Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:50:41 -0400New York City Ballet Cancels Its Season but Will Pay EmployeesNew York City Ballet Cancels Its Season but Will Pay Employees:
New York City Ballet announced on Thursday that it was canceling its spring season because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the company plans to pay its dancers, musicians and other employees through May 31, the date the season was to have ended.
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 14:14:03 -0400Will Saratoga's Summer Season Include SPAC?Will Saratoga's Summer Season Include SPAC?:
The other big question mark at the moment, in terms of the Saratoga summer, is what will happen at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 12:40:22 -0400Big Trouble for the Performing ArtsBig Trouble for the Performing Arts:
By Terry Teachout
From Broadway to storefront theaters and nightclubs, American institutions and performers are faced with financial disaster.
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 11:07:52 -0400How Coronavirus Will Reshape The Concert BusinessHow Coronavirus Will Reshape The Concert Business:
The concert business shutdown is creating a credit crisis that’s choking indie promoters. The industry that emerges after will be more competitive than ever.
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 14:14:01 -0400Performing Artists and the Financial Fallout of the CoronavirusPerforming Artists and the Financial Fallout of the Coronavirus:
By Emily Witt
New York’s cultural scene has taken hits before—after 9/11, during the recession that began in 2007, after Hurricane Sandy—but its elimination for an indefinite period of time is unprecedented.
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 12:41:52 -0400Arts groups have never been very flush with cash. Now, they’re facing an even bigger battle for survival.Arts groups have never been very flush with cash. Now, they’re facing an even bigger battle for survival.:
By Peggy McGlone and Geoff Edgers
Job and revenue losses are mounting daily for small and large companies alike.
Sun, 22 Mar 2020 13:38:28 -0400The arts will recover from the coronavirus, as they did after Sept. 11. But they might look a lot different.The arts will recover from the coronavirus, as they did after Sept. 11. But they might look a lot different.:
Performing arts groups are not only cut off from an essential source of revenue — the “earned income” of ticket sales — but also from possible future revenue.
Fri, 20 Mar 2020 12:49:32 -0400SPAC sees its first cancellation of a summer Live Nation showSPAC sees its first cancellation of a summer Live Nation show:
Celtic Woman, one of the first shows on Live Nation’s summer line-up at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, has cancelled its performance due to coronavirus concerns.
The group was originally scheduled to perform on Sunday, June 7. It recently announced that it would be postponing not only its SPAC show, but the entire Celtic Woman Celebration tour.
Thu, 19 Mar 2020 14:14:06 -0400Arts groups cutting staff due to coronavirusArts groups cutting staff due to coronavirus:
Five days after Proctors in Schenectady temporarily closed all of its venues, the area’s largest arts organization on Tuesday took another sudden, decisive action, announcing that it would be laying off 80 percent of its employees. Other area arts groups were undertaking more modest retrenchments of their own.
Fri, 13 Mar 2020 17:20:29 -0400Proctors postpones all shows, movies, rentals until April 12Proctors postpones all shows, movies, rentals until April 12:
SCHENECTADY — Proctors announced Thursday that it’s postponing all public performances, movies and rentals at its Capital Region venues until at least April 12.
That includes Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs and the Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany.
Tue, 10 Mar 2020 15:49:01 -0400Bob Dylan coming to SPAC in JulyBob Dylan coming to SPAC in July:
Bob Dylan and his band will be playing the Saratoga Performing Arts Center this summer, a Monday press release announced.
Dylan, an icon of American music for decades, will be joined by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and the Hot Club of Cowtown for a Thursday, July 9 concert at the Saratoga Springs venue.
Sat, 07 Mar 2020 12:42:06 -0500Museum, theaters consider response to coronavirus spreadMuseum, theaters consider response to coronavirus spread:
Worries over the coronavirus have spread to every sector of the economy – includes the arts.
Mon, 02 Mar 2020 15:47:48 -0500Review: Rosanne Cash opens Universal Preservation Hall with styleReview: Rosanne Cash opens Universal Preservation Hall with style:
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Saturday was opening night for Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs.
The story of converting the 1870s-era Methodist church into a performance space is a fascinating one. For the first official performance at a venue steeped in history, and full of stories to tell, it only made sense to bring in Rosanne Cash, a performer with her own rich familial history and one of the great musical storytellers of the past 30 years.
Mon, 02 Mar 2020 14:15:17 -0500'Goat Rodeo' with Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile headed to SPAC'Goat Rodeo' with Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile headed to SPAC:
A reunion of the “Goat Rodeo” supergroup featuring Yo-Yo Ma on cello, Stuart Duncan on fiddle, Edgar Meyer on bass, and Chris Thile on mandolin – along with vocalist Aoife O’Donovan – will make their Saratoga Performing Arts Center debut on Monday, Aug. 10.
Thu, 27 Feb 2020 12:40:43 -0500New era to begin at Universal Preservation HallNew era to begin at Universal Preservation Hall:
When Universal Preservation Hall opens its doors Saturday and Rosanne Cash steps on to the stage for her sold-out show, a dream will come true in Saratoga Springs.
After a $13.5 million renovation project, UPH is the city’s first year-round performing arts center in more than five decades.
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:40:14 -0500Black Keys to play SPAC in AugustBlack Keys to play SPAC in August:
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The garage-rock duo The Black Keys will bring their “Let’s Rock” 2020 tour to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16. Gary Clark Jr., who infuses hip-hop into blues and rock, and the British singer-songwriter Yola will open.
Mon, 10 Feb 2020 12:41:59 -0500Backstreet Boys' DNA World Tour coming to SPACBackstreet Boys' DNA World Tour coming to SPAC:
Backstreet’s back, alright!
The Backstreet Boys will be stopping at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center this summer as part of the group’s DNA World Tour.
Tickets for the Sept. 11 concert will go on sale this Friday (perhaps a Valentine’s Day gift for someone?), and prices range from $39 to $299.50.
Fri, 07 Feb 2020 11:08:51 -0500Dead & Company sets SPAC dateDead & Company sets SPAC date:
Dead & Company’s summer tour will include a performance at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Monday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m.
Wed, 05 Feb 2020 12:40:54 -0500Goo Goo Dolls coming to SPAC, Aug. 23Goo Goo Dolls coming to SPAC, Aug. 23:
SARATOGA SPRINGS (WRGB) The Miracle Pill Tour is coming to SPAC.
The Goo Goo Dolls will make a stop in Saratoga Springs Aug. 23, during their 29-date national tour.
Wed, 05 Feb 2020 11:06:47 -0500Incubus & 311 Teaming Up for Summer Tour: See the DatesIncubus & 311 Teaming Up for Summer Tour: See the Dates:
Incubus is hitting the road this summer with their old pals 311 for a North American amphitheater run slated to kick off July 15 in Auburn, Wash., and keep them on the road through a Sept. 5 date in Noblesville, Ind. The Live Nation-produced outing will hit more than 35 cities, as the two groups tour together for the first time in two decades; Badflower will also be along for the ride.
Aug. 11 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center