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Music writer Jessica Novak on the Lakeview Amphitheater, a potential game-changer for local concerts and the New York State Fair
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Special exhibition of pearl and gemstone jewelry by artists Susan Machamer and DeeAnn Von Hunke. Their new work shows a selection of pearls and gemstones selected, cut, and polished for their unique appearance. The work will be on display at Cazenovia Artisans Gallery from September 1 through September 30. A reception to meet the artists […]
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12 Events, 3 Baseball Games for a CNY “Closing Weekend”

While a number of summer events are wrapping up, there are still entertaining happenings going on

I'm sorry, folks. There is some bad news. Time has flown this year, and there are a few things coming to a close this weekend. It's Labor Day weekend, so kids will be going back to school. In the next few days, The Great New York State Fair, the Syracuse Chiefs season, Downtown Get-Down, Jazz in the City and the Skaneateles Festival are all coming to a close. Apple picking season, however, is right around the corner.

Secret Lentil Stakes Its Maker Claim

Clothing maker Secret Lentil looks forward to the personal connection

When Helen Carter of Syracuse opened an online Etsy store in 2006, she was living the dream of the Etsy’s founder, Rob Kalin.

No Talk from Tauk

Despite featuring no vocals in their music, Tauk is making its mark on the industry

It’s not easy being an instrumental rock fusion band. But Tauk has made it work.

Bubble Up with Suds’ Socko Songlist

The musical numbers do the talking in Cortland Repertory Theater’s ‘Suds’

The always-popular musical-revue genre relies on barely-there plot structures in order for the selected songs to carry the show. And plots don’t get much simpler than the gimmick that drives Suds, which closes the summer season at Cortland Repertory Theater.

Learning About Local Farms and Food

Learn more about local cuisine at Farm to Fork 101

Mark Pawliw has worked in the restaurant business 22 of his 37 years. Several years ago, while working toward his bachelor’s degree in geography at Syracuse University's Maxwell School, as well as working full time in local restaurants, Pawliw took an elective course — and found his passion.

Playing With Fire

What will it take for the U.S. to stay out of senseless wars?

Two women have now done something only men have done before: They completed the training to be Army Rangers. Congratulations to Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver for boldly going where no women have ever gone before, and breaking yet another glass ceiling.

Orange Football: Nowhere to Go But Up

The Syracuse Orange have a long road ahead to be considered one of college football’s elite programs

If new Syracuse University athletic director Mark Coyle has heard it once, he has heard it a thousand times: How are you going to fix the football program?

Free Will Astrology

Free will astrology for Wednesday, Sept. 2 – Tuesday, Sept. 8

ARIES (March 21-April 19) "Excess is the common substitute for energy," said poet Marianne Moore. That's a problem you should watch out for in the coming weeks. According to my astrological projections, you're a bit less lively and dynamic than usual. And you may be tempted to compensate by engaging in extreme behavior or resorting to a contrived show of force. Please don't! A better strategy would be to recharge your power. Lay low and take extra good care of yourself. Get high-quality food, sleep, entertainment, art, love and relaxation.

News and Blues

Your weekly dose of weird and funny news

Curses, Foiled Again

The Next Big Thing

Music writer Jessica Novak on the Lakeview Amphitheater, a potential game-changer for local concerts and the New York State Fair

It’s been a fast track for the new Lakeview Amphitheater. Since a $100 million pledge was announced to clean up the Onondaga Lake shores in January 2014 and plans for a 17,500-seat venue were shared in July 2014, it’s been nonstop updates on the state of the site and anticipation of the acts. On Thursday, Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m., the theater will be put to the test when popular country star Miranda Lambert christens it with the first-ever performance.

Macaroni and Cheese, Italian Style

Cooking Italian with Joe

Join Joe Borio, host of Cooking Italian with Joe, as he shares a delicious family recipe and a great American comfort food, macaroni and cheese, made with four Italian cheeses and the flavors of Italy.

Life-Long Learning Business Education Opportunities

by SBDC

Expanding the topics of educational offerings has become a priority for the SBDC

Meeting the information needs of our clients is paramount to the SBDC mission. Therefore, expanding the topics of our educational offerings has become a priority at our regional Onondaga office.

The 2015 Great New York State Fair Photo Gallery

Photo gallery of the New York State Fair

Syracuse New Times photographer Michael Davis photographed the 2015 New York State Fair on Monday and Tuesday. View the photos below for everything from fairgoers winning prizes, to the animals that are on display.

Orange Disc-Shaped UFO

Columnist Cheryl Costa shares the experience of a Brooklyn, NY resident who saw orange disc-shaped UFO

Who knew a casual glance at a passing airliner would result in witnessing orange disc-shaped UFO?

Ridgestock 2015 Preview

The Ridgestock Music and Sustainability Expo promises to feature the best local music in Central New York

Former flower children, find your roach clips and feel the love.

Events and Concerts for NYS Fair Opening Weekend

The New York State Fair is finally here! Check out the event listings

The Great New York State Fair has arrived! But not all of us are fair goers. It's OK, because there are plenty of things to do around Central New York. To be fair, the things-to-do list has been split.

Fall Preview: TV’s New Favorite Family

CBS’s new comedy “Life In Pieces” looks to run off the success of family comedies before it

I must admit, I haven't watched much new TV this summer. I've been catching up. I'm up-to-date on The Good Wife and The Americans, and I finished Parks & Recreation. I'm slowly working my way through The Sopranos. I tested the waters of Comedy Central's Another Period and Netflix's Sense8 (both awful). I said goodbye to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and replaced it (for now) with Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. I boycotted CBS's abhorable "reality experiment" The Briefcase. I'll be queueing up the critically-acclaimed UnReal (Lifetime) before its second season.

