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“32 Parades for 32 Counties”
The 32nd annual Syracuse St. Patrick's Parade kicks off on Saturday March 15th at 12 noon. The 2014 theme is "32 Parades for 32 Counties" and celebrates the 32nd anniversary of the annual march down "Nancy Duffy Lane" and salutes the 32 Counties of Ireland. This year's Grand Marshal is Kathleen Kelly, the local coordinator of Project Children, a non profit organization that brings children from the most desperate sections of Northern Ireland to Central New York for four weeks each summer.
Familial connections yoked the musical memories during the SAMMYS Hall of Fame ceremony
Everyone felt like part of one big family during the March 6 Hall of Fame festivities, which were part of last week’s Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMY). Even those not related by bloodline seemed connected to the various inductees and speakers throughout the night. And those that did share last names were the most emotional of all.
The awards bash for local musicians rocked, rolled and remembered
The red carpet was set up Friday, March 7, inside the Palace Theatre’s lobby, unfurled and available to anybody--musicians and music lovers alike--who wanted to step up next to the big, shiny replica of the SAMMY's trophy, its backdrop emblazoned with 11 event sponsor logos behind them, so photographer Jack O. Boccino could capture the moment.
Lost treasures from 20th Century Fox will be highlighted during Cinefest 34′s celluloid celebration
It’s always a challenge for modern-day film programmers to unearth hidden gems from Hollywood’s early years, and it doesn’t help when real-life disasters from nearly 80 years ago literally wiped out part of that history. That’s what happened in 1937 when a vault fire at 20th Century Fox destroyed the nitrate negatives of far too many pre-1935 studio features.
Alleged Hollywood producer ankles LA for a Collamer Crossings film hub
If you missed the thrice-weekly’s front-page photo showing Gov. Warbucks seated next to Joanie Mahoney at her State of the County address, it’s worth a look. The camera captures him practically leering at our flaxen-haired county exec, who in turn looks so enraptured by her expertly coiffed consort that you half expect the caption to read, “Every kiss begins with Kay.” (Check it out HERE)
Central New York Playhouse delivers the dramatic goods with Arthur Miller’s evergreen Death of a Salesman
In its short history, Central New York Playhouse, the little company in Shoppingtown Mall, has undertaken two mid-20th-century masterworks of American drama, Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire a year ago and now Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. Guided by the surprisingly steady hand of first-time director Kasey McHale, this Salesman, running through March 22, is well thought out, runs smoothly at a crisp pace, and includes several bracing scenes with an assortment of well-cast supporting players.
The company opened its doors November 2012.
Lights hanging from the ceiling. Two transformable stages that linger with the freshness of performing talent. Props and costumes strewn about on tables and floors. This is the Central New York Playhouse the night after a show. The spirit of the theater remains even after the show is done. And just to add an unusual touch, this all took place in a mall.
Does The Donald really represent the local GOP?
Money goes to money, they say, and county Republicans wanted to see if it’s true. On March 11, the Onondaga County Republican Party hosted a fundraiser headlined by the tycoon Donald Trump. It cost $100 per person to attend. Pony up an additional $500, and you could have your photo taken with “The Donald.”
Boeheim: “We turned it around last year with one game”
The Syracuse University men’s basketball team can only hope that history will continue its curious habit of repeating itself.
Hope Springs Eternal
It’s both the best of times and worst of times. It’s a tale of changing conditions. The good news is that there are fewer crowds, short or no lift lines, lower prices and some epic days left in the season. The bad news is that rain, fog, and just plain miserable conditions can cause sadness, depression and heartache.
The prize is for artists who speak for the less fortunate and serve as forces for social change, as Guthrie and Seeger did.
A few months ago, renowned banjo master and Syracuse native Tony Trischka received a call from Nora Guthrie, asking him to perform at a Feb. 22 event at New York City’s Symphony Space. Trischka’s good friend and mentor Pete Seeger would be honored with the first-ever Woody Guthrie Prize.
Curses, Foiled Again British police identified Afrasayab Khan, 18, as the suspect in an assault on a Staffordshire University student after he stole her phone and changed her profile picture on a phone app to his. Friends noticed and notified the victim, who gave police the photo. Officers investigating an unrelated matter in Hanley spotted Khan and recognized him from the photo. He pleaded guilty. (Stoke on Trent’s The Sentinel)
Local radio’s The Irish Power Hour has a global following of Gaelic-loving fans
The radio show starts with the crack of a beer and ends after plenty of laughter. The unlikely team of Sean Johnston and Cabrina Gilbert has become known worldwide thanks to The Irish Power Hour, a raucous 60-minute blast of humor and Celtic rock airing Sundays at 9 p.m. on WTKW-FM 99.5 (TK99). The program celebrates five years of weekly shenanigans this month.
