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Posted on September 9 at 5:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Really lame decision by Albany to cancel the jazzfest. Oh no we got 20 minutes of rain! If they were so worried they should have set it up at the rain site in the Palace Theater.


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Posted on June 29 at 8:40 a.m. (Suggest removal)

For those of us who grew up with The Wall and listened to it hundreds of times, the visuals helped keep it fresh. The initial fireworks barrage, the airplane crashing onto the stage, the giant dancing puppets and floating pig with the glowing eyes, and the surreal Wall itself (essentially a mammoth 300 foot wide video screen built piece by piece, or brick by brick), it was a show I'll always remember.

Great use of surround sound thruout the arena as well, for effects like the plane, helicopter, machine guns etc. I could not even count the number of tour buses and equipment trucks parked outside. Let's just say the production was topnotch in the Floyd tradition.

The music stayed pretty much on track, keeping in sync with the stage show, but there were a few times when they were able to loosen up and vamp on an extended theme or a song finish. The guitarists did a fine job of filling in for the legendary David Gilmour on their solos.

I've heard the remaining Floyd members may have finally gotten over their animosity. Another tour of the great Pink Floyd with all remaining members is possible!


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Posted on June 20 at 5:40 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Negative image of Christianity? Hardly


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Posted on March 7 at 3:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Bad decision by the judge. Not because he said the PLA wasn't warranted, but because he declared the current contract null and void. That means the current contractor would have to give back the millions of dollars they've already been paid. It's ridiculous and would likely bankrupt them and many of their subs and supplers. It basically forces the State to appeal the decision.

There was a similar situation with an OGS emergency contract a few years back and it took an act of the legislature to allow the contarctor to keep what they'd been paid for work done satisfactorily and in good faith.

The judge should instead have ordered that the current contract be terminated and avoided putting everyone in an impossible position.


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Posted on February 3 at 8:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Do you really believe it will be refilled?


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Posted on December 22 at 9:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Any information on how to contact Mr. Etkin? I would be interested in contributing to bring back an ATP tennis tournament, free or otherwise.


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Posted on November 7 at 7:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Still can't believe blanket checkpoints are constitutional.


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Posted on June 30 at 10:35 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Innovation? They've allowed tents around the gazebo at the jazzfest for as far back as I can remember.


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Posted on May 6 at 12:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

We don't need another nanny-state law, thank you. Government has no business regulating such activities. Where is that power in the constitution?!


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