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Hamilton tours take off at Albany's Schuyler Mansion

ALBANY

Hamilton tours take off at Albany's Schuyler Mansion

When all the Broadway buzz around “Hamilton” began drifting up north to the Capital Region, Heidi Hill had a great idea.

Capital Region drive-in movies still enchant

CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region drive-in movies still enchant

Come summer, Darci Wemple waits for the purple dusk of twilight time.

Film ‘Genius’ is a dull slog

What makes a high-minded movie go bad? Screenplay? Casting? Direction? All of the above.

Johnson, Hart save ‘Central Intelligence’ (well, sort of)

Did you know that America has two sweethearts? Obviously, they are Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart.

‘Finding Dory’ a sensitive, warm, humorous follow-up to ‘Nemo’

‘Finding Dory’ a sensitive, warm, humorous follow-up to ‘Nemo’

“Finding Dory" amplifies the defining characteristic — short-term memory loss — of the blue tang fish voiced, then and now, with subtle warmth and unerring comic timing by Ellen DeGeneres.

Mumford and Sons put on high energy, rocking show

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Mumford and Sons put on high energy, rocking show

Mumford and Sons underwent a musical shift nearly as dramatic last year when they radically departed from the old-timey roots-rock sound that earned them millions of fervent fans.

Actor, producer Tate to talk about ‘Love Jones’

SCHENECTADY

Actor, producer Tate to talk about ‘Love Jones’

Larenz Tate will be in Schenectady at Proctors’ GE Theatre on Saturday for a screening of the 1997 film “Love Jones,” and will participate in a question-and-answer session about the movie.

Dolly Parton, EWF kick off Tanglewood pop season

Dolly Parton, EWF kick off Tanglewood pop season

Dolly Parton sings at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts, on Friday — her first major U.S. swing in nearly 20 years.

Margaret Glaspy to open Lucius concert, release her own album

Margaret Glaspy, a 26-year-old northern California native with a rich voice and powerfully direct lyrics, will open for Lucius on Wednesday at Upstate Concert Hall.

Lucius comes to the Concert Hall

Lucius comes to the Concert Hall

Lucius, the brainchild of Berklee School of Music students Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe, will be leaving mammoth music festivals behind for a time to test out their latest album, “Good Grief,” in more intimate venues this summer.

Listen: Fredericks’ new CD reveals deep emotion

Listen: Fredericks’ new CD reveals deep emotion

The 11 songs from Sawyer Fredericks’ release in May — “A Good Storm” — fall into two basic camps: stripped down ballads and radio-style productions.

Pigott’s pop culture works on display at HVCC

Pigott’s pop culture works on display at HVCC

Pop culture artist Patrick Pigott has sculpted action figures and collectible characters. He’s also created kids’ meal toys for Burger King and collectible figures for Hasbro. Through June 30, you can see some of his licensed character work in “Storytelling with Sculpture,” a free exhibit at Hudson Valley Community College in the atrium of the Marvin Library Learning Commons.

Classic Little River Band, at 40, still has big appeal

Classic Little River Band, at 40, still has big appeal

Little River Band will be at Proctors on Friday.

Political ‘Fiorello!’ echoes turbulent election season

Stockbridge, Mass.

Political ‘Fiorello!’ echoes turbulent election season

“Fiorello!” is a Pulitzer Prize and three-time Tony Award-winning musical from 1960 about Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the mayor of New York city nearly a century ago. Jerome Weidman and George Abbott wrote the book, and Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick provided the music and lyrics. The show is currently in previews, opens Saturday and runs through July 23 at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge.

Isely Brothers replace Chaka Khan at Saratoga Jazz Fest

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Isely Brothers replace Chaka Khan at Saratoga Jazz Fest

The Isley Brothers will replace Chaka Khan as the headlining act of Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival on Saturday, June 25, Saratoga Performing Arts Center announced Wednesday.

Elderly Batman and Superman?  'Kingdom Come' imagined it 20 years ago

Elderly Batman and Superman? 'Kingdom Come' imagined it 20 years ago

Twenty years ago, DC Comics looked 10 years ahead into the future and found a dark dystopia that would turn into an instant superhero classic.

Clark Art Institute names new director

Olivier Meslay, a museum curator and noted art scholar, has been selected as director of the Clark Art Institute.

Bill Murray to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at Kennedy Center

WASHINGTON

Bill Murray to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at Kennedy Center

Actor and comedian Bill Murray will be honored in October at the John F. Kennedy Center.

'Hamilton' wins 11 Tonys, falls one short of a record

NEW YORK

'Hamilton' wins 11 Tonys, falls one short of a record

‘Hamilton’ came away with 11 Tony Awards—out of 16 nominations—leaving "The Producers" record of 12 wins in 2001 intact.

Schenectady bird artist to work on drawing at Adirondack Museum

Schenectady bird artist to work on drawing at Adirondack Museum

Artist and naturalist Sue deLearie Adair lives in Schenectady, but when the birds are flying north, she flies off to her cottage on Lake Ontario's Stony Point.

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