Tag Archives: Arts

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!
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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National Dance Day

Executive Producer of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD), Nigel Lythgoe, has started a grassroots initiative to encourage the nation to move. Declaring July 31st as National Dance Day, Lythgoe hopes that individuals, communities, organizations, and families will come together and express themselves through dance.  However, this grassroots experiment is quickly turning into…
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Help Save the New York State Theater Institute!

The New York State Theatre Institute (NYSTI) has been an important part of New York for 36 years. This is a place that prides itself on providing unique, cultural experiences for children and teachers.  Many talented actors have left the Institute to go on to do other exciting, and fulfilling work.  Moving beyond the stage…
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Advice for Entering the Arts

I recently was interviewed for a student's senior project. She had some really great questions which I thought I would periodically share here, because I feel that sometimes the Performing Arts get lost in the shuffle these days, and there are a lot of important things to consider.  1. Any advice for someone entering the…
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