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Animated sci-fi film ‘Ratchet & Clank’ is lame attempt to lure kids, gamers

Based on a popular Playstation game, the sci-fi animated feature “Ratchet & Clank” seeks to capture the kid-friendly audience this weekend, as well as the gamer crowd who have a familiarity with the space-based game characters.

Documentary goes behind the scenes of the Met gala

Every year, actors, musicians and models team up with big-name designers to have some fun with fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Key and Peele reunite in 'Keanu,' and it’s hilarious

Key and Peele reunite in 'Keanu,' and it’s hilarious

If you watched the trailer for “Keanu” — starring Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key of Comedy Central’s beloved series “Key & Peele” — and wondered “is this a real movie?” you’re not alone.

The sun also sinks on ‘Papa’

The sun also sinks on ‘Papa’

“Papa: Hemingway in Cuba” is the first American feature shot entirely on location in Havana since 1959.

Mother deserves better than this film for her special calendar day

Mother deserves better than this film for her special calendar day

It seems there’s no stopping Garry Marshall’s terrifying cinematic rampage on our nation’s treasured holidays.

2,000 pigeons will put on a light show in Brooklyn

2,000 pigeons will put on a light show in Brooklyn

For six weekends, beginning Thursday at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, more than 2,000 pigeons will put on an avian-powered light show: Duke Riley’s valentine to the city, its historic shoreline, its oft-maligned spirit animal and the vanishing world of rooftop pigeon fanciers.

Comcast buys DreamWorks Animation in $3.8 billion deal

Comcast buys DreamWorks Animation in $3.8 billion deal

Hollywood’s smallest publicly traded entertainment company, DreamWorks Animation, threw in the towel Thursday after a turbulent 12 years, agreeing to sell itself to Comcast’s sprawling NBCUniversal in a deal valued at a hefty $3.8 billion.

Cap Rep's ‘Bountiful’ is both moving and intimate

ALBANY

Cap Rep's ‘Bountiful’ is both moving and intimate

So intimate is this piece that it’s the smallest gestures by these gifted actors I’ll remember.

Jazz on Jay back in Schenectady

Jazz on Jay back in Schenectady

Schenectady’s annual Jazz on Jay concert series will kickoff on June 2.

Blink-182 playing SPAC in September

Pop-punk band Blink-182 is playing a show at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.

Sinopoli company to note silver anniversary with Egg performance

Sinopoli company to note silver anniversary with Egg performance

It’s been 25 years since Ellen Sinopoli devoted her dancing life to choreography. And while she has accomplished and explored as much or more than the average choreographer, her artistic curiosity remains keen.

McKay returns to Van Dyck with political show

McKay returns to Van Dyck with political show

On Friday, pop’s try-anything quicksilver girl Nellie McKay brings her “Follow the Money: An Election-Themed Show” to the Van Dyck (237 Union St., Schenectady) where she played a brilliant show last April.

Weekend Folkathon! kicks off Caffe Lena renovation

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Weekend Folkathon! kicks off Caffe Lena renovation

Native American artist Joe Bruchac will kick things off Friday at 6 p.m. and Adirondack singer-songwriter Dan Berggren will perform the finale 9 p.m. Sunday as Caffe Lena hosts its weekend-long celebration, Folkathon! at the historic Saratoga Springs coffee house.

Foreigner bringing 40 years of hits to Proctors

SCHENECTADY

Foreigner bringing 40 years of hits to Proctors

“When people come to the show, I think sometimes they don’t realize how many songs they know that Foreigner is responsible for,” said Kelly Hansen, the 55-year-old singer who has been the voice of Foreigner since 2005.

Confetti Stage play tells story of circus tragedy

ALBANY

Confetti Stage play tells story of circus tragedy

When Mary the Elephant, a circus animal, went rogue and killed one of her handlers, the people of the small Tennessee town demanded blood, and Charlie Sparks, owner of Sparks World Famous Shows, reluctantly obliged. The story is retold in George Brant’s 2009 play, “Elephant’s Graveyard,” being produced by Confetti Stage.

Indie popster BØRNS coming to Upstate

CLIFTON PARK

Indie popster BØRNS coming to Upstate

A week ago, BØRNS was playing Coachella. But if you missed the festival in Indio, California, you can catch Garrett Borns, the 24-year indie-popster Wednesday at Clifton Park’s Upstate Concert Hall.

Playwright to direct work for SCCC players

SCHENECTADY

Playwright to direct work for SCCC players

Jonathan Beller, head of the new drama concentration within the liberal arts degree program at Schenectady County Community College, wrote and is directing a new SCCC Student Theatre Ensemble production called “Alienation.”

Thomas Cole’s reconstructed studio opens

Thomas Cole’s reconstructed studio opens

Sunday is a special day at The Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill. After nearly two years of construction, the doors to Cole’s studio will open and the first exhibit in that space will be unveiled.

Prince died without a will, sister says in court filing

Prince died without a will, sister says in court filing

Prince died without a will, according to court documents filed by his sister on Tuesday, potentially causing big complications for that star’s sprawling financial estate and musical legacy.

Preliminary hearing scheduled for Cosby

PHILADELPHIA

Preliminary hearing scheduled for Cosby

A date has been set for the preliminary hearing in the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby.

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