Bob Goepfert Reviews "Charley's Aunt"

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If this holiday season you get a yearning for chestnuts roasting on an open hearth, a visit to Curtain Call Theatre in Latham might satisfy you.  There’s no open hearth, but the comedy “Charley’s Aunt” is a certainly a theatrical chestnut.

Gray Things Steve Colfer and Billy Cioffi at WAMC studios, November 2015.
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

This weekend, Albany is revisiting its musical past. WAMC looks back at the 1960s when deejays ruled AM radio and local artists made history.

A key municipal office in Springfield, Massachusetts is getting new leadership.

The City Clerk in Springfield, Massachusetts, Wayman Lee is retiring at the end of the year after a decade in the office. 

Anthony Wilson, who has been nominated to be the new clerk, said his priorities are to further modernize the office.

"The city has been in transition from paper to making things available electronically and to make other services progressive to the 21st century," Wilson said.


As Boston considers raising the legal age for purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco products in the city from 18 to 21, the Massachusetts Legislature is weighing the possibility of a making such a change on a statewide basis.

This is a picture of a family in front of a house for sale

The number of single-family homes sold in Massachusetts last month shot up when compared to October 2014.

State police are seeking information about a newborn baby boy found dead in a trash container near a Columbia County convenience store.

National Hurricane Center / NOAA

Mexico has cancelled tropical storm warnings as Tropical Storm Sandra is weakening rapidly.

Police say a body has been found in the Connecticut River, under a bridge connecting Holyoke to South Hadley.

(Airs 11/27) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: advocates argue the state needs to off extended voting, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the continuing corruption trials of Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos, and Senator Gillibrand and Congressman Tonko push legislation to enhance job training.

New York State of Health

New York state plans to mount a public awareness campaign about the risks and consequences of female genital mutilation, a practice that health officials say puts thousands of girls and young women in New York at risk.