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'Star Trek' turns 50 - what would Gene Roddenberry think of 2016?

'Star Trek' turns 50 - what would Gene Roddenberry think of 2016?

As we pause to observe the 50th anniversary of "Star Trek", the occasion gives rise to the question: What would the father of "Star Trek" have thought of the world today?

Glenville magician eliminated from 'America's Got Talent'

Glenville magician eliminated from 'America's Got Talent'

Glenville native Steven Brundage was eliminated from America’s Got Talent on Wednesday night.

Hamilton’s ‘special trip’ leads to Place for Jazz

Hamilton’s ‘special trip’ leads to Place for Jazz

A Place for Jazz organizers have long tried to get tenor saxophone great Scott Hamilton to play on the series. On Friday, their wish is granted.

Flower photos bloom at Stockade Art Show

Flower photos bloom at Stockade Art Show

When photographer Fred Neudoerffer goes to the Albany Tulip Festival, he doesn’t really look at the thousands of colorful spring flowers. He takes pictures of a one or two-inch area on a single tulip.

Ellis Marsalis Quintet heads Albany jazz lineup

Ellis Marsalis Quintet heads Albany jazz lineup

The Albany City Jazz Festival returns this Saturday. In the past 15 years, Albany has presented its jazz festival in Washington Park and what’s now called Jennings Landing on the Hudson; construction there has moved the fest back to Washington Park on Saturday. The rain site is the Corning Preserve under I-787 (Water and Colonie streets), and the lineup combines local heroes and national stars.

Duo Dmitri, Mendilow slate local concerts

Duo Dmitri, Mendilow slate local concerts

Two concerts next week have a Jewish connection. Duo Dmitri, a Russian flute and piano duo, will perform Wednesday and the Guy Mendilow Ensemble will perform Thursday.

Italiafest to celebrate Amsterdam bridge

Italiafest to celebrate Amsterdam bridge

On Saturday, the city of Amsterdam is celebrating its brand-new pedestrian bridge over the Mohawk River with the River Ridge Italiafest in the South Side neighborhood, where Italian restaurants and taverns along Bridge Street have welcomed visitors for generations.

Fonda Fair comes to a close with lawn mower races, dynamic dogs

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Fonda Fair comes to a close with lawn mower races, dynamic dogs

The animals, lawn mower racing, midway, food and countless other draws helped close out the weeklong Fonda Fair that organizers said lived up to the 175th anniversary billing.

Carrot Festival a quirky end-of-summer tradition

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Carrot Festival a quirky end-of-summer tradition

The Carrot Festival began 38 years ago with a simple premise: to raise enough money to repave the Congregation Agudat Achim parking lot. Today, it’s an end-of-summer tradition that about 5,000 people come out to support each year.

New album making a splash for Fort Plain siblings

New album making a splash for Fort Plain siblings

Jocelyn and Chris Arndt, Fort Plain siblings who have been active in the music scene for years, had some good news recently - their newly released album, "Edges," is getting some serious attention.

Zac Brown Band does escapism well at SPAC

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Zac Brown Band does escapism well at SPAC

It was a good evening for positive vibes from the Zac Brown Band at SPAC, with clear skies, a pleasant temperature and a large but seemingly well-behaved audience. “It’s a beautiful night,” Brown said more than once from the stage.

Teen's 2-minute video wins $25k Taco Bell award

Teen's 2-minute video wins $25k Taco Bell award

Paige Aleah Kosinski is taking notes at Belmont University. She’s probably going to play a few, too.

'Kinky Boots' actress doesn’t mind being identified with character

'Kinky Boots' actress doesn’t mind being identified with character

Tiffany Engen isn’t going to suggest she has a lot in common with her “Kinky Boots” character, Lauren, but if anyone else sees a similarity or two she’s just fine with that.

Military performance to punctuate area band music season

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Military performance to punctuate area band music season

Saratoga County will mark the unofficial end of summer with a military band concert on Monday, celebrating armed services personnel while also promoting programs that aid veterans.

Maroon 5 reschedules TU Center show

Maroon 5 reschedules TU Center show

Maroon 5's Sept. 21 concert at Albany's Times Union Center has been rescheduled for March 7, 2017.

An emotionally realistic coming-of-age story

An emotionally realistic coming-of-age story

There is hardly a shortage of buddy movies about mismatched men bonding under duress, but films that chart the emotional weather of everyday male friendship are rare.

'Pines' director's latest: A melodrama without tears

'Pines' director's latest: A melodrama without tears

With “Blue Valentine” and “The Place Beyond the Pines,” filmmaker Derek Cianfrance has proved that he has a knack for both intimate romantic fables and sweeping family epics that span decades.

Staying in this weekend? How about a TV marathon?

Staying in this weekend? How about a TV marathon?

If you'd rather stay in this weekend than picnic and swim, we've got you covered - there are television marathons of all kinds, from teen wizards to sharks, from "Friends" to "Amityville Horror", to pique your interest.

Beekman Boys launch new show on eVine

Beekman Boys launch new show on eVine

The Beekman Boys are planning to launch a new television show on Sundays that will give people a look at their life on their farm in Sharon Springs.

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Annual Guyana Day Celebration this weekend in Schenectady

The 12th annual Guyana Day Celebration will be held on Sunday at Grout Park in Schenectady.

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