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Fall Arts preview (jazz): Lake George fest next on horizon

The Lake George Jazz Weekend is up next for jazz aficionados.

Fall Arts preview (dance): African ensemble among highlights

Fall Arts preview (dance): African ensemble among highlights

African dancers are among best bets for the fall dance scene.

Fall Arts preview (theater): Don't miss 'Curious Incident of the Dog'

Fall Arts preview (theater): Don't miss 'Curious Incident of the Dog'

“Leaf peepers” aren’t the only ones out and about this time of year trying to determine which weekends might be peak.

Winner named in Schenectady County Battle of the Bands

And the winner is ... Better By Morning.

Stockade art show rescheduled for Sunday

The 65th annual Stockade Villagers Outdoor Art Show was postponed today due to a threatening weather forecast.

Scott Hamilton quartet delivers world-class jazz show

It was the kind of traditional jazz you don’t hear too often anymore — not in this region, not in New York. Sitting in the audience watching pros of this caliber work together felt like a privilege.

Albany Jazz Fest moved to rain site

An iffy weather forecast has forced organizers to move the event to the Corning Preserve.

Chart-toppers Cheap Trick, Heart and Joan Jett rock SPAC

Chart-toppers Cheap Trick, Heart and Joan Jett rock SPAC

This was no nostalgia tour. Although the tour got its name because the acts were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in recent years, all three groups are still vital and recording new material.

'Sully' soars thanks to Hanks, Eastwood and strong script

'Sully' soars thanks to Hanks, Eastwood and strong script

The film shows the flight and water landing but mostly focuses on the immediate aftermath.

A chameleonic Weisz invigorates the twisty ‘Complete Unknown’

A chameleonic Weisz invigorates the twisty ‘Complete Unknown’

“Complete Unknown” opens with a dazzling series of brief, interconnected flashbacks, quick glimpses of a series of radically different women. But are they so different after all?

Latham strip club continues to fight back sales tax

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Latham strip club continues to fight back sales tax

A long-running dispute about whether admission charges to strip clubs are paid for sales tax-exempt dance performances is expected to land back in the state court system after a recent ruling.

'Star Trek' turns 50 - what would Gene Roddenberry think of 2016?

'Star Trek' turns 50 - what would Gene Roddenberry think of 2016?

As we pause to observe the 50th anniversary of "Star Trek", the occasion gives rise to the question: What would the father of "Star Trek" have thought of the world today?

Glenville magician eliminated from 'America's Got Talent'

Glenville magician eliminated from 'America's Got Talent'

Glenville native Steven Brundage was eliminated from America’s Got Talent on Wednesday night.

Hamilton’s ‘special trip’ leads to Place for Jazz

Hamilton’s ‘special trip’ leads to Place for Jazz

A Place for Jazz organizers have long tried to get tenor saxophone great Scott Hamilton to play on the series. On Friday, their wish is granted.

Flower photos bloom at Stockade Art Show

Flower photos bloom at Stockade Art Show

When photographer Fred Neudoerffer goes to the Albany Tulip Festival, he doesn’t really look at the thousands of colorful spring flowers. He takes pictures of a one or two-inch area on a single tulip.

Ellis Marsalis Quintet heads Albany jazz lineup

Ellis Marsalis Quintet heads Albany jazz lineup

The Albany City Jazz Festival returns this Saturday. In the past 15 years, Albany has presented its jazz festival in Washington Park and what’s now called Jennings Landing on the Hudson; construction there has moved the fest back to Washington Park on Saturday. The rain site is the Corning Preserve under I-787 (Water and Colonie streets), and the lineup combines local heroes and national stars.

Duo Dmitri, Mendilow slate local concerts

Duo Dmitri, Mendilow slate local concerts

Two concerts next week have a Jewish connection. Duo Dmitri, a Russian flute and piano duo, will perform Wednesday and the Guy Mendilow Ensemble will perform Thursday.

Italiafest to celebrate Amsterdam bridge

Italiafest to celebrate Amsterdam bridge

On Saturday, the city of Amsterdam is celebrating its brand-new pedestrian bridge over the Mohawk River with the River Ridge Italiafest in the South Side neighborhood, where Italian restaurants and taverns along Bridge Street have welcomed visitors for generations.

Fonda Fair comes to a close with lawn mower races, dynamic dogs

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Fonda Fair comes to a close with lawn mower races, dynamic dogs

The animals, lawn mower racing, midway, food and countless other draws helped close out the weeklong Fonda Fair that organizers said lived up to the 175th anniversary billing.

Carrot Festival a quirky end-of-summer tradition

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Carrot Festival a quirky end-of-summer tradition

The Carrot Festival began 38 years ago with a simple premise: to raise enough money to repave the Congregation Agudat Achim parking lot. Today, it’s an end-of-summer tradition that about 5,000 people come out to support each year.

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