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Sawyer Fredericks to perform at State Fair on Sept. 5

Sawyer Fredericks to perform at State Fair on Sept. 5

Monday, July 6, 2015
National singing champion Sawyer Fredericks is returning to his New York roots again, this time as a headliner at the 2015 New York State Fair in Syracuse.
 
A busy July 4th weekend at Tanglewood

A busy July 4th weekend at Tanglewood

Monday, July 6, 2015
From James Taylor to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood exploded with a variety of musical offerings.
 
Diana Douglas, 1st wife of Amsterdam native Kirk Douglas, dies at 92

Diana Douglas, 1st wife of Amsterdam native Kirk Douglas, dies at 92

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, died Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 92.

 
NYC Ballet to perform classic ‘La Sylphide’
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NYC Ballet to perform classic ‘La Sylphide’

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Two Romantic ballets by August Bournonville, the father of classical Danish dance, will be performed by New York City Ballet during their July residency.
 
New book tells of Eden in the Adirondacks

New book tells of Eden in the Adirondacks

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Former Gazette reporter James Schlett’s new book, “A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden: The Story of the Philosophers’ Camp in the Adirondacks,” tells how William James Stillman, an outdoorsman/artist/author/diplomat and a Schenectady native, brought some of the world’s brightest minds to Camp Maple on Follensby Pond just east of Tupper Lake during the summer of 1858.
 
Inge play at Williamstown emotionally compelling

Inge play at Williamstown emotionally compelling

Saturday, July 4, 2015
“Off the Main Road,” a recently discovered unpublished work by William Inge, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Picnic,” is more than just a curiosity.
 
Exhibit looks at Empire State Plaza and Nelson Rockefeller

Exhibit looks at Empire State Plaza and Nelson Rockefeller

Saturday, July 4, 2015
It was 50 years ago this summer that work began on the Empire State Plaza, forever changing the look and feel of downtown Albany.
 
DMB still packing SPAC
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DMB still packing SPAC

Friday, July 3, 2015
It’s a staple of summer: that perfect day or two dedicated purely to beverages, hot dogs, friends and music. There are plenty of ways to celebrate, but whether it’s family-friendly or a little more festive, when the big day rolls around, everybody knows it.
 
Local teen plans life in the circus
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Local teen plans life in the circus

Friday, July 3, 2015
Like every pilot who remembers his first flight or athlete who recalls his first varsity game, Keenan Wright-Sanson remembers his first circus performance. He was 15 years old. Now 18, Wright-Sanson said he remembers the electricity of the tent during that first performance.
 
'Shark Week' returns for 28th year with first Cuban visit
LOS ANGELES

'Shark Week' returns for 28th year with first Cuban visit

Friday, July 3, 2015
Sharks are serious business this summer, with "Sharknado"-style flippancy a barely heard echo following grisly attacks on beachgoers off the Florida, California and North and South Carolina coasts.
 
Thousands truckin' to Chicago for final Grateful Dead shows

Thousands truckin' to Chicago for final Grateful Dead shows

Friday, July 3, 2015
The Grateful Dead is closing the lid on its storied half-century of concerts this weekend in Chicago, where a museum has captured the band's prankster heart by displaying its artifacts, skeletons-and-roses iconography included, in the shadow of a world-famous dinosaur.

 
Couples explore anxiety, fidelity, performance in ‘Overnight’

Couples explore anxiety, fidelity, performance in ‘Overnight’

Friday, July 3, 2015
Writer-director Patrick Brice’s second feature, following his found-footage thriller “Creep,” works fairly well as a “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” for a new era in edgy-yet-genial commercial sensibilities.
 
Reelz comes to the rescue of homeless Miss USA pageant
LOS ANGELES

Reelz comes to the rescue of homeless Miss USA pageant

Thursday, July 2, 2015
The Miss USA pageant, left without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican immigrants, has been rescued by the Reelz channel.
 
Van Gogh’s lifelong love of nature is on exhibit

Van Gogh’s lifelong love of nature is on exhibit

Thursday, July 2, 2015
When Vincent Van Gogh was a boy, he fell in love with nature. “Little Vincent was the child that knew all of the birds, he kept insects in boxes,” recalled his sister Elisabeth.
 
Park Playhouse inspired Loudonville actress
ALBANY

Park Playhouse inspired Loudonville actress

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Loudonville native Julia Franklin, playing the lead in the Park Playhouse production of “Singin’ in the Rain,” loves the role and loves the outdoor theater in Albany's Washington Park.
 
 

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