Spring 2009 Season

Oscar Micheaux’s “The Symbol of the Unconquered” with Percussionist William Hooker

Percussionist William Hooker, the genre-bending Free Jazz legend, will improvise a sound track to pioneering African-American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux’s 1920 silent film classic, The Symbol of the Unconquered, originally advertised […]

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“Somebody Blew Up America” with Amiri Baraka & Rob Brown

The poet icon and political activist Amiri Baraka (1934-2014) will perform with Rob Brown, one of the New York City downtown music scene’s most in-demand saxophonists, in a reading of […]

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The Splatto Festival Chorus

The Splatto Festival Chorus is a rare assembly that brings together Todd Reynolds (Bang on a Can, Yo Yo Ma, and Meredith Mond) on violins/laptop; Ed Mann (Zappa) on percussion/electronics; […]

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“Little Caughnawaga: To Brooklyn and Back” with Filmmaker Reaghan Tarbell

The Kahnawake Mohawk ironworkers who helped to build the famed bridges and skyscrapers of New York City lived with their families in 10 square blocks in Brooklyn - a neighborhood […]

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A Best of “Fence”: The First Nine Years

Readings from Capital Region writers Chase Twichell, Sam Truitt, Christian Peet, Laura Didyk, and others in celebration of Fence magazine’s brand new anthology of poetry, creative nonfiction, short fiction and […]

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Opening in the Underground Gallery: “Upstate Girls – What Became of Collar City”

The photographs are on display in the Underground Gallery at The Sanctuary for Independent Media, available for viewing an hour before, during and an hour after events and by arrangement. […]

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Reception for Exhibit of Iraqi Refugee Children’s Murals at Albany Public Library

Reception for Exhibit of Iraqi Refugee Children’s Murals at Albany Public Library. The murals painted by Iraqi children and teenagers are currently on exhibit on the second floor through March 27. […]

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Iraqi/American Youth Mural Workshop: “How Will They Know Us? Building a Culture of Peace”

A two-day art workshop will bring together a group of local Iraqi and American youth to collaborate on a mural painting project. These youth share visions of a peaceful, just […]

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“Upstate Girls,” A Conversation

Teenage girls from throughout the Capital Region share stories about the challenges in their lives, gathering with representatives of the institutions with which they are entwined - including the legal, […]

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The Autobiography of a Black Panther with Robert Hillary King

Robert Hillary King became a member of the Black Panther Party while in prison for a crime he did not commit, where he remained in solitary confinement for 29 years […]

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“From the Ground Up” with Filmmaker Su Friedrich

Wake up and smell the global economy with acclaimed filmmaker Su Friedrich as she takes you from Guatemala to South Carolina to New York City to see how her morning […]

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“Two Wheels Good” Bike Movie Screening

Celebrate bike month with "Two Wheels Good," an evening of short bicycle-themed movies curated by Andrew Lynn and members of the Troy Bike Rescue collective to make you laugh, cry, […]

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