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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.

Fashion may be art, but does it belong in a museum?

NEW YORK

Fashion may be art, but does it belong in a museum?

The most striking aspect of the Isaac Mizrahi exhibition, on view at the Jewish Museum through Aug. 7, is the fashion designer's effusive embrace of orange, grass green, teal and, of course, pink.

Lonnie Mack, guitarist and singer who influenced blues and rock acts, dies at 74

Lonnie Mack, guitarist and singer who influenced blues and rock acts, dies at 74

Lonnie Mack, a guitarist and singer whose early 1960s instrumental hits "Memphis" and "Wham!" influenced a generation of guitarists and whose singular mix of blues, country and gospel inspired performers such as Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Allman Brothers Band and Danny Gatton, died April 21 in Nashville. He was 74.

Schenectady Symphony season closes on a high note

The Schenectady Symphony Orchestra ended its 82nd season Sunday afternoon at Proctors performing two glories from the standard repertoire and two unusual pieces that featured Niskayuna native percussionist James Benoit.

Comedian Griffin, actor Lloyd added to Proctors lineup

Comedian Griffin, actor Lloyd added to Proctors lineup

Comedian Kathy Griffin and actor Christopher Lloyd are among the performers rounding out the complete 2016-2017 Proctors season announced Monday.

Beyoncé releases surprise album ‘Lemonade’ after HBO special

Beyoncé releases surprise album ‘Lemonade’ after HBO special

Beyoncé, who in 2013 changed the rules for how pop superstars deliver music with the surprise simultaneous release of a self-titled album and corresponding videos, has returned with a follow-up in the same vein: “Lemonade,” the singer’s sixth solo album, arrived Saturday night after the HBO premiere of an hourlong, conceptual short film based around the music.

At Coachella, honors befitting a Prince

As dusk fell on opening day of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival's second, and final, weekend Friday, the dozens of palm trees that frame the Empire Polo Club began to glow purple.

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