Capital Region, dance, photography, Saratoga Springs, theaterMar 23rd, 2012 | 2 Comments
Alexander in 2009 (Luanne M. Ferris / Times Union)
Cris Alexander, a Broadway actor and portrait photographer, died on March 7 in Saratoga Springs, where he lived full-time since 1991. His death at age 92 came just two weeks after that of Shaun O’Brien, the New York City Ballet character dancer and Alexander’s companion of 61 years.
Alexander starred in the 1944 premiere of “On the Town,” creating...
classical, filmmakers, Gay Composers, photographyMay 24th, 2010 | No Comments
For 33 years composer Gerald Busby has been a resident at the Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan. That means he’s pretty much outlasted every other artist who lived there or just passed through, from his mentor Virgil Thomson to Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Patti Smith, Leonard Cohen, and Sid Vicious.
Journalists and authors love to write about the famous hotel and Gerald is always there to give them a good interview. He’s...