From The Glens Falls Post Star: Here’s the story that started all the hub-bub. Thomas Dimopoulos debunks the long-standing local legend that Don McLean wrote his classic song, “American Pie,” at Tin & Lint in Saratoga Springs. Even The New York Times got in on the story.
From All Over Albany: Emily Rippe profiles singer-songwriter and Design It Together honcho Ben KN.
From the Times Union: Sarah Hinman Ryan’s photo array of more than 70 shots from the Spinal Tap Tribute night at Valentine’s Music Hall on 11/11/11
From the Rogovoy Report: Fiona Breslin’s review of the Alexis P. Suter Band’s concert at Club Helsinki in Hudson on Saturday, November 12
From the Knick Ledger: They’re looking for 30 Under 30 – “individuals who have made a difference in our community, whether it’s in business, politics, neighborhood activism, healthcare, the arts, law, or education. Our primary criteria is that they reside in the Capital Region and are 30 years of age or under through December 31, 2011.” Deadline for nominations is Saturday, December 31.
Photo of Sam Amidon at MASS MoCA in North Adams on Saturday, November 19
From Facebook, Mike Toomey’s photo set of These Are the Hits at McGeary’s Pub in Albany on Wednesday, November 23
A little old, but new to us and still timely, in light of the ongoing Occupy movement: Sean Bell’s musings on the parallels between the goings on at Zuccotti Park and the career of Amanda Palmer: Art Endures, Capitalism Degenerates: The Evolving Career of Amanda Palmer
From Albany Jazz: Rudy Lu weighs in with a story about Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble’s on-going first-Tuesday-of-the-month residency at the Van Dyck in Schenectady, as well as two photo sets – one in color, the other in black & white.
From Barre.me: Sebastien Barre shares photos from St. Agnes Cemetery in Albany and Oakwood Cemetery in Troy, as well as a lively discussion on art vs. gimmick.
Saratoga Restaurant Week starts tonight. $18.19 gets you a 3-course dinner at participating restaurants ($9.09 lunch specials, too.) While you’re there, check out what The Free George opined to be The Top 10 Coolest Stores in Saratoga. Or perhaps you’d prefer to shop in Troy? As Kevin Marshall points out, it’s possible, according to The Troy Record.