the linda http://wamc.org en Peri Smilow, Guest Artist At 22nd Annual Ne'imah Jewish Community Chorus Concert http://wamc.org/post/peri-smilow-guest-artist-22nd-annual-neimah-jewish-community-chorus-concert <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>For twenty-two years, under Founding Conductor and Artistic Director Anna Dubrova, <a href="http://www.neimah.org/">Ne'imah Jewish Community Chorus</a> has served as the voice of Jewish choral music in the Capital District, exploring a rich musical heritage ranging from original works written by contemporary American and Israeli composers to choral arrangements of existing Jewish folk and liturgical music.</p><p>For the last few years their annual concert has taken place at <a href="http://www.thelinda.org">The Linda</a> in Albany, NY. This year’s concert is entitled "Songs of Freedom" and will feature guest artist, <a href="http://www.perismilow.com/">Peri Smilow</a>. Peri has been touring the world for over twenty years, emphasizing music that promotes social progress and breaks down social barriers. She joins us now to tell us more about her music and her career.</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 15:45:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 91612 at http://wamc.org Peri Smilow, Guest Artist At 22nd Annual Ne'imah Jewish Community Chorus Concert International Center Of The Capital Region's "Tastes Of The World" At The Linda http://wamc.org/post/international-center-capital-regions-tastes-world-linda <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This Thursday, March </span>27th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the </span><a href="http://www.iccralbany.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">International Center of the Capital Region</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> presents Tastes of the World at </span><a href="http://www.thelinda.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Linda</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Albany, NY.</span></p><p>There will be sample-sized portions of global food from providers including the Century House, the Chocolate Gecko, Flavors of India, Empanada Llama, Normanside Country Club, R&amp;G Cheesemakers, Terra International Cuisine, the Turkish Cultural Center and Yono's.</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86537 at http://wamc.org International Center Of The Capital Region's "Tastes Of The World" At The Linda Oh Hai, Greg Sestero - "The Room" Actor At The Linda 3/1 http://wamc.org/post/oh-hai-greg-sestero-room-actor-linda-31 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.theroommovie.com/"><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Room</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a 2003 independent romantic drama film starring Tommy </span>Wiseau<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who also wrote, directed, and produced the feature - using his own money.</span></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 84812 at http://wamc.org Oh Hai, Greg Sestero - "The Room" Actor At The Linda 3/1 Food For Thought Film: Nothing Like Chocolate http://wamc.org/post/food-thought-film-nothing-chocolate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Food For Thought is a monthly evening of food, film and discussion with a focus on films of social, political, environmental and community interest. Held on the third Thursday of each month at </span><a href="http://www.thelinda.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Linda</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Albany, NY the series is co-presented by the </span><a href="http://www.hwfc.com/‎" style="line-height: 1.5;">Honest Weight Food Co-op</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>This month’s film is <a href="http://www.nothinglikechocolate.com/"><em>Nothing Like Chocolate</em></a> – a documentary about anarchist chocolate-maker Mott Green who operated an unusual chocolate factory in Grenada that turns out delicious creations unknown to a world saturated with industrially produced cocoa.</p><p>Joe Angello was a close friend of Mott Green. Joe is the owner and founder of <a href="http://www.angellosdistributing.com/">Angello’s Distributing, Inc.</a>, local, organic food distribution company based in Clermont, NY. He joins us to tell us about <a href="http://www.grenadachocolate.com/">The Grenada Chocolate Company</a> and the film <em>Nothing like Chocolate</em>.</p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84074 at http://wamc.org Food For Thought Film: Nothing Like Chocolate Front Parlor Storytelling At The Linda On 2/8 http://wamc.org/post/front-parlor-storytelling-linda-28 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There is no better way to connect with someone than through sharing stories.