“Saratoga Stories: Magic & Loss”: From the Page to the Stage

August 17th, 2015, 12:00 pm by Greg

On Tuesday (August 18), Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs is hosting a very special, one-time-only evening of words and music in celebration of the publication of the book, “Saratoga Stories: Magic and Loss” by longtime Saratoga journalist (and occasional Nippertown contributor) Thomas Dimopoulos.

The collaborative event will feature songs and stories performed by an array of Spa City art scene luminaries including singer-songwriters Michael Jerling, Bob Warren and Jeff Brisbin; poet Paul Pines; longtime Caffe Lena photographer and soundman Joe Deuel; Pete Donnelly of the Figgs; ZBS Foundation co-founder Tom Lopez; multiple Grammy Award-winning record producer and sound engineer Joel Moss; Bob Carlton & Brian Akey of the rock band Dryer; and, of course, writer Thomas Dimopoulos.

Tickets for the Caffe Lena event are $10 in advance; $12 at the door.

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Tuesday (August 18) also marks the last chance to view Dimopoulos’ exhibition of photographs culled from the book, which are on display at the Spring Street Gallery in Saratoga Springs.

Published in conjunction with Saratoga Springs’ centennial anniversary, Dimopoulos’ book “Saratoga Stories: Magic And Loss” includes 15 stories, dozens of images and exclusive
timelines for the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and of the City of Saratoga Springs, all woven together into a 190-page paperback volume that celebrates the rich history, people and places of this unique and extraordinary American city. When you think of Saratoga, probably the first things that come to mind are SPAC and the track, and while Dimopoulos certainly covers those historic landmark sites, he also delves into the all-too-often overlooked treasures of the Spa City.