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THE GREAT DEBATE
Monday, Feb 2 - 7:00 pm, FREE This event is free to all interested parties.

The Third Annual Great Debate hosted by Albany Medical College's Chapter of Students for a National Health Care Program (SNaHP)

Albany Medical College's Chapter of Students for a National Health Care Program will be hosting its Third Annual Great Debate. This year's event will expand on the debate regarding implementation of a Single-Payer Healthcare system to include discussions on the future of the Affordable Care Act, healthcare economics, and the changing role of the physician. Our panel will be moderated by Evelyn Tenenbaum, J.D.; Professor of Law at Albany Law School and Professor of Bioethics at Albany Medical College.

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THE PRIDE CENTER 45TH ANNIVERSARY
Thursday, Feb 5 - 6:00 pm, $45.00
Suggested Donation (pay what you can – no one turned away)
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Follow the Yellow Brick Road!

The Pride Center and 45th anniversary co-chairs Gloria DeSole, Norman Rea, and University at Albany President Robert Jones are pleased to invite you to celebrate 45 years as the community's center.

Join us as we kick off our 45th anniversary celebrating our history as the oldest continuously operating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community center.

Lite Fare, Cash Bar

$45.00 Suggested Donation
(pay what you can - no one turned away)

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STEVE FORBERT
Friday, Feb 6 - 8:00 pm, $22.00
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Steve Forbert came up to New York from his native Mississippi in the late 1970s and promptly earned that "New Dylan" sobriquet with a critically hailed first album, "Alive on Arrival" in 1978 followed the next year by his biggest hit, "Romeo's Tune," on the "Jackrabbit Slim" LP. After that, the hype died down and he kept making good music - honest, moving songs with memorable lyrics about life in a fast-changing America. 35 odd albums after the release of his first, he's a highly respected performer who still gets rave reviews. These days, they are more about his live shows and the connection he forges with his audience. Come have a listen to another of America's great singer songwriters up close and intimate at The Linda

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CAPITAL AREA INDIE FEST
Saturday, Feb 7 - 7:00 pm, $10.00
Doors open at 7, music starts at 7:15
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8 great original 518 bands get to perform in a first class venue - and raise some money for WEXT and CAT (Columbia Arts Team)!

This year's lineup is top notch:

Carl Daniels and the Black Box
Chris Dukes Band
Ashley Sofia
Stockade Kids
Holly and Evan
Accents
Legendary Losers
Sandy McKnight & the Idea

WEXT is a huge supporter of local music! It's time to say thanks. CAT showcases local musicians, writers and performers, and runs youth theater programs at HVCC.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT - GRAZERS
Thursday, Feb 19 - 7:00 pm, $8.00
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Food For Thought is a monthly evening of food, film and discussion with a focus on films of social, political, environmental and community interest. Held on the third Thursday of each month, the night will feature food samples by Honest Weight Food Co-op, a feature film screening, and an open panel discussion.

This Months Film: GRAZERS

With interest in a farm-to-table food on the rise, a small band of upstate New York farmers sees an opportunity to hold on to their endangered farms by raising and selling grass-fed beef. Forming a cooperative, they soon discover that the marketplace surprisingly can't support their simple ambitions. Jackson and Teale follow their efforts for two years, through near collapse to an uncertain future, exposing in microcosm the struggles of small-scale farming in our modern, industrial world. An intimate, character-driven chronicle of the group's struggle Grazers: A Cooperative Story illuminates timely issues regarding our food system. At stake are their farms, the small communities around them, the health of the land and a way of life.

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THE GREAT DEBATE
Mon, Feb 2 - 7:00 pm
FREE
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THE PRIDE CENTER 45TH ANNIVERSARY
Thu, Feb 5 - 6:00 pm
$45.00
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STEVE FORBERT
Fri, Feb 6 - 8:00 pm
$22.00
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CAPITAL AREA INDIE FEST
Sat, Feb 7 - 7:00 pm
$10.00
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Fri, Jan 17, 2014 - LIVE: Guy Davis @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, 1/17/14

Guy Davis prefaced his lightning-fast opening number at The Linda by saying, "I've stolen so much, this song doesn't even have a title!" And even if he hadn't name-checked Charlie Patton and Blind Willie McTell after it was all over, the SRO crowd could easily hear about 100 years of the blues coursing through Davis' acoustic 12-string guitar, right down to the off-time beat that recalled Robert Johnson's original version of "Crossroads." But as Davis says he tells his students, "It's okay to steal music - but once you steal it, you have to earn it!" Read More

Sun, Oct 6, 2013 - LIVE: Syd Straw at WAMC-FM’s Performing Arts Studio

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