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From Mother Jones: Based on a 2004 report, Kevin Drum reports that Albany, NY is “The Most Average City in America.”

From Today: Albany native Carolee Carmello - a graduate of Albany High School and the University of Albany – earned her third Tony nomination for her lead role in “Scandolous,” the Broadway musical penned by Kathie Lee Gifford. It is Carmello’s third Tony nomination…

From The Saratogian: Jennie Grey reports that Saratoga Springs based Masie Productions – headed by Elliott Massie – is one of the producers of the Harvey Fierstein/Cyndi Lauper smash hit Broadway musical “Kinky Boots,” which snagged a whopping 13 Tony nominations this week, including one for Best Musical.

From Trey.com: And speaking of Tony nominations, Phish’s guitarist-vocalist-songwriter Trey Anastasio (and his co-writer Amanda Green) earned a Tony nomination for his first Broadway effort, “Hands On a Hard Body,” despite the fact that the show closed on Broadway more than two weeks ago…

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From Big Red & Shiny: Emily Berçir Zimmerman interviews Troy artist Michael Oatman about his long-running installation “All Utopias Fell” at MASS MoCA in North Adams.

From All Over Albany: Laurie Anderson discusses what makes EMPAC at RPI so unique

From Jukebox: Michael Hochanadel heads to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

From Saratoga Wire: Thomas Dimopoulos suggests that the Saratoga Performing Arts Center would make a good location for this fall’s Farm Aid benefit festival…

From Vulture: Albany photographer and occasional Nippertown contributor Jason Spiro remembers NYC improv group Upright Citizens Brigade of a dozen years ago with a slideshow of vintage photos of such funny folks as Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Horatio Sanz and others…

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