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ALBANY

Eddie Money, Food Fest to move indoors

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014
Eddie Money and the annual New York State Food Festival moved indoors to the Empire State Plaza Convention Center because of the threat of stormy weather.
 
Grand design: Decades of work create haven for two-piano family

Grand design: Decades of work create haven for two-piano family

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014
When Bill Sheppard plays “Traumerei,” sweet chords fill his living room, and you understand instantly why he wanted to keep this grand piano with the golden sound.
 
To aid charities, everyone’s it
ROTTERDAM

To aid charities, everyone’s it

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014
Jason Lange's dream of a world record game of tag fell far far short on Sunday, but the fundraiser for four organizations at Maple Ski Ridge was still plenty fun.
 
Drivers, putters both play at Gobbler’s Knob
COBLESKILL

Drivers, putters both play at Gobbler’s Knob

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014
Gobbler's Knob is a great place to practice your golf swing, or you can get revved up for a go-cart ride.
 
Tradition still strong at Altamont Fair

Tradition still strong at Altamont Fair

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014
As the opening day of the Altamont Fair draws near, fair officials are preparing attractions both old and new to wow fairgoers at the 121st annual, six-day tri-county event.
 
Biergarten celebrates German culture with food, song under the pines

Biergarten celebrates German culture with food, song under the pines

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014
The biergarten at the German-American Club of Albany is a popular spot for many people looking to socialize.
 
At the Table: Sam’s serves up Italian classics in a homey setting

At the Table: Sam’s serves up Italian classics in a homey setting

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014
“I feel like I’m at my grandmother’s house on Watervliet Avenue,” said my friend Patrice, looking around Sam’s.
 
Saratoga’s ‘Witch’ gives tours of city’s healing waters

Saratoga’s ‘Witch’ gives tours of city’s healing waters

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014
Trent Millet believes in witchcraft. But only around the bubbly, sparkling waters of Saratoga Springs. As the “Saratoga Water Witch,” Millet gives summer tours of sipping spots in the Saratoga Spa State Park.
 
Love shines on Ma, Slatkin, Ax at Tanglewood events
LENOX, Mass.

Love shines on Ma, Slatkin, Ax at Tanglewood events

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014
Tanglewood’s orchestral and chamber music programs amounted to expressions of love on Thursday and Friday.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Denk, Ma add to compelling Philadelphia Orchestra performances

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014
There’s nothing like hearing the Philadelphia Orchestra live at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. And when the programs are compelling, the soloists are fabulous and all are under a charismatic conductor like Bramwell Tovey, there’s no better way to spend an evening.
 

Sheila E. pumps out the tunes at rainy Alive at 5 concert

Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014
Thursday's rain didn’t deter Sheila E. either, whose aggressive ’80s dance music can power through the worst of venues.
 
People find midlife a great time to try new challenges

People find midlife a great time to try new challenges

Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014
Not long ago, Clareyese Nelson acquired a lute at a garage sale. Now she wants to learn how to play it.
 
New ‘Turtles’ movie mars action sequences with too much chatter

New ‘Turtles’ movie mars action sequences with too much chatter

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014
The “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” earn a Michael Bay-produced 3-D re-boot that spares no expense in special effects and spares no decibel in the volume that is the soundtrack to all their new mayhem.
 

Disaster movie short on suspense, plot, characters

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014
Disaster movies are by design not long on character development. Instead they bank on our love of being virtually, vicariously in fear for lives.
 

Masterful ‘Boyhood’ captures texture of time as child grows up

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014
Twelve years in the making, filming a few scenes each year to capture kids as they progress through life, Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” is an amazing achievement in telling an unremarkably remarkable life story.
 
 

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