Arts & Entertainment


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Champions of music

Charitable group under Albany Symphony Orchestra fights to keep music alive in area schools

The gift of music leaves a lasting impression on those who receive it.

Singing for peace

The Troy Children’s Chorus has quickly become an asset to the Collar City

The Troy Children’s Chorus will wrap up the school year with the final performance of the spring at the First United Presbyterian Church on Saturday, May 16 at 4 p.m.

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Coming to Worlds

Triple Threat dance team prepares for Worlds competition in Orlando

The Dance Worlds championship is just a week away, and the Triple Threat All Stars’ dance team is working to perfect its routine.

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Kidz Expo 2015: More than meets the eye

Annual event highlights child and parenting resources in the area

Has your child ever wanted to meet Captain America, Thor, R2D2, or Darth Vader? They can do that and much more at the Hannaford Kidz Expo Saturday, March 7, at the Empire State Plaza.

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Play ball!

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.

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Model holiday

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.

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Park Playhouse and Palace partner up

Collaboration brings about performances of ‘Pinkalicious’ and ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

The Palace Performing Arts Center is adding to its 2014/2015 season two family-oriented theatrical offerings produced by Albany’s Park Playhouse.

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Altamont Fair a summer tradition

Old favorites and new attractions showcased at weeklong event

Alongside fair food favorites, the Altamont Fair is offering up something new to taste with some local flavor.

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Photo Gallery: Night at the Rodeo

Double M is full of tosses and turns

A sign of summer in Ballston Spa is the Double M Professional Rodeo each Friday and Saturday night.

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Drama outside theater walls

Eighth annual Helderberg Theater Festival features twist on classic, youth directors

The Classic Theater Guild Inc. and Indian Ladder Farms are teaming up again for The 2014 Helderberg Theater Festival, which will be held outdoors at the farm from July 17 to 27.

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Local ballerinas are one step closer to their dreams

Three Capital District girls selected as understudies for New York City Ballet

Dancing with the New York City Ballet is the dream of nearly every American ballerina, but few are given the opportunity prior to high school.

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Speak easy

Foreign language instruction at an early age can give kids a head start in an increasingly global community

Around the world, it’s typical for children to learn a foreign language at a young age. In the United States, most students must wait until middle school.

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On the Bookshelf

Explore the earth with a story

Great reads for spring.

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Shell shocked

Young and old are often surprised at what they learn at Troy’s Discovery Hall’s ‘Jewels of the Sea’ exhibit

Tucked between two walls on Second Street in Troy exists a little taste of nature. It is here where collector and curator, Ron Glasser keeps his collection of more than 1,000 seashells from all over the world.

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From stage to school

‘The Voice’ contestant visits her old stomping grounds with stops at Bethlehem schools

Not everyone can be sure they will receive a warm reception when returning to their hometown. Danielle Mozeleski can be counted as one of the lucky ones.