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Best-seller about boy's journey to heaven is pulled
NEW YORK

Best-seller about boy's journey to heaven is pulled

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
A best-selling account of a 6-year-old boy's journey to heaven and back has been pulled after the boy retracted his story.
 

Phish's Anastasio joins Dead for July shows

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio will join the four surviving members of The Grateful Dead for three shows in Chicago, July 3-5.
 
Idina Menzel, John Legend to sing before Super Bowl XLIX
NEW YORK

Idina Menzel, John Legend to sing before Super Bowl XLIX

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
"Frozen" star Idina Menzel will sing the national anthem before the Super Bowl kicks off next month.
 
SPAC aiming for healthier lawn
SARATOGA SPRINGS

SPAC aiming for healthier lawn

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Weather and huge crowds courtesy of acts like the Dave Matthews Band and Phish did a number on the lawn at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center last year.
 
‘Birdman,’ ‘Budapest’ top Oscar noms with 9 nods
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.

‘Birdman,’ ‘Budapest’ top Oscar noms with 9 nods

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
The 87th annual Academy Award nominations have been announced in Beverly Hills, California, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
 
Box-office hits seem assured of a snub in Oscar nominations

Box-office hits seem assured of a snub in Oscar nominations

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Unless David Fincher's "Gone Girl" or Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" unexpectedly crash the party, the most certain thing absent at Thursday's Oscar nominations will be major box-office hits.

 
Driver back home for monster truck jam at TU Center

Driver back home for monster truck jam at TU Center

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Horsepower is Todd Morey’s business.
 
Two plays explore facets of the human condition at Curtain Call, Cap Rep

Two plays explore facets of the human condition at Curtain Call, Cap Rep

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
"Tigers Be Still” is a great new play according to Christine Doidge, and it’s also unique.
 
Percussionist will use body and found objects

Percussionist will use body and found objects

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Scottish percussionist Colin Currie had one stipulation when he asked composer Julia Wolfe to write him a new concerto.
 
Exhibit to tell story of ‘Brothers’ fight for rights
ALBANY

Exhibit to tell story of ‘Brothers’ fight for rights

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
As a young black girl growing up in New York City in the 1960s, Arlene C. Way always had people in the national spotlight she could look up to. Now a resident of the Capital Region for more than two decades, Way recently discovered that Albany also had its share of activists from a half century ago.
 
Jukebox: One-man bands and some bigger ones

Jukebox: One-man bands and some bigger ones

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Like Jim Gaudet and His Railroad Boys last weekend, Sean Rowe — another Local 518/national attraction — has sold out Caffe Lena, this Sunday. Fortunately, Lena’s (47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs) has added a Monday afternoon show.
 
‘Jersey Boys’ is a memorable, nostalgic evening
SCHENECTADY

‘Jersey Boys’ is a memorable, nostalgic evening

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
“Oh, what a night!” Lyrics from the Four Seasons’ hit “December, 1963,” the song that opens “Jersey Boys” and serves as an encore that had Tuesday night’s full house on its feet. And it’s what you’ll be saying to your friends the next day at work.
 
'Paw-paparazzi' take note: World Dog Awards honor star pets
LOS ANGELES

'Paw-paparazzi' take note: World Dog Awards honor star pets

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
Awards season is underway in Hollywood, but one show will roll out green turf instead of red carpet and celebrate achievements like best mutt instead of best actor.
 
Cosby show still a go at Palace despite troubles
ALBANY

Cosby show still a go at Palace despite troubles

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
Despite small protests and one heckler during his three shows in Canada last week, Bill Cosby’s concert stop at Albany’s Palace Theatre on April 24 is expected to go on as planned.
 
Capital Region LGBTQ community in TV documentary
CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region LGBTQ community in TV documentary

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
Julie Casper Roth wanted to learn the nuances and history of the LGBTQ community in her adopted hometown. The result is the one-hour documentary “Out In Albany,” debuting at 9 p.m. Thursday on WMHT-TV.
 
 

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