For twenty-two years, under Founding Conductor and Artistic Director Anna Dubrova, Ne'imah Jewish Community Chorus 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.
For the last few years their annual concert has taken place at The Linda in Albany, NY. This year’s concert is entitled "Songs of Freedom" and will feature guest artist, Peri Smilow. 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.
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&G Cheesemakers, Terra International Cuisine, the Turkish Cultural Center and Yono's.
The Room is a 2003 independent romantic drama film starring Tommy Wiseau, who also wrote, directed, and produced the feature - using his own money.
The Room is also completely ridiculous - with characters who show up and disappear without any conventional attention to their development, ludicrously unnatural dialogue, and footage reused - obviously - in more than one scene.
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 The Linda in Albany, NY the series is co-presented by the Honest Weight Food Co-op.
This month’s film is Nothing Like Chocolate – 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.
There is no better way to connect with someone than through sharing stories.
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. On February 8th at The Linda in Albany, NY - Front Parlor will celebrate its third year, showcasing eight of these storytellers, with special guest, Jeff Simmermon, who has told his awe-inspiring stories on The Moth and This American Life.
Front Parlor hosts are Abby Lublin and Gregor Wynnyczuk and they join us to tell us more.
If All The Sky Were Paper is a new play by Andrew Carroll based on his New York Times bestselling books War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars and Behind the Lines: Powerful and Revealing American and Foreign War Letters - And One Man's Search to Find Them.
In 1998, Carroll launched The Legacy Project, 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.
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.
If All The Sky Were Paper will be performed at The Linda on Saturday, November 16 at 8:00 pm.
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.
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 & R” man. 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.
Gasland, 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.
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.