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Review: Curtain Call finds humor, hope in battling depression

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
Review: How can a story of five people all trapped by depression and loss, mired in a mass of inertia and sorrow, be entertaining? Good question. Playwright Kim Rosenstock has crafted a humorous and human answer with her play “Tigers Be Still.”
 
ALBANY

Review: Currie, ASO debut sensational percussion concerto

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
Review: Julia Wolfe’s sensational percussion concerto, “riSE and fLY,” with the equally sensational Scottish percussionist Colin Currie, got its U.S. premiere Saturday night with the Albany Symphony Orchestra at the Palace Theatre.
 
AP Exclusive: Academy president responds to Oscar firestorm

AP Exclusive: Academy president responds to Oscar firestorm

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015
Responding for the first time to the firestorm of criticism over the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations, film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs says the all-white acting slate inspires her to accelerate the academy's push to be more inclusive. She also hopes the film industry as a whole will continue to strive for greater diversity.
 
Best-seller about boy's journey to heaven is pulled
NEW YORK

Best-seller about boy's journey to heaven is pulled

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
A best-selling account of a 6-year-old boy's journey to heaven and back has been pulled after the boy retracted his story.
 

Phish's Anastasio joins Dead for July shows

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio will join the four surviving members of The Grateful Dead for three shows in Chicago, July 3-5.
 
Idina Menzel, John Legend to sing before Super Bowl XLIX
NEW YORK

Idina Menzel, John Legend to sing before Super Bowl XLIX

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
"Frozen" star Idina Menzel will sing the national anthem before the Super Bowl kicks off next month.
 
SPAC aiming for healthier lawn
SARATOGA SPRINGS

SPAC aiming for healthier lawn

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Weather and huge crowds courtesy of acts like the Dave Matthews Band and Phish did a number on the lawn at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center last year.
 
‘Birdman,’ ‘Budapest’ top Oscar noms with 9 nods
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.

‘Birdman,’ ‘Budapest’ top Oscar noms with 9 nods

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
The 87th annual Academy Award nominations have been announced in Beverly Hills, California, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
 
Box-office hits seem assured of a snub in Oscar nominations

Box-office hits seem assured of a snub in Oscar nominations

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Unless David Fincher's "Gone Girl" or Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" unexpectedly crash the party, the most certain thing absent at Thursday's Oscar nominations will be major box-office hits.

 
Driver back home for monster truck jam at TU Center

Driver back home for monster truck jam at TU Center

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Horsepower is Todd Morey’s business.
 
Two plays explore facets of the human condition at Curtain Call, Cap Rep

Two plays explore facets of the human condition at Curtain Call, Cap Rep

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
"Tigers Be Still” is a great new play according to Christine Doidge, and it’s also unique.
 
Percussionist will use body and found objects

Percussionist will use body and found objects

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Scottish percussionist Colin Currie had one stipulation when he asked composer Julia Wolfe to write him a new concerto.
 
Jukebox: One-man bands and some bigger ones

Jukebox: One-man bands and some bigger ones

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Like Jim Gaudet and His Railroad Boys last weekend, Sean Rowe — another Local 518/national attraction — has sold out Caffe Lena, this Sunday. Fortunately, Lena’s (47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs) has added a Monday afternoon show.
 
‘Jersey Boys’ is a memorable, nostalgic evening
SCHENECTADY

‘Jersey Boys’ is a memorable, nostalgic evening

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
“Oh, what a night!” Lyrics from the Four Seasons’ hit “December, 1963,” the song that opens “Jersey Boys” and serves as an encore that had Tuesday night’s full house on its feet. And it’s what you’ll be saying to your friends the next day at work.
 
'Paw-paparazzi' take note: World Dog Awards honor star pets
LOS ANGELES

'Paw-paparazzi' take note: World Dog Awards honor star pets

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
Awards season is underway in Hollywood, but one show will roll out green turf instead of red carpet and celebrate achievements like best mutt instead of best actor.
 
 

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