A meteor is hurtling toward the Earth. High atop the Daily Planet in Metropolis, a man dressed in blue and red emerges from the stairwell. He crouches into a four-point stance as he prepares to hurl himself into space, where he will divert the meteor and prevent mankind from the same devastation that obliterated the dinosaurs millions of years ago. Then, his super hearing detects words being spoken ...
A fan of science fiction, musicals and classic rock ‘n’ roll, Rachel Riemke has found all three, plus the footlights, in “Return to the Forbidden Planet.”
With video sneak peek
The sci-fi musical “Return to the Forbidden Planet” begins Friday at Theatre Albany.
Over the years, I have gone to a good deal of trouble to keep bugs out of my food.
Albanyherald.com articles now have Facebook commenting.
Even after a quarter-century of marriage, it appears, you can still have the occasional bout with an epiphany.
ALBANY — When the power’s out, an electric-powered can opener isn’t going to do you any good.
There’s a one-word question, made to no one in particular, on the lips of a whole lot of Americans right now. Why?
The theater’s major annual fundraiser will feature music by the Grapevine Band.
On Stage With ... Kevin Armstrong
Theatre Albany opens its two-weekend run of “The Fox on the Fairway” on Friday.
Sometimes you’re just better off not knowing.
Officials expect 4-6 inches of rain today, while projections are for creeks and rivers to crest Thursday and Friday.
It’s amazing what a picture can do sometimes. You look at it, and you don’t just see the image. You smell it. You hear it. You even taste it.
Combining an entertainment career with family life isn't always easy, but Thomasville's Julie Moran, whose new weekly morning show debuts Monday, has found a way.
Back when I was a kid in church — or in one of those summer revivals where the sweltering Georgia heat gave you the distinct feeling you had something of an idea of what waited ahead for the great unwashed — nothing bothered me more than the preacher talking about what was going to happen on the Great Gettin’ Up Morning.
Like many Americans, I've had my share of failed new year resolutions.
The items on this list are not recommended for kids. On the other hand, they’re not rated for mature recipients either, which means they should be perfect for that hard-to-buy-for guy or gal on your list.
An Albany civic club will be solving a mystery, celebrating Christmas and helping local non-profits, all at the same time.
The 12 vignettes of Christmas come to Theatre Albany in “The Little Town of Christmas.”
A Table With a View -- Charles B. Gillespie
Dr. Charles B. Gillespie, a surgeon and the father of EMS in rural Georgia, is an accomplished photographer who has traveled the world.
Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit like a Frank Capra Christmas tale or the exploits of Clark W. Griswold as he pursues the elusive perfect Christmas.
The real winner of the 2012 presidential cycle may very well not be the person occupying of the White House this January.
With a huge natural disaster, the focus tends to be the reaction of those in charge and those who wish they were.
From the time she first stepped onto the stage as a teenager in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Diane Lamb has been hooked on performing. ... When the curtain rises Thursday on the eight-performance run of the thriller “Spider Island,” Lamb will portray Salem Mayo, one of two sisters residing in the living quarters of an abandoned lighthouse off the coast of Maine. Last week, Lamb spoke with Jim Hendricks about the play, preparing for her role ... and learning how to sharpen an ax.
Theatre Albany opens Thursday with a suspense thriller set in an isolated lighthouse on "Spider Island."
It's always a little sad when an era ends.
If you believe what you read on the Internet these days, if Mitt Romney wins the election next month he'll have a celebration dinner his first night at the White House featuring an entree of roasted Big Bird.
A few years ago -- more than I want to admit -- I was sitting in the stadium in Atlanta, catching a Braves game and listening to some folks talking in nearby seats.
Theatre Albany is opening its 80th year of performances with a musical comedy this week.
Theatre Albany opens its 80th season with a lot of ‘Nunsense.’ In Theatre Albany’s musical comedy, the audience is part of the performance.
This is the second of a series of reports from the Republican National Convention from one of Southwest Georgia’s delegates, state Rep. Ed Rynders, R-Leesburg.
This is the first of a series of reports on the Republican National Convention based on phone interviews with a Southwest Georgia delegate, state Rep. Ed Rynders.
Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Marietta, says August is "a good month" for him because of the way he spends his "vacation" from the U.S. Senate -- visiting with the folks back home and listening to what they have to say.
A Table With a View
This is the first installment in a new series called "A Table With a View." Each will include a casual lunchtime conversation with someone in the community. In this installment, Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul talks about getting into law enforcement, the importance of listening, the pain he felt in the pit of his stomach over the Aurora, Colo., shootings and the story behind that trademark white hat.
I got into some trouble some years back when someone asked me what my political allegiance was.
Politicians trying to “connect” with the public are apparently following in the tracks of comedians, the entertainment industry and R-rated singers by lacing their rhetoric with an old-fashioned dose of coarseness.
As much as we'd like to think otherwise, there never has been a real Mayberry, N.C.
Making the best of life regardless of what it throws at you is a characteristic that Kathleen Stroup shares with her hard-luck character in “The Dixie Swim Club.”
Theatre Albany wraps up its season with a comedy that focuses on former college teammates getting together at the beach.
Less than 5 percent of the nation's museums are accredited by the American Association of Museums.
Ron McGhee, a retired lee County educator, tackles a big role this month when portrays Elwood P. Dowd in Theatre Albany's production of the comedy classic "Harvey."
Theatre Albany is bringing a Pulitzer prize-winning stage play about a guy and his invisible white rabbit to the stage starting Thursday, April 12.
After more than three and a half decades as a state representative, Bob Hanner is calling it a political career.
Three Albany Symphony Orchestra board members and two staffers have resigned following the decision to bring Claire Fox Hillard back as music director.
An Albany ARC fundraiser on Thursday night will pay off big for one lucky ticketholder.
Not much says The South quite as convincingly as sweet tea and cornbread.
John H. Hetzler today becomes the 10th publisher in the history of the 120-year-old daily newspaper.
Some stories just grab your attention right away, even from the Big Stuff.
The Albany Symphony Orchestra’s concert Saturday evening will include Italian cuisine and romantic music.
A dinner-and-a-play fundraiser benefiting Theatre Albany provides an entertaining alternative for Valentine’s Day.