Jessica Novak reports on headliners B.B. King and Trombone Shorty at this summer’s M&T Jazz Fest
The M&T Jazz Fest 2014 is all about the big and the new. Over the two-day festival to be held Friday, July 11, and Saturday, July 12, two 18-piece bands, two 11-piece bands and one 10-piece band will cross the busy stage. And with gigantic names like guitar legend B.B. King and New Orleans favorite Trombone Shorty headlining the free summer festival favorite, “mega” -- a word festival founder and producer Frank Malfitano uses often -- might be a more appropriate term.
(Blog: Inevitable Coffee Ring) Sometimes we put ourselves in roles, others/friends put us into roles.
Expectations. Roles. We all have them. We can sometimes fall into them.
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In between blow-drying your hair, flossing your teeth, “tweezering” your nose hair, and taking out the trash, it’s important every morning to keep up on what’s going on in social media. Don’t worry, that’s why I’m here. I stayed up late last night to save you the hassle.
Big egos, powerful players and potential for disaster keep you guessing
"Draft Day" begins with Kevin Costner's serious character, Sonny Weaver Jr., facing the current biggest dilemma in his life.
April 7th – 13th
Each Sunday we tally the numbers and bring you the Top 5 Stories of the Week for the Syracuse New Times digital edition. This week: readers clicked on stories about downtown parking and social media to crossfit and, of course, UFO's. Starting with Number 5, click on the title or the photo to read the full story! You can find a fresh print edition on stands every Wednesday and new content (almost) daily here online.
It was a saucer shaped object, perhaps two or three football fields in diameter
Who knew a simple shopping trip would involve a flying saucer?
Have a business idea or a dream?
The WISE Women’s Business Center (WBC) is a resource for women entrepreneurs at all stages of business development. If you have a business idea or a dream, if you are starting a business, or have an established business which you’re growing, we can help. (Source: WISE Website)
Welcome to the weekly web video series: “Redhouse TV: All the Drama of Making Art, All the Heart of Changing People’s Lives.” (Every Thursday)
PHOTOS: On and off the field.
More than 6,500 fans attended the Syracuse Chiefs’ opening day, a 4-1 loss to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Some found it inspiring, with the stadium dressed up in bunting and, hey, baseball back in town. Others — notably members of the Simone family, the team’s former management — found it … uninspiring. Members of the family registered complaints on social media about a range of issues, including the movement of a bust of Tex Simone, a long-time Chiefs executive, from the walkway in the stands (above) to the Hank Sauer room, at the end of the first-base line.
The District Blog – behind the scenes!
Three Syracuse area theater companies created a coalition in order to build a performance based infrastructure throughout Central New York, now known as The District. This blog gives different perspectives and a peek "behind the scenes" by actors, directors, musicians, and participants in the greater CNY theatre community.
Modern robotics has taken an incredible step forward to bridge the gap between reality and science fiction.
It is perhaps one of the greatest moments in movie history. (Spoiler alert!) A mother and child stare at a lifelike giant of a machine that stares at them with one human-looking eye and one torn open to reveal its menacing robotic form. The machine instructs the mother on how to end it and the danger it possesses by lowering him into a cauldron of burning lava below.
‘Draft Day’ focuses on GM rebuilding Cleveland Browns. Also up is he scary ‘Oculus’ and two 2′s, sequels to ‘Rio’ and ‘The Raid.’
Add football to the list of sports that Kevin Costner has tackled on the big screen.
We are Muslim. We don’t use crosses. We are going to paint inside the church because we don’t honor icons.
Syracuse’s Landmark Preservation Board gave the North Side Learning Center permission Thursday, April 3, to remove six crosses from the outside of the former Holy Trinity Church at 501 Park St. The crosses “are not in line with the worshipping practices," said the petition to the preservation board.
(Sanity Fair) I’m feeling that freedom already.
At 12:22 p.m. on April 2, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its latest decision regarding campaign finance, McCutcheon et al. v. Federal Election Commission, which changed the total amount you might be able to give to political campaign in a given campaign cycle.
We’re lucky to have the Chiefs, especially this time of year. Where else can you buy a beer that gets colder with each sip?
Twitter attacks. Snow and ice cleared from the field by prisoners. Another loss. Our reward for surviving the cruelest of winters has finally arrived. It’s baseball season again in Syracuse.
