William Shatner Comes to Proctors Screening of “The Wrath of Khan”

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—FEB. 20, 2018—Set phasers to stun and beam yourself to Proctors, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 for an unforgettable night with the one and only WILLIAM SHATNER, live on stage. Audiences will enjoy a screening of the classic film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan on the GIANT screen at Proctors, followed by a live conversation with the one and only “Captain James T.…

Researcher Patrick Keilty to give talk on the impact of design and information systems in the pornography industry 

Troy, NY — Online pornography is a $97 billion industry with more than 100 million people around the globe visiting pornographic video streaming sites every day. Within that industry, sophisticated technology companies employ hundreds of technical staff to design and develop interfaces, algorithms, data-mining and analytics software, video-streaming software, and database management systems. These designers are responsible for making strategic choices about information management and the…

Composer Philip Glass Comes to Oldcastle Theatre

Philip Glass, the iconic American composer, will appear in concert and conversation in a benefit for Oldcastle Theatre Company Saturday March 24th at 7:30 p.m.     Mr. Glass will play some of his own compositions on piano and will join Maestro Thomas Lawrence Toscano in a wide ranging conversation. The two have are long time friends,…

Filmmaker Ephraim Asili and Poet Sonia Sanchez Present Their New Collaboration, “Inheritance”

Troy, NY — Hudson Valley filmmaker Ephraim Asili is in residence at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to develop his first feature-length film, Inheritance. On Tuesday, January 23, at 7PM, Asili will present a free live performance of scenes from the film, including a cast of actors and Philadelphia poet, activist, and scholar of the Black Arts Movement, Sonia Sanchez.…

Du Bois 150th Festival in Great Barrington January 15-19

 January 4, 2018 – Great Barrington, MA – The Town of Great Barrington, birthplace of W.E.B. Du Bois, begins the Du Bois 150th Festival during the Martin Luther King holiday week of January 15. The celebration of the 150th anniversary of Du Bois’s birth will culminate on his birthday, February 23, 6 PM at the historic Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center with the Du Bois…

Ancram Opera House Unwraps “Real People, Real Stories”

(Dec. 7) Just in time for the holidays, Ancram Opera House will wrap up its 2017 season on Dec. 16 at 3pm with REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIES, the theater’s popular storytelling series featuring local residents. The theme is Crisis & Calamity: bungee jumping gone awry; a $3 parking ticket balloons into a near contempt of court citation; a…