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Jimmy Kimmel to host Oscars

Jimmy Kimmel to host Oscars

His selection comes just four months after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences renewed its contract with ABC to air the ceremony through 2028.

Bryan Ferry coming to Proctors

Innovative artist Bryan Ferry, who rose to prominence in the 1970s as the leader of the group Roxy Music, will perform in concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, at Proctors.

Sawyer Fredericks plays to sold-out, friendly crowd at Egg

ALBANY

Sawyer Fredericks plays to sold-out, friendly crowd at Egg

Sunday night served as a homecoming of sorts for Sawyer Fredericks, playing to a crowd that has been hooked since the teenager first appeared last year on “The Voice.”

Northeast Ballet presents magical ‘Nutcracker’

SCHENECTADY

Northeast Ballet presents magical ‘Nutcracker’

Northeast Ballet’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” on Sunday at Proctors was a magical and satisfying afternoon for a near-capacity crowd, most of them children.

Jenks getting busy portraying Father of the Constitution

Jenks getting busy portraying Father of the Constitution

Kyle Jenks wasn’t sure that portraying a Founding Father like James Madison was something he could pull off.

Cathedral Choir, Octavos will offer their versions of Handel’s ‘Messiah’

Cathedral Choir, Octavos will offer their versions of Handel’s ‘Messiah’

To hear or even sing in Handel’s “Messiah” has become a tradition for many at holiday time.

Reindeer games: MacDonald glowing over 'Rudolph' role

Reindeer games: MacDonald glowing over 'Rudolph' role

“Everyone can relate to a time in their life when they just didn’t fit in," says actress Natalie MacDonald.

Actors shine brighter than story in ‘Star Quality’

"Occasionally the gears grind," but the Schenectady Civic Players make the Noel Coward story into a "pleasant diversion."

Politics and commerce collide at Art Basel Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH

Politics and commerce collide at Art Basel Miami Beach

A critical look at "America's largest fair of contemporary art and Champagne-steeped hedonism."

‘Man Down’ is disappointing hodgepodge of ideas, styles

‘Man Down’ is disappointing hodgepodge of ideas, styles

Before the final credits roll in “Man Down,” statistics are flashed on screen regarding the number of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with PTSD or who commit suicide.

Mozarteum Orchestra performs flawlessly at Music Hall

Mozarteum Orchestra performs flawlessly at Music Hall

The Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg made its debut Thursday night at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall as part of its 175th anniversary, 10-day U.S. tour.

SPAC offers ticket specials; Dead & Company concert announced

SARATOGA SPRINGS

SPAC offers ticket specials; Dead & Company concert announced

Summer is more than six months away, but Saratoga Performing Arts Center is getting a jump on the season with a Holiday Collection ticket special and its first 2017 concert announcement.

Laid-back Gorka fields requests in Saratoga show

Folk musician John Gorka started off his Thursday night show for Caffé Lena in the same way he began his set at the Eighth Step in Schenectady last May: with a reverent, hushed cover of “When Doves Cry” by the artist Prince, his fellow Minnesotan.

In 'Lion,' Dev Patel brings truth to a story that defies belief

In 'Lion,' Dev Patel brings truth to a story that defies belief

Lost as a child, an Indian-Australian adoptee finds his birth mother by using Google Earth.

‘Nocturnal Animals’ is an absorbing but puzzling effort

‘Nocturnal Animals’ is an absorbing but puzzling effort

I’ve now seen Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals” twice, and I’m still not entirely sure what I think of it. I do know that, even on Round 2, I was never bored.

From Bethesda chorus to international renown

From Bethesda chorus to international renown

Harry T. Burleigh, one of America’s most important composers and arrangers of African-American spirituals, launched his music career in the 1890s when he sang in a church in Saratoga Springs.

Documentary tells heartwarming, intimate story of gender rebellion

Documentary tells heartwarming, intimate story of gender rebellion

As unlikely as it is enchanting, “The Eagle Huntress” tells its documentary story with such sureness that falling under its sway is all but inevitable.

‘Star Quality’ actress sees character’s many facets

‘Star Quality’ actress sees character’s many facets

Portraying Lorraine Barrie in Christopher Luscombe’s adaptation of Noel Coward’s “Star Quality” is giving Jean T. Carney the opportunity to play a couple of different character types. “I get to play somebody who is mercurial, who changes from being charming to someone who changes her tack to get exactly what she wants,” said Carney, a Glenville native who has been a steady presence for the Schenectady Civic Players both on stage and behind the curtain since 2009.

Rockwell revisits colorful history of cartoons

Rockwell revisits colorful history of cartoons

At the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, you can skip down memory lane with a visit to a new exhibit, “Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning.”

Sawyer Fredericks to play to packed house at The Egg

Sawyer Fredericks to play to packed house at The Egg

It’s a big show from a big artist in a big house. So it’s a big deal for local music fans — it’s Sawyer at the Swyer.

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