</span></p><p>Since February 2011, a community of storytellers has gravitated to the monthly Front Parlor Series events in Troy and Albany. From the hilarious to the heartbreaking, the Front Parlor has provided a stage for some of the most engaging and talked about stories in the capital region.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">On February </span>8th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at The Linda in Albany, NY - Front Parlor will celebrate its third year, showcasing eight of these storytellers, with special guest, Jeff </span>Simmermon<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who has told his awe-inspiring stories on <em>The Moth</em> and <em>This American Life</em>.</span></p><p>Front Parlor hosts are Abby Lublin and Gregor Wynnyczuk and they join us to tell us more.</p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82636 at http://wamc.org Guy Davis At The Linda On 1/17 http://wamc.org/post/guy-davis-linda-117 <p>Musician, composer, actor, director, writer, and bluesman, <a href="http://www.guydavis.com">Guy Davis</a>, will perform at <a href="http://www.thelinda.org">The Linda</a> in Albany, NY on Friday, January 17th.</p><p>Alan Chartock recently sat down with Guy to talk about his life's work.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 81587 at http://wamc.org Guy Davis At The Linda On 1/17 "If All The Sky Were Paper" At The Linda 11/16 http://wamc.org/post/if-all-sky-were-paper-linda-1116 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; </span><em>If All The Sky Were Paper</em> is a new play by Andrew Carroll based on his <em>New York Times</em> bestselling books <em>War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars</em> and <em>Behind the Lines: Powerful and Revealing American and Foreign War Letters - And One Man's Search to Find Them</em>.</p><p>In 1998, Carroll launched <a href="http://www.warletters.com/">The Legacy Project</a>, a national, all-volunteer initiative that works to find and preserve wartime correspondence. Carroll has traveled to 40 countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan, to seek out what he calls "the world's great, undiscovered literature,"and he has collected more than 90,000 previously unpublished letters and e-mails from every conflict in U.S. history.</p><p>The play has recently awarded a prestigious $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a $10,000 grant from the California Humanities to help reach audiences around the country through a series of readings and performances. The newly created Center for American War Letters, which Carroll founded, will house the Legacy Project's collection at Chapman University.</p><p><em>If All The Sky Were Paper</em> will be performed at <a href="http://www.thelinda.org">The Linda</a> on Saturday, November 16 at 8:00 pm.</p><p>We are joined by Andrew Carroll and John Benitz, director of the production and Associate Professor in the College of Performing Arts - Department of Theatre at Chapman University in Orange, CA.</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 77598 at http://wamc.org "If All The Sky Were Paper" At The Linda 11/16 Steve Katz Brings Varied Legacy To Linda http://wamc.org/post/steve-katz-brings-varied-legacy-linda <p>Steve Katz will bring his more than five decades in music to the Linda, WAMC’s performing arts studio, tomorrow night. Steve Katz began his musical journey as a youngster in Schenectady, and headed to Greenwich Village before carving out a career with groups including the Blues Project and Blood, Sweat and Tears. He also worked as a record producer and “A &amp; R” man. &nbsp;Steve Katz will bring his guitars and his memories to the Linda tomorrow night. But it all began with a TV appearance on the old Teenage Barn program on WRGB in Schenectady.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 19:35:00 +0000 Brian Shields 73065 at http://wamc.org Steve Katz Brings Varied Legacy To Linda Josh Fox - "Gasland II" Comes To Albany http://wamc.org/post/josh-fox-gasland-ii-comes-albany <p><a href="http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/gasland/index.html">Gasland</a>, an Oscar nominated documentary, has become an often quoted and viewed source for those opposed to hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in New York and elsewhere, and has been soundly criticized by those who support the drilling.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:57:47 +0000 66836 at http://wamc.org Josh Fox - "Gasland II" Comes To Albany An Evening with Billy Payne of Little Feat at The Linda http://wamc.org/post/evening-billy-payne-little-feat-linda <div></div><div>On Tuesday, June 18, at 8:00pm The Linda is hosting a very special evening with Billy Payne, co-founder and keyboardist of the legendary band Little Feat. Billy will be joined by fellow Little Feat member, drummer Gabe Ford.</div><div> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:37:24 +0000 Thom Job 66451 at http://wamc.org An Evening with Billy Payne of Little Feat at The Linda