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Join us on May 1st, 2nd & 3rd for J. Ryan’s 5th Annual cask festival beer. We have over 20 casks scheduled to appears and already casks have been confirmed from: Abita Beer Tröegs Brewing Company Green Flash Brewing Co. The Brooklyn Brewery Middle Ages Brewing Company Galaxy Brewing Company & Roc Brewing Co. LLC […]
Potters For Pets 30 Professional Ceraic Artists’ will have items for purchase Food:  Hotdogs and Hamburgers and Drinks Raffle Baskets and 50/50 Raffle Door Prize Kids Corner Animals for Adoption All for only $2 entry fee Saturday, 10-5     Sunday, 11-4 For more information contact Terri Para 315-454-8787
Opening April 23, this exhibit features many images and artifacts that explore the saga of the local Armenian community from the 1890s to the present:   The assistance that local Syracusans, such as SU Chancellor James Day played in helping Armenian refugees Businesses and industries that Armenians created here The importance of their religious and […]

Upcoming Conversation on Public Art

Let’s talk public art on May 5 from 10 a.m.- Noon

You’re invited to a Connective Corridor community conversation on public art May 5, 10 a.m. to noon SU Warehouse, Suite 405 (fourth floor conference suite) 350 West Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY

Fresh Music Friday: Milking Diamonds

Listen to Milking Diamonds

Presenting various musical styles from around the globe, Fresh Music Friday finds and shares new music every Friday on SyracuseNewTimes.com.

1966 UFO: A Huge Green Orb UFO

Who knew that a family’s day trip would result in witnessing a huge green orb UFO.

Roger and his family lived in New York City, in the Bronx specifically. It was late June 1966, Roger, his wife, daughter 12 and two sons, ages eight and six, decided to get up before sun rise and hit the open road for a day trip to Pennsylvania. The family of six were traveling south on the Throgs Neck suspension bridge just prior to sunrise.

(Photos) ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protest

Photos of a local march against police brutality

Members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Syracuse Answer Coalition and THE General Body of Syracuse University marched across the city of Syracuse on Thursday April 30 protesting police brutality and to show their support for Freddie Grey, a 25-year-old African American who sustained spinal cord injuries while being taken into custody by the Baltimore Police Department.

Valve Introduces Monetized Mods, Huge Backlash Reverses Decision

How to create modifications of games and share them with others

Valve Corporation, the company in charge of PC gaming content platform Steam, In cooperation with game developer Bethesda, introduced a new feature to the Steam Workshop: Paid Mods.

EPISODE 009: Jeannette Hanna – World of Cheddar, Interactive Design

Listen to an interview with Jeannette Hanna

This week we have Jeannette Hanna of World of Cheddar. Hanna is a student at SU and specializes in interactive design exploring also virtual reality, augmented reality, and other new technology and media. Listen here for a really interesting and fun show.

Say Maybe to Education

Sadly, our kids have gotten used to broken promises.

When you make a promise to a child, it’s got to be a sure thing.

Searching for the Hair Apparent

Give Jeff Back His Hair!

As I watched the Bruce Jenner interview, I felt happy for him. Finally, Jenner can be the person he knew he always was. I only wish he’d outed himself as a transgender person sooner, for his sake and the sake of others.

Blues Brothers & Sisters Inducted into NY Blues Hall of Fame

The New York Blues Hall of Fame is an eMuseum growing each year

Central New York blues royalty, including Pete McMahon, Phil Petroff, Colin Aberdeen, Mark Tiffault, Dave Olson, George Rossi, Carolyn Kelly, Dave Liddy, Jimmy Wolf and Tom Townsley, will be inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame this weekend, along with posthumous honorees Roosevelt Dean, K.J. James and Al Nathan.

Puppet Hand Jive for Avenue Q

Avenue Q, the season finale from the Syracuse University Drama Department

The PBS children’s series Sesame Street, launched in 1969, was an urban oasis where everyone got along, regardless of race or class, and every child could see himself or herself as special and could do anything. Every dream was worth pursuing.

