Category: Press Coverage

"Taina Asili on the importance of Troy’s Sanctuary for Independent Media"


Date published: 05/24/2017
Publication: The Alt

Taina Asili on the importance of Troy’s Sanctuary for Independent Media
Jaya Sundaresh | Wednesday, May 24 2017

Taina Asili on the importance of Troy’s Sanctuary for Independent Media
Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde is back in the Capital Region,

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"Activist artist to headline Troy’s Freedom Festival"


Date published: 05/31/2017
Publication: Troy Record

Activist artist to headline Troy’s Freedom Festival
Taina Asili y la Bande Rebelde will perform at the Freedom Festival on Saturday at Freedom Square in Troy.Photo provided

 

POSTED: 05/31/17,

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"Amy Biancolli: Musical homage to Albany's jazz lady"


Date published: 01/19/2017
Publication: Times Union

AMY BIANCOLLI Published 4:45 pm, Thursday, January 19, 2017

I did not know Lee Shaw personally. It grieves me to say this, but I never met her. Never became a regular at her gigs, though I do recall her at the piano in Justin’s.

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"Sanctuary for Independent Media officially launches radio station"


Date published: 02/09/2017
Publication: Troy Record

By newsroom@troyrecord.com,, @troyrecord on Twitter
POSTED: 02/09/17, 1:13 PM EST | UPDATED: ON 02/09/2017

TROY, N.Y. After a more than a year of test broadcasts, The Sanctuary for Independent Media has officially launched a new listener-supported, non-commercial radio station.

WOOC (105.3 FM) is transmitting from studios at the group’s home,

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"Biancolli: The art of Bloomberg-funded 'Breathing Lights'"


Date published: 10/03/2016
Publication: Times Union

By Amy Biancolli Updated 11:54 am, Monday, October 3, 2016

They’re odd. They’re unexpected. They’ll stop you in your tracks, prompting you to hit the brakes and pull to the curb. The abandoned buildings now blinking in the night throughout Albany, Schenectady and Troy resemble sleeping giants,

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"Troy neighborhood comes together for annual anti-violence festival"


Date published: 08/27/2016
Publication: Troy Record

By newsroom@troyrecord.com,, @troyrecord on Twitter
POSTED: 08/27/16, 5:35 PM EDT | UPDATED: ON 08/27/2016

TROY The North Central Neighborhood Community Center, in partnership with several other community organizations, hosted the fifth annual Unity in the Community Anti-Violence Back to School Festival on Saturday afternoon in Freedom Square.

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"Bill Ayers & Bernadine Dohrn: Demanding the Impossible"


Date published: 10/18/2016
Publication: Times Union

By Michael Rivest on October 18, 2016 at 3:36 PM

I once asked the great theologian and activist William Sloane Coffin if he was optimistic about the future. “No, I am hopeful,” he said, explaining that optimism and pessimism are two sides of the same determinist coin.

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"Testing phase for 'Breathing Lights' in vacant buildings"


Date published: 04/06/2016
Publication: Times Union

By Amy Biancolli Updated 10:36 pm, Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A temporary art installation that will soon transform hundreds of vacant buildings in Albany, Schenectady and Troy into sources of gently pulsing light is now in the testing phase, said the artists and organizers behind the project.

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"Breathing Lights announces featured art projects"


Date published: 06/19/2016
Publication: Troy Record

By newsroom@troyrecord.com,, @troyrecord on Twitter
POSTED: 06/19/16, 1:31 PM EDT | UPDATED: ON 06/19/2016

ALBANY Several Troy-based artists were selected for recognition through an innovative regional project that annually illuminates vacant buildings around the three major cities of the Capital Region.

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"Journalist Taibbi to speak at Sanctuary for Independent Media"


Date published: 05/04/2017
Publication: Troy Record

By newsroom@troyrecord.com, @troyrecord on Twitter
POSTED: 05/04/17, 1:14 PM EDT | UPDATED: 4 DAYS AGO

TROY Rolling Stone magazine writer Matt Taibbi will speak about his new, bestselling book, “Insane Clown President,” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 12, at the Sanctuary for Independent Media,

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"Community vision becoming reality for Troy, NY"


Date published: 06/14/2016
Publication: Pacifica Network

Posted on 14 June, 2016 by 

Envisioning the content and format of a local station is the heart of community radio’s excitement.  For residents of Troy,

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"Media Sanctuary to screen Sundance award-winning 'Nuts!'"


Date published: 05/11/2016
Publication: Albany Times Union

Random book pick led filmmaker to explore life of doctor who got rich peddling a lie

 

Published 12:52 pm, Wednesday, May 11, 2016

 
 
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"Fatou to play small, intimate show in Troy"


Date published: 04/28/2016
Publication: The Saratogian

By Bob Goepfert
POSTED: 04/28/16, 2:44 PM EDT | UPDATED: 2 WEEKS, 6 DAYS AGO 0 COMMENTS

TROY The popularity of musical genres is a complicated thing to figure out. For instance rap, which not long ago was an urban phenomena is now so main stream that “Hamilton,” a Broadway show featuring rap music,

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"The Sanctuary for Independent Media builds community through food"


Date published: 08/25/2015
Publication: Albany Times Union

The Sanctuary for Independent Media’s radical urban gardening

 Published 6:13 pm, Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Sanctuary for Independent Media is housed in a converted historic church in North Troy.

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"Julian Assange Addresses Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy"


Date published: 05/15/2016
Publication: Time Warner Cable News

By Katie Eastman

TROY, N.Y. — Julian Assange, the now infamous Wikileaks founder, addressed the crowd at the Sanctuary for Independent Media from exile in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

He spoke about the upcoming presidential election.

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Shedding light on the issues: Breathing Lights effort to raise awareness of abandoned buildings


TROY >> Abandoned buildings in the city’s North Central neighborhood will show signs of life for at least a couple months next fall as part of a multi-city public art program.

A coalition of more than two dozen local organizations hope to shed an artistic light on the widespread impact of vacant properties around the Capital District through Breathing Lights,

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"Troy event explores alternative views of mental health"


Date published: 11/20/2015
Publication: Albany Times Union

Filmmakers provide perspective of people with direct experience

By Claire Hughes

Troy–Sera Davidow credits her unwillingness to comply with mental health professionals’ orders with “saving her life.”

The advocate, activist and filmmaker had six diagnoses of mental illness by her early 20s,

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"Thankful to serve others"


Date published: 11/11/2015
Publication: Albany Times Union

New programs, strategies are now going beyond soup kitchens in region

By Steve Barnes

Raven Kalter and her three kids—13, 10 and 4—have been going out to eat five nights a week since the beginning of this month.

They all get three-course meals from fresh,

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Summer sights, sounds at The Sanctuary for Independent Media


Date published: 07/21/2013
Publication: Troy Record

By Francine Grinnell TROY — The arts are alive and playing an active role in keeping the youth of North Troy and beyond vitally engaged in the future of their neighborhood and the city of Troy. Passersby can’t help but notice bicycles of every size propped up on stands outside the Sanctuary for Independent Media,

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"Creating mosaics out of everyday recycled items"


Date published: 05/29/2013
Publication: Albany Times Union

Creating mosaics out of everyday recycled items
Workshop to be held at Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy

Old ceramic tiles and broken mirrors can become art.

Isaiah Zagar,

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