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Pianists on parade at Tanglewood

Pianists on parade at Tanglewood

Beginning with Wednesday’s recital, one piano soloist followed another at Tanglewood, to the point where Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble had to be squeezed into the schedule Sunday evening.

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High times at SPAC for Snoop, Wiz

“How many people in the house tonight came to get high with Snoop Dogg and Wiz?” asked hip-hop superstar Snoop Dogg during his co-headlining set with rapper Wiz Khalifa on Sunday night at Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

Capacity crowd ushers in Chamber season

The Chamber Music Society at the Spa Little Theatre opened its third season Sunday afternoon in high style: wonderful performances, a pre-concert talk with Fred Child of NPR’s “Performance Today,” and a champagne/hors d’oeuvre toast after the concert.

Artist creates wine racks, sculptures from used horseshoes

Artist creates wine racks, sculptures from used horseshoes

On Sunday afternoons, shoppers stop in their tracks as they pass Bill Herrington’s booth at the Spa City Farmers’ Market in Saratoga Spa State Park.

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Orchestra sparkles with Torke’s jubilant ‘Unconquered’

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s marvelous Friday night concert under conductor Stephane Deneve at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center was the unusual combination of patriotism and the ephemeral.

Clothing, culture a good fit at Curtain Call

Clothing, culture a good fit at Curtain Call

“You have such a pretty face. You could be so attractive if you lost a little weight.” Yikes!

Nesmith joining Monkees' tour for just one show

Nesmith joining Monkees' tour for just one show

Monkees fans will get at least one shot at a 50th anniversary performance by the group’s three surviving members, as guitarist, singer and songwriter Michael Nesmith has confirmed he will join band mates Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork at the act’s tour stop today in Monterey, Calif.

Nonheroes battle meta-humans, create comic-book mayhem

Nonheroes battle meta-humans, create comic-book mayhem

Superhero fatigue? Warner Brothers and DC Comics have a remedy for that with “Suicide Squad,” filled with characters who are decidedly uninterested in heroics.

John Cleese coming to Proctors

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John Cleese coming to Proctors

British actor and comedian John Cleese, who co-founded Monty Python back in the late 1960s, will make an appearance at Proctors in Schenectady on Jan. 19, 2017.

Philadelphia Orchestra’s season has thunderous beginning

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Philadelphia Orchestra’s season has thunderous beginning

There was a theme to the evening’s program as the Philadelphia orchestra kicked off its three-week run at SPAC: spirituality and universal brotherhood. Wednesday's opener was also 50 years almost to the day when the Orchestra opened the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

‘Symphony of Color’ blooms in Schuylerville

‘Symphony of Color’ blooms in Schuylerville

As the Philadelphia Orchestra begins its summer season in Saratoga Springs, there's a “Symphony of Color” a short drive away at The Laffer Gallery in Schuylerville. While the exhibits here are always worth the trip, this show is especially stimulating as the featured artists are a mystic expressionist from Spain and a Dutchman with a playful, childlike spirit.

Staying in the loop about Snoop’s tour

Staying in the loop about Snoop’s tour

Snoop Dogg is ready to smoke. The veteran rapper appears with Wiz Khalifa Sunday at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The show starts at 7 p.m., with a supporting cast that includes Kevin Gates and Jhené Aiko, Casey Veggies and DJ Drama.

Chamber music society sets distinctive series

Chamber music society sets distinctive series

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is enjoying its third summer, with its season to open on Sunday at the Spa Little Theatre.

Theater camps: At Proctors, students learn backstage jobs during musical

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Theater camps: At Proctors, students learn backstage jobs during musical

Thea Dimin and Kayla Petersen aren’t looking for a career on stage. They won’t require any makeup artists, curtain calls or adoring fans. They do, however, want a career in the theater, and at this summer’s Broadway Camp at Proctors, they’re learning exactly how that could all come to pass.

Theater camps: Park Playhouse gives kids a professional experience

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Theater camps: Park Playhouse gives kids a professional experience

Owen Smith doesn’t expect to discover the next Brando or Sutton Foster. He’s just looking for some young people with acting chops, and he thinks he’s found them.

Rotterdam community supports local band

Rotterdam community supports local band

Alex Brooks was always looking to be in a band. Last summer, the 2011 Mohonasen graduate started jamming with some fellow Warriors: Ben Gesek, Class of 2012, and Bryan Bidwell and Nick Dawson, each Class of 2013, in Gesek’s basement.

Music Haven showcases music of the world

Music Haven showcases music of the world

Music Haven (Central Park, Schenectady) delivers extra-large on its promise to travel the world one concert at a time on Sunday, zipping to Eastern Europe as proudly eclectic self-proclaimed “ethno chaos” practitioners DakhaBrakha from Ukraine headline.

Breast-feeding moms got kicked out of the 'Bad Moms' movie, so 35 others walked out, too

The film was R-rated for language and nudity, but the moms figured their babies would sleep right through it.

Stockade resident donating art collection to The Hyde

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Stockade resident donating art collection to The Hyde

On Wednesday, The Hyde and Feibes will make official what most art lovers have suspected for some time now. They will announce that the large contemporary art collection amassed by Feibes and Schmitt will eventually all be in the hands of the Hyde Collection.

One trick may lead to many treats for Brundage

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One trick may lead to many treats for Brundage

Steven Brundage used to walk into a room and have a hard time talking to anyone. He admits he was shy growing up — his mother said he was beyond shy.

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