"Sex in an Epidemic' explores troubling history of AIDS"

Date published: 11/22/2011
Publication: Albany Times Union

By Elizabeth Floyd Mair

At first it was a “rare cancer” reported in 1981 in The New York Times to have infected “41 homosexuals” in New York and California. By 1992, just over a decade later, AIDS …

"Joining Forces"

Date published: 06/30/2011
Publication: Troy Record

By Stephen Douglas

There’s a new outdoor performance space in Troy between Fifth and Sixth avenues on 101st Street. Freedom Square is a collaborative effort started by The Sanctuary for Independent Media, Missing Link Street Ministry, Troy Bike Rescue and Collard City …

"The Either/Orchestra @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media"

Date published: 11/20/2011
Publication: Albany Times Union Blog

TROY — The name of the Either/Orchestra is something of a misnomer. It may have fit them when saxman Russ Gershon founded the 10-piece little big band 25 years ago, but these days their musical approach …

"Jayme Stone, not your average banjo picker"

Date published: 05/17/2011
Publication: Troy Record

By Don Wilcock

Artists who think outside the box advance and change the sound of music. But what do you do with someone who was never stuck in the box in the first place?

You listen!

“I just …

"Scrappin’ Upstate’ all about stories"

Date published: 05/12/2011
Publication: Troy Record

By Stephen Douglas

Tomorrrow evening, The Sanctuary for Independent Media will debut Brenda Ann Kenneally’s new “Scrappin’ Upstate” gallery show.

Author  Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, who wrote the New York Times bestseller “Random Family,” will join Kenneally for the opening as …

Activist and author to speak about 'Blood on the Tracks'

Date published: 11/10/2011
Publication: Albany Times Union


S. Brian Willson is a Vietnam War veteran who lost his legs protesting the shipment of U.S. arms to Central America. Now he’s touring the country using a pair of prosthetic legs and a three-wheeled hand-cycle to talk about his …

Acclaimed Independent Jounalist to Speak at "Scrappin' Upstate" Event

Date published: 05/12/2011
Publication: Albany Times Union

Well-known journalist and MacArthur genius grant recipient Adrian Nicole LeBlanc will speak Friday at the Sanctuary for Independent Media after the opening reception for an exhibition titled “Scrappin’ Upstate.”

LeBlanc’s talk will focus on the vital role of …

Writer's Voice for Irate Fans

Date published: 05/19/2011
Publication: Albany Times Union

By Jennifer Gish

Dave Zirin says he’s a radical sportswriter.

He’s not really that radical. He just speaks for a lot of fed-up fans. And maybe that’s radical since we’ve been abused by team owners for years now.

For HVCC student and filmmaker, faith in God is an important part of her life

Date published: 10/01/2011
Publication: Albany Times Union

Madena Henderson: Freshman at Hudson Valley Community College in independent studies. The 18-year-old graduated from Lansingburgh High School in June and works part time at Price Chopper. She lives with her aunt and uncle, Joycelyn and MacArthur Henderson and three cousins, Jasmine Dence, …

The Sanctuary for Independent Media

Date published: 09/28/2011
Publication: All Over Albany

By Danielle Furfaro

You probably remember the 2008 brouhaha over Iraqi artist Wafaa Bilal and the “Virtual Jihadi” video game that was booted from RPI. And you also may remember that Bilal’s exhibit ended up at a little space …

"Festival Mixes Food and Stories"

Date published: 10/13/2011
Publication: Albany Times Union

By Bryan Fitzgerald

TROY — Just off the banks of the Hudson River at 3337 6th Ave., Ellie Markovitch is bringing together young city dwellers with freshly picked fruits and vegetables.

The first harvest for the small Collard …

Sidi Toure Bring Songs of Mali to Sanctuary for Independent Media

Date published: 10/06/2011
Publication: Albany Times Union

By Tom Keyser

On his first tour (and first visit) to the United States, Sidi Toure, a musician from Mali, will perform tonight in Troy at The Sanctuary for Independent Media. That his only local appearance …

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