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Tragically Hip's Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer

Tragically Hip's Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer

Gord Downie of the Canadian rock band the Tragically Hip has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. The band announced the news in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

Scotia-Glenville kicks off slew of Memorial Day parades

CAPITAL REGION

Scotia-Glenville kicks off slew of Memorial Day parades

Lt. Col. Nicholas Dean, the 109th Airlift Wing inspector general, will serve as the grand marshal for the 88th annual Scotia-Glenville Memorial Day Parade, beginning today at 6:15 p.m. in the village of Scotia.

Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in 2004 sexual assault case

Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in 2004 sexual assault case

There is enough evidence that Bill Cosby assaulted a woman just over a decade ago to bring a criminal case against him to trial, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Schenectady's Music Haven series to open July 10

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady's Music Haven series to open July 10

The Music Haven Concert Series, continuing its tradition of “traveling the world one concert at a time,” opens its 2016 free summer schedule with a performance by Pape Diouf, July 10 in Schenectady’s Central Park.

Scotia announces Freedom Park concert series

SCOTIA

Scotia announces Freedom Park concert series

Scotia’s Freedom Park will open its free summer music series June 22 with a performance by alternative rock band SIRSY.

How to own a piece of ‘Mad Men’

How to own a piece of ‘Mad Men’

ScreenBid, which last year offered about 1,400 mostly small props and wardrobe pieces from AMC’s seven-season run of “Mad Men,” is getting down to the gold: At least another 1,500 props, many of which had been tied up in displays at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York and at Modernism Week in Palm Springs, California, will be on offer.

High school art students, NYC artist partner to bring dragon puppet to life

MIDDLEBURGH

High school art students, NYC artist partner to bring dragon puppet to life

Teresa Norfolk's art students at Middleburgh High School are working with New York City-based puppet artist Andy Gaukel to construct a dragon puppet for the West Fulton Puppet Festival scheduled for July 10 and 11.

'Angry Birds' unseats 'Captain America' at top of box office

'Angry Birds' unseats 'Captain America' at top of box office

A flock of "Angry Birds" edged out superheroes in "Captain America: Civil War" to take the top slot in domestic theaters.

Summer of the sequel at movie theaters

The summer of 2016 looks a whole lot like the summer of 2015, or 2014, or any other summer at the multiplexes where franchises and sequels, comic-book superheroes, stupid-with-a-capital-S comedies, and at least two movies with Kevin Hart in the cast dominate.

Director of Auto Museum hopes program educates safer drivers

Director of Auto Museum hopes program educates safer drivers

Jim Letts drives a silver Lincoln MKS to work. At work, he drives the Saratoga Automobile Museum.

Niska-Day 35 a fiesta to remember

NISKAYUNA

Niska-Day 35 a fiesta to remember

For many, Niska-Day is not just about the parade or the fair or performances.

Event to celebrate music of topical songwriter Ochs

Phil Ochs has been gone 40 years now, but his sister Sonny and WAMC radio host Wanda Fischer are making sure his music is never forgotten.

Crowd wowed by Milk Carton Kids’ delicate harmonies

Crowd wowed by Milk Carton Kids’ delicate harmonies

During The Milk Carton Kids' debut at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Thursday night, well received by an attentive crowd, it was clear why the singer-songwriters work so well together

Six Flags Great Escape debuts new roller coaster

QUEENSBURY

Six Flags Great Escape debuts new roller coaster

“Greezed Lightnin’” is rocking and rolling at the Great Escape, and the first reviews are boffo.

'Angry Birds’ movie will have you seeing Red

'Angry Birds’ movie will have you seeing Red

You’ll known why the birds are so mad after seeing “Angry Birds.” They’ve been saddled with a thin story, juvenile writing and a look that might be great for flying through the air but otherwise looks a little creepy.

These guys aren’t nice enough to make buddy movie work

These guys aren’t nice enough to make buddy movie work

The concept is solid and Shane Black’s formula for this kind of film has worked before. Where “The Good Guys” goes astray.

‘Neighbors 2’ flips script to great success

‘Neighbors 2’ flips script to great success

They've created a feminist party classic that’s completely current and doesn’t skimp on any of the wild humor.

Sarandon sparkles in ‘Meddler,’ a valentine to mothers

Sarandon sparkles in ‘Meddler,’ a valentine to mothers

The smooth, cozy charm of writer-director Lorene Scafaria’s “The Meddler” offers considerable seriocomic satisfaction in its story of a mother and a daughter, the meddler and the meddled with, respectively.

SCHENECTADY

Touching and timeless: Pianist brings Gershwin to life

With the help of vocalists Michael Andrew and Michelle Knight, a three-piece band that included bassist Jeff Ganz, drummer Daniel Glass and Peter Brainin on reeds, Gershwin home movies and rare film clips, George’s music and Ira’s lyrics spoke for themselves.

Caffe Lena anniversary show moves to Zankel

Caffe Lena anniversary show moves to Zankel

Caffe Lena’s anniversary show moves on Saturday to Skidmore’s Zankel Music Center (815 Broadway, Saratoga Springs); its heritage has outgrown its soon to expand home-since-1961 at 47 Phila St. Troy-born troubadour Sean Rowe headlines.

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