Leading man-type Casey ready to play comedy role

Leading man-type Casey ready to play comedy role

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Nick Casey may have the physical assets to play a romantic lead, but he likes to think he’s a versatile enough actor to handle any kind of role.
 
Winchester, Matthiessen memorable voices

Winchester, Matthiessen memorable voices

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Jesse Winchester, who died last week, made music that was rooted deep in America’s southland, but he escaped the Vietnam-era draft, fleeing to Montreal. Years later, he escaped from the music business; later comebacks brought him here periodically.
 

Wet Ink devoted to new electronic sounds

Thursday, April 17, 2014
New music is known for its exploration of sound, often with the use of electronics. There is no more formidable ensemble devoted to this concept than Wet Ink.
 
At Tribeca, movies are only part of the story
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At Tribeca, movies are only part of the story

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The Tribeca Film Festival is now a teenager. And like most teens, its eyes are on a lot of screens.
 

Earthy and ethereal, Rowe and Roohan wow at Hall

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Two exceptional local singers filled the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Saturday: the earthy, roof-rattling Sean Rowe and the heavenly, ethereal Maryleigh Roohan.
 
Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA stories
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Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA stories

Monday, April 14, 2014
The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts in stories based on thousands of secret documents handed over by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.
 
Donna Tartt wins fiction Pulitzer
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Donna Tartt wins fiction Pulitzer

Monday, April 14, 2014
Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch" has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
 
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NSA spy report among potential Pulitzer contenders

Monday, April 14, 2014
The Pulitzer Prizes, journalism's highest honor, will be announced Monday.
 
'Captain America' unstoppable at box office
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'Captain America' unstoppable at box office

Sunday, April 13, 2014
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” continued to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as the film took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 million overseas.
 
Beachcombers show wonders of the deep in seashell collection

Beachcombers show wonders of the deep in seashell collection

Sunday, April 13, 2014
Treasures from the ocean turn up in the most unusual places. How about in South Troy, in a Plain Jane neighborhood more than 100 miles from the Atlantic?
 
Motivational speaker returns to magic at Steamer 10

Motivational speaker returns to magic at Steamer 10

Sunday, April 13, 2014
Jim Snack used to do magic to make a living. Now he does it for the sheer joy.
 

President Obama attends 'A Raisin in the Sun'

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Tickets to watch Denzel Washington on Broadway in "A Raisin in the Sun" are hard to come by, but one man managed it — President Barack Obama.

 
Chamber group to play Paris conservatory works
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Chamber group to play Paris conservatory works

Friday, April 11, 2014
Traditional chamber works are on the program at SCCC on Wednesday
 
Costner carries the ball but football draft story is dry

Costner carries the ball but football draft story is dry

Friday, April 11, 2014
To NFL fans, "Draft Day" is a reasonably interesting peek behind the scenes of football wheeling and dealing. But for the casual fan and the casual filmgoer, it can be a bit of a melodramatic bore.
 
Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show
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Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show

Thursday, April 10, 2014
CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, who will take over the "Late Show" next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television supremacy.
 
 

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