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Time-tested story of experience could be right for directorial debut
You know Hollywood can't keep its hands off a good storyline.
(Podcast) An Interview with Mitchell Patterson of Hack Upstate
The Next Best Thing Stories about Innovation This week we have Mitchell Patterson, co-founder of Hack Upstate. Special thanks to Sarah Roche and Tony Kershaw for hosting the program this week! For more info on Hack Upstate and how to sign up for the upcoming April 11-12th event, visit their website at www.hackupstate.com.
Rebirth Brass Band performs Friday, March 27
Bringing NoLa North Since 1983, The Rebirth Brass Band has been delivering traditional New Orleans brass band music, complete with second line, funk, jazz, soul and hip-hop. They released their first album on Arhoolie Records in 1984 and were signed to Rounder Records in 1989. Since then, they’ve released more than a dozen albums, tour North America and Europe consistently and won a Grammy Award (for Best Regional Roots Music in 2012).
Weekly food truck round-ups starting April 22
George Shattuck, owner and operator of Shattuck's Paddy Wagon, pronounced the first food truck "rodeo" of the season in Syracuse a success -- and despite the lingering winter is looking forward to weekly round-ups starting April 22 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m..
Owners Dan and Teresa Seeley plan to repair/rebuild restaurant damaged by ice
The winter of 2015 has been long and cruel. Dan Seeley, his wife, Teresa and their children escaped it for a few days of warmth and sun earlier this month, then received the news that an ice dam had "let loose" and caused part of the roof to collapse at The Cider Mill, causing extensive damages to their recently renovated restaurant on Fay Road, in Onondaga.
(Review) Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound
Although set chronologically in the middle of the trio of Neil Simon’s “BB” autobiographical plays, Broadway Bound was written and produced last. The playwright tells us why in the first scene: dirty laundry.
Whoever picks the winning bracket wins $25
Yes, Syracuse, there is an NCAA tournament. Sensing a void in the calendar, I’ve assembled a bracket featuring the best of the worst misconduct spotlighted in the NCAA Infractions Report. Just like the real Selection Committee, I agonized over the seedings. Where, for example, to place violations related to the phony internship — in the YMCA or in Academic Shenanigans regional?
Many teachers say it has never been this bad before.
For a long time, I have been quite certain that I would be an excellent teacher. For about 45 minutes. After that, I would be a felon.
The Sweet 16 and Elite 8 will be played at the Carrier Dome
We all know by now that the Syracuse University men’s basketball team didn’t go to this year’s NCAA Tournament. But the tournament is coming to us this weekend.
Weedsport-bred violinist Bridgid Bibbens displays her music gifts during her homecoming week
Bridgid Bibbens is one of the most sought-after violinists in the United States. She plays a bright pink, seven-string, fretted electric violin (Bibbens calls it “the viper”) yet is also completely proficient in classical music. She’s been written about in Guitar World, is in high demand as a studio musician and has performed with artists spanning Christina Aguilera to Mary J. Blige to Jay-Z.
Your weekly recap of weird and funny news
Curses, Foiled Again Police thought Luis Moreno Jr., 26, was driving solo in a carpool lane in Fort Lee. N.J., but when they stopped him, he showed he was legal by pointing out two men in the back of the SUV. The men said they were kidnap victims. Moreno tried to flee, but rush-hour traffic stalled his getaway, and he was arrested. (New York Daily News)
Astrology for March 25 – 31
ARIES (March 21-April 19) The term "jumped the shark" often refers to a TV show that was once great but gradually grew stale, and then resorted to implausible plot twists in a desperate attempt to revive its creative verve. I'm a little worried that you may do the equivalent of jumping the shark in your own sphere. APRIL FOOL! I lied. I'm not at all worried that you'll jump the shark. It's true that you did go through a stagnant, meandering phase there for a short time. But you responded by getting fierce and fertile rather than stuck and contrived. Am I right? And now you're on the verge of breaking out in a surge of just-the-right-kind-of-craziness.
Starting Point is a note from our publisher
Jeff Kramer is at it again on page 9 with his own version of March Madness. In his tongue and cheek way he has assembled the most egregious accusations against the Syracuse Athletic Programs into a concise bracket of competitively seeded “Violations." Reading them all together it is easy to see why compiling this list took 8 years to assemble (from data and information voluntarily submitted by Syracuse University). Way to go NCAA, you demonstrated the ability to graduate from Detective Dick’s School of Criminology with honors, I hope you didn’t have to ask a professor for a review of any of the grades to improve your class standing.
Stay Fabulous with The Society Gurl
An Interview with CNY native Aaron Speach, founder & CEO of ONICS, the intelligent car system.
77% of Americans admit to texting and driving, which is also the number one killer of American teens.
Proceeds will benefit the City of Syracuse youth basketball league
Central New York fans from around the globe may be disappointed by the recent developments regarding Syracuse University men's basketball. Although Syracuse and Duke are not playing each other, The Palace Theatre will still be showing some hoops on the big screen.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a refreshing burst of energy and positivity
Kimmy Schmidt is optimistic. Despite having been kept in an underground bunker in Indiana for fifteen years by an abusive cult leader, Kimmy approaches life with nothing but positivity. While all the best shows on TV right now are all about corrupt politicians, corrupt lawyers and racism in the justice system, and when the early spring in Syracuse still looks a lot like winter, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a refreshing burst of energy and positivity.
(Review) Robert Schwentke directs ‘Insurgent’
I don't know about you, but I'd be perfectly content if Dystopian Days took a break from the cinematic screens.
March 16 – 22
Every Sunday, we tally our analytics to give you the Top 5 most read stories of the week on Syracusenewtimes.com.
Testing boundaries and expanding creative limits
The Connective Corridor is teaming with Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) on an exciting $650,000 call for public art along the Corridor.
(Photos) Billy Joel in photos 1990 – 1998
Billy Joel performed at the Carrier Dome on March 20, 2015, marking his seventh performance in Central New York.
Vera House leads the local White Ribbon Campaign.
White Ribbon Campaign A wintry first day of spring didn't stop approximately 300 people who participated in the "kick-off walk" for Vera House's 21st Annual White Ribbon Campaign on March 20 in downtown Syracuse.
(Blog) Have you ever considered leaving a significant tip?
After a long three days of travel I landed at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. I was not looking forward to the three hour layover and just wanted to get home to Fort Myers (my winter home). I was cold, tired and hungry. The Longhorn sign was a welcome sight. I parked myself in the booth of the familiar eatery. At least when you eat at a chain, you know what to expect, right? My waitress was pleasant and accommodating. I enjoyed a wonderful meal; my favorite, baked salmon, rice and fresh broccoli. I ate slowly and enjoyed every morsel.
Who knew that on a lazy summer’s evening, a Long Island family would witness the V Formation of UFOs.
Harry and his parents lived in Oakdale, NY in the Great Neck river valley area. It was about twilight in mid-July 1954 and Harry’s dad was finishing some yard chores. Young Harry’s mom had just called him in the house to get ready for bed. He tells us that he’d only been inside for a few minutes when his father “burst” into the house yelling, "Everyone come outside quick you have to see this!”
Listen to Fat-Suit
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.
Photos from the Boeheim press conference
Syracuse New Times photographer Michael Davis attended a press conference with coach Jim Boeheim on Thursday March 19, as the coach made his first public appearance since the NCAA report and Syracuse University's announcement that he would retire in three years.
Choose Your Own Adventure for Video Games
Remember the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books of childhood?
Sports writer Matt Michael on the SU men’s basketball’s checkered season, which prematurely ended