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Saratoga Happenings

Thursday, April 7th, 2005 · 3 Comments

There’s a new comedy club in town. Opening this Saturday night, CJ’s Nitelife will be a year-round addition to the plethora entertanment options here in Spa City. We’re already known the world round for our thoroughbred racing. There’s the harness track and the racino. There are all the bars and day spas. There’s the NYC Ballet every summer. SPAC. Soon we’ll have UPH. And now comedy. It’s a city of leisure and debauchery. I’ve often said all that’s missing is a brothel. Partnership, anyone?

The controversial Herb Chesbrough, who’s been running SPAC for years, has settled his severance package. SPAC will continue to pay his $5,000 health insurance costs plus $100,000 salary for life. Must be rough. Especially after running an organization whose “net assets have plummeted more than $6 million since the late 1990s.” And many blame Chesbrough for putting the NYC Ballet’s future commitment with SPAC at risk, due to the cost outweighing the income. Though it’s not yet finalized, the ballet’s future looks like it will be secured at SPAC, thankfully, beyond 2005. Marcia White is SPAC’s new president, and so far, she seems to be taking things in the right direction. White will be the featured speaker at the April 21 Saratoga Chamber breakfast, which I hope to attend.

Last night I watched the first three episodes of season 1 of Alias. I think I’m hooked on yet another TV show — ’cause, you know, I don’t have enough favorite TV shows already.

Jenna in Dirty Disco Dance

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Phil // Apr 7, 2005 at 9:30 am

    Yeah, lets invest in a brothel! Then the Vassar Quarterly can do an article on two alum’s successful business.

  • 2 Sarah // Apr 7, 2005 at 12:10 pm

    Beware of Alias. It’s TV crack. I just finished Season 3 in time to start watching season 4 at episode 15. Thank God for the “previously on Alias” at the beginning of each show so I hope I’m not too lost! Can we go to the comedy club when we visit?

  • 3 seth // Apr 7, 2005 at 10:27 pm

    Chesbrough stinks! With him outta the way, maybe we can get Styx and Air Supply to share a double bill. Ballet is cool and all, but I ain’t never humped no one in a porta potty at no ballet concert.