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An extended visit for NYC ballet

Saratoga continues to be Upstate’s capital for the fine arts during the summer months, thanks in large part to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC).

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Dancing with ginger

Creo’s new executive chef has a fondness for Asian cuisine

Every artist has a signature style that distinguishes himself from his peers.

Long days, shorts season

Style your outfits with shorts to keep coolAh, summertime. The hotter temperatures will be here before you know it.

County nixes downsizing

Proposal to hack number of seats voted down 21 to 18

The Albany County Legislature won’t be downsized any time soon.

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Get To Know: Dave Lendrum

This appears in the May 20 editions of Spotlight News.

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Nature and MTV

Local artist Jenny Kemp shares techniques with Sage students

As the spring semester comes to a close, Sage of Albany ended this year’s Artist Lecture Series with a presentation by the native Troy fine artist Jenny Kemp.

EDITORIAL: Goodbye, Spotlight Viking

This editorial appears in the May 20 editions of Spotlight News.

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The pride of Troy

Super 400 allies with JCHA to play Capital City

Not many three piece bands can boast having a city holiday named after them. Super 400 is not a typical local band.

Singing for peace

The Troy Children’s Chorus has quickly become an asset to the Collar City

The Troy Children’s Chorus will wrap up the school year with the final performance of the spring at the First United Presbyterian Church on Saturday, May 16 at 4 p.m.

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Call for equality

Grannies for Peace stood for racial equality, annual Tulip Fest vigil

In an annual tradition, Grannies for Peace once again stood in a silent vigil at Tulip Fest, this time deviating from the group’s usual anti-wartime messages to touch on racism.

Student housing sparks debate

Complex application draws questions to land use

An application for a student-living community sparked debate among the planning board, drawing questions at the language for the planned development district legislation.

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Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk mourns loss of superintendent

Superintendent of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District Alan McCartney died of a heart attack last week following a short illness.

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Getting jazzy

The ASO leads the charge across the two cities to celebrate American music along with Juilliard Jazz Trio, Amy Porter and more

Often times the art of a different medium influences others – the written word to the visual arts, the visual arts to music.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support for Stephen Giordano for VCSD BOE

This letter to the editor was received past deadline for the May 13 edition of The Spotlight, but it's being published online due to the time-sensitive nature of the subject.

EDITORIAL: Use your words, don’t stomp

This editorial appears in the May 13 editions of Spotlight News.

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A family affair

Canadian duo Whitehorse brings its brand of Americana to Albany

The first thing Melissa McClelland did when she answered the phone on the road in Wisconsin was apologize for her crying 9-month-old son in the background.

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Get To Know: Steve Frank

This appears in the May 6 editions of Spotlight News.

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Photo Gallery- Shaker vs Burnt hills - Boys Lacrosse - Varsity and JV

Boys Lacrosse teams from North Colonie traveled to Burnt Hills on May 5 to take on the Spartans.

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Granting wishes

Guilderland teens organize local benefit concert

Metrohead is on a mission.

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Party in the park

Annual event continues to provide live music from today, and cherished traditions from the past

Frogs chirping in our backyard is a brief, telltale sign each year that summer is coming. That, and Tulip Festival.

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