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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Tue May 28, 2013

The Arts Center of the Capital Region

    The Arts Center of the Capital Region engages people in the creative experience. They are the region’s preeminent proponent of the arts and creative education, expression, and appreciation, serving people of all ages, abilities, and economic and cultural backgrounds.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region is a private, not-for-profit corporation that began life as the Rensselaer County Council for the Arts in 1962. In its early years, it was located in a brownstone mansion on Troy’s Washington Park. Art classes were offered for the first time there in 1965, with the mansion‚ converted ballroom and formal dining rooms serving as an art gallery.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Mon May 13, 2013

The 10th annual Art Along the Hudson 2013 Kickoff Media Event and Exhibition

"I love what you do with your weeds."
Credit Liza Donnelly

   The Rhinebeck and Red Hook arts communities are hosting the 10th annual Art Along the Hudson Spring Kick-off Media Event, on Wednesday May 15th.

The purpose of this AAH event is to bring together business owners, elected officials, artists, arts patrons and the media with a focus on the many and varied cultural opportunities available and how they generate economic growth.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Thu May 2, 2013

LadyFest Upstate

  Ladyfest Upstate is a 3 day community based, not-for-profit global music and arts festival that presents the work of women and trans-gender nonconforming artists. The festival will take place in Albany at Grand Street Community Arts and The Linda from May 3-5.

We are joined by Sean Desiree, the lead organizer of LadyFest Upstate, and feminist hip-hop artist, Cihuatl Ce.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Mon April 29, 2013

"Synesthesia" at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

    This morning we introduce you a special dance and arts performance coming up on Saturday at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall - Synesthesia: Taste the Dance. Feel the Colors. Touch the Music.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Fri April 26, 2013

"Albert Bierstadt in New York & New England" at The Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Albert Bierstadt, Mt. Ascutney from Claremont, New Hampshire, 1862. 40.5 x 70.5 in. Fruitlands Museum

  On Sunday, April 28th the Thomas Cole National Historic Site will celebrate the opening of their 2013 exhibition, Albert Bierstadt in New York & New England.

The show is curated by Annette Blaugrund, former director of the National Academy Museum, focuses on Albert Bierstadt’s east coast paintings and offers a rare opportunity to see these little known but magnificent works.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Thu April 11, 2013

BY Experience: Pioneers of Global Live Cinema Events

    BY Experience kicked off the digital revolution of live events to movie theaters and other locations globally with David Bowie’s 2003 Reality album launch and since then, over 17 million tickets have been sold worldwide for cinema events BY Experience has distributed globally.

  Their broadcasts include - The Met: Live in HD series, the U.K.’s National Theatre Live series, the public radio shows This American Life – Live! with Ira Glass, A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, and the upcoming broadcast of Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me; the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest, Red Hot Chili Peppers Live: I’m With You, The Big Four: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax and much more! BY Experience distributes to over 60 countries, to 2,000 movie screens - including many in the WAMC listening area.

Their newest project is EXHIBITION: Great Art On Screen - The eagerly awaited exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, Manet: Portraying Life premiers in cinemas worldwide today.

BY Experience was founded and is run by Julie and Robert Borchard-Young. Julie joins us to tell us more.

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

The Book Show #1290 - Tara Conklin

    In Tara Conklin's debut novel, The House Girl: A Novel, two remarkable women, separated by more than a century, live lives that unexpectedly intertwine.

2004: Lina Sparrow is an ambitious young lawyer working on a historic class-action lawsuit seeking reparations for the descendants of American slaves.

1852: Josephine is a seventeen-year-old house slave who tends to the mistress of a Virginia tobacco farm—an aspiring artist named Lu Anne Bell.

The Roundtable
11:02 am
Fri April 5, 2013

A Bard's Eye View - Djelloul Marbrook

    April is National Poetry Month. In this edition of A Bard's Eye View, WAMC's resident poet, Paul Elisha, sits down for a conversation with Djelloul Marbrook. They discuss Djelloul's work, Brushstrokes and glances.

Djelloul Marbrook's book of poems, Far from Algiers, won the 2007 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize and the 2010 International Book Award in poetry. He worked for many years as a reporter and editor for newspapers including the Providence Journal, Elmira Star-Gazette, Baltimore Sun, Winston-Salem Journal, Washington Star, and others. He lives in New York s mid-Hudson Valley with his wife Marilyn.

The Roundtable - Book Picks
10:10 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Book Picks - Battenkill Books

  Connie Brooks from Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY is in Studio A this week with a list of great titles.

List after the break. 

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Mon February 25, 2013

"New Blue and White"

And Then It Was Still II - Giselle Hicks

    "Blue and white" means, at its simplest, cobalt pigment applied to white clay. Over the course of a millennium, blue-and-white porcelain has become one of the most recognized types of ceramic production worldwide.

The exhibition, “New Blue and White” currently on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston explores the ways in which contemporary makers, working in ceramics as well as other media ranging from fiber to furniture to glass, have explored this rich body of material culture.

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