Lifestyle & Entertainment


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State Attorney General puts ticket industry on notice, demands changes

It’s long been suspected, but now it’s been quantified — there truly is a method behind the madness of acquiring that hot concert ticket.

The people we meet along the way

People come into your life at different points of time not by mere chance but by a greater mechanism to teach you a lesson. That lesson can be inspirational, heart wrenching or a wake-up call.

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George Fiorini is new to the region and the world of craft cocktails, but he plans to stay

When George Fiorini moved to Albany a year ago, he had only five months of bartending experience under his belt. Winner of the recent Woodford Reserve bartending competition held at the Albany Food and Wine Festival early this month, Fiorini now bartends at two of Albany’s premiere cocktail bars and, sitting in one of them — Wellington’s in Albany — exactly a year to the day after he moved to the area, he seems more than a little surprised about it.

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Best Fitness contest provides motivation, support to help participants reach their long-term health goals

January is the most popular month of the year for setting fitness and health goals.

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Last Daze in Troy

Alternative rock band, Last Daze, will play at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 9:30 p.m.

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The Capital District’s premiere culinary event is a huge undertaking for dedicated, pro-bono organizers like Michelle Hines Abram

The Capital District came together last weekend to celebrate the good things in life: food, wine, art and philanthropy.

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Albany Twilight League: Playing baseball for 85 years, and counting

A Roberto Clemente toss from where Albany’s Clinton and Central avenues intersect lies the last living vestige of baseball’s pioneer era.

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Why Bethlehem denied a request to post a Christmas sign on town property, and what happened next

It started on the ides of December. Elena Marcelle, a resident of Bethlehem, petitioned the town to place her “Merry Christmas” sign at a small public park where Kenwood and Delaware avenues intersect — commonly known as the Four Corners — just as she had done five years before. She was denied.

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A list of places to consider when planning to ring in the New Year

We, as residents of the Capital District, pick on our region for being small. But, when it comes to doing something for New Year’s Eve, it never fails to provide.

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Christmas at the Capital Rep, and the actors who launch their careers from there

Local theatre is a springboard to professional acting for Capital District youth.

Albany Center Gallery’s Artist of the Year named

Albany Center Gallery threw its annual themed gala late last month at the brand new Renaissance Hotel in downtown Albany and honored local artist Richard Garrison as ACG’s Artist of the Year.

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This is not your father's Star Wars

“The Force Awakens” is not your father’s “Star Wars,” but the experience J.J. Abrams provides audiences is something all together familiar, yet fresh for a new generation of fans.

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Squeeze’s Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook present their acoustic side Wednesday

There have been many incarnations of the British band Squeeze over the last four decades. What hasn’t changed, for the most part, has been the songwriting team that fronts the rock group – Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook.

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Latest Disney on Ice showcases cultures from around the world

Disney on Ice returns to the Times Union Center with a global view on the holidays.

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Life’s soundtrack

Tape cassettes are making a comeback (for some they never left), and to pay homage to the beloved “mix tape” we’ve compiled the Top Five songs to our life soundtracks

You know a trend has reached its pinnacle when Mom starts asking you about something she saw on the home shopping channel. So goes the phenomenon of vinyl records and the record players you find on QVC that will play them. However, following behind this trend is the re-emergence of the tape cassette.