Free event at Empire State Plaza features cool costumed characters, live shows, vendors and more
The Blums are the typical American family ... two kids, jobs and a house in Upstate New York. That is, until the weekend comes and the family transforms into the bad guys from “Star Wars.”
Thacher Nature Center to host annual environment-inspired art exhibit, offering art classes
Artistic inspiration comes from a variety of sources, but one local art show is rooted in Mother Nature’s visual appeal.
Slingerlands man’s skills land him a dream job at Boston Legoland Discovery Center
Ian Coffey, who was working for the New York State Senate, will now spend his days building Lego displays.
Fresh off his Grammy win, David Alan Miller conducts family-friendly symphony program
Riding high on his recent Grammy win, Albany Symphony Orchestra conductor David Alan Miller is looking to expand his audience with a performance that appeals to the younger set.
Visiting Writers Series lets authors and their audiences mingle
A local blogger has just reported a serial killer is on the loose in the city of Albany. The first two victims were local young women without any apparent connection, and the third is a Broadway actress known as “The Red Queen.”
Puppet show aims to inspire through musical tale and colorful characters
Two twin brothers from Southern California who grew up admiring Jim Henson’s “The Muppets” are now following in his footsteps as they travel across the country with their handmade puppets.
On Saturday, Jan. 18, Old Songs in Voorheesville will be presenting the April Verch Band.
Contemporary play makes regional debut at local theater
The play “Good People,” written by Pulitzer Prize-winning David Lindsay-Abaire and directed by Chris Foster, is making its regional debut at the Curtain Call Theatre in Latham, with performances taking place through Feb. 8.
In its fifth year, Wine & Dine for the Arts supports the arts one culinary masterpiece at a time
It is a no secret that New York City, Montreal and Boston all have their share of famous restaurants, theaters and entertainment hotspots, but what some people don’t realize is that those same very things can be found right here in our own backyard.
Comedian to make a stop in Troy
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall kicks off the New Year with a visit from the stand-up comedian and actor Sinbad.
Proctors donates to local nonprofit Saratoga WarHorse
The National Theatre of Great Britain’s epic “War Horse,” winner of five 2011 Tony Awards, including Best Play, will make its premiere at Proctors, Jan. 15-19.
Guilderland native pens first book with a cast of zany characters and adventures
More than a decade after a local man started writing a book in college, he dusted off the novel of absurd comedy to see the words finally make it to the printed page.
Rail Trail comes closer to being completed; arts venues receive grants
Nearly $83 million will flow to the Capital Region through the latest round of Regional Economic Development Council awards, and nearly 30 projects in Albany County nabbed funding. Most of them focused on highlighted projects, but several local priorities were also granted funding.
Old Songs hosts monthly gatherings featuring simple moves and a social element
Dancing isn’t everyone’s favorite activity, but one local man bets he can get even the most reluctant of dancers off the sideline and moving in no time.
Holiday traditions may have been a little different in the late 1700s when the iconic Ten Broeck Mansion was built atop an Albany hill, but more than 200 years later, the historic home continues to welcome visitors for the holidays.