Interesting facts you’ve always wanted to know about Joe Driscoll.
Joe Driscoll is a man of immense talent and passion. This Syracuse-born musician has taken the world stage by storm; accumulating a global fan base that ardently adores him and his music. Nowhere is that love of Joe Driscoll more evident than with his fans back home in good ol’ Syracuse, NY. Joe is reciprocating that affection by playing a show at the Westcott Theater, this Friday, August 22, with collaborator, Sekou Kouyate, and bandmates James Breen (percussion) and John Railton (bass).
Two unique UFO sightings
This story is about two interesting and perhaps related UFO sighting incidents on Long Island.
Michael Davis Photos
Syracuse New Times photographer Michael Davis snapped some shots of the New York State Fair during 'set up." See his photos from 'Before the Fair' below:
Two more Midway benefits go on this weekend.
During the first week of July, Mark Sherman, owner of Letters, Signs and Specialties in Fulton, was supposed to bring back the newly restored neon-lit portion of the Midway Drive-In marquee to the theater. The July 8 tornado that wiped out the Minetto venue’s 40-by-80-foot wood screen delayed those plans, however, until ozoner owner John Nagelschmidt started piecing together a comeback strategy. Thanks to fundraisers from T-shirt sales and other contributions, construction of the drive-in’s new steel screen is on the horizon.
ALS, #ShowUsCNY14 and Ice Cream for Breakfast
Here are a few things going on in tech:
Let the show continue.
It's technically a busy street, but East Seneca is quiet aside the murmuring tires rolling by and rumbling voices carried down from the Ironwood and other surrounding businesses. The birds chirping and pecking create more of a stir than anything else. The rustling of the trees: the effort by the wind coincides and buffers the settling down for the evening.
And they’ll do it in the interestingly named Yoga Hosers
First off, they picked a title that makes you look twice.
…at Onondaga Lake?
Jeff Kramer completed the ALS #icebucketchallenge on the shores of Onondaga Lake after being nominated by Judge James H. Cecile.
Concerts and surprises aplenty highlight the 12-day run of the New York State Fair, as previewed by Bill DeLapp
You never know who will show up at the annual New York State Fair, running Thursday, Aug. 21, through Labor Day Monday, Sept. 1. Since it’s an election year, it’s a safe bet that Gov. Andrew Cuomo should be hanging out on Governor’s Day, which takes place on opening day. (Fairgoers with long memories will recall the many times that Nelson Rockefeller was a perennial no-show.) Yet even though Hillary Clinton has a new book to promote, and possible presidential aspirations down the road, nobody knows yet whether she’ll be dropping by for a sausage sandwich.
Driscoll and Kouyate will headline a show on Friday, Aug. 22, 8 p.m., at the Westcott Theater.
So many musicians and bands fall victim to “trying too hard,” by pushing flashy vocals, lyrics and instrumental licks as they flit in and out of genres. But Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate push musical boundaries by not trying too hard.
Baird visits the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que on Monday, Aug. 25
Most people will recognize the name Dan Baird from the Georgia Satellites, the chart-topping 1980s-era rock band he fronted as lead singer and rhythm guitarist. But when Baird visits the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que on Monday, Aug. 25, he’ll be rocking alongside Homemade Sin, a lineup that also features former Satellite drummer Mauro Magellan, bassist Micke Nilsson and the ever-animated guitarist Warner Hodges from Jason and the Scorchers.
It might have been Woody Allen, or maybe it was Albert Einstein, who said, “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.” When playwright Sean Grennan uses the line for his 2011 comedy Making God Laugh, he’s signaling that what people project in the first act is just not going to work […]
It might have been Woody Allen, or maybe it was Albert Einstein, who said, “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.” When playwright Sean Grennan uses the line for his 2011 comedy Making God Laugh, he’s signaling that what people project in the first act is just not going to work out during more than two hours of stage time.
In Classical Form
The Skaneateles Festival presents a varied program of Gypsy-themed music Wednesday, Aug. 20, through Saturday, Aug. 23. The music ranges from works of Baroque composer Franz Joseph Haydn to those of contemporary composers Zoltan Kodaly and Miguel Yuste.