Diverse Displays Mark Gallery Slates

The fall season of 2015 includes an extensive schedule of art galleries

It's clearly difficult to categorize the 2015 autumn art season. Two shows embrace baseball themes, and one touches on the Three Graces of ancient Greek and Roman mythology. Other exhibitions discuss subjects ranging from UFOs to the impact of outside cultural influences on artists.

Tasty Terror on Sweeney Todd’s Plate

Merry-Go-Round Playhouse’s Sweeny Todd scares and excites

At the close of Merry-Go-Round Playhouse’s production of Sweeney Todd, the stage has been littered with more corpses than in that other famous tale of revenge, Hamlet. But composer Stephen Sondheim, in recounting the story of the “Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” gives us not catharsis, just pure enjoyment.

Fall In for Sonic Delights

As the weather begins to cool, the local music scene heats up in Central New York

Although the temperature drops quickly, music in Central New York never truly cools down. From country superstars to vibrant local venues, the fall music schedule is ramping up.

Strong Hearts Shakes Up Fair Menu

Strong Hearts offers a vegan alternative for fairgoers

Deep-fried everything, food on sticks, frozen treats, hot roast beef sundaes, wine slushies. When it comes to food and drink, the New York State Fair is an oasis of opportunities to indulge — unless you’re a vegan.

Just Innocent Fooling Around

A cheating website caught the intrigue of local columnist Jeff Kramer

A few months ago, I received a tip about a secret cheating site called Ashley Radisson. “You gotta check this out, Kramer,” the source said. “It’s shocking what some of these Radisson residents will do when no one’s looking.”

Free Will Astrology

See what’s in your stars!

ARIES (March 21-April 19) You like to run ahead of the pack. You prefer to show people the way, to set the pace. It's cleaner that way, right? There's less risk you will be caught up in the messy details of everyday compromise. But I suspect that the time is right for you to try an experiment: Temporarily ease yourself into the middle of the pack. Be willing to deal with the messy details of everyday compromise. Why? Because it will teach you lessons that will serve you well the next time you're showing the way and setting the pace.

News and Blues

Your weekly dose of weird and funny news

Curses, Foiled Again

Something for Everyone

Stage critic James MacKillop previews a season filled with new surprises and cherished favorites

Among the wide-open slate of local theater attractions, the holiday run of Peter Pan looms as the biggest box-office magnet, but now you can see the adult prequel Peter and the Starcatcher as a chaser. Usually we don’t see any Greek drama, but this year we’ll have Agamemnon, Medea and Eurydice, the latter two in modern dress. There will be three never-seen-before musicals, including Matilda, Big Fish and Triassic Parq, and an original opera, Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied, about the longest-held American prisoner in the Vietnam War. And one Syracuse Stage play comes with a title that will be published in the Syracuse New Times but probably nowhere else.

Always Sweet

Society Gurl enjoyed some deserts and drinks at Bittersweet, then celebrated at Laci’s Tapas Bar

Blogger, vintage lover and cocktail shaker The Society Gurl (Jamie Ann Owens) satisfied her sweet tooth at Bittersweet, then paid a visit to Laci's Tapas Bar for its fifth year anniversary celebration.

The Great New York State Fair Setup Photo Gallery

A glimpse inside The State Fair before it is open to the public

Syracuse New Times photographer Michael Davis captured The Great New York State Fair during its setup process, just days before fairgoers fill the grounds.

2015 UFO: Bright Orange-Red UFOs

Columnist Cheryl Costa shares the UFO sighting story of some upstate New York mud runners who saw Orange-Red UFOs

They had just returned from a mud run and never expected to see orange-red UFOs!

18 Activities to Enjoy This Weekend in CNY

18 events in Central New York this weekend

Can you believe that The Great New York State Fair begins next week? We'll be sharing activities when that time comes, but here are some pre-Fair activities that will coax you out from indoors on this seemingly cloudy weekend.

Staycation

Society Gurl relaxes at Sylvan Beach and sample’s Life of Reilley’s newest beverage

Blogger, vintage lover and cocktail shaker The Society Gurl (Jamie Ann Owens) visited Sylvan Beach and the surrounding area to relax by the water and sample Life of Reilley's newest concoction, Disco Lemonade.

Arts

Despite featuring no vocals in their music, Tauk is making its mark on the industry

The musical numbers do the talking in Cortland Repertory Theater’s ‘Suds’

Music writer Jessica Novak on the Lakeview Amphitheater, a potential game-changer for local concerts and the New York State Fair

CBS’s new comedy “Life In Pieces” looks to run off the success of family comedies before it

The fall season of 2015 includes an extensive schedule of art galleries


 

Music writer Jessica Novak on the Lakeview Amphitheater, a potential game-changer for local concerts and the New York State Fair


Lifestyle

Clothing maker Secret Lentil looks forward to the personal connection

Learn more about local cuisine at Farm to Fork 101

Cooking Italian with Joe

Expanding the topics of educational offerings has become a priority for the SBDC

Photo gallery of the New York State Fair


News & Opinion

Learn more about local cuisine at Farm to Fork 101

What will it take for the U.S. to stay out of senseless wars?

The Syracuse Orange have a long road ahead to be considered one of college football’s elite programs

Your weekly dose of weird and funny news

Music writer Jessica Novak on the Lakeview Amphitheater, a potential game-changer for local concerts and the New York State Fair