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Great Escape Retires Nostalgic 80’s Attraction
Some people who have already been to the Great Escape in Lake George this spring have snapped photos of this nostalgic attraction, hoping to preserve a childhood memory.  Right now it just looks as if it's "temporarily closed," but this oldie but goodie is permanently ret…
WWE Star Visits Albany 20 Years After Life-Changing Title Win
Back in October of 2000, a packed house at the Pepsi Arena in Albany (and a massive PPV audience) watched WWF superstars The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Rikishi, Triple H and Kurt Angle in the third and final event in the "No Mercy" trilogy.
That night, many memories were made and those …
Black History Month : Toni Morrison
When you think of famous black writers or poets, the name Toni Morrison has to be near top of your list. I was surprised to learn that Ms. Morrison was a college professor, and she spent time here in the Capital Region.
#BUSSITCHALLENGE Leads To Break Up
The latest challenge that has swept the nation is the #bussitchallenge inspired by Erica Banks's hit single Buss It. A woman's 3-year relationship ended because she posted a #bussitchallenge.
Capital Region Thanksgiving Dishes?
A traditional Thanksgiving dinner for me was turkey, ham, gravy, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, greens, cranberry sauce, rolls, and sweet potato pie for dessert. My grandmother made the best sweet potato pies! My favorite side dish was always sauerkraut though.
New Movies & Series Coming to Netflix in September
A new month, a new chance to binge watch television.  Especially as the weather starts to get chillier, and this pandemic stuff continues.
A number of new series are coming to Netflix in the month of September, some which look pretty interesting...
Whats HOT Playlist
Whats Hot! New vibes from the Capital Region and beyond. This is a small playlist of people throughout the Capital Region who are doing their thing. These artists submitted music right here at Hot991.com.
These are the ones that I found had potential and people needed to hear...
Black August
Black August began when a group of inmates came together to commemorate the life of activist George Jackson. George Jackson died in a California prison on August 21, 1971.
UA’s New Logo is Straight Fire [PIC]
Even without the return of athletics until at least the Spring, the University at Albany gave us something to be excited about with the reveal of an updated logo and mascot that looks freaking awesome. I never had an issue with previous "Damien the Dane"  it was a nice looking mascot but i…
Schenectady Bear Defiantly Dismisses Social Distancing
A black bear bear was caught on tape curiously sniffing around on a man's front porch in Schenectady County on Sunday night.  Local residents are wondering where the migrating mammal was off to next and why it wasn't practicing proper social distancing?
Who's Hot : Kai Alaska Aka Leon the Zoe God
Remember the hit web show "Money and Violence" that aired on YouTube in 2014? The show kind of was the foundation and inspiration behind a lot of other successful web shows such as Respect Life, Double Up and more. The show aired weekly and was a crime epic series about gangst…
Bag of Bacon Among New Items on Coffee Chain’s Menu
Bring on the bacon.
But seriously, bring on the bacon.  And the Irish Crème.  Because Dunkin' Donuts has some new menu items happening, and I am here for it.
For starters, with St. Patrick's Day coming up, Dunkin' Donuts has brought back the Irish Crème flav…

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