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Alice Cooper show will get 'political'

Alice Cooper show will get 'political'

The candidates for the White House do not want to share the stage with rock star Alice Cooper, but it’s going to happen anyway Wednesday, at the Palace Theatre.

Next step unclear for Keepers of the Circle

ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Next step unclear for Keepers of the Circle

Keepers of the Circle Inc., a Native American organization founded in 1991 and located on the southern banks of the Mohawk River in western Schenectady County since 2000, have lost their non-profit status, leaving them on uncertain ground.

Albany Symphony gala a celebration for director Miller

ALBANY

Albany Symphony gala a celebration for director Miller

The Albany Symphony Orchestra’s Saturday night gala at the Palace Theatre turned out to be a celebration for music director David Alan Miller’s 25 years at the helm.

Buffalo museum, ready to expand, raises money at breakneck pace

BUFFALO

Buffalo museum, ready to expand, raises money at breakneck pace

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, N.Y. will soon be called the Buffalo Albright-Knox-Gundlach Art Museum to honor Jeffrey Gundlach, who is contributing to the expansion.

Surprise! Snapchat has a new name and now sells glasses

Surprise! Snapchat has a new name and now sells glasses

"You can search Snapchat or Spectacles for the fun stuff and leave Snap Inc. for the Wall Street crowd :)," chief executive Evan Spiegel said in a blog post.

Town has Bavarian blast at annual Oktoberfest

GLENVILLE

Town has Bavarian blast at annual Oktoberfest

The seventh annual Glenville Oktoberfest was held Saturday at Maalwyck Park and featured German food, drink, dress and dance.

Comic Steven Wright paints his own world

Comic Steven Wright paints his own world

“When you wake up in the morning until you go to sleep, thousands of pieces of information come past you,” said Steven Wright, who on Saturday night brings his offbeat comedy to The Egg in Albany.

Enthusiastic crowd flocks to LarkFest

ALBANY

Enthusiastic crowd flocks to LarkFest

Albany's largest street party celebrated its 35th year this Saturday afternoon, featuring three stages of music and dozens of local vendors.

‘Annie’ misses mark at times, hits the target too

SLOC's latest production, "Annie Get Your Gun," is a hit and a miss, but still shines.

Why amazing video games could be causing a big problem for America

Why amazing video games could be causing a big problem for America

While unemployment rates are going down, some young men are still not working or not working full-time. One reason, according to economists from Princeton, the University of Rochester and the University of Chicago: advancements in video game technology.

Schenectady native pens book on early years of the Mets

Schenectady native pens book on early years of the Mets

With the New York Mets in the midst of a struggle to reach the postseason, what better time to read about the team’s glory days of the early 1960s?

Kwan, at two pianos, delivers intense show at EMPAC

Kwan, at two pianos, delivers intense show at EMPAC

The futuristic sounds of Georg Friedrich Haas’ “Trois Hommages” that pianist Mabel Kwan performed opened the ears of a sold-out group of new music devotees.

Film nearly as dysfunctional as family it depicts

Crises of masculinity abound in John Krasinski’s second directorial effort, “The Hollars.”

Polish director’s horror film evokes legacy of Nazis

Polish director’s horror film evokes legacy of Nazis

“Just a normal wedding,” the mother of the bride sniffs more than halfway through Marcin Wrona’s “Demon.”

Animated ‘Storks’ delivers wacky weirdness

Welcome to the very strange, and strangely moving, world of “Storks.”

'Magnificent Seven' misses the target

'Magnificent Seven' misses the target

It’s an appealing concept — bad guys who can be good, loners who can work together and find camaraderie in a team when it comes to protecting innocents.

Best-selling author talks 'others' at SCCC

SCHENECTADY

Best-selling author talks 'others' at SCCC

Wes Moore has a long list of accolades that follows his name as a speaker. But none of them equate to success, Moore told a crowd of students, faculty and community members at Schenectady County Community College on Thursday.

Radio drama to be presented live in Amsterdam

Before you hear it on the radio, see it live at the Century Club. That’s what creator/director/writer Jay Towne hopes people are thinking on Saturday when the Minutiae Radio Players perform episode three of “Minutiae” live at 2:30 p.m. at the Century Club at 130 Guy Park Ave. in Amsterdam. The show will air be broadcast on WCSS, 1490 AM early next year.

Actress’s ability to cry brings success on stage

Actress’s ability to cry brings success on stage

The talents required to be a successful actor are vast and varied, and for Laurie O’Brien, one of those skills came surprisingly easy.

Maria Muldaur, Trixie Whitley coming to town

Maria Muldaur, Trixie Whitley coming to town

Blues mama Maria Muldaur plays the Van Dyck on Saturday, and bluesman’s daughter Trixie Whitley plays Club Helsinki on Sunday.

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