For the week of 03-12-2014
ARIES (March 21-April 19) "There was another life that I might have had, but I am having this one." So says a character in Kazuo Ishiguro's novel The Unconsoled. At this juncture in your life story, Aries, it might be healing for you to make a similar declaration. Now is an excellent moment to say a final goodbye to plot twists that you wished would have happened but never did. To do so will free up stuck energy that will then become available for future projects. You may even awaken to exciting possibilities you haven't imagined yet.
New Times photographer Michael Davis captures the 2014 SAMMY Awards.
Since the inception of the SAMMY Awards (Syracuse Area Music Awards) in 1994 - musicians, fans, family and friends gather annually to celebrate the Syracuse music scene. Syracuse New Times photographer Michael Davis was on hand to capture the sights from the 2014 SAMMY Awards at the Palace Theater.
There’s a place to go on the West Side for a pour-over coffee or cappuccino
You might have stopped in European Specialties, a specialty import store in Westvale Plaza to pick up some kielbasa, liverwurst or crusty rye bread. Kava European Bistro, an extension of the shop, opened in plaza in the fall. It's official "grand opening" was Saturday, March 8.
Ascioti’s and Francesca’s – an italian feast on one spot!
The building at 207 Oswego St., Liverpool, was once a Ponderosa Steakhouse and more recently home to Juanita's Mexican Kitchen.
A dog and his boy bring the past into a modern family tale
A dog and his boy.
Top 5 most read stories for the week of March 3rd – March 9th
Each Sunday we present the Top 5 Most Read Stories of the Week for the Syracuse New Times digital edition. This week our online readers clicked everything from Cauliflower to the SAMMY Awards and some UFO's in between! Starting with Number 5, click on the title or the photo to read the full story! You can find a fresh print edition free on stands every Wednesday and new content (almost) daily here online.
In February 2014, I came across two NY Triangle UFO sightings, I thought they might interest you.
The Kid It was about 6:30 in the evening on February 22rd, 2014. In Walton, NY, Tommy, a young grade school student, was outside enjoying a precious few minutes on his swing before supper.
Take a glimpse into the Redhouse’s ‘Macbeth’
Welcome to the weekly web video series: “Redhouse TV: All the Drama of Making Art, All the Heart of Changing People’s Lives.” (Every Thursday)
‘Mr. Peobody & Sherman’ stars a talking dog; ’300: Rise on an Empire’ features big Greek war
Opening opportunities this weekend include a movie from a cartoon and a movie from a graphic novel.
SAMMYS 2014 Coverage
Art Robins Born in South Carolina as Art Robinson, he was brought north, and eventually to Syracuse, through music. He was introduced to singing in church when he was 13; by age 17, he was in a group in Pittsburgh, Pa., when he was discovered by a touring band in 1957 and joined Willie Love’s AllStars. “We traveled all over creation,” Robins recalls. “Cleveland, Boston, Montreal, New York City, we just went everywhere.”
There are always plenty of reasons to attend the Syracuse Area Music Awards.
A lot of musicians will be holding their breath Friday, March 7, at Eastwood’s Palace Theatre, 2384 James St. They'll be hoping for a triumphant march to the stage to collect the shiny black Sammy, a tradition that started when founder Frank Malfitano hosted the first edition of the event at the Landmark Theatre in 1993.
Bands, fans and promoters stay connected with the online Syracuse Music Scene bulletin board
In November 2010, drummer Kevin Dean had a rare Friday night off. “I thought, ‘What’s going on? I’m not playing!” he remembers. But when he went to see which of his favorite bands were playing, he couldn’t find a single comprehensive listing.
India and South Africa are represented in a multi-exhibit show at SU Art Galleries
This winter SU Art Galleries continues to emphasize international art. Its current exhibits showcase Mithila paintings from Northern India, works by contemporary printmakers from Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, and South African artist William Kentridge, renowned for his ability to create in various media.
Sex and identity issues inform the comic love triangle in Kitchen Theatre’s Cock
Cockfight was the title a squeamish New York Times used two years ago when Mike Bartlett’s award-winning dark comedy Cock opened. In shunning the title used for the earlier London opening, the Gray Lady was on to something. Consider the starkly bare stage from set designer David L. Arsenault that director Margarett Perry has chosen for the production at Ithaca’s Kitchen Theatre Company, running through Sunday, March 9. There’s not a single prop, not even a strip of masking tape on the floor.
(SANITY FAIR) In Syracuse, gay fans have to endure taunts of religious bigots exercising their First Amendment rights to get to the Carrier Dome.
It seems that each time we trudge up the hill to a Syracuse University basketball game at the Carrier Dome, there is more than one nasty wind blowing. I don’t mean the usual winter wind that slices at your face and turns the crowd into a huddled mass moving like hunting dogs with our faces pointed at the ground. That’s a familiar force of nature; we just pull our hoods tighter and keep on climbing.
SAMMYS 2014 Coverage