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Art regional challenges viewers’ imaginations

Art regional challenges viewers’ imaginations

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
Art unlocks our minds and whisks us to forgotten places. It touches hearts, connects human souls and stirs our creative juices. And there’s no better place to do this than at the annual Mohawk Hudson Regional art show, this year at the University Art Museum in Albany.
 
Acting class led Sutton to Civic Theater role

Acting class led Sutton to Civic Theater role

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
Galway native and long-time attorney John Sutton is playing Inspector Rough in Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 play “Angel Street,” opening Friday at Albany Civic Theater and running through Sept. 13.
 
‘No Escape’ provides thrills, chills — and an ugly worldview

‘No Escape’ provides thrills, chills — and an ugly worldview

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
If what you’re seeking in the doldrums of August is stomach-churning, eye-watering suspense, “No Escape” delivers just that — but falls short with a tone-deaf story and extremely xenophobic worldview.
 
Beach House offers moody, interesting show

Beach House offers moody, interesting show

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
Beach House, the “dream pop” duo from Baltimore, played Monday night at the Upstate Concert Hall.
 

Fab Faux, 2 other shows added to Egg lineup

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
The Egg has added three performances to its 2015-16 performance schedule.
 

Dead and Company to play TU Center

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
The band Dead and Company will play at the Times Union Center at 7 p.m. Oct. 29.
 
CBS6’s Ed O’Brien in declining health
NISKAYUNA

CBS6’s Ed O’Brien in declining health

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
The health situation of Ed O’Brien, longtime morning anchorman at CBS6, has changed. “The aggressive nature of the disease has advanced. We continue to hold Ed and his family in our prayers as he transitions from receiving treatment to finding relief," a statement on the CBS6 website said today. O'Brien is battling cancer.
 
PBS taking live, three-night look at Monterey Bay
NEW YORK

PBS taking live, three-night look at Monterey Bay

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
PBS is bringing a live whale watch into the nation's living rooms — and throwing in some seals, sea otters, dolphins and pelicans.
 
Philadelphia Orchestra ends run at SPAC on high note
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Philadelphia Orchestra ends run at SPAC on high note

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
The final week of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s residency at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center gave huge crowds the pleasure and privilege of watching the orchestra’s music director Yannick Nezet-Seguin in action.
 
'Black Comedy' a rollicking good time
BENNINGTON, Vt.

'Black Comedy' a rollicking good time

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015
Peter Shaffer’s long one-act “Black Comedy” is pure, unadulterated fun, and for the 80 minutes you’re in your seat, you will thoroughly enjoy both the clever script and the ensemble work of Oldcastle’s fine cast.
 
EMPAC curator scours globe for challenging music
TROY

EMPAC curator scours globe for challenging music

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015
Performances at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are always explorations of sound. The guy behind most of these concerts is Argeo Ascani, curator, producer, director, researcher and talent scout.
 
‘Hitman: Agent 47’ is dead on arrival

‘Hitman: Agent 47’ is dead on arrival

Friday, Aug. 21, 2015
The overly serious “Hitman: Agent 47” is so coldblooded, it’s practically reptilian.
 
Violence, comedy in ‘American Ultra’ beautifully reflect world view

Violence, comedy in ‘American Ultra’ beautifully reflect world view

Friday, Aug. 21, 2015
What buoys “American Ultra” are the talented actors who bring real emotional stakes to their characters. Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart are perfectly matched, and her performance is a warm reminder that Stewart, released from the chains of “Twilight,” is a remarkable actress. You really do believe in their love and want these kids to make it.
 
Postwar drama 'Phoenix' focuses on trust, betrayal

Postwar drama 'Phoenix' focuses on trust, betrayal

Friday, Aug. 21, 2015
Phoenix,” a moody post-Holocaust noir, stars the formidable German actress Nina Hoss.
 
‘Sinister’ sequel has same ghoul, fewer scares

‘Sinister’ sequel has same ghoul, fewer scares

Friday, Aug. 21, 2015
‘Sinister 2,’ like its predecessor, follows the creepy crawly antics of the ghoulish Bughuul (Nick King), installed in an old abandoned farmhouse where some grisly murders happened.
 
 

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