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‘Furious 7’ still leading the pack at box office

‘Furious 7’ still leading the pack at box office

Sunday, April 26, 2015
NEW YORK — “Furious 7” enjoyed a victory lap over the weekend, becoming only the third film ever to make $1 billion internationally and leading the domestic box office for the fourth straight week. But the movie that’s poised to topple the Universal juggernaut, Marvel’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” revved up overseas with a massive $201.2 million debut.
 
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Emprie State Youth Orchestra continues to amaze

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Every spring, the Empire State Youth Orchestra gives a concert, as it did Saturday night at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. And every year, the hundred plus musicians amaze with their poise, technical proficiency and dedication.
 
Correspondents' dinner mixes big names in media, politics

Correspondents' dinner mixes big names in media, politics

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Two secretaries of state, Tea Leoni and Madeleine Albright, arrived arm in arm as a wide mix of Hollywood and Washington players gathered for the national "Nerd Prom."

 
‘Ashokan Farewell’ was life-changer for composer

‘Ashokan Farewell’ was life-changer for composer

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Jay Ungar’s “Ashokan Farewell” sounded so much like a 19th century melody that even he developed some doubts about its origin.
 
Author Dearstyne tells tales of NY's rich history

Author Dearstyne tells tales of NY's rich history

Sunday, April 26, 2015
New York state history is rich with wonderful tales of risk takers, innovators and people who understood that the common good was every bit as important as their personal circumstances. Bruce Dearstyne is trying to make sure people don’t forget that.
 

Bruce Jenner: My brain is more female than male

Friday, April 24, 2015

NEW YORK — Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner says that “for all intents and purposes, I am a woman.”
 
Seriously silly, Monty Python reunites for a weekend tribute
NEW YORK

Seriously silly, Monty Python reunites for a weekend tribute

Friday, April 24, 2015
Today they reign as elder statesman of cerebral silliness, these alumni of the Monty Python comedy troupe and, some would argue, the funniest men who ever lived.
 
Sentimental 'Diviner' tells story of a grieving dad

Sentimental 'Diviner' tells story of a grieving dad

Thursday, April 23, 2015
The century-old open wound of Gallipoli, Australia’s ill-fated entry into World War I, makes a vivid and grim backdrop for Russell Crowe’s “The Water Diviner,” a sensitive and sentimental story about a grieving father looking for the bodies of the three sons he lost there.
 
Belly dancers shimmy to help Schenectady Veterans Club
SCHENECTADY

Belly dancers shimmy to help Schenectady Veterans Club

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Alibaba Night, a family-friendly night of dance, is a fundraiser for the Schenectady Veterans Club, which will use the money to maintain its historic building.
 
'Ex Machina' a cerebral, chilling thriller

'Ex Machina' a cerebral, chilling thriller

Thursday, April 23, 2015
“Ex Machina” is an “Island of Dr. Moreau” for the singularity era. It’s a cerebral, chilling and austere thriller that stokes our fears about digital privacy and artificial intelligence, a film that works largely thanks to a breakout mechanically empathetic turn by Alicia Vikander (“A Royal Affair,” “Seventh Son”).
 
Don't miss Cap Rep's stunning 'Hamlet'
ALBANY

Don't miss Cap Rep's stunning 'Hamlet'

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Full of shadows and revenge, rage and tragedy, 'Hamlet' is a beacon for those who love drama and the theater.
 
'Adaline' a love story that defies aging

'Adaline' a love story that defies aging

Thursday, April 23, 2015
As a twentysomething who stopped aging 80 years ago, Blake Lively suggests several lifetimes of experience in a love story that ranges from wistful to hopeful.
 
'Little Boy' an ambitious but cluttered weeper

'Little Boy' an ambitious but cluttered weeper

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Racism and religion, hatred and friendship, bullying and war, atomic bombs and the consequences of using them — heavy stuff to pack into a faith-based film. And one aimed at children.
 
Funny, sure, but They Might Be Giants also rock
CLIFTON PARK

Funny, sure, but They Might Be Giants also rock

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Thirty-three years and 17 albums later, They Might Be Giants are still at it
 
Reese Witherspoon to narrate audio of new Harper Lee book
NEW YORK

Reese Witherspoon to narrate audio of new Harper Lee book

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Harper Lee's upcoming novel, the year's most talked about literary release, will have some added star power for the audio edition: Reese Witherspoon.
 
 

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