(Living Space) Mission Landing
Kaila Johansen and her fiance, Kyle Westervelt, have a choice of outdoor spaces at their Mission Landing residence.
Matt Michael interviews Chiefs Manager Billy Gardner Jr.
Syracuse Chiefs Manager Billy Gardner Jr. is a true baseball lifer. He grew up around baseball because his father, former major-league infielder Billy Gardner Sr., managed in the minors and then the majors with the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals. After two years as a minor-league player, Billy became a coach and has been a minor-league manager for the last 20 years.
(Sanity Fair) “No intelligence failure surrounding the Benghazi attacks”
You remember that moment. The first time you hold your baby in your arms. You pick up the little darling, gaze into his or her eyes, and say, “Someday you can help provide close air support for the Yazidis fleeing ISIS on Mount Sinjar.”
Leadership and politics in Syracuse
Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner have appeared on the Campbell Conversations program before. This is the last of three parts in which they participate together. This week, they discuss leadership and politics in Syracuse.
Astrology for Aug. 20 – 26
ARIES (March 21-April 19) An American named Kevin Shelley accomplished a feat worthy of inclusion in the Guinness Book of World Records. While wearing a blue satin martial arts outfit, he smashed 46 wooden toilet seats over his head in just one minute. Some observers may be inclined to dismiss his efforts as frivolous and ridiculous. But I admire how he playfully mocked his own competitiveness while fully expressing his competitiveness. He satirized his ego's drive to be first and best even as achieved the goal of being first and best. I recommend you try something similar. You're entering a phase when you'll be wise to add a bit of humility to your bold self-presentation.
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Curses, Foiled Again Police investigating the burglary of a restaurant in San Mateo, Calif., arrested Keveen Quintanilla, 31, after he stopped to flirt with bartender Ashleigh Cullen, 22, who was taking out the recycling. “He said he’d seen me around and wanted to hang out, which was strange since it was already 1 a.m. when he approached me,” Cullen said. After she realized the restaurant had been burglarized, she gave police Quintanilla’s name and phone number. Pretending to be Cullen, officers texted the suspect and arranged a date, then arrested him when he showed up. (San Jose’s KNTV-TV)
Will a new code of conduct help?
Safety in the Schools Teachers and parents have been talking with writer Ed Griffin-Nolan about the state of Syracuse’s schools. One question: Even if the number of violent incidents is stable, are they getting worse?
The kitchen, for starters
Imagine banging out soups, grilled sandwiches, breakfast burritos, biscotti, muffins, monkey bread, cookies and more -- for dozens of customers, on a daily basis -- with an oven and a stove designed for residential rather than restaurant use.
Venture capitalists and angel investors from all over the country were in attendance.
Just a few years ago, starting a company meant renting out or buying an old storefront somewhere, swinging a hammer over a few nails until it looked just right, and selling some odd number of trinkets or plumbing services.
11 things to keep in mind when in public
According to the analytics of this Inevitable Coffee Ring, the audience this blog reaches and appeals to are: human beings, dolphins, really intelligent primates, and cats that decide to walk across keyboards at inopportune times. Since humans are at the top of the list and cats eked out the Top 5 because of paw placement happenstance, a few things have come to light. Where human searches are purposeful and the cats' searches are not -- keyboard walking is often noted as "bad behavior" and is rewarded with spritzes of water to the face -- there has to be a gray area, right? When you Google this, a few things come up:
Comedians compete for cash prizes.
The Central New York Playhouse, now in year two at it's home in Shoppingtown Mall, produces a variety of entertainment outside of the regularly scheduled season of musicals and dramas. In their latest effort to provide "a venue uniquely dedicated to local performers and theatrical entertainment" CNYP presents the new "Cuse Comedy Showcase," where comedians from Central and Upstate New York will compete for cash prizes.
Robin Williams, Guillermo Del Toro and XBox Exclusives!
After E3 and the other big Cons of the summer, video game news slows down a bit, but that's not to say that there is none. Here are a few of the biggest stories from the gaming world this week.
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