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For virtual reality creators, a question of control
SAN FRANCISCO

For virtual reality creators, a question of control

Friday, March 6, 2015
At the Game Developers Conference, it's easy to imagine what virtual reality will look like when it eventually hits the marketplace. What it will feel like, however, is an entirely different matter.
 
Harrison Ford's real-life bravado equals Han Solo, Indiana Jones

Harrison Ford's real-life bravado equals Han Solo, Indiana Jones

Friday, March 6, 2015
Harrison Ford is as much the daredevil in real life as Han Solo, Indiana Jones or the other larger-than-life characters that he has played on the screen.

 
Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf course
LOS ANGELES

Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf course

Thursday, March 5, 2015
When a man battles Darth Vader, Nazis and other evil-doers for work, what does he do for fun? Harrison Ford's answer is found in a pilot's license and the freedom to take to the skies at will.
 

Justin Townes Earle tells all in beautifully crafted songs

Thursday, March 5, 2015
“I think it’s clear we hold our heroes to a higher standard,” Justin Townes Earle said early on in his performance at The Egg’s Swyer Theatre on Wednesday night.
 

Despite Vaughn, laugh-starved comedy remains ‘Unfinished’

Thursday, March 5, 2015
The best acting job in “Unfinished Business” is turned in by Vince Vaughn. He spends the 91 minutes of this seriously laugh-starved comedy trying to pretend he doesn’t want to strangle Dave Franco.
 
Sweetness curtails fun of culture clash in sequel to ‘Marigold Hotel’

Sweetness curtails fun of culture clash in sequel to ‘Marigold Hotel’

Thursday, March 5, 2015
The clash of cultures has been rubbed off the marigolds in “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”
 

Bloody or cute, ‘Chappie’ misses by a mile

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Wrongheaded in conception, eye-rolling in execution, “Chappie” is a childish blend of the cute robot goofiness of “Short Circuit” and the bloody-minded mayhem of “RoboCop.”
 
Wery composition to mark SCCC anniversary

Wery composition to mark SCCC anniversary

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Composing a piece of music to help Schenectady County Community College celebrate its 45th year was a bit of a challenge for Brett Wery. But he succeeded. When the college holds its School of Music Chamber Music Series to help commemorate its 45th year at 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday in the Taylor Auditorium, Wery will present an original work titled “Oot-kwa-tah.”
 
‘Aftermath,’ filmed in Saratoga, finally comes home

‘Aftermath,’ filmed in Saratoga, finally comes home

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Tom Farone’s film, “Aftermath,” which was shot in 2007 and 2008, partly in Saratoga Springs, will be shown at the Bow Tie Criterion Cinema beginning Friday night for two weeks.
 
Proctors volunteers spring into action after parking garage outage
SCHENECTADY

Proctors volunteers spring into action after parking garage outage

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
When power wents out at the Broadway parking garage just minutes before the final bows of Proctors’ opening-night staging of the family-friendly, Tony-award winning production of “Annie,” about 25 volunteer ushers went out to the garage, lit it up by turning on their car lights, then stationed themselves around the garage, using flashlights to guide theater patrons up the stairs because the elevators weren’t working and the garage was pitch black.
 
Leapin' Lizards! 'Annie' a winner at Proctors
SCHENECTADY

Leapin' Lizards! 'Annie' a winner at Proctors

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
This production of a theater warhorse is handsomely mounted and produced with loving care.
 
Opera-to-go brings musical stories to kids

Opera-to-go brings musical stories to kids

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Opera Saratoga hopes to make opera and kids a likely partnership.
 
Lily Tomlin to bring famous characters to the Music Hall

Lily Tomlin to bring famous characters to the Music Hall

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Lily Tomlin knows why Ernestine — the nosy, noisy telephone operator — has always had admirers.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Albany radio station says year-round holiday music no stunt

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
At midnight Wednesday, PopCrush 105.7 WQSH-FM stopped playing top-40 hits and started playing only Christmas music under a new name — 105.7 Santa-FM.
 

Ashu demonstrates classical sax virtuosity

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
To find a virtuoso on the classical saxophone is uncommon even on the international level. But if there’s a list of the top ten, Ashu must lead the pack.
 
 

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