Folkus at 15

The Folkus Project of Central New York

In the dimly lit sanctuary of May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society Church, 3800 E. Genesee St., folk music enthusiasts fill the pews surrounding the elevated platform for the night’s concert. Before the music begins, there are a few short announcements, which end the way they always do: A volunteer of the Folkus Project of Central New York says to the audience, “Folk, because that’s us!” And the audience calls back in unison, “Us, because that’s who we are!”

Cruz Control: Juan Cruz’s one-man show

Arts writer Carl Mellor visits a new show by Juan Cruz, who has cut and reshaped his previous works

None of That: Nada de Eso, Juan Cruz's one-man show at La Casita Cultural Center, poses a fundamental question: Why would a talented artist take scissors and deliberately slice up a bunch of his paintings? For Cruz, that act isn't mutilation but an initial stage in a new creative process.

News and Blues

Your weekly dose of weird and funny news

Curses, Foiled Again Jeffrey Wood, 19, announced a robbery at a convenience store in Washington, D.C., where two police detectives were shopping. They were in plain clothes, but one had her badge hanging from her neck. She told the suspect, “Stop playing, I got 17,” referring to the number of bullets in her gun. Wood reportedly replied, “I got 17, too.” He was bluffing, however, and was easily arrested. (The Washington Post)

Free Will Astrology

See what’s in your stars!

ARIES (March 21-April 19) Chris Moneymaker was employed as an accountant in Tennessee. On a whim, he paid $39 to enter an online poker tournament. Although he knew a lot about the game, he had never competed professionally. Nevertheless, he won the tournament. As his award, he received no money, but rather an invitation to participate in the annual World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Can you guess the storybook ending? The rookie triumphed over 838 pros, taking home $2.5 million. I don't foresee anything quite as spectacular for you, Aries, but there may be similar elements in your saga. For example, a modest investment on your part could make you eligible for a chance to earn much more. Here's another possible plot twist: You could generate luck for yourself by ramping up a skill that has until now been a hobby.

Society Gurl: Home Sweet Home

Join the SocietyGurl as she gets into the “spirit” of Central New York

Blogger, vintage lover and cocktail shaker, The Society Gurl (Jamie Ann Owens) comes home from vacation in the Bahamas and explores the region's spirits at Good Nature Farm Brewery and Tap Room, Life of Reilley and 1911 Spirits.

Syracuse Spring Fest ‘In Short’

Sunday’s short films took place at 1 p.m., and they were a definitive highlight.

For those who missed Spring Fest 2015 at The Palace Theatre: You missed out on a lot. Even attending one day, Sunday, wasn't enough. require(["mojo/signup-forms/Loader"], function(L) { L.start({"baseUrl":"mc.us8.list-manage.com","uuid":"85d2ba0025c653b3e192092c1","lid":"f3647e1ce0"}) })

Jeannette Hanna: Exploring the World of Interactive Design

Mastering the art and science of the interface

As a student at Syracuse University, Jeannette Hanna is a policies studies major, but she also explores a brave new world. As a perpetual student of technology and innovation, Hanna also enjoys tapping into the world of interactive design.

You may grow old waiting for action in ‘The Age of Adaline’

Smart premise, fine acting can’t lift fantasy over the top

Writers J. Mills Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz dug deep to come up with a plausible explanation for that smooth skin through the decades for their main character in The Age of Adaline. And as the narrator explained all of the science that struck to the heart of the matter early in the 20th century as an accepted formula that would not be discovered until two decades from now, I nodded my head in admiration during the Friday matinee amid a few dozen fellow belief-suspenders.

Top 5 Stories of the Week

See what you might have missed this week!

Top 5 Most Read Stories of the Week Every week, we tally our analytics to give you the Top 5 most read stories of the week on Syracusenewtimes.com.

276 artists. 17 countries. 16 semi-finalists.

