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Cast earns laughs in messy story about bickering family gathered for funeral

Cast earns laughs in messy story about bickering family gathered for funeral

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
"This is Where I Leave You” is a big, broad dysfunctional family comedy, sort of a “Parenthood” pushed into R-rated “Adulthood” territory. You’ll want to see it for the cast.
 
Darrell Hammond takes over for Don Pardo on 'SNL'
NEW YORK

Darrell Hammond takes over for Don Pardo on 'SNL'

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
A familiar face — former cast member Darrell Hammond — is taking over for a familiar voice at "Saturday Night Live."
 
Isaak’s classy concert gets Egg audience up and dancing

Isaak’s classy concert gets Egg audience up and dancing

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
ALBANY — Chris Isaak put on a classy show Tuesday night at The Egg’s Hart Theater. Funny, genuine and mostly sad inside the songs, he moved through more than 20 1950s and early ’60s country-ish tunes.
 
Mohonasen teacher’s musical to open Friday

Mohonasen teacher’s musical to open Friday

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
Writing songs was always something Gail Sparlin enjoyed doing, and turning them into a full-fledged musical has also been great fun.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Ex-SPAC director Herb Chesbrough dies at 67

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
Herb Chesbrough, who served 26 years as executive director of Saratoga Performing Arts Center, died Tuesday evening after battling lymphoma.
 
'Easy Rider' bike going to auction
NEW YORK

'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Reads picks ‘Round House’

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
“The Round House” by Louise Erdrich has been selected by public vote as this year’s book of choice for Saratoga Reads, a community-wide reading program.
 
SCHENECTADY

Leno to bring act to Proctors

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno will bring his stand-up comedy to Proctors in March, one of four new shows announced Tuesday.
 
UN names DiCaprio a Messenger of Peace
NEW YORK

UN names DiCaprio a Messenger of Peace

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
The United Nations has named Leonardo DiCaprio a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change.
 
Live Whitney Houston CD/DVD to be released Nov. 11
NEW YORK

Live Whitney Houston CD/DVD to be released Nov. 11

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
A CD/DVD featuring Whitney Houston's first public performance — and her last one in 2012 — will be released Nov. 11.
 
Officials tout Proctors marquee as symbol of city’s bright future
SCHENECTADY

Officials tout Proctors marquee as symbol of city’s bright future

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
The new Proctors marquee was unveiled Monday afternoon, and it didn’t disappoint. It comes complete with flashing lights and a digital display that can change whenever Proctors pleases.
 
Reign at top comes to end for summer box office champ
LOS ANGELES

Reign at top comes to end for summer box office champ

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat “Guardians of the Galaxy” at movie theaters.
 
Gillibrand memoir highlights career challenges for women
ALBANY

Gillibrand memoir highlights career challenges for women

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
When women’s magazines recently previewed her new book “Off the Sidelines,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was not surprised the focus was on inappropriate remarks made by male congressional colleagues regarding her weight around the time she gave birth to her second child in 2008.
 
LATHAM

'Family Furniture' at Curtain Call is a winner

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014
A.R. Gurney once wrote a stage adaptation of Edwin Arlington Robinson’s poem “Richard Cory,” that ironic portrait of a rich, educated and stylish man who, to the shock of the working-class residents of a small town, commits suicide.
 
SCHENECTADY

Clifton Anderson offers vivacious swing in Schenectady

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Trombonist Clifton Anderson’s effervescent swing perfectly matched the mood of the veteran fans filling A Place for Jazz Friday. Fans brought the cheerful feel of a class reunion to the first show of the longstanding series.
 
 

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