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Hospital volunteers offer a human touch to visitors, patients

Hospital volunteers offer a human touch to visitors, patients

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
With both parents in the medical profession, Niskayuna High junior Isabel Kim figured she knew what to expect when she began volunteering at Ellis Hospital earlier this summer. Well, she was wrong.
 
Travers Restaurant Week puts spotlight on region’s best eateries
CAPITAL REGION

Travers Restaurant Week puts spotlight on region’s best eateries

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
Travers 1864 Restaurant Week, now in its fifth year, features special fixed-price menus at 33 restaurants around the Capital Region in celebration of the oldest major stakes race in the country.
 
LENOX, Mass.

Durang’s farce both moving and hilarious

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
In “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” Christopher Durang’s Tony-award winning play running at Shakespeare & Company, you see another side of Durang: He’s finally grown up.
 

Barrington’s ‘Dancing Lessons’ is stale story

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014
Barrington Stage’s world premiere of Mark St. Germain’s new play “Dancing Lessons” can't be saved by the fine performance of its lead actor.
 
Minnesota woman, 74, keeps up daily walking routine for 20 years

Minnesota woman, 74, keeps up daily walking routine for 20 years

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014
Joan Monson, 74, has walked at least 3 miles every day for more than 20 years.
 
What to serve with your Labor Day burgers and dogs

What to serve with your Labor Day burgers and dogs

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
Burgers. Dogs. Steaks. Maybe some sausages. We know you've got the grilling part of your Labor Day cookout covered. So rather than mess with that, we'll offer up some delicious sides that will complement whatever else you have on the menu.
 

Blithe spirits romp through fast-paced ‘Figaro’ production

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
Hubbard Hall Opera Theatre’s production of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” is a hit. Artistic director Alix Jones has once again gathered an ensemble of singers, who nail every aria and act with a convincing naturalness.
 

Woody Allen produces frothy film that would evaporate without Firth

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
With “Magic in the Moonlight,” Woody Allen turns out a well-wrought and clever but lightweight bauble set in late-1920s France that echoes the European daydream of his 2011 hit, “Midnight in Paris.”
 

Youthful stars, witty banter make tried-and-true format work again

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
The recipe for romantic comedies is so well-known and foolproof that the great mystery about them is how rarely the romantic fools in Hollywood get it right.
 

Buddy cop film lacks excitement

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
There are two elements in a buddy cop movie — serious or funny — that have to work. The cops need to connect as friends and be entertaining.
 

Director’s conception of dystopian future helps ‘The Giver’ avoid clichés

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
“The Giver,” director Phillip Noyce’s handsomely wrought take on Lois Lowry’s bestseller, may suffer for sins not of its own making.
 
Banderas sparkles in otherwise ‘Expendable’ flick

Banderas sparkles in otherwise ‘Expendable’ flick

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
Antonio Banderas pretty much steals “The Expendables 3.” But at this stage in that winded franchise, that amounts to petty theft.
 

A hit or miss offering by Brazilian hip-hop troupe

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
Hip-hop is a solo art. Thus, it takes effort, a lot of effort, to transform a crew of house and break dancers into a cohesive ensemble.
 
Mom’s challenge: trying to detox from negative self-talk
NISKAYUNA

Mom’s challenge: trying to detox from negative self-talk

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
Niskayuna mom Tracy Villaume is monitoring her own negative thoughts as part of "The Today Show's" 30-Day Detox Challenge that invites viewers to give up vices.
 
It's time for corn!

It's time for corn!

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
For most of us, piping hot, slathered with butter and sprinkled with salt really is the best way to enjoy corn on the cob.
 
 

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