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St. George Greek Festival

by The Staff September 4, 2014

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  Get your Greek on this weekend in Schenectady with the annual St. George Greek Festival. There will be fabulous food (especially pastries), arts and crafts, tours of St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church and historical presentations. ...

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The Metroland Fashion Guide

by The Staff September 25, 2013

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    Annick Designs 269 River St., Troy, 273-7860, annickdesigns.com. Unique mineral specimens, crystals, precious and semi-precious stones, vintage Swarovski crystals, and ornate wire work made with sterling silver and gold filled metal. Amore Clothing 123 State St., Albany, 434-4054, amoreclothing.com. Men’s ...

The To-Do List

by The Staff September 5, 2013

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You don’t need us to tell you that there’s more to college than textbooks, tests and cafeteria food that inexplicably makes you have to poop. (What’s the deal with that, anyway?) Lucky for you, you ...

Reel Life

by Jo Page May 15, 2013

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  As somebody who lives in Schenectady, though still new to Schenectady (and then again, not new at all), I’d heard a lot about The Place Beyond the Pines. My neighbor was in it; her house ...

Art Beat

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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Just Ask Bradley Cooper

by B.A. Nilsson March 20, 2013

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  Ambition Coffee House and Eatery 154 Jay St., Schenectady, 382-9277, ambitionbistro.com. Serving 8-5 Mon-Fri, 10-5 Sat, 9-2 Sun, and until 8 when there are Proctors shows, but call first. AE, D, MC, V. Cuisine: sandwich-based Entrée price range: ...

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Thursday Musical Club

by The Staff December 1, 2011

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Now in their 98th season, Schenectady’s Thursday Musical Club will again present a concert of seasonal favorites. This women’s choir, accompanied by Elsinore Farnum and directed by Judy Panke, will sing carols and classical pieces ...

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Mamma Mia!

by The Staff June 29, 2011

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There are a number of reasons why Mamma Mia!—which opens this Tuesday (July 5) at Proctors—works so well. The plot has the sturdy romantic-comedy mechanics of an old Broadway show; the characters are outsized and ...

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Jazz Guitar Summit

by The Staff June 2, 2011

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Whereas the guitar is a musical instrument built from wood and steel strings, whereas said instrument may be used to keep time, voice chords and lead melodies in a jazz setting, and whereas a tradition ...

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Art Beat

by Shawn Stone May 19, 2011

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Ignore the backdrop: An example of the work of designer Joleen Button, which will be featured in the Electric City Couture Fashion Show.   FASHION AS ART  As part of the celebration of Art Night in Schenectady’s ...

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The Future Is Now

by Shawn Stone April 13, 2011

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The woman asked her question before I finished crossing Broadway: “Are you here for the new bus?” I smiled and answered yes. Why else would we—or anyone—be standing in front of the old Delaware & Hudson ...

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By the Book, Cheerfully

by B.A. Nilsson March 30, 2011

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It was my first-ever visit to this longstanding restaurant, and I felt as if I’d walked into somebody else’s house. Somebody very gracious, someone who’d been expecting me—but someone with a large, extended family who ...

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The Route 5 Express

by Shawn Stone March 9, 2011

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It’s 4:42 PM on a Tuesday afternoon. The scheduled No. 55 bus is pulling up at the CDTA sign in front of the SUNY System Administration building right on time. There used to be an ...

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Suede

by The Staff February 2, 2011

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Since the ’80s, pop-jazz singer Suede has garnered comparisons to Bette Midler, Natalie Cole and Diana Krall, but none of those divas ever stepped back from the mic, nodded to her band, and then blew ...

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Joanna Smith

by The Staff January 12, 2011

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It’s one of the great traditions in country music: The singer-songwriter who first comes to prominence when other artists perform their songs. That’s what happened to Joanna Smith when two of her tunes were recorded ...

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