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Weekend of holiday concerts on tap
CAPITAL REGION

Weekend of holiday concerts on tap

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
There’s a plethora of concerts beginning Friday that will give holiday music fans all kinds of options.
 
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.

Former Miss America, Saratoga regular Mary Ann Mobley dies

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
A former Miss America who went on to appear in movies with Elvis Presley and make documentary films around the world has died.
 
SCHENECTADY

Review: Slambovians' eclectic sounds bring friends to Eighth Step

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
Review: It’s not easy to pigeonhole the Grand Slambovians, a band that could fit in at a folk festival, a Renaissance fair or on the jam-band scene. But “fit in” is not the best phrase to use describing the Slambovians.
 
'Mockingjay' retains top spot for third weekend in row
LOS ANGELES

'Mockingjay' retains top spot for third weekend in row

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” continues to dominate the domestic box office, but awards season hopefuls “Wild” and “The Imitation Game” proved their might with impressive limited release showings on this sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend.
 
Will Moses walks in 'Grandma's' footsteps

Will Moses walks in 'Grandma's' footsteps

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
Will Moses, who lives in the Washington County home where Anna Mary Robertson 'Grandma' Moses spent much of her life, has kept alive the family’s passion for producing colorful folk art.
 
Smith, Williams, Beyonce up for 6 Grammys each
NEW YORK

Smith, Williams, Beyonce up for 6 Grammys each

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
The year’s brightest newcomer, Sam Smith; the most nominated female in Grammy history, Beyonce; and mega-producer Pharrell led the Grammy Award nominations announced Friday, with six nominations apiece.
 
Elizabeth McGovern shows musical side
ALBANY

Elizabeth McGovern shows musical side

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
Actress Elizabeth McGovern, one of the stars of the PBS hit “Downton Abbey,” is hard at work on another artistic career, fronting a folk-rock band called Sadie and the Hotheads.
 

Expert on Dutch settlements to speak

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
Russell Shorto, uthor of 2004’s “The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America,” will be at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library Monday night at 7 p.m. to speak before the annual meeting of the Albany branch of the Holland Society of New York.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

SPAC expects to break even for 2014

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is set to break even for 2014, the board of directors announced at a meeting Thursday. It is the 10th consecutive year SPAC has broken even.
 
Next Bond film gets retro name: 'SPECTRE'
LONDON

Next Bond film gets retro name: 'SPECTRE'

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
James Bond is back, in a new film with a retro title that evokes the series' past. The next 007 adventure will be called "SPECTRE," the dastardly fictional terrorist organization featured in "Dr. No" and other early Bond films.
 
Still a 'Wonderful Life'

Still a 'Wonderful Life'

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
For actors playing George Bailey in any stage adaptation of Frank Capra’s classic Christmas movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” there’s an obvious issue that must be addressed. How do you deal with the iconic specter of Jimmy Stewart?
 
Holiday concerts pouring in

Holiday concerts pouring in

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
Celebrating the holidays starts early this year for many musical organizations. Unfortunately, most of them will have concerts on the same day. So, unless you’re a fan of a specific group, it might be the toss of a coin that decides which concert to attend.
 
Dancers work seasonal magic in ‘Nutcracker’

Dancers work seasonal magic in ‘Nutcracker’

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
The Christmas party season has arrived with area productions of 'The Nutcracker'
 
Forever young, NBC's 'Peter Pan' is live and aloft
NEW YORK

Forever young, NBC's 'Peter Pan' is live and aloft

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
NBC is recapturing its youth for a revival of "Peter Pan," broadcast live Thursday and starring Allison Williams ("Girls") as Peter, the cocky young champion of Neverland, and Christopher Walken as the deliciously evil pirate, Captain Hook.
 
GLENS FALLS

Hyde announces 2015 exhibits

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
The Hyde Collection’s 2015 exhibition calendar will include French and American prints, Adirondack landscapes and drawings by Andy Warhol.
 
 

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