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The Swans Take Flight by Christopher Malone
Syracuse City Ballet presents Swan Lake May 15 + 16
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FEATURED EVENTS
Monday, May 4-Friday, May 8 The County  Health Department has created a 7-poster service display of breast cancer survivors. These will be on display in the Adult area.
Id/Ego/SuperEgo @ The Tech Garden, an exhibit of artwork exploring the psychological self. Featuring the work of 18 artists from across CNY working with a wide variety of materials & methods. Painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, fibers, video/film and performance art. Including works by Julie Angerosa Lauren Bristol Kathy Donovan Christopher Farrell Cathy Marsh Jenn […]
Monday-Thursday; No Class Monday, May 25 Free study sessions designed to help those who are interested in obtaining their GED. Must sign-up. Contact Pat Booker 315-435-6000 ext 5574 
Mondays, May 4, 11 and 18 Receive free help with online job searching, resumes, creating profiles and more. No appointment is necessary. Please bring a flash drive or a thumb drive. Space is limited please call 435-1940 and ask to speak with Kelly if you have any questions.

Pedal Pushers Born to be Mild

Kramer takes on the Five Boro Bike Tour

Way back in February 1977, a small group of New York City cycling enthusiasts had a dream. They would launch a ride across the city that would become so popular that a Marriott in the Financial District would be able to gouge guests $20 per night to store a bicycle in a nearby garage.

Say Yes: Still a Good Idea

What we need now is a recommitment to Say Yes

(Read Part 1 - CLICK HERE)

Jon Nakamatsu: Piano Man

With Symphoria, Nakamatsu already feels at home.

Jon Nakamatsu didn’t go to college for music, nor did he a full-time music career. In fact, just before he won the Gold Medal at the 1997 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, he was a German teacher.

Time to Rhyme with Seussical: The Musical

Seussical: The Musical at The Redhouse

Redhouse Arts Center executive artistic director Stephen Svoboda was suffering near-crippling back pain last week. He was not there for the opening night of Seussical: The Musical, one of three components of the third annual District Festival.

News and Blues

Your weekly dose of weird and funny news!

Curses, Foiled Again Someone reported two men acting suspiciously in a parked car in Rexburg, Idaho, but before police could respond, the men, aware that they had been observed, assumed they had been discovered by undercover officers. They called 911 and admitted possessing 20 pounds of marijuana. Rexburg police, who said they had no idea the men were driving through town with drugs, arrived to find Leland Ryan Kaimipono Ayala-Doliente, 21, and Craig Seward, 22, standing outside their car with the pot. (Pocatello’s Idaho State Journal)

Classified 05/06

by Staff

05/06/15

Free Will Astrology

See what’s in your stars!

ARIES (March 21-April 19) Benedictine monks observe the Latin motto Laborare est Orare. The 19th-century abbot Maurus Wolter interpreted these words to mean "work is worship" or "work is prayer." He was trying to impress upon his fellow monks that the work they did was not a grudging distraction from their service to God, but rather at the heart of their devotion. To do their tasks with love was a way to express gratitude for having been blessed with the gift of life. I propose that you experiment with this approach in the coming weeks, even if your version is more secular. What would it be like to feel contentment with and appreciation for the duties you have been allotted?

SocietyGurl: It’s a Date

Go on a date with SocietyGurl!

Blogger, vintage lover and cocktail shaker, The Society Gurl (Jamie Ann Owens) goes on a date with a visit to the Salt Market and Notch 8 Cafe.

The Swans Take Flight

Syracuse City Ballet presents Swan Lake May 15 + 16

"It's never just black and white" emphasizes this year's Syracuse City Ballet's performances of Swan Lake.

How to Make Pasta with Broccoli and Garlic

Cooking Italian with Joe

Joe Borio, host of "Cooking Italian with Joe" shares his simple and delicious recipe of pasta and broccoli. This is a great memory of Italy as he was growing up with his grandmother who made everything special and delicious.

Upcoming Conversation on Public Art

Let’s talk public art on May 5 from 10 a.m.- Noon

You’re invited to a Connective Corridor community conversation on public art May 5, 10 a.m. to noon SU Warehouse, Suite 405 (fourth floor conference suite) 350 West Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY

Fresh Music Friday: Milking Diamonds

Listen to Milking Diamonds

Presenting various musical styles from around the globe, Fresh Music Friday finds and shares new music every Friday on SyracuseNewTimes.com.

1966 UFO: A Huge Green Orb UFO

Who knew that a family’s day trip would result in witnessing a huge green orb UFO.

Roger and his family lived in New York City, in the Bronx specifically. It was late June 1966, Roger, his wife, daughter 12 and two sons, ages eight and six, decided to get up before sun rise and hit the open road for a day trip to Pennsylvania. The family of six were traveling south on the Throgs Neck suspension bridge just prior to sunrise.

(Photos) ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protest

Photos of a local march against police brutality

Members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Syracuse Answer Coalition and THE General Body of Syracuse University marched across the city of Syracuse on Thursday April 30 protesting police brutality and to show their support for Freddie Grey, a 25-year-old African American who sustained spinal cord injuries while being taken into custody by the Baltimore Police Department.

Valve Introduces Monetized Mods, Huge Backlash Reverses Decision

How to create modifications of games and share them with others

Valve Corporation, the company in charge of PC gaming content platform Steam, In cooperation with game developer Bethesda, introduced a new feature to the Steam Workshop: Paid Mods.

EPISODE 009: Jeannette Hanna – World of Cheddar, Interactive Design

Listen to an interview with Jeannette Hanna

This week we have Jeannette Hanna of World of Cheddar. Hanna is a student at SU and specializes in interactive design exploring also virtual reality, augmented reality, and other new technology and media. Listen here for a really interesting and fun show.

