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Love thy #selfie

Local high school tackles the global phenomenon

The practice of composing a self-portrait dates back several centuries to ancient sculptors who’d depict their likeness into stone. Conversely, what was once an exhibition of one’s artistic talent, the advent of technology and social media has reduced this form of expression as a whimsical and instantaneous declaration of one’s self — the selfie.

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The key to teaching

Renowned pianist and jazz musician Wataru Niimori teaches young children the basics of music at The Music Studio

With 27 years of experience under his belt, renowned pianist and jazz musician Wataru Niimori decided to change his tune for the Capital District, moving from the stage to the front of a classroom.

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Monsters on the loose

Monster Jam to unleash vehicular mayhem

Either from the immense heights to which they are built — measuring as high as 11 feet — or the primal scream emitted by the revving of a 1500-horsepower engine, the given name of Monster Truck is fitting.

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A city’s lost heritage

Albany residents regain perspective of life in storied South End

Once upon a time, the governor took the visiting princess on a journey to survey his capital city. As they both traveled by car over potholed streets and tenant houses in shambles, the governor was said to be embarrassed. Is that not how stories with princesses usually go?

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Snow on the hills

Despite chaotic weather, there is snow on the hills and ski season is in session

Judging from the valleys, the winter weather has been hit-or-miss for local skiers.

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Government watchdog

Local educator wants to keep government on task through a museum with humorous theme

As Governor Andrew Cuomo makes preparations for the new year, Bruce Roter continues working on celebrating a different side of politics by means of a proposed museum.

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First Night returns

Saratoga New Year’s Eve celebration marks 19th year

In the span of nearly two decades, Saratoga Springs has transformed itself from the place to be in August to the most happening New Year’s Eve jaunt this side of Times Square.

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Icy wonderland

Ice castle craftsman brings cheer to Stratton Mountain

This winter, Ice Castles, LLC brings a one-of-a-kind experience to Stratton Mountain as it unveils a spectacular icy forest in the heart of the Vermont ski resort.

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Get into the groove

Opera Saratoga hosts unconventional a cappella group

It may be fair to say that only in Saratoga Springs can one expect an opera to break out inside a night club?

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A season for the spectacular

Aerial acrobatics coupled with gravity-defying feats of balancing are the trademarks that have followed every Cirque Dreams production for the past two decades.

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It takes a village

At Altamont’s Victorian Holidays Celebration, the tight-knit community opens its arms to visitors

The holiday spirit will be alive and well in Altamont this December, as the entire village invokes the sense of community, welcoming visitors throughout the Capital District to enjoy iconic sights and sounds.

Station in life

WMHT seeks listener support in exchange for classical programming that uses new and traditional media to reach the masses

Listeners of WMHT-FM are familiar with the requests for donations heard throughout the year, but next week marks the station’s annual blitz to seek essential funding.

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Timeless voices

Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys to perform Handel’s ‘Messiah’

An exhibition of nearly 350 years of musical experience will take place at the Cathedral of All Saints in Albany on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

Survey highlights holiday spending habits

Siena Research Institute finds seasonal spending stable, gifts more practical

Siena Research Institute released its annual Statewide Poll of Holiday Spending on Monday, Nov. 24, which was conducted from Nov. 3 to 17. Approximately 59 percent of the shoppers surveyed are planning to spend about the same as last year.

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Decking historic halls

Ten Broeck Mansion in Albany is hosting holiday events for all ages through the month of December

You better watch out. Better not pout. Sinterklaas is coming to town.