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Ernie Williams: 1925-2012

Ernie Williams. Photo Courtesy Williams Productions

Local Blues Legend Ernie Williams Dies at 87 A Tribute to a Tireless Performer who Brought Smiles to the Capital Region One August afternoon while in Saratoga, I heard a blues band playing. As I approached, I knew it had to be Ernie Williams. The sound of that guitar, the smooth voice; it was him. [...]

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Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, Review

Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie

Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, Review The Sketch Comics Brutally Assault the Hollywood Establishment I remember when I first saw Tim and Eric’s sketch show, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! What struck me was how little attention the two paid to the rules of traditional comedy, and instead relied on their own [...]

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Get Ready to Board the Titanic … At the Stanley (Utica Blog)

The RMS Titanic

The Titanic Wine and Chocolate Festival Get Ready to Board the Titanic … At the Stanley The RMS Titanic sank on April 14, 1912, but the woeful tale of the shipwreck and its survivors continues to rise in pop culture and sentimentality. As the Titanic nears its 100th anniversary at the ocean floor, interest in [...]

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The Unstoppable Worm: Genetically Engineered Corn and its Conqueror

Mature Corn Rootworm Beetles, Photo Courtesy University of Nebraska

The Unstoppable Worm The Western Corn Rootworm and its Damaging Aftermath In 2003, seed giant Monsanto introduced what was thought to be among its most revolutionary products since Roundup – corn with insecticide (Bacillus thuringiensis, commonly known as Bt) genetically engineered into it. Suddenly, farmers could plant continuous corn crops without worrying about the invasion [...]

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Yes, Utica has a Roller Derby League

The CNY Roller. Photo by Arlene Taylor

Utica’s Roller Derby League The Phenomenon Takes Over Central New York A float carrying waving children and shaped like a roller skate made its way through Oneida Circle and onto Genesee Street on March 17th in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Painted all in black with white laces, mint green and gold trim, emerald shamrock [...]

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A Gather of Glass at the Albany Institute of History and Art, Review

An Albany Glass Works Flask

A Gather of Glass, Review A Fascinating Overview of Glassworks from the Area The Albany Institute of History and Art is always a place of variety and wonder, housing a multitude of significant artifacts from ancient times to very recent history. Toys from our childhoods, mummies, presidential displays, plus a gift shop—all packed into a [...]

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MHRHS Sponsors Screening of Beyond the Myth, a New Documentary about Pit Bulls

Beyond the Myth

Beyond the Myth at HVCC A New Documentary about Pit Bulls and Breed Specific Legislation The Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society (MHRHS) along with co-sponsor, the Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) Animal Outreach Club is hosting a community screening of Beyond the Myth, a first of its kind documentary that takes viewers through Breed [...]

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Ice Cream and More: Flayvors of Cook Farm (Northampton Blog)

A Calf at Flayvors Restaurant of Cook Farm

Flayvors Restaurant of Cook Farm (Northampton Blog) A Hidden Gem in the Pioneer Valley All this warm weather has gone to my head and I’m not alone. Two weeks ago everyone in Western Massachusetts was buried under a thick ten inches of snow that all too quickly turned into a nasty gray-brown slush. But now [...]

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Ten Great TV Shows…Just in Time for Spring

Jonathan Frid in Dark Shadows

Ten Great TV Shows…Just in Time for Spring The Old, The New and the Just Plain Weird With winter coming to an end and spring almost upon us, it might be prudent to invest quality time with your Netflix account (or whatever service you might use) and discover new television shows to get us through [...]

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Ben Rubin: A Shakespeare Accelerator at EMPAC, Preview

Ben Rubin: Shakespeare Accelerator. Photo Courtesy of Ben Rubin

Ben Rubin: A Shakespeare Accelerator: Experiments in Kinetic Language at EMPAC, Preview A Modern Interpretation of the Bard’s Work William Shakespeare’s plays have been perpetually performed for four hundred years; there have been so many film and TV versions (420+) that they’ve formed their own sub-genre, and the Bard’s works continue to be a part [...]

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