It’s the Weekend!

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Festival season kicks into high gear this weekend with the Saratoga ArtsFest (through Sunday), Rhtyhm On the Ridge (Saturday & Sunday), Art On Lark (Saturday) and the Capital Pride Festival (Sunday). Obviously outdoor summer music is in full bloom all around Nippertown. Get out there and enjoy it.

But before we head out, we’d like to send a great big thank-you to everyone who dropped by this week to add encouragement, support, proof-reading and, yes, criticism, too. And thanks for helping to spread the word about

Of course, we couldn’t possibly cover the wide, wonderful scope of offerings around town without a dedicated and devoted bunch of wonderful writers, photographers, artists, tipsters and other assorted enablers who continually enrich us all with their contributions. So a big salute goes out to this week’s community contributors:

Larry Murray
Kirsten Ferguson
Joel Patterson
Gail Burns
Eric Gleason
J Hunter
Fred Rudofsky
Roseann Cane
Charlie Weintraub

Please consider adding your name to this list. Just send us something – a review, preview, interview, photo, list, rant, crayon drawing or whatever’s on your mind. Remember, Nippertown is your hometown, and we can’t possibly do this without your help.

Thanks to the fine folks who privided us with cool giveaway merch – tickets, CDs, downloads and other swag – for the faithful Nippertown readers:

Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
WCDB-FM, Albany
Rhythm On the Ridge, Rotterdam
Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany

And thanks to all of the folks from the area venues and organizations who were gracious enough to provide us with review tickets and/or photo passes for their events:

Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
Proctors, Schenectady
Brown’s Revolution Hall, Troy
Planet Arts, Catskill
Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
The Egg, Albany
Shakespeare & Company, Lenox
The Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady
Athens Cultural Center, Athens
Troy Night Out, Troy
Pauly’s Hotel, Albany

Thanks for keeping Nippertown alive… and lively,

Sara Ayers
Greg Haymes
Andrzej Pilarczyk

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