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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.
SaratogaArtsFest, will be held from June 6-9 this year. Events and activities designed to inspire readers, writers, and poetry lovers will be presented. There is sure to be an ample number of opportunities for young people to engage with literature.
Poetry and jazz will be the focus of Saratoga Literary Arts and Music (SLAM) on Saturday, June 8 at 9 p.m. to midnight, at Sperry's Restaurant Patio on Caroline Street in Downtown Saratoga Springs. The evening will offer poetry readings and high-energy jazz performances.
Saratoga.com announces Writing from the Heart, a new blog by Chrissy O'Reilly, a local poet and teacher!
We're seeing a trend in the theatrical world of bringing classic literary novels to life, and the Saratoga Arts scene is no exception.
You may recognize the name Dawn Oesch from The Candy Co. of Saratoga or possibly her local acting endeavors, but this time around her name will be in lights for a directorial treat when she returns to her roots as Director for the theatrical rendition of John Steinbeck's classic, 'Of Mice and Men'.
"'Of Mice and Men' was the first school required book that made me enjoy reading...How wonderful it is to bring this literary classic to the stage," boasted Oesch.
Leading a troupe from the Local Actors Guild of Saratoga that Director Dawn Oesch describes as the crème de la crème in the Capital District, this production is sure to be a can't-miss-event at the Saratoga Arts Center in Saratoga Springs NY.
Skidmore College and Saratoga ArtsFest are bringing to our area the 5 Browns to perform a world premiere piano collaboration. This impressive group of five siblings will be bringing their talents to Saratoga Springs on May 29 at 7:30 pm at Skidmore College.
Skidmore College and Saratoga ArtsFest have invited these classical pianists to Saratoga Springs to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Paris premiere of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. This will be the first performance in the world where there will be an accompaniment for 5 pianos.
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. Isn't it time we did the same to recognize Saratoga's dance culture?
Well this year, the streets are about to get even more lively because The National Museum of Dance has recently selected 24 artists for a project called Saratoga En Pointe! Each artist will decorate a five-foot tall fiberglass ballet shoe sculpture. These fiberglass ballet shoes will be displayed throughout the City of Saratoga at select locations. The artists have until May to complete the sculptures, which are expected to be on display soon after.
For years First Night Saratoga has been the region's largest New Years party with art, open houses, music and much more! The celebration just got that much better. For the first time ever First Night Saratoga will be a GE Kids In Free event, offering children 12 and under free admission!
The sad rumors are true: next year, the NYC ballet will only be in Saratoga for one week. Even though this news caused great disappointment in Saratoga, it isn't all doom and gloom and here's why...
Saratoga Arts is proud to announce that Tempered By Memory, Saratoga Springs' 9/11 Memorial Sculpture made from World Trade Center Steel, will be transported to its permanent home and resting place in High Rock Park on Tuesday, July 24th.