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The Neighborhood Lives On

by Ann Morrow May 28, 2015


Pinned to Mary Paley’s denim jacket is a prized possession: a medal representing a Sicilian-American society for “the Black Madonna,” Maria del Tindari. The South End had several such societies, and a three-day street festival ...

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Youth FX Film Screening

by The Staff March 12, 2014

  A mix of world premieres and encores of documentary and narrative films will make up the program of Youth FX movies being screened tonight (Thursday) at the Spectrum 8 Theatres. The filmmakers are all Albany ...

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Grand Designs

by Molly Eadie November 20, 2013


  Stanley Oliver spun on the floor and stood on his hands, break dancing, at St. Anthony’s Church on Grand Street. This was on a recent Saturday (Nov. 9), and it was only 3 PM—not a ...

Art Beat

by Shawn Stone May 23, 2013


  STILL BALLIN’  Last summer’s local indie film sensation was Ballin’ at the Graveyard, a documentary about public-court basketball culture that put local audiences in touch with a fascinating part of Albany culture. It was as ...

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To Raise a Community

by Ali Hibbs April 21, 2011


“You don’t have to go into our community and look for problems,” says Willie White, a South End resident and community organizer. “You step out your front door and see some ...

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