Broadway returns to Proctors MainStage in December

SUMMER - The Donna Summer Musicalkicks off Key Private Bank Broadway Series SCHENECTADY - Proctors has announced the new dates for eight postponed productions from two previous Key Private Bank Broadway Series at Proctors seasons; the dates of three other previously...

Maker of the Week – Ashley Garrett

 (Photo credit: Susan Lynch Smith) Visual artist Age: 36 Current hometown: East Chatham Current project: Prepping for a solo show at Gold/scopophilia in Montclair, N. J., running April 24-June 5, 2021; and a 2022 show at September Gallery in Hudson Collaborative...

State report shows how hard creative economy was hit in summer 2020

The New York State Department of Labor has released new statistics demonstrating how destructive the pandemic was to the Capital Region’s creative economy last summer. Performing arts and spectator sports saw a 64 percent decline in jobs in the third quarter over the...

Maker of the Week – Christie Olson

Filmmaker, screenwriter, director Age: 23, or, as she puts it, “23 going on 58” Current hometown: Albany Current project: Creating art for a summer show at the Albany Barn planned as an exploration of womanhood Collaborative Media’s Maker of the Week is made possible...

Albany short ‘Our Harlem’ debuts Friday

Albany filmmaker Michael Sloman is debuting his short film "Our Harlem" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening via a Vimeo stream. This is a free event.The 18-minute movie will be followed by a Q & A with the cast and crew. Written and directed by Sloman and Larry C....

Maker of the Week – Kyle Kleege

Filmmaker, screenwriter, director Age: 32 Current hometown: Albany Current project: Completing postproduction work on his latest film, “Messy Boys” Collaborative Media’s Maker of the Week is made possible by KeyBank. Kyle Kleege is a largely self-taught filmmaker...

Maker of the Week – Barbara Howard

Singer, actor, storyteller, educator Current hometown: Albany Current project: Serving as a new member of theREP’s Associate Artist program; producing theREP’s BIPOC-centric “Story Hour” series; working as a teaching artist at Arbor Hill Elementary School; developing...

Regional Eddies Music Awards rescheduled to May 2

Show highlights to include musical performances and announcement of winners in 34 categories   The second annual Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Awards – aka the Eddies Music Awards – will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. May 2 from Universal Preservation...

Maker of the Week – Betsy Phelps Seplowitz

Mandala maker, food provider Current hometown: Ballston Spa Age: 47 Current project: Continuing to grow and expand her business, which has already provided thousands of meals to kids throughout the region Collaborative Media’s Maker of the Week is made possible...

Maker of the Week – Serena Kovalosky

Gourd sculptor, writer, filmmaker, curator Current hometown: Whitehall Age: 63 Current project: Continuing work on her “Artful Vagabond” film series, and developing an installation project with her gourd work Collaborative Media’s Maker of the Week is made possible...

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