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Sawyer Fredericks to play to packed house at The Egg

Sawyer Fredericks to play to packed house at The Egg

It’s a big show from a big artist in a big house. So it’s a big deal for local music fans — it’s Sawyer at the Swyer.

Cellist finds a home with Emerson Quartet

Cellist finds a home with Emerson Quartet

The Emerson String Quartet, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The quartet will perform on Sunday as part of the Union College Concert Series.

Andris Nelsons to play big role at Tanglewood

Andris Nelsons to play big role at Tanglewood

Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons will play his most prominent role to date during the 2017 season of Tanglewood, the music venue has announced.

Catch string fever at area venues this week

Catch string fever at area venues this week

Borrowing a Steve Earle song title, we all live in “Guitar Town” this week, when intrepid six-string axe-wielders parade across our stages. In fact, Friday marks a messy, three-venue collision of fret-work explosions — acoustic and electric, spanning folk to jazz to rock to the moon.

Jencks sees Brother Sun as blend of inspirations

Jencks sees Brother Sun as blend of inspirations

Joe Jencks didn’t grow up in the turbulent Sixties, even though the way he wears his hair — curly and very long — might give you that impression. “I grew up in the Rust Belt in the 1980s,” said Jencks, who will share the stage with Pat Wictor and Greg Greenway when Brother Sun performs Saturday at the 8th Step at Proctors.

Capital Rep’s ‘Camelot’ is truly enchanted

Capital Rep’s ‘Camelot’ is truly enchanted

In "Camelot," director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill has taken a page from director John Doyle’s playbook, calling for actors to be the show’s musicians, or the musicians to be the show’s actors, so seamless are the transitions.

The 'Gilmore Girls' revival backlash proves why TV reboots are rarely a good idea

The 'Gilmore Girls' revival backlash proves why TV reboots are rarely a good idea

While every great TV series has its flaws, a major problem with TV reboots is that they often focus a glaring spotlight on all of the show's initial problems, which ultimately make for a subpar viewing experience - and threaten to tarnish the original series.

Music, ballets launch holiday season early

Music, ballets launch holiday season early

Holiday programs with plenty of variety begin early this year.

'Breathing Lights' project comes to an end in Capital Region

CAPITAL REGION

'Breathing Lights' project comes to an end in Capital Region

There are only a few days left to see “Breathing Lights,” the art project that has illuminated more than 170 vacant houses in Schenectady, Troy and Albany.

Tonight! A real reindeer will join Santa in Victorian Streetwalk

Tonight! A real reindeer will join Santa in Victorian Streetwalk

When Buddy the reindeer showed up at last year’s Victorian Streetwalk, children — and some grownups — couldn’t believe their eyes. “A lot of people ask if he can fly,” says Laura Hayner, Buddy’s owner.

With songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dwayne Johnson sails into another Disney hit with 'Moana'

With songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dwayne Johnson sails into another Disney hit with 'Moana'

From musical score to animation and story line, 'Moana' is destined to be a hit for Disney this holiday season.

Florence Henderson, 'The Brady Bunch' mom, dies at 82

Florence Henderson, 'The Brady Bunch' mom, dies at 82

LOS ANGELES -- Florence Henderson, whose portrayal of Carol Brady on the iconic television show “The Brady Bunch” created an idealized mother figure for an entire generation, died Thursday. She was 82.

Gia, a Greyhound, wins the National Dog Show

Gia, a Greyhound, wins the National Dog Show

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off a day of annual traditions, but if you're a dog lover, the real show began at noon. We're talking about the National Dog Show.

A joyful Thanksgiving parade, beyond the barricades

NEW YORK

A joyful Thanksgiving parade, beyond the barricades

The Macy's Thanksgiving parade is a daunting event to protect.

Acting, technical pleasures highlight 'Curious Incident'

SCHENECTADY

Acting, technical pleasures highlight 'Curious Incident'

There is no denying the theatrical pleasures in the award-winning play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”

Despite success, Evancho sees talent as a gift

Despite success, Evancho sees talent as a gift

Jackie Evancho will play the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Saturday night.

Sch’dy Pipe Band will record live CD Sunday

Sch’dy Pipe Band will record live CD Sunday

The Schenectady Pipe Band will record a centennial CD in front of a live audience at 3 p.m. Sunday at Proctors’ GE Theatre, to help celebrate its 100th year.

Gift of music can be welcome holiday treat

Gift of music can be welcome holiday treat

It’s gift-shopping time, for gift-worthy recordings, recommended alphabetically, by artist.

Rideout’s versatility will be on display in Cap Rep’s ‘Camelot’

Rideout’s versatility will be on display in Cap Rep’s ‘Camelot’

Every time Leenya Rideout updates her resume, she wonders just how much information she should include.

Supernatural sounds fill TSO Christmas show

Supernatural sounds fill TSO Christmas show

The Times Union Center in Albany will turn into a haunted house this Sunday. Paul O’Neill— creator, lyricist and composer of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra — believes people will enjoy the chills and thrills that come with “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, The Best of TSO and More,” the big attraction for this season’s TSO tour. The show will play twice at the Times Union Center, at 3 and 7:30 p.m., and will repeat the 2015 TSO holiday concert.

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