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Local Saratoga magician Steven Brundage recently appeared on two episodes of America's Got Talent, but was not selected by the judges to participate in the live shows. Outraged fans clamored for his inclusion, starting a petition, which reached 2,660 signatures, and on August 2nd and 3rd, Brundage will return for a chance to continue on to the next round of the show.

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Saratoga local Steven Brundage has gone from performing on the streets and at community events in the Capital Region to wowing the entire country and beyond on America's Got Talent.

We sat down and chatted with the 25-year-old magician, and found out how he became a professional performer, and what's it's like to now get recognized on the street.

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Marcia J. White has an extensive list of accomplishments backing up her tenure as President and Executive Director of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center

At the end of 2016, the conclusion of SPAC's 50th Anniversary Season, and her 12th summer at the performing arts center, White will be stepping down.

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 Photo Provided by Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Marylou Whitney, undoubtedly one of the most famous philanthropists in Saratoga Springs since the 1950s will turn 90 this Christmas Eve. In addition to wishing her a very happy birthday, take a look at all she has accomplished in Spa City throughout her life: 

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Editor's Note 11/13/15: This article has been edited with correct information. The book has been entered for a Pulitzer Prize. Final nominations will be announced in April. 

Longtime Saratoga resident, Ray O'Conor's novel has just been entered for a Pulitzer Prize. Get the scoop! 

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David Soman and Jacky Davis are a husband and wife team who are the creative force behind the Ladybug Girl books. The duo is stopping by Northshire Bookstore on Monday, October 26th to read excerpts from their books! We were lucky enough to chat with the couple about their upcoming visit to Saratoga. Check it out: 

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You may know of Tom Stock as one of Saratoga's finest professional photographers. However, Stock was recently featured on the other side of the camera lens. Local filmmaker, Justin Cerone, produced a film about Stock's eco-friendly home. Get the scoop:

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Photo Credit: Tom Stock

Stephan Pastis, who you may know as the mind behind Pearls Before Swine and his newest venture, Timmy Failure, will be at the Northshire Bookstore on Broadway on October 14th. We were lucky enough to speak with Stephan about his career, what's up next and his first visit to Saratoga. Check it out: 

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Editor's Note 9/10/15: We've clarified that the race referenced in the article where Onion beat Secretariat was the Whitney Stakes. 

If you watched the Travers Stakes this past Saturday, you know how incredible and exciting the race was. Keen Ice pulled through and defeated Triple Crown champion, American Pharoah, in what seemed like the last possible seconds before the finish line. 

We had the opportunity to speak with Steven Bouchey, one of Keen Ice's owners about the big win, his horse's future and what he loves about Saratoga. Take a look!

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While the thoroughbred racing industry is primarily male dominated, Sheila Rosenblum and her all-female syndicate, Lady Sheila Stable (Jill Zarin, former Real Housewife of New York City is a member!) are breaking the mold. Rosenblum's horse, La Verdad recently won big at  the Honorable Miss Handicap in Saratoga, and will run in the Ballerina stakes on Travers Day. She is also owner of American Pharoah's little sibling, Pioneer of the Nile.

We were lucky enough to speak with Rosenblum about what sparked her passion for thoroughbred racing, the challenges of running an all-female syndicate and her favorite part about visiting Saratoga. Get the scoop! 

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