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‘Banjo Man’ struck chord with Saratoga community
SARATOGA SPRINGS

‘Banjo Man’ struck chord with Saratoga community

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
Cecil Myrie, who many credit for opening the streets of Saratoga Springs to musicians, died last week after a seven-month battle with multiple myeloma — a form of bone marrow cancer.
 
Ratings record for AMC's 'Walking Dead'
NEW YORK

Ratings record for AMC's 'Walking Dead'

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
The Nielsen Company says the 17.3 million people who watched the fifth season opener of "The Walking Dead" Sunday is a record both for the show and for a cable television program.
 
Can it be real? Augmented reality melds work, play
NEW YORK

Can it be real? Augmented reality melds work, play

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
Mark Skwarek is surrounded by infiltrating militants in New York's Central Park. He shoots one, then hearing a noise from behind, spins to take down another.
 
Poetry in the Park just as enchanting indoors
NISKAYUNA

Poetry in the Park just as enchanting indoors

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014
Craig Elementary School’s annual Poetry in the Park event has been a cherished tradition since it began about a decade ago. During the evening, students sign up to read poetry that they have written or chosen to recite from their favorite authors’ collections.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Review: Flutist Porter superb at Skidmore recital

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
Review: Flutist Amy Porter gave a superb recital Saturday night at Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center and showed that she’s not only very versatile but that she can do everything well.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Review: Stellar HMT cast gets the most out of dead musical

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
Review: There are moments in Home Made Theater’s handsomely mounted "The Addams Family" that manage to give a good giggle. And all credit goes straight to a talented cast in their often successful attempt to get life out of truly dead material.
 
4 new movies can't knock off 'Gone Girl' from top
LOS ANGELES

4 new movies can't knock off 'Gone Girl' from top

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
Four new films couldn’t catch “Gone Girl” at movie theaters over the weekend.
 
‘Newsies’ production director is at center of logistical wheel

‘Newsies’ production director is at center of logistical wheel

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
Mimi Intagliata isn’t the successful musical theater performer she dreamed of being when she was a young girl growing up in St. Louis, and she’s fine with that.
 

Jan Hooks, gifted comedy actress on ‘SNL,’ dies at 57

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
Jan Hooks, a comedic actress whose gift for impersonation led to memorable scenes spoofing Tammy Faye Bakker, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Nancy Reagan and others on “Saturday Night Live,” died Thursday. She was 57.
 
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.
 
 

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