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Eye on the Media, Nippertown-Style

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Although is only available in pixel form, we still love the good, old-fashioned ink-on-newsprint delivery system, too. Yes, we read honest-to-goodness newspapers.

Here are a couple of recent items that brought smiles to our faces.



Real Good for Free: “The Man With the Golden Arm” & Discussion with Russell Banks & Don DeLillo @ Page Hall, 11/6/09

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

In celebration of the writings of author Nelson Algren, the New York State Writers Institute screens the 1955 film “The Man With the Golden Arm,” based on Algren’s novel. The gritty urban film about jazz and heroin was directed by Otto Preminger and stars Frank Sinatra as Frankie Machine, along with Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak and Arnold Stang. The film begins at 7pm Friday (November 6) at UAlbany’s Page Hall.

Yes, the movie’s cool enough all by itself to make this a worthwhile night out. But following the screening, two great American novelists Russell Banks and Don DeLillo will discuss the life and work of Algren and the influence that he had on their own work.

Real Good For Free: JOHN BRODEUR’s “Slutty Nurse” EP
Real Good For Free: John Foxx @ BCB Art (11/07/09)
Real Good for Free: Tony Fletcher’s “All Hopped Up” (11/7/09)
Real Good For Free: Philip Glass Download at Amazon
Real Good for Free: Silent Film Spectacular (Wednesdays)
Real Good For Free: Music @ Noon at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (second Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: Quintessence (Weekends)
Real Good for Free: Colleen Pratt @ the Van Dyck (Thursdays)
Real Good for Free: Tuesdays @ Revolution Hall (Tuesdays)
Real Good for Free: CRUMBS Nite Out @ The Linda (4th Thursdays)

Don’t Miss: Five for the Fall

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Consider this your Fall Arts Guide, the condensed version.

We picked five – count ’em, just five – events that you really shouldn’t let pass you by this autumn. Music, art, fashion, film, theater, books – we tried to cover ’em all in just Five Don’t-Miss Events.

You know things are going to get crazy. You know you’re gonna forget something. You know you can’t be everywhere you want to be.

So mark these on your calendar right now:

Friday, September 11: The Boredoms‘ Boadrum 9 with Deerhunter @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy
You didn’t really think that Yamatsuka Eye and his thundering crew could slip unnoticed into the Capital Region, did you? Drums, drums and more drums. You may not enjoy this show, but trust us, you’ll never forget it.

Saturday, September 19: LarkFest on Lark St. in Albany (FREE)
It’s Nippertown’s biggest free outdoor party. There’s art. There’s fun. There’s catching up with old friends. And there’s plenty of music – great music. Moby, Bell X1 and Matt & Kim. And that’s just on the main stages. The local music line-up is just as impressive.

Saturday, October 17: Discard Avant Garb @ the Grand Street Community Arts Center, Albany
Albany’s annual recycled fashion show marks its tenth anniversary this year, so you know that everyone’s gonna pull out all the stops. Approximately three dozen artists have signed on as designers this year. Part wearable art exhibit, part theater and all fun, Discard Avant Garb is a great charity event and simply THE social event of the season.

Friday, October 23: Benefit concert for WEXT-FM with Super 400 @ the EXIT Dome (aka the WMHT-TV Studios), North Greenbush
Super 400’s new album “Sweet Fist” kicks you upside the head like an atomic kiss. You can’t ask for more. But you’ll get it from Eric Margan & the Red Lions, Sean Rowe and some of the Railbirds. All to benefit the best radio station in Nippertown.

Friday, November 6: “The Man With the Golden Arm” @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany (FREE)
Yes, it’ll be great to see this vintage jazzman-junkie film (starring a jittery, manic Frank Sinatra as Frankie Machine) on a big screen, but the real reason to head to this New York State Writers Institute event is that the screening will be followed by a discussion of the writings of Nelson Algren by literary lions Don DeLillo and Russell Banks.

So what’s on your don’t-miss list this fall?
Hit the comment button below, and let us know.

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