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Stuff to do
+The Troy Music Hall presents Grammy award winners The Chieftans on February 17th.

+EMPAC's Uncertain Spectator exhibit is a fascinating journey into apprehension. You can see it through January 29th. This Tuesday Suzanne Vega plays southern writer Carson McCullers in a one woman show developed in residence at EMPAC with composer Duncan Sheik and director Kay Matschullat. It's free and open to the public.

+The Albany All Stars Roller Derby's next bout is scheduled for January 29th at The Washington Avenue Armory when the Department of Public Hurts takes on the Empire Skate Troopers.

Food and Drink

+ The Wine Bar and Bistro on Lark has a new Sunday brunch menu that includes two for one Mimosas served after noon.

+ The Midtown Tap and Tea Room is now serving brunch every Sunday, and the coffee house is open all day Tuesday through Saturday.

+ Start your resolutions off right with delicious, healthy foods from Honest Weight Food Co-op.

+ Bilinski's website has delicious, healthy recipes to start the new year off right.

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Stuff to live in

+ 17 Chapel has started construction on their luxury condos, but you can check out their "model" in the on-site sales center in downtown Albany.

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