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Bizarre, spooky plays will creep onto local stages

Bizarre, spooky plays will creep onto local stages

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
The October offering at Home Made Theater in Saratoga Springs may be pretty “creepy and kooky,” but it’s the Schenectady Light Opera Company that’s really pushing the envelope this month.
 
NEW YORK

Artist Maya Lin winner of Gish Prize

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
Artist and environmentalist Maya Lin is the recipient of the prestigious Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize.
 
Laser cat: Golden litter scoop award at feline film festival
ALBANY

Laser cat: Golden litter scoop award at feline film festival

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
Not many high school seniors can say they’ve been honored for “achievement in cat excellence.” Draven Rodriguez could very well be the first.
 
Actor, dancer Geoffrey Holder dies at 84

Actor, dancer Geoffrey Holder dies at 84

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
Geoffrey Holder, a Tony Award-winning director, actor, painter, dancer and choreographer who during an eclectic show business career led the groundbreaking show “The Wiz” to Broadway, pitched 7-Up on TV and played a scary villain in a James Bond film, has died. He was 84.
 
With ‘Newsies’ coming, Proctors will be in spotlight like many times before

With ‘Newsies’ coming, Proctors will be in spotlight like many times before

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
Proctors, Schenectady’s landmark theater, will begin its 2014-15 Broadway Series on Saturday when “Newsies the Musical” begins a seven-day engagement. The State Street theater has also been a place for big shows, movies, magicians and musicians.
 
School bets video game scholarship can draw talent
CHICAGO

School bets video game scholarship can draw talent

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
20-year-old Youngbin Chung is studying computer networking at a small private university in Chicago on a nearly $15,000 a year athletic scholarship — for playing League of Legends, the video game that once jeopardized his high school diploma.
 
Best-selling novel 'Gone Girl' now a hit movie
LOS ANGELES

Best-selling novel 'Gone Girl' now a hit movie

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
“Annabelle” couldn’t scare off “Gone Girl” at the weekend movie box office.
 
ALBANY

Review: Cirque's acrobats amazing, but 'Dralion' tale falls flat

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
Review: Over the past few years, circus arts troupes have popped up in theaters everywhere. Cirque de Soleil has the reputation of being the biggest and best among them. The Montreal-based company is large and flashy. However, as seen this past weekend at the Times Union Center, its Las Vegas-style show, “Dralion,” was more dress than polish.
 
Dance Museum director envisions facility presenting other art forms

Dance Museum director envisions facility presenting other art forms

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
Raul Martinez didn’t plan to live in the United States. A native of Mexico, he imagined he would live in Europe after he retired as a professional ballet dancer.
 
‘Facescape’ brings art, science together on National Mall

‘Facescape’ brings art, science together on National Mall

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
The National Mall is getting a new look — temporarily.
 
WATERFORD

Erie Canal images win spots in calendar

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
Photographs taken by three local residents will be included in the 2015 Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Calendar.
 
98-year-old Schenectady drummer shares life in book
SCHENECTADY

98-year-old Schenectady drummer shares life in book

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
Fred Randall, a 98-year-old percussionist, strings together personal stories that touch on historical figures and moments from the 20th century through today in his new book.
 
Backstage crew big part of Cirque du Soleil magic

Backstage crew big part of Cirque du Soleil magic

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
As head of wardrobe for Cirque du Soleil, Melody Wood can’t afford to overlook any detail, no matter how unglamorous it might be.
 
Crookston seeks to make folk heritage relevant today

Crookston seeks to make folk heritage relevant today

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
No, says Joe Crookston, he doesn’t necessarily see himself as a 21st century version of Woody Guthrie or Pete Seeger. But he appreciates the comparison.
 
Some venues start season, others rev it up

Some venues start season, others rev it up

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
The Eighth Step, Steamer No. 10’s Eclectic series, and the Sanctuary for Independent Media start new seasons this week, while The Low Beat, The Egg and the Palace rev up theirs.
 
 

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