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Clark Art Institute names new director

Olivier Meslay, a museum curator and noted art scholar, has been selected as director of the Clark Art Institute.

Bill Murray to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at Kennedy Center

WASHINGTON

Bill Murray to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at Kennedy Center

Actor and comedian Bill Murray will be honored in October at the John F. Kennedy Center.

'Hamilton' wins 11 Tonys, falls one short of a record

NEW YORK

'Hamilton' wins 11 Tonys, falls one short of a record

‘Hamilton’ came away with 11 Tony Awards—out of 16 nominations—leaving "The Producers" record of 12 wins in 2001 intact.

Schenectady bird artist to work on drawing at Adirondack Museum

Schenectady bird artist to work on drawing at Adirondack Museum

Artist and naturalist Sue deLearie Adair lives in Schenectady, but when the birds are flying north, she flies off to her cottage on Lake Ontario's Stony Point.

'The Voice’ singer Christina Grimmie dies after gunman’s attack at concert venue

'The Voice’ singer Christina Grimmie dies after gunman’s attack at concert venue

Singer Christina Grimmie, a former contestant on NBC’s “The Voice,” died early Saturday, hours after a gunman’s attack at a Florida concert venue, according to Orlando police.

Dixie Chicks rolling through on first tour in 10 years

Dixie Chicks rolling through on first tour in 10 years

On June 1 at an amphitheater in Cincinnati, the Dixie Chicks took the stage in front of thousands — the first time in 10 years they’ll headline a tour in America.

Dr. John's voodoo funk opens Alive at Five series

ALBANY

Dr. John's voodoo funk opens Alive at Five series

Bringing shows back to Tricentennial Park lets audience move around more.

Gerwig, Moore deliver goods in comic style

Gerwig, Moore deliver goods in comic style

“Maggie’s Plan” has some of the spirit, fabric, and milieu of Woody Allen’s earlier, more resonant comedies.

Sequel conjures up enough anxiety to earn its own status

Sequel conjures up enough anxiety to earn its own status

Entering the canon of sequels that are better than the original, “The Conjuring 2” exceeds the scope and scares of the surprise ’70s-era horror hit from 2013.

Film cleverly finds new ways to cover some old ground

Film cleverly finds new ways to cover some old ground

It’s clever skulduggery, easy to sit back and enjoy, and that’s essentially what the film "Now You See Me 2" pulls off.

Futuristic conflict ‘Warcraft’ a gamelike fantasy film

Futuristic conflict ‘Warcraft’ a gamelike fantasy film

Proceed with caution to “Warcraft,” but there is entertainment to be found here.

Filmmaker takes upbeat approach to climate change

Which do you prefer: hope or truth?

Jazz on Jay moved indoors today

Because of the wind and cold, today's Jazz on Jay concert has been moved indoors to Robb Alley at Proctors.

GE piece is a breeze for ASO

SCHENECTADY

GE piece is a breeze for ASO

Many things can inspire the sounds of a symphony, even the subtle rush of a gust of wind.

Dr. John & the Nite Trippers launch free summer concerts

Dr. John & the Nite Trippers launch free summer concerts

There are hundreds of free concerts across the region this summer, including national, international and local bands and artists. Dr. John helps kick it all off today at Albany's Alive at Five.

Chandler to celebrate bocce, bourbon in Troy

Chandler to celebrate bocce, bourbon in Troy

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic will play The Hangar on Friday, featuring songs from “Bocce & Bourbon: Comfortable Songs of Chandler Travis and David Greenberger.”

Mac-Haydn shows off American theater, in the round

Mac-Haydn shows off American theater, in the round

Mac-Haydn Theatre in Chatham will open its second production of the summer today, “Nice Work If You Can Get It.” The show runs through June 19.

Bluebird mural a cheerful sight for visitors

Bluebird mural a cheerful sight for visitors

The next time you drive into Albany, look for the big bluebird mural. Created by Michael Conlin, the 85-by-25 foot image of six birds in flight is painted on one side of the Quackenbush Parking Garage, on Orange Street, near the Clinton Avenue exit of I-787.

Plenty of surprises in store at ASO’s American Music festival

Plenty of surprises in store at ASO’s American Music festival

David Alan Miller, the music director of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, has invited anyone who wants to do some “really exciting listening” to come to the ASO’s American Music Festival: “Songs of the Rolling Earth.” The four-day environmentally themed event, which includes everything from nature walks to various music groups performing 35 pieces by 33 composers and 18 world premieres, might require a schedule calendar.

SUNY students from across state showcase art

ALBANY

SUNY students from across state showcase art

Stephanie Hewett is one of around 60 artists whose work is on display at The Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition, currently up and running at the New York State Museum.

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