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New 'Cinderella' adds to hot streak for Disney
NEW YORK

New 'Cinderella' adds to hot streak for Disney

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Disney’s recent hot streak continued over the weekend with the $70.1 million North American debut of its traditional, sumptuously costumed fairy tale adaptation “Cinderella,” according to studio estimates Sunday.
 
‘Calvin’ cartoonist pleased his work is still popular

‘Calvin’ cartoonist pleased his work is still popular

Sunday, March 15, 2015
In his first extended print interview since he retired, “Calvin and Hobbes” creator Bill Watterson spoke with Jenny Robb, the curator and associate professor at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at The Ohio State University.
 
‘Schenectady’ author says sci-fi has staying power

‘Schenectady’ author says sci-fi has staying power

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Author Longyear will be honored at Proctors in Schenectady on Friday during a sci-fi movie night, and will talk about science fiction on Saturday at the Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction.
 
Power plant fight sparked ecology movement

Power plant fight sparked ecology movement

Sunday, March 15, 2015
In “Power on the Hudson,” Robert Lifset eloquently retells the story of the 1960s dispute over construction of a pumped storage hydropower plant at Storm King Mountain in the Hudson Highlands.
 

Eric Church delivers hits to enthusiastic crowd

Friday, March 13, 2015
Country star Eric Church and opener Drive-by Truckers, stars in a different league, played a pretty full Times Union Center Thursday night. Most of the crowd skipped the first act, missing an excellent 45-minute set of good, soulful alt-country.
 
Faces and artifacts reveal artists’ collective pasts

Faces and artifacts reveal artists’ collective pasts

Friday, March 13, 2015
When Katerina Seda visited her Czechoslovakian grandmother, she asked the older woman to remember and draw objects from her former job at a home supply store.
 
'Iron Man' star Downey presents boy with bionic arm
LOS ANGELES

'Iron Man' star Downey presents boy with bionic arm

Friday, March 13, 2015
Just like Tony "Iron Man" Stark, Robert Downey Jr. is a part-time superhero — at least in the eyes of one seven-year-old boy.
 
New ‘Cinderella’ stays true to traditional tale

New ‘Cinderella’ stays true to traditional tale

Friday, March 13, 2015
In this age of revisionist, modernized Disney fairytales, where we’ve learned that some of our favorite characters really aren’t what they seemed, the striking thing about the studio’s sumptuous new live-action “Cinderella” may not be what it is, but what it isn’t.
 
Soviet ‘Red Army’ team skated its way to glory

Soviet ‘Red Army’ team skated its way to glory

Friday, March 13, 2015
“Red Army” is a delightful eye-opener, an entertaining history lesson that allows Cold Warriors, given the gift of time, to appreciate just how magical those dominant Red Army Club hockey teams were in the ’70s and ’80s.
 
Neeson regains his punch in ‘Run All Night’

Neeson regains his punch in ‘Run All Night’

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Liam Neeson handles the physicality of the action movie genre with ease, and his acting skills give the movies a high-intensity punch.
 
'Star Wars: Episode VIII' snags a May 2017 release date
SAN FRANCISCO

'Star Wars: Episode VIII' snags a May 2017 release date

Thursday, March 12, 2015
"Star Wars: Episode VIII" will blast into theaters on May 26, 2017, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced at a shareholder meeting Thursday.
 
Let it go (again)! Disney announces plans for 'Frozen 2'
NEW YORK

Let it go (again)! Disney announces plans for 'Frozen 2'

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Let it go (on)! The Walt Disney Co. has announced plans to make a sequel to the animated mega-hit "Frozen."
 
Simmonds brings Savoy Brown to Van Dyck

Simmonds brings Savoy Brown to Van Dyck

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Guitarist Kim Simmonds, a dependable, durable journeyman, deeply steeped in blues sounds and traditions, brings his band Savoy Brown to the Van Dyck on Friday.
 
New Riders back in the saddle
ALBANY

New Riders back in the saddle

Thursday, March 12, 2015
New Riders formed during the summer of 1969, are touring again and making a stop Friday at The Egg in Albany.
 
Performer Brassy focuses on lyrics, rhyme
ALBANY

Performer Brassy focuses on lyrics, rhyme

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Luke Olensky, AKA Luca Brassy, will perform at a cancer benefit concert at Glennpeter Jewelers Diamond Centre in Albany on Friday.
 
 

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