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Maxi(mise) simplicity

The maxi dress is an easy choice of attire, puts accessories in the limelight

Before we know it, the summer will be in full swing. Your trips are probably planned; flights made, hotels booked. However, your luggage is probably missing two very important pieces to make your dressing simplified and flawless.

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Music is good brain food

LaSalle Institute knows a little something about music and schooling

For nearly a quarter century, LaSalle Institute has outfitted itself as one of the premier music programs on the primary school level here in the Capital District.

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Methodical madness

Capital Rep takes on Hamlet; curtain up April 21

The latest adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet takes to the stage at the Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, promising to provide audience members a trip to Elsinore with a twist of Downton.

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Coming to Worlds

Triple Threat dance team prepares for Worlds competition in Orlando

The Dance Worlds championship is just a week away, and the Triple Threat All Stars’ dance team is working to perfect its routine.

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Singing honestly

Katy Cole speaks candidly about the music life and what’s on tap for Last Daze

Katy Cole’s voice is an abomination, weathered and aged by years beyond those she has spent on this earth. While on stage, her soul pours out like a rich merlot, filled out by a deep body of blues and a hint of rasp.

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Gala planned in Troy

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Corp celebrates 35 years

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Corporation will celebrate its 35th Birthday with a Gala, Thursday, April 16 at the Franklin Plaza in downtown Troy. 

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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.

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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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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?

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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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