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Squeeze’s Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook present their acoustic side Wednesday

There have been many incarnations of the British band Squeeze over the last four decades. What hasn’t changed, for the most part, has been the songwriting team that fronts the rock group – Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook.

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Latest Disney on Ice showcases cultures from around the world

Disney on Ice returns to the Times Union Center with a global view on the holidays.

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Bethlehem Central students tackle William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”

Swords will fly, witches will brew, and bags of fake blood will be shed onto flowy white shirts when Bethlehem Central High School premieres “Macbeth” this weekend.

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Life’s soundtrack

Tape cassettes are making a comeback (for some they never left), and to pay homage to the beloved “mix tape” we’ve compiled the Top Five songs to our life soundtracks

You know a trend has reached its pinnacle when Mom starts asking you about something she saw on the home shopping channel. So goes the phenomenon of vinyl records and the record players you find on QVC that will play them. However, following behind this trend is the re-emergence of the tape cassette.

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Preserve opens at Van Dyke

Newest addition to chain of preserves serving as an escape for local residents

After years of planning, and donations from a new development, the Van Dyke land preserve has now opened.

Ten Broeck Mansion in Albany is hosting holiday events for all ages through the month of December

As rich and ever-present as Albany’s history may be in its cityscape, it may not come alive more vibrantly than during the holidays.

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Flowing in tune

Russel the Leaf has recorded, collaborated and performed around the Capital District for the last four years; says his next projects include even more collaborating, a music video, and ultimately, a r

“I love this song,” said Evan Marré as Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart” begins playing at The Brakes coffee shop on Lark Street in Albany. The 22-year-old musician from Scotia has just been discussing his recent musical influences: Todd Rundgren, Prince, Randy Newman and, his all-time favorite, The Beach Boys. “They’re incredible,” he said reverentially.

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Local artist is breathing new life into a Victorian Aged artform involving photography

There is something about Monhegan, ME that draws local artist Corlis Carroll to the artists’ island community. It may be how the low rising sun casts long shadows across its rolling hills, it could be the rich history of housing America’s first impressionist artists, but for nearly two decades she has called it home.

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Marty Wendell reflects on a fruitful musical career

Some musicians rest on their laurels once they reach 70 years old. Not Marty Wendell.

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Video game audio has evolved from blips and beeps into an art form appreciated by fans and players within a multi-billion dollar industry

From a second floor auditorium in Rensselaer’s West Hall, programming students listened to one of the most accomplished gaming audio engineers in the Western Hemisphere.

‘Spectre’ leaves movie-goers wondering if Daniel Craig is done playing James Bond

Is this the last James Bond? Though it has not been confirmed, there is speculation “Spectre” will be Daniel Craig’s last film portraying James Bond.

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Town prioritizing parks and recreation projects; grant money to be used

Following a nearly yearlong study, the town has finalized a new Parks and Recreation Town Master Plan.

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Two area photographers have waited years to showcase their work in a gallery

More than twenty years after their first attempt at a gallery show failed, Paul Tick and Agnes Zellin are finally seeing their works come to light at a gallery show at the Photography Center of Troy and in a photo book of their work, “Later Rather Than Sooner.”

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The changing of the seasons does not take away from the beauty of local nature preserves

As you walk, cycle or drive around the rural areas at the fringes of our towns, do you ever wonder when that scenic view, woodland or field may be lost to development?

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Fans of the comic book genre are in for a smashing good time

Marvel Universe Live is coming to Albany, Thursday, Nov. 5 to Sunday, Nov. 8.