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O.J. drama wins 5 Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES

O.J. drama wins 5 Emmy Awards

FX’s popular “American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson” had a triumphant showing at the 68th Primetime Emmys on Sunday night, capturing several acting awards and winning the honor for best limited series.

Emmy Awards 2016: things to look for at the ceremony

LOS ANGELES

Emmy Awards 2016: things to look for at the ceremony

Free of the controversy that overshadowed this year’s Academy Awards and its lineup of all-white acting nominees, the 68th Primetime Emmys arrive on ABC on Sunday night with the focus squarely on the awards at a time when there’s never been more competition in TV.

Henry Street Harvest Festival raises money for hospice home

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Henry Street Harvest Festival raises money for hospice home

The rain cleared in time on Sunday for vendors to line a block of Henry Street in Saratoga Springs as part of the Henry Street Harvest Festival.

Weird Al Yankovic entertains all ages at Proctors

SCHENECTADY

Weird Al Yankovic entertains all ages at Proctors

Weird Al Yankovic brought his circus act to Proctors Saturday night, telling us he has been touring since the early ‘80s and this tour – the Mandatory World Tour – brought him to Schenectady for the first time.

Harpsichord recital gives small survey of Baroque era

Harpsichordist David Schulenberg gave a recital Friday night at the University at Albany’s Performing Arts Center that provided a small survey of the Baroque era’s keyboard composers.

'Time Stands Still' a thoughtful drama in 7 snapshots

At Curtail Call Theatre, Donald Margulies’s thought-provoking drama 'Time Stands Still' is a set of seven snapshots in the lives of four people keenly aware that time marches on.

Footage is not all that’s shaky about ‘Blair Witch’

Footage is not all that’s shaky about ‘Blair Witch’

It wasn’t a smart script or great acting that made “The Blair Witch Project” a box office sensation in 1999. It was the creative way the movie was put together and promoted.

Stone makes Snowden story a Hollywood thriller

Stone makes Snowden story a Hollywood thriller

“Snowden” opens with the caveat that this is a “dramatization” of events that happened between 2004 and 2013. It’s an important message to keep in mind.

Bridget’s got a new groove: Zellweger character has fresh charm, humor

Bridget’s got a new groove: Zellweger character has fresh charm, humor

What a treat it is to dive back into the cozy world of Bridget Jones, who is the kind of old friend you can pick up with right where it left off, no matter how long it’s been.

As summer wanes, another weekend of festivals

As summer wanes, another weekend of festivals

Late-season festivals cluster on the calendar; a glorious mess: Irish 2000 in Ballston Spa, FreshGrass bluegrass at MASSMoCA in North Adams, Jazz at the Lake on Lake George, indie-, alt- and roots rock on Pearl Street.

Original ‘Jersey Boys’ cast  enjoys sounds of the ’60s

Original ‘Jersey Boys’ cast enjoys sounds of the ’60s

Longoria will join three other original cast members of “Jersey Boys” at Proctors Friday at 8 p.m. for “The Midtown Men,” a concert performance celebrating the music that defined the 1960s.

Show probes relationship of humans, natural world

Twenty artists explore how human society impacts planet Earth in “Future Perfect: Picturing the Anthropocene” at the University at Albany's University Art Museum.

Actress enjoys real feel of ‘Time’ conversations

At times in Donald Margulies’ 2010 play, “Time Stands Still,” the action gets really real, according to Allison Tebbano. “The dialogue has people cutting off other people and talking over other people,” said Tebbano, who plays Mandy in the Curtain Call production of Margulies’ Tony Award-nominated work, opening Friday.

Mabee Farm concert looks back at the ’60s

Mabee Farm concert looks back at the ’60s

Anyone filled with existential angst about their role in the world might want to relax and listen to Phil Ochs’ 1966 ballad, “When I’m Gone.”

Sharing the weirdness: Al Yankovic making Schenectady debut

Sharing the weirdness: Al Yankovic making Schenectady debut

Al Yankovic is only weird for two hours a day. Most of the time, he’s just a regular guy.

Gaelic Storm heads lineup for Irish 2000 Music & Arts Fest

Gaelic Storm heads lineup for Irish 2000 Music & Arts Fest

Good Irish music and good Irish moods will return to the Saratoga County Fairgrounds this weekend, as the Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival sounds off in Ballston Spa.

Schenectady to host debate on merits of porn

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady to host debate on merits of porn

Craig Gross, the founder of XXXChurch in Los Angeles, will sit down with well-known porn star Ron Jeremy on Sept. 27 from 7-10 p.m. at the GE Theatre for a conversation about pornography.

Ron Howard’s documentary on the Beatles to open at Proctors

Ron Howard’s documentary on the Beatles to open at Proctors

“Eight Days a Week” chronicles the astonishing wild ride the Beatles were on during the first half of their eight-year life as a group, through the height of Beatlemania.

Albany Civic's 'The Best Man' timely, razor-sharp political drama

ALBANY

Albany Civic's 'The Best Man' timely, razor-sharp political drama

Fifty-five years ago, playwright Gore Vidal’s "The Best Man," a biting drama about political posturing and pursuit of power, premiered on Broadway. Currently running at Albany Civic Theater, the play is timely, and it seems almost prescient.

Fall Arts preview (classical music): Mixed media concert at Siena intriguing

Fall Arts preview (classical music): Mixed media concert at Siena intriguing

String quartet ETHEL and mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink are among standouts on the fall calendar.

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