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New album making a splash for Fort Plain siblings

New album making a splash for Fort Plain siblings

Jocelyn and Chris Arndt, Fort Plain siblings who have been active in the music scene for years, had some good news recently - their newly released album, "Edges," is getting some serious attention.

Zac Brown Band does escapism well at SPAC

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Zac Brown Band does escapism well at SPAC

It was a good evening for positive vibes from the Zac Brown Band at SPAC, with clear skies, a pleasant temperature and a large but seemingly well-behaved audience. “It’s a beautiful night,” Brown said more than once from the stage.

Teen's 2-minute video wins $25k Taco Bell award

Teen's 2-minute video wins $25k Taco Bell award

Paige Aleah Kosinski is taking notes at Belmont University. She’s probably going to play a few, too.

'Kinky Boots' actress doesn’t mind being identified with character

'Kinky Boots' actress doesn’t mind being identified with character

Tiffany Engen isn’t going to suggest she has a lot in common with her “Kinky Boots” character, Lauren, but if anyone else sees a similarity or two she’s just fine with that.

Military performance to punctuate area band music season

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Military performance to punctuate area band music season

Saratoga County will mark the unofficial end of summer with a military band concert on Monday, celebrating armed services personnel while also promoting programs that aid veterans.

Maroon 5 reschedules TU Center show

Maroon 5 reschedules TU Center show

Maroon 5's Sept. 21 concert at Albany's Times Union Center has been rescheduled for March 7, 2017.

An emotionally realistic coming-of-age story

An emotionally realistic coming-of-age story

There is hardly a shortage of buddy movies about mismatched men bonding under duress, but films that chart the emotional weather of everyday male friendship are rare.

'Pines' director's latest: A melodrama without tears

'Pines' director's latest: A melodrama without tears

With “Blue Valentine” and “The Place Beyond the Pines,” filmmaker Derek Cianfrance has proved that he has a knack for both intimate romantic fables and sweeping family epics that span decades.

Staying in this weekend? How about a TV marathon?

Staying in this weekend? How about a TV marathon?

If you'd rather stay in this weekend than picnic and swim, we've got you covered - there are television marathons of all kinds, from teen wizards to sharks, from "Friends" to "Amityville Horror", to pique your interest.

Beekman Boys launch new show on eVine

Beekman Boys launch new show on eVine

The Beekman Boys are planning to launch a new television show on Sundays that will give people a look at their life on their farm in Sharon Springs.

SCHENECTADY

Annual Guyana Day Celebration this weekend in Schenectady

The 12th annual Guyana Day Celebration will be held on Sunday at Grout Park in Schenectady.

Gals Who Play Jazz close summer series

Gals Who Play Jazz close summer series

The final 2016 concert in the free Jazz on Jay series will feature the Gals Who Play Jazz from noon to 1:30 p.m. today on the Jay Street pedestrian mall.

Robert Cray to open blues-filled Egg series

Robert Cray to open blues-filled Egg series

The Egg rocks four blues shows this month. And who better to launch the string than Robert Cray? The guitarist/singer who put the blues back on the charts, the Zelig of the blues who played with everybody, everywhere; returns to The Egg on Friday.

ACT evokes another presidential campaign

ACT evokes another presidential campaign

If you’re getting a little tired of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, there’s another entertaining campaign for president about to be played out on the stage at Albany Civic Theater. “The Best Man,” Gore Vidal’s 1960 play about the presidential nominating process, opens Friday at ACT.

Photos document forgotten historic sites

Photos document forgotten historic sites

Two photographers are on a mission to preserve the architectural essence of the Hudson Valley. In the past 16 years, Robert Yasinsac and Thomas Rinaldi have taken more than 500 photos of churches, mansions, hotels, mills and train stations. You can see 80 images of those sites, from the very humble to the most grand, in “Hudson Valley Ruins” at the New York State Museum in Albany.

'Dancing With the Stars' announces cast: Rick Perry, Ryan Lochte, Amber Rose, Vanilla Ice and more

'Dancing With the Stars' announces cast: Rick Perry, Ryan Lochte, Amber Rose, Vanilla Ice and more

"Dancing With the Stars" announced its new cast for Season 23 on "Good Morning America" on Tuesday, and it is eclectic, including Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, model Amber Rose and former presidential contender Texas governor Rick Perry.

Parmalee heads Music Fest lineup at Fonda Fair

Parmalee heads Music Fest lineup at Fonda Fair

When Montgomery County farmers got together and created the Fonda Fair back in 1842, it was all about agriculture. The fair has added a few things since.

Singer Chris Brown arrested after standoff at his L.A. home

LOS ANGELES

Singer Chris Brown arrested after standoff at his L.A. home

Trouble-prone R&B singer Chris Brown was arrested by the Los Angeles police Tuesday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon after an hourslong standoff with the police outside his home, a police spokeswoman said.

R & B singer R. Kelly to make stop at the Palace

ALBANY

R & B singer R. Kelly to make stop at the Palace

Controversial R & B singer R. Kelly will be making a stop at the Palace on The Buffet Tour on September 29, the theater has announced.

Zac Brown Band's popularity keeps growing

Zac Brown Band's popularity keeps growing

The Zac Brown Band plays an end-of-summer concert at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Saturday, part of the guys’ “Black Out the Sun” tour.

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