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JOHN WALLACE: I know it's only rock 'n' roll, but ...

FRIDAY JAM SESSION: Rock was the soundtrack of a generation

One of my earliest memories is my mother, carrying me in her arms, entering our apartment building in the Bronx and she was singing to me, “Are you ready, ready,ready, ready now Teddy, ready, ready, ready to rock and roll.” Which was confusing at the time because my name wasn’t Teddy.

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Neon Trees bringing intimate club show to Atlanta

Neon Trees bassist Branden Campbell excited about Center Stage show

For Neon Trees bassist Branden Campbell, getting the chance to play small club shows on the group’s current “An Intimate Night with Neon Trees” tour allows the band to showcase their classic approach to songwriting and performing in the best possible setting.

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Albany Police vow safe Fourth of July experience downtown

Georgia State Patrol increasing manpower with eye on impaired driving

Georgia State Patrol and the Albany Police Department will ramp up their efforts during the upcoming Fourth of July weekend. The GSP will be concentrating on impaired driving while the APD will focus on public safety downtown.

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Robert Davi sings Sinatra on 'A Capitol Fourth'

Robert Davi performs Sinatra songs Saturday on PBS

Robert Davi got his professional start opposite Frank Sinatra, who’s about to be saluted by him on Independence Day.

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Albany offers plenty for 'staycationers' to do on the Fourth of July | PHOTO GALLERY

Food, fun, shopping specials will keep some Independence Day celebrants close to home

Many Albany establishments will not be rolling up the sidewalks on Saturday, offering incentives for July 4th revelers who choose to stay close to home.

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Downtown Albany hosts Lego Movie to kick off Independence Day celebration

Free movie, music, fireworks part of Albany’s July 4th activities

With the Fourth of July fireworks show returning to downtown Albany this year, the city of Albany and Downtown Albany are planning a number of family-friendly activities in the riverfront area throughout the weekend.

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New fireworks law allows bigger bangs

July 1 law allows any legally made fireworks not banned by the federal government

Georgia HB 110, signed by Gov. Nathan Deal, makes legal many types of commercial fireworks just in time for Independence Day festivities.

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For Jeffrey Dean Morgan, 'Extant' is keeping it in the family

The sci-fi drama returns to CBS on Wednesday night

Jeffrey Dean Morgan knows the benefits of having a personal partner in the same business: If they work together, he’s assured of seeing her.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - July 1-7, 2015

Events in and around the Albany area

Get ready for some bright lights overhead and loud bangs as Albany and Southwest Georgia celebrate the nation's birthday.

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Summer brings new recordings, live music

Atlanta still top destination for concerts

With summer in full, and often oppressive, swing, many area resdients are looking for entertainment to help them while away the seemingly endless days. And, as usual, music always fits that bill.

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MICHAEL LOMAX: 'Ted 2' a collection of hit-and-miss jokes

FILM COMMENTARY: Don't expect new plot twists or even clever jokes in this sequel

If you were a fan of the first, you should still like the second, though perhaps not as much. But some of the gags were hilarious, and I definitely laughed (or at least chuckled) more often than not.

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Theatre Albany gets nominations in national competition in Michigan

Six nominations received from American Association of Community Theatre National Festival

The nominations were for Outstanding Sound Design, Outstanding Ensemble Cast, Outstanding Feature Actress in a Supporting Role, Outstanding Actress, Outstanding Set Design and Outstanding Director.

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BARRY LEVINE: Weavers had huge impact on folk music revival

THE OLD ROCKER: With passing of Ronnie Gilbert, only one member of The Weavers is still alive

Even after splitting up during the 1950s Red Scare, The Weavers got back together in the mid-’50s and found they still had an audience, influing later folk singers.

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Final showdown gets under way for 'Falling Skies' on TNT

Series on alien invaders opens its 5th and final season

The fifth and final season of TNT’s sci-fi drama “Falling Skies” promises to bring closure in humanity’s battle with aliens on a post-apocalyptic Earth.

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Oscar-winner William Hurt explores 'Humans'

William Hurt is not finished with AI

William Hurt portrays the owner of a youthful-looking “robotic domestic helper” in “Humans,” a British sci-fi series that AMC gives its American premiere tonight at 9 p.m.