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NYC Ballet shines in Danish classic at SPAC
SARATOGA SPRINGS

NYC Ballet shines in Danish classic at SPAC

Thursday, July 16, 2015
As seen on Wednesday night at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in two August Bournonville ballets, it is clear there is nothing the New York City Ballet dancers can’t do, and do well.
 
'Game of Thrones' leads Emmy nominations

'Game of Thrones' leads Emmy nominations

Thursday, July 16, 2015
The fantasy saga "Game of Thrones" received a leading 24 Emmy Awards nominations Thursday.
 
Shakespeare’s timeless tales on 2 area stages

Shakespeare’s timeless tales on 2 area stages

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Tim Dugan and other countless Shakespeare fans know exactly what it is that makes the Bard and his work so very special.
 
Lavish ‘Peony Pavilion’ to be performed at SPAC

Lavish ‘Peony Pavilion’ to be performed at SPAC

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Choreographer Fei Bo compares his ballet “The Peony Pavilion” to “Romeo and Juliet.” It was written just one year before and is just as familiar and beloved by Chinese audiences everywhere.
 
Steeleye Span brings updated folk sound to Music Haven
SCHENECTADY

Steeleye Span brings updated folk sound to Music Haven

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Thirty-eight years and 25 studio albums after it was founded, Steeleye Span is still on the road and on the stage. An ambitious summer tour that has already taken the band through Canada will stop at Schenectady on Sunday for a gig in Central Park and the Music Haven Concert Series.
 
Rival Galaxies ready for first Alive at Five gig
NISKAYUNA

Rival Galaxies ready for first Alive at Five gig

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Rival Galaxies’ introduction into the Alive at Five lineup is a natural next step for a band whose local name recognition has been growing steadily since forming in 2012
 

Actors in Cap Rep show display delightfully uncanny skills

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
You'll be treated to knock-your-socks-off performances in “Murder for Two”?
 
Eager Capital Region fans, brisk sales greet Lee novel
CAPITAL REGION

Eager Capital Region fans, brisk sales greet Lee novel

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” hit the shelves Tuesday, ending months of anticipation for the author’s dedicated fans.
 
Miss USA sees lowest ratings ever amid Trump controversy
NEW YORK

Miss USA sees lowest ratings ever amid Trump controversy

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Donald Trump found a new home for Miss USA on the little-known Reelz Channel after NBC dumped the pageant because of his comments on Mexican immigrants, but fewer than a million television viewers watched.
 
Watson provides rowdy, fun-filled night
ALBANY

Watson provides rowdy, fun-filled night

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Dale Watson’s “Ameripolitan” country music came to WAMC’s The Linda Monday night to a packed, standing-room only audience.
 
After months of anticipation, new Harper Lee novel released
NEW YORK

After months of anticipation, new Harper Lee novel released

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Shortly after sunrise Tuesday, the doors opened at the Old Courthouse Museum in Monroeville, Alabama, and a bell tolled.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Opera sheds light on wounds of war

Monday, July 13, 2015
"The Long Walk," a two-act opera, which had its world premiere Friday night at the Spa Little Theatre, is based on Brian Castner’s 2012 memoir of the same name. Castner served in Iraq as the explosive ordnance disposal unit captain and this book was written after he’d been home for at least two years.
 
BSO's opening weekend at Tanglewood offers classics, surprises
LENOX, Mass.

BSO's opening weekend at Tanglewood offers classics, surprises

Monday, July 13, 2015
There have been musical activities at Tanglewood for a couple of weeks now, but this past weekend was the true opening of what the Berkshire Mountains estate is famous for: three Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts with renowned soloists and classical repertory.
 
Nintendo's Iwata who led through successes, woes dies at 55

Nintendo's Iwata who led through successes, woes dies at 55

Monday, July 13, 2015
Satoru Iwata, who led Japanese video game company Nintendo Co. through years of growth with its Pokemon and Super Mario franchises, has died after a lengthy illness, drawing a flood of emotional tributes from game fans and industry rivals, the company said Monday. He was 55.
 
Artists Guild co-chair hopes group finds home

Artists Guild co-chair hopes group finds home

Sunday, July 12, 2015
Back in 1975, the Guild of Adirondack Artists began as a way to bring creative souls together in the outer reaches of the Capital Region.
 
 

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