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Two of Auburn’s leading cultural institutions, the Cayuga Museum of History and Art, and the Seward House Museum, have joined forces to create an exciting new exhibit- Untold Stories:  Treasures from the Seward Family Collection Showcasing items from the extensive collections of the Seward House Museum in the spacious galleries of the Cayuga Museum, this […]
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Movie Mania at Rome’s Capitolfest

Capitolfest presents classic films the way they were meant to be seen

Rome’s Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St., is still in expansion mode, with its recent addition of a boutique art-house venue with digital projection capabilities down the block, and more plans for a second art house, a café and a black-box theater space. But this weekend the theater returns to yesteryear for Capitolfest, the annual summertime salute to screen rarities from the silent and early sound eras.

Merry-Go-Round Boogies Down

Merry-Go-Round’s ‘Saturday Night Fever’ boasts high energy and tempo

Auburn’s Merry-Go-Round Playhouse scores a coup with its world premiere of Saturday Night Fever, in a new North American production from author Sean Cercone and lyricist David Abbinanti that runs through Aug. 12.

Breaking News with Brigham

Andy Brigham leaves behind a legacy of reporting excellence

Andy Brigham, former investigative reporter par excellence, died July 27 at age 76. Brigham started his television career as a newshound with then-WHEN-Channel 5 (now WTVH) in 1966, eventually becoming the station’s news director, a title he took with him when he moved to then-WIXT-Channel 9 (now WSYR) from 1979 to 1986.

Sleuth Spoof at Cortland Rep

Sherlock Holmes & the West End Horror delivers at the Cortland Repertory Theatre

Sherlock Holmes & the West End Horror, running through Saturday, Aug. 5, at Cortland Repertory Theatre, is based on a best-selling 1976 novel by Nicholas Meyer. Not content with the four novels and 56 short stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle, Meyer and other writers of “pastiche” novels have added some Holmes mysteries of their own to the canon.

Fermenting a Tasty Revolution

Foods and Ferments in Cortland County sells sauerkraut done the right way

If your experience with sauerkraut is limited to store-bought kraut in a can or plastic package, Carly Dougherty has a feeling you're going to like her kraut. A gut feeling.

Jerry Berrigan: A Life in Activism

Remembering Jerry Berrigan’s non-traditional approach to teaching and community activism

In the sanctuary of the church where his photograph has hung for years beneath the image of his departed brother Phil and his ailing brother Dan, the two men that Jerry Berrigan’s daughter Carla described as her father’s “heart and soul,” Berrigan once again drew the people of St. Lucy’s on Gifford Street together on July 29 to sing, pray, laugh, weep and say goodbye to the 95-year-old teacher and activist. Berrigan died July 26 after a life spent challenging war and injustice with faith and good humor in equal parts.

News and Blues

Your weekly dose of weird and funny news

Curses, Foiled Again

Free Will Astrology

See what’s in your stars!

ARIES (March 21-April 19) Charles de Lint is a novelist whose stories are influenced by folklore, myths and science fiction. In his book Yarrow, a wizardly character named Toby is skilled at conjuring. He can make small objects appear and disappear, for example. But Toby yearns for more. “I want to be magic," he says. "I want to be a friend of elves and live in a tree. I want to marry a moonbeam and hear the stars sing. I don’t want to pretend at magic anymore. I want to be magic." If you have ever wished for a comparable upgrade, Aries, now is an unusually favorable time to work on it.

Rock Around the Jocks

Entertainment analyst Bill DeLapp previews this weekend’s radio reunion for WOLF and WNDR

It doesn’t take much when it comes to interviewing radio disc jockeys: Just plop a tape recorder in front of them and let the good times roll.

Classified 8/5

by Staff

7/29/15

Buffalo Bills training camp coverage

The Buffalo Bills’ training camp is under way in Rochester, NY

Football season is drawing near as the Buffalo Bills have officially began their training camp at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY.

Steven Strasburg Photo Gallery

Steven Strasburg’s last game as a Chief

Syracuse New Times photographer Michael Davis photographed what could be Washington Nationals pitcher Steven Strasburg's final game for the Syracuse Chiefs as he recovers from injury.

Netflix documentary ‘Tig’ covers tragedy and discovery

Netflix-original documentary ‘Tig’ triggers laughter and warms hearts

Tig Notaro had breast cancer. She underwent a double mastectomy. Spoiler alert: she survived.

The Dash

The Society Gurl visits the Philantrophic Foodies event

Blogger, vintage lover and cocktail shaker The Society Gurl (Jamie Ann Owens) visits Sky Amory in downtown Syracuse for the Philantrophic Foodies event.

Buffalo Bills Training Camp Photo Gallery

Buffalo Bills training camp in Rochester, NY

Digital editor David Armelino photographed the Buffalo Bills training camp this past weekend at St. John Fisher college in Rochester, NY. To read the full story, click here.

Destiny… Onondaga?

At the very spot where Destiny USA stands today, a battle took place between Samuel de Champlain’s French military, coupled with their Indian allies, and an Onondaga village

Christopher Sinatra lives in Syracuse, NY, where he studies early American history at SUNY Oswego. He is working toward earning his MA in December ’15. Read Sinatra’s twice monthly blog,Sleepwalking Through History,on SyracuseNewTimes.com.

The Brooklyn, NY Orange Fireball UFO

Columnist Cheryl Costa shares the account of a party of Brooklyn, NY folks who witnessed an orange fireball UFO

Who knew a bright star seen at 4:30 a.m. would turn out to be an orange fireball UFO?

