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Tift Park Community Market to re-open starting March 7

Popular Saturday gathering to coincide with city’s Snickers Marathon/Mardi Gras celebration

The Saturday Tift Park Community Market will resume March 7, coinciding with Albany’s Snickers Marathon/Mardi Gras celebration.

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Metal rules at first Albany Metal Fest | PHOTO GALLERY

Fifteen bands perform for enthusiastic crowd

Metal music filled the downtown Albany Sstate Theatre all day Saturday during the first Albany Metal Fest.

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Flint River inspires Steven Landis' concerto 'Thronateeska'

The Albany Symphony Orchestra and the ensemble enhake will premiere 'Thronateeska' on Saturday

Nearly five years in the making, “Thronateeska,” inspired by the Flint River that is Albany’s most prominent natural feature, will be performed in the middle segment of the Albany’s Symphony Orchestra’s “Water” concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Albany Municipal Auditorium.

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Theatre Albany's 'Ten for Tennessee' fundraiser this weekend

Special performances to help fund Theatre Albany group's trip to Southeastern competition

Theatre Albany will have special $10 performances of its award-winning production “The Lady of Larkspur Lotion,” with proceeds going to help fund the production’s participation in regional competition March 6 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Albany Symphony Orchestra premieres 'Thronateeska' with 'Water' concert

Long-time Albany Symphony performer Steven Landis writes concerto for 50th anniversary of ASO

The ensemble enhake will perform Saturday with the Albany Symphony Orchestra as they debut the concerto “Thronateeska.” Written by Steven Landis for the orchestra’s golden anniversary, “Thronateeska” is part of the “Water” concert as the ASO continues its “Brave the Elements” subscription series with its annual casual Beethoven in Blue Jeans performance.

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'Children: Biblical and Ethical Teaching' is E.G. Sherman's third book

ALBANY AUTHOR: E.G. Sherman shares 36 lessons from the altar at Institutional First Baptist Church.

A lesson in telling the truth can be found in the story of the boy who cried, “Wolf!”

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Music, independece bywords for Oscars

Music and independence: If there are any overall bywords for this year’s Oscars, those would seem to be the ones.

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Theatre Albany set auditions for 'Anne of Green Gables'

Auditions will be 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Theatre Albany

Theatre Albany Director Mark Costello is looking to cast four males and five-10 females, ages ranging from teens to adults, for the theater’s April production of “Anne of Green Gables.”

Friday JAM Final Polls: Time for an encore

Friday JAM final "Favorite" polls released

Here are the final candidates for the Albany Herald’s inaugural Friday JAM poll of who the readers feel are the Albany area’s best and brightest musicians.

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Wild Adventures offers variety during its 2015 concert series

Foreigner, Jennifer Nettles, Skillet among acts set to play at Valdosta theme park

Wild Adventures Theme Park offers a little something for all music fans during its 2015 concert series, which kicks off March 28.

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Dothan contractor brings Toadlick to life

Festival founder makes fan satisfaction a priority

Contractor Chris Gilbert had no previous experience when he started the Toadlick Music Festival, but he’s learned fast.

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Pianist/violinist duo to perform at Albany Museum of Art

The Sunday afternoon concert is part of the Willson Chamber Music series

Featured will be violinist Frencesca Anderegg with pianist Brent Funderburk. The program, titled “Canciones Populares,” will include Maurice Ravel’s Violin Sonata, Manuel deFalla’s Suite Populaire Espagnole and Bela Bartok’s Rhapsody No. 1.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Feb. 11-17, 2015

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

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Theatre Albany cast improving on perfection

Theatre Albany opens musical revue that takes a humorous look romance and relationships

Valentine’s Day, which is Saturday, is all about relationships and romance. So is Theatre Albany’s production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” The opening night curtain for the two-week, seven-performance run is Friday.

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'Paintings by Mother and Daughter' opens tonight at Albany Area Arts Council

Albany Area Arts Council's February exhibit features work by Kay Cromartie and Suzanna Winton

The Albany Area Arts Council will unveil the organization’s latest monthly exhibit “Paintings by Mother and Daughter” at a brief reception tonight at the council’s Albany Carnegie Library headquarters.