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American Pharoah is all the buzz in Saratoga

American Pharoah is all the buzz in Saratoga

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015
In ancient civilization, all worshipped and adored the Egyptian pharaoh. In modern civilization, all fans of horse racing worship and adore the American Pharoah.
 
Roping, riding, barrel racing … all right in Malta
MALTA

Roping, riding, barrel racing … all right in Malta

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
The bright lights, flying dirt and beating hooves of the rodeo are a lot closer than people might realize.
 
Katrina anniversary evokes city’s great music

Katrina anniversary evokes city’s great music

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
Ten years ago tomorrow, Hurricane Katrina slammed ashore east of New Orleans. When the levees failed, floodwaters drowned nearly two thousand residents of America’s most musical, magical city.
The first music I ever loved was what we call Dixieland up here but is revered (and still played) as traditional jazz in New Orleans.
 
Art regional challenges viewers’ imaginations

Art regional challenges viewers’ imaginations

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
Art unlocks our minds and whisks us to forgotten places. It touches hearts, connects human souls and stirs our creative juices. And there’s no better place to do this than at the annual Mohawk Hudson Regional art show, this year at the University Art Museum in Albany.
 
Acting class led Sutton to Civic Theater role

Acting class led Sutton to Civic Theater role

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
Galway native and long-time attorney John Sutton is playing Inspector Rough in Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 play “Angel Street,” opening Friday at Albany Civic Theater and running through Sept. 13.
 
‘No Escape’ provides thrills, chills — and an ugly worldview

‘No Escape’ provides thrills, chills — and an ugly worldview

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
If what you’re seeking in the doldrums of August is stomach-churning, eye-watering suspense, “No Escape” delivers just that — but falls short with a tone-deaf story and extremely xenophobic worldview.
 
Beach House offers moody, interesting show

Beach House offers moody, interesting show

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
Beach House, the “dream pop” duo from Baltimore, played Monday night at the Upstate Concert Hall.
 

Fab Faux, 2 other shows added to Egg lineup

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
The Egg has added three performances to its 2015-16 performance schedule.
 

Dead and Company to play TU Center

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
The band Dead and Company will play at the Times Union Center at 7 p.m. Oct. 29.
 
CBS6’s Ed O’Brien in declining health
NISKAYUNA

CBS6’s Ed O’Brien in declining health

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
The health situation of Ed O’Brien, longtime morning anchorman at CBS6, has changed. “The aggressive nature of the disease has advanced. We continue to hold Ed and his family in our prayers as he transitions from receiving treatment to finding relief," a statement on the CBS6 website said today. O'Brien is battling cancer.
 
PBS taking live, three-night look at Monterey Bay
NEW YORK

PBS taking live, three-night look at Monterey Bay

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
PBS is bringing a live whale watch into the nation's living rooms — and throwing in some seals, sea otters, dolphins and pelicans.
 
Philadelphia Orchestra ends run at SPAC on high note
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Philadelphia Orchestra ends run at SPAC on high note

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
The final week of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s residency at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center gave huge crowds the pleasure and privilege of watching the orchestra’s music director Yannick Nezet-Seguin in action.
 
'Black Comedy' a rollicking good time
BENNINGTON, Vt.

'Black Comedy' a rollicking good time

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015
Peter Shaffer’s long one-act “Black Comedy” is pure, unadulterated fun, and for the 80 minutes you’re in your seat, you will thoroughly enjoy both the clever script and the ensemble work of Oldcastle’s fine cast.
 
EMPAC curator scours globe for challenging music
TROY

EMPAC curator scours globe for challenging music

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015
Performances at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are always explorations of sound. The guy behind most of these concerts is Argeo Ascani, curator, producer, director, researcher and talent scout.
 
‘Hitman: Agent 47’ is dead on arrival

‘Hitman: Agent 47’ is dead on arrival

Friday, Aug. 21, 2015
The overly serious “Hitman: Agent 47” is so coldblooded, it’s practically reptilian.
 
 

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