From Saratoga Wire: In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Saratoga Race Course and the ever-dwindling one-week residency of the NYC Ballet at SPAC, the streets of the Spa City will soon be decorated with what? More than two dozen five-foot-tall fiberglass pointe ballet shoe sculptures. Huh? Yeah, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me, either, but Thomas Dimopoulos writes about the sculptures’ grand unveiling last weekend at the National Museum of Dance.
From 13:13: Becka Diamond’s interview with Melissa Auf Der Maur, who launches the summer season of her Basilica Hudson in Hudson on Saturday night (June 8) with a Goth/New Wave Dance Party.
From All Over Albany: The lowdown on the upcoming Yappy Hour (canine friendly cocktail hour) at the Confectionery in Troy and several other watering holes around Nippertown.
From the Arts Center Online: The winners of the (Re)Imagining Troy Project have been announced. Congrats to all!
From Albany Jazz: Rudy Lu’s photographs of Chembo Corniel’s Afro Blue Monk in concert at Union College is Schenectady, 5/25/13
From Keep Albany Boring: Andrew’s review and a great batch of photos from Kendrick Lamar’s concert at Albany’s Washington Avenue Armory
From Writers Guild of America: The Guild’s selections of the 101 Best Written TV Series. Like all lists, this is gonna stir up plenty of arguments. But it does seem criminal that “Sports Night” and “Pee Wee’s Playhouse” didn’t even make the cut…