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Donald Trump Elected President

Donald Trump Wins the 2016 Presidential Race

Republicans win White House, Congress and Senate National and Local Election Results What a long, strange trip it’s been. While we thought that the 2012 presidential race was the nastiest of all time, the 2016 race certainly took the cake and gave us one twisted mindfuck of a sideshow that none of us had seen [...]

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From The Complete Meal: Devil Dog, The Hound of Hell (Revisited)

Kim Richards, Yvette Mimieux and Ike Eisenman in Devil Dog, The Hound of Hell. Photo Courtesy of CBSy

Devil Dog, The Hound of Hell (Revisited) Recounting the Horror of a Horror Classic By Jon Sanborne All right, let me start this off by telling you that the first time I ever saw this flick was on Channel 7’s “Late Night Movie” when I was a budding adolescent. I remember my parents were asleep, [...]

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A Preview of the June 28 Primaries in NY Districts 19, 20, and 21

Election 2016. Photo Courtesy of americanballotbox.com

Upcoming Congressional Primaries in NY Districts 19, 20, and 21 Zephyr Teachout, Matt Funiciello and John Faso are Running for Upstate Congressional Seats on June 28 As this year’s Presidential campaign has morphed into madness, we’d like to take a moment and focus on some of the other races in our area, especially those in [...]

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Peter Handke’s “Kaspar” at Skidmore College, April 28-May 1

Peter Handke's "Kaspar" at the Skidmore College Department of Theater. Photo Courtesy of Sue Kessler.

Peter Handke’s Classic 1967 Play Comes to Skidmore Kaspar at Skidmore College As part of their Spring 2016 Director’s Lab, The Skidmore College Department of Theater will perform Kaspar by Peter Handke, from Thursday, April 28 through Sunday, May 1 at the Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater’s Black Box. This year’s production is directed by senior [...]

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A New Direction for The Lake Theatre, with two Comedies for 2016

Poster for Almost, Maine, courtesy of Big Gorilla Design.

The Lake Theatre Produces Two Shows for 2016 Two Quirky Comedies are Cast for this Year’s season In a departure from previous seasons, The Lake Theatre will be producing two shows this year: Almost, Maine by John Cariani and Kathleen Clark’s Southern Comforts. “We had a terrific turnout for auditions both in New York City [...]

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Saratogian George Crum, Inventor of the Potato Chip

Black History Month: George Crum, Inventor of the Potato Chip

A Beloved Snack, Created in our own Backyard How George Crum Created the Potato Chip February is Black History Month, the roots of which were established in 1920 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the second black person to graduate from Harvard University and the son of former slaves. Woodson had co-founded the Association for the [...]

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Janelle Brown’s All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, Book Review

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything by Janelle Brown

Janelle Brown’s All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, Book Review Gossip, Country Clubs and Scandals Janelle Brown’s novel All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, is a national best-seller and named one of the best books of 2008 by Library Journal. Brown’s debut novel also received accolades from New York Times Book Review, Publishers Weekly, People [...]

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The Rainy Season in February: Burlington Blog

Cinnybuns. Photo by Chrissy Lefavour

The Rainy Season in February: Burlington Blog The Super Bowl, The Grammy’s, Ron Paul and Cinnamon Rolls With all the rain this season I have found that mid-February lag to be amplified to the nth degree. Jet lag is usually something we can recover from in 24 hours, as long as you get a little [...]

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With Cat-Like Tread: The Pirates of Penzance at the Cohoes Music Hall, Review

Frederic (John Farchione) with the Major General's many daughters in Pirates of Penzance at the Cohoes Music Hall, 2012. Photos by Theresa Thibodeau

The Pirates of Penzance at the Cohoes Music Hall, Review Gilbert & Sullivan’s Comical Romp About Pirates and Merry Maidens The arrival of CR Productions’ The Pirates of Penzance, running at the Cohoes Music Hall through February 19th, seems to come with coincidence. If the timing of a February leap year performance schedule isn’t enough, [...]

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Downstream from the Northeast: The Chesapeake’s Comeback

The Chesapeake Bay in Maryland

Downstream from the Northeast: The Chesapeake’s Comeback Improvements to the Bay’s Watershed It’s not every day that a wide swath of people sharing little else but a common resource join forces to reverse the resource’s degradation with admirable success. Emerging evidence shows that that may be the case for the Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest [...]

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