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Abandoned Hoffman’s Playland! Is Your Inner-Child Crying at These Pics?
Abandoned Hoffman’s Playland! Is Your Inner-Child Crying at These Pics?
Hoffman's Playland was an amusement park in Latham from 1952 until 2014. I went there almost every weekend as a kid and even got to take my son Ryan a few times before it closed. Even though many of the rides were relocated to Huck Finn's Playland in Albany, Hoffman's holds a soft spot in my heart. Take a look at the now-abandoned Hoffman's Playland.
Heartwrenching Look at Beloved Capital Region Concert Venue Before Demolition
Heartwrenching Look at Beloved Capital Region Concert Venue Before Demolition
The Starlite Music Theater opened in 1957 and was a popular venue located in Latham. There were many acts that passed through the Starlite until 1997. It was a 3,000 seat theater in the round. In the 1980s I saw Belinda Carlisle of the Go Gos at the Starlite Music Theater. Kenny Rogers, The Monkees, Weird Al Yankovic, Jonny Cash, Run DMC, Diana Ross, and more graced the stage. The Starlite closed its doors in 1998 and laid dormant for years. Then in December of 2012, the Starlite was demolished. Here are pictures of the venue in the summer of 2012 before it was leveled.
Cohoes’ VanDenburg One Step Closer To Wearing Idol Crown
Cohoes’ VanDenburg One Step Closer To Wearing Idol Crown
The journey started months for Cohoes teen Madison VanDenburg. Along this American Idol trek, she remained consistent  humble and true to herself.  While the final chapter of this story has yet to be written, she's just a few pages away from closing the book on a remarkable run that has captivated the Capital Region while building a foundation for a career that has seemingly unlimited potential. T
Idol Judge’s ‘Hair-Flip’ Advice To VanDenburg Is Wrong
Idol Judge’s ‘Hair-Flip’ Advice To VanDenburg Is Wrong
We had to get a few things off our chest when we spoke to Madison VanDenburg in a never-been-aired interview we did with her late Friday morning.  Tonight on American Idol, Madison VanDenburg will perform three songs and by the time the show is over at 10 pm, we'll know if she's a top 3 candidate or not.  We believe in our heart of hearts she will be, but Chrissy and I also felt that something nee
Cohoes Teen Blazes Path To Idol Top 6
Cohoes Teen Blazes Path To Idol Top 6
Girl on Fire! Madison VanDenberg our local teen American Idol hopeful, brought fire, a rockin' new look and impeccable vocals to the stage during "Queen" night last evening on another live show of American Idol.  Proving once again that she literally can sing anything, the humble teen from Shaker High School now has just five other contestants to beat and a few shows left before she's of

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