‘Cirque Dreams Holidaze’ to light up Proctors with fantasy and wonder
Before ringing in the New Year, the Mainstage at Proctors will round off the holiday season with four performances from Friday, Dec. 28, to Sunday, Dec. 30, of “Cirque Dreams Holidaze."
Schenectady Light Opera stages ‘Little Shop of Horrors’
When Austin Lieber, 17, auditioned for a role in the “Little Shop of Horrors” production at the Schenectady Light Opera House, he didn’t imagine himself crouched up inside a 4-by-4 foot prop playing the part of a man-eating plant.
Tree festivals are cropping up all over the Capital District.
Latham native became fascinated by literary controversy
Literary hoaxes have always been touchy topics for bibliophiles, and author Molly Guptill Manning hopes to finally put one to rest in her first book.
MoHu highlights artistic talents from all over the Capital District
Stretching over a week and a half, from Friday, Oct. 5, to Sunday, Oct. 14, the MoHu Festival kicked off with an interactive arts party at Albany International Airport on Thursday, Oct. 4.
Irish 2000 Festival to be held at county fairgrounds
On Sept. 14 and 15, the opportunity to get your Irish eyes smilling will present itself at the 16th Annual Irish 2000 Festival. The two-day festival is known to draw tens of thousands of guests and is built around musical artists that this year include Kevin McKrell, Hair of the Dog and the Screaming Orphans.
Group prepares to hold biennial event featuring founding members
Two hundred works of art will be on display later this month in Schenectady, and it is something fans of the medium will get wrapped up in.
Annual fundraiser has new facets this year
Visitors to the 2012 Saratoga Wine & Food and Fall Ferrari Festival on Sept. 7, 8 and 9 will be able to enjoy the park’s grounds along with some world-class cuisine, cars, fashion and of course, wine. Proceeds from the event will help support SPAC’s classical programs and educational components.
Local director makes Ballston Spa the backdrop of third film
Tennyson Bardwell could have staged his next motion picture on a distant soundstage, but instead he decided to bring his close-to-home thriller film to his own home.
Ballston Spa Film Fest takes over
Thanks to Defabio's vision, the Ballston Spa Film Festival is entering its fifth year and going strong. The event, which is set for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3 and 4, this year, remains free. A total of 39 films made by both local and international filmmakers, with an emphasis on films made by students, will be shown and juried over the two days. One winner for each category including best picture and best sound will be chosen. Screenings will be in Wiswall Park and at the Ballston Spa High School Auditorium. Screenings will start at 6:45 p.m. both evenings and are all family friendly.
Business celebrates 50th anniversary and looks back at history
In celebration of its 50th anniversary and National Bowling Day, Del Lanes will hold its seventh annual Community Day on Saturday, Aug. 4.
A more than decade-long journey for a piece of the World Trade Center ended without fanfare Tuesday, July 24, as a memorial sculpture was at long last installed in the Spa City’s High Rock Park.
The Pruyn House will become a miniature version of the Capital District on Thursday, Aug. 23, when local food, art and music is spread across the grounds for “A Taste of Local: An Evening of Food, Wine and Talents.”
The Community Action for Parents Teens and Interested Neighbors, or CAPTAIN for short, will again mark the opening of the track with a fundraising gala.
Local band frontman is a lobbyist by day, rock star by night
By day, John Salka looks like every other lobbyist at Meyer, Suozzi, English and Klein, a law firm in downtown Albany. Clad in business attire and working with state legislators, Salka is every bit the professional.