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CULTURE / ARTS

Musical Chairs: Panza’s Introduces New Piano Bar

It’s not a true piano bar unless people can lounge on it. Those are the rules according to Michael Panza, owner of Panza’s Restaurant. Earlier this year, the Saratoga staple for classic New York-Italian cuisine and entertainment debuted a brand-new, custom piano bar that’s already struck quite a chord with customers. “The response has been overwhelmingly positive—a full bar every night so far,” says Panza,...

Why You Need to Visit The Sembrich This Summer

Saratoga is the summer place to be, but let’s be honest: You might need a break from all the hustle and bustle. Whether you’re a full-time Saratogian or here for the racing season and need a vacation from your vacation, The Sembrich in Bolton Landing is a stop you definitely need to add to your summer itinerary. Formerly owned by internationally renowned Polish soprano Marcella...
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5 Summer Reads by Capital Region Authors

Mystery: Deadly Reputation By David K. Wilson Author David K. Wilson has just released the fourth installment in his Sam Lawson series. Part mystery, part comedy, the...

Live Nation Kicks Off its Saratoga Summer Season With The Lumineers and Zac Brown Band

It's only the first week of June, and already Live Nation has presented three killer concerts as part of the promoter's summer season at...

Ledisi Sings Nina: The 2022 SPAC Performance You Can’t Miss

When it comes to the sheer talent possessed by Ledisi, the genre-fluid powerhouse singer-songwriter who’s coming to SPAC not once but twice this summer,...

Mostly Modern Festival Returns to Saratoga This June

Mostly Modern Festival (MMF) was born when classical music powerhouses Robert and Victoria Paterson (he’s a composer, she’s a violinist) were looking for a...

Saratoga’s Warden and Company Releases Debut Album ‘Somewhere’

This past April, Saratoga-based trio Warden and Company released its first full-length album, an insanely catchy, sing-along-able 11-track folk/rock debut called Somewhere, to rave...

New Orleans–based Band Galactic is Bringing Funk to Saratoga Jazz Fest

While it was certainly great to be back at the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival last summer, the experience wasn’t exactly what local jazz fans...

Carolee Carmello Comes Home With Opera Saratoga

When Broadway star Carolee Carmello was growing up in Albany, she treasured her summer evenings at SPAC, taking in concerts such as James Taylor...

Yo-Yo Ma Finds Beauty in Nature at SPAC

In a comeback classical season that’s about as buzzed-about and fanfare-filled as it could possibly get, there’s no denying that Yo-Yo Ma’s return to...

The Live Nation Concerts Saratogians Can’t Stop Talking About

If you grew up in Saratoga Springs, chances are that you grew up on concerts at SPAC. Whether you climbed the fence to sneak...

Opera Saratoga Debuts Region-wide 2022 Festival Format

Opera fans may remember that last year, due to concerns about performing indoors during the COVID-19 pandemic, Opera Saratoga took its 60th Anniversary Season...

Sterling Hyltin’s New York City Ballet Swan Song

New York City Ballet (NYCB) principal dancer Sterling Hyltin is preparing for her bittersweet final Saratoga performance—she’s sad to be saying goodbye but thrilled...

Book Nook: A Pair of Local Page-turners

We Shall Not Shatter  By Elaine Stock  Elaine Stock’s tug-at-your-heartstrings historical novel We Shall Not Shatter follows the story of friends Zofia and Aanya on the...