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‘Man Down’ is disappointing hodgepodge of ideas, styles

‘Man Down’ is disappointing hodgepodge of ideas, styles

Before the final credits roll in “Man Down,” statistics are flashed on screen regarding the number of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with PTSD or who commit suicide.

Mozarteum Orchestra performs flawlessly at Music Hall

Mozarteum Orchestra performs flawlessly at Music Hall

The Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg made its debut Thursday night at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall as part of its 175th anniversary, 10-day U.S. tour.

SPAC offers ticket specials; Dead & Company concert announced

SPAC offers ticket specials; Dead & Company concert announced

Summer is more than six months away, but Saratoga Performing Arts Center is getting a jump on the season with a Holiday Collection ticket special and its first 2017 concert announcement.

Laid-back Gorka fields requests in Saratoga show

Folk musician John Gorka started off his Thursday night show for Caffé Lena in the same way he began his set at the Eighth Step in Schenectady last May: with a reverent, hushed cover of “When Doves Cry” by the artist Prince, his fellow Minnesotan.

In 'Lion,' Dev Patel brings truth to a story that defies belief

In 'Lion,' Dev Patel brings truth to a story that defies belief

Lost as a child, an Indian-Australian adoptee finds his birth mother by using Google Earth.

‘Nocturnal Animals’ is an absorbing but puzzling effort

‘Nocturnal Animals’ is an absorbing but puzzling effort

I’ve now seen Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals” twice, and I’m still not entirely sure what I think of it. I do know that, even on Round 2, I was never bored.

From Bethesda chorus to international renown

From Bethesda chorus to international renown

Harry T. Burleigh, one of America’s most important composers and arrangers of African-American spirituals, launched his music career in the 1890s when he sang in a church in Saratoga Springs.

Documentary tells heartwarming, intimate story of gender rebellion

Documentary tells heartwarming, intimate story of gender rebellion

As unlikely as it is enchanting, “The Eagle Huntress” tells its documentary story with such sureness that falling under its sway is all but inevitable.

‘Star Quality’ actress sees character’s many facets

‘Star Quality’ actress sees character’s many facets

Portraying Lorraine Barrie in Christopher Luscombe’s adaptation of Noel Coward’s “Star Quality” is giving Jean T. Carney the opportunity to play a couple of different character types. “I get to play somebody who is mercurial, who changes from being charming to someone who changes her tack to get exactly what she wants,” said Carney, a Glenville native who has been a steady presence for the Schenectady Civic Players both on stage and behind the curtain since 2009.

Rockwell revisits colorful history of cartoons

Rockwell revisits colorful history of cartoons

At the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, you can skip down memory lane with a visit to a new exhibit, “Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning.”

Sawyer Fredericks to play to packed house at The Egg

Sawyer Fredericks to play to packed house at The Egg

It’s a big show from a big artist in a big house. So it’s a big deal for local music fans — it’s Sawyer at the Swyer.

Cellist finds a home with Emerson Quartet

Cellist finds a home with Emerson Quartet

The Emerson String Quartet, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The quartet will perform on Sunday as part of the Union College Concert Series.

Andris Nelsons to play big role at Tanglewood

Andris Nelsons to play big role at Tanglewood

Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons will play his most prominent role to date during the 2017 season of Tanglewood, the music venue has announced.

Catch string fever at area venues this week

Catch string fever at area venues this week

Borrowing a Steve Earle song title, we all live in “Guitar Town” this week, when intrepid six-string axe-wielders parade across our stages. In fact, Friday marks a messy, three-venue collision of fret-work explosions — acoustic and electric, spanning folk to jazz to rock to the moon.

Jencks sees Brother Sun as blend of inspirations

Jencks sees Brother Sun as blend of inspirations

Joe Jencks didn’t grow up in the turbulent Sixties, even though the way he wears his hair — curly and very long — might give you that impression. “I grew up in the Rust Belt in the 1980s,” said Jencks, who will share the stage with Pat Wictor and Greg Greenway when Brother Sun performs Saturday at the 8th Step at Proctors.

Capital Rep’s ‘Camelot’ is truly enchanted

Capital Rep’s ‘Camelot’ is truly enchanted

In "Camelot," director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill has taken a page from director John Doyle’s playbook, calling for actors to be the show’s musicians, or the musicians to be the show’s actors, so seamless are the transitions.

The 'Gilmore Girls' revival backlash proves why TV reboots are rarely a good idea

The 'Gilmore Girls' revival backlash proves why TV reboots are rarely a good idea

While every great TV series has its flaws, a major problem with TV reboots is that they often focus a glaring spotlight on all of the show's initial problems, which ultimately make for a subpar viewing experience - and threaten to tarnish the original series.

Music, ballets launch holiday season early

Music, ballets launch holiday season early

Holiday programs with plenty of variety begin early this year.

'Breathing Lights' project comes to an end in Capital Region

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'Breathing Lights' project comes to an end in Capital Region

There are only a few days left to see “Breathing Lights,” the art project that has illuminated more than 170 vacant houses in Schenectady, Troy and Albany.

Tonight! A real reindeer will join Santa in Victorian Streetwalk

Tonight! A real reindeer will join Santa in Victorian Streetwalk

When Buddy the reindeer showed up at last year’s Victorian Streetwalk, children — and some grownups — couldn’t believe their eyes. “A lot of people ask if he can fly,” says Laura Hayner, Buddy’s owner.

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