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Forbidden pleasures: Once-immoral nudes on exhibit at The Clark

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.

Forbidden pleasures: Once-immoral nudes on exhibit at The Clark

In 16th and 17th century Spain, a stronghold of the Roman Catholic Church, it was a mortal sin to view a nude.

Magicians to reveal secrets at Proctors  — and then some

Magicians to reveal secrets at Proctors — and then some

When Mike Tyler tells you there’s nothing up his sleeve, you have to believe him.

Fulton Street Gallery in Troy to close

The Fulton Street Gallery, a mainstay of the downtown Troy art community for 20 years, is closing its doors.

Movie offers harsh look at beauty industry

Movie offers harsh look at beauty industry

“The Neon Demon,” from Nicholas Winding Refn, the Danish auteur behind the Ryan Gosling cult flick “Drive,” is a movie primarily about Elle Fanning’s face.

‘The Shallows’ is cheesy summer fun

‘The Shallows’ is cheesy summer fun

Every summer needs a movie that’s as sun-drenched and easy-breezy as “The Shallows,” the Blake Lively vehicle that pits surfer vs. shark.

'Jones' a gripping, frustrating Civil War drama

'Jones' a gripping, frustrating Civil War drama

Matthew McConaughey plays Newton Knight, like Oskar Schindler an anomaly in a horrific time and place in "Free State of Jones."

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet blends artistry, athleticism

It’s easy to see why Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is a favorite with Jacob’s Pillow audiences.

ATF production has theatricality, energy, but songs miss mark

The press release for this world-premiere production notes that “five songs … have been nominated for Manhattan Association of Cabaret Awards for Best Song.”

LOS ANGELES

Jury: Led Zeppelin didn't plagiarize 'Stairway to Heaven'

There will be no new names added to the writing credits of one of the most famous rock songs in history.

Dan Brubeck plays his parents’ songs in a new quartet

Dan Brubeck plays his parents’ songs in a new quartet

Dave Brubeck was always in the limelight. But there was a woman in the mix, too. Iola Brubeck wrote the lyrics for many of her husband’s compositions.

Budding artists can explore animal art menagerie

Budding artists can explore animal art menagerie

Are there any young artists at your house? This summer, take them to “Here Comes the Sun,” a menagerie of animal artwork that just opened in MASS MoCA's Kidspace.

Michelle Shocked teams with Greenwich native

Michelle Shocked teams with Greenwich native

Michelle Shocked is returning to performance after a three-year hiatus, and she's got Greenwich native Josh Chambers by her side.

Opera Saratoga season offers both new and old

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Opera Saratoga season offers both new and old

Opera Saratoga’s 55th season starts tomorrow with a season that includes what is considered the greatest opera ever written, the American premiere of an opera-ballet, and an American opera barely six years old.

Dead & Company ride on Mayer's guitar

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Dead & Company ride on Mayer's guitar

John Mayer’s unexpected attacks through the night were fun and exciting set against the mostly feint, bendable layers of the older members.

ATF musical promises a totally new experience

ATF musical promises a totally new experience

Tired of the same old Broadway show? Then head to Glens Falls this summer and the Charles R. Wood Theater, home of the Adirondack Theatre Festival.

Cast, score light up Berkshire’s ‘Fiorello!’

When I was 15, our folks bought — in one fell swoop — LPs of “The Sound of Music,” “The Music Man,” “West Side Story” and “Fiorello!” — all of which we quickly wore out.

'UnREAL's' exposé of 'The Bachelor' is the most politically dangerous show on TV

'UnREAL's' exposé of 'The Bachelor' is the most politically dangerous show on TV

"UnREAL," Sarah Gertrude Shapiro's incendiary riff on shows such as "The Bachelor," returned last week with its two leads getting matching tattoos, diving into a platter of cocaine and announcing their latest innovation.

Anton Yelchin, actor in 'Star Trek' films, dies in freak car accident at age 27

LOS ANGELES

Anton Yelchin, actor in 'Star Trek' films, dies in freak car accident at age 27

Actor Anton Yelchin, perhaps best known for his role in the new "Star Trek" films, died early Sunday after his vehicle rolled down his Los Angeles driveway and trapped the actor against a brick post, authorities confirmed.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

At SPAC Doug Varone and Dancers kick off a fine summer for dance

Saratoga Performing Arts Center opened its 50th anniversary classical season with a champagne toast. But what got heads swirling was the first dance on SPAC’s summer stage — “Castles” as danced by Doug Varone and Dancers.

Strawberry Festival, Juneteenth, St. Anthony's Fest offer food, fun

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Strawberry Festival, Juneteenth, St. Anthony's Fest offer food, fun

Strawberry Fest turned Upper Union Street into a giant block party on Saturday, one of at least four festivals that played out across Niskayuna and Schenectady on a warm and sunny day that seemed to beckon residents outdoors.

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