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Coens offer both tribute, sendup of Hollywood’s classic Golden Decades

Coens offer both tribute, sendup of Hollywood’s classic Golden Decades

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
The Coen Brothers’ latest comedy “Hail, Caesar!” is a loving tribute to the era of classical Hollywood, meticulously crafted with layers of reference, inside jokes, and tidbits of history that will excite any film buff.
 
‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ is fun, but lacks bite

‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ is fun, but lacks bite

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
The best thing this film has going for it is its knowing self-awareness, the winking at the unlikely pairing of mannered 18th century aristocratic English society with the brutal and gory violence of the modern-day zombie movie.
 
'45 Years' a moving study of lost youth, regret and forgiveness

'45 Years' a moving study of lost youth, regret and forgiveness

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
Thanks to Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay and director Andrew Haigh, the movie is momentous — challenging us to consider the nature of intimacy itself.
 
Bob Elliott of the Bob and Ray comedy team dies at 92

Bob Elliott of the Bob and Ray comedy team dies at 92

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
Bob Elliott, who as half of the comedy team Bob and Ray purveyed a distinctively low-key brand of humor on radio and television for more than 40 years, died on Tuesday at his home in Cundy’s Harbor, Maine. He was 92.
 
Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dies

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dies

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

Maurice White, the founder and leader of Earth, Wind & Fire, whose genre-defying music made them one of the most popular and honored bands of the 1970s, has died at his home in Los Angeles. He was 74.
 
Fiddlers take a swing through musical history

Fiddlers take a swing through musical history

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
On Friday at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, fiddlers Mark and Maggie O’Connor play “American Classics,” solo and duet pages from what Tony Bennett calls the Great American Songbook, but reaching back further, into timeless folk.
 
Judge allows Bill Cosby sexual assault case to move forward

Judge allows Bill Cosby sexual assault case to move forward

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016
A judge ruled the sexual assault case against entertainer Bill Cosby can proceed because prosecutors aren't bound by a predecessor’s decision 11 years ago to not prosecute the entertainer.
 
Springsteen bringing 'The River' to Albany

Springsteen bringing 'The River' to Albany

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016
Bruce Springsteen has previously performed the 20-song album only once in its entirety, during a 2009 concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
 
‘Darkness/Light’ event  helps the homeless

‘Darkness/Light’ event helps the homeless

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016
From 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Spring Street Gallery will host a “Darkness/Light” event to benefit Code Blue Saratoga, a cold-weather shelter for homeless people in Saratoga Springs.
 
Singer calls ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ ’ truly American
ALBANY

Singer calls ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ ’ truly American

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016
Hayes Fields, one of five singers in a cast of nine performers sharing the stage in the Albany Civic Theater’s production of “Ain’t Misbehavin,’ ” says jazz music "truly is an American form of music."
 
Harlem Quartet proves string group can swing
TROY

Harlem Quartet proves string group can swing

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016
The Harlem Quartet, who won a 2013 Grammy Award for “Hot House” (Concord Jazz, 2012 ) in which they worked with jazz masters Chick Corea and Gary Burton, will perform an all-jazz program at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall tonight.
 
Ringwald enjoys fans’ love for ‘Breakfast Club’
SCHENECTADY

Ringwald enjoys fans’ love for ‘Breakfast Club’

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016
Molly Ringwald, voted the top teenager star of all time by VH-1, will be at Proctors Saturday at 7:30 p.m. for “Molly Ringwald Revisits the Breakfast Club,” a screening of the 1985 blockbuster and then a conversation and question-and-answer session.
 
Mardi Gras blast headed to Proctors
SCHENECTADY

Mardi Gras blast headed to Proctors

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016
Steve Riley, accordion expert and leader of Cajun music outfit Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, will bring his band to Proctors’ GE Theatre on Friday as part of the theater’s annual Mardi Gras Festival. Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole will also be part of the night. So will Cajun cuisine and cocktails, a drag queen parade and thousands of colored beads.
 
Lady Gaga to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

Lady Gaga to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016
Six-time Grammy Award winner Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday in Santa Clara, Calif., according to The Associated Press.
 
Bill Cosby sexual assault case begins

Bill Cosby sexual assault case begins

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016
Bill Cosby, smiling and wearing an olive suit, arrived at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday around 8:50 a.m. for the first hearing since he was charged in December with sexual assault.
 
 

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