12th Annual Speedo Sprint
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12th Annual Santa Speedo Sprint

The Albany Society for the Advancement of Philanthropy (ASAP) , in association with the Albany All-Star Roller Derby, is pleased to present the 12th Annual Santa Speedo Sprint ! Net proceeds benefit the Albany Damien Center and the HIV/AIDS program at Albany Medical Center.

Come out for a great day! December 16, 2017 -- The Albany...

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Carmen Lookshire at WEXT
Kiki Vassilakos

Local 518 singer-songwriter, Carmen Lookshire dropped by to share her new song and to sing a holiday favorite to get us in the mood for her Merry Little Carmen special performance at Eden Cafe in Loudonville.

Holidays on WEXT
Agency

Each year Christmas through New Year's WEXT has brought you some special programming to brighten and cheer for the holidays.  As we're about to enter our 10th anniversary year, this year continues the tradition.  Below you will find the special programming listed to help celebrate the season. 

Thursday 12/21
11p - The Local 518 Holiday Special
1130p - 518 Sessions with the Mountain Snow Orchestra

ASAP

The Albany Society for the Advancement of Philanthropy (ASAP), in association with the Albany All-Star Roller Derby, is pleased to present the 12th Annual Santa Speedo Sprint this Saturday on Lark Street in Albany.  

Saratoga Arts

New Year's Eve is quickly approaching and there's no better way to ring in the new year than with a 5k, live entertainment, hot cocoa and fireworks!  

Who? What? When? Where?  ... Why?  Why not!  Dave Michaels talks with First Night Director Alix Jones from Saratoga Arts about all there is to see and do in downtown Saratoga Springs on New Year's Eve!  

First Night Saratoga 2018!

Dec 8, 2017
Sawyer Fredericks
WEXT

Join us December 31st at the Saratoga Springs City Center with Saratoga Arts!

The WEXT stage features the Shane Guerrette Band and Sydney Worthley, who are both currently dominating the Local 518 playlist with their hip brands of pop and soul.  At the end of the evening, Sawyer Fredericks, the 2015 winner of “The Voice”, returns form his national tour to perform for his local fans!

Cradle Switch
WEXT

Cradle Switch, a five-piece acoustic Americana group, based in Cambridge, NY. Their self-titled debut is out featuring originals and a range of songs drawing from bluegrass, country, folk, and a little blues. Singer-songwriters Ferrilyn Sourdiffe and Dave Lawlor swap out guitars for banjo and mandolin. Kate Ritter brings it on the fiddle, along with some angelic vocal harmonies. David Cuite plays the upright bass as well as lead and harmony vocals, and David Norman plays percussion. 

12th Annual Speedo Sprint
Agency

The Albany Society for the Advancement of Philanthropy (ASAP), in association with the Albany All-Star Roller Derby, is pleased to present the 12th Annual Santa Speedo Sprint! Net proceeds benefit the Albany Damien Center and the HIV/AIDS program at Albany Medical Center.

Come out for a great day! December 16, 2017 -- The Albany Santa Speedo Sprint!

Donna The Buffalo
Artist

Friday, December 1
8pm

The Cohoes Music Hall

Donna the Buffalo have been playing their take on Americana music for over 25 years . Their live performances are legendary in the Northeast and beyond. Their fans "the Herd " are fanatical followers of their music and can be found dancing up a storm wherever they play . The Tom Hamilton Duo opens the show.

For more information, visit their website

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