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Dance Museum director envisions facility presenting other art forms

Dance Museum director envisions facility presenting other art forms

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
Raul Martinez didn’t plan to live in the United States. A native of Mexico, he imagined he would live in Europe after he retired as a professional ballet dancer.
 
‘Facescape’ brings art, science together on National Mall

‘Facescape’ brings art, science together on National Mall

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
The National Mall is getting a new look — temporarily.
 
WATERFORD

Erie Canal images win spots in calendar

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
Photographs taken by three local residents will be included in the 2015 Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Calendar.
 
98-year-old Schenectady drummer shares life in book
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98-year-old Schenectady drummer shares life in book

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
Fred Randall, a 98-year-old percussionist, strings together personal stories that touch on historical figures and moments from the 20th century through today in his new book.
 
Backstage crew big part of Cirque du Soleil magic

Backstage crew big part of Cirque du Soleil magic

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
As head of wardrobe for Cirque du Soleil, Melody Wood can’t afford to overlook any detail, no matter how unglamorous it might be.
 
Crookston seeks to make folk heritage relevant today

Crookston seeks to make folk heritage relevant today

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
No, says Joe Crookston, he doesn’t necessarily see himself as a 21st century version of Woody Guthrie or Pete Seeger. But he appreciates the comparison.
 
Some venues start season, others rev it up

Some venues start season, others rev it up

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
The Eighth Step, Steamer No. 10’s Eclectic series, and the Sanctuary for Independent Media start new seasons this week, while The Low Beat, The Egg and the Palace rev up theirs.
 
Playwright says he’s a storyteller, has 2 entries in festival

Playwright says he’s a storyteller, has 2 entries in festival

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
Don’t ask Stephen Henel if he prefers writing plays to performing in them. You won’t get a straight answer.
 
Baitz’ family drama a compelling Cap Rep show

Baitz’ family drama a compelling Cap Rep show

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
Capital Rep’s “Other Desert Cities” is a stellar production of John Robin Baitz’ satisfyingly good play.
 
Review: Theater Guild offers intimate look at a struggling jury
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Review: Theater Guild offers intimate look at a struggling jury

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
Review: As you watch Classic Theater Guild’s in-your-lap treatment of Reginald Rose’s “12 Angry Men” (1955), you will soon ask, “Who’s on trial?”
 
Denzel's latest thriller opens strong with $35M weekend
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Denzel's latest thriller opens strong with $35M weekend

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
Flexing his star power, Denzel Washington led the thriller “The Equalizer” to a $35 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday.
 
Bands battle it out in downtown Schenectady
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Bands battle it out in downtown Schenectady

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
Six bands competed Saturday in Schenectady County’s inaugural Battle of the Bands, which took over the parking lot at the corner of Liberty Street and Broadway in Schenectady.
 
Indian artist says vivid images reveal stereotypes that linger

Indian artist says vivid images reveal stereotypes that linger

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
When Jaune Quick-to-See Smith delivered her artist’s talk last week at Union College, the first image that she clicked onto the screen came from her granddaughter’s coloring book.
 
‘Gone With the Wind’ on big screen to give epic experience

‘Gone With the Wind’ on big screen to give epic experience

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
In the past, Rhett Butler didn’t give a damn. In the present, Leonard Cassuto does give a damn about Butler, Scarlett O’Hara and the 1939 movie classic “Gone With the Wind.”
 
Drones for moviemaking face likely FAA approval

Drones for moviemaking face likely FAA approval

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision.
 
 

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