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A Building With History

by Ali Hibbs June 11, 2015


  “Studio 40B is an art gallery and production studio,” said Alex Stokes Contompasis at the studio’s grand opening last weekend. “And the headquarters of News World: Albany Banana Corps.” In a loud floral shirt and aviator ...

Studio 40B

A Place for Jews

by Shawn Stone August 7, 2014


  Longtime journalist Marc Gronich’s “ah-ha” moment, when he decided it was time to create a website dedicated to Jewish life and interests, arrived courtesy of Times Union editor Rex Smith. Smith had just given a talk ...

Man Out of Time

by B.A. Nilsson November 20, 2012


  The six-DVD set that Shout! Factory released last year was as wonderful a bounty of Ernie Kovacs material as you could desire, righting the wrong inflicted by an earlier collection that chopped his shows to ...

DJ Jazzy Jeff

by The Staff August 2, 2012


“In West Philadelphia born and raised. . . .” DJ Jazzy Jeff met the Fresh Prince, Will Smith, in the early ’80s. The pair had hits like “Summertime” and “Parents Just Don't Understand,” and won ...

Vapor Nightclub