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CARLTON FLETCHER: A mature Luke Bryan's fifth album is his best yet

MUSIC REVIEW: Home-grown country music superstar's new album due for release Aug. 7

Luke Bryan’s exploration of some of life’s grown-up mysteries helps make his latest batch of songs his best album ever, a tour de force that should keep him on the country album and singles charts for the next several months.

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A (rail) line on history

Train and depot preservation projects progressing in Albany

The Tift depot has been stabilized and a combine car has been restored for a Thronsteeska Heritage Center exhibit hailing to the days when passenger trains were regular visitors to Albany.

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BARRY LEVINE: Songs set the moods on the silver screen

THE OLD ROCKER: Tunes in films make them more memorable

From “West Side Story”and “My Fair Lady” to “Grease” and “Ghost,” big screen entertainment wouldn’t be the same without a memorable soundtrack.

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'Tut' spins tales of jealousy, duplicity and heroism

Six-hour Spike miniseries starts Sunday night

Spike TV’s three-night, six-hour miniseries “Tut” gives epic treatment to the life of the boy king who lived 3,300 years ago.

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Ryan Seacrest going knocking with new show

Fox vehicle for Searcrest starts Tuesday

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Joan Collins make picks on Turner Classic Movies

TV diva is newest guest programmer for TCM

Featured lately on the E! series “The Royals,” the former “Dynasty” diva becomes Turner Classic Movies’ latest “Guest Programmer” as she joins channel staple Robert Osborne all night Wednesday.

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Sparta man Top Master winner at national Pool Checker tournament in Albany

The four-day national tournament wrapped up Thursday night

Alfred “East Point” Burnett was the national champion at the 49th National Pool Check Tournament, which was conducted last week in Albany.

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Country singer Faith Jackson gets ready to rock with 'Metal'

'8216;Metal' yet another way Faith Jackson hopes to entertain her fans

If 2015 is any indication, performer Faith Jackson might soon join the list of famous folks from Leesburg as her popularity continues to grow in the music business.

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'Metal' captures spirit of '80s rock

Leesburg's Faith Jackson rocks out in 'Metal'

Although she’s most assuredly a country girl and a country musician, Leesburg’s Faith Jackson likes to rock out with the best of them, something she plans to do this fall now that she’s joined the cast of a new touring musical that celebrates the songs, attitude and lifestyle of ’80s metal.

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Thronteeska Heritage Center train collection adding combination rail car

The exhibit addition arrived Wednesday from Savannah

Some motorists on North Washington Street got held up for a brief period by an unexpected sight — a 60-foot rail car that just got to Albany for Thronateeska Heritage Center’s railway exhibit.

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Angela Lansbury 'Driving' for success

James Earl Jones takes stage in Pulitzer Prize-winning play

PBS is broadcasting Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones in “Driving Miss Daisy” Friday on its “Great Performances” series.

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Albany hosts American Pool Checker Association National Tournament | PHOTO GALLERY

American Pool Checker Association National Tournament draws players from across the U.S. to Albany

American pool checkers players from across the country are in Albany this week battling it out in the annual American Pool Checker Association National Tournament, which is being held in the Good Life City for the first time in the tournament’s history.

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Lee County native Emily Kitchens' play headed to Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Playwright will perform her first play, 'RAFT,' with sister Lisa

Notes jotted down while riding on New York City subways gave birth to Emily Kitchens’ first play, “RAFT.”

Top 10 Songs: The next generation

Student journalist chases passion for future career

To cap her summer shadowing/intern experience, Rosemary Scott offers her take on music.

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Mainstream bends to UBL on 'Anti-Gravity'

Popular Albany rockers offer nice changeup on latest release

Albany-based Unbreakable Bloodline’s latest EP has climbed to the top of the Reverbnation Hip-Hop chart.