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On the laugh track

‘Make Me Laugh’ is a way for Capital District comedians to gain exposure, experience

Dan Frigolette was a Syracuse undergrad studying journalism before he started on a career path in stand-up comedy.

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Park Playhouse and Palace partner up

Collaboration brings about performances of ‘Pinkalicious’ and ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

The Palace Performing Arts Center is adding to its 2014/2015 season two family-oriented theatrical offerings produced by Albany’s Park Playhouse.

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A shared experience

Director of documentary about the Dalai Lama to discuss his work at The Spectrum

The chance to meet the Dalai Lama is, for many, a life-altering experience.

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Passport to understanding

Get a glimpse of the world at annual Festival of Nations at Empire State Plaza

A long-standing Albany tradition continues when the Empire State Plaza Convention Center hosts the 43rd annual Festival of Nations on Sunday, Oct. 26, in downtown Albany.

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Redemption time

Pro wrestling event in Troy raises money for charity while fans raise their voices in fun

Rumor has it that there’s going to be a few fights at the Boys and Girls Club of Troy on Saturday, Oct. 25, and no one will be there to stop them.

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Down and derby

The Hellions of Troy bring women of all backgrounds together to compete in a sport known to inflict a few bruises all in the name of fun

With competitors named Viper Martini, Bonnie Doom and Trixie Firecracker, the sport of roller derby still carries the air of showmanship it is known for, but the game is far from the blood and glitter reputation that sometimes still follows it today.

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Music from the sweet spot of life

The perfect retro playlist provides the soundtrack to homecoming events

Music is often the best vehicle by which to travel down Memory Lane.

Get ready to do the ‘Time Warp'

Cult classic continues to entertain at Capital District venues

Just shy of 40 years old, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” still makes for a popular event each and every Halloween.

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Under one roof

The Barn in Albany, which provides artists with working, living and performing spaces, is hosting a benefit to showcase the organization’s mission

The Albany Barn and Albany Chef’s Food & Wine Festival are set to throw their third annual “Fusion” event, which is billed as an evening of urban art, architecture, music and fashion.

Library trains Etsy entrepreneurs

Program at Albany’s Main Branch helps artisans get their online shops up and running

The Internet has served as a source of income for many over the years, with such well-established commercial hubs as Amazon.com and eBay.

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Scarecrows to spruce up Albany

Competition to build the best hay man in its third year

A scarecrow presiding over a cornfield is as common in the farmlands of the Capital District as it is a staple of Halloween imagery.

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Creepy Capital District

This October, get your dose of chills and thrills at these local haunts

Deep within the basement of Proctors in Schenectady, Greg Rubusto and his Tri-City New York Paranormal Society team were investigating what many had already suspected of the 88-year old vaudeville house: that it’s haunted.

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Re-enacting a slave’s life

New Scotland Historical Society event to shed light on Solomon Northup’s struggle for freedom

History will come alive as the New Scotland Historical Society presents Clifford Oliver Mealy’s portrayal of the musician and kidnapped Saratoga resident, Solomon Northup.

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Continuing to dance the night away

Old Songs announces third season of Community Dances with a sweet twist

Despite social media being omnipresent in many people’s daily lives, connecting a community can sometimes be difficult. A series of local events is hoping to change that by getting people on their feet and socializing in a more traditional way.

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A cider a day

Nine Pin Cider Works benefits from new legislation

New York’s first licensed farm cidery, which creates hard cider from 100 percent New York apples, has taken full advantage of recent state legislation that creates opportunities for local businesses.

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