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Twin Oaks presents HONK! Jr., The Ugly Duckling Musical (PHOTO GALLERY)

Students from area Leesburg elementary schools have collaborated for “HONK! Jr., The Ugly Duckling Musical.

'Vagina Monologues' set at Albany State University

Program raises money to prevent violence against women and girls

A reception for discussion and netowrking will follow the Saturday evening performance.

'Into the Woods' opens Friday night at Lee County High School

The Stephen Sondheim musical is the Lee High Theatre Arts Program's town-and-gown musical

A cast of 20 adults and students will bring some classic fairy tale characters to life in a sophisticated way in “Into the Woods,” which begins at seven-performance run on Friday evening at Lee County High School.

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Ellen's Oscar 'selfie' crashes Twitter, breaks record

A self-portrait of host Ellen DeGeneres and stars including Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper taken during Hollywood's annual Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday quickly became the most shared photo ever on Twitter.

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OSCAR WRAPUP: '12 Years A Slave' makes history with best picture

The slavery drama “12 Years a Slave” won the Academy Award for best picture on Sunday, making history as the first movie from a black director to win the film industry’s highest honor in 86 years of the Oscars.

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Pale metallics, bold jewel tones dominate Oscars Red Carpet

Shimmering metallics, bold jewel tones and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o led the style at this year's Oscars red carpet, as actresses shunned runway trends to showcase colors and silhouettes inspired by Hollywood's golden age.

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And the Oscar goes to ...

Who win gold at the 86th Annual Academy Awards?

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CELEBRITY WATCH: Phillip Phillips and Luke Bryan releasing new songs; Paula Deen continues comeback

Luke Bryan is in Rolling Stone, Paula Deen is in People and Phillip Phillips returns for Idol performance

Phillip Phillips will release “Raging Fire” Monday, a week before Luke Bryan’s new spring break EP.

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Thousands enjoy Mardi Gras in downtown Albany (VIDEOS and PHOTO GALLERY)

Spring weather brings patrons to downtown Albany’s 13th Mardi Gras in droves

After two years of disappointing turnout due to bad weather, Albany’s annual Mardi Gras street festival once again saw thousands descend on the city’s downtown area to enjoy, good music good food and in typically Mardi Gras fashion, good times.

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Dogs take a walk at Albany Mardi Gras (VIDEO and PHOTO GALLERY)

Albany Humane Society presented the 13th annual Pet Parade at Mardi Gras on Saturday

Some pet dogs and others who were looking for a good home showed their stuff at the Pet Parade Saturday at the start of the annual Albany Mardi Gras festival.

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Paula Deen says hello to Dolly(wood)

Paula Deen to open eatery near Dollywood

The first major enterprise in celebrity chef Paula Deen's comeback is Paula Deen's Family Kitchen, a $20 million restaurant and retail operation in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

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Albany marathon and half-marathon set for Saturday

More than 1,500 runners are expected to compete in the 8th annual Albany Marathon and Half-Marathon Powered by Snickers

Runners are expected to be greeted by a 20 percent chance of rain and temperatures in the low 40s when the races start at 7 a.m. Saturday.

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Celebrity chef Paula Deen hits the (South) Beach

The Albany native offers another apology at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival

The founder of the Miami event says Paula Deen, who recently restructured her business as Paula Deen Ventures, will always be welcome at the event.

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BARRY LEVINE: Sinatra a classic for all time

Who was the greatest entertainer of the past 100 years?

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Albany Chorale presenting annual fundraiser

The Albany Chorale’s annual fundraiser will be held Feb. 27.