Nippertown.com contributing photographer Jason Lehr recently took a short vacation – to Iceland – and you can see and read about his adventures at his blog, Photowehrks. Live video streaming of a bald eagle nest, with eggs expected to hatch today (Friday). At Information Without the Bun, Roger Green offers a thank you and a tip o’ the hat to WRGB-TV newsman Ken Screven, who is retiring. Did you know that the Adirondacks were the birthplace of the American amusement park? Read Lee Sienka’s report at The Free George… Soulful Troy singer-songwriter Sean Rowe updates fans on his upcoming whereabouts – including his first NYC headlining show at Joe’s Pub on Thursday, as well as another west coast swing later this month, this time with his Anti- Records labelmates Lost in the Trees. And a slot at the prestigious Glastonbury fest in the UK in June, too. What’s your favorite band? J Eric Smith applies some reasoning to figure out his. David Brickman attended Troy Night Out last Friday and reviews a few shows, including Charles Steckler @ ACCR, Ben Schwab and Scott Nelson Foster @ Clement Gallery, Connie Frisbee @ ArtCentric and Eric Lindbloom and Joseph Schuyler @ The Photography Center of the Capital Region. Kevin Marshall reviews A Conversation With Steve Martin at Albany’s Palace Theatre on Wednesday. And finally, what’s all this mechanical bullshit? That seems to be the question that Chris Churchill asks (although it is phrased a bit more politely) in the Spaces and Places blog at The Times Union. We were thinking the exact same thing… Two new bars opening in downtown Albany and both of them are featuring mechanical bulls? Really?!? Is somebody having a sale on leftover set pieces from “Urban Cowboy”?
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