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Jackson Browne to play Palace in April

Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne will perform at the Palace Theatre in Albany on April 9 at 8 p.m.

New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men coming to Albany

New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men coming to Albany

New Kids on the Block announced their "Total Package Tour" today, and it will include a stop in Albany at the Times Union Center at 7:30 p.m. on July 9.

Capital Region's alt weekly publication debuts

SCHENECTADY

Capital Region's alt weekly publication debuts

The Alt, the Capital Region’s new alternative weekly publication, hits newsstands for the first time on Tuesday.

'Price is Right Live!' coming to Palace

ALBANY

'Price is Right Live!' coming to Palace

“The Price is Right Live!” will return to the Palace Theatre in Albany at 7:30 p.m. on April 20.

Leon Russell, a rock wizard who mixed soul, country and blues, dies at 74

Leon Russell, a rock wizard who mixed soul, country and blues, dies at 74

Leon Russell, the longhaired, scratchy-voiced pianist, guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who moved from playing countless recording sessions to making hits on his own, died Sunday in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 74.

Mezzo-soprano Fink gives beautiful recital at Union

SCHENECTADY

Mezzo-soprano Fink gives beautiful recital at Union

The marvelously expressive mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink gave her long-anticipated return recital Sunday afternoon at Union College’s Memorial Chapel as part of the Union College Concert Series.

Local star heads to Broadway

CLIFTON PARK

Local star heads to Broadway

The Clifton Park native is heading to the big apple to preform in a Broadway production of the musical “Waitress.”

Robert Vaughn, who starred as Napoleon Solo in ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,’ dies at 83

Robert Vaughn, who starred as Napoleon Solo in ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,’ dies at 83

His manager, Matthew Sullivan, said the cause was acute leukemia, for which Vaughn had been under treatment in Manhattan and Connecticut, where he lived.

Ani DiFranco brings music with message in Egg concert

Ani DiFranco brings music with message in Egg concert

In concert at The Egg, singer Ani DiFranco said of this week's election results, “We are going to get pushed like we’ve never been pushed before, and we are going to push back.”

They're here! Alien space film will intrigue some, confuse others

They're here! Alien space film will intrigue some, confuse others

The alien spacecraft in “Arrival” arrive by the dozen, each of the looming, egg-sliced-in-half-shaped wonders looking like the latest in KitchenAid gadgetry writ large.

‘Moonlight’ captures universal need to belong

‘Moonlight’ captures universal need to belong

The haunting human quest to belong, to accept others unconditionally and be accepted in return, is the bedrock foundation of limitless myths in countless forms.

Mo’Nique delivers most of the cheer in ‘Almost Christmas’

Mo’Nique delivers most of the cheer in ‘Almost Christmas’

If there is any reason, besides an annual craving for cinematic Christmas cheer, to see “Almost Christmas,” that reason is Mo’Nique.

Leonard Cohen, epic and enigmatic songwriter, dead at 82

Leonard Cohen, epic and enigmatic songwriter, dead at 82

Leonard Cohen, a singer-songwriter whose literary sensibility and elegant dissections of desire made him one of popular music’s most influential and admired figures for four decades, has died. He was 82.

Schenectady Smiles photos move to Happy Cappuccino

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Smiles photos move to Happy Cappuccino

The winning submissions of the Schenectady Smiles contest have moved down the street for the rest of 2016.

Composer’s new musical recounts story of her life

Composer’s new musical recounts story of her life

Maria Riccio Bryce is convinced that her fourth and final musical, “Swan Song,” will be exactly that.

Opera Saratoga launches series of free programs

Opera Saratoga launches series of free programs

Opera Saratoga is spreading its wings. Beginning with a free program at Skidmore College’s Tang Teaching Museum next week, the company has announced plans to become a year-round performance option for opera fans all over the Capital Region. Instead of just its regular summer offerings at the Spa Little Theater in Saratoga State Park, Opera Saratoga will produce free shows throughout the 2016-2017 indoor season from Albany to Glens Falls thanks to a $17,500 grant from OPERA America.

Tower of Power, NRBQ rolling into town

Tower of Power, NRBQ rolling into town

Tonight, Tower of Power plays the biggest show yet at the revived Cohoes Music Hall (58 Remsen St.): 10 players, with decades of hip tunes.

Oakroom Artists’ exhibit celebrates 60th year

Oakroom Artists’ exhibit celebrates 60th year

The Oakroom Artists, the only membership-by-invitation art association in the Capital Region, is celebrating its 60th year with a group exhibit by 34 artists in the Fenimore Gallery at Proctors. The show opens Sunday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. and runs through Jan. 5.

Writer calls title most risqué thing about ‘Sex Tips’

Writer calls title most risqué thing about ‘Sex Tips’

Matt Murphy had a pretty good idea that “Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man” would work well in New York City. But what about Des Moines, Iowa?

Science! Four days of exploration for all ages at miSci

Science! Four days of exploration for all ages at miSci

This year’s Science Festival of the Capital Region is taking over every inch of indoor space at Schenectady’s miSci and some outdoor space, too, as a big white tent will be set up next to the building.

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