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‘Aloha’ feels like goodbye in Cameron Crowe calamity

‘Aloha’ feels like goodbye in Cameron Crowe calamity

Friday, May 29, 2015
Cameron Crowe fans — and that includes most movie critics — have cut him a lot of slack over the years.
 
Backyard art show to help Schenectady woman fight disease
SCHENECTADY

Backyard art show to help Schenectady woman fight disease

Thursday, May 28, 2015
A backyard art show to support a Schenectady woman with a rare nerve-damaging immune disorder will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 1772 Albany St. in Schenectady.
 
Cast, effects produce formulaic but believable disaster film

Cast, effects produce formulaic but believable disaster film

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Disaster movies, which pre-date the zeitgeist’s fascination with a world falling apart around us, are always great measures of the state of the Hollywood art of special effects.
 
French true crime thriller lacks thrills, evidence

French true crime thriller lacks thrills, evidence

Thursday, May 28, 2015
A famous French unsolved disappearance and a mother’s decades-long search for justice is the focus of “In the Name of My Daughter.” That is the promise of the title.
 
Debut of 'Daily Show With Trevor Noah' set for Sept. 28
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Debut of 'Daily Show With Trevor Noah' set for Sept. 28

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Comedy Central says Sept. 28 will be opening night for Trevor Noah as the new host of "The Daily Show."
 
‘Pitch Perfect 2’ role was great experience, says Rotterdam native

‘Pitch Perfect 2’ role was great experience, says Rotterdam native

Thursday, May 28, 2015
After watching the film “Pitch Perfect 2” for the first time, Daniel Pigliavento was more than happy with his performance. “I felt like we really nailed it,” said Pigliavento, who plays a member of an a cappella group in the film, released May 15 and starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson.
 
Orleans opens outdoor show season

Orleans opens outdoor show season

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Aside from wacky weather, we know the seasons are turning just by the shows happening now. The first free outdoor show of the season features Orleans — yeah, those 1970s hit-making pop-rockers — on Wednesday at the Empire State Plaza.
 
Site owner challenges denial of Camp Bisco permit
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Site owner challenges denial of Camp Bisco permit

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The owner of Indian Lookout Country Club is asking a judge to reverse Schenectady County’s decision not to grant him a mass gathering permit to host Camp Bisco, even though the three-day music festival headlined by The Disco Biscuits already has a new location in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
Shakespeare & Co. puts spotlight on women

Shakespeare & Co. puts spotlight on women

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Tod Randolph may love Shakespeare, but there is an issue she would enjoy addressing with the Bard of Avon.
“There are 10 men for every one woman in his plays,” said Randolph, a long-time member of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts. But women on stage isn’t a problem these days, especially at Shakespeare & Company. Under Artist Director Tina Packer, the company is beginning its 38th season in the Berkshires with a production of “The How and the Why,” Sarah Treem’s new play about two female biologists who meet for the first time on the eve of a national conference.
 
Famously bad film likely to draw cult crowd

Famously bad film likely to draw cult crowd

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Entertainment Weekly once described Tommy Wiseau’s film “The Room” as the “Citizen Kane of bad movies.”
 
Lady Antebellum set to open SPAC summer season
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Lady Antebellum set to open SPAC summer season

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Lady Antebellum’s country powerhouse lands at the Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center on Sunday , with Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood in town for a 7 p.m. show. Opening will be Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt.
 
‘Pippin’ is ultra-sweet show with dynamic talents
SCHENECTADY

‘Pippin’ is ultra-sweet show with dynamic talents

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
“Pippin” is a groaning board of desserts, and for the first act, it is worth the money you have to spend on a night out. Fill up on those colorful costumes; gorge on the acrobatics; smack your lips over the dancing; savor the stage effects; and tickle your belly with sugary pop ’70s tunes (music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz).
 
Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark dies in NY at 75
NEW YORK

Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark dies in NY at 75

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, famed for her gift of capturing searing images of human vulnerability, has died at age 75.
 

'Vanya and Sonia and Masha...' and not enough humor

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” lacks the humor needed to give it the spark
 
Agent: ’Lawrence of Arabia’ star Omar Sharif has Alzheimer’s

Agent: ’Lawrence of Arabia’ star Omar Sharif has Alzheimer’s

Monday, May 25, 2015
LOS ANGELES — Legendary “Lawrence of Arabia” actor Omar Sharif is battling Alzheimer’s disease, his agent Steve Kenis confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday.
 
 

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