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'The Voice' finale: What you need to know

'The Voice' finale: What you need to know

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
All the information you need to follow the season finale of "The Voice."
 
Kinderhook teen wins Sawyer Frederick look-alike contest
SCHENECTADY

Kinderhook teen wins Sawyer Frederick look-alike contest

Monday, May 18, 2015
Rocklin Stafford has been made fun of for his long blonde hair, and it used to bother the 8-year-old Great Barrington, Massachusetts boy who has never had a haircut.
 

Music, movies, family festivals all part of Summer at the Plaza series

Monday, May 18, 2015
Southside Johnny, The Vaccines and Cracker will be performing as part of Summer at the Plaza, the free concert and community event series at the Empire State Plaza.
 
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Former cable access operator sues Schenectady mayor, Proctors

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Schenectady Access Cable Council is suing Mayor Gary McCarthy and Proctors, seeking reimbursement for equipment and alleging McCarthy concealed information regarding SACC’s role as the city’s public access operator.
 
Taylor Swift makes history at Billboard Music Awards
LAS VEGAS

Taylor Swift makes history at Billboard Music Awards

Monday, May 18, 2015
Taylor Swift had a historic night at the Billboard Music Awards: The pop star is the most decorated artist in the show's history with 20 wins, beating Garth Brooks' 19-win record.
 
Piano phenom Joey Alexander headlines Music Haven season
SCHENECTADY

Piano phenom Joey Alexander headlines Music Haven season

Monday, May 18, 2015
The Joey Alexander Trio, led by 11-year-old Indonesian jazz pianist Joey Alexander, will be among the top acts coming to the 2015 Music Haven Concert Series this summer at Schenectady’s Central Park.
 
Ad it up: A splendid drama, 'Mad Men,' comes to an end

Ad it up: A splendid drama, 'Mad Men,' comes to an end

Monday, May 18, 2015
"Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner promised a finale that was "dramatic and appropriate."
 
Review: Musicians, Caffe Lena fans celebrate 55 years
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Review: Musicians, Caffe Lena fans celebrate 55 years

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Review: Caffe Lena celebrated 55 years Saturday night, with a diverse lineup of six acts that performed on the Zankel stage at Skidmore College for 20 minutes each — all regular performers at the Caffe.
 
Review: ASO concludes festival with 'mindbending' works
TROY

Review: ASO concludes festival with 'mindbending' works

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Review: The Albany Symphony Orchestra concluded its three-day American Music Festival Saturday night at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center with what music director David Alan Miller called “mindbending” pieces.
 
'Pitch Perfect 2' strikes right chord with moviegoers
LOS ANGELES

'Pitch Perfect 2' strikes right chord with moviegoers

Sunday, May 17, 2015
The ladies of “Pitch Perfect 2” hit all the right notes opening weekend, amassing a $70.3 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday.
 
George Harrison guitar from 1963 brings $490,000 at auction

George Harrison guitar from 1963 brings $490,000 at auction

Sunday, May 17, 2015
A guitar George Harrison played at a time when Beatlemania was taking flight has sold for nearly half a million dollars at a New York auction.

 
Mendelssohn Club honors vets with rousing choral celebration
ALBANY

Mendelssohn Club honors vets with rousing choral celebration

Saturday, May 16, 2015
The Mendelssohn Club’s annual spring concert Friday night at Chancellor’s Hall was a fervently patriotic celebration that honored veterans of all wars. The program covered popular tunes from the Civil War to today.
 
Niska-Day about friends, fun and community
NISKAYUNA

Niska-Day about friends, fun and community

Saturday, May 16, 2015
The annual tradition of spending a Saturday in mid-May on games, rides, a parade and fair food starts young in Niskayuna. From babies napping in backpacks to toddlers nibbling cotton candy to puppies tugging leashes, no one is too young for Niska-Day.
 
Biographer of '12 Years A Slave' author to give talk

Biographer of '12 Years A Slave' author to give talk

Saturday, May 16, 2015
The co-author of a book on the man whose story was told in the Oscar-winning movie "12 Years A Slave" is giving a talk this weekend as part of a local group's history event.

 
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David Kaczynski to be profiled on Oprah Winfrey Network

Friday, May 15, 2015
The former Schenectady man who helped identify his brother as the Unabomber will be the subject of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Where Are They Now?”
 
 

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