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Beloved Albany Band The Orange Returns After Twelve-Year Filibuster

Sarah LaDuke

Twelve years is an eternity in music — and once-inseparable band members often go their separate ways, start families, and find that day jobs have become job-jobs.

Which is why we were so excited to be here at the Linda recently with The Orange, a Capital Region favorite during its initial run from 1998 until disbanding in 2002. It released just one studio recording, 2001’s Big Space Mission, before the breakup.

Now, after more than a decade of hibernation, the group is back together, having recorded new music and taken to the stage once again. The Orange is made up of Ben Karis-Nix, Dan Sorensen, Frank Moscowitz and Levi Jennes. 

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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