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Amazon signs Woody Allen to create his first TV series
NEW YORK

Amazon signs Woody Allen to create his first TV series

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
Amazon Studios is delivering Woody Allen as creator of his first-ever TV series.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Dave Matthews Band coming to SPAC

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
The Dave Matthews Band will be at Saratoga Performing Arts Center for what has become a tradition: a two night fest around the Fourth of July.
 
'Boyhood' tops Globes; 'Grand Budapest' upsets 'Birdman'

'Boyhood' tops Globes; 'Grand Budapest' upsets 'Birdman'

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
The Golden Globes inched closer to legitimacy in its 72nd show, giving awards not just to A-List celebrities, but to the edgier productions that unequivocally deserved recognition, including "Boyhood," ''The Grand Budapest Hotel," and "Birdman."

 
'Taken 3' knocks out 'Hobbit' from  No. 1 slot
LOS ANGELES

'Taken 3' knocks out 'Hobbit' from No. 1 slot

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015
After three weeks atop the box office, "The Hobbit" has been taken down by Liam Neeson and "Taken 3.".
 
Puppeteer Morgan Kelly to debut play
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Puppeteer Morgan Kelly to debut play

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015

Morgan Kelly wants to open people’s minds about the power of puppets.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Music review: Wax and Slezak, in duet, give good vibrations

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015

Can a donkey jawbone still sound good with missing teeth? The answer is yes, according to David Wax Museum’s Suz Slezak, who played the percussive jawbone instrument during a sold-out show at Caffè Lena on Friday night.
 
Romantic betrayal becomes basis of successful novel
NISKAYUNA

Romantic betrayal becomes basis of successful novel

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015
When Shari Quinn discovered her best friend of 20 years had been secretly romancing her boyfriend, she was inspired to write “Disloyalty,” a self-published saga that has repeatedly sold out at Capital Region bookstores.
 
Self-taught computer program finds super poker strategy
NEW YORK

Self-taught computer program finds super poker strategy

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
A computer program that taught itself to play poker has created nearly the best possible strategy for one version of the game, showing the value of techniques that may prove useful to help decision-making in medicine and other areas.
 
Downey, 'Big Bang' win big at People's Choice Awards
LOS ANGELES

Downey, 'Big Bang' win big at People's Choice Awards

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
Robert Downey Jr. was seeing double at the People's Choice Awards. The star of "The Judge" and "Iron Man" picked up the trophies for favorite dramatic movie actor and favorite movie actor at Wednesday's fan-favorite ceremony honoring stars in film, television and music.
 
Proctors to screen award-winning documentary

Proctors to screen award-winning documentary

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
“The Throwaways,” an award-winning documentary by activist filmmakers Ira McKinley and Bhawin Suchak, will be shown in the Proctors GE Theatre at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
 
David Wax Museum mixes many elements

David Wax Museum mixes many elements

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
On Friday, the wonderfully named David Wax Museum plays at Caffe Lena. The group exhibits a surprising range of elements including, at the risk of going biblical here, the jawbone of an ass.
 
Berggren shares Adirondack stories, songs

Berggren shares Adirondack stories, songs

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
Dan Berggren will share folk songs from the Adirondacks and beyond in Albany Friday.
 
Musical chronicles rise of The Four Seasons
SCHENECTADY

Musical chronicles rise of The Four Seasons

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
When “Jersey Boys” comes to Proctors in Schenectady on Tuesday night for six days, Drew Seeley, a native of Toronto, will be playing the part of Bob Gaudio, who in 1960 joined forces with Frankie Valli, Nick Massi and Tommy DeVito to form The Four Seasons.
 
Parnas sisters to solo with Schenectady Symphony
SCHENECTADY

Parnas sisters to solo with Schenectady Symphony

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
One of Schenectady Symphony Orchestra music director Charles Schneider’s favorite things is to spotlight local talent. For Sunday’s SSO concert, he invited the Parnas sisters — violinist Madalyn and cellist Cicely — to return as the featured soloists.
 
'Interview' to open at Madison Friday
ALBANY

'Interview' to open at Madison Friday

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015
“The Interview,” an action spoof telling the fictional tale of the assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, is coming to Albany’s Madison Theater on Friday.Controversial
 
 

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