ALBANY—Reporters had their turn to go on stage and exhibit their musical skills (or lack thereof) several weeks ago, and now it's the lawmakers' turn.
About half a dozen of them will compete Monday in the Legislative Idol competition, a fund-raiser for Capital District for Humanity, at Jillian's on North Pearl Street.
For $10, you get to see Assemblyman Richard Brodsky play keyboards behind Assemblyman Bill Parment's harmonica stylings, as well as the actual "idol" competition, which will include Assembly members Daniel Burling, James Conte, Joseph Saladino, William Scarborough, Darryl Towns, Lou Tobacco and Andrew Raia.
Also, two Staten Islanders, Assemblyman Matt Titone and State Senator Diane Savino, will be doing a duet. I'm told they've been practicing.
I found Raia in the chamber between votes in the chamber and asked him if he could offer a preview. Here it is: