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Bolshoi amazes at SPAC with ‘Don Quixote’
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Bolshoi amazes at SPAC with ‘Don Quixote’

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
People protesting Russian actions in Ukraine lined the entrance of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, but that didn’t stop thousands from taking in the Bolshoi Ballet and Orchestra in its flashy version of “Don Quixote.”
 
Tomato-avocado salad delivers multiple flavors at height of summer

Tomato-avocado salad delivers multiple flavors at height of summer

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
At the peak of ripeness, an in-season tomato is one of the things that makes life worth living. Happily, that season is upon us. And this recipe is my ode to that summer tomato.
 
Start the day with a healthful, delicious muffin

Start the day with a healthful, delicious muffin

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Wouldn’t you love to start your day with something tastier and more substantial than that all-too-typical bowl of cold cereal?
 
Right at Home: Pop art packs decor punch

Right at Home: Pop art packs decor punch

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Mid-century modern style is now firmly planted in the home décor landscape. And one of its elements, pop art, is cultivating a 21st century following.
 

Living color: Growing vegetables and flowers for natural fabric dyes

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Homegrown botanical dyes are in, part of today’s shift toward more natural and organic living. And you don’t need a degree in chemistry to create your own hues for scarves, sweaters or even Easter eggs.
 

E.K.’s Cibo offers an outstanding dining experience

Sunday, July 27, 2014
A restaurant review is generally based on a recommendation, followed by the observations of one person on the sole basis of one visit. It is subjective and unscientific
 
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Review: ‘Gutenberg’ silly and irreverant, yet enjoyable

Saturday, July 26, 2014
In “Gutenberg! The Musical!” not only do you have two men playing every role in a musical with a large cast, you have them singing the songs — both male and female — as well.
 
Think beyond the slice with refreshing watermelon

Think beyond the slice with refreshing watermelon

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Watermelon is the quintessential summer food. Here are a few alternative ways to enjoy this fruit beyond slices on a plate.
 
Review: Richie gives SPAC the hits it wants
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Review: Richie gives SPAC the hits it wants

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Early in Friday night’s show at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Lionel Richie told the crowd he “would do all the hits all night long.” This was true.
 
Couple abandon city for life on the road in a solar trailer
NISKAYUNA

Couple abandon city for life on the road in a solar trailer

Friday, July 25, 2014
A Niskayuna couple constructs their own tiny living space on wheels. They plan to live, work, travel and sleep in the solar-powered, self-sustaining trailer.
 

Film funded by fans doesn’t pay off

Friday, July 25, 2014
When Zach Braff took to Kickstarter to fund his new movie, “Wish I Was Here,” he explained to fans where their money would go: It would ensure his creative control, allow him to cast the actors he wanted, and enable him to shoot in Los Angeles, rather than someplace cheaper.
 
Rumpled Hoffman fine in spy story

Rumpled Hoffman fine in spy story

Friday, July 25, 2014
“A Most Wanted Man” is not a guns-and-motorcycles spy story but a shadowy walk down a dark alley.
 

Bizarre, entertaining ‘Lucy’ won’t stretch your brain

Friday, July 25, 2014
So let’s start with the enticing premise of Luc Besson’s “Lucy,” starring Scarlett Johansson: Human beings only use 10 percent of their brain capacity.
 
'Foodies' share their passion in the blogosphere
NISKAYUNA

'Foodies' share their passion in the blogosphere

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Three Niskayuna residents have found ways to elevate the act of cooking and eating one’s food to an experience that can build and strengthen a community.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Fantasy alive with amazing Momix troupe

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Momix Artistic Director Moses Pendleton uses every theatrical technique known and invents even more to create his otherworldly universes. He is also blessed with an incredibly skilled troupe of 11 dancers whose athleticism and physical beauty astound.
 
 

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