Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Rob Edelman: Bad Publicity Versus No Publicity

UNBROKEN, a high-profile biopic directed by Angelina Jolie which came to movie theaters at the tail end of last year, is the saga of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who became a B-52 bombardier during World War II. After his plane crash-landed in the Pacific and he survived for 47 days in a raft, Zamperini, who is played by Jack O’Connell-- one of the emerging film stars of 2014-- spent more than two years in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp, where he was mercilessly tortured.

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Arts & Culture
10:50 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Union College’s 43rd International Festival Of Chamber Music

Credit Jue Wang / http://www.math.union.edu/

    

  Union College’s 43rd International Festival of Chamber Music offers fifteen performances by a wonderful array of leading international artists and ensembles. We are about half-way through their season with Brentano String Quartet having performed in Memorial Chapel yesterday.

Derek Delaney is the Artistic Director of the Union College Concert Series and he joins us now to tell us what is left in their season to look forward to.

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Schenectady Civic Players Present 'Rabbit Hole'

Amy M. Lane and Robin MacDuffie in 'Rabbit Hole' produced by Schenectady Civic Players
Credit Tom Killips

  Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart.

The play, Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay Abaire, charts Becca and Howie’s bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.

Rabbit Hole won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a production of the play opens this Friday night produced by the Schenectady Civic Players.

Amy Lane plays Becca and she joins us now.

Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Any Questions #178

Ed McMahon and Johnny Carson.

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are staying up past their bedtime this week.

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Arts & Culture
3:45 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Nippertown's Greg Haymes' January Musical Selections

Credit Times Union

Nippertown's Greg Haymes is here with his January musical selections. 

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Arts & Culture
12:52 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Rogovoy Report for January 23, 2015

Hudson’s own Bindlestiff Family Cirkus continues its wintertime tradition of hosting a monthly cabaret, featuring a variety of circus, theater, comedy and musical entertainers, at Club Helsinki Hudson with four shows: its adult-oriented cabaret on the fourth Saturday of each month, kicking off at 9pm on Saturday, January 24, 2015; continuing on Saturday, February 28; and again on Saturday, March 28; plus a Sunday matinee show on March 29 geared to the entire family.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri January 23, 2015

World Premiere Of 'How Water Behaves' At TheRep

    

  It all begins when sweet Nan and her out-of-work webmaster hubby, Steve, realize they can't afford to keep up the extravagant gift giving that has become their family's tradition. In an effort to make everyone happy, they announce that they have made a gift to a charity in everyone's name. Except it's a fictitious charity. No problem — until the website that Steve creates to seal the deal becomes prey to cyberspace hijinks, with deliciously funny and unpredictable results.

This is the plot of the play How Water Behaves by Sherry Kramer – the world premiere of which is currently running at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, NY. The show is directed by acclaimed theatre director Gordon Greenberg and co-stars Nisi Sturgis as Nan and Michael McCorry Rose as Hank.

Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Rob Edelman: Selma, Alabama

SELMA, directed by Ava DuVernay, is a powerful new film which chronicles one of the key civil rights-related events of the mid-1960s: the Martin Luther King-led voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Make no mistake: SELMA is no by-the-numbers biopic. It tells its story with a freshness and immediacy that is, well, astounding. Plus, the onscreen Dr. King is no mere figurehead. The iconic civil rights leader, as superbly played by David Oyelowo, is deeply human-- and Oyelowo’s three-dimensional portrayal is essential to making SELMA a stellar cinematic experience.

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Arts & Culture
12:52 pm
Sat January 17, 2015

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Jersey Boys" At Proctors Theatre

 SCHENECTADY – For those of you who are like me and tend to dismiss musicals in favor of dramas, the musical “Jersey Boys” playing at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady through Sunday is for you.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

Any Questions #177

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel go to MIT the only way they can: vicariously.

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