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Jamalot tour, drummer Cobham on tap

Jamalot tour, drummer Cobham on tap

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
Making almost perfect music that swung, jazz-wise, more than it rocked, Steely Dan has changed and changed again since taking over the radio in 1972. And the group's Jamalot Ever After Tour that rolls into SPAC on Friday features 11 studio-perfect and road-seasoned players and singers.

Web eases returning to school

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
Retailers appear ready to lend a hand to students headed back to school, tapping into the millennial generation’s penchant for online shopping and sharing.

Berliner continues to dominate area club pro majors

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014
A familiar name is on top of the Northeastern New York PGA Player of the Year standings, and the way he is performing lately, he should once again be a huge favorite for the section’s biggest tournament of the year. Scott Berliner (2,366.50 points), assistant pro at McGregor Links Country Club, has a gigantic lead over runner-up Peter Gerard (1,383) of Mill Road Acres and Colonie Golf & Country Club assistant Kevin Cain (1,365.42) in the point standings.

Victory a tribute to the father from the son

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014
On Friday, the son held his father’s jacket, empty but for a hanger. On Saturday, the father, 1,500 miles away, burst at the seams.

Tonalist sitting on a big race

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
I’m not a bridge jumper.
I’m a bridge taker.
And that bridge is the Jim Dandy.

The criminal life of ‘One-Legged’ Billy

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
Three Amsterdam men led by “One-Legged” Billy Wilczopolski burglarized a Ballston Spa drugstore in 1931.

Saratoga Springs' first mayor missed the boat, thankfully

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
When Saratoga Springs became a city in 1915, Walter P. Butler was the first mayor, having survived trans-Atlantic travel with a knack for booking the wrong boats at the right time.

Blotto at Low Beat; summer shows dwindle

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
Blotto has played every bar, park, theater and arena here in 30 years of rocking us and making us laugh. Tonight, they play the Low Beat (335 Central Ave., Albany), just steps from where JB Scott’s became their regular hang, and everybody’s, when they were on the charts, on MTV and on tour.

GE execs might soon be forced to buy own appliances

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
General Electric may sell its Kentucky-based appliances business, which reaches back to more than a century of consumer “white goods” such as refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers, washers/dryers, air conditioners and water heaters.

Peck's Lake gives up 47-inch, 22-pound pike

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
Little lakes do produce big catches, and recently, Peck’s Lake produced a big one. Having fished this little 1,370-acre lake a number of times, I know it has a healthy population of both large and smallmouth bass, but Wendy Cosselman Bleecker proved that it also has some trophy northern pike.

Uncertainty looms over 'Princess', 'Palace'

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
I can’t remember Captain Stubing ever meddling in any of the amorous behavior on the “Love Boat.” Isaac, your bartender? Sure. Julie McCoy, your cruise director? Yep. Gopher, your yeoman purser? Of course. But the captain ran the ship and let his crew deal with Charo. So any comparisons between the Pacific Princess and L’affaire Princess at trainer Todd Pletcher’s barn sink to the ocean floor.

Forget image. Manziel lacks skills

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
To honor the great Don Pardo, he will supply the voiceover for today’s imaginary game show, “Punk/Not a Punk.”
Don Pardo: “OK, now it’s time to play Punk/Not a Punk! Let’s welcome your host . . .”
(Three contestants strangle buzzers simultaneously, holler “Johnny Manziel”)
Don Pardo: “Oh, um . . . That’s right! OK, well, that’s all the time we have! Tune in next week . . .”
And people will tune in.

Andersen aces 347-yard par-4 at Hillcrest

Monday, Aug. 18, 2014
What a week for unbelievable golf shots at a pair of courses right down the road from each other.

Untapable is still the best 3-year-old filly

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
n extremely uninteresting 3-year-old filly division got a little more interesting on Saturday. A discussion that wasn’t taking place suddenly is.There was only one way that this was going to happen, and Stopchargingmaria provided it.

Getting a handle on racing’s impact

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014
Saratoga County leaders will take another crack at figuring out how much money the thoroughbred racing industry pumps into the Capital Region economy.

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