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Agent: ’Lawrence of Arabia’ star Omar Sharif has Alzheimer’s

Agent: ’Lawrence of Arabia’ star Omar Sharif has Alzheimer’s

Monday, May 25, 2015
LOS ANGELES — Legendary “Lawrence of Arabia” actor Omar Sharif is battling Alzheimer’s disease, his agent Steve Kenis confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday.
 
Rolling Stones kick off stadium tour in San Diego

Rolling Stones kick off stadium tour in San Diego

Monday, May 25, 2015
The Rolling Stones launched their “Zip Code” North American tour in San Diego on Sunday with more than two hours of music.
 

John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success

Monday, May 25, 2015
Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that would make him a household name even more so than his achievements in mathematics
 
Actress and comedian Anne Meara dies at 85

Actress and comedian Anne Meara dies at 85

Monday, May 25, 2015
Actress and comedian Anne Meara, whose comic work with husband Jerry Stiller helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, has died. She was 85.

 
Review: Carlile takes Palace crowd on electrifying 2-hour ride
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Review: Carlile takes Palace crowd on electrifying 2-hour ride

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Review: It takes some gumption to start a show with your most recognized song, but Brandi Carlile has plenty of that. It’s what made her performance so thrilling at the Palace on Saturday night.
 

All eyes on Coen brothers as Cannes readies for Palme d'Or

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Just what film directors Joel and Ethan Coen are thinking is a question that has long bedeviled moviegoers. Now they have the Cannes Film Festival on pins and needles, too.

 
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Music review: Isbell nixes stereotype of South’s music

Saturday, May 23, 2015
This was no “Sweet Home Alabama” to some sentimentalized Southland.
 

Author to discuss 6 Revolutionary War veterans' photographs

Saturday, May 23, 2015
An author of several books on the Revolutionary War is giving a talk at an upstate New York battlefield about veterans of the American Revolution who lived long enough into the 19th century to have their photographs taken.

 
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Ex-Drive-By Trucker delivers hard-edged music about rusting rural America

Saturday, May 23, 2015
This was no “Sweet Home Alabama” to some sentimentalized southland. On Friday at The Egg, Alabama-born ex-Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell instead made hard-edged, clear-eyed music about rusting, half-abandoned rural America – bypassed by the interstates, by progress and by recovery – where frayed finances fracture families into shards of drugs and violence. Collecting those shards into a mirror, he sang an image of desperation; and it was beautiful.
 
Here comes summer: Our picks for the best in the arts

Here comes summer: Our picks for the best in the arts

Friday, May 22, 2015
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and the calendar is crammed with theater, music, dance and art shows. The Gazette’s arts writers have pored over the calendar, and chosen a few highlights. Here’s what they say you shouldn’t miss.
 

Lineup set for SaratogaArtsFest

Friday, May 22, 2015
The ninth annual SaratogaArtsFest from June 12 to 14 will offer a lineup of music, visual art, film and dance all over the city as it celebrates the centennial of the signing of the Saratoga Springs charter in 1915.
 
TLC pulls Duggar family series amid misconduct reports

TLC pulls Duggar family series amid misconduct reports

Friday, May 22, 2015
TLC pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule on Friday, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile.
 
A hardy heroine for today’s crowd

A hardy heroine for today’s crowd

Friday, May 22, 2015
“Far From the Madding Crowd,” Thomas Hardy’s story of unrequited longing, asks: What brings happiness to marriage beyond capricious luck?
 

World of the future not everything that dreamers imagine

Friday, May 22, 2015
“Tomorrowland” is Brad Bird’s Jeremiad against the dystopia that is modern culture, with its yen for zombie apocalypses, environmental catastrophes and the 24 hours of fear telecast by cable news.
 
Bluegrass to groove pop: Summer music in Ballston Spa

Bluegrass to groove pop: Summer music in Ballston Spa

Thursday, May 21, 2015
The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association will begin its free concert series on June 25 with a performance by the country band Aged in the Hills at Wiswall Park on Front St.
 
 

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