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Summer of the sequel at movie theaters

The summer of 2016 looks a whole lot like the summer of 2015, or 2014, or any other summer at the multiplexes where franchises and sequels, comic-book superheroes, stupid-with-a-capital-S comedies, and at least two movies with Kevin Hart in the cast dominate.

Director of Auto Museum hopes program educates safer drivers

Director of Auto Museum hopes program educates safer drivers

Jim Letts drives a silver Lincoln MKS to work. At work, he drives the Saratoga Automobile Museum.

Niska-Day 35 a fiesta to remember

NISKAYUNA

Niska-Day 35 a fiesta to remember

For many, Niska-Day is not just about the parade or the fair or performances.

Event to celebrate music of topical songwriter Ochs

Phil Ochs has been gone 40 years now, but his sister Sonny and WAMC radio host Wanda Fischer are making sure his music is never forgotten.

Crowd wowed by Milk Carton Kids’ delicate harmonies

Crowd wowed by Milk Carton Kids’ delicate harmonies

During The Milk Carton Kids' debut at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Thursday night, well received by an attentive crowd, it was clear why the singer-songwriters work so well together

Six Flags Great Escape debuts new roller coaster

QUEENSBURY

Six Flags Great Escape debuts new roller coaster

“Greezed Lightnin’” is rocking and rolling at the Great Escape, and the first reviews are boffo.

'Angry Birds’ movie will have you seeing Red

'Angry Birds’ movie will have you seeing Red

You’ll known why the birds are so mad after seeing “Angry Birds.” They’ve been saddled with a thin story, juvenile writing and a look that might be great for flying through the air but otherwise looks a little creepy.

These guys aren’t nice enough to make buddy movie work

These guys aren’t nice enough to make buddy movie work

The concept is solid and Shane Black’s formula for this kind of film has worked before. Where “The Good Guys” goes astray.

‘Neighbors 2’ flips script to great success

‘Neighbors 2’ flips script to great success

They've created a feminist party classic that’s completely current and doesn’t skimp on any of the wild humor.

Sarandon sparkles in ‘Meddler,’ a valentine to mothers

Sarandon sparkles in ‘Meddler,’ a valentine to mothers

The smooth, cozy charm of writer-director Lorene Scafaria’s “The Meddler” offers considerable seriocomic satisfaction in its story of a mother and a daughter, the meddler and the meddled with, respectively.

SCHENECTADY

Touching and timeless: Pianist brings Gershwin to life

With the help of vocalists Michael Andrew and Michelle Knight, a three-piece band that included bassist Jeff Ganz, drummer Daniel Glass and Peter Brainin on reeds, Gershwin home movies and rare film clips, George’s music and Ira’s lyrics spoke for themselves.

Caffe Lena anniversary show moves to Zankel

Caffe Lena anniversary show moves to Zankel

Caffe Lena’s anniversary show moves on Saturday to Skidmore’s Zankel Music Center (815 Broadway, Saratoga Springs); its heritage has outgrown its soon to expand home-since-1961 at 47 Phila St. Troy-born troubadour Sean Rowe headlines.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

SPAC already at 80 percent of new capital campaign goal

The Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Wednesday announced a $5 million capital campaign that has already raised 80 percent of that goal.

Original Shirelle performs Saturday in oldies show at Proctors

SCHENECTADY

Original Shirelle performs Saturday in oldies show at Proctors

Shirley Reeves, lead singer of The Shirelles, is one of the top performers in “The Ultimate Golden Age of Rock ’n’ Roll Spectacular” at 7 p.m. Saturday at Proctors.

Barrington Stage will premiere new musical

PITTSFIELD, Mass.

Barrington Stage will premiere new musical

As is the case most summers, the Barrington Stage Company is luring some pretty talented people to the Berkshires this year. The season began Wednesday night with a brand new play produced by the BSC Musical Theatre Lab, “Presto Change-O.” The press opening is May 25 and performances will run through June 11.

Annual Fence Show opens Friday in Troy

Annual Fence Show opens Friday in Troy

The Fence Show, a Troy art explosion that’s been around for more than 50 years, opens on Friday. Held at the Arts Center of the Capital Region and open to all artists, the Fence Show is a magnificent salon, with nearly 500 works covering every inch of the walls.

The Milk Carton Kids coming to Troy Thursday

TROY

The Milk Carton Kids coming to Troy Thursday

Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale, members of the contemporary folk duo The Milk Carton Kids, will perform at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall tonight.

Tang announces UpBeat concert series

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Tang announces UpBeat concert series

Jazz, bluegrass and gothic punk will be coming to the roof of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, in this summer’s UpBeat on the Roof concert series.

Mop & Bucket Co. buys Schenectady building

SCHENECTADY

Mop & Bucket Co. buys Schenectady building

Mopco LLC, the parent company of the Mop & Bucket Co. based at Proctors, purchased the former firehouse on North Jay Street and plans to renovate it and relocate there.

Megyn Kelly preps for her Trump interview

NEW YORK

Megyn Kelly preps for her Trump interview

Over the course of the 2016 presidential campaign, Megyn Kelly has been called a few choice names by Donald Trump. A one-sided feud began last summer when the Fox News Channel host asked him a sharp debate question about his "temperament" and history of disparaging remarks about women.

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