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The Philadelphia Orchestra

by The Staff August 6, 2015


  The Philadelphia Orchestra are now in residence at SPAC. Tonight (Thursday), pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet (pictured) will join them to perform Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Egyptian”); also on the bill will be music of Berlioz ...

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Thomas Dimopoulos

by The Staff June 18, 2015


  Longtime local journalist Thomas Dimopoulos will celebrate the publication of his new book, Saratoga Stories: Magic and Loss tonight at the Spring Street Gallery Two, where an exhibit of his photography is opening. In addition ...

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Summer Guide

by The Staff June 5, 2014


  Pop Music Concerts Basilica Hudson 110 S. Front St., Hudson. 6/14: Shannon F, Crush, Love Pig, Evil Doers. 9/12-13: Basilica Soundscape featuring Swans, Tim Hecker, Deafheaven, Julia Holter, Gamelan Dharma Swara. Bearsville Theater 291 Tinker St., Woodstock, (845) 679-4406, bearsvilletheater.com. 6/12: Zvuloon ...


Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

by The Staff July 18, 2013


  SPAC’s varied summer dance season continues this week with three shows featuring the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. The widely praised company doesn’t have a resident choreographer, but performs works by a variety of choreographers. An Ann ...

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New York City Ballet

by The Staff July 3, 2013


  The New York City Ballet return this week for another short-but-stellar residency at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Opening night is Tuesday; both Tuesday and Wednesday they will present a mixed repertoire that includes the Tchaikovsky ...

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by Ali Hibbs July 12, 2012

Ever since the band reconvened in 2009 (the dawn of “Phish 3.0,” natch), my policy has been thus: Read setlists from the tour online and snag a ticket to the closest show (usually SPAC) just ...


Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival

by Jeff Nania June 27, 2012


Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival is celebrating its 35th year this weekend, and it has a lineup of stellar acts including nine Grammy Award winners. From jazz-scene mainstays like Diana Krall (pictured) and Christian McBride, to ...

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Def Leppard, Heart

by Kirsten Ferguson August 10, 2011

To anyone of a certain age, a few riffs from a Def Leppard anthem is all it takes to be transported back to the 1980s, when the British pop-metal band ruled the airwaves with two ...

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New York City Ballet

by The Staff June 29, 2011


Always a premier force in the dance world, the New York City Ballet hit the Hollywood mainstream last year with the Academy Award-nominated Black Swan. This week, the New York City Ballet return for their ...

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Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs

by Taylor Morris June 8, 2011


In the lead-up to last weekend’s Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs show, I spent a lot of time explaining or selling LaMontagne to people. I found it weird that I ...