Newsletter 1/8/19 Topics and Guests

 Schenectady Today

In & Around the Capital Region

Now in our 21st Year!

Guest Line Up for the next four weeks of filming. (May be subject to change)

Below you will find listings for our interesting on-air guests for the next four weeks.  Check out the lists below for our great variety of topics.  We start filming at 10 am in THE ADDY THEATRE on Tuesday. A live audience is always welcome and there are plenty of seats. You can meet the guests in person and learn more about their projects or even get involved yourself.

January 8, 2019 – Show #1066

Segment One

The Wild Party at SLOC

Brian Clemente, Director

Amy Clark, Co-Producer

Adrienne Parker “Queenie”

            In 1920s Manhattan, lovers Queenie and Burrs decide to throw a decadent party, inviting a host of dark and fascinating guests. As the long night reaches its climax, jealousy, passion and violence ensue, and it becomes clear to Queenie that this is an evening that they can never come back from. For Mature Audiences.

Organization: Schenectady Light Opera Company

Mission: The mission of SLOC is to provide opportunities for adults and youth to participate in the performing arts.

Event: The Wild Party

Location of event: SLOC, 427 Franklin St., Schdy

Date/Time: Jan 18 to Jan 27 — 8pm, 2pm Sunday matinees

Cost: $22-28

Contact Information: 877-350-7378

Facebook: Schenectady Light Opera Company

Twitter: @sloctheater

Instagram: @sloctheater


Segment Two

Changes in 2019 Laws

John A. Musacchio, Esq.

            His mission is to provide legal guidance and representation to individuals and businesses in a variety of areas, including estate planning, Medicaid eligibility, wrongful death, personal injury, corporate matters, employment matters, real estate transactions, and litigation.  During my appearance on the program, I would like to discuss some updates on new laws and legal trends, including new laws involving sexual harassment in the workplace, new laws which may impact access to medical care by Medicaid recipients, and other developments.  I am also happy to discuss any other legal issues or topics that you would like to bring up.

            The firm has five offices in NYS and Vermont including three in the Capital Region – Albany, Saratoga and Burnt Hills. They are largest New York State certified Women-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) law firm in Upstate New York according to their website.

Organization: Towne, Ryan and Partners, PC

Mission: From their website:We believe that great service is an essential part of great legal representation.  Our personal attention assures that you are always involved in, and will always know the status of, your case.  Our firm stands ready to be a powerful partner on your behalf to provide effective advocacy and to obtain justice for your business and personal needs.

Contact Information: 518-452-1800

Facebook: Yes.John A. Musacchio, Esq.’s Legal Corner



Segment Three

Education Celebration

William J. Schultz, President

Elaine Picket, Gala Chairperson

            Entertainment and food are provided by student musicians and culinary students of the district. Greg Floyd of CBS6 will be the master of ceremonies. The foundation will recognize this fall’s grant recipients and will honor Kathleen Wylie as the Robert Ludwig Teacher of the Year, the Working Group on Girls for their service to students of the Schenectady schools, and Jerry Rosen as the recipient of the Ernie Kahn Distinguished Alumnus/a Award.       

Organization: Schenectady City School District Educational Foundation

Mission: Provide funding for the enhancement of learning opportunities not otherwise available to the students in Schenectady Public Schools. The Schenectady City School District Educational Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that provides funding to educators for the enhancement of learning opportunities not otherwise available to students in the Schenectady public schools. We do this by awarding grants to teachers who apply for funding for activities and materials for their students. During the 2018-19 school year teachers will receive $45,000 in grants.

Event: SCSDEF Education Celebration

Location of event: Proctors GE Theater

Date/Time: January 17, 2019 — 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost: $40.00

Contact Information:



Segment Four

    Beat the Snow Concert Series

Janice Walz, organizer

            The Friends of Schenectady County Public Library bring back their popular music series, Beat the Snow, again this year. Join us us Sunday afternoons this winter for musical fun for the whole family!

Organization: Friends of the Schenectady County Public Library

Mission: To promote musical education and entertainment in the community by supporting local musicians and musical groups in a series of free concerts.

Event: Beat the Snow Concert Series

January 13   Bien Baez, Sandra Schujman, and Michael Clements—great singing

January 20   Musicians of Ma‘alwyck—classical instrumental music

January 27   Kitchen Jazz—light hearted jazzy fun

February 3   No Concert – Book Sale

February 10   Irina Tikhonenko, Rose Hunsberger and Michael Clements-lovely music

February 17   Schenectady Light Opera Company—great songs from musical theater

February 24  Roseanne Hargrave and Michael Clements—always lovely music

March 3   Mark Tommasone—classic covers with jazzy improv

March 10  Colonie “Thunder Road Singers” with Malcolm Kogut—a show and sing-along

March 17  Duo—Carla Metz and Larry Acunto—jazzy music with guitar

March 24  Aretha Franklin Tribute by Donald “The Soul Man’ Hyman and friend

Location of event: Main Branch Schenectady County Public Library

Date/Time: Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm from Jan 6 to Mar 31

Cost: Free events


Upcoming Shows           

January 15, 2019 Show #1067

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate NY – Fences (Event Jan 31 to Feb 3)

               Jean-Remy Monnay, Artistic Director

               Other Guests TBA

Capital Repertory Theatre (theREP) – Red Maple (Event Jan 25 to Feb 17)

               Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill

               Other Guests TBA

Downtown Schenectady Event – Annual Soup Stroll (Event Jan 26)

               Jim Salengo

               Other Guests TBA

Martin Luther King Celebration 2019 (Event Jan 20)

               Ang Morris, Executive Dir. Human Rights Commission

               Other Guests TBA

Proctors Collaborative

               Michael Eck

Wildwood Theater Arts Show (Date to be announced)

               Melinda Burns

               Other Guests TBA

January 22, 2019 Show #1068

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Author – Surgion’s Mate (Historical Novel)

               Gerald Stulc MD, Author

Hubbard Hall – A Walk in the Woods (Event Jan 25 to Feb 3)

               David Andrew Snider, Executive and Artistic Producer

Save the Pine Bush

               Lynn Jackson, Volunteer

Sch’dy Civic Players – Babylon Line (Event Jan 25 to Feb 3)

               Christopher Foster, Director

Storytellers – Season at Proctors

               Kate Dudding, Storyteller

Tax Season Kick Off

               Andrea Scott, Sch’dy CA$H Chapter & CA$H Coalition Chair

               Tracy Randle, CA$H Coalition Program Director – United way of the GCR

January 29, 2019 Show #1069

(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)

Albany Civic Theater’s 4000 miles (Event Feb 1 to Feb 17)

               Barbara Davis, Director

               Guests TBA

Confucius Center at SUNYA

               Youqin Huang, Executive Director.

Public Relations

               Lisbeth Calandrino, Strategic Business Planner

A Thousand Moms “Healing the Brain: Stress, Trauma & LGBTQ Youth”

               Dave Balog, Author

Segment TBA – in process

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2019 Changes in Law

            John A. Musacchio, Esq

Beat the Snow Concert Series (Jan 6 to Mar 31)

            Janice Walz, Organizer

Schenectady Light Opera’s The Wild Party (Event Jan 18-27)

            Brian Clemente, Director

            Amy Clark, Co Producr

            Adrienne Parker “Queenie”

Schenectady Education Foundation’s Gala (Event Jan 17)

            Elaine Picket, Gala Chairperson

            William J. Schultz, President

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