From The Hudson Register Star: John Mason’s obituary for Hudson artist-dancer-musician-arts leader Andre Elombe Badila, who died on Tuesday.
From Keep Albany Boring: KC offers a review and lots o’ photos from Day One (Thursday, July 12) of Camp Bisco, which concludes on Saturday…
From Hudson Sounds: Jill Rafferty-Weinisch of the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy explains – for the umpteenth time – that art isn’t free, even though a lot of people seem to think it is.
From Capital Region Blues Network: Wanda Callagy interviews Collette & the Mudcats, one of four bands competing in the Blues Band Showdown at The Linda in Albany at 7pm on Saturday (July 14) along with Holly & Evan, Ed Wool & the BeBaBlues Band and Joe Lowry & the Second Mile Blues Band. Tix are $12.
From Albany Poets: A review and photos from last Saturday’s the inaugural 2012 Poets in the Park reading featuring Adrianna Delgado and Howard Kogan.
From Indie Albany: In the wake of the announcement that punk pioneer Mike Watt is headed back to Nippertown, we read S. Connick’s report on the mythological Battle of the Titans between Watt and Albini… and much more.
From All Over Albany: Interviews with Basil Anastassiou and Paul Kentoffio, who made the documentary film “Ballin’ at the Graveyard” about the sub-culture of pick-up basketball played every summer weekend in Washington Park. The film opens today (Friday, July 13) at the Spectrum 8 Theatres in Albany.
From the Rogovoy Report: Seth Rogovoy previews tonight’s concert by Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express at Club Helsinki in Hudson.
From Chronogram: Jay Blotcher previews the SummerScape 2012 season at Bard College, including the production of Moliere’s “The Imaginary Invalid” with Peter Dinklage (in a very different role than he plays on “Game of Thrones”).
From WNYT-TV: Dan Levy reports on 16-year-old Latham country singer Chelsea Cavanaugh from last Saturday’s WGNA CountryFest celebration on South Pearl Street in Albany.
From the Free George: Holli Rossi Murphy previews the Big Apple Circus, which opens its run in Lake George’s Charles Wood Park on Saturday (July 14).
From Tom Tom Magazine: Did you know that there’s a magazine devoted exclusively to female drummers? Well, there is. Issue No. 10 is out now…