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Kate Snow loves following politics

Kate Snow loves following politics

For Kate Snow, there’s a clear and distinct line between news journalist and political commentator, and she’s happily ensconced in the former.

A mostly CGI 'Jungle Book' leaps off the screen - to dazzling effect

A mostly CGI 'Jungle Book' leaps off the screen - to dazzling effect

The beloved 1967 Disney cartoon classic "The Jungle Book" takes on a dazzling live-action-ish life in Jon Favreau's adaptation, a visual wonderment of color, texture, movement and spectacular animal life.

ALBANY

Brad Mehldau Trio gives electrifying show at Egg

Beats mattered as much as notes on Saturday at The Egg as jazz pianist/composer Brad Mehldau crafted/ignited 90-plus minutes of dense, questing or serenely lyrical trio improvisations.

Octavo Singers hold 'Fun Raiser'

SCHENECTADY

Octavo Singers hold 'Fun Raiser'

Mel Wigler of Colonie, a tenor who first joined the Octavo Singers in 1967, was instrumental in planning the group's "Fun Raiser" held at Key Hall on Sunday.

Viewers not amused by SNL's joke about the heroin epidemic

Viewers not amused by SNL's joke about the heroin epidemic

At first it seemed like an uncomfortable coincidence, and then they showed the chart. Right there on "Saturday Night Live," a little white line was showing the rapid pace of America's heroin epidemic. Up and up it went, as the announcer said, "Heroin use in America is steadily on the rise."

Union grad is inspiration for NBC’s ‘Heartbeat’

Union grad is inspiration for NBC’s ‘Heartbeat’

Dr. Kathy Magliato knows Dr. Alexandra Panttiere. Both women are on the hospital heart beat. They’re smart and outspoken, and want patients to walk out of their operating rooms with healthy tickers.

Actor McGiver following in his father's footsteps

Actor McGiver following in his father's footsteps

Boris McGiver wants nothing to do with the fame associated with being a busy actor. And while success is wonderful, he still takes nothing for granted.

TROY

Performance at EMPAC 'disciplined, committed'

The music of the much awarded and recorded Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino tends to stay in the barely-there range with only the occasional outburst. But based on the three works a crowd heard Thursday night at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, those sounds conveyed a host of emotions.

Saint Rose music program hits high notes

ALBANY

Saint Rose music program hits high notes

Sitting at a massive mixing board in front of a glass window separating him from a wood-paneled recording studio, Zach Karpinski did his homework.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Home Made Theater's ‘Calendar Girls’ covers up script’s bare spots

It was F. Scott Fitzgerald who said there are no second acts in American lives. The same might be said of “Calendar Girls,” whose first act rises to a glorious and fun-filled climax, but whose second act is a long denouement.

‘Hamilton’ producers and actors reach deal on sharing profits

‘Hamilton’ producers and actors reach deal on sharing profits

The agreement means that actors will have a piece of “the profit stream from the play,” Ronald H. Shechtman, a leading labor lawyer in the theater industry who represented the “Hamilton” performers, said in a statement.

Latest ‘Barbershop’ cuts to political, racial issues of today

Arriving 14 years after the original “Barbershop,” and 12 after “Barbershop 2: Back in Business,” “Barbershop: The Next Cut” is saddled with the task of taking a familiar property and bringing it up to date.

‘Criminal’ is a goofy, surprisingly good action movie with top cast

‘Criminal’ is a goofy, surprisingly good action movie with top cast

The opening of “Criminal” might make you think you’re in for a Jason Bourne movie starring Ryan Reynolds. Nope.

Seductive film captures essence of trumpeter Chet Baker

“Born to Be Blue” and Ethan Hawke capture that seductively soft-spoken character of Chet Baker to a T.

Documentary paints delicious portrait of L.A., food critic

Documentary paints delicious portrait of L.A., food critic

Los Angeles is so often portrayed as a soulless city. A place no one is from, where hollow capitalism reigns.

It's a (different) jungle out there

It's a (different) jungle out there

How does director Jon Favreau update Rudyard Kipling’s classic story “The Jungle Book,” already a Disney animated favorite from 1967? He looks to “Planet Earth.”

TV-watching record broken with four-day binge

TV-watching record broken with four-day binge

Forget everything you know about binge-watching TV. Alejandro "AJ" Fragoso has you beat.

Percussion group uses everything — even the kitchen sink

Percussion group uses everything — even the kitchen sink

The junk rock group Recycled Percussion, which has a full-time gig every night at the Quad Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, plays Proctors on Wednesday.

Crawford, Simien bringing Louisiana to town

Crawford, Simien bringing Louisiana to town

Louisiana visits with pianist Davell Crawford tonight at the Cock ’n Bull in Galway and Terrance Simien and his Zydeco Experience on Friday at the Massry Center at The College of Saint Rose.

‘Calendar Girls’ director has everything covered

‘Calendar Girls’ director has everything covered

There’s a big cover-up going on at the Spa Little Theater in Saratoga Springs, and Dianne O’Neill-Filer is the mastermind.

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