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‘A-Town Rumble Moped and Scooter Rally in Albany

'A Town Rumble Moped & Scooter Rally
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Moped and Scooter Rally, Albany This time of year the weather is finally beautiful in our neck of the woods and many of us have a lot to be thankful for.  That’s part of the reason why you ought to consider making room on your calendar for the second annual ‘A-Town Rumble Moped and Scooter [...]

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Go Organic in the Capital Region: Visit Your Local Farmers’ Market

Albany, Schenectady & Troy Farmers Markets
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Capital Region Farmers’ Markets: Albany, Schenectady, Troy & Others Who doesn’t like a win-win situation? Everyone wants to make themselves feel good, whether you admit it or not. And it’s a huge plus if the things that you like to do help others as well. One of the biggest win-win situations of the summer months [...]

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The Free George Guide to July 4th Fireworks & Events in Albany, Schenectady & Troy

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July 4th 2011 Fireworks & Events for Albany, Troy & Schenectady The go-to favorite for 4th of July fireworks each year is, of course, the Empire State Plaza.  However, if you’re not a fan of crowds, or simply looking for other places in Albany to view the holiday explosions, here is a list of fireworks [...]

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Ryan Gosling & Bradley Cooper to Star in The Place Beyond the Pines, Filming in Schenectady

Ryan Gosling in The Notebook
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The Place Beyond the Pines Filming in Schenectady Schenectady is abuzz with news of a feature film being shot within county lines. Long past its glory years as The Electric City, Schenectady has seen a recent resurgence in local activity and, it would appear, will soon feel the rewards of that resurgence when the film, [...]

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Best Cheap Eats in Schenectady

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Cheap Eats: Schenectady’s Best Restaurants When You’re on a Budget There once was a time back in college when I had deluded myself enough to think I could afford to eat out a few times a week, which is part of the reason I just had four pickles for dinner. The fact is, this economy is [...]

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Blood Type: Ragu at the Capital Repertory Theater, Review

Frank Ingrasciotta in Blood Type: Ragu
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Blood Type: Ragu, Capital Repertory Theater, Review You know, it must be tough being Frank Ingrasciotta, writer and star of the one-man show Blood Type: Ragu. Not because he had a father who was not exactly touchy-feely. Not because he found his mother after a failed attempt at suicide. It must be tough to be Frank Ingrasciotta [...]

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Schenectady Man Wins Big at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway

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William Rockwell of Schenectady Wins $64,000 Jackpot through a Voucher at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway Even after a successful day at the casino, most gamblers make an actual profit substantially less than their total winnings. This was not the case for William Rockwell of Schenectady, NY. On Monday, May 9, 2011, Rockwell won a $64,000 [...]

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A Giant Multi-Venue Museum: Art Night in Schenectady

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Art Night in Schenectady: A Review Allow me to attest to the fact that, not long ago, you could not have paid me to walk down State Street in Schenectady after dark. It’s not a pretty fact, and not one often used to begin an article which will, hopefully, influence others to, among other things, walk [...]

| Posted in Around Town,Art & Photography,Art Walks,Arts/Entertainment,City Blogs,Events,Past Events,Reviews,Schenectady | Read More »

A Revolutionary Tour de Force: Hair at Proctors, Review

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Hair at Proctors Theatre, Review Hair, billed as The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, opened at Proctors this Tuesday, May 3rd to an excited, involved audience. The revival of the 1967 original opened in 2009 and has since toured cities nationally and internationally. Hair first debuted off-Broadway in October 1967, before moving to Broadway in April [...]

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BULL’S-EYE: New Photographs by Martin Benjamin at the Mandeville Gallery, Review

BULL’S-EYE: New Photographs by Martin Benjamin. Courtesy Mandeville Gallery
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Review of BULL’S-EYE: New Photographs by Martin Benjamin, Mandeville Gallery, Union College It is fitting that an exhibit entitled BULL’S-EYE: New Photographs by Martin Benjamin would be held at Mandeville Gallery, located on the campus of Union College in Schenectady. The juxtaposition of that college when compared to its surrounding community is the perfect precursor [...]

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