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The music in the Westerlo Reformed Church on Sunday afternoon had people clapping, laughing, crying, and pondering with eyes closed, watered, or wide. The pews creaked beneath the mostly silent but enthusiastic congregation. Pale pink light shone through stained glass windows on Sept.

Growing up in a segregated Wichita, André Thomas found a place where race didn't matter — the choir. But he eschewed spirituals, seeing them as a way whites put down blacks, until his mentor, Jester Hairston, led him to embrace his heritage. Now, he's an authority on spirituals and most recently sought his African roots.

Guilderland music teacher Rae Jean Teeter says performing stretches her students. Their latest reach is a long stretch, answering an invitation to perform at Carnegie Hall. Fund-raising is underway.

One of the things my lovely wife and I have always wanted to do is visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

GUILDERLAND — “How wonderful to be in love!” wrote David Griggs-Janower, the founder, artistic director, and conductor of Albany Pro Musica, on the last release he dispatched for a concert.

Amid the late-summer foot traffic and acoustic music, an East Berne lapidary and a 16-year-old carpenter displayed their crafts. 

The Music Mobile will stop in seven Albany County sites this summer, including the Altamont Free Library on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 3:30 p.m.

Beginning its second century of song this fall in Schenectady, The Thursday Musical Club Women's Chorus is seeking female singers to prepare for its 101st Winter Concert on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Jonny Hirsch blows a cool sax at the Altamont Fair Tuesday as cloudy skies silhouette a near-empty midway ride. Opening day started with heavy rain, which gradually cleared until a sudden evening deluge left a lake to be swept, while reflecting the glow of midway lights, beckoning no one.

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