“Some Kind of Joy” Profiles Architecture Firm That Designed EMPAC

Troy, NY — In 2001, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw and his practice won the architectural competition for the design of the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Throughout the building’s construction, the collaboration between Grimshaw Architects, now just Grimshaw, and Rensselaer was very close in all details of this extraordinary project. On Monday, March…

The Passing of Larry Murray

It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of Larry Murray, founder of this site. Larry passed away quietly early on March 10 following a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his two sisters, nephews and nieces, and innumerable friends. His obituary and further updates will be posted as…

Ghent Playhouse Announces Auditions for “True West”

The Ghent Playhouse announces auditions for the final production of their 2016-2017 Season, True West, written by Sam Shepard and directed by Patrick White. Auditions:            Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21, 2017                             Sign-in at 7:00 p.m. – Auditions will begin at 7:15 p.m. THE GHENT PLAYHOUSE                              6 Town Hall Place (Adj…