Arts & Entertainment


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State Attorney General puts ticket industry on notice, demands changes

It’s long been suspected, but now it’s been quantified — there truly is a method behind the madness of acquiring that hot concert ticket.

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Last Daze in Troy

Alternative rock band, Last Daze, will play at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 9:30 p.m.

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A list of places to consider when planning to ring in the New Year

We, as residents of the Capital District, pick on our region for being small. But, when it comes to doing something for New Year’s Eve, it never fails to provide.

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Christmas at the Capital Rep, and the actors who launch their careers from there

Local theatre is a springboard to professional acting for Capital District youth.

Albany Center Gallery’s Artist of the Year named

Albany Center Gallery threw its annual themed gala late last month at the brand new Renaissance Hotel in downtown Albany and honored local artist Richard Garrison as ACG’s Artist of the Year.

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This is not your father's Star Wars

“The Force Awakens” is not your father’s “Star Wars,” but the experience J.J. Abrams provides audiences is something all together familiar, yet fresh for a new generation of fans.

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Squeeze’s Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook present their acoustic side Wednesday

There have been many incarnations of the British band Squeeze over the last four decades. What hasn’t changed, for the most part, has been the songwriting team that fronts the rock group – Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook.

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Latest Disney on Ice showcases cultures from around the world

Disney on Ice returns to the Times Union Center with a global view on the holidays.

Local artists honored at town library

The Colonie Art League honored 23 local artists on Tuesday, Dec. 1, when they unveiled its biggest show of the year at the William K. Sanford Town Library on Albany Shaker Road in Loudonville.

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Bethlehem Central students tackle William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”

Swords will fly, witches will brew, and bags of fake blood will be shed onto flowy white shirts when Bethlehem Central High School premieres “Macbeth” this weekend.

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Life’s soundtrack

Tape cassettes are making a comeback (for some they never left), and to pay homage to the beloved “mix tape” we’ve compiled the Top Five songs to our life soundtracks

You know a trend has reached its pinnacle when Mom starts asking you about something she saw on the home shopping channel. So goes the phenomenon of vinyl records and the record players you find on QVC that will play them. However, following behind this trend is the re-emergence of the tape cassette.

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Flowing in tune

Russel the Leaf has recorded, collaborated and performed around the Capital District for the last four years; says his next projects include even more collaborating, a music video, and ultimately, a r

“I love this song,” said Evan Marré as Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart” begins playing at The Brakes coffee shop on Lark Street in Albany. The 22-year-old musician from Scotia has just been discussing his recent musical influences: Todd Rundgren, Prince, Randy Newman and, his all-time favorite, The Beach Boys. “They’re incredible,” he said reverentially.

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Local artist is breathing new life into a Victorian Aged artform involving photography

There is something about Monhegan, ME that draws local artist Corlis Carroll to the artists’ island community. It may be how the low rising sun casts long shadows across its rolling hills, it could be the rich history of housing America’s first impressionist artists, but for nearly two decades she has called it home.

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Marty Wendell reflects on a fruitful musical career

Some musicians rest on their laurels once they reach 70 years old. Not Marty Wendell.

‘Spectre’ leaves movie-goers wondering if Daniel Craig is done playing James Bond

Is this the last James Bond? Though it has not been confirmed, there is speculation “Spectre” will be Daniel Craig’s last film portraying James Bond.