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SAG Awards win sends 'Birdman' Oscar hopes soaring

SAG Awards win sends 'Birdman' Oscar hopes soaring

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
Oscar hopes for "Birdman" got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soaring over the perceived Academy Awards front-runner "Boyhood."
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Review: Woodwind quintet ventures admirably beyond main fare

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
Review: The City of Tomorrow woodwind quintet entertained a small but enthusiastic crowd at Skidmore College on Saturday with four works that could hardly be considered main fare.
 
'American Sniper' passes $200 million mark
LOS ANGELES

'American Sniper' passes $200 million mark

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
"American Sniper," the military drama starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle, topped the box office for a second weekend in a row with $64.4 million and surpassed $200 million since its release.
 
Owner hopes gallery will lure visitors to city
SCHENECTADY

Owner hopes gallery will lure visitors to city

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
Scotia native Jeffrey Bisaillon, a self-taught, contemporary abstract artist, opened the JBIS Contemporary Fine Art Gallery at 200 State St. in Schenectady. The gallery is co-owned and managed by Michael Bisaillon, Jeff’s brother.
 

4 things to do in the Capital Region this weekend

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
Snowshoes, Spank!, Shout! and ice-cold cocktails are all going down in the Capital Region this weekend.
 
Artists give visual form to our use of language in exhibit

Artists give visual form to our use of language in exhibit

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
One wonders what English philosopher John Locke would think of Jenny Holzer’s contemporary artworks, in which gigantic words are illuminated and projected on the sides of skyscrapers and public buildings.
 
Ani DiFranco concert at The Egg is sold out for very good reasons

Ani DiFranco concert at The Egg is sold out for very good reasons

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Ani DiFranco is a goddess and everybody should see her. Her show on Friday at The Egg is deservedly sold out, for the same reasons everyone should see her next time: She takes her music seriously, not herself.
 

Sleater-Kinney back with new album, to launch U.S. tour

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Sleater-Kinney's first album in nine years, “No Cities to Love” (Sub Pop 3 stars), came out on Tuesday.
 
Lubovitch’s ‘Transparent Things’ to make SPAC debut

Lubovitch’s ‘Transparent Things’ to make SPAC debut

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Lar Lubovitch, one of America’s most popular modern dance choreographers, will return with his dance company to Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, June 17. As part of the program, the company will present the SPAC debut of “Transparent Things.”
 

Historians to discuss Colonie, Albany border

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Local historians Tony Opalka and Kevin Franklin will discuss “The Origins of the Town of Colonie" at the William K. Sanford Library in Colonie at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
 
TV networks make unequal progress toward on-screen diversity

TV networks make unequal progress toward on-screen diversity

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
Kenya Barris, creator of ABC's "black-ish," was motivated to write the comedy about an African-American family's efforts to honor its heritage in part by the unreality of what he grew up watching on television.
 
ALBANY

Linkin Park cancels Wednesday show

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
The Linkin Park/Rise Against concert set for Wednesday at Albany’s Times Union Center has been cancelled.
 

‘Boardwalk Empire’ actress Nisi Sturgis enjoys Cap Rep role

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
For many actresses, walking up to the producers of their hit TV show and letting them know you’re pregnant might create a little anxiety. Nisi Sturgis, however, figured everything would be OK.
 
TLC looks to fund final album through Kickstarter campaign
ATLANTA

TLC looks to fund final album through Kickstarter campaign

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
Grammy-winning R&B group TLC is depending on fans to fund the release of their final album through a Kickstarter campaign.
 
Cosby embraced by fans at California show

Cosby embraced by fans at California show

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
Bill Cosby was welcomed by fans on Sunday during his first performance in California since allegations of past sexual assaults surfaced.
 
 

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