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New Muppet Brings Awareness To Foster Care
In a constant effort to shed light and awareness on certain issues in our communities, Sesame Street has done it again. They are introducing another new character to help to understand foster care.
Madison's Fans Claim Glitch In American Idol Voting
Did you have any issues voting for Madison VanDenburg last night on American Idol?  Scrolling through the comments on Facebook and Twitter it seemed that many people received an 'error' message once they voted or, in some instances, votes for Madison appeared to not have been counted …
Shockingly Madison's Journey Ends On American Idol
Wow. I don't think any of us saw that coming. Following her strong performance of "Shallow" in round 1 of the American Idol finale, and a hometown video that gave us chills, Madison VanDenburg returned to the stage to perform a song by the artist she's been most compared to.  In round 2 …
Star Is Born: VanDenburg Slays "Shallow" In First Song
As the three-hour American Idol finale gets underway, things are shaping up nicely for our local hopeful Madison VanDenburg.  Her first performance of the night showed her crazy good vocal range and outstanding control while performing Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's beloved smash "…
Love Cowboy Offers Advice For Idol Hopeful
A segment of the show normally designed to offer relationship advice to GNA listeners took a rather peculiar twist on Friday morning when the Love Cowboy decided to switch things up a bit. Instead of relationship advice, the consulting cowboy took to giving his two-cents worth on how Madison VanDenb…
9 Ways Cohoes Will Change After Madison Wins Idol
The Capital Region is in a complete frenzy over American Idol coming to town and rightfully so.  Shaker High School student Madison VanDenburg has provided such a lift to the area. We're once again watching the show many of us grew up on and with major rooting interest.  Brian and Chrissy had some f…
VanDenburg's Breathtaking Ballad Drives Her To Top 5
The first hour paid tribute to the music of the Woodstock era on American Idol Sunday night, and Cohoes' Madison VanDenburg proved once again, that she can rock out with the best of em'.  But it was during her show-stopping second performance of the evening, a power ballad by Celine D…
Simpsons Make Fun of Upstate New York, Cuomo Responds
In case you somehow missed it (though it was all over the news and social media), the 'Simpsons' recently had an episode where it made fun of Upstate New York.  It even hit close to home, with Niskayuna making an appearance as part of the episode...
Jason Mewes Coming to Capital Region Comedy Club
Half of the infamous "Jay and Silent Bob" duo will be in the Capital Region this month for a live show.
Coming to the Albany Funny Bone, Jason Mewes will be doing a 21 years of age and older stand-up show.  As a HUGE "Jay and Silent Bob" fan, I already got my…

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