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Kwan, at two pianos, delivers intense show at EMPAC

Kwan, at two pianos, delivers intense show at EMPAC

The futuristic sounds of Georg Friedrich Haas’ “Trois Hommages” that pianist Mabel Kwan performed opened the ears of a sold-out group of new music devotees.

Film nearly as dysfunctional as family it depicts

Crises of masculinity abound in John Krasinski’s second directorial effort, “The Hollars.”

Polish director’s horror film evokes legacy of Nazis

Polish director’s horror film evokes legacy of Nazis

“Just a normal wedding,” the mother of the bride sniffs more than halfway through Marcin Wrona’s “Demon.”

Animated ‘Storks’ delivers wacky weirdness

Welcome to the very strange, and strangely moving, world of “Storks.”

'Magnificent Seven' misses the target

'Magnificent Seven' misses the target

It’s an appealing concept — bad guys who can be good, loners who can work together and find camaraderie in a team when it comes to protecting innocents.

Best-selling author talks 'others' at SCCC

SCHENECTADY

Best-selling author talks 'others' at SCCC

Wes Moore has a long list of accolades that follows his name as a speaker. But none of them equate to success, Moore told a crowd of students, faculty and community members at Schenectady County Community College on Thursday.

Radio drama to be presented live in Amsterdam

Before you hear it on the radio, see it live at the Century Club. That’s what creator/director/writer Jay Towne hopes people are thinking on Saturday when the Minutiae Radio Players perform episode three of “Minutiae” live at 2:30 p.m. at the Century Club at 130 Guy Park Ave. in Amsterdam. The show will air be broadcast on WCSS, 1490 AM early next year.

Actress’s ability to cry brings success on stage

Actress’s ability to cry brings success on stage

The talents required to be a successful actor are vast and varied, and for Laurie O’Brien, one of those skills came surprisingly easy.

Maria Muldaur, Trixie Whitley coming to town

Maria Muldaur, Trixie Whitley coming to town

Blues mama Maria Muldaur plays the Van Dyck on Saturday, and bluesman’s daughter Trixie Whitley plays Club Helsinki on Sunday.

Diverse slate of events offered at Tang museum

Diverse slate of events offered at Tang museum

At the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, you can listen to Indonesian music tonight and then, on Monday, return to watch the Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump debate.

Barre moves beyond Jethro Tull repertoire

Barre moves beyond Jethro Tull repertoire

The first six notes of “Aqualung” are among the most iconic sounds in progressive rock.

Fear of Strangers reunites for local show

Fear of Strangers reunites for local show

First, they were the Units, with singles and gigs in every bar, club and dive around Albany. Then they were Fear of Strangers, with a national album and gigs in every bar, club, dive, theater and festival across the Northeast. Then they were gone, into other bands, other towns, other lives. On Friday, they’re back: Fear of Strangers — singer Lonesome Val Haynes, bassist Steve Cohen, guitarist Todd Nelson and drummer Al Kash — play the Hollow Bar + Kitchen (79 N. Pearl St., Albany).

Los Angeles-based The Relationship headlines LarkFest

Los Angeles-based The Relationship headlines LarkFest

Big bands and big crowds return to downtown Albany on Saturday, for the 35th annual LarkFest.

Retired Malta town supervisor publishes island guidebook

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Retired Malta town supervisor publishes island guidebook

Since retiring as Malta town supervisor at the end of last year, Paul Sausville has had time for something entirely different - he just published a guidebook for potential visitors to one of the smaller, more remote tourist islands of the French West Indies, Marie-Galante.

Report: Brangelina is breaking up

Report: Brangelina is breaking up

Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, according to TMZ.

Actress McElhone: ‘I didn’t have a choice in the gutsiest thing I ever did’

Actress McElhone: ‘I didn’t have a choice in the gutsiest thing I ever did’

Natascha McElhone has two jobs: She’s both an actress and the widowed mother of three. She’s never conflicted about which one takes precedence over the other.

O.J. drama wins 5 Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES

O.J. drama wins 5 Emmy Awards

FX’s popular “American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson” had a triumphant showing at the 68th Primetime Emmys on Sunday night, capturing several acting awards and winning the honor for best limited series.

Emmy Awards 2016: things to look for at the ceremony

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Emmy Awards 2016: things to look for at the ceremony

Free of the controversy that overshadowed this year’s Academy Awards and its lineup of all-white acting nominees, the 68th Primetime Emmys arrive on ABC on Sunday night with the focus squarely on the awards at a time when there’s never been more competition in TV.

Henry Street Harvest Festival raises money for hospice home

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Henry Street Harvest Festival raises money for hospice home

The rain cleared in time on Sunday for vendors to line a block of Henry Street in Saratoga Springs as part of the Henry Street Harvest Festival.

Weird Al Yankovic entertains all ages at Proctors

SCHENECTADY

Weird Al Yankovic entertains all ages at Proctors

Weird Al Yankovic brought his circus act to Proctors Saturday night, telling us he has been touring since the early ‘80s and this tour – the Mandatory World Tour – brought him to Schenectady for the first time.

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