Arts & Entertainment


Library projects awarded funds

Nearly $80k awarded between Voorheesville and Altamont

The New York State Library has awarded more than $300,000 to Albany County libraries in an effort to help fund the needed projects, with nearly $80,000 awarded to the Voorheesville Public Library and the Altamont Free Library.

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Photo Gallery: Good times on the Rail Trail

Second "Fireflies and Fairy Tales: A Solstice Celebration"

The second “Fireflies and Fairy Tales: A Solstice Celebration” on Thursday, June 20, which was held along a one-mile portion of the Albany County Rail Trail.

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Old Songs plucking on

Acoustic roots music festival welcomes families, keeps traditions alive

Traditional acoustic music will once again be played at the 33rd annual Old Songs Music Festival, which kicks off Friday, June 28, at 3 p.m. and ends Sunday night at the Altamont Fairgrounds.

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This city wants you!

Uncle Sam heritage to be celebrated in Troy on Saturday

Though he wasn’t widely recognized until long after his death, a well-known meat packer from the City of Troy is the pride and joy of Trojans today.

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[Photo Gallery] Bethlehem Memorial Day Parade

Highlights from the 2013 Bethlehem Memorial Day Parade.

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Chalk it up to Albany

Central Avenue BID, Equinox hold sidewalk art contest to coincide with Tulip Fest

Each spring, thousands of tulips take over downtown Albany. The appearance of the flowers mark the beginning of spring in the city and have a way of bringing a feeling of renewal to Albany each year.

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Students get a taste of SPAC

'Classical Kids' stops in North Colonie to introduce youngsters to world of dance

Siobhan Dunham and two other professional dancers spent the morning of Friday, May 3, at Shaker High School with the entire district’s fifth-grade students for the arts education series “Classical Kids.” The school-based program is sponsored by SPAC and Union College, and was created in 1993 to help provide an interactive approach for children to learn about classical music and dance.

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The Greatest Show on Earth

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus speaks to the child in every seat

Not many kids plan to run a circus when they grow up - and it’s not exactly what Johnathan Lee Iverson had in mind either as a kid growing up in New York City.

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Of loss and young love

Shaker High grad Dana Lee Hom releasing first album, “Almost Gone”

It took love, heartbreak and a bout of emotional numbness for Dana Lee Hom to put together her first full-length album. Now that she’s ready to release those songs to the public, she feels like the burden of some of her troubles is disappearing.

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Let's get ready to read

Albany Children’s Book Festival connects young readers with authors

The fifth annual Albany Children’s Book Festival, hosted by The Albany Academies, allows people of all ages to meet some of their favorite authors and illustrators. There will also be magicians, a children’s concert, clowns and other activities around the theme of reading.

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A festival for the senses

Cathedral of All Saints to present 'Vin de Choir: A Night of Song and Wine'

On Friday, April 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., The Friends of the Choir will hold a wine tasting event at the The Cathedral of All Saints

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A mission for music

Shaker student playing own music at MOVE Music Festival

Even before she knew how to walk, Bridgette Guerrette knew she wanted to be a musician.

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Grimm perspective

BC’s production of ‘Into the Woods’ re-imagines classic fairy tales

This year’s Bethlehem High School musical is “Into the Woods,” a longtime favorite of director James Yeara, and one he is producing for the third time.

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Art in the unusual

‘Some Assembly Required’ features multi-media collages from 16 artists

The latest exhibit displayed at the Albany International Airport Gallery, “Some Assembly Required,” shows a variety of ways contemporary artists interpret the process of collage by combining different media.

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Beyond the band

Guilderland grad recognized for her artful, sustainable jewelry

Corrina Goutos, a Guilderland High School graduate, recently received an award for her conceptual jewelry piece “Lim(b)itless” at the 24th Annual NICHE Awards, which is held by NICHE magazine.