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BARRY LEVINE: Add Sedaka, Maestro to the list of Hall of Fame talent

OLD ROCKER: Sedaka credited with writing more than 500 songs

Barry Manilow, one of the premier entertainers of the past 40 years, has announced that this is the last year that he will be touring.

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Tift Park Community Market to re-open starting March 7

Popular Saturday gathering to coincide with city’s Snickers Marathon/Mardi Gras celebration

The Saturday Tift Park Community Market will resume March 7, coinciding with Albany’s Snickers Marathon/Mardi Gras celebration.

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Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Spock, dies at age 83

The actor had portrayed the iconic sci-fi character since 1966

Leonard Nimoy, who starred in the original “Star Trek” series as Spock, died Friday. He was 83.

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Metal rules at first Albany Metal Fest | PHOTO GALLERY

Fifteen bands perform for enthusiastic crowd

Metal music filled the downtown Albany Sstate Theatre all day Saturday during the first Albany Metal Fest.

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Meadows, Platinum Sound find new downtown Albany home

Music producer's studio move sparks next level of recording career

Mario Meadows had to move his Platinum Sound recording studios, but he’s found himself at home in the new location.

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Flint River inspires Steven Landis' concerto 'Thronateeska'

The Albany Symphony Orchestra and the ensemble enhake will premiere 'Thronateeska' on Saturday

Nearly five years in the making, “Thronateeska,” inspired by the Flint River that is Albany’s most prominent natural feature, will be performed in the middle segment of the Albany’s Symphony Orchestra’s “Water” concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Albany Municipal Auditorium.

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MICHAEL LOMAX: 'Kingsman' dresses for success

FILM COMMENTARY: Matthew Vaughn strikes gold with 'The Secret Service' adaptation

Movies, first and foremost, should entertain, and “Kingsman” does exactly that.

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Theatre Albany's 'Ten for Tennessee' fundraiser this weekend

Special performances to help fund Theatre Albany group's trip to Southeastern competition

Theatre Albany will have special $10 performances of its award-winning production “The Lady of Larkspur Lotion,” with proceeds going to help fund the production’s participation in regional competition March 6 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Albany's combined high school choruses strike a high note at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church | VIDEO

An appreciative crowd enjoyed the concert that celebrated Black History Month

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church is the site of a Black History Month concert which featured the combined choruses of six Albany high schools, four public and two private.

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Combined choruses of six Albany high schools to perform in black history concert

The combined choruses will perform seven songs, plus two with the Freedom Singers

The Albany Civil Rights Institute’s Frank Wilson says tonight’s concert at Shiloh Baptist Church by combined high school choruses will be history-making event.

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' a big shade greener in foreign theaters

‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ ‘American Sniper’ Cross $400 Million Worldwide

'Fifty Shades' showing more staying power overseas than in the U.S., where its box office take plummeted 73 percent.

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BARRY LEVINE: Gore's biggest hit was a race to the charts

THE OLD ROCKER: Great artists of the 1950s and 1960s dying

When her singing career waned, Gore turned to writing music.

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Albany Symphony Orchestra premieres 'Thronateeska' with 'Water' concert

Long-time Albany Symphony performer Steven Landis writes concerto for 50th anniversary of ASO

The ensemble enhake will perform Saturday with the Albany Symphony Orchestra as they debut the concerto “Thronateeska.” Written by Steven Landis for the orchestra’s golden anniversary, “Thronateeska” is part of the “Water” concert as the ASO continues its “Brave the Elements” subscription series with its annual casual Beethoven in Blue Jeans performance.

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Music, independece bywords for Oscars

Music and independence: If there are any overall bywords for this year’s Oscars, those would seem to be the ones.

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The Final Countdown

Fans choose local finalists for Friday Jam Music Poll

Thousands of votes came in as local artists and their fans sought top spots in The Albany Herald’s first Friday JAM Music Poll.