A Montreal-based circus group will perform in two magnificent historic spaces in Troy this month. On Feb. 7, F.A.Q. Circus will perform three free 20-minute preview shows in the Frear's Troy Cash Bazaar atrium and three 55-minute ticketed shows on Feb 20 & 21 in the Troy Gas Light Company gasholder.
Icarus Furniture is now Springwood Studios, an artisanal woodworking shop specializing in high quality hand-made furniture and wood sculpture. To mark the change in name and focus, owner Jim Lewis, 63, will be "Releasing Icarus to the Pantheon" in what he calls a theatrical "Fractured Fairy Tale" in the streets.
A small upstate city will have a new moniker this fall, by mayoral proclamation: on Oct. 1, Troy, NY shall be known as "Ginger City, USA." The date marks the second annual "Night of the Walking Red" event at Brown's Brewing Co. designed by The League of Extraordinary Red Heads, a highly visible collective of red-haired denizens headquartered in the small Hudson River city.