LIVE: Richard Russo @ the Gloversville Public Library, 10/23/14

October 28th, 2014, 12:00 pm by Greg

The Richard Russo book display in Gloversville Library

Story and photographs by Stanley Johnson

In a recent Nippertown story by local performer Erin Harkes, she wrote about Richard Thompson and how he was one artist for whom she would hold open the date of his show so she could be sure to go.

I’m the same when it comes to certain writers, as in book authors. When I heard that Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Russo was returning to Gloversville, I had to be there.

Russo, the author of about 10 books, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for “Empire Falls.” Several of his books, including “Mohawk,” “The Risk Pool” and “Nobody’s Fool” (which was made into a 1994 film starring Paul Newman), were fictional but accurate depictions of his youth in Gloversville, a small mill town on the northwestern fringe of Nippertown. (Okay, maybe it’s beyond the fringe.)

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Five Firsts: Frank Palangi

June 25th, 2013, 11:10 am by Greg
Frank Palangi

Frank Palangi

NAME: Frank Palangi
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, Vocals

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Metallica’s Black Album. That album changed my guitar playing forever. After hearing the riffs and killer raw sound, I knew I had to learn this style to critique my craft. Metal side of me was born along with other ’80s metal bands.

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Matchbox 20. It was at the Glens Falls Civic Center, toward the back section of the arena. Was in junior high then.

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … Piano. My grandfather had a piano in the living room next to the fireplace. I would actually play some keys on it. Learned “The Halloween Theme” on that… haha

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LIVE: David R. Smith @ the Glove Performing Arts Center, 8/31/12

September 12th, 2012, 1:05 pm by Greg
David R. Smith

David R. Smith

Photographs by Stanley Johnson

“The Country Show” on Friday, August 31, was a benefit concert for the continuing restoration of the Glove Performing Arts Center on Main Street in Gloversville.

Nashville singer-songwriter David R. Smith returned to his hometown to perform highlights from his CDs – 2009’s Here And Now featuring Walter Egan (best known for “Magnet and Steel”) and 2006’s Country Road.

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Festival Fever: Labor Day Weekend Blowout @ DeVoe Park, 9/3-5/10

August 31st, 2010, 9:58 am by Greg



DeVoe Park in Gloversville is playing host to a three-day music festival, the Labor Day Weekend Blowout, beginning on Friday.

Headlining the event are veteran southern rockers Blackfoot, who will be performing at 4pm on Sunday. But there also promises to be many, many local bands performing all throughout the weekend, including Permagrin, Side Track, Grin Reaper, Tolman Town, Black Lagoon, Bigg Phatz, Synwave, Mortuary, Deranged, Red Neck Hippie Punks, Halfy and Positive Mental Trip.

The Blowout also features a classic car show on Saturday and a motorcycle show on Sunday. Trophies will be awarded in such categories as best bike in show, best paint job best engine, among others.

It’s $25 for a weekend pass, or $10 per day for a daily pass. The gates open at 10 a.m. each day, and proceeds will benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 9/18-19 FREE
LarkFEST @ Lark Street, Albany, 9/25 FREE

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