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MICHAEL LOMAX: 'Aloha' goes both ways

FILM COMMENTARY: Cameron Crowe's latest a waste of superior acting talent

“Aloha” wastes superior acting talent and the beauty of its Hawaiian setting.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - June 3-9, 2015

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

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'Hot in Cleveland' signs off Wednesday

Series finale wraps up the first original servies by TV Land

“Hot in Cleveland,” which features Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves, ends its six-season run on TV Land with an hourlong finale Wednesday night.

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BARRY LEVINE: Four events crushed rock n roll in the early stages

OLD ROCKER: Teen musicians from Philadelphia came to the rescue

Philadelphia developed into a mecca for rock and roll as more than 80 performers from the city have had at least one Top 40 hit.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Shawn Mendes wows teen, tween crowd at Wild Adventures

OPINION: Teen pop star provides his own accompaniment at Valdosta show

Canadian singing sensation Shawn Mendes draws the adoring shrieks of teens and tweens during his Wild Adventures performance.

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Adam Hood excited to share songs at Briar Patch

Briar Patch Music Festival headliner Adam Hood ready to play South Georgia again

At this weekend’s Briar Patch Music Festival, Saturday headliner Adam Hood hopes to achieve three things: re-introduce himself to south Georgia music fans, share the stage with old friends, and share what the singer/songwriter loves the most, a good tune.

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Indie 'I'll See You in My Dreams' coming Friday to Atlanta

Albany attorney is an executive producer of the film

After an initial opening at three theaters in New York City and Los Angeles, “I’ll See you in My Dreams,” starring Blythe Danner and Sam Eliott, is expanding its release. On Friday, it will open in several more markets, including Atlanta. Patrick Millsaps of Albany, a lawyer and talent manager, is an executive producer of the film.

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Jeff Foxworthy returns with more smart 5th graders

Game show returns to Fox with America's favorite redneck comedian as host

After two previous runs, Jeff Foxworthy and some smart young students are returning for the game show “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?”

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - May 27-June 3, 2015

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

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MICHAEL LOMAX: 'Tomorrowland' belongs to the children

FILM COMMENTARY: Films plot makes sense, but loses a little gas two-thirds of the way through

Casey Newton (Britt Robertson) is a brilliant teenager who runs afoul of the law after disarming demolition drills at a Cape Canaveral launch pad. In the process, she attracts the attention of the mysterious Athena (Raffey Cassidy), and after being ensnared by visions of a futuristic fantasy world, Casey goes on the run with former boy-genius Frank Walker (George Clooney) to return to the world of their dreams.

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BARRY LEVINE: Doo-Wop group working on behalf of top artists

OLD ROCKER: Groups inducted into Doo-Wop Hall of Fame

Under the direction of hard-working Charlie DiComo, the Doo-Wop Music Hall of Fame, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to promoting, preserving, perpetuating and developing Doo-Wop music.

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Theatre Albany goes on comedy ride on the 'Twentieth Century' | PHOTO GALLERY

A funny thing happened on a train ride from Chicago to New York City

Theatre Albany veterans Doug Lorber and Dotty Davis are on stage together for the first time in two decades in the season-finale production of the Hecht-MacDonald comedy set on a passenger train, “Twentieth Century.”

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National Memorial Day Concert in 26th year

Actors Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna host Sunday night concert for 10th year

Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna mark their 10th anniversary as its cohosts when PBS gives executive producer Jerry Colbert’s program its 26th annual broadcast at 8 p.m. tonight on Georgia Public Television.

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Astronomy series kicks off at Wetherbee Planetarium

Four part Wetherbee Astronomy Series starts Saturday

Visitors of all ages will get to explore outer space this weekend as Albany’s Thronateeska Heritage Center hosts two space themed events on Saturday.

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MICHAEL LOMAX: 'Mad Max: Fury Road' packs furious feminist punch

FILM COMMENTARY: Mad Max update sets bar for franchise sequels this summer

Starring Tom Hardy as the title character and introducing Charlize Theron as one-armed warrior woman Furiosa, the latest installment in director George Miller’s game-changing action series is every bit as innovative and wild as the original “Mad Max” in 1979.