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F.X. Matt Brewery Reviewing Bands For Saranac Thursdays

When we're talking about "Saranac Thursdays" in the parking lot of the F.X. Matt Brewing Company in Utica, that makes us think of warm summer nights. The brewery is now preparing for this season's musical acts by accepting press kits. Here's more.

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photo: (Mike Santalucia) Allison Marie
photo: (Mike Santalucia) Allison Marie
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Meet Mike Santalucia Of ‘The Bomb’ – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

He was discouraged by music teachers in grade school but one encouraged him to find his own voice while having fun, and now Mike Santalucia is the lead singer of one of the biggest name bands in Central New York!

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Relive The Beatles First U.S. Concert In 1964 [VIDEO]

It's been a "fab" week for me since last Sunday's 50th anniversary of The Beatles first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on February 9th, 1964. And here's another rare piece of film footage.

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photo: (Joe Sweet) K Hatch Imaging
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Meet Joe Sweet Of ‘Nineball’ – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

Joe Sweet is so busy that if you wanna meet with him you've gotta set an appointment up months in advance, but he's not just busy heading up the band 'Nineball' or organizing the Utica Music Fest

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photo: (Billy Carman) NVP Photography
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Meet Billy Carman Of ’24/7′ – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

He's master of much more than just the bass and you'd never guess just how much this guy has accomplished in all areas of his life, but he'll punch your ticket shortly if you happen to've missed that boat.

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A Capella Group Makes Valentine’s Day Extra Special for Co-Eds

Love is most definitely in the air this Valentine's Day.

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The Beatles Real First Performance On American TV [VIDEO]

Although we celebrated the 50th anniversary of The Beatles first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" last Sunday night, that wasn't their first performance on American TV.

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Meet Seth Becker Of ‘The Birdseed Bandits’ – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

Seth Becker rolled in for his interview with his 'Silver Surfer' metal resonator guitar in hand all chipper and I'm like, 'Dude, how are you so chipper in the morning?!?' Turns out, unlike most musicians he's an early bird too.

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Ice Music
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Band Heats Up Winter Playing Instruments Made of Ice

The hottest trend in music may also be the coldest.

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B.J. Thomas Singing Into Microphone
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Where Are They Now – B.J. Thomas [VIDEO]

If you could see my CD collection (providing I could match up all my CDs with the right plastic covers), you'd see most of the artists you hear on Oldiez 96.1. So, I thought it might be fun to track down some of yesteryear's greats and see where they are now. How about B.J Thomas.

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photo: (Amy Lyn) Jill Estabrook Morris
photo: (Amy Lyn) Jill Estabrook Morris
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Meet Amy Lyn Osha-Peruzzi – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

You've seen the blonde behind the microphone and her ever-faithful hubby behind the keys at places like Georgio's and the Yahnundasis, but now you get to be a fly on the wall as Amy Lyn tells her story

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Get in the Valentine’s Day Spirit With the Ultimate Long Song Medley

Looking for the perfect love song to show that special someone how much you care about him or her this Valentine's Day?

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