Netflix star speaks about the lonely world of being transgender
As Laverne Cox walked onto the main stage of the University at Albany Performing Arts Center, the filled auditorium greeted her with applause and shouts.
Seven of the world’s talented magicians converged on Proctors
Magic. The word itself conjures a wide spectrum of thoughts that range from witchcraft to alchemy, from carnival shows to your kid brother. In practice, magic is entertaining; and, in the hands of an expert, it is an art form.
New Albany Institute exhibits showcase America’s Pastime
What do Brian Sweeney and Babe Ruth have in common? Both of them are featured in a new, three-part baseball exhibit at the Albany Institute of History and Art.
Valentine’s Day isn’t all chocolate and roses
Meet Pat. A life-sized voodoo doll, Pat is the centerpiece to a fun, light-hearted event planned for singles and hitched alike at the GE Theatre at Proctors on Feb. 14.
Local high school tackles the global phenomenon
The practice of composing a self-portrait dates back several centuries to ancient sculptors who’d depict their likeness into stone. Conversely, what was once an exhibition of one’s artistic talent, the advent of technology and social media has reduced this form of expression as a whimsical and instantaneous declaration of one’s self — the selfie.
Albany residents regain perspective of life in storied South End
Once upon a time, the governor took the visiting princess on a journey to survey his capital city. As they both traveled by car over potholed streets and tenant houses in shambles, the governor was said to be embarrassed. Is that not how stories with princesses usually go?
Saratoga New Year’s Eve celebration marks 19th year
In the span of nearly two decades, Saratoga Springs has transformed itself from the place to be in August to the most happening New Year’s Eve jaunt this side of Times Square.
Opera Saratoga hosts unconventional a cappella group
It may be fair to say that only in Saratoga Springs can one expect an opera to break out inside a night club?
Aerial acrobatics coupled with gravity-defying feats of balancing are the trademarks that have followed every Cirque Dreams production for the past two decades.
Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys to perform Handel’s ‘Messiah’
An exhibition of nearly 350 years of musical experience will take place at the Cathedral of All Saints in Albany on Tuesday, Dec. 9.
Community arts institutions join in arrangement to offer expanded cultural offerings to the area
It was announced Wednesday, Nov. 19, at an event in Downtown Troy that Albany Pro Musica will become the chorus-in-residence at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.
Moscow Ballet brings ‘The Nutcracker’ back to The Palace at a more family-friendly time
The Moscow Ballet returns the Palace Theater for a matinee performance of “The Nutcracker” Saturday, Nov. 29.
The Trains and Toys exhibit at miSci has become a tradition for many families
In a world where 8-year-olds beg for the latest cellphone, the sight of a toy train set still holds a special kind of magic this time of year – especially in Schenectady.
Performer puts an urban twist on ‘Peter and the Wolf’
Cartier Williams, who stars in the debut of “Peter and the Wolf, An Urban Tale” on Nov. 21 and 22 at The Egg Center for Performing Arts, said he was looking to bring an updated classic to the stage.
‘American Medea’ at Skidmore examines the similarities between Euripides’ subject and modern-day examples
While researching the weighty subject of filicide, the deliberate act of a parent killing their own child, for her play “American Medea,” writer and director Holly Derr found herself talking with anyone who would listen.