Six to eight finalists to be selected for the Connective Corridor’s $650,000 call for public art

The jury will be interviewing these amazing artists who have made it to the next round to select six to eight finalists for the Connective Corridor’s $650,000 call for public art – a partnership with Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts.

The Center of the Movement: Rapping is something you do, hip-hop is something you live

(Part 2 of 2) Khalid Hussein El-Hakim is a Hip-Hop scholar, author, educator and collector.

(Part 2 of 2) To read Part 1 - CLICK HERE

Fresh Music Friday: Sharna Bass

Listen to Sharna Bass

Presenting various musical styles from around the globe, Fresh Music Friday finds and shares new music with our readers in an ever changing sonic landscape.

1975 UFO – June UFO Cluster

The summer of 1975 witnessed the June UFO Cluster.

“This sighting happened maybe two weeks after the Grand Island sighting … there were a lot of UFO sightings in the greater Buffalo area in 1975,” Ronald tells us. “I was up on the 2nd floor of my home on Keller Ave. and watching TV when I saw some lights flashing outside the window.”

Amiibo Insanity

Amiibo figures limited quantity makes them difficult to find in stores

Nintendo’s collectible amiibo figures have become an enormous success, but perhaps they’re too successful for their own good— certain figures have had stock shortages, resulting in a huge secondary market on sites like eBay.

8 Best Nature Documentaries on Netflix

Commune with nature on Netflix

Now that it's almost summer in Syracuse, we'll all be spending a lot more time outside and less time cooped up in front of our screens. But when the sun goes down and the bugs come out, it will be time to plop back down on the couch. Not ready to stop communing with nature? There are hours upon hours of great nature documentaries to be streamed online, particularly on Netflix. So kick off your hiking boots and put some aloe on that sunburn. Here are eight to start you off.

EPISODE 008: Brian Pincelli – Local Government, Technology, and Startups

Listen to an interview with Brian Pincelli

This week we have Brian Pincelli, principal planner on the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board speaking about the local government's relationship with startups and entrepreneurs.

Hizzoner Highlights Spring Film Fest

Some of the main attractions at this weekend’s Spring Fest 2015

Two features about the late Syracuse Mayor Lee Alexander, one a clips-filled documentary, the other a hallucinogenic reimagined biopic, will be some of the main attractions at this weekend’s Spring Fest 2015.

Bennetts Boffo at Verona Venue

Bennett’s minimalist approach to music has always yielded maximum results

If Tony Bennett was entertaining any hints of retirement, it sure didn’t seem like such an announcement was in the cards any time soon, as the 88-year-old swingin’ singer ably demonstrated during his April 19 gig at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino’s Event Center.

Mamet’s Provocative, Profane Sales Pitch

‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ at CNY Playhouse

David Mamet did not become America’s most imitated playwright by depicting well-spoken Galahads. His best and most characteristic work, Glengarry Glen Ross, is the rhetorical equivalent of Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club.

Arts

Let’s talk public art on May 5 from 10 a.m.- Noon

The New York Blues Hall of Fame is an eMuseum growing each year

The Folkus Project of Central New York

Arts writer Carl Mellor visits a new show by Juan Cruz, who has cut and reshaped his previous works

Bennett’s minimalist approach to music has always yielded maximum results


 

Writer Margaret McCormick visits Cazenovia’s Greyrock Farm, a year-round, full-diet operation


Lifestyle

Join the SocietyGurl as she gets into the “spirit” of Central New York

(Part 2 of 2) Khalid Hussein El-Hakim is a Hip-Hop scholar, author, educator and collector.

Amiibo figures limited quantity makes them difficult to find in stores

Commune with nature on Netflix

Photo Gallery of Opening Day at NBT Bank Stadium 2015


News & Opinion

Your weekly dose of weird and funny news

Mastering the art and science of the interface

See what you might have missed this week!

What do we do to try to diminish our impact on global climate change?

Proving to the world that Onondaga Lake is safe for swimming