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Hard-hitting Western is far from dusty fantasy

Hard-hitting Western is far from dusty fantasy

In the desolate Texas of “Hell or High Water,” a bank clerk (Dale Dickie) gently sasses the ski-masked robbers with the condescending assessment, “y’all are new at this.”

Biblical epic holds its own in cinematic chariot race

Biblical epic holds its own in cinematic chariot race

“Ben-Hur” and Charlton Heston go together like sword and sandal, the two being inextricably linked in the public mind. But the new $100 million version owes less to the well-known 1959 big-screen epic in which Heston starred than to the 1880 Lew Wallace novel, “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ,” on which both are based.

Elizabeth Sobol appointed president and CEO of SPAC

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Elizabeth Sobol appointed president and CEO of SPAC

Saratoga Performing Arts Center announced today the appointment of Elizabeth Sobol to the position of President and CEO, effective October 1.

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Young actors lead way in musical fantasy

Will Heatley and Kelsey Jessup aren’t even out of their teens yet, but when it comes to performing, they’re a pair of tried and true veterans.

Actress is thrilled to play memorable woman

Annette Miller’s experience at Shakespeare & Company has included playing a number of wonderfully crafted female characters, and Bernadette Kahn is no exception.

Horses on view in paintings, photographs and sculpture in Saratoga Springs

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Horses on view in paintings, photographs and sculpture in Saratoga Springs

With the thoroughbreds running at Saratoga Race Course for 17 more days, it's your chance see paintings, photography and sculpture by dozens of artists who depict the beauty and power of horses

Alex Slomka, Heavenly Echoes to play today

Some summer free-show series have wrapped up: Alive at Five, Music Haven and a few others; yet some few free shows remain.

For avid reader, breaking up with books is so very hard to do

For avid reader, breaking up with books is so very hard to do

What does a book lover do when she runs out of space for more books?

Counting Crows, Rob Thomas bring emotion, energy

Alt-rockers Counting Crows mostly showcased lesser-known numbers at SPAC Monday night before getting around to their hits.

Schenectady workshop to provide expertise to filmmakers

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Schenectady workshop to provide expertise to filmmakers

A film lab will be held in Schenectady next month, in partnership with the newly formed Schenectady Film Commission, to help push local films to market.

Keith finds his comfort zone in SPAC show

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Keith finds his comfort zone in SPAC show

Toby Keith played a night of mostly hits and sing-alongs Sunday night at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. There were no surprises, nothing off track or astounding, but the familiar songs were enough to keep the crowded amphitheater on its feet the entire show.

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Chamber Music Society pays tribute to Schubert

On Sunday, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center knocked the socks off its capacity audience at the Spa Little Theatre with an inventive program called “American Rhapsody” that focused on American composers with a reverence paid to Franz Schubert.

Was Alec Baldwin a victim of paint and switch?

Was Alec Baldwin a victim of paint and switch?

So began Baldwin’s love affair with the painting — an infatuation that has ended with Baldwin, who occupies a central role in New York’s cultural life, now pitted in a bitter dispute with two formidable players in the city’s rarefied world of art and money — Boone, a prominent art dealer, and Bleckner, one of her notable talents.

Renee Fleming to sing at SPAC for very first time

Renee Fleming to sing at SPAC for very first time

The international star will perform Thursday night with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Kenny Baker, actor who played R2-D2 in 'Star Wars,' dies

Kenny Baker, actor who played R2-D2 in 'Star Wars,' dies

Kenny Baker, the British actor who rose to fame by playing the robot R2-D2 in six “Star Wars” films, died Saturday. He was 81.

Conviction overturned for Brendan Dassey, nephew in Netflix's 'Making a Murderer'

Steven Avery and Dassey were convicted in the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach, a 25-year-old photographer. Avery's story was the focus of "Making a Murderer," a 10-episode documentary series from Netflix that was released in December.

Actor fired from 'Criminal Minds' after physical altercation on set

Actor fired from 'Criminal Minds' after physical altercation on set

The actor who played the formidable and stoic ‘Hotch’ was suspended and then fired for reportedly kicking a writer/producer after ‘creative differences.’

Schenectady County opens registration for Battle of the Bands

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Schenectady County opens registration for Battle of the Bands

Registration is open for Schenectady County’s Battle of the Bands.

'Pete's Dragon': An eloquent, magic remake of Disney film

'Pete's Dragon': An eloquent, magic remake of Disney film

Wait: How did this happen? How did a remake of the 1977 Disney animation/live-action hybrid “Pete’s Dragon,” a pushy mediocrity from tip to tail, become the most soulful film of the summer, and one of the best of the year?

‘Indignation’ offers stellar adaptation of Roth novel

“Indignation” tells a very particular story, one that’s bittersweet, heartbreaking and bleakly comic all at once, and it gets it right.

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