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Swiss museum will accept Gurlitt art trove

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
A Swiss museum agreed on Monday to accept a priceless collection of long-hidden art bequeathed to it by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt, but said it will work with German officials to ensure any pieces looted by the Nazis from Jewish owners are returned.

 
'Mockingjay, Part 1' has biggest opening of year
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'Mockingjay, Part 1' has biggest opening of year

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
“Mockingjay, Part 1” didn’t catch fire like the previous installments of “The Hunger Games,” but it still had the biggest opening of the year with $123 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.
 
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Ballroom dance champs sizzle in Proctors show

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
Ballroom dance champions gathered at Proctors on Saturday for a dance contest that cracked and sizzled.
 
Children’s author riding storybook bus to Cobleskill

Children’s author riding storybook bus to Cobleskill

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
Every autumn, Jan Brett and her husband climb aboard a colorful bus and criss-cross America.
 
Holzer to discuss book, role of New York in Civil War

Holzer to discuss book, role of New York in Civil War

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
Most Civil War buffs are familiar with the Civil War correspondence of Abe Lincoln and Horace Greeley, but what about the somewhat contentious exchanges between Erastus Corning I and the nation’s 16th president?
 
TV Land pulls 'Cosby Show' from lineup
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TV Land pulls 'Cosby Show' from lineup

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development and TV Land will stop airing reruns of "The Cosby Show," moves that came a day after another woman came forward claiming that the once-beloved comic had sexually assaulted her.
 
Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83
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Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, has died.
 
Guitar virtuosos are in lineup at The Egg

Guitar virtuosos are in lineup at The Egg

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
The Egg in Albany is guitar central this week. The parade of virtuosos starts tonight when Nels Cline duets with Julian Lage.
 
Vogt-Welch hones British accent for ‘Secret Garden’

Vogt-Welch hones British accent for ‘Secret Garden’

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
The way she easily takes on a British accent, Mollie Vogt-Welch figures there must be some English aristocrats in her family tree.
 
Young Amsterdam pianist to play Carnegie Hall

Young Amsterdam pianist to play Carnegie Hall

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
Amsterdam High senior Rita Francesca Loffredo is a talented pianist, but unlike many other 16-year-olds she’s never had the urge to join a rock ’n’ roll band.
 
Octavos, Oratorio Society to give weekend concerts

Octavos, Oratorio Society to give weekend concerts

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
On Saturday, Octavo Singers will present the music of J.S. Bach and John Rutter and on Sunday the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society will offer pieces by Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Mozart.
 
Music is Swing Docs’ prescription for good health
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Music is Swing Docs’ prescription for good health

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
The Swing Docs are a naturally enthusiastic group, but one performance was special: a thank-you gift to the friends and fellow congregants in Schenectady who offered the musicians a space to practice.
 
2 decades later, 'Dumb' franchise still has clout
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2 decades later, 'Dumb' franchise still has clout

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
Twenty years after the 1994 original, “Dumb and Dumber To” opened with $38.1 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.
 
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Yarn/Wire challenge musical boundaries

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
You have to admire Yarn/Wire. The quartet of two percussionists and two pianists is in the vanguard of new music and perform with commitment, intensity and precision. Yet, some might question whether these pieces can be called music, while others call it adventuresome listening.
 
Tanglewood announces plans for its 75th season

Tanglewood announces plans for its 75th season

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
Musical offerings run the gamut from Lady Gaga to Yo Yo Ma in Tanglewood’s 2015 season, set for June 20 through Labor Day Weekend.
 
 

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