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Plenty of surprises in store at ASO’s American Music festival

Plenty of surprises in store at ASO’s American Music festival

David Alan Miller, the music director of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, has invited anyone who wants to do some “really exciting listening” to come to the ASO’s American Music Festival: “Songs of the Rolling Earth.” The four-day environmentally themed event, which includes everything from nature walks to various music groups performing 35 pieces by 33 composers and 18 world premieres, might require a schedule calendar.

SUNY students from across state showcase art

ALBANY

SUNY students from across state showcase art

Stephanie Hewett is one of around 60 artists whose work is on display at The Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition, currently up and running at the New York State Museum.

A man and his music: Remembering Tom Brown

CAPITAL REGION

A man and his music: Remembering Tom Brown

Music was serious business for Tom Brown, but even more it was his love and passion.

CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region events, parades to mark Flag Day

The nation is set to celebrate Flag Day next Tuesday, but some local communities will begin their celebrations earlier with events in the coming days.

Amphitheater lawns receive red-carpet treatment

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Amphitheater lawns receive red-carpet treatment

The crowds descending on the Saratoga Performing Arts Center this spring and summer will be enjoying something underfoot that they haven’t felt in awhile: lush, green grass on the amphitheater's sloped lawn.

Big Apple Circus tries to keep its tent upright

Big Apple Circus tries to keep its tent upright

This year, contributions are expected to decline by more than a third. An institution in this position is then left, as one board member said, either to hope that a hedge-fund manager gets excited, or to disappear. This is the template set, to a certain extent, by the New York City Opera, which declared bankruptcy three years ago only to be revived when Roy G. Niederhoffer came in with a wish to save it.

Historian says Benedict Arnold was a complicated individual

Historian says Benedict Arnold was a complicated individual

Back in elementary school in Ohio, at least the way James Kirby Martin remembers it, history was always neatly divvied up into the good guys and the bad guys.

It's Elvis everywhere in Lake George

LAKE GEORGE

It's Elvis everywhere in Lake George

The King was in Lake George this weekend, or rather four-dozen kings, all vying for the crown of Best in Show at the 13th annual Lake George Elvis Festival.

Movies help us remember heroism of D-Day

Movies help us remember heroism of D-Day

For John D. Long, D-Day becomes real during the opening scenes of 1998’s “Saving Private Ryan.”

Mockumentary mostly funny, but turns self-congratulatory

Mockumentary mostly funny, but turns self-congratulatory

The plotline of the music mockumentary “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping,” by the sketch comedy group The Lonely Island, is a journey that could be extrapolated onto the story of The Lonely Island themselves.

Love story with bite should please viewers who cry at movies

Love story with bite should please viewers who cry at movies

Giving into its pleasures is not for everyone, but the message of "Me Before You" — live boldly, as the movie’s hashtag encourages — is an admonition that’s awfully hard to dispute.

Ninja Turtles: They’re back, like it or not

Ninja Turtles: They’re back, like it or not

One can question who this movie is for — the nostalgic 30-year-olds who loved the cartoon or younger kids.

Futuristic sex satire ‘Lobster’ a wonderfully weird movie

Futuristic sex satire ‘Lobster’ a wonderfully weird movie

Deliciously weird, satirically funny and dreamlike — bad dreamlike — “The Lobster” is the sort of visionary film that can only be created by a great provocateur.

Prince's death by opioid overdose is public example of a growing problem

Prince's death by opioid overdose is public example of a growing problem

Prince's death in April was the result of an overdose of opioids, The Associated Press reported on Thursday, citing a law enforcement official.

Actress to play several women in ‘39 Steps’

Actress to play several women in ‘39 Steps’

Natalie Wilder, a New York City-based actress, will be performing in Patrick Barlow’s “The 39 Steps,” opening Friday and running through June 19 at Oldcastle Theatre Company.

Fleck, Original Flecktones returning to Egg

Fleck, Original Flecktones returning to Egg

Banjoist Bela Fleck brings hhis original band, the Flecktones, back to The Egg on Wednesday.

Eagles of Death Metal draw small crowd to Clifton Park concert

CLIFTON PARK

Eagles of Death Metal draw small crowd to Clifton Park concert

In a tour marred by controversy and cancellations abroad, the Eagles of Death Metal drew a small but devoted group of fans, many tattooed and some bedecked in American flag hats, to Upstate Concert Hall Tuesday night.

Dixie Chicks back on tour in America for first time in 10 years

Dixie Chicks back on tour in America for first time in 10 years

On Wednesday night at an amphitheater in Cincinnati, the Dixie Chicks will take the stage in front of thousands. It's a significant moment for the Texas trio, as it marks the first time in 10 years they'll headline a tour in America.

Troy band Super 400 celebrating 20 years

TROY

Troy band Super 400 celebrating 20 years

Lori Friday, guitarist and vocalist Kenny Hohman and drummer Joe Daley are celebrating 20 years as the band Super 400 on Saturday with a 9 p.m. show at The Hangar on The Hudson in Troy.

Family comedy has its serious moments

Family comedy has its serious moments

“The O’Conner Girls” a play about what to do with a lifetime of stuff after a family member dies, opens Friday at the Colonial Little Theatre in Johnstown. “

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