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Sawyer Fredericks to make return appearance on 'Voice' Tuesday

FULTONVILLE

Sawyer Fredericks to make return appearance on 'Voice' Tuesday

Winner of “The Voice” in 2015, Fredericks will return to the show Tuesday night at 8 on NBC.

Hulu is said to plan full cable and broadcast channel streaming

Hulu is planning to introduce the service early next year. While pricing details are still being determined, the new service is expected to cost about $40 a month.

PROVIDENCE, R.I.

After 145 years, Ringling Bros. Circus elephants perform for the last time

Decades of litigation, protest and mounting scrutiny from swaths of animal rights activists, as well as a shifting public opinion toward the captivity and use of wild animals for entertainment, forced the circus to phase out its long-running elephant act for good. Feld Entertainment Inc., the circus's parent company, announced the decision in March 2015, initially planning to retire their remaining touring elephants by 2018. But nearly a year later, the company said their elephants would perform for the final time in May, at least 18 months earlier than expected.

For Obama's final correspondents' dinner, the obvious targets: Trump, Cruz and himself

In his final performance as stand-up comedy's commander in chief, President Obama shticked the landing at Saturday's annual White House correspondents' dinner, cracking wise about the election, his waning days as president and, of course, Donald Trump.

Justin Bieber: ‘It’s not how we fall — it’s how we rise’

Justin Bieber: ‘It’s not how we fall — it’s how we rise’

This past year has been a Justin Bieber renaissance.

Shovah to play favorite role in favorite show at SLOC

Shovah to play favorite role in favorite show at SLOC

The Schenectady Light Opera Company’s production of Mel Brooks’ musical comedy classic, “The Producers,” begins Friday night and runs for two weekends. Eric Shovah wishes it was a bit longer. Quite a bit longer, actually.

Bastion of folk music toasts its future

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Bastion of folk music toasts its future

Caffe Lena this weekend hosted Folkathon!, a musical festival featuring dozens of artists that is part of their $1.5 million capital campaign in support of the renovation.

ALBANY

Sinopoli retrospective takes works to a higher level

In the past 25 years, choreographer Ellen Sinopoli created more than 75 works. And some of her best were on display Friday night at The Egg where her Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company celebrated its silver anniversary with a stellar, glowing retrospective of some of her best creations.

PALATINE BRIDGE

Palatine Bridge church concert set on historic organ

There will be a concert celebrating Trinity Lutheran Church’s historic organ at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6 at the church, 5426 Route 10 north.

Get your Beyoncé reading list into formation

Get your Beyoncé reading list into formation

Beyoncé is both propelling and profiting from these conversations about black women's place in the world.

Panel makes path to Tony much harder for ‘Shuffle’

The committee of Broadway insiders that decides which productions will be eligible for which Tony awards declared Friday that the show, with a full title of “Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed,” is a new musical, despite efforts by its producers to have it called a revival.

Animated sci-fi film ‘Ratchet & Clank’ is lame attempt to lure kids, gamers

Based on a popular Playstation game, the sci-fi animated feature “Ratchet & Clank” seeks to capture the kid-friendly audience this weekend, as well as the gamer crowd who have a familiarity with the space-based game characters.

Documentary goes behind the scenes of the Met gala

Every year, actors, musicians and models team up with big-name designers to have some fun with fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Key and Peele reunite in 'Keanu,' and it’s hilarious

Key and Peele reunite in 'Keanu,' and it’s hilarious

If you watched the trailer for “Keanu” — starring Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key of Comedy Central’s beloved series “Key & Peele” — and wondered “is this a real movie?” you’re not alone.

The sun also sinks on ‘Papa’

The sun also sinks on ‘Papa’

“Papa: Hemingway in Cuba” is the first American feature shot entirely on location in Havana since 1959.

Mother deserves better than this film for her special calendar day

Mother deserves better than this film for her special calendar day

It seems there’s no stopping Garry Marshall’s terrifying cinematic rampage on our nation’s treasured holidays.

2,000 pigeons will put on a light show in Brooklyn

2,000 pigeons will put on a light show in Brooklyn

For six weekends, beginning Thursday at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, more than 2,000 pigeons will put on an avian-powered light show: Duke Riley’s valentine to the city, its historic shoreline, its oft-maligned spirit animal and the vanishing world of rooftop pigeon fanciers.

Comcast buys DreamWorks Animation in $3.8 billion deal

Comcast buys DreamWorks Animation in $3.8 billion deal

Hollywood’s smallest publicly traded entertainment company, DreamWorks Animation, threw in the towel Thursday after a turbulent 12 years, agreeing to sell itself to Comcast’s sprawling NBCUniversal in a deal valued at a hefty $3.8 billion.

Cap Rep's ‘Bountiful’ is both moving and intimate

ALBANY

Cap Rep's ‘Bountiful’ is both moving and intimate

So intimate is this piece that it’s the smallest gestures by these gifted actors I’ll remember.

Jazz on Jay back in Schenectady

Jazz on Jay back in Schenectady

Schenectady’s annual Jazz on Jay concert series will kickoff on June 2.

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