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Tenor Bostridge inhabits songs he performs

Monday, April 20, 2015
When you can match Franz Schubert’s genius with British tenor Ian Bostridge’s supreme artistry, a lieder recital becomes an event not to be missed.
 
Doerr, Guirgis among Pulitzer winners in arts
NEW YORK

Doerr, Guirgis among Pulitzer winners in arts

Monday, April 20, 2015
Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See," a World War II novel that has been one of the top-selling literary works of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
 
The 2015 Pulitzers, finalists in journalism and the arts
NEW YORK

The 2015 Pulitzers, finalists in journalism and the arts

Monday, April 20, 2015
The 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, and the judges' comments:
 
Niskayuna teen honors grandmother, helps others with photos
NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna teen honors grandmother, helps others with photos

Monday, April 20, 2015
If you see Niskayuna High School senior Alta Fox, you’re likely standing in the crosshairs of her camera lens.
 
Email: Affleck asked PBS not to reveal slave-owning ancestor

Email: Affleck asked PBS not to reveal slave-owning ancestor

Sunday, April 19, 2015
Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.

 
Women to share poems about family

Women to share poems about family

Sunday, April 19, 2015
Niskayuna native Michele Battiste has had a passion for writing poetry since she was 10 but says she wasn’t always so good at it.
 
Home Made Theater comedy is a first-rate romp
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Home Made Theater comedy is a first-rate romp

Saturday, April 18, 2015
The 1939 comedy by Kaufman and Hart is being given a handsome production by the forces at Home Made Theater, with a 24-member cast under the sure direction of Dianne O’Neill Filer.
 
‘Unfriended’ a horror film for the cyber generation

‘Unfriended’ a horror film for the cyber generation

Friday, April 17, 2015
Horror film's actors interact through Skype, with back-story elements handled through online searches. Even the soundtrack is created using the tunes stored on one of the computers.
 
Wizardry fans play Harry Potter-like game at Polish castle

Wizardry fans play Harry Potter-like game at Polish castle

Friday, April 17, 2015
At a 13th-century castle in Poland, wizards and witches are sneaking through the halls and stone staircases of the College of Wizardry that opened this weekend for Harry Potter's devotees.
 
Even the kids won't laugh at ‘Blart’ sequel

Even the kids won't laugh at ‘Blart’ sequel

Friday, April 17, 2015
“Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” is even more of a kids’ movie than the 2009 original — slapstick and sight gags built around a clueless plump lump.
 
ALBANY

Engelbert Humperdinck show canceled

Friday, April 17, 2015
Engelbert Humperdinck’s Sunday concert at the Palace Theatre has been canceled because the singer is ill.
 
Boisterous ‘Beauty’ delights at Proctors
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Boisterous ‘Beauty’ delights at Proctors

Friday, April 17, 2015
In all the musical mayhem, the actors in ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ work their craft.
 
Verizon slices up the bundle, lets customers choose

Verizon slices up the bundle, lets customers choose

Friday, April 17, 2015
Under pressure from an expanding number of cheaper online video services, the long-dominant bundle of channels offered by cable companies is becoming a bit more flexible.
 
Best-selling novel becomes bloated movie

Best-selling novel becomes bloated movie

Friday, April 17, 2015
The best-selling novel “Child 44” by Tom Rob Smith runs well over 400 pages, and that’s perhaps the first hint as to why the movie based on it seems to veer in 40 different directions.
 
Lively monkeys spice up nature film

Lively monkeys spice up nature film

Friday, April 17, 2015
“Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s latest Earth Day offering, is an intriguing peek inside the social structure of macaque monkey society in Sri Lanka.
 
 

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