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Saratogian George Crum, Inventor of the Potato Chip

Black History Month: George Crum, Inventor of the Potato Chip
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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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A Few Words with Film Critic Lights Camera Jackson

Jackson Murphy (AKA Lights Camera Jackson)
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Lights Camera Jackson Winding Up for Summer  Local Film Critic has National Reach and a New York Emmy Award Most kids are finishing their school year and looking forward to a little down time.  Not Jackson Murphy. “I look forward to a lot more opportunities to review films and being on a lot more segments [...]

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Creativity: An Interview with Poet Michael Czarnecki

Michael Czarnecki
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An Interview with Poet Michael Czarnecki 20 Days on Route 20: Poetry and Life on the Road By Aubree Cutkomp It was Michael Czarnecki’s junior year high school English teacher, Mr. Kerr, who first encouraged him to start writing poetry. Not only has he not stopped writing poetry since, but sixteen years ago he decided to [...]

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An Interview with Joel Abelove: Candidate for Rensselaer County DA and Animal Rights Activist

Joel Abelove with One of His Kids
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An Interview with Joel Abelove: Candidate for Rensselaer County DA and Animal Rights Activist By Nicole M. Arciello Berhaupt Joel Abelove is a 6-foot-tall lawyer that lives with his wife, two children and cat, Oreo, in the Capital District. His warm welcoming smile and love for animals are only a few of his great attributes. He [...]

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An Interview with Illustrator, Artist & Filmmaker Herb Rogoff: Exhibiting at BJS Artworks Gallery this Summer

Herb Rogoff
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Herb Rogoff Interview, Exhibiting at BJS Artworks Gallery in Glens Falls July 16-August 27, 2011 By Monica Sirignano and Dave Bower If ever there was a renaissance man of art, no doubt it would be Herb Rogoff. Rogoff’s illustrious career has spanned the worlds of illustration, music, comics, painting, film and yes, even baseball. Though [...]

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Local Author and Phish Phan Pete Mason Talks Phish & Other Stuff

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Pete Mason Interview: Albany-based Author of PhanArt and PhanFood and Bonafide Phish Phan By Stacey Stump Albany-based author Pete Mason saw his first Phish show in December 1997 at what is now known as the Times Union Center. He remembers liking the music, but it wasn’t until he attended the Lemonwheel Festival the following summer [...]

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The Town Historian: It’s More than a Job, it’s an Adventure

NY State Map, Circa 1814
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The Importance of the Town Historian: Four Town Historians Talk about Their Roles in History State law requires that every town in New York have a town historian. This requirement dates back to 1919 when Governor Alfred E. Smith signed the “Historian’s Law” in order to identify a person in each locality responsible for the [...]

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Spicing Up the Art World: An Interview with Glens Falls Artist Kate Austin-Avon

Kate Austin Avon
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An Interview with Artist Kate Austin-Avon By Monica Sirignano Kate Austin-Avon believes in putting the fun back into art. Take a look at her artist’s statement and you’ll see it simply says “Wheeee!” It’s exactly this kind of playful and colorful attitude that also shines through her work. A talented and creative artist who’s been showing [...]

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An Interview with Albany-based Singer/Songwriter Rob Skane

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An Interview with Singer/Songwriter Rob Skane By Justin Henry Fallon Albany native Rob Skane has referred to his music as “garagefolkrocknroll.” Skane’s career dates back to 1994, with the release of his solo acoustic offering, Throwing It All Back Up, which was originally released on audio cassette. With several years of playing the coffeehouse circuit [...]

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An Interview with Poet Mary Panza

Mary Panza, Vice President of the Albany Poets Organization
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Interview with Albany-based Poet Mary Panza By Stacey Stump Local poet and Vice President of the Albany Poets organization, Mary Panza wants people to find art in the mundane. She’s not a fan of academic writing theories, having only ever taken one poetry class at Hudson Valley Community College. Panza says the best writing prompt [...]

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