Some of the best of the Capital Region's musicians will be performing at the University at Albany today.
From this week's Rough Mix (scroll down) by tha J.B. :
RADIO The University at Albany radio station
WCDB 90.9 FM celebrates a pretty cool milestone
this month: The longest running show in its history,
The Saturday Morning Edition of Jazz,marks its 25th year on the air. Hosted by
Bill McCann, the show ran on Saturday mornings
periodically from April 1985 through late 1994,
beginning while McCann was still an undergrad
at UAlbany; and he’s kept it on weekly ever since.
This Saturday (April 17) the show’s anniversary
will be celebrated with a free live concert at
the Campus Center Assembly Hall, from noon until
9:30 PM. The killer lineup of area performers
includes the Lee Shaw Trio, Brian Patneaude
Quartet, and Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble,
to name a few. There’s more on the show at albanyjazz.com.
Capital Region’s leading newspaper broke the law when it walked workers
out of the newspaper’s offices when it was supposed to be negotiating
criteria for layoffs, the National Labor Relations Board has charged.
Charges of violating the law have been filed against the Times Union. A trial is scheduled for Monday, May 17, at the Leo O’Brien Federal Building
For some of the backstory, you can go here and here.
"I feel that the Bronfmans are victims, and it is not Keith who is victimizing them. Any relationship Keith has had with them has been open, overt, and it has been honest," says Frank Parlato, Jr.
Anyone who sat down and read the 100-plus pages of the motion filed a few months ago in the Bronfmans' California real-estate lawsuit will recognize the name Frank Parlato. (A good number of people in western New York would recognize that name, too.) Parlato, a Niagara Falls-based real estate developer originally from Buffalo, played a pivotal role in the final days of the business relationship between Sara and Clare Bronfman, the Seagram's heiresses and benefactors of Nxivm, and Yuri Plyam, Keith Raniere's one-time friend and commodities broker.
"I think that the Bronfmans have a sincere, dedicated relationship to Keith's principles," Parlato says.
The Branch Office on Maiden Lane in Albany has a bound volume of the Albany Evening News on display in a front window. (It looks like it was salvaged from a grim fate.) It's open to a page of movie ads/listings in the issue of Aug. 20, 1928. This is the kind of thing that makes the Arts Editor very excited.
Next up, Colleen Moore in First National's Oh, Kay! at the Strand. Please pay no attention to the "review" of the picture on the IMDb--it's a long-lost film. Instead, have a look at Ms. Moore, one of the original movie flappers:
The Ritz was showing Paramount'sThe Big Killing, an undoubtedly broad comedy from the team of Wallace Beery and Raymond Hatton. (I've seen their war comedy, Behind the Front, which was billed as delivering "bombshells of laughter." ) I'm pretty sure this is a lost film, too.
First National's romantic comedy team of Dorothy MacKaill and Jack Mulhall had two films in theaters. The Crystal Cup was at Proctors' Harmanus (Washington Avenue?), and Ladies Night in a Turkish Bath was at the Colonial (310 Central Ave.). While the former film is lost, Ladies Night is preserved at UCLA (and was shown at Slapsticon 2008; I obtained this lobby card from their media page.) That's Mulhall on the right, but that's not Dorothy MacKaill on the left.
Clinton Square Theater (9 Clinton Square) Syd Chaplin in The Fortune Hunter (Warner Brothers)
Stone's Eagle Theater (130 Hudson Ave.) Laura LaPlante in Finders Keepers (Universal)