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Class Act: David Rezak by Jessica Novak
Dave Rezak receives this year’s Sammy Hall of Fame award for music educator
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An annual winter festival held in conjunction with the March First Friday event in downtown Auburn, IGNITE the Winter features a chili and comfort food cook-off, an ice sculpture demonstration, live music, beer and wine sales and lots of family-friendly activities.

Small Business Resources for Veterans

by SBDC

You can sign up for free business advisement

I have the utmost respect and admiration for those who have served to protect our great nation and the freedoms that we all enjoy. As the grandson of a Navy Seabee, I take my role as a business advisor with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the opportunity that I have to positively impact veterans in the small business world very seriously. Assisting aspiring and existing veteran small business owners is a top priority of mine, and to all of the business advisors at the SBDC.

A Call for Public Art Seen Around the World

Connective Corridor Closes Call for Public Art

It’s a wrap. Our call for public art closed this week and it was a call seen round the world. The Connective Corridor, in partnership with the Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts, received 276 applications from five continents, 17 countries, and 36 U.S. states. Of those, 85 are New York State-based, with more than 30 regional artists. Applications are very high quality, with an impressive portfolio of work by both established and emerging artists. The results are truly world-class.

Monuments (Part 2)

#takeatour of LaFayette Park (Firefighter’s Memorial Park)

#takeatour kicks off our second year of video tours with a series on local monuments. Join Michael John Heagerty of NOexcuses as he explores LaFayette Park in downtown Syracuse - also known as Firefighter's Memorial Park.

UFOs of Central New York Counties

UFO’s over CNY?

Let’s talk about the UFOs of Central New York Counties. The five counties of CNY are: Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga and Oswego Counties. Below are a few sighting reports from the past couple of years.

Fresh Music Friday: HONNE

Listen to HONNE

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.

New Podcast Launch: “The Next Best Thing”

Listen to an interview with Michael Amadori of Full Circle Feed

At long last, the day has arrived. The first Syracuse New Times tech/startup podcast is here!

What’s MTV doing that’s ‘hilarious’ and insane’ in movie award nominations?

Well, maybe that headline is a tad overstated

Because there's no shortage to my interest when the words Insane and Hilarious are bandied about with just one word between them, of course my click came quickly to this Cinema Blend headline during my search to share the best of this week's Movie News:

SU Basketball 2015 Photo Gallery

Photos of the 2015 SU Basketball season

All Photos: Michael Davis

Class Act: David Rezak

Dave Rezak receives this year’s Sammy Hall of Fame award for music educator

On Thursday, March 5, Upstairs and the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, the Syracuse Area Music Awards (Sammys) will host its annual Hall of Fame ceremony, featuring inductees Bobby Comstock, Chris Goss, Loren Barrigar, The Works and Phish’s Jon Fishman.

Appice Brothers: They Got the Beat

Carmine and Vinny Appice’s drumming master class takes place Wednesday, March 11

When many drummers today list off their influences, names like Phil Collins, Neil Peart and John Bonham may come up. But on Wednesday, March 11, a drummer is coming to ton who has been named as the influence of those skin-hitters.

Folkus Hosts Pine Hill Performing Pair

The Pine Hill Project performs Friday, March 6

Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell made themselves independent careers that have resulted in extensive discographies and recognition around the world. But put together, the two equal a sum much greater than the parts.

Apartheid Recalled in Syracuse Stage’s Comedy-Drama

(Review) Sizwe Banzi is Dead

For the first 45 minutes of the celebrated South African drama Sizwe Banzi is Dead, Syracuse Stage audiences may feel that they have stumbled on to a comedy duo from old-time vaudeville instead.

CNY food trucks rolling out a ‘rodeo’ at St. Patrick’s Parade Day

Bring your appetite and sense of adventure to the Cosmopolitan Building, 1153 W. Fayette St.

It's a little early to call the weather, but the overall forecast for St. Patrick's Parade Day (March 14) in Syracuse calls for high stepping, high spirits -- and an early-season outing for some of Central New York's food trucks.

That Thing You Do in Syracuse

“Syracuse. Do Your Thing”? Since when did Syracuse become Santa Cruz?

Before I critique the new Visit Syracuse (formerly Syracuse Convention and Visitors Bureau) slogan, let me acknowledge how difficult it must be to come up with a catchphrase that captures everything our city offers. Left to my own devices, I’d probably uncork something idiotic like “Gateway to Turning Stone” or “Syracuse. So Much More than Syphilis.”

Hue and Cry Over a Colorful Dress

Like many matters debated online, this one grew heated in many corners.

It takes a lot for someone as fashion-challenged as I am to spend time thinking about a dress. I consider clothing first and foremost means to avoid going to jail. Like more than a few guys I know, my wardrobe is divided into two categories: the clean clothes and the stuff still sitting in the hamper.

March Sadness

Sports writer Matt Michael on the SU men’s basketball’s checkered season, which prematurely ends this weekend

For the first time since 1993, the Syracuse University men’s basketball team will not participate in a national postseason tournament (either the NCAA or NIT). And for the first time since 1979 — the year before SU joined the Big East Conference — the Orange will not play in a conference tournament.

