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Dogs take a walk at Albany Mardi Gras (VIDEO and PHOTO GALLERY)

Albany Humane Society presented the 13th annual Pet Parade at Mardi Gras on Saturday

Some pet dogs and others who were looking for a good home showed their stuff at the Pet Parade Saturday at the start of the annual Albany Mardi Gras festival.

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Paula Deen says hello to Dolly(wood)

Paula Deen to open eatery near Dollywood

The first major enterprise in celebrity chef Paula Deen's comeback is Paula Deen's Family Kitchen, a $20 million restaurant and retail operation in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

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Albany marathon and half-marathon set for Saturday

More than 1,500 runners are expected to compete in the 8th annual Albany Marathon and Half-Marathon Powered by Snickers

Runners are expected to be greeted by a 20 percent chance of rain and temperatures in the low 40s when the races start at 7 a.m. Saturday.

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Celebrity chef Paula Deen hits the (South) Beach

The Albany native offers another apology at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival

The founder of the Miami event says Paula Deen, who recently restructured her business as Paula Deen Ventures, will always be welcome at the event.

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BARRY LEVINE: Sinatra a classic for all time

Who was the greatest entertainer of the past 100 years?

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Albany Chorale presenting annual fundraiser

The Albany Chorale’s annual fundraiser will be held Feb. 27.

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Rod Holt and the Fractured Souls to unveil debut album

Band will host CD release party at 340 Creative Group

Local favorites Rod Holt and the Fractured Souls will showcase their debut album at a CD release party Saturday.

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Shirley Temple Black, beloved childhood star and former ambassador, dies at age 85 (Photo Gallery)

As a precocious childhood movie star, Shirley Temple raised American spirits during the Great Depression

Shirley Ttemple Black, former U.S. ambassador to Ghana, dies at her California residence from natural causes, family says.

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Stories for redemption (VIDEO)

Theatre Albany play has two older adults recalling the good times and the bad as they deal with personal loss

“Stories About the Old Days” stars Betty Vaughn Sweat and Ken Stutely. The seven-performance run opens Friday at 8 p.m. at Theatre Albany.

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Luke Bryan ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee

Luke Bryan will co-host the Academy of Country Music Awards show on April 6.

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French DJ duo Daft Punk, teenager Lorde take top Grammys

French electronic music DJs Daft Punk and New Zealand teen Lorde took home the top Grammy awards on Sunday in a night that rewarded robots and newcomers, and recognized marriage equality.

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Justin Bieber arrested in Miami on DUI, drag racing charges

Pop star Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach early Thursday on charges of drunk driving and drag racing.

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Liberty House gala set for Saturday

The Liberty House of Albany, Inc., will present its annual fundraising gala Saturday at the Oakland Library Event Center in Leesburg.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Jan. 22-28, 2014

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

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Lineup announced for 2014 Wanee Festival

Annual music gathering celebrates 10th annniversary

In perhaps the last time with their current lineup, the Allman Brothers Band will host the 10th anniversary of the Wanee Music Festival April 10-12.