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Shenendehowa graduates took different routes to Oscar wins
CLIFTON PARK

Shenendehowa graduates took different routes to Oscar wins

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
What do “Big Hero 6” — a Disney animation feature with a white, oversized, plush, inflatable robot named BayMax — and “Whiplash” — an independent jazz drama — have in common? The films allowed Shenendehowa graduates Thomas Curley and Jason Figliozzi to each secure and Oscar.
 
His enthusiasm curbed, Larry David hits Broadway in new play
NEW YORK

His enthusiasm curbed, Larry David hits Broadway in new play

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
In his thumbnail-size dressing room just offstage at Broadway's Cort Theatre, Larry David is on dinner break from rehearsals for "Fish in the Dark," the new comedy he wrote and stars in, and that opens March 5.
 
Pulitzer winner details history of racial injustice
SCHENECTADY

Pulitzer winner details history of racial injustice

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
On Tuesday evening in the Schenectady County Community College auditorium, Gilbert King, a guest speaker invited in honor of Black History Month, commanded the attention of a small, but riveted audience of about 30 people as he told the story of Thurgood Marshall’s life before he became a Supreme Court justice.
 
Montgomery County teen follows dream to L.A.
GLEN

Montgomery County teen follows dream to L.A.

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
Sawyer Fredericks appeared on the pre-recorded, two-hour season premiere of NBC’s “The Voice” Monday night, wowing the panel of four celebrity coaches and earning a spot in the next round of the competition.
 
British pianist Grosvenor thrills with challenging program
SCHENECTADY

British pianist Grosvenor thrills with challenging program

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
On Sunday, British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor played an interesting program of several meaty pieces that offered an array of challenges to entertain him on his three-week North American tour.
 
Shenendehowa grad wins Oscar

Shenendehowa grad wins Oscar

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
Former Capital Region resident Thomas Curley has something in common with movie stars Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore.
 
Oscars speeches filled with political activism, pet issues

Oscars speeches filled with political activism, pet issues

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
Much of the chatter going into the Oscars was about the lack of diversity in the Academy's choices, specifically the dearth of nominations for "Selma."
 
High collars, demure gowns on Oscars red carpet

High collars, demure gowns on Oscars red carpet

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
Classic Hollywood took hold of the Oscars red carpet Sunday night — and color made a show among early walkers that included Anna Kendrick in a demure pale coral look with a jeweled halter collar.
 
'Birdman' tops Oscars defined by advocacy
LOS ANGELES

'Birdman' tops Oscars defined by advocacy

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
The long take of "Birdman" has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past, took Hollywood's top honor.
 
'Fifty Shades' can't be budged from top spot
LOS ANGELES

'Fifty Shades' can't be budged from top spot

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
Universal’s erotic drama "Fifty Shades of Grey" earned $23.2 million at No. 1 in its second weekend at the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.
 
Screenwriter does L.A. job from Wilton home
WILTON

Screenwriter does L.A. job from Wilton home

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
For 29 years, Edithe Swensen has been creating screenplays for television from her home near Saratoga Springs
 

Author promotes shame as a tool for change

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
In her new book, “Is Shame Necessary: New Uses for an Old Tool,” New York University professor Jennifer Jacquet argues that it’s time to bring back shame as an effective tool for the weak against the strong.
 
Gazette columnist Sara Foss makes her Oscar contest selections

Gazette columnist Sara Foss makes her Oscar contest selections

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015
This marks the sixth year The Gazette has sponsored a contest in which readers try to outguess my Oscar predictions.
 
Cosby's Albany show 'postponed indefinitely'
ALBANY

Cosby's Albany show 'postponed indefinitely'

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015
Bill Cosby’s April 24 show at the Palace Theatre in Albany has been “postponed indefinitely,” according to the theater.
 
Who hands over the Academy Awards statuettes? Team Oscar

Who hands over the Academy Awards statuettes? Team Oscar

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015
Six Hollywood hopefuls instantly became insiders when they won spots on the film academy's Team Oscar, and their superstar access began deep inside Disney's archives.
 
 

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