Say Maybe to Education

Sadly, our kids have gotten used to broken promises.

When you make a promise to a child, it’s got to be a sure thing.

Searching for the Hair Apparent

Give Jeff Back His Hair!

As I watched the Bruce Jenner interview, I felt happy for him. Finally, Jenner can be the person he knew he always was. I only wish he’d outed himself as a transgender person sooner, for his sake and the sake of others.

Blues Brothers & Sisters Inducted into NY Blues Hall of Fame

The New York Blues Hall of Fame is an eMuseum growing each year

Central New York blues royalty, including Pete McMahon, Phil Petroff, Colin Aberdeen, Mark Tiffault, Dave Olson, George Rossi, Carolyn Kelly, Dave Liddy, Jimmy Wolf and Tom Townsley, will be inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame this weekend, along with posthumous honorees Roosevelt Dean, K.J. James and Al Nathan.

Puppet Hand Jive for Avenue Q

Avenue Q, the season finale from the Syracuse University Drama Department

The PBS children’s series Sesame Street, launched in 1969, was an urban oasis where everyone got along, regardless of race or class, and every child could see himself or herself as special and could do anything. Every dream was worth pursuing.

Folkus at 15

The Folkus Project of Central New York

In the dimly lit sanctuary of May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society Church, 3800 E. Genesee St., folk music enthusiasts fill the pews surrounding the elevated platform for the night’s concert. Before the music begins, there are a few short announcements, which end the way they always do: A volunteer of the Folkus Project of Central New York says to the audience, “Folk, because that’s us!” And the audience calls back in unison, “Us, because that’s who we are!”

Cruz Control: Juan Cruz’s one-man show

Arts writer Carl Mellor visits a new show by Juan Cruz, who has cut and reshaped his previous works

None of That: Nada de Eso, Juan Cruz's one-man show at La Casita Cultural Center, poses a fundamental question: Why would a talented artist take scissors and deliberately slice up a bunch of his paintings? For Cruz, that act isn't mutilation but an initial stage in a new creative process.

News and Blues

Your weekly dose of weird and funny news

Curses, Foiled Again Jeffrey Wood, 19, announced a robbery at a convenience store in Washington, D.C., where two police detectives were shopping. They were in plain clothes, but one had her badge hanging from her neck. She told the suspect, “Stop playing, I got 17,” referring to the number of bullets in her gun. Wood reportedly replied, “I got 17, too.” He was bluffing, however, and was easily arrested. (The Washington Post)

Free Will Astrology

See what’s in your stars!

ARIES (March 21-April 19) Chris Moneymaker was employed as an accountant in Tennessee. On a whim, he paid $39 to enter an online poker tournament. Although he knew a lot about the game, he had never competed professionally. Nevertheless, he won the tournament. As his award, he received no money, but rather an invitation to participate in the annual World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Can you guess the storybook ending? The rookie triumphed over 838 pros, taking home $2.5 million. I don't foresee anything quite as spectacular for you, Aries, but there may be similar elements in your saga. For example, a modest investment on your part could make you eligible for a chance to earn much more. Here's another possible plot twist: You could generate luck for yourself by ramping up a skill that has until now been a hobby.

Society Gurl: Home Sweet Home

Join the SocietyGurl as she gets into the “spirit” of Central New York

Blogger, vintage lover and cocktail shaker, The Society Gurl (Jamie Ann Owens) comes home from vacation in the Bahamas and explores the region's spirits at Good Nature Farm Brewery and Tap Room, Life of Reilley and 1911 Spirits.

Syracuse Spring Fest ‘In Short’

Sunday’s short films took place at 1 p.m., and they were a definitive highlight.

For those who missed Spring Fest 2015 at The Palace Theatre: You missed out on a lot. Even attending one day, Sunday, wasn't enough. require(["mojo/signup-forms/Loader"], function(L) { L.start({"baseUrl":"mc.us8.list-manage.com","uuid":"85d2ba0025c653b3e192092c1","lid":"f3647e1ce0"}) })

Jeannette Hanna: Exploring the World of Interactive Design

Mastering the art and science of the interface

As a student at Syracuse University, Jeannette Hanna is a policies studies major, but she also explores a brave new world. As a perpetual student of technology and innovation, Hanna also enjoys tapping into the world of interactive design.

You may grow old waiting for action in ‘The Age of Adaline’

Smart premise, fine acting can’t lift fantasy over the top

Writers J. Mills Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz dug deep to come up with a plausible explanation for that smooth skin through the decades for their main character in The Age of Adaline. And as the narrator explained all of the science that struck to the heart of the matter early in the 20th century as an accepted formula that would not be discovered until two decades from now, I nodded my head in admiration during the Friday matinee amid a few dozen fellow belief-suspenders.

Top 5 Stories of the Week

See what you might have missed this week!

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.

Arts

Let’s talk public art on May 5 from 10 a.m.- Noon

The New York Blues Hall of Fame is an eMuseum growing each year

The Folkus Project of Central New York

Arts writer Carl Mellor visits a new show by Juan Cruz, who has cut and reshaped his previous works

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


 

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


Lifestyle

Join the SocietyGurl as she gets into the “spirit” of Central New York

(Part 2 of 2) Khalid Hussein El-Hakim is a Hip-Hop scholar, author, educator and collector.

Amiibo figures limited quantity makes them difficult to find in stores

Commune with nature on Netflix

Photo Gallery of Opening Day at NBT Bank Stadium 2015


News & Opinion

Your weekly dose of weird and funny news

Mastering the art and science of the interface

See what you might have missed this week!

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