News and Blues

Your weekly recap of weird and funny news from around the nation

Curses, Foiled Again Shantoria Valentine, 23, robbed a bank in Omaha, Neb., but while fleeing, she collapsed after only a few blocks, according to police. One witness noticed the suspect would “shuffle a little bit, run a little bit, walk a little bit, shuffle a little bit.” After she ran up a hill, “she was pretty well winded then,” another witness said. “She just laid down and put her hands out.” (Omaha’s WOWT-TV)

Free Will Astrology

Astrology for Mar. 4 – 10

ARIES (March 21-April 19) To depict what lay beyond the limits of the known world, medieval mapmakers sometimes drew pictures of dragons and sea serpents. Their images conveyed the sense that these territories were uncharted and perhaps risky to explore. There were no actual beasties out there, of course. I think it's possible you're facing a comparable situation. The frontier realm you are wandering through may seem to harbor real dragons, but I'm guessing they are all of the imaginary variety. That's not to say you should entirely let down your guard. Mix in some craftiness with your courage. Beware of your mind playing tricks.

The Consensus of Modern Government

Are there opportunities to consolidate and collaborate for the benefit of our citizens?

Consensus, the commission on modernization of local government for Onondaga County, has completed its first phase of work and produced a baseline report showing all local government structures, costs and benefits. The goal is to use this to see if there are opportunities to consolidate and collaborate between governmental entities for the benefit of our citizens.

Vintage + Brew

SocietyGurl visits Curator of Cool, Relic and Eastwood Brewing Co.

"Stay Fabulous" with the SocietyGurl (Jamie Ann Owens) as she stops by Curator of Cool in Baldwinsville, Relics on Burnet Ave. and finishes off her day with a tasty beverage at Eastwood Brewing Company.

Getting the ‘Last Word’ at Modern Malt

Brunch at Modern Malt in Armory Square

It's been almost two months since my scoop on Modern Malt, which now (officially) joins the string of businesses along Clinton Street in Armory Square. As a diner junkie, it's only fair that I weigh in with my two cents. The food, atmosphere, and people of a diner makes or breaks a place.

Food Leftovers Go Full Circle

Dog treats will never be the same again

When Michael Amadori first told friends and family he was starting a company that made dog food out of trash, more than one eyebrow was raised. Now, founder and CEO of Full Circle Feed, Amadori is allaying those former doubts.

Creme Brulee Deep Fried French Toast

Cooking Italian with Joe

Joe Borio, host of Cooking Italian with Joe, shares his recipe for a simple and delicious creme brulee (deep fried) French toast. This is one of the most delicious styles of French toast you will ever have, made with cream, sugar, egg yolks, vanilla, and nutmeg.

New Web Series Offers Look at Monica Lewinsky’s Life in Manhattan

‘Monica’ is a comedic, compassionate web series

Monica Lewinsky is back! Again! A new web series—dubbed, simply, Monica by independent filmmaker Doran Max Hagay brings to life a 2001 New York magazine profile of Lewinsky's life in Manhattan. Think of it as a reimagining of this put-upon paramour for the digital age.

‘Focus’ is a Beautiful Guessing Game

Who’s going to Flim and who’s going to Flam?

Go for the guy, go for the girl, or go for the goods.

Top 5 Stories of the Week

Top 5 Stories for Feb. 23 – 28

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

Fresh Music Friday: Banoffee

Listen to Banoffee

Presenting various musical styles, Fresh Music Friday’s goal is to find and share new music with our readers in an ever changing sonic landscape.

Monuments

#takeatour of Columbus Circle

#takeatour kicks off our second year of video tours with a series on local monuments. Join Michael John Heagerty of NOexcuses as he explores Columbus Circle in downtown Syracuse.

IUFOC 2015 – Reflections on the Event

International UFO Congress 2015

The 2015 International UFO Congress was a fascinating experience. This was my second IUFOC conference, and my first as a presenter.

Arts

Listen to Banoffee

The jury is in for the Connective Corridor’s call for public art.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Le Moyne College

Art writer Carl Mellor visits ArtRage’s display of photographs documenting the civil rights movement

Stage critic James MacKillop chats with John Kani, co-author of Syracuse Stage’s apartheid-era work ‘Sizwe Banzi is Dead’


 

Stage critic James MacKillop chats with John Kani, co-author of Syracuse Stage’s apartheid-era work ‘Sizwe Banzi is Dead’


Lifestyle

Cooking Italian with Joe

#takeatour of Columbus Circle

Polansky is passionate about fitness and fit foods

A splash of history and some cocktails!

A college basketball game has a certain appeal to it.


News & Opinion

Sports writer Matt Michael on the SU men’s basketball’s checkered season, which prematurely ends this weekend

Are there opportunities to consolidate and collaborate for the benefit of our citizens?

The Koch Brothers will spend close to a billion dollars to elect the Republican of their choice.

Kramer takes a walking tour of S.U.