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Letha Wilson: Sight Specific March 17-July 18, 2015 Light Work Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery Light Work is pleased to present “Sight Specific,” featuring the work of artist Letha Wilson. “Sight Specific” will be on view in the Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery at Light Work from March 17 through July 18. A reception and informal Gallery Talk […]
Perspective: Selections from the Light Work Collection March 17–July 31, 2015 Light Work Hallway Gallery Light Work is pleased to present “Perspective: Selections from the Light Work Collection.”The exhibition features recent acquisitions from 2013 Light Work Artists-in-Residence. As photographers, the selected artists employ perspective as an integral technical and conceptual tool of their craft. Each year, Light Work […]
Light Work is pleased to present “Quaking Aspen: A Lyric Complaint,” featuring the work of photographer Gary Metz. “Quaking Aspen: A Lyric Complaint” will be on view at the Robert B. Menschel Gallery in Schine Student Center at Syracuse University from Feb. 1 through June 30. The exhibition is curated by Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock and Joe Lawton; […]
Longyear Museum of Anthropology, Colgate University Alumni Hall, 2nd Floor Hamilton, NY 13346 Tuesday — Friday: 10:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. Saturday: 12:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m. Also by appointment. The museum is closed during University holidays and breaks. In Africa, important life transitions often call for the creation, manipulation, and display of aesthetic objects.  Among […]

Top 5 Stories of the Week

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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

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.

Climate Changes Earth Day Perspective

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

Global warming should have a YouTube account. It should threaten beheadings, claim religious justification for its actions, and recruit a handful of our young ones to its cause. Then maybe we would start to fear it as much as we should.

(Photos) Opening Day with the Syracuse Chiefs

Photo Gallery of Opening Day at NBT Bank Stadium 2015

Syracuse New Times photographer Michael Davis captured the spirit of America's pastime on opening day at NBT Bank Stadium.

A Dip Celebrates Earth Day

Proving to the world that Onondaga Lake is safe for swimming

County Executive Joanie Mahoney said she’d swim in Onondaga Lake.

Free Will Astrology

Astrology for April 22 – 28

ARIES (March 21-April 19) If you're stumped about what present to give someone for a special occasion, you might buy him or her a gift card. It's a piece of plastic that can be used as cash to buy stuff at a store. The problem is, a lot of people neglect to redeem their gift cards. They leave them in drawers and forget about them. Financial experts say there are currently billions of dollars going to waste on unredeemed gift cards. This is your metaphor of the moment, Aries. Are there any resources you're not using? Any advantages you're not capitalizing on? Any assets you're ignoring? If so, fix the problem.

News and Blues

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

Curses, Foiled Again Tyler Lankford, 21, entered a bakery with a loaded and cocked revolver, pointed it at the 58-year-old clerk and demanded money, according to police in McKeesport, Pa. The clerk emptied the register, but when the robber picked up the money, he put the gun on the counter. The clerk grabbed it and chased away the robber, whom police identified from surveillance video. (Pittsburgh’s KDKA-TV)

Greyrock On a Roll

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

As the CSA (community-supported agriculture) sign-up season kicked into gear in February, Matt Volz found himself in an unusual place: parked in a chair at the computer for two to three hours at a stretch, processing registration forms and payments and answering questions from customers.

Volu: Giving Non-Profits the Tech They Need

“Doing more good better”

When Chris McCarthy came up with Volu, he didn’t do it in a vacuum. A 40 Below community engagement volunteer, McCarthy was tasked with organizing and promoting non-profit work in the greater Syracuse area. The website he had to work with was not very helpful. In fact, McCarthy found, many non-profit organizations across the globe were having the same problems: mainly, tech.

Five Questions, One Minute: Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds

Hailing from the Catskill Mountain region, and the band blossomed in New York City

A small tremor was  felt around the Syracuse the evening of Friday, April 17. Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds took to the Westcott Theater stage. I was able to steal a minute of the Kincheloe siblings' time after the show, checking in to see how their tour is going?

Guests Galore at Cross Creek Gig

History of Syracuse Rock’n’Roll Music: Then and Now

It was another night of reunions, music and dancing on Sunday, April 12, at Pensabene’s Casa Grande, 135 State Fair Blvd., as the recent edition of the History of Syracuse Rock’n’Roll Music Then and Now series presented a pair of longtime favorites. Harmonica impresario Skip Murphy and his Merry Pranksters first took the stage to entertain the sizable crowd, followed by the rockin’ bluegrass sounds of Cross Creek, one of Mike Greenstein’s all-time favorite local acts.

Cooking Italian with Joe goes to Italy

Take a trip to Italy with Joe Borio

Joe Borio, host of Cooking Italian with Joe, takes a trip to his home, a country style villa in Italy, to share the sights and sounds of Puglia and the hillside farms covered in olive trees, lemon trees, fig trees, and more. Relax and enjoy as we take a trip and drink in all the beauty of Italy!

Silly Slapstick Can’t Save Awful ‘Mall Cop 2′

It’s too bad that it’s all so lame.

The burly guy still loves a Segway and security guard work.

Top 5 Stories of the Week

April 13 – 19

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.

Meet the Connective Corridor Public Art Call Semi-Finalists

16 semi-finalists have been selected out of 276 applications

This week’s blog post is one you’ve been waiting for. After working through 276 applications from around the world, we are happy to announce that our jury has narrowed the list of potential candidates down to 16 semi-finalists. It was quite a process, guided by a prestigious jury and our colleagues at Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, with input from a local steering committee and you, our Syracuse New Times readers.

Fresh Music Friday: Mount Kimbie

Listen to Mount Kimbie

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.

1967 UFO: Sphere Shaped Craft

Who knew that a Sphere Shaped Craft would join the fun at a late season camping event?

Jeff was very hesitant to share his UFO story with us, “I supposed nobody would believe us…”

Five Questions, One Minute: Oliver Wood

Oliver Wood of The Wood Brothers

On Friday April 10, The Westcott Theater welcomed back The Wood Brothers to Syracuse. I saw them for the first time a year and a half ago at the same venue. Although a healthy attendance encouraged their return, this proved to be a sold-out show that kicked off with Willie Watson. Watson did join the trio in the middle of their show, but his one-man high-energy show proved to be more than just a vital opener. His switching from acoustic guitar to banjo almost every other song paired well with his charismatic stage presence.

Episode 007: WISE: Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Listen to an interview with members of WISE

This week we have members of WISE: Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship talking about their annual Symposium event coming up April 21st at Syracuse University, as well as the WISE Women's Business Center that helps launch and support women entrepreneurs.

Board of Elections Seeks Inspectors

Starting pay for the general election will be $190

The Onondaga County Board of Elections is looking for people to serve as election inspectors for Primary Day (Date TBA) and General Election Day (November 3).

Arts

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

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

Hailing from the Catskill Mountain region, and the band blossomed in New York City

16 semi-finalists have been selected out of 276 applications

James MacKillop reviews ‘Other Desert Cities’ at Syracuse Stage


 

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


Lifestyle

Take a trip to Italy with Joe Borio

Starting pay for the general election will be $190

The software update suggest two unannounced newcomers

Enter to WIN 4 tickets to see the Syracuse Chiefs, 4 tickets to Funny Bone Comedy Club and a $100 gift certificate to Phoebe’s!

The Syracuse Chiefs will play their home opener on Thursday, April 16


News & Opinion

Khalid Hussein El-Hakim is a Hip-Hop scholar, author, educator and collector.

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

Professor Mugo has served on the faculty of the African American studies Department at SU

Writer Ty Marshal investigates the muscle-bound thrills of arm wrestling