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Beatrootband: Carrying on a Tradition of Folk Music (Northampton Blog)

Wesley James Curtis and Jake Martini of Beatrootband. Photo Courtesy of Beatrootband

The Spirit of Folk Music is Alive and Well Revitalizing Folk Music History: Beatrootband Turn down the volume on the news. It is telling you that our country is at war and that the economy is down. Turn off the television completely, noticing that the flickers of light it emits are so unnatural. Open your window [...]

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A Classic Film with a New Score: F.W. Murnau’s Faust at Proctors

Faust (F.W. Murnau, 1926)

A Restored Classic Film, with a New Score F.W. Murnau’s Faust at Proctors this Sunday, October 28 Friedrich Wilhelm “F. W.” Murnau was one of the most important filmmakers of the German expressionist era. Known for such classics as Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922), and The Last Laugh (1924), Murnau eventually moved to Hollywood, where [...]

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The Zombie Apocalypse Comes to Saratoga Springs this Weekend

A Zombie Run. Photo Courtesy of Matt Roth

Zombie Apocalypse in Saratoga Do You Have What It Takes to Survive? Racers – On your mark… get set… survive! On Sunday, October 28 at 9:30am rUNDEAD is coming to Saratoga. Supporting the Special Olympics NY, rUNDEAD is a 5k-trail run with a twist. Instead of trying to set a personal record, you’re trying to [...]

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Mark Twain and the Adirondacks

Mark Twain at Kane Camp in Saranac Lake

Mark Twain’s Connection to Ulysses S. Grant and Saranac Lake America’s Beloved Humorist and his time in the Adirondacks The father of American literature and former steamboat pilot, Mark Twain traveled throughout the world. In his travels, he and his family vacationed in Saranac Lake but for only one summer. Twain had much more serious [...]

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Farmers Assaulted by Converging Effects of Climate Change

The Potato-Tomato Psyllid. Photo Courtesy of Quest

How the Tomato-Potato Psyllid Has Affected Agriculture Throughout the World Pests and Climate Change Threaten Crops World Wide There is little doubt that climate change will have and has already had profound global effects on agriculture. While warmer weather means a longer growing season in many regions, with the potential of more harvests and more [...]

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An Evening of Bach, Haydn and Corigliano at the Troy Music Hall, Review

David Allan Miller conducts the Albany Symphony Orchestra at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Photo by Jessica Venezia

Bach’s Magnificat a Collaborative Success for Albany Symphony Orchestra and Albany Pro Musica, Review One of the Highlights of This Year’s Mohu Arts Festival Troy Savings Bank Music Hall was packed nearly full on Saturday night, October 13th for the Albany Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Bach’s Magnificat, accompanied by Albany Pro Musica. The concert was [...]

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One Hell of an Invasion: The War of The Worlds at Sage College, Review

Nick Martiniano in The War of the Worlds at the Theatre Institute at Sage. Photo Courtesy Sage Theatre

A New Interpretation of Orson Welles’ Infamous Radio Broadcast The War of The Worlds at the Theatre Institute at Sage, Review On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles was responsible for scaring the hell out of anyone who tuned in to the The Mercury Theatre on the Air that night. Welles’ interpretation of H.G. Wells classic The [...]

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An Intriguing Twist on Time Travel: Looper, Film Review

Joseph Gordon Levitt in Looper (Rian Johnson, 2012)

Looper: A Return to Smart and Inventive Science Fiction Looper: Movie Review In the past few years cinema has taken a turn into surrealism by fusing science fiction movies with action movies. The result has been an indulgence in mind games that leave the audience begging for a clear answer and/or simply frustrated with the [...]

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Greenridge Cemetery’s Twilight Tour Set for This Saturday in Saratoga

Greenridge Cemetery. Photo Courtesy of Saratoga Springs Visitors Center

Local History After Dark in Greenridge Cemetery Greenridge Cemetery’s Twilight Tour This Saturday, October 13, 2012, the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation will host a Twilight Cemetery Tour, a rare opportunity to explore Greenridge Cemetery at dusk. Participants will have a chance to tour Greenridge Cemetery’s many tombs and monuments while learning about the historical and [...]

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The True Story of Abner Doubleday and the Invention of Baseball

Abner Doubleday, who didn't invent baseball

As American as Abner Doubleday: From Ballston Spa to Baseball The Story Behind the “Doubleday Myth” In 1905, Albert Spalding, former major league pitching legend-turned-wealthy baseball businessman decided that the sport that would eventually become America’s pastime was not quite American enough. Baseball, which originated as an English children’s game called Rounders (which dates back [...]

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