Best of Syracuse: Arts and Entertainment winners
Bluegrass Band: Los Blancos
The Best of Syracuse winners of 2015!
Best of Syracuse® is a reader-generated poll trademarked by the Syracuse New Times. Each year we ask our readers to nominate in seven categories: Metro Living, Sports & Leisure, Love & Sex, Going Shopping, Food & Drink, Arts & Entertainment and Family (formerly the Besties Awards from our sister publication, Family Times).
Columnist Cheryl Costa reports on a circular gray UFO from last Monday
People always complain that I report older UFO sightings. For those grumblers, here is an account from last Monday:
Autumn is upon us! Here’s what to fill your calendar with
Happy October, everyone!
Blindspot is a pleasant surprise for TV writer Sarah Hope
Too many shows begin with a woman's body in a bag. The pretty girl; the good girl; whom everyone loves; raped, murdered and chopped to bits; shoved in a bag.
Winewagen Tours offers unconventional, yet fun, excursions for sightseers
Zach Cutlip loves the Grateful Dead. He also loves tinkering with “old things.” It makes perfect sense that he would want to own a 1971 Volkswagen bus, an icon of the hippie movement among hardcore Deadheads.
SU’s crackdown on the Kiss Cam was swift, but the wrong call
In the same month that national reports were released citing Syracuse as the city with the highest rate of poverty among people of color in all of the United States, the national media was talking all about us. But it wasn’t about poverty.
The Orange showed signs of promise in a loss to LSU
In sports, not all wins and losses are created equal. In other words, there can be “bad” wins and “good” losses.Remember the Syracuse University football team’s 27-26 win over Villanova in the 2014 season opener at the Carrier Dome? Sure, that was an exciting game, but the Orange needed two overtimes, a trick play in the second overtime, and a botched 25-yard field goal attempt by the Wildcats with 12 seconds left in regulation to defeat a supposedly inferior FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) team.
Bob Holz’s newest album features a who’s who list of guest Jazz musicians
An impressive list of contributors highlights Bob Holz’s latest release, A Vision Forward, featuring legends such as jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell, electric guitarist Mike Stern and trumpeter Randy Brecker. Even more impressive is that this innovative disc was created right here in Central New York.
See what’s in your stars!
ARIES (March 21-April 19) The next seven weeks will NOT be a favorable time to fool around with psychic vampires and charismatic jerks. I recommend you avoid the following mistakes, as well: failing to protect the wounded areas of your psyche; demanding perfection from those you care about; and trying to fulfill questionable desires that have led you astray in the past. Now I'll name some positive actions you'd be wise to consider: hunting for skillful healers who can relieve your angst and aches; favoring the companionship of people who are empathetic and emotionally intelligent; and getting educated about how to build the kind of intimacy you can thrive on.
Plan scenic fall getaways with the I Love Upstate New York blog
Andrea Parisi loves her job. Four days a week, she makes the drive from Sackets Harbor to Syracuse University, where she serves as the assistant director of marketing at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. It’s a fast-paced job in a creative environment, where no two days are the same. She also adores her leisure time. Parisi, 33, has a passion for art, design, social media, travel, nature photography and all things nautical. She combines all of her passions in her side project, the travel and leisure blog “I Love Upstate New York” (www.iloveusny.com).
Columnist Cheryl Costa shares the sources of her UFO reports
I get asked all the time where I get my UFO reports from.
Check out these activities and events for the start of autumn
Happy autumn, everyone. To celebrate, there are plenty of outdoor activities that are taking place this weekend.
Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards further broke down the color barrier in television
History was made Sunday night at the Primetime Emmy Awards, when Viola Davis became the first black woman to win an Emmy for a lead role in a television drama. "It's 2015!" you say. "How could it have taken this long?" you ask. Your guess is as good as mine.
The whimsical display of Big Fish captivates audiences
We've all heard about the big one that got away. But when Edward Bloom (Tom Warner), the father at the center of Big Fish, tells his over-the-top tall tale, he claims all he has to do is wake up the fish by doing the Alabama Stomp, and they jump right into his pail! The delightful musical version is the season opener, playing through Oct. 3, at the Redhouse Arts Center, 201 S. West St.
PB&J’s Lunch Box’s menu goes beyond the childhood favorite
You might think the words "award winning" and "peanut butter and jelly sandwich" don't belong in the same sentence. But you would be wrong.
Syracuse finally receives its own Oktoberfest melodies
We’re squarely in the middle of Oktoberfest (Sept 19-24), and I know what you’re thinking: Why are there no clever parodies of popular Oktoberfest drinking songs that celebrate Central New York?
The Syracuse Cinephile Society proves that classic movie appreciation is alive and well
The Syracuse Cinephile Society began on a whim. Unhappy with the late-1960s film scene, friends Phil Serling and Sam Goldsman hatched a plan, which included renting the back room of a restaurant connected to the Regent Theatre on East Genesee Street so they could screen nostalgic pictures for a small following.
Get to know the SALT Awards’ new commander in chief
A new auteur will guide this year’s Syracuse New Times Syracuse Area Live Theater (SALT) awards ceremony.
See what’s in your stars!
ARIES (March 21-April 19) You are destined to become a master of fire. It's your birthright to become skilled in the arts of kindling and warming and illuminating and energizing. Eventually you will develop a fine knack for knowing when it's appropriate to turn the heat up high, and when it's right to simmer with a slow, steady glow. You will wield your flames with discernment and compassion, rarely or never with prideful rage. You will have a special power to accomplish creative destruction and avoid harmful destruction. I'm pleased at the progress you are making toward these noble goals, but there's room for improvement. During the next eight weeks, you can speed up your evolution.