Tue, 18 Jun 2019 09:15:40 -0400Grateful Dead Retrospective: Hanging Off The Balcony At SPAC, 1983–1988 [Listen]Grateful Dead Retrospective: Hanging Off The Balcony At SPAC, 1983–1988 [Listen]:
With Dead & Company’s show at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY approaching on Tuesday, June 18th—exactly 36 years to the day from the first Grateful Dead SPAC show—we wanted to take a look back at the Dead’s short but eventful history of four shows in Saratoga Springs, all of which featured band’s “80’s lineup” of lead guitarist/vocalist Jerry Garcia, rhythm guitarist/vocalist Bob Weir, bassist Phil Lesh, keyboardist Brent Mydland, and drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart.
Tue, 28 May 2019 09:33:43 -0400Chris Young performs at SPACChris Young performs at SPAC:
Headliner Chris Young performs, with Chris Janson opening performer, for LiveNation’s first concert of the season at SPAC, in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, May 24, 2019.
Tue, 28 May 2019 09:10:25 -0400Snapshot: Country star Chris Young opens SPAC summer seasonSnapshot: Country star Chris Young opens SPAC summer season:
Country artist Chris Young performs on Saturday night at Saratoga Performing Arts Center during the first concert of the 2019 season.
Sat, 25 May 2019 14:13:42 -0400168th Albany Law School Commencement at SPAC168th Albany Law School Commencement at SPAC:
Scenes from 168th Albany Law School Union University Commencement at SPAC in Saratoga Springs on Friday, May 24, 2019. The commencement speaker was Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals and the State of NY Hon. Janet DiFiore.
Sat, 25 May 2019 12:40:27 -0400Photos: Albany Medical College's 2019 CommencementPhotos: Albany Medical College's 2019 Commencement:
Albany Medical College held its commencement ceremonies Thursday afternoon at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs.
Sat, 25 May 2019 12:38:03 -0400Spotlight: Chris Young at SPAC
Wed, 22 May 2019 11:07:00 -0400Cardi B postpones more shows due to plastic surgery complications (report)
Wed, 22 May 2019 09:33:34 -0400Park police union says there aren't enough officers to cover expanded SPAC seasonPark police union says there aren't enough officers to cover expanded SPAC season:
As of Tuesday, there are 33 special events or concerts scheduled this year – the most ever. That presents more challenges for the police charged with keeping concertgoers safe - the State Park Police.
Wed, 22 May 2019 09:09:52 -0400This weekend’s Cardi B concerts in Upstate NY are postponedThis weekend’s Cardi B concerts in Upstate NY are postponed:
Cardi B has postponed her concerts at the St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview and Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
LiveNation said in an announcement that the concerts were being postponed due to “circumstances beyond her control.” Cardi B was scheduled to perform at the Amp on Saturday, May 25, and at SPAC on Sunday, May 26. The “Femme It Forward” tour includes special guests Teyana Taylor, City Girls, and Nicole Bus opening the show.
Tue, 21 May 2019 09:33:50 -0400Skidmore College 108th CommencementSkidmore College 108th Commencement:
Scenes from Skidmore College’s 108th Commencement at SPAC in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Honorary degree Doctor of Letters were given to former Yankee manager Joe Torre and Alan Lightman.
Tue, 21 May 2019 09:04:50 -0400Cardi B SPAC concert postponed until SeptemberCardi B SPAC concert postponed until September:
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Rapper Cardi B’s concert scheduled for Sunday at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center has been postponed until Friday, Sept. 6, according to an announcement from promoter Live Nation.
The announcement said that “Due to circumstances beyond her control, Cardi B will be not be appearing” at SPAC on Sunday and the previous night at St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview in Syracuse. The latter show has been rescheduled for Sept. 7.
Sat, 18 May 2019 09:07:31 -0400Skidmore College set to celebrate 108th CommencementSkidmore College set to celebrate 108th Commencement:
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Skidmore College will celebrate its 108th Commencement at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Sat. May 18. SPAC gates open at 8 a.m. and the commencement exercises are expected to begin at 10:40 a.m.
