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August 27, 2018

City of Albany Office of Cultural Affairs 
City Hall, Room 402
Albany, New York   12207
518.434.2032 | fax: 518.426.0759

DATE: September 13, 2018 
CONTACT: Ryan Murray, Public Relations Coordinator 
518.434.5415 / 

ALBANY, NY - The City of Albany presents the 2018 September in the City Art Fair series, Thursdays in Downtown Albany’s DiNapoli Park. A midday showcase for local art, music and culture, September in the City features exhibits and work available for purchase from regional mixed media artists and crafters. Today’s show features live music from Julia Alsarraf. The September in the City Art Fair is sponsored by Albany Center Gallery and Exit 97.7. Applications for September in the City artists and crafters are still being accepted. Visit or call 518.434.2032 for more information. 

SEPTEMBER 20: USELESS DUO Born in New York's Capital Region, the Useless Duo (aka Useless Cans) have been bringing a mix of old-time jazz, folk and traditional Russian tunes to their audiences since 2016. The group combines elements of music’s past along with a contemporary perspective. Useless Duo have performed for the American Roots Music Series, Caffe Lena, Cafe Live Concert Series in Long Lake and Saranac Lake’s Party on the Patio. They have shared the stage with Ryan Montbleau and Hot Club of Cowtown among many others. 

SEPTEMBER 27: GIRL POWER Girl Power fronted by singer/songwriter Erin Powers has played at various cafes, coffee houses, and open mics in and around the Capital District area. Some of Erin’s' best performances have occurred at Jitters Cafe, MochaBlend Cafe, Slow Jeds Mudhouse, Flavour Cafe, Moon and River Cafe, Professor Javas, Caffe Lena, the Troy Farmers Market, and the occasional street corner. Poster painting and logo designed by Albany Center Gallery and design intern Darryl Cokes II. For more information on the September in the City Art Fair, call 518.434.2032, visit or follow albanyNYevents on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

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