Lifestyle & Entertainment


Craft breweries focus of new downtown Albany tourist attraction

The Albany Craft Beverage Trail, a collaboration between Nine Pin Cider, Albany Distilling, C.H. Evans Brewing, and Druthers, will launch at its inaugural event, Drink Albany, Saturday, Oct. 3, from noon to 5 p.m.

Fourth Annual Wing Walk promises food, drinks and laughs

It’s only on its fourth year, but the Annual Wing Walk is quickly becoming a must-stop visit to Downtown Schenectady.

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The Enchanted City returns to Troy for a fun, family event

This Saturday, the City of Troy transforms into The Enchanted City, a festival with a theme all too fitting for one of the capitals of the Industrial Revolution.

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New sign honors Massry family for $5.25M gift

The University at Albany unveiled the signage for its Massry Center for Business last week, named in honor of the Capital District’s Massry Family.

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Computer driven cars are a thing of the present

The future promises many things, but sometimes it doesn’t follow through.

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Albany troupe tackles award-winning play “4000 Miles”

Clifton Park native, and now New York City thespian, comes back home to star in an award winning dramatic comedy on the Capital Repertory Theatre stage.

Elizabeth Reiss named as CEO of The Arts Center in Troy

Elizabeth Reiss is a self-proclaimed “New York girl” who realized at a young age she needed to get out of town to explore how the rest of the world did things before settling on the idea the Big Apple does everything better.

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Irish 2000 Art and Music Fest will bring out the Irish in all of us this weekend

Over a five-day span, the Young Dubliners will play to crowds in Boston, New Jersey, Annapolis, Ballston Spa, and back to California, where they live.

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Three annual outdoor festivals converge on a weekend in the Electric City

American Express once ran with the marketing slogan, “membership has its privileges,” often voiced over moving pictures of people enjoying exotic vacations abroad.

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Masters of the culinary arts take center stage at SPAC

Food, and the culinary masters behind creating the meal, takes center stage at the 2015 Annual Saratoga Wine and Food Festival.

The makings of a good cookout require more than the food you serve to guests

True story. My father was inviting some people from work to our house for a barbecue. He’d been in the office for awhile. We all just moved to Houston from the suburbs of New York City — sorry, New Jersey. He bough a gas grill to sit at the end of our backyard patio. This, I remember from what I retained as a 7-year-old.

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Adam Duritz has a passion for music and keeping in contact with fans

Adam Duritz is having a great year. His New York Rangers made it to the Stanley Cup finals. His Oakland Raiders are improving after years of lackluster seasons. The Oakland A’s haven’t given him much to appreciate, except perhaps those days of the Bash Brothers, Dave Stewart starring down opposing hitters and Rickey Henderson swiping bases. The Golden State Warriors, however, made all the difference by winning the NBA title.

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A grassroots effort has been launched to keep Crossgates Mall closed on Thanksgiving Day

Since opening to the Capital District 30 years ago, Crossgates Mall has established itself as a major hub for area retail business. With approximately 20 million customers walking through its doors each year, it is among the most visited malls in the country.

Reality weight loss shows are misguided and dangerous

While working with people, I try to have them focus not on short-term goals. Notice, I didn’t say to neglect having a long-term goal.

The widow-making, production-killing, Dungeons & Dragons-eske imaginary pastime of Fantasy Football is here

In 2006, the Pew Research Center out of Washington D.C. estimated that 5 percent of all adults play fantasy sports, two-thirds of whom played fantasy football. Fantasy sports may lend credit to baseball for its origins, but football reigns as the Mack Daddy of them all.