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The iconic musical benefit for family farms will be held at SPAC, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, on September 21st this year. Founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young will again be the headliners, along with newer board member...
Thousands gathered for a “flurry” of dancing and music at the Saratoga City Center last weekend. The annual Dance Flurry Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary. There were dancers of all ages enjoying everything from Salsa to...
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Dec 11, 2007 — Epiphany Theater, in Saratoga Springs, presents a new adaptation of A Christmas Carol. The show opens Wednesday night and features just two actors. Epiphany commissioned the new version of the Charles Dickens classic from playwright James Armstrong. A few of the characters are played by puppets, including a ten-foot tall "Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come." Todd Moe talks with actor George Deihl who plays everyone but Scrooge in the show. Go to full article
Aug 17, 2007 — One of the most iconic sounds in the North Country is the "Call to the Post" at the Saratoga Horse track. It turns out that for the last fifteen years, one guy has been blowing that little tune. He's today's Heard Up North. Note: Sam prefers not to use his last name. He lives on Long Island and plays in a rock and roll band in his spare time. Go to full article
Aug 13, 2007 — One of the most storied racehorses of the last thirty years retired Friday in Saratoga Springs. Funny Cide was adored by the public for being a blue-collar horse that came agonizingly close to capturing the 2003 Triple Crown. The horse was owned by a group of friends from Sackets Harbor, not far from Watertown. As Brian Mann reports, they got into the thoroughbred horse-racing business on a whim. That whim took them into the horse-racing history books. Go to full article
Mar 22, 2007 — This week, the New York Post revealed that the famous mineral baths in Saratoga Springs are being, well, watered down. It turns out local bathhouses are adding hot tap water to bring the baths to a more comfortable temperature. The flap -- which some are calling "Bathwater Gate" has drawn attention from New York's top politicians. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
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Feb 16, 2007 — One of the largest dance festivals in North America, with lots of participatory dance and music instruction sessions, parties, and performances, gets underway in downtown Saratoga Springs today. Beth Robinson, co-host of NCPR's Open Studio, spoke with Peter Davis, co-director of the 20th annual "Dance Flurry" festival. Davis says everyone is welcome. Go to full article
Oct 04, 2006 — The Adirondack Unitarian Universalist Community hosts a concert by the UU Church of Buffalo Choir this Saturday evening (7 pm) at the United Methodist Church in Saranac Lake. They'll also perform Sunday afternoon (2 pm) in Saratoga Springs. Todd Moe talks with choir director Barbara Wagner who has directed the group since 1962. Go to full article
May 12, 2006 — Epiphany Theater Company, in New York City, is moving to Saratoga Springs this summer. The first production in their new space, to be announced soon, will be this fall. Todd Moe talks with Amy Kaissar, one of the founders of Epiphany Theatre. Go to full article
Jan 12, 2005 — Another of Governor Pataki's state authorities has come under fire for poor management and inappopriate spending. In an audit released yesterday, state comptroller Alan Hevesi slammed the New York Racing Association for wasting more than a million dollars. As Brian Mann reports, the comptroller's office has also begun an audit of the Olympic Regional Development Authority. Go to full article