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Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin top Cohoes Music Hall lineup

Taylor and Chapin at the Cohoes Music Hall? That has a pretty good ring to it.

Actress says ‘Love, Loss’ resonates with women

Actress says ‘Love, Loss’ resonates with women

For Amy Lane, a huge fan of Nora Ephron’s movies, the opportunity to be in one of her plays was a no-brainer. Lane will be one of five actresses making up the cast of “Love, Loss, and What I Wore,” opening Friday at Curtain Call Theatre in Latham.

Pianist Alexander bringing good vibes to town

Pianist Alexander bringing good vibes to town

Jamaican-born pianist Monty Alexander brings his orchestra to Schenectady on Sunday, to perform on the Agnes Macdonald Music Haven Stage in Central Park.

Diggory’s art reflects passion for pairings

Diggory’s art reflects passion for pairings

Anne Diggory's exhibit, "Reverberations," which opens Friday at Valley Artisans in the Washington County village of Cambridge, contains "pairs of similar objects, pairs of dissimilar objects that have similar shapes or pairings of similar patterns of shapes."

These Doobies feature former Albany resident

These Doobies feature former Albany resident

The Doobie Decibel System’s home base is San Francisco — way out west. Heading east is no problem.

‘Richard III’ was impetus for soldier’s story

‘Richard III’ was impetus for soldier’s story

Stephan Wolfert doesn’t have any great war stories. The soldier turned actor, however, does appreciate as well as anyone the difficulty of leaving the Army and heading back to civilian life.

‘Crucible,’ ‘Thieving Magpie’ superb at Glimmerglass

Glimmerglass Opera is presenting two highly contrasting operas that are must-sees: Robert Ward’s “The Crucible” (1961) and Gioachino Rossini’s rarely performed “The Thieving Magpie” (1817).

Glenville magician secures ‘Talent’ finalist slot

GLENVILLE

Glenville magician secures ‘Talent’ finalist slot

A local magician had one last trick up his sleeve to get back on to the “America’s Got Talent” stage despite an earlier elimination.

Young performers shine at Tanglewood festival

LENOX, Mass.

Young performers shine at Tanglewood festival

The weekend’s concert repertory at Tanglewood was sharply split. While the Boston Symphony Orchestra performed Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak and Sibelius in the 5,000-seat Koussevitzky Music Shed, the 1,000-seat Seiji Ozawa Hall presented five days of Tanglewood’s dirty little secret, the Festival of Contemporary Music.

Marni Nixon, the singing voice behind the screen, dies at 86

Marni Nixon, the singing voice behind the screen, dies at 86

Marni Nixon, the American cinema’s most unsung singer, died Sunday in New York.

Taylor Swift is summering in Rhode Island. Locals just shake it off.

Taylor Swift is summering in Rhode Island. Locals just shake it off.

With its old-money summer colony — a cohort of privacy-loving, multigenerational families tucked into century-old shingled houses — and its diminutive main drag, the picturesque Bay Street, this town is a curious choice for a megawatt celebrity like Swift, 26.

Does reading fiction make you a better person?

Does reading fiction make you a better person?

In 2006, Oatley helped conduct a study that linked reading fiction to better performance on empathy and social acumen tests.

Former apprentice happy to get role of Juliet in play

Former apprentice happy to get role of Juliet in play

For Raya Malcolm, spending a month or so working in Saratoga Springs is a great way to spend the summer.

Latest 'Ice Age' disappoints

Latest 'Ice Age' disappoints

Fourteen years after the first "Ice Age" animated film was a hit, the fifth installment in the franchise, "Ice Age: Collision Course," rolls into theaters. Is it inevitable?

'Ab Fab' makes a wickedly funny return

'Ab Fab' makes a wickedly funny return

This outlandish, flamboyant British trifle is like a glass of champagne directly to the face of these dog days of a very trying summer.

'Lights Out' will make you afraid of the dark if you weren't already

'Lights Out' will make you afraid of the dark if you weren't already

David F. Sandberg's excellent horror flick "Lights Out" is a film about common fears and universal phobias; about things that go bump in the night, and exist only in the dark.

'Hunt for the Wilderpeople' worth searching out

'Hunt for the Wilderpeople' worth searching out

Add this to your list of movies to see this month. Actually, make it first on the lineup.

New ‘Star Trek’ a little too familiar

New ‘Star Trek’ a little too familiar

After its impressive “Star Trek” reboot and entertaining sequel, Paramount Pictures faces the inevitable moment when a longtime meal ticket begins to deliver leftovers.

Review: NYC Ballet in splendid form for opener

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Review: NYC Ballet in splendid form for opener

Wednesday night was an historic night for the Saratoga Performing Arts Center as the New York City Ballet opened the 50th anniversary celebration with the same ballet that inaugurated the first SPAC season in 1966: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

‘The Dancing Athlete’ a new museum exhibit

What do hockey and dance have in common?

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