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Downtown Schenectady ready to cash in on 'Newsies'
SCHENECTADY

Downtown Schenectady ready to cash in on 'Newsies'

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
Restaurants in downtown Schenectady are preparing for more customers with Disney’s “Newsies” coming to Proctors this weekend.
 
Mormon Tabernacle Choir to return to SPAC
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Mormon Tabernacle Choir to return to SPAC

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will make its third visit to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in 2015, SPAC officials announced Thursday.
 
Patrick Modiano of France wins the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature

Patrick Modiano of France wins the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
Patrick Modiano of France wins the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature
 
Big shows punctuate solo performances

Big shows punctuate solo performances

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
Onstage music ranges from solo-sparse to sprawling-sumptuous this week. Take tonight: Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons at the Palace Theatre (19 Clinton St. at N. Pearl St., Albany), John Hiatt at The Egg (Empire State Plaza, Albany), Mike Watt’s Il Sogno Del Marinaio at the Low Beat, and Carlene Carter at Caffe Lena.
 
Flutist took unplanned route to success

Flutist took unplanned route to success

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
Flutist Amy Porter, who will give a recital Saturday at Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, will tell you that the direction a career takes is often built on the unexpected.
 
'Newsies' gives actor chance for headline role

'Newsies' gives actor chance for headline role

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
Peter Pan inspired Dan DeLuca to forge a life in the theater, and Charlie Brown and other characters like him have kept the 22-year-old actor from the Pittsburgh area very busy. But last year, suddenly, something was missing.
 
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.
 
 

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