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New video-streaming apps turn TV stars into phone friends
NEW YORK

New video-streaming apps turn TV stars into phone friends

Thursday, April 16, 2015
"Scandal" star Joshua Malina has a brand-new video gig. So do "Today" weathercaster Al Roker, "NBC Nightly News" anchor Lester Holt and CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter.
 
Musical poetry: Sufjan Stevens sings haunting pop

Musical poetry: Sufjan Stevens sings haunting pop

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Sufjan Stevens sings gentle, pretty pop tunes that seemed more closely related to a haunted art museum than to radio play.
 
Skidmore Chorus blends students, community
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Skidmore Chorus blends students, community

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Every Wednesday night during the school year, up to 160 singers gather at Skidmore College to rehearse. Known as the Skidmore Community Chorus, they will perform works by John Corigliano, Sam Pottle, Michael McGlynn, Dan Forrest and Per Norgard on Sunday.
 
'Beast' retains its beauty

'Beast' retains its beauty

Thursday, April 16, 2015
When Disney decided to go Broadway more than two decades ago, Matt West was there, helping the film giant find its footing on the stage.
 
Home Made Theater brings back its first production

Home Made Theater brings back its first production

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Gary Maggio wasn’t convinced he was the right person to portray Sheridan Whiteside, the somewhat tempestuous and raucous central character in the 1939 classic comedy by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, “The Man Who Came to Dinner.”
 
Cap Rep role ‘rekindling the fun’ for Rabine

Cap Rep role ‘rekindling the fun’ for Rabine

Thursday, April 16, 2015
As owner, producer and artistic director of the Lake George Dinner Theatre, Terry Rabine is passionate about his work. The work, however, is not always a lot of fun.
 
British tenor adds theatrical touch to recitals
SCHENECTADY

British tenor adds theatrical touch to recitals

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
British tenor Ian Bostridge will be at Union College Sunday, and anyone who caught one of his earlier appearances in the region may remember his disarmingly conversational style of performance. It’s almost as if he were at a cocktail party, casually telling stories.
 
Wait wait... Paula Pounstone coming to Troy
TROY

Wait wait... Paula Pounstone coming to Troy

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Paula Poundstone will include the audience in her stand-up routine Saturday at the Troy Savings Bank Musical Hall.
 
Sawyer Fredericks advances on "The Voice"
GLEN

Sawyer Fredericks advances on "The Voice"

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Sawyer Fredericks has made it to the Top 10 tonight on NBC’s “The Voice.”

 
Percy Sledge, who sang 'When A Man Loves a Woman,' dies
NEW ORLEANS

Percy Sledge, who sang 'When A Man Loves a Woman,' dies

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died Tuesday in Louisiana. He was 74.
 
Locally backed ‘An American in Paris’ opens to rave reviews

Locally backed ‘An American in Paris’ opens to rave reviews

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
"An American in Paris” seems destined for a long run on Broadway, and when producers do form their first national tour, don’t be surprised if the show kicks off in Schenectady.
 

Russian guitarist gives masterful performance at CSR

Monday, April 13, 2015
The sensational Russian guitarist Anton Baranov knocked the socks off a large crowd of fans Sunday night at the Massry Center for the Arts at The College of Saint Rose as part of his prize for winning the 2013 Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition.
 
German Nobel laureate Guenter Grass dies at age 87

German Nobel laureate Guenter Grass dies at age 87

Monday, April 13, 2015
Guenter Grass, the Nobel-winning German writer who gave voice to the generation that came of age during the horrors of the Nazi era but later ran into controversy over his own World War II past and stance toward Israel, has died. He was 87.

 
Glenville man's 88 keys to success
GLENVILLE

Glenville man's 88 keys to success

Sunday, April 12, 2015
When George Giroux was not quite 9 years old, his dad taught him to play three basic chords on the piano.
 
'Furious 7' maintains breakneck pace
NEW YORK

'Furious 7' maintains breakneck pace

Sunday, April 12, 2015
The high-octane thriller “Furious 7” maintained speed in its second week, racing away with $60.6 million at North American theaters and bringing its box-office total to a robust $252.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
 
 

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