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Musician Randomly Stabbed; Reward Offered

By   /  October 4, 2011  /  Crime, News  /   Comments

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Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp Local musician Lance Larsen’s hard-luck life got a lot tougher Monday afternoon when an unknown assailant stabbed him three times, perhaps as part of a gang initiation. Larsen called 911 from his cell phone and was treated at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and released. Larsen, who has autism, was attacked about [...]

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Albany Symphony leaders, conductor Hillard privately discuss arrest, future

By   /  August 15, 2011  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Staff reports Some members of the Albany Symphony Orchestra Executive Committee and conductor Claire Fox Hillard met privately over the weekend to discuss the Hillard’s Friday-night loitering arrest in Camilla. Hillard’s attorney also attended the meeting. “Though the incident stemmed from actions unrelated to the Symphony, Mr. Hillard’s actions, as a public figure and [...]

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Albany music legend Herb Ryals dead at 74

By   /  August 15, 2011  /  Obituaries  /   Comments

Tweet Herb Ryals, an Albany music icon, died Sunday at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Here is his obituary: Herbert Deone Ryals, Jr., 74, of Albany, GA, died Sunday, August 14, 2011 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. His funeral service will be 2 PM on Thursday, August 18, 2011, at Kimbrell-Stern with interment to follow at [...]

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T. GRAHAM BROWN: THE INTERVIEW

By   /  August 4, 2011  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment, People  /   Comments

Tweet By Jeremy Roberts Country music singer Anthony “T.” Graham Brown, 56, has recorded 13 studio albums, and has charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Three of these singles — “Hell and High Water” and “Don’t Go to Strangers” from 1986, and “Darlene” from 1988 — reached No. 1; eight [...]

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Things to do Downtown this week!

By   /  July 26, 2011  /  Community, Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

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Tweet Wednesday, July 27th- 5pm Wine Down Wednesdays!  Location: Chill Bar & Lounge every Wednesday. Mix. Mingle. Sip. Unwind. Hangout with friends, listening to music & mingle with other professionals. Sponsored by Downtown Merchants, Global Essence, and Living Legends Salon. Thursday, July 28th – 6:30pm Twilight Paddle — 6:30 pm (trip lasts approximately 45 minutes) [...]

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Albany Marine Band performs free concert Tuesday

By   /  August 23, 2010  /  Community, Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet The Albany Marine Band with Marine Corps Logistics Command is scheduled to perform a free concert for Marines, civilian-Marines and their families Tuesday, Aug. 24, from noon to about 1:30 p.m. at the Base Theater. Tuesday’s concert is a replica of the concert they are scheduled to perform at the Champlain Valley Exposition in [...]

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Springtime is blues time at Jax Beach

By   /  April 6, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Springing the Blues is a free outdoor blues music festival designed to celebrate America’s indigenous musical form and promote support of the arts. The three-day oceanfront event features a number of renowned blues performers as well as numerous displays and activities geared for the entire family. Sam Veal, founder and [...]

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Symphony to present ‘Baroque Germany’ on Feb. 20

By   /  January 27, 2010  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Take a winter trip to “Baroque Germany” with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Feb. 20, 2010. Enjoy the rare opportunity to hear all six of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. Each concerto features a varied group of soloists, which will showcase outstanding principal players from the ASO. ASO Conductor Claire Fox Hillard joins the orchestra as violin [...]

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ASU to hold Haiti concert

By   /  January 27, 2010  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet The tragic natural disaster that occurred in Haiti has prompted the students of Albany State University to hold a benefit concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, January 30th,  in HPER Gymnasium on the ASU campus. Doors will open at 5 p.m. “The Hope for Haiti benefit concert is sure to be a success because we [...]

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The Real Time Blues Band, for real

By   /  January 13, 2010  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet Jim Blackwell, leader of The Real Time Blues Band, was playing guitar when he was 10 years old. Music was a vital part of his young life in Albany, playing all through high school and college. But in 1977 he married and moved to Atlanta, leaving music behind for the next 28 years. His [...]

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