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Barrington Stage will premiere new musical

PITTSFIELD, Mass.

Barrington Stage will premiere new musical

As is the case most summers, the Barrington Stage Company is luring some pretty talented people to the Berkshires this year. The season began Wednesday night with a brand new play produced by the BSC Musical Theatre Lab, “Presto Change-O.” The press opening is May 25 and performances will run through June 11.

Annual Fence Show opens Friday in Troy

Annual Fence Show opens Friday in Troy

The Fence Show, a Troy art explosion that’s been around for more than 50 years, opens on Friday. Held at the Arts Center of the Capital Region and open to all artists, the Fence Show is a magnificent salon, with nearly 500 works covering every inch of the walls.

The Milk Carton Kids coming to Troy Thursday

TROY

The Milk Carton Kids coming to Troy Thursday

Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale, members of the contemporary folk duo The Milk Carton Kids, will perform at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall tonight.

Tang announces UpBeat concert series

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Tang announces UpBeat concert series

Jazz, bluegrass and gothic punk will be coming to the roof of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, in this summer’s UpBeat on the Roof concert series.

Mop & Bucket Co. buys Schenectady building

SCHENECTADY

Mop & Bucket Co. buys Schenectady building

Mopco LLC, the parent company of the Mop & Bucket Co. based at Proctors, purchased the former firehouse on North Jay Street and plans to renovate it and relocate there.

Megyn Kelly preps for her Trump interview

NEW YORK

Megyn Kelly preps for her Trump interview

Over the course of the 2016 presidential campaign, Megyn Kelly has been called a few choice names by Donald Trump. A one-sided feud began last summer when the Fox News Channel host asked him a sharp debate question about his "temperament" and history of disparaging remarks about women.

Dr. John, Molly Hatchet coming to Alive at Five series

ALBANY

Dr. John, Molly Hatchet coming to Alive at Five series

Dr. John and the Nite Trippers will open this summer’s Alive at Five concert series on June 9.

If the 2016 presidential candidates were 'Game of Thrones' characters

If the 2016 presidential candidates were 'Game of Thrones' characters

The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza attempts to understand the many personalities of the 2016 race through the lens of the many personalities of the Seven Kingdoms.

On 'SNL,' Drake made fun of Drake the most

On 'SNL,' Drake made fun of Drake the most

If having a sense of humor about yourself is seen as a great quality to possess, then Drake's cup runneth over.

'Captain America' is just one piece of Disney's plan to reinvent entertainment

'Captain America' is just one piece of Disney's plan to reinvent entertainment

Many entertainment industry observers love to focus on simple pawns, one move at a time. Disney, on the other hand, is playing multidimensional chess not only across films, but also across decades.

CHIME teaches inner-city kids to play instruments

SCHENECTADY

CHIME teaches inner-city kids to play instruments

Thirty-eight sets of parents will be bursting with pride next weekend when they hear their children perform at the inaugural concert of CHIME in the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s celebration “Music without Borders.”

ALBANY

Albany's Alive at Five concerts moving to Broadway

The Alive at Five concerts will hit Broadway this summer.

‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ is a dull, routine exercise

It’s pretty dull, sorry to say. Movies about math (or physics, or anything) don’t have to be, of course.

'Sing Street' an endearing tale of kids starting a band

'Sing Street' an endearing tale of kids starting a band

Set in 1985 Dublin, “Sing Street” is a seriously endearing picture from John Carney, the writer-director of “Once,” about which I am crazy. For his latest, I’m two-thirds crazy. That’s percentage enough

‘Money Monster’ is a great thriller

‘Money Monster’ is a great thriller

“Money Monster” is the kind of film that Hollywood pundits mourn in the era of endless superhero franchises. A juicy yet serious thriller for grown-ups — no capes, no flying guys, no merchandise tie-ins.

Gin Blossoms to headline Schenectady County SummerNight

SCHENECTADY

Gin Blossoms to headline Schenectady County SummerNight

Grammy-nominated rockers Gin Blossoms will headline this summer’s Schenectady County SummerNight 2016.

Not enough superlatives to describe ‘Once’

Not enough superlatives to describe ‘Once’

Unashamed in its simplicity, “Once” awes with its laid-back ease while at the same time inspires.

Hyde celebrates work of Christo, Jeanne-Claude

Hyde celebrates work of Christo, Jeanne-Claude

The Hyde Collection opens its super-sized Christo and Jeanne-Claude show on Sunday. More than 120 works, each related to one of the duo’s landscape-altering creations around the world, will be shown in the Wood and Hoopes galleries.

Choruses to sing challenging, uplifting works

Choruses to sing challenging, uplifting works

Choral fans will have plenty to celebrate this weekend because three area choruses will sing fabulous works by Haydn, Mahler, Handel and Vivaldi. The problem is that two of the choruses will perform at the same time on Saturday and the other will have a Sunday concert.

Back on drums, Brucker scores on first album

Back on drums, Brucker scores on first album

Cliff Brucker plays two shows this weekend. He drums with the Joey Thomas Big Band on Friday at the Van Dyck in its annual Sinatra Centennial Salute with singer Bob Father. On Saturday, he plays solo piano at One Caroline Street where his new CD (coming soon to cdbaby.com) will be available.

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