Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
12:46 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Rob Edelman: Two New Documentaries

These days, with all the awards hype that defines the movie industry at this time of the year for a host of high-profile films, other titles that are earning theatrical play are in danger of being overlooked. These are not big-budget movies with big name stars. Far from it. Some are documentaries, and two of them have just earned theatrical play.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Any Questions #167

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel hope like elephants, they never forget.

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Arts & Culture
12:51 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Rogovoy Report for November 7, 2014

Actress Lili Taylor, director Tony Gilroy and screenwriter Andrew Osborne will take part in the 16th annual Williamstown Film Festival, which began this past Wednesday and runs through Saturday, featuring 31 films, several parties, and events at Images Cinema and MASS MoCA. Director-screenwriter Tony Gilroy, best known for his Oscar-winning thriller “Michael Clayton” as well as the Bourne movies, will pull back the curtain on the art of cinematic suspense in a multimedia presentation in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA tonight at 8pm, as part of the Williamstown Film Festival’s proceedings. And on Saturday at noon at the Williams Inn, Lili Taylor and her husband, writer Nick Flynn, talk about the art of turning books into movies.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Classical Music According To Yehuda #138

    In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss stage fright and presentation.

Arts & Culture
3:52 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Bob Goepfert Reviews Curtain Call Theatre's Production of "The Lyons"

Latham - If you want proof of the theater axiom that claims comedy and tragedy are two sides of the same coin, attend Curtain Call Theatre’s production of “The Lyons.”

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Thu November 6, 2014

The Capital Region Creative Economy Project Regional Summit On 11/13

  The Capital Region Creative Economy Project is an initiative to develop a strategic action plan that identifies the Capital Region’s creative assets and lays out specific activities to leverage those assets.

Their upcoming regional summit will take place on Thursday, November 13 with a keynote address by Nancy L. Zimpher – Chancellor of the State University of New York.

Here to tell us more are Karen Bilowith, President and CEO, the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region; Tom Lloyd, President, Co-Founder and Owner, Adirondack Studios; and Sheena Salvino, Director of Hudson Development Corporation and Hudson Community Development and Planning Agency.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Metroland 11/6/14

    Shawn Stone, the Arts Editor of Metroland, lets us know what is coming to area stages and screens this week.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Thu November 6, 2014

'Looking At Lemon: Transforming Life Through Literature' At UAlbany

Credit Matthew Akers

  Looking at Lemon: Transforming Life through Literature is a series of events focusing on the life and work of Lemon Andersen, a writer, performance artist, screen actor and Tony Award-winning poet.

Andersen is also a three-time felon who grew up in Brooklyn, the child of heroin addicted parents who died of AIDS before he was fifteen leaving Lemon an orphaned teenager fending for himself. A high school drop-out who spent years in jail and on probation, his attempts at rehabilitation faltered until he attended a poetry reading and found a sense of purpose in the art of words.

The series celebrates Lemon’s ability to find meaning in his life, discover healing in creative work and transform pain into art. He joins us in Studio A to tell us about his life and work. Also joining us, Kim Engel Assistant Director of the UAlbany Performing Arts Center.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Tue November 4, 2014

'The 39 Steps' At Albany Civic Theater

  

  Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow -- a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theater!

Albany Civic Theater presents The 39 Steps starting this week. Here to tell us more are the production’s director, Michael Mensching and star of the production, Kevin McNamara.

Arts & Culture
12:47 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Rob Edelman: Saint Bill Murray

Tis the season to celebrate Bill Murray, that enduringly popular and, yes, beloved SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE alumnus who in recent years has morphed into a top-of-the-line movie star. Murray’s singular presence uplifts and makes special his latest film, ST. VINCENT, in which he plays a smart-mouthed, alcohol-loving scallywag who resides in Brooklyn (which these days has replaced Manhattan as the hip New York City locale). The core of the story involves what happens when Vincent becomes the unlikely mentor to a pre-teen boy whose mother is divorced and who is in desperate need of a role model.

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