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Story Circles honored

Producers of storytelling group recognized

Alden (Joe) Doolittle and Kate Dudding, producers of Story Circle at Proctors, received the 2015 Brother Blue and Ruth Hill Award from the League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling (LANES) at the 34th Sharing the Fire - Northeast Storytelling Conference.

Seats for Saratoga opening up

Reserved seats for Saratoga Race Course now available for purchase

Those of you looking to make Saratoga your “August Place to Be” best start making plans now. Some tickets are on sale now.

Brushing off a vintage look

Jump back into denim this spring

What is classic American cool and continues to be an item in everyone’s closet? The denim jacket.

EDITORIAL: Shaping an image

This editorial appears in the April 8 editions of Spotlight News.

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Restaurant Week

16 Restaurants 3-Course Meals $20.15

The city’s landscape is changing, and Albany wants you to see it.

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Feeding a need

Local woman is gathering up community support for food co-op

A retired microbiologist is taking a macro look at a global problem and applying the solution to a brand new Downtown Schenectady.

Halestorm to play on

The Palace will honor tickets purchased

In the wake of the Washington Avenue Armory’s troubles with security at live events, SLP Concerts announced last week the relocation of the Halestorm concert from the Washington Avenue Armory to the Palace Theater.

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Get To Know: Stephen Smith

This appears in the March 25 editions of Spotlight News.

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Zappa playing Egg

Dweezil Zappa continues to carry his father’s torch

Zappa Plays Zappa returns to Albany, when it takes to the stage at The Egg, Tuesday, April 7.

Milan look available on the cheap

From Etsy to Delmar, catwalk look is not expensive

Congratulations, we have officially made it to spring. How will you be celebrating after this long winter?

EDITORIAL: NIMBY’s been busy

This editorial appears in the March 25 editions of Spotlight News;.

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Finding Watterson

Newest “Calvin and Hobbes” book lends insight into why artist Bill Watterson stopped the popular comic strip

The artistic form of the comic strip has existed for some time, dating back to medieval tapestries that depicted sequential pictures. Newspapers started running the humorous and satirical printed strips in America around the end of the 19th century.

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Get To Know: Matthew Bixby

This appears in the March 18 editions of Spotlight News.

Fitness: Let’s get real

Reality television is not real

She had just completed her final weigh in at our most recent challenge and wasn’t happy with losing almost 20 pounds in 8 weeks. When I asked my client what she thought she’d lose, she said, “At least fifty.”

Fashion: Hello, Sunshine

Usher in spring by bringing color into your accessories

Say goodbye to Old Man Winter. It’s time to break out of the dark and come to the light.

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Playing with house money

Oscar nominated actor Chazz Palminteri talks about life, upcoming show at Proctors

It all started with a conversation between an old man and a bouncer outside the door of an exclusive club.

EDITORIAL: What cable TV taught us

This editorial appears in the March 18 editions of Spotlight News.

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Get To Know: Diane Conroy-LaCivita

This appears in the March 11 editions of Spotlight News.

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Sons of Saratoga Springs

The Spa City is embracing a band bringing life to the music scene

At the doorstep of New York’s Adirondack State Park, Saratoga Springs has a natural appeal for liberal thinkers and creative minds. It is, therefore, by no mistake the Spa City is a college town with a devotion to the arts and the avant-garde.

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Getting cozy with jazz and funk

Albany’s own Dave Spadaro Group’s self-titled debut

Dave Spadaro Group has come out of the gates in 2015 with a great record, blending together jazz, funk, blues and rock. With this self-titled debut, they have let the world know they are here to make beautiful music.

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