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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer premieres

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer premieres

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014
“Star Wars” fans, rejoice! Walt Disney Pictures and LucasFilm unveiled today the highly anticipated teaser trailer to "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.”
 
Queen of crime writing PD James dies aged 94

Queen of crime writing PD James dies aged 94

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014
P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature.

 

Super Soul Fest one reason to be thankful

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
We have plenty to be thankful for, apart from not having Buffalo’s weather. Even in this holiday stretch, we have lots of live music here while the kids are home from wherever and need a night out.
 
Trans-Siberian Orchestra opens ‘The Christmas Attic’

Trans-Siberian Orchestra opens ‘The Christmas Attic’

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
Paul O’Neill likes the early Christmas rush.
 
ALBANY

Cap Rep's 'Secret Garden' cancelled tonight

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
Because of the illness of an actor in the cast of “The Secret Garden,” tonight’s 7:30 performance at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany has been cancelled
 
Plucky penguins return for new adventure

Plucky penguins return for new adventure

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
Blame it on lowered expectations for the umpteenth cartoon starring those commando penguins from “Madagascar,” over-exposed little darlings who stole all those movies and went on to star in their own spin-off TV series.
 
Fund growing for Troy gallery director injured in assault

Fund growing for Troy gallery director injured in assault

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
It’s been just over three weeks since Ray Felix, an award-winning photographer, artist and director of the Fulton Street Gallery, was seriously injured during a brutal assault, and a fund established to help him with his medical bills continues to grow.
 

Menzel to perform at Tanglewood in August

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Singer Idina Menzel will be coming to Tanglewood in August as part of her 2015 world tour.
 
LOS ANGELES

One Direction, Perry, Azalea honored at music awards

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan, while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out heavyweights Eminem and Drake in the rap categories.
 

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
NEW YORK

'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.
 
SCHENECTADY

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
NEW YORK

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.
 
 

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