Startup Business Assistance in Central New York

by SBDC

The New York Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is here to assist your local startup

By: David Bull, Certified Business Advisor

18 Events to Get You Out of the House

The weekend is full of events to attend

Rain. Sun. Rain. Sun. That's the seesaw weather Central New York will be experiencing this weekend. But the rain is not an excuse to keep you inside. There are plenty of things to enjoy inside and even under a tent.

Street Painting 2015 Readers’ Photo Gallery

by Staff

Some of the best photos shot by readers of the Syracuse New Times of the 2015 Street Painting Fesival

The 2015 Street Painting Festival on July 25 illuminated Montgomery Street in downtown Syracuse with an array of colors and creativity. Below are photos submitted by our readers, showcasing their talent.

Heroin, Jail and Family Values

Photographer Ben Cleeton’s gallery, titled Green Eyes: El Viejo, displays the struggle of a convicted criminal to continue supporting his family

Photographer Ben Cleeton’s Green Eyes: El Viejo, on display at the Community Folk Art Center, deals with a time of crisis for a Syracuse family. Cleeton documents a six-month period when Luis Charlesman, also called Green Eyes, was out on bail and awaiting sentencing for felony possession of heroin. The exhibit moves beyond involvement with the courts to discussion of a family context, to Charlesman’s ties with his wife and two stepdaughters.

Passport Impasse Blocks Haudenosaunee Lacrosse Team

Haudenosaunee commitment to Native identity trumps chance to play in international lacrosse tournament

Haudenosaunee have traveled internationally on passports from their sovereign nation since 1977. But for the second time in five years, the United Kingdom has refused to admit a Haudenosaunee lacrosse team, preventing the players from competing in a game their ancestors created.

A Poetic Pitch for Bad Hair Days

Channeling his inner poet, Kramer pleads for support of Jeff Kramer Follicle Night at NBT Stadium

The outlook wasn’t brilliant for Jeff Kramer August Five. He’d be throwing out the first pitch, with few follicles still alive. The Syracuse Chiefs OK’ed this lark, because its GM knew That while the cause was dubious, he was a sufferer, too.

Street Painting Chalks Up Another Winner

The 2015 Street Painting Festival unleashed a barrage of colors on Montgomery Street in Syracuse

Artists of all ages painted the town every color one could imagine at the 25th annual Syracuse New Times and Family Times Street Painting Festival, which took place on July 25 in front of City Hall.

Jazz in the City Takes Sides

The traveling music series Jazz in the City returns to Syracuse in August

A reinvigorated Jazz in the City returns on Thursday, Aug. 6, for its first stop at Syracuse’s South Side. The traveling music series, which features national and local jazz artists, is designed to reach urban residents by placing the free shows in their backyards. The four separate music programs will take place on Thursday nights in different parts of the Salt City.

Greens Out Early for 2nd District Council Seat

Green party candidate Frank Cetera looks to take over the 2nd District seat in the Syracuse Common Council

Green Party activist Ursula Rozum doesn’t remember when she first heard it. Sometime during the two and a half campaigns she managed for Green perennial candidate Howie Hawkins, or her own congressional run in 2012, someone passed on word of the mythical prohibition on politics before Labor Day. But it has no reality for her this year as she serves as campaign manager for Frank Cetera, the Greens’ 2nd District Common Council candidate.

News and Blues

Your weekly dose of weird and funny news

Curses, Foiled Again

Free Will Astrology

Astrology for July 29 – August 4

ARIES (March 21-April 19): "I am very much in love with no one in particular," says actor Ezra Miller. His statement would make sense coming out of your mouth right about now. So would this one: "I am very much in love with almost everyone I encounter." Or this one: "I am very much in love with the wind and moon and hills and rain and rivers." Is this going to be a problem? How will you deal with your overwhelming urge to overflow? Will you break people's hearts and provoke uproars everywhere you go, or will you rouse delight and bestow blessings? As long as you take yourself lightly, I foresee delight and blessings.

Foodie with Flair

Writer Margaret McCormick chats with Tom Kiernan, named Chef of the Year for his kitchen cuisine

For Tom Kiernan, 2015 has been a year of accomplishments, achievements and experiences to savor and remember and build on. And the year is still young.

AmeriCU Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival Photo Gallery

Michael Davis’ photo gallery of the AmeriCU Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival

Michael Davis photographed the AmeriCU Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival this past weekend as a part of Artsweek in Syracuse.

Arts

Photographer Ben Cleeton’s gallery, titled Green Eyes: El Viejo, displays the struggle of a convicted criminal to continue supporting his family

The 2015 Street Painting Festival unleashed a barrage of colors on Montgomery Street in Syracuse

The traveling music series Jazz in the City returns to Syracuse in August

Sarah Hope previews Netflix’s mini-series follow up to 2001′s “Wet Hot American Summer”

What is a mixtape? How have they evolved?


 

Writer Margaret McCormick chats with Tom Kiernan, named Chef of the Year for his kitchen cuisine


Lifestyle

Channeling his inner poet, Kramer pleads for support of Jeff Kramer Follicle Night at NBT Stadium

Astrology for July 29 – August 4

Michael Davis’ photo gallery of the Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival.

Michael Davis’ photo gallery of the Stage of Nations Blue Rain ECOFest

Joe Borio shares a simple and easy strawberry shortcake recipe, Italian style


News & Opinion

Photographer Ben Cleeton’s gallery, titled Green Eyes: El Viejo, displays the struggle of a convicted criminal to continue supporting his family

Haudenosaunee commitment to Native identity trumps chance to play in international lacrosse tournament

Green party candidate Frank Cetera looks to take over the 2nd District seat in the Syracuse Common Council

Writer Margaret McCormick chats with Tom Kiernan, named Chef of the Year for his kitchen cuisine

Michael Davis’ photo gallery of the 2015 Street Painting Festival