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Decoda Institute brings program to Skidmore
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Decoda Institute brings program to Skidmore

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Three seasons ago, 30 musicians formed the Decoda Chamber Music Institute to offer up to three-week residencies and work with local musicians to give concerts and make connections with audiences who might never have heard live classical music before.
 
Ballet 2014 serves up lively duets by City Ballet dancers

Ballet 2014 serves up lively duets by City Ballet dancers

Friday, July 18, 2014
If you didn’t get enough of New York City Ballet during its all-too-brief week at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, then hightail it to Jacob’s Pillow.
 
Polanski’s ‘Venus in Fur’ an inside job

Polanski’s ‘Venus in Fur’ an inside job

Friday, July 18, 2014
The combination of director and subject material in “Venus in Fur” is wickedly perverse, just as it should be. Polanski and David Ives’ award-winning play are a match made if not in heaven, then surely in some demon’s dungeon.
 
‘Tape’ needs to be erased from viewers’ memory

‘Tape’ needs to be erased from viewers’ memory

Friday, July 18, 2014
The cinematic equivalent of herpes, “Sex Tape” is an uncomfortable embarrassment to raunchy comedies everywhere. Fortunately, no medication is required after being exposed to it: The effects are not permanent, only painful.
 
Unpolished sequel falls well short of original

Unpolished sequel falls well short of original

Friday, July 18, 2014
The clever conceit behind James DeMonaco’s 2013 sleeper hit “The Purge” was not that American society had resolved its crime/inequality/population problems with an annual free-pass-for-murder “purge;” it was that this hell night came home to roost on isolated, gated suburbanites, ostensibly liberal people above this annual bloodletting, immune to its impact, but benefiting and even profiting from the mayhem — until it invades their community and their homes.
 
Something for the kids

Something for the kids

Friday, July 18, 2014
There’s a cheerful simplicity about the animated “Planes: Fire & Rescue.”
 
Albany's Park Playhouse proves that outdoor summer theater can be done well
ALBANY

Albany's Park Playhouse proves that outdoor summer theater can be done well

Friday, July 18, 2014
Attending an outdoor theater production involves a bit of risk, but you can set aside your worries when it comes to Albany’s Park Playhouse.
 
Elaine Stritch, brash stage performer, dies at 89
NEW YORK

Elaine Stritch, brash stage performer, dies at 89

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a theatrical icon, has died. She was 89.
 
Taylor returning to SPAC after 11 years

Taylor returning to SPAC after 11 years

Thursday, July 17, 2014
James Taylor had been such a dependable summer presence in the area, it’s startling to hear that Saturday’s return to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center is his first in 11 years.
 

‘State Fair,’ two Shakespeare plays and ‘Pinocchio’ on regional stages

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Few Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals say summer like “State Fair.”
 
‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’ jumps with nostalgia at Cap Rep

‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’ jumps with nostalgia at Cap Rep

Thursday, July 17, 2014
This revue at Capital Rep is so entertaining that you will quickly begin making a mental list of people who should get a ticket.
 
Bruno Mars tour to erupt in sound, smoke, song at TU Center

Bruno Mars tour to erupt in sound, smoke, song at TU Center

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Mars attacks on Sunday.
 
Fleming, Chlumsky taking on new roles in Williamstown

Fleming, Chlumsky taking on new roles in Williamstown

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Renee Fleming and Anna Chlumsky are looking to broaden their horizons this summer
 
Archie's death latest comic book to inject reality

Archie's death latest comic book to inject reality

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
For most of Archie Andrew's life, the red-headed comic book icon's biggest quandary was whether he liked Veronica or Betty.
 
Country newcomer Mary Sarah duets with legends on new album

Country newcomer Mary Sarah duets with legends on new album

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
What does it take to get country legends like Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Merle Haggard on the same album? A 19-year-old newcomer named Mary Sarah.
 
 

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