The Demise of the Saratoga Music Hall? [Silverpen Productions]

June 21st, 2016, 1:00 pm by Greg

By Jenna Caputo

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 how they affect so many things in our world and our bodies in a positive way. Nothing else really compares! And yet, we are seeing arts programs quickly disappearing from schools. Movie houses are closing down left and right. School music programs slashed from the curriculum. Dance studios forced to close their doors. The list, unfortunately, goes on & on.

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Living in such a historical town as Saratoga (hey, it even says on the signs, “Health, History, Horses”), a place known for its involvement in the arts as well as horses, a place that has significant historical significance, I naively never thought I’d see the day when they would erase such a significant part of its history.

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