Tue, 14 May 2019 09:03:51 -0400Photos: Capital Region 2019 commencementsPhotos: Capital Region 2019 commencements:
The Capital Region is in the midst of mortar board and academic robe season as area colleges and universities hold their graduation ceremonies. Over the weekend, the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, College of Saint Rose, Sage Colleges, SUNY Adirondack and Siena College held ceremonies. Click through the slideshow of images from commencement 2019.
Tue, 07 May 2019 09:02:55 -0400Blink-182 and Lil Wayne bringing tour to SPACBlink-182 and Lil Wayne bringing tour to SPAC:
Alt-rockers Blink-182 and rapper Lil Wayne, with special guest Neck Deep, will play the Saratoga Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Monday, July 1.
Thu, 02 May 2019 09:33:44 -0400A Phish Wife Reviews the Trey Anastasio Documentary Between Me and My Mind
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 09:05:29 -0400Police to run active shooter training at SPACPolice to run active shooter training at SPAC:
SARATOGA SPRINGS - State Park Police will simulate an active shooter scenario for training purposes on Wednesday and Thursday at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The training will focus on coordination and emergency response during the scenarios.
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:07:06 -0400Live Nation Urban Launches ‘Femme It Forward’ Multi-Format Series Featuring Cardi B, City Girls, Teyana Taylor, Jorja Smith, Many OthersLive Nation Urban Launches ‘Femme It Forward’ Multi-Format Series Featuring Cardi B, City Girls, Teyana Taylor, Jorja Smith, Many Others:
Live Nation Urban has launched a multi-format series of all-female curated lineups spotlighting the entertainment industry’s most creative and accomplished visionaries, with confirmed events coming to Harvard University, Broccoli City Festival in the Washington, D.C. market, The Pavilion At Music Factory in Dallas, Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles and others this year.
Date: May 26, 2019
Cardi B, Teyana Taylor, City Girls, Nicole Bus
Location: Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga Springs, NY
Tickets on sale now https://concerts1.livenation.com/event/00005672DFBA77D4
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:06:53 -0400SPAC And Caffè Lena Team Up To Celebrate The 50th Anniversary Of The Stonewall Riots With Two Performances By Jazz Legend Fred HerschSPAC And Caffè Lena Team Up To Celebrate The 50th Anniversary Of The Stonewall Riots With Two Performances By Jazz Legend Fred Hersch:
The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) and Caffè Lena are jazzing up Saratoga’s second annual Freihofer’s Jazz Festival Friday. The two have teamed up to host a pair of intimate performances by 14-time Grammy nominee, composer and pianist Fred Hersch. The special performances, entitled “An Evening with Fred Hersch: 50 Years After The Stonewall Riots,” will take place at Caffè Lena on Friday, June 28 at 6:30pm and 8:30pm, respectively, and will pay homage to the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City, which sparked the modern gay liberation and LGBTQ rights movements in the United States. The award-winning composer will perform both originals and jazz standards, in addition to speaking about how the Stonewall Riots affected him and his development as one of jazz’s most formidable and original pianists.
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 14:13:38 -0400News executive to speak at Union College commencementNews executive to speak at Union College commencement:
Susan Zirinsky, the new president and senior executive producer of CBS News, will be the featured speaker at Union College’s 225th Commencement.
More than 500 students in the Class of 2019 will receive degrees during the ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, June 16, on Hull Plaza.
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 12:40:33 -0400Philadelphia Orchestra hires two new conductors, both womenPhiladelphia Orchestra hires two new conductors, both women:
The Philadelphia Orchestra has added two new conductors to its roster.
Erina Yashima has been appointed the orchestra’s assistant conductor, and Lina Gonzalez-Granados conducting fellow.
Both are 32 years old, both trained as pianists as well as conductors, and both take up their posts in September with concert dates yet to be announced.
Yashima will succeed Kensho Watanabe, whose term ends with the 2018-19 season.