weekend that we don’t want to miss. Songs to Amuse is a program of “delightful, funny ...

First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany

Songs to Amuse

by The Staff February 13, 2014


  Is there any love quite as delectable as forbidden love? Probably not, especially when it comes to a cabaret show. Which is why Songs to Amuse: Forbidden Love Edition at Caffe Lena is one romantic ...

Caffe Lena

Local Harvest Festival

by The Staff September 28, 2011


It’s harvest time, and Honest Weight Food Co-op is once again celebrating the bountiful cornucopia of Capital Region foods with its third annual Local Harvest Festival. The festivities feature an all-day local foods marketplace offering an ...

Washington Park Lakehouse

What’s Out There

by B.A. Nilsson January 19, 2011


From herbs to gems, energy medicine to psychic surgery, one ailing gent attempts to find the alternative therapy cure-all FEELING SHITTY? So am I. Late middle age and a slothful life have combined to hit my ...


by B.A. Nilsson January 19, 2011


There’s a pattern I see played out every time I invite friends to my house for barbecue. When they arrive, the meat already has been smoking for many hours, typically started the day before. We ...

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Literary Open House

by B.A. Nilsson January 19, 2011


I knew that falling down your own stairs at some point is nearly inevitable. I knew that it can be lethal, especially to oldsters. I didn’t know that you can blame the staircase for it. ...