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Marty Wendell reflects on a fruitful musical career

Some musicians rest on their laurels once they reach 70 years old. Not Marty Wendell.

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Video game audio has evolved from blips and beeps into an art form appreciated by fans and players within a multi-billion dollar industry

From a second floor auditorium in Rensselaer’s West Hall, programming students listened to one of the most accomplished gaming audio engineers in the Western Hemisphere.

‘Spectre’ leaves movie-goers wondering if Daniel Craig is done playing James Bond

Is this the last James Bond? Though it has not been confirmed, there is speculation “Spectre” will be Daniel Craig’s last film portraying James Bond.

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Town prioritizing parks and recreation projects; grant money to be used

Following a nearly yearlong study, the town has finalized a new Parks and Recreation Town Master Plan.

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Two area photographers have waited years to showcase their work in a gallery

More than twenty years after their first attempt at a gallery show failed, Paul Tick and Agnes Zellin are finally seeing their works come to light at a gallery show at the Photography Center of Troy and in a photo book of their work, “Later Rather Than Sooner.”

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The changing of the seasons does not take away from the beauty of local nature preserves

As you walk, cycle or drive around the rural areas at the fringes of our towns, do you ever wonder when that scenic view, woodland or field may be lost to development?

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Fans of the comic book genre are in for a smashing good time

Marvel Universe Live is coming to Albany, Thursday, Nov. 5 to Sunday, Nov. 8.

Bethlehem Art Association has a new exhibit at Town Hall

Local landmarks like the Four Corners Luncheonette and Five Rivers Educational Center, painted lovingly by local artists, are now on exhibit and for sale at Town Hall from the Bethlehem Art Association.

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100 “Walk Your City” smart signs unveiled at intersections around Albany

Colleen Ryan knew she was on to something when she asked everyone in the room to each raise their left hand.

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Colonie’s eateries to take spotlight

After this year saw the town boom with new restaurants, next week’s Colonie Restaurant Week will see participation from a record number of new eateries, as well as some established upscale favorites.

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Domestic violence is a “closed door” crime that affects more people than you think, more people than you know

It’s Sunday – Football Sunday – in the month of October. Millions of fans watch as professional football players with the size and physique of Greek Gods take the field wearing pink.

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First studio album for local favorite is a special tribute

Music is cathartic. Whether you sling a guitar strap over your shoulder and strum a few chords, or lie on your bed and listen to someone else, the melodies and choruses strings you along on a journey. It takes you away.

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Flavorfeast festival comes back to Saratoga Springs for a second year

Fans of different worldly delicacies will want to plan a pilgrimage to Saratoga Springs this Saturday for The Saratoga International Flavorfeast.

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Demand for downtown residential property makes search for new home difficult on Albany Center Gallery

Downtown’s only art gallery dedicated to showcasing local artists should be planning to celebrate its 40th anniversary for next year, but it can’t. It has to worry about finding another place to live.

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#PodcastDay has come and gone, but the phenomenon is here and strong

Like a thief in the night, the hashtag #PodcastDay emerged on trending lists throughout social media last week to pay homage to a phenomenon that equally snuck into a mainstream audience when it first emerged more than a decade ago.