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Mabee Farm concert looks back at the ’60s

Mabee Farm concert looks back at the ’60s

Anyone filled with existential angst about their role in the world might want to relax and listen to Phil Ochs’ 1966 ballad, “When I’m Gone.”

Sharing the weirdness: Al Yankovic making Schenectady debut

Sharing the weirdness: Al Yankovic making Schenectady debut

Al Yankovic is only weird for two hours a day. Most of the time, he’s just a regular guy.

Gaelic Storm heads lineup for Irish 2000 Music & Arts Fest

Gaelic Storm heads lineup for Irish 2000 Music & Arts Fest

Good Irish music and good Irish moods will return to the Saratoga County Fairgrounds this weekend, as the Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival sounds off in Ballston Spa.

Schenectady to host debate on merits of porn

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady to host debate on merits of porn

Craig Gross, the founder of XXXChurch in Los Angeles, will sit down with well-known porn star Ron Jeremy on Sept. 27 from 7-10 p.m. at the GE Theatre for a conversation about pornography.

Ron Howard’s documentary on the Beatles to open at Proctors

Ron Howard’s documentary on the Beatles to open at Proctors

“Eight Days a Week” chronicles the astonishing wild ride the Beatles were on during the first half of their eight-year life as a group, through the height of Beatlemania.

Albany Civic's 'The Best Man' timely, razor-sharp political drama

ALBANY

Albany Civic's 'The Best Man' timely, razor-sharp political drama

Fifty-five years ago, playwright Gore Vidal’s "The Best Man," a biting drama about political posturing and pursuit of power, premiered on Broadway. Currently running at Albany Civic Theater, the play is timely, and it seems almost prescient.

Fall Arts preview (classical music): Mixed media concert at Siena intriguing

Fall Arts preview (classical music): Mixed media concert at Siena intriguing

String quartet ETHEL and mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink are among standouts on the fall calendar.

Fall Arts preview (popular music): Fear of Strangers to reunite at Hollow

Fall Arts preview (popular music): Fear of Strangers to reunite at Hollow

Fear of Strangers' reunion and Elvis Costello and the Imposters are among concerts to take note of this fall.

Fall Arts preview (visual arts): Hanna-Barbera exhibit at Rockwell

Fall Arts preview (visual arts): Hanna-Barbera exhibit at Rockwell

The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound and others show up on Nov. 12, when the Norman Rockwell Museum unwraps “Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning,” an exhibit about the legendary cartoon animators.

Fall Arts preview (jazz): Lake George fest next on horizon

The Lake George Jazz Weekend is up next for jazz aficionados.

Fall Arts preview (dance): African ensemble among highlights

Fall Arts preview (dance): African ensemble among highlights

African dancers are among best bets for the fall dance scene.

Fall Arts preview (theater): Don't miss 'Curious Incident of the Dog'

Fall Arts preview (theater): Don't miss 'Curious Incident of the Dog'

“Leaf peepers” aren’t the only ones out and about this time of year trying to determine which weekends might be peak.

Winner named in Schenectady County Battle of the Bands

And the winner is ... Better By Morning.

Stockade art show rescheduled for Sunday

The 65th annual Stockade Villagers Outdoor Art Show was postponed today due to a threatening weather forecast.

Scott Hamilton quartet delivers world-class jazz show

It was the kind of traditional jazz you don’t hear too often anymore — not in this region, not in New York. Sitting in the audience watching pros of this caliber work together felt like a privilege.

Albany Jazz Fest moved to rain site

An iffy weather forecast has forced organizers to move the event to the Corning Preserve.

Chart-toppers Cheap Trick, Heart and Joan Jett rock SPAC

Chart-toppers Cheap Trick, Heart and Joan Jett rock SPAC

This was no nostalgia tour. Although the tour got its name because the acts were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in recent years, all three groups are still vital and recording new material.

'Sully' soars thanks to Hanks, Eastwood and strong script

'Sully' soars thanks to Hanks, Eastwood and strong script

The film shows the flight and water landing but mostly focuses on the immediate aftermath.

A chameleonic Weisz invigorates the twisty ‘Complete Unknown’

A chameleonic Weisz invigorates the twisty ‘Complete Unknown’

“Complete Unknown” opens with a dazzling series of brief, interconnected flashbacks, quick glimpses of a series of radically different women. But are they so different after all?

Latham strip club continues to fight back sales tax

LATHAM

Latham strip club continues to fight back sales tax

A long-running dispute about whether admission charges to strip clubs are paid for sales tax-exempt dance performances is expected to land back in the state court system after a recent ruling.

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