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Schenectady Smiles photos move to Happy Cappuccino

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Smiles photos move to Happy Cappuccino

The winning submissions of the Schenectady Smiles contest have moved down the street for the rest of 2016.

Composer’s new musical recounts story of her life

Composer’s new musical recounts story of her life

Maria Riccio Bryce is convinced that her fourth and final musical, “Swan Song,” will be exactly that.

Opera Saratoga launches series of free programs

Opera Saratoga launches series of free programs

Opera Saratoga is spreading its wings. Beginning with a free program at Skidmore College’s Tang Teaching Museum next week, the company has announced plans to become a year-round performance option for opera fans all over the Capital Region. Instead of just its regular summer offerings at the Spa Little Theater in Saratoga State Park, Opera Saratoga will produce free shows throughout the 2016-2017 indoor season from Albany to Glens Falls thanks to a $17,500 grant from OPERA America.

Tower of Power, NRBQ rolling into town

Tower of Power, NRBQ rolling into town

Tonight, Tower of Power plays the biggest show yet at the revived Cohoes Music Hall (58 Remsen St.): 10 players, with decades of hip tunes.

Oakroom Artists’ exhibit celebrates 60th year

Oakroom Artists’ exhibit celebrates 60th year

The Oakroom Artists, the only membership-by-invitation art association in the Capital Region, is celebrating its 60th year with a group exhibit by 34 artists in the Fenimore Gallery at Proctors. The show opens Sunday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. and runs through Jan. 5.

Writer calls title most risqué thing about ‘Sex Tips’

Writer calls title most risqué thing about ‘Sex Tips’

Matt Murphy had a pretty good idea that “Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man” would work well in New York City. But what about Des Moines, Iowa?

Science! Four days of exploration for all ages at miSci

Science! Four days of exploration for all ages at miSci

This year’s Science Festival of the Capital Region is taking over every inch of indoor space at Schenectady’s miSci and some outdoor space, too, as a big white tent will be set up next to the building.

'Dirty Dancing' drags on but crowd loves it

'Dirty Dancing' drags on but crowd loves it

The remembrance of things past has a strong pull on all of us — and it has extended into the world of musical theater.

Franco's film comes to Union College

SCHENECTADY

Franco's film comes to Union College

Filming for “The Pretenders,” a movie directed by James Franco, caused a bit of a stir Monday at Union College.

30 singers, 20-member orchestra pay tribute to music lover

30 singers, 20-member orchestra pay tribute to music lover

Albert Zeppieri was an ardent music lover and sang in many of the area’s choruses. So before he died last March, he made sure his estate included funds to have a musical memorial presented at Westminster Presbyterian Church where he’d been a choir member for 25 years.

Cast does excellent job in not-so 'Wonderful World'

ALBANY

Cast does excellent job in not-so 'Wonderful World'

Albany Civic’s very capable cast is on point, but there's not much else wonderful in Richard Dresser's "Wonderful World."

Albany street closures announced due to film production

ALBANY

Albany street closures announced due to film production

The movie "The Pretenders," directed by James Franco, is moving its production from Troy to Albany this week. Several Albany streets will be closed because of film production, police announced.

Darlene Love steals the show at Proctors' Golden Oldies Spectacular

SCHENECTADY

Darlene Love steals the show at Proctors' Golden Oldies Spectacular

“We don’t call them oldies – we call them classics,” said singer Darlene Love during her performance at the annual Golden Oldies Spectacular at Proctors Theatre on Saturday night.

In ‘Beasts,’ Rowling cloaks politics in a tale of magic

In ‘Beasts,’ Rowling cloaks politics in a tale of magic

The new film doesn't return to Hogwarts but instead takes place in 1926 New York City.

Guitarists to display classical, flamenco styles

Guitarists to display classical, flamenco styles

No melody sounds more soulful than one played on a lone guitar. Yet the same instrument can make one itch to dance when a guitarist lets loose with fiery rhythms.

Arts Regional includes daring, ambitious works and outdoor sculptures

Arts Regional includes daring, ambitious works and outdoor sculptures

In its 80th year, the venerable “Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region,” one of the oldest such art shows in the land, goes where no other Regional has gone before.

String quartet ETHEL goes full speed at UAlbany

String quartet ETHEL goes full speed at UAlbany

ETHEL, one of the edgiest string quartets around, was in top form Thursday night at the University at Albany’s Performing Arts Center.

‘Gimme Danger’ a familiar music documentary that feels different

You know the story: Rock band from a blue-collar town cuts its own path, befuddles the music industry, struggles with addiction and fades into obscurity only to be celebrated decades later as a legendary and iconic group.

Can’t help but smile at ‘Trolls’

Can’t help but smile at ‘Trolls’

It took months to get Justin Timberlake’s catchy “Can’t Stop the Feeling” out of my head. Now, Dreamworks’ new animated movie “Trolls” is bringing that “Feeling” back in a big way.

‘Doctor Strange’ a stunning example of Marvel magic

‘Doctor Strange’ a stunning example of Marvel magic

The makers of the latest comic book-inspired feature film “Doctor Strange” faced the same hurdle as those who put together “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

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