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Sculptor, 90, loves the way art is open to interpretation
NISKAYUNA

Sculptor, 90, loves the way art is open to interpretation

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
Sculptor Robert Blood has been a full-time, professional artist for most of his life, and he loves it. His petite home on Regent Street in Niskayuna, which his father built in 1918, is practically a gallery in itself.
 
Exhibit features photos, artifacts of Shakers from 3 regional sites

Exhibit features photos, artifacts of Shakers from 3 regional sites

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
Getting the complete picture of Shaker history typically requires trips to Colonie, New Lebanon and Hancock, Massachusetts. That’s still the case, but for something nearly as good and a lot less time-consuming, head to Albany and the New York State Museum.
 
Peter Rowan will reflect on life and music at The Egg

Peter Rowan will reflect on life and music at The Egg

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
On Saturday, Peter Rowan will spend some time with people who enjoy his lyrics and guitar work when he plays a solo acoustic show at The Egg in Albany’s Empire State Plaza.
 
Yarn/Wire’s music explores new instrumental techniques

Yarn/Wire’s music explores new instrumental techniques

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
Like many musicians who find their way to what is called the new music scene, percussionist Ian Antonio had a goal: to be an orchestral player.
 
Guthrie, Traum, Weight evoke Woodstock

Guthrie, Traum, Weight evoke Woodstock

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
Several veteran artists playing here this week echo Woodstock. One of them, Arlo Guthrie, played the Woodstock festival on Aug. 15, 1969, and he returns to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall tonight.
 
'Big Hero' outmuscles 'Interstellar' for No. 1
LOS ANGELES

'Big Hero' outmuscles 'Interstellar' for No. 1

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014
A team of animated Marvel characters rocketed past a group of wormhole-bound astronauts at the weekend box office.
 
Filmmaker’s project focuses on family’s tragedy

Filmmaker’s project focuses on family’s tragedy

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014
Since she first got involved in documentary films 20 years ago, Kathy Leichter’s work has always been about making something of real value. That certainly hasn’t changed with her latest effort, “Here One Day.”
 
Schenectady native to speak, sign her book on Steinmetz

Schenectady native to speak, sign her book on Steinmetz

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014
When Elizabeth Rosner decided to set her third novel in her hometown of Schenectady, she had no idea what a fascinating personality she was going to be working with.
 
‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ wraps, gets new subtitle ‘The Force Awakens’
LOS ANGELES

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ wraps, gets new subtitle ‘The Force Awakens’

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
“Star Wars: Episode VII” has completed principal photography and gained an official title, Disney and Lucasfilm announced Thursday.
 
Albany, Schenectady, Troy to bid for public art funding
ALBANY, SCHENECTADY & TROY

Albany, Schenectady, Troy to bid for public art funding

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
The Capital Region may receive a new, funded art project — if Michael Bloomberg and company like the pitch.
 
NEW YORK

Rare Steinbeck WWII story finally published

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
But 70 years after Welles' introduction in the midst of World War II, "With Your Wings" is getting a second release.
 
Photographer Witowski left lasting images of Vietnam
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Photographer Witowski left lasting images of Vietnam

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
Almost everything in Vietnam seemed to capture Bob Witowski’s fancy.
 

Classical music lovers facing choice of 5 Sunday concerts

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
Five concerts on Sunday, most of them at the same time but in venues scattered across the Capital Region, can make life confusing. Here’s some background on each one to help make choosing a bit easier.
 
Mavs at The Egg, LaMontagne at Palace

Mavs at The Egg, LaMontagne at Palace

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
In early 1998, The Mavericks opened for (bigger star, lesser talent) Tim McGraw at the Pepsi Arena and stole the show. They reformed last year for “In Time” and hit the road, playing The Egg (Empire State Plaza, Albany) tonight.
 
ACT actress says play spoofs Hitchcock thriller

ACT actress says play spoofs Hitchcock thriller

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
Jill Wanderman got such a late start on her performing career that her opportunities to play the young, romantic lead were a bit limited.
 
 

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