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A former child actor best known for her starring roles in Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire, Mara Wilson has always felt a little young and out of place: as the only kid on a film set full of adults, the first daughter in a house full of boys, a Valley girl in New York and a neurotic in California, and a grown-up the world still remembers as a little girl.

Tackling everything from what she learned about sex on the set of Melrose Place, to discovering in adolescence that she was no longer “cute” enough for Hollywood, her book, Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame, charts her journey from accidental fame to relative (but happy) obscurity.

  Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region.

Seen: Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Upcoming:

  Seth MacFarlane is the creative force behind TV's Family Guy, American Dad!, and The Cleveland Show. He was also the writer-director of the films Ted, its sequel Ted2, and A Million Ways to Die in the West.

He has also released three successful albums of standards including Music is Better than Words and No One Ever Tells You. MacFarlane's voice has been celebrated for its perfect phrasing, richness, and consistency. He has been nominated for 4 Grammys. 

He has played to sold out audiences as London's Royal Albert Hall, New York's Carnegie Hall, and Symphony Hall in Boston. He will be back with The Boston Pops this Sunday at 2:30pm in The Shed at Tanglewood

Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region.

Seen:Our Kind of Traitor

Upcoming:
Dust Bowl Faeries - Upbeat on the Roof/Tang Teaching Museum & Gallery, Saratoga Springs, Friday 7/8
Boston Symphony Orchestra with violinist Joshua Bell (Opening Night: Prokofiev, Saint-Saens) - Tanglewood, Lenox, Mass., Friday 7/8
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - SPAC, Saratoga Springs, Friday (8 PM)-Saturday (2 and 8 PM), 7/8-9
Wussy - The Low Beat, Albany, Friday 7/9
The Muppets Take Manhattan - Proctors, Schenectady, Sunday 7/10 (10:30 AM & 1 PM)
The Hydes & Rembrandt - The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, opens Sunday 7/10 (exhibit continues through 10/2)
Steely Dan, Steve Winwood - SPAC, Saratoga Springs, Sunday, 7/10
Blood Sweat & Tears feat. Bo Bice & Dylan Elise, Super 400 - Empire State Plaza, Albany, Wednesday 7/13 (5-9 PM)
NRBQ - Helsinki Hudson, Hudson, Wednesday 7/13
Jim Gaffigan - Times Union Center, Albany, Wednesday 7/13

New Movies: Weiner Dog, The Secret Life of Pets, Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates, The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble

  Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region.

Seen: A Bigger Splash, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Nice Guys

  Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region.

  The 11th Annual Berkshire International Film Festival will take place from June 2nd through the 5th in Great Barrington and June 3rd though the 5th in Pittsfield, MA.

The festival will bring films, filmmakers, industry professionals and film fans together for a celebration of independent film featuring documentaries, narrative features and short films – along with special tributes, parties, and discussions.

Kelley Vickery, Founder and Executive Director of BIFF and she joins us with a preview.

    Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region.

Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region.

Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region.

Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region.

Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region.

Seen: Hello, My Name Is Doris

Upcoming:
Bearthoven and Battle Trance- EMPAC, Troy, Thursday, April 7
WCDB’s 38th Anniversary—Jazz Night- The Low Beat, Albany, Friday, April 8
The Realish Housewives of Clifton Park- Proctors, Schenectady, Friday-Sunday, April 8-10
Crystal Bowersox- Helsinki Hudson, Hudson, Saturday, April 9
The Cat and the Canary with live music- Capitol Theatre, Rome, Saturday, April 9
An Evening With CS Lewis (with actor David Payne)- Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Sunday, April 10 at 2:30 PM
NY Theatre Ballet’s Cinderella- The Egg, Albany, Sunday, April 10 at 3 PM
Artemis Quartet   (Mozart, Shostakovich, Beethoven)- Union College Memorial Chapel, Schenectady, Sunday, April 10 at 3 PM
Sam Bush- Egg, Albany, Sunday, April 10
Zvi Dance- University at Albany PAC, Albany, Sunday, April 10
Neil deGrasse Tyson: An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies- Proctors, Schenectady, Monday, April 11

Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region.

Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region.

Seen: The Bronze, Only Yesterday

Upcoming: 

Youth FX: New Films- Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany , Thu 3/24 6:30 PM

Abraham Ferraro: Every Which Way- Arts Center of the Capital Region, 3/25 (-4/24) Reception 5-9 PM as part of . . .

Troy Night Out- Troy, Fri 3/25 5-9 PM

Saturday Morning All You Can Eat Cartoon & Cereal Show- GE Theatre at Proctors, Sat 3/26 10 AM (3 Hours)

Comedy Pet Theatre- Egg, Albany, 3/26 3 PM

Enter the Haggis- Egg, Albany, 3/26 8 PM

Parmalee- Upstate Concert Hall, Saturday 3/26

Yo La Tengo- Helsinki Hudson, Saturday 3/26

The African Queen- Palace, 3/28 Mon

Straight No Chaser- Palace, Wed 3/30

 

New Movies: Batman vs. Superman, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

*Master Control room is being refurbished and today is the first day we were in the temporary control room. As a result - as of now we are not be able to access the audio for today's segment with Shawn Stone. We apologize. 

 

  Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region.

Seen: 10 Cloverfield Lane starring John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

 

Upcoming:

Aaron Neville- Helsinki Hudson, 3/17 Thu

St. Patrick’s Day Punk Celebration featuring Hudson Falcons, New Red Scare- The Low Beat, 3/17 Thu

Paul Lewis, piano (Brahms, Schubert, Liszt)- Union College Concert Series, 3/18 Fri

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show w/Adrienne Iapalucci- Underground at Proctors, 3/19 Sat

Moved in Noir, an audiovisual/movement performance hosted by Senem Pirler- EMPAC, 3/19 Sat

Albany Symphony Orchestra w/Sleeping Giant- Palace, 3/19 Sat

(Barber, Vivaldi, Mozart, Andrew Norman, more) Sunday Symphony for Families: The Superhero Show- Palace, 3/20 Sun 3 PM

The Decho Saxophone Quartet (Bach, Glass, more) deBlasiis Chamber Music Series- Hyde Collection, 3/20 Sun 2 PM

David Cross- Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 3/20 Sun

Carly Rae Jepsen- Upstate Concert Hall, 3/22 Tue

Disney’s The Lion King- Proctors Mainstage, 3/22 Tue (through April 17)

 

New movies: Hello My Name Is Doris, The Bronze, Only Yesterday, Allegiant, Miracles From Heaven

  

  Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region.

Seen: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, London Has Fallen

Upcoming:
Ebene Quartet (Haydn, Debussy, Beethoven) - Union College Memorial Chapel, 3/10 Thu
ICFS presents Godzilla double feature - Proctors, 3/11 Fri
Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy - Times Union Center, 3/11 Fri
The Phantom Carriage - NYSWI Page Hall/UAlbany, 3/11 Fri
Lucy Kaplansky - Caffe Lena, 3/11 Fri
Antoine Roney Quartet - Madison Theater, 3/12 Sat
Tarbox Ramblers - Helsinki Hudson, 3/12 Sat
An Afternoon w/Sophia Loren - Proctors, 3/13 Sun 3 PM
Jerusalem Symphony Orch. (Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saens) - Troy Chromatic Concerts/TSBMH, 3/14 Mon

New movies: Embrace of the Serpent, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Brothers Grimsby, The Perfect Match

The Madison Theater

Mar 8, 2016
Marquee of The Madison Theater in Albany, NY
The Madison Theater Facebook page

  When The Madison Theater in Albany, NY opened its doors in November of 1929 it was owned by Warner Bros. and served as a single-screen neighborhood theater. In 1994, the theater was acquired, redesigned, and turned into a multiplex of five screens, with two more added in 1998.

In 2013, Tierra Farm purchased the Madison Theater from Riverfront Cinemas of Albany, and renovated and re-imagined the theater – it now features three movie theaters, and a live performance venue.

James Manning has recently taken on the mantle of Director at The Madison Theater and he joins us to tell us what they’ve been up to and what they have coming up.

