Incensed. That is the word I would use to describe what I felt when I found out that the City of Saratoga wants to replace the historical Music Hall with offices... Those of us involved with the arts world know just how important the arts are. There is now a lot of scientific proof about…Read more
Just a Thought: A Different Perspective
Our society tends to be very linear these days. There seems to be a regulation or procedure for everything. Social media is overflowing with people constantly arguing about which side is "right" or "wrong." Why does there always only have to be just one answer? The beauty in this world comes from the differences. Some…Read more
Suddenly I’m Flying
I know I've said it before - Dance is magic. Theater is magic. Blah Blah Blah But true. If you've never felt that feeling - that electric feeling - then I truly feel sorry for you. It is a feeling like no other that I have ever experienced. Nothing can compare to that natural high,…Read more
How Do the Performing Arts Serve the Larger Community?
A while back I posted on here about an interview I participated in for a student's senior project. I happened upon this again recently and thought I would continue to post a couple of the questions since they are still very relevant today. 2. How do you think dance/teaching/performance/the Performing Arts in general serves the…Read more
Extended Deadline for Film Entries!
Due to an influx of films, the Ballston Spa International Film Festival has extended their entry deadline to May 15, 2012. Get those short films in ASAP to be considered in this fantastic film festival this summer! See Seeking Short Films! for all the info. Good luck!Read more
Live & In Living Color
I might have said it before, and I'm sure I'll say it again - We are living in an increasingly isolated society. With all the lightning speed advances in technology, we're used to having everything at our fingertips. And adding to whatever amount of ADD we all have, we can have several things at our…Read more
Seeking Short Films!
The Ballston Spa International Film Festival (BSFF) is now seeking short film entries for the 5th annual festival presented on August 3rd & 4th, 2012. All genres will be accepted for independent films ranging from 5-15 minutes (or 3-10 minutes for the student division). Awards will be presented in 11 categories (with separate categories for…Read more
What Happened to Capital Region Theater?
Times are tough. We all know that. Belts have been tightened, budgets slashed, many places are forced to close up shop. People deal with tough times in many different ways. In the past, the arts have been a primary coping outlet. Some of our best literature, theater, and films have been born out of a…Read more
Patti Rothberg Performing at Ballston Spa Film Festival
As part of the three day long festival, the Ballston Spa (International) Film Festival (BSFF) is pleased to announce the performance of chart topping musician, Patti Rothberg, on Friday, August 5, 2011, 11:00pm at Sunset Cafe in Ballston Spa. Patti Rothberg exploded onto the music scene with her 1996 debut album, Between the 1 and…Read more
Hollywood Comes to Town at the Ballston Spa Film Festival
HOLLYWOOD COMES TO TOWN...AGAIN As Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling, and Eva Mendes roll into town to shoot their movie, The Place Beyond the Pines, in Schenectady County, we are reminded once again how much Hollywood loves the Capital District. Many films have been shot throughout the area over the years, including Seabiscuit, Salt, Scent of…Read more