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TROY

Dorian quintet veers from standard repertoire

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
The Dorian Wind Quintet, one of the preeminent wind quintets in the world, performed Saturday night before a large crowd at Emma Willard’s Kiggins Hall as part of the Friends of Chamber Music series.
 

New comic artists push limits under strict Egyptian rule

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
A new feminist comic book, the Jewelry Box, has emerged in Egypt, the latest addition in a blossoming scene of alternative comics, as artists seek freer outlets of expression in a country where independent voices are finding it harder to speak.
 
ALBANY

Capital Rep's ‘Secret Garden’ solid, but long

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014
Cap Rep production of "The Secret Garden" has stellar cast, strong singing.
 
Schick director says exhibit presents giants of craft art

Schick director says exhibit presents giants of craft art

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014
For three more weeks, Skidmore College is embracing the art of craft with a rare exhibit.
 
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer premieres

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer premieres

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014
“Star Wars” fans, rejoice! Walt Disney Pictures and LucasFilm unveiled today the highly anticipated teaser trailer to "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.”
 
Queen of crime writing PD James dies aged 94

Queen of crime writing PD James dies aged 94

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014
P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature.

 

Super Soul Fest one reason to be thankful

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
We have plenty to be thankful for, apart from not having Buffalo’s weather. Even in this holiday stretch, we have lots of live music here while the kids are home from wherever and need a night out.
 
Trans-Siberian Orchestra opens ‘The Christmas Attic’

Trans-Siberian Orchestra opens ‘The Christmas Attic’

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
Paul O’Neill likes the early Christmas rush.
 
ALBANY

Cap Rep's 'Secret Garden' cancelled tonight

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
Because of the illness of an actor in the cast of “The Secret Garden,” tonight’s 7:30 performance at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany has been cancelled
 
Plucky penguins return for new adventure

Plucky penguins return for new adventure

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
Blame it on lowered expectations for the umpteenth cartoon starring those commando penguins from “Madagascar,” over-exposed little darlings who stole all those movies and went on to star in their own spin-off TV series.
 
Fund growing for Troy gallery director injured in assault

Fund growing for Troy gallery director injured in assault

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
It’s been just over three weeks since Ray Felix, an award-winning photographer, artist and director of the Fulton Street Gallery, was seriously injured during a brutal assault, and a fund established to help him with his medical bills continues to grow.
 

Menzel to perform at Tanglewood in August

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Singer Idina Menzel will be coming to Tanglewood in August as part of her 2015 world tour.
 
LOS ANGELES

One Direction, Perry, Azalea honored at music awards

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan, while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out heavyweights Eminem and Drake in the rap categories.
 

Swiss museum will accept Gurlitt art trove

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
A Swiss museum agreed on Monday to accept a priceless collection of long-hidden art bequeathed to it by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt, but said it will work with German officials to ensure any pieces looted by the Nazis from Jewish owners are returned.

 
'Mockingjay, Part 1' has biggest opening of year
NEW YORK

'Mockingjay, Part 1' has biggest opening of year

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
“Mockingjay, Part 1” didn’t catch fire like the previous installments of “The Hunger Games,” but it still had the biggest opening of the year with $123 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.
 
 

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