Other Voices, Other Rooms…


From The Alt: In addition to its website and (slightly downsized) hardcopy paper, The Alt has also launched a weekly video podcast, Alt TV, helmed by editor David Howard King.

From NYS Music: What are the Best Venues in New York State? The staff at NYSMusic selects Brooklyn Steel, the Capitol Theatre and Greater Nippertown’s own The Egg. NYSMusic readers pick the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock.

From The Daily Gazette: Ann Friedman writes about the major renovations upcoming at Saratoga Springs’ Universal Preservation Hall, a historic former church slated to be transformed into a 700-seat theater.

From Skidmore Theater Living Newsletter: Ziggy Schulting offers short interviews with four Skidmore College students who worked behind the scenes of the recent production of the fascinating “A Star Has Burnt My Eye” directed by Big Dance Theater’s Paul Lazar.

From Pollstar: Tina Amendola conducts an interview with ’60s pop hitmaker Petula Clark in advance of her U.S. tour in support of her new album, Live for Today, which includes a stop at Northampton’s Calvin Theatre on Friday (December 22).

From Saratoga Today: Thomas Dimopoulos reports that the annual Saratoga Springs street festivals – the Hats Off Music Fest and the Final Stretch Music Fest, which have traditionally bookended the city’s summer racing scene – are no more.

From Freakonomics Radio: Stephen J. Dubner asks the question, “Why Is the Live-Event Ticket Market So Screwed Up?

From Chuck the Writer: Chuck Miller details a recent misguided-at-best juxtaposition of news-and-music at WPYX-FM.

From The Daily Gazette: Like a lot of other folks, Sara Foss finds that the new LED digital billboards that have been installed as part of the nearly $20 million renovation of the Times Union Center are, in fact, “distracting and unsightly.”

From Pollstar: Scott Legato offers a round-up of Do’s And Don’ts for Photographing Concerts.

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