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Drops of Magic

by James Yeara July 9, 2015


  Owen Smith, producing artistic director, gave the best criticism for Park Playhouse’s 27th annual production, this year’s Singin’ in the Rain, a 1983 musical based on the immortal MGM 1952 film of the same name ...

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Tulip Festival

by The Staff May 8, 2014


  It’s been a colder than usual spring, but the tulips are blooming in Washington Park and the meteorologists are promising a warm-up just in time for Tulip Fest. What will be waiting for you? There will ...

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Champagne on the Park 2013

by Erin Pihlaja May 15, 2013


Who doesn't love tulips and champagne? Maybe a select group of people, but many other people do like anything and everything that has to do with legally drinking in Washington Park, local food, and improving ...

Ballin’ at the Graveyard

by Shawn Stone July 12, 2012


“I’m pretty addicted to that place and those people.” Filmmaker Basil Anastassiou is talking about the public basketball courts in Albany’s Washington Park, aka “the graveyard.” These courts—which are on the Madison Avenue side of the ...

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Nothing But Net

by Shawn Stone July 11, 2012

This homegrown documentary (co-produced by Spectrum 8 Theatres co-owner and b-ball enthusiast Keith Pickard) about pick-up basketball games in Washington Park manages, on a purely entertainment level, to celebrate sports; it also takes audiences into ...