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A new partnership is bringing The Chamber Music Society's regular season to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center each summer as its resident chamber music constituent.

After 45 years of exquisite chamber music, bringing together musicians with national praise and acclaim from The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and several others, CMS will for the first time have a summer residency at SPAC this summer.


A new outdoor event for the area! The Saratoga Balloon and Craft Festival will kickoff the weekend of June 20 to June 22, at the Saratoga Polo Grounds at 2 Bloomfield Road, featuring hot air balloon rides, fine art and craft exhibitors (selected from a jury of art judges) and, of course, tons of food, wine, beer, live music and craft demonstrations!

While it seems like the summer Saratoga Performing Arts Center season just wrapped up, SPAC has already announced an exciting addition to the 2014 season. Russia's legendary Bolshoi Ballet will perform at SPAC for the summer of 2014. SPAC is one of only 3 U.S. locations to be graced with a performance by the prestigious Bolshoi company.

FREE tickets to Kid Rock and ZZ Top -- enter a ticket giveaway for an amazing SPAC concert! You'll be impressed by these two interesting and important icons of rock music in America.

The Lil' Wayne SPAC concert with TI was positively the cat's meow this past Saturday, right here in Saratoga Springs NY! The juxtaposition of two of rap's great visionaries, Lil' Wayne and TI, was incomprehensibly sensational.

Vermont-based Northshire Bookstore will open a new location in Saratoga Springs August 5, featuring several exciting community events this summer! 

The Saratoga 150 celebration is the talk of the city this summer. With commemorative events planned for all interests, art aficionados are not forgotten!

Local artist, Tom Myott joins in the celebration with a showing of 'Hats Off to 150 Years' - a collection of original paintings celebrating the Saratoga racing tradition on display at Gallery at Silverwood.

Painting in a series of strokes and dashes, Myott has the ability to capture the excitement and action of a day at the races using a myriad of lush, vibrant colors.


Saratoga En Pointe Brings Ballet Shoe Art to Saratoga

Saratoga has long been known for its glorification of horses, but another popular part of Saratoga culture is dance. The city plays host to the annual Dance Flurry Festival, along with elaborate galas, the National Museum of Dance and the New York City Ballet summer season.

Anyone who has been to Saratoga in the past ten years is sure to have seen the 23 Saratoga fiberglass horses that have decorated the streets downtown since 2002; so it was about time they did the same to recognize Saratoga's dance culture!

Well this May, the streets became even more lively because The National Museum of Dance has selected 24 artists for a project called Saratoga En Pointe! Each artist decorated a five-foot tall fiberglass ballet shoe sculpture. These fiberglass ballet shoes are displayed throughout the City of Saratoga at select locations. The creations were unveiled on May 31, 2013.

The Saratoga Race Course kicks off its Olympic-sized 150th year of racing with a free performance by Disney Channel star Zendaya, July 14, part of the 150 events scheduled for Saratoga 150, the Saratoga Race Course is offering an A-list celebration this summer.

Have You Got Talent? Saratoga County Fair is looking for you!

The Saratoga County Fair is looking for contestants for the amazing Talent Competitions during the 172nd Saratoga County Fair the week of July 16-21, 2013.

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