Friday, May 14, 2010

Super Show at the Arts Center:

First there was Super Fly, then there was Super Freak, now our friends from the Capital Region Arts Center is bringing you, SuperNature.
Join the RPI Arts Department for an eclectic evening of installations, performance, and film. From grand guignois (Gwee Nyoles), to reassembled humans, merry sheep to mysterious mutants, this international 12 artist collaboration probes the depths of human living, and the frontiers of artistic expression.

So mark your calendars for SuperNature, Sunday, May 16 at 4 p.m., films at 6 p.m. The Arts Center of the Capital Region is located at 256 River St. Troy.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Who Want's To Perform At Rockin On The River:

Attention all local bands. Want a chance to perform at one of Troy's most popular events? The city is looking for local performers to submit a sample CD of their ORIGINAL music, which will be reviewed by our panel of judges. The winner entry will get the opportunity to open the June 23, Unforgettable Fire (U2 Tribute Band) show.
The key word here is ORIGINAL music only -- no cover tune entries will be considered. This is a great chance to get your band recognized by the thousands who attend the Wednesday evening concerts.
Entries must be submitted, no later than June 4. You can send your ORIGINAL CD to either,
Jeff Pirro, 1776 6th Ave. Troy NY 12180, or to me at the same address. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly at, 279-7162.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Welcome Back Freihofers:

In case you hadn't noticed, Freihofer's has reopened their outlet discount store in the 'Burgh. I ask, "WHY THE HECK DID THEY LEAVE IN THE FIRST PLACE? When they left the 'Burgh 5 years ago, I refused to buy ANY Freihofer product I was so mad. I just could never understand the marketing strategy that prompted them to move from the community where the whole thing started. The outlet store enabled families to purchase multiple products, without breaking the bank. The move out of the 'Burgh, just stunk in my opinion.
But now that they're back, I've once again begun purchasing their fine products, at a greatly reduced price I might add. Their outlet store is located in the 2nd Ave. strip mall which also houses Dunkin Doughnuts, and multiple other businesses.
Welcome back Freddy Freihofer, we think you're swell!


I had a Pulse of the People letter published in this paper this past Saturday, May 8th, that was missing a couple of things.
* I failed to mention a very nice gesture on Mayor Tutunjian's part. You see, a good number of our chocolate bunnies melted prior to the Easter egg hunt. The mayor replaced, out of his own pocket, the melted bunnies, with an entire case of new ones. It was done without any fan fare, and was truly a gesture straight from the heart. Thanks Harry!
* I also failed to mention my son Vito III, who wore the bunny suit in some very intense heat. My boy fully realizes at an early age the importance of giving back to your community. He's a great kid who is always a big help at the many special events I'm involved in within the city. Special thanks goes out to both Harry & Vito III, and my apologies to them both for the oversight in my recent letter to the editor.