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Mockumentary mostly funny, but turns self-congratulatory

Mockumentary mostly funny, but turns self-congratulatory

The plotline of the music mockumentary “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping,” by the sketch comedy group The Lonely Island, is a journey that could be extrapolated onto the story of The Lonely Island themselves.

Love story with bite should please viewers who cry at movies

Love story with bite should please viewers who cry at movies

Giving into its pleasures is not for everyone, but the message of "Me Before You" — live boldly, as the movie’s hashtag encourages — is an admonition that’s awfully hard to dispute.

Ninja Turtles: They’re back, like it or not

Ninja Turtles: They’re back, like it or not

One can question who this movie is for — the nostalgic 30-year-olds who loved the cartoon or younger kids.

Futuristic sex satire ‘Lobster’ a wonderfully weird movie

Futuristic sex satire ‘Lobster’ a wonderfully weird movie

Deliciously weird, satirically funny and dreamlike — bad dreamlike — “The Lobster” is the sort of visionary film that can only be created by a great provocateur.

Prince's death by opioid overdose is public example of a growing problem

Prince's death by opioid overdose is public example of a growing problem

Prince's death in April was the result of an overdose of opioids, The Associated Press reported on Thursday, citing a law enforcement official.

Actress to play several women in ‘39 Steps’

Actress to play several women in ‘39 Steps’

Natalie Wilder, a New York City-based actress, will be performing in Patrick Barlow’s “The 39 Steps,” opening Friday and running through June 19 at Oldcastle Theatre Company.

Fleck, Original Flecktones returning to Egg

Fleck, Original Flecktones returning to Egg

Banjoist Bela Fleck brings hhis original band, the Flecktones, back to The Egg on Wednesday.

Eagles of Death Metal draw small crowd to Clifton Park concert

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Eagles of Death Metal draw small crowd to Clifton Park concert

In a tour marred by controversy and cancellations abroad, the Eagles of Death Metal drew a small but devoted group of fans, many tattooed and some bedecked in American flag hats, to Upstate Concert Hall Tuesday night.

Dixie Chicks back on tour in America for first time in 10 years

Dixie Chicks back on tour in America for first time in 10 years

On Wednesday night at an amphitheater in Cincinnati, the Dixie Chicks will take the stage in front of thousands. It's a significant moment for the Texas trio, as it marks the first time in 10 years they'll headline a tour in America.

Troy band Super 400 celebrating 20 years

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Troy band Super 400 celebrating 20 years

Lori Friday, guitarist and vocalist Kenny Hohman and drummer Joe Daley are celebrating 20 years as the band Super 400 on Saturday with a 9 p.m. show at The Hangar on The Hudson in Troy.

Family comedy has its serious moments

Family comedy has its serious moments

“The O’Conner Girls” a play about what to do with a lifetime of stuff after a family member dies, opens Friday at the Colonial Little Theatre in Johnstown. “

Hatebreed's music 'cathartic,' drummer says

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Hatebreed's music 'cathartic,' drummer says

Matt Byrne and his band, Hatebreed, will be playing at Clifton Park’s Upstate Concert Hall Wednesday June 8.

Museum celebrates Norman Rockwell's first cover

Museum celebrates Norman Rockwell's first cover

There are some strange perambulators parked on the lawn at the Norman Rockwell Museum. Eight artists have created outdoor sculptures with a baby carriage theme for an exhibit, “Build a Better Baby Carriage.”

Chris Thile on coffee, his youth and leading 'Prairie Home'

Chris Thile on coffee, his youth and leading 'Prairie Home'

hris Thile bounds into Kopplin’s Coffee shop in St. Paul as if he’s one of us.

Band caught in Paris terror attack to play in Clifton Park

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Band caught in Paris terror attack to play in Clifton Park

Eagles of Death Metal will be playing Upstate Concert Hall for the first time in Clifton Park today.

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Saratoga Chamber Players close 29th season with standing ovation

The Saratoga Chamber Players closed its 29th season Sunday afternoon at the United Methodist Church with an exuberant account of three pieces from the standard repertoire.

Sharing music across a border’s metal fence

Sharing music across a border’s metal fence

On Saturday, some 60 musicians traveled to the heavily patrolled enforcement zone oddly named Friendship Park for an annual musical event known as the Fandango Fronterizo. A heady mix of joyful fiesta and sober political statement, the Fandango is a gritty affirmation of son jarocho — a centuries-old string music tradition from rural Veracruz, a southern Mexican state along the Gulf of Mexico, that has strong Spanish, African and indigenous roots.

Summer Arts Preview/Visual Art: 'Nudes' exhibit at Clark

Summer Arts Preview/Visual Art: 'Nudes' exhibit at Clark

“Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado” and "Circus Circus" at the Arkell Museum of Canajoharie are among talked-about exhibits.

Summer Arts Preview/Theater: Barrington to stage 'Tribes'

Summer Arts Preview/Theater: Barrington to stage 'Tribes'

"The Rose Tattoo" at Williamstown Theatre Festival and "Tribes" at Barrington Stage will be among summer works to circle on the calendar.

Summer Arts Preview/Jazz: Much to hear in Schenectady, Saratoga

Summer Arts Preview/Jazz: Much to hear in Schenectady, Saratoga

The Freihofer Jazz Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (June 25-26) will have its usual variety of jazz and sort-of-jazz offerings.

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