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‘Vatican Tapes’ a sorry shadow of ‘The Exorcist’

‘Vatican Tapes’ a sorry shadow of ‘The Exorcist’

Thursday, July 30, 2015
“The Vatican Tapes” uses found footage as an aesthetic motif, borrowing from cell-phones, security cameras and archival footage to build both its style and storytelling technique.
 
 Mission accomplished for Cruise in new ’MI’ flick

Mission accomplished for Cruise in new ’MI’ flick

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Tom Cruise and his Ethan Hunt are, if anything, getting more fun to watch. And they make “Rogue Nation” not merely a serviceable summer flick, but an entertainment well worth your inflated ticket price.
 
Arnold a hero in outdoor ‘Drums Along Mohawk’
MOHAWK

Arnold a hero in outdoor ‘Drums Along Mohawk’

Thursday, July 30, 2015
The story of Gil and Lana Martin, a young couple heading west in the Mohawk Valley to start a new life at the time of the American Revolution, is based on actual history that took place in upstate New York during that time. A 1939 movie with Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert popularized the story, which is set in central New York near what is today Herkimer.
 
Tedeschi Trucks lead thunderous night of R&B at SPAC
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Tedeschi Trucks lead thunderous night of R&B at SPAC

Thursday, July 30, 2015
The 12-piece Tedeschi Trucks Band expanded to 21 players and singers for thunderous, joyful encores Wednesday at Saratoga, including most members of opening acts Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and Doyle Bramhall II
 
SCHENECTADY

Today's Jazz on Jay moved to indoor site

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Today's Jazz on Jay concert has been moved to its indoor rain location, the Wright Family Atrium at Proctors.
 

Hyde gives Warhol drawings first public exhibit

Thursday, July 30, 2015
At The Hyde Collection, visitors can see 50 bold and revealing large-scale works in “The Late Drawings of Andy Warhol, 1973-1987."
 
Philadelphia Orchestra concertmaster promises ‘killer season’ at SPAC

Philadelphia Orchestra concertmaster promises ‘killer season’ at SPAC

Thursday, July 30, 2015
The Philadelphia Orchestra opens its season on Wednesday at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and no one is more excited than its concertmaster, David Kim.
 
Lamb of God ready to challenge Slipknot
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Lamb of God ready to challenge Slipknot

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Hard-rocking heavy metalists Lamb of God will open for Slipknot, the famous band of mask-wearing maniacs, on Friday at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
 
Uninspired ‘Vacation’ remake a pointless journey

Uninspired ‘Vacation’ remake a pointless journey

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
If there were a 10th circle in Dante’s vision of Hell it would be reserved for movies like “Vacation.”
 
Folk duo Magpie helps celelebrate legacy of Joe Hill

Folk duo Magpie helps celelebrate legacy of Joe Hill

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Joe Hill 100 Roadshow, a nationwide tour featuring dozens of performers honoring the life, music and work of labor icon Joe Hill, will be at Eighth Step at Proctors Thursday night.
 
Songs fit the story at Theater Barn's 'John & Jen'
NEW LEBANON

Songs fit the story at Theater Barn's 'John & Jen'

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Andrew Lippa’s “John & Jen” is the kind of musical production that all kinds of theater fans will enjoy, says Trey Compton, who is directing the 1995 off-Broadway hit at The Theater Barn in New Lebanon.
 
Cassics to covers, Heart keeps fans at Palace excited
ALBANY

Cassics to covers, Heart keeps fans at Palace excited

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
After all these years Heart doesn't usually try to do anything new — but this show had a surprise at the end.
 
Fun-loving Brad Paisley gets in some serious riffs

Fun-loving Brad Paisley gets in some serious riffs

Monday, July 27, 2015
Brad Paisley is one of country music’s biggest stars. He’s also its biggest jokester, known for campy videos and a mischievous nature.
 
Florida man wins Hemingway look-alike contest in Key West
KEY WEST, Fla.

Florida man wins Hemingway look-alike contest in Key West

Monday, July 27, 2015
A white-bearded Florida man has won the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on his 15th attempt.
 
'She is finally at peace': Bobbi Kristina Brown has died

'She is finally at peace': Bobbi Kristina Brown has died

Monday, July 27, 2015
Bobbi Kristina died Sunday at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in the suburban Atlanta townhome she shared with Nick Gordon, the man she called her husband. She was 22-years-old.

 
 

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