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Phillip Phillips to headline Music=Change

Music=Change fundraiser for Mission Change to feature ‘American Idol’ Phillip Phillips

“American Idol” Phillip Phillips will put his star power and his talent to good use next weekend when he returns to Albany to headline the Music=Change Benefit Concert for Mission:Change.

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Mediacom strikes deal to carry SEC Network

National cable provider Mediacom strikes deal with Walt Disney Company to carry SEC Network

Many Southeastern Conference fans in the Albany area will have access to the new SEC Network now that national media provider Mediacom has reached a deal to carry the fledgling network.

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Wife says Robin Williams was sober, had Parkinson's at death

Robin Williams was sober and suffering from early stages of Parkinson's disease as well as anxiety and depression at the time of his apparent suicide.

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Actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89

Lauren Bacall, the sultry actress with the heavy-lidded eyes and husky voice who captured Humphrey Bogart's heart both on and off the movie screen, died on Tuesday at the age of 89.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Aug. 13-19, 2014

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

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Music died a second time with Elvis

Elvis Presley unofficially sold more than a billion records

“The King” impacted the American music scene until his untimely death at age 42.

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Sheriff: Robin Williams hanged himself, found with knife and cuts on arm

Details have emerged in the shocking death of actor and comedian Robin Williams.

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Tracy Morgan's lawyer says '30 Rock' star is 'struggling,' gives Walmart lawsuit update

Tracy Morgan has spent most of the last two decades on NBC airwaves, but it was his lawyer who took his place on the "Today" Show on Monday morning.

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Celebrities react to death of Robin Williams

Hollywood celebrities and many others who knew Robin Williams paid tribute to him.

Cancer STOMP campaign begins second year

Efforts are under way in regional fight against cancer

The campaign is being held in four locations in the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia 32-county service region. Officials are encouraging businesses, families, schools, civic groups, religious groups and clubs to form teams and get creative to raise funds for Cancer Coalition service, education, research and outreach initiatives throughout the area.

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Actor Robin Williams found dead in apparent suicide | PHOTOS | VIDEO | POLL

Actor-comedian Robin Williams was found dead on Monday at his home in Northern California from an apparent suicide.

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Turtles shell Guardians for top box office spot

A reboot of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' earns $65 million

“Guardians of the Galaxy’” drops to second, while “Into the Storm” is a distant third.

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On Stage With ... Jennifer Varnadoe

Jennifer Varnadoe take the Theatre Albany stage to bring country music great Patsy Cline back to life

In a question-and-answer interview, Jennifer Varnadoe talks about her longtime portrayal of Patsy Cline, how long she’s been a fan of the country music hall of famer and whether she still gets butterflies before going on stage as the country music icon.

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'Always Patsy Cline' opens 2014-15 Theatre Albany season

Jennifer Varnadoe reprises her role as the County Music Hall of Fame singer

Dotty Davis also stars as a Houston woman who struck up an unlikely friendship with the country music star, who died in a plane crash in 1963.

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Theatre Albany 2014-15 season glance

For its 2014-15 season, Theatre Albany has six productions including its opener Friday, “Always Patsy Cline”

After Patsy Cline, Theatre Albany audiences can look forward to a female Odd Couple, an original Christmas revue, romance vignettes, gamma rays and marigolds and a train ride with a tempermental star and desperate director.