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Look who’s 60

The community playhouse in Albany’s South End is celebrating a milestone achievement this month.

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Continued success ahead for Albany Symphony Orchestra

Two Grammy-winning artists headline upcoming season

Standing before one of the Palace Theatre’s ornate staircases, Albany Symphony Orchestra (ASO) Music Director David Alan Miller announced last week yet another ambitious project for the small city orchestra.

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The little school that can

Saint Rose’s music industry program is one of nation’s best

On the College of Saint Rose campus, within the walls of a building bearing the name of an iconic media mogul, lies a music industry program with the might and will to surpass the expectations of those in larger cities.

Butterflies on the loose

Snow is on the ground, and more is in the forecast, but miSci has relief planned for those opposed to the cold.

Big name for Symphony

The Grammy Award winning Albany Symphony Orchestra is to announce the details of the upcoming 2015-2016 season, among which is to include a major celebrity soloist.

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Every woman

Netflix star speaks about the lonely world of being transgender

As Laverne Cox walked onto the main stage of the University at Albany Performing Arts Center, the filled auditorium greeted her with applause and shouts.

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Artistic pride

Shaker High art student work in regional exhibit

Weeks and months of hard work paid off as the work of 13 Shaker High School art students is displayed in the Esther Massry Gallery at St. Rose.

Magical smorgasbord

Seven of the world’s talented magicians converged on Proctors

Magic. The word itself conjures a wide spectrum of thoughts that range from witchcraft to alchemy, from carnival shows to your kid brother. In practice, magic is entertaining; and, in the hands of an expert, it is an art form.

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Play ball!

New Albany Institute exhibits showcase America’s Pastime

What do Brian Sweeney and Babe Ruth have in common? Both of them are featured in a new, three-part baseball exhibit at the Albany Institute of History and Art.

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Who do you voodoo?

Valentine’s Day isn’t all chocolate and roses

Meet Pat. A life-sized voodoo doll, Pat is the centerpiece to a fun, light-hearted event planned for singles and hitched alike at the GE Theatre at Proctors on Feb. 14.

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Following the jeep

Colonie man writes historical nonfiction on the first jeep

The story of how, in 49 days, the first jeep was created had gone untold over 70 years until Paul Bruno began an 11-year journey back to World War II.

Black History at UAlbany

Each year, the month of February is set aside to recognize African American history.

POINT OF VIEW: Monumental omission

This Point of View column appears in the Feb. 4 edition of Spotlight News Living.

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Mending fences

A new company has uphill battle to win back a community

The cold winds of winter came early last October when fans of the area’s only indoor go-kart facility learned owners boarded up the doors to their Crossgates Commons location and disappeared.

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From helping horses to harmonious hymns

Bethlehem man ordained as deacon later in life, seeking priesthood

Many people try to find, and fulfill, what they believe is their true calling in life. A local man, however, feels he found his second calling later in life.