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With songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dwayne Johnson sails into another Disney hit with 'Moana'

With songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dwayne Johnson sails into another Disney hit with 'Moana'

From musical score to animation and story line, 'Moana' is destined to be a hit for Disney this holiday season.

Florence Henderson, 'The Brady Bunch' mom, dies at 82

Florence Henderson, 'The Brady Bunch' mom, dies at 82

LOS ANGELES -- Florence Henderson, whose portrayal of Carol Brady on the iconic television show “The Brady Bunch” created an idealized mother figure for an entire generation, died Thursday. She was 82.

Gia, a Greyhound, wins the National Dog Show

Gia, a Greyhound, wins the National Dog Show

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off a day of annual traditions, but if you're a dog lover, the real show began at noon. We're talking about the National Dog Show.

A joyful Thanksgiving parade, beyond the barricades

NEW YORK

A joyful Thanksgiving parade, beyond the barricades

The Macy's Thanksgiving parade is a daunting event to protect.

Acting, technical pleasures highlight 'Curious Incident'

SCHENECTADY

Acting, technical pleasures highlight 'Curious Incident'

There is no denying the theatrical pleasures in the award-winning play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”

Despite success, Evancho sees talent as a gift

Despite success, Evancho sees talent as a gift

Jackie Evancho will play the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Saturday night.

Sch’dy Pipe Band will record live CD Sunday

Sch’dy Pipe Band will record live CD Sunday

The Schenectady Pipe Band will record a centennial CD in front of a live audience at 3 p.m. Sunday at Proctors’ GE Theatre, to help celebrate its 100th year.

Gift of music can be welcome holiday treat

Gift of music can be welcome holiday treat

It’s gift-shopping time, for gift-worthy recordings, recommended alphabetically, by artist.

Rideout’s versatility will be on display in Cap Rep’s ‘Camelot’

Rideout’s versatility will be on display in Cap Rep’s ‘Camelot’

Every time Leenya Rideout updates her resume, she wonders just how much information she should include.

Supernatural sounds fill TSO Christmas show

Supernatural sounds fill TSO Christmas show

The Times Union Center in Albany will turn into a haunted house this Sunday. Paul O’Neill— creator, lyricist and composer of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra — believes people will enjoy the chills and thrills that come with “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, The Best of TSO and More,” the big attraction for this season’s TSO tour. The show will play twice at the Times Union Center, at 3 and 7:30 p.m., and will repeat the 2015 TSO holiday concert.

Give them a hand! Musicals stage a comeback

Give them a hand! Musicals stage a comeback

It's musical theater geekdom, for the win.

Reports: Kanye West hospitalized following police call about erratic behavior

Reports: Kanye West hospitalized following police call about erratic behavior

Kanye West reportedly agreed Monday afternoon to check into a Los Angeles hospital for observation following a week of increasingly unhinged behavior.

‘Rules Don’t Apply’ is a frantic mess

‘Rules Don’t Apply’ is a frantic mess

What better way to round out the month of November 2016 than with a hectic, over-stuffed biopic about an eccentric billionaire despot who uses his inherited wealth to make a giant mess of things in both the entertainment industry and federal government?

‘Moana’ will warmly fill your heart & soul

‘Moana’ will warmly fill your heart & soul

Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) isn’t your average Disney heroine. For one thing, she has no interest in the title of “princess.”

‘Loving’ turns history into an intimate drama

‘Loving’ turns history into an intimate drama

A century after the Civil War abolished slavery, laws enforcing racial segregation criminalized marriage, and sometimes also sex, between members of different races.

This ‘Santa’ is more sad than bad

This ‘Santa’ is more sad than bad

Thornton is back in his grody Kris Kringle disguise, his highly combustible temper out of control just as before.

Brad Pitt disappoints in ‘Allied’

Brad Pitt disappoints in ‘Allied’

It’s fair to draw a line between 2005’s “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” in which Pitt and Angelina Jolie starred as a pair of married spies, and “Allied,” in which he stars with Marion Cotillard as a pair of married spies.

Kanye West show in Albany canceled

ALBANY

Kanye West show in Albany canceled

The on-again, off-again Kanye West tour stop in Albany is now off, according to Live Nation and the Los Angeles Times.

Green Day gets political at the AMAs; Justin Bieber wins big

Green Day gets political at the AMAs; Justin Bieber wins big

Green Day is at its best when a widely divisive president ascends to power.

Octavo singers tackle Bruckner's work in Clifton Park

CLIFTON PARK

Octavo singers tackle Bruckner's work in Clifton Park

The Octavo Singers took on two of Anton Bruckner’s choral works Saturday night at St. George’s Episcopal Church and did remarkably well.

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