  The 88th Academy Awards will air on ABC this coming Sunday night. Thelma Adams joins us to discuss the nominees. An established entertainment journalist and Oscarologist, she has penned criticism and celebrity features for the New York Post, Us Weekly and covered the Awards circuit for Yahoo! Movies.  

She has twice chaired the New York Film Critics Circle, and also written for The New York Times Magazine, O: The Oprah Magazine, Goldderby.com, The New York Observer, VanityFair.com, Parade, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Marie Claire, The Huffington Post, More, Interview Magazine, The New York Times, The international Herald Tribune, Cosmopolitan and Self.

Thelma Adams's second novel, The Last Woman Standing: A Novel of Mrs. Wyatt Earp will be publishing by Amazon's Lake Union imprint on July 1st.

  Johnny Gallagher has had an illustrious acting career. He won a Tony Award at the age of 22 for his performance in the Broadway musical Spring Awakening. He then went on to star in Green Day's American Idiot and then on the HBO series, Newsroom - created and written by Aaron Sorkin. He will appear on Broadway again this Spring in Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night.

His debut solo LP, Six Day Hurricane was released in January on Rockwood Music Hall Recordings.

  

  Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region.

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Fans are flocking to their local theaters to see the next chapter in the Star Wars saga. WAMC's Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief talked those waiting for last night's premiere of The Force Awakens in Schenectady.

  Award-winning actress Drew Barrymore shares funny, insightful, and profound stories from her past and present told from the place of happiness she's achieved today in her new memoir, Wildflower.

In the book, she looks back on the adventures, challenges, and incredible experiences of her earlier years. It includes tales of living on her own at 14, saying goodbye to her father in a way only he could have understood, and many more adventures and lessons that have led her to the successful, happy, and healthy place she is today.

It is the first book Drew has written about her life since the age of 14.

  Celebrating 15-years of innovative filmmakers & filmmaking, the Woodstock Film Festival has unveiled its line-up of nearly 150 films, panels, and events, screening Wednesday, September 30th through Sunday, October 4th, in Woodstock NY, and neighboring towns of Rhinebeck, Saugerties, Kingston and Rosendale.

The festival which is featuring 17 world premieres, 5 North American Premieres, 4 US Premieres, 33 East Coast Premieres and 26 New York Premieres. Here are just a few of the headliners: Mary Stuart Masterson, Rose McGowan, Griffin Dunne and Stewart Copeland – just to name a few.

WFF's Co-Founder and Executive Director Meira Blaustein joins us for a preview.

Metroland 8/27/15

Aug 27, 2015

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

Metroland 8/20/15

Aug 20, 2015

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

Metroland 8/6/15

Aug 6, 2015

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

Metroland 7/2/15

Jul 2, 2015

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

When you think of classic martial arts films, iconic names like Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jet Li come to mind. But in today's martial arts movie-making universe, actor Byron Mann is the new it-guy. He’s a prolific actor, well-known for his martial arts prowess and memorable fight scenes. He hails from Hong Kong, and earned his stripes in films like Street FighterRise of the Legend, The Man with the Iron Fists and more recently on television in CW’s Arrow. Currently, he has signed on to play a Chinese power broker in AMC’s Hell on Wheels, an epic fictionalized drama about the building of America’s railroads—its fifth season premieres July 18th at 9/8 central. Mann has also taken on roles in the upcoming films Absolution starring Steven Segal and Vinnie Jones, and The Big Short, playing alongside the likes of Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale.

  Movie buffs are losing what has been a huge source of information and publicity for films: 

  The BIFF is back! The Berkshire International Film Festival is celebrating 10 years at the end of this month. The BIFF is a world-class festival that is an integral part of the cultural fabric of the Berkshires.

The festival runs Thursday, May 28th through Sunday, May 31st in Great Barrington and Pittsfield, Massachusetts with screenings at The Triplex, The Mahaiwe, and The Beacon.

Kelley Vickery is the Founder and Director of BIFF and she joins us with a preview of this year's offerings.

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