(Rant & Rave) Downtown Parking, Make a Wish and Kissing Grandma
Downtown Parking a Problem? That's a Myth By Nicole T. Samolis
A candidate for office every year since 1993 except for 2012
Howie Hawkins will run for governor on the Green Party ticket in an attempt to repeat what for the party was significant electoral triumph: maintaining their line on the state ballot. He announced his candidacy on Tuesday.
Plantagon has greenhouse projects underway in Singapore and Shangai.
Yusuf Abdul-Qadir has been a believer in Plantagon for about two years. After hearing a presentation, then visiting the company in Sweden, the Syracuse green consultant became an ambassador and joined Plantagon’s non-profit association.
(REVIEW) Two one-act comedies at the Syracuse University Warehouse Theater
Syracuse Shakespeare Festival, Ronnie Bell’s company that puts on free plays at Thornden Park during the summer, moves indoors during the cold. Winter is also a time to move away from Bardolotry to consider some other theater from 300-plus years ago, while also giving different directors a chance to take charge. For the two one-act comedies at the Syracuse University Warehouse Theater, The Suitors and Commedia (running through Sunday, April 13), two women are calling the shots. Veteran actress and director Judith Harris guides the little-known The Suitors, while Lynn Barbato-King helms Commedia, in which new, anonymous material is arranged in Renaissance format.
(REVIEW) Syracuse Stage’s ‘The Glass Menagerie’
It does not really matter that Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie ranks high on the list of the greatest American plays of the last 100 years. More importantly, it is the most loved. Teachers cannot kill affection for it by making it assigned reading. That’s why this is the third Syracuse Stage production, after 1979 (directed by Arthur Storch) and 1999.
The Cayuga Wine Trail Wine and Herb Festival
Snow is melting. Birds are singing. Crocuses, daffodils and tulips are poking through. It's springtime in the Finger Lakes. Welcome it -- embrace it! -- with an event to get your garden on, the Wine and Herb Festival on the Cayuga Wine Trail.
Byron Cage is a different story.
The normal story goes like this: Musician starts playing as a child, studies music during his or her wonder years, forms a band, tries to make it big and scrambles for press, gigs and possibly fame. The musicmaker either works his or her way up to a point of success, which varies in definition -- or else gives up trying.
The week includes events that take place throughout the city
Lisa Butler promises that the Syracuse Fashion Week, happening April 9 to 12, will be something this city has never seen before. Not only will the event combine fashion, art, food and music (while benefiting the Food Bank of CNY) – it will also feature everything from body painting to magic tricks, burlesque dancers to nude sushi.
The latest in a series of installations and exhibits by Ann Hamilton
Ann Hamilton is a versatile artist who has created textiles, photos, prints and sculpture, yet she's best known for large-scale, multimedia installations. Her new video piece, featuring the lowercase title table of contents, will begin screenings this week at the Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St. The video will be projected outdoors at the Everson’s north façade wall Thursdays through Sundays, dusk until 11 p.m.
Writer Carl Mellor assesses Mark Shaw’s photos of the Kennedys, Tinseltown icons and more in a star-struck exhibit at Utica’s Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
The works of acclaimed photographer Mark Shaw, whose images appeared in Life, Vanity Fair and other magazines during the 1950s and 1960s, is now on display at Utica’s Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. American Royalty is truly a Shaw showcase: He covered Hollywood, fashion shows, and most of all, the Kennedys. The exhibition offers the first museum presentation of Shaw's images, not only focusing on his photos but also evoking the era in which he operated.
(Living Space) The Hogan Building in Armory Square
The apartment on the top floor of the Hogan Block Building in Armory Square is just 765 square feet. Tucked into that space are a large living room, galley kitchen, one bathroom and one bedroom with a walk-in closet.
April is Cancer Control Month.
When it comes to cancer prevention, we all have choices. Some will increase a person’s risk factors; others will make someone less likely to face a battle with cancer.
Intense CrossFit workouts focus on performance
Survival of the fittest. That’s pretty much sums up CrossFit, an extreme exercise program that has gained popularity nationally.
Adirondack 46ers are hikers who have climbed all 46 of the peaks taller than 4,000 feet in the Adirondack Mountains. There are thousands of 46ers. However, there are far fewer (thousands less) who have completed the feat in the winter; Jim Wallace has done it twice. Never shying from a challenge, Wallace finds his happiness […]
Adirondack 46ers are hikers who have climbed all 46 of the peaks taller than 4,000 feet in the Adirondack Mountains. There are thousands of 46ers. However, there are far fewer (thousands less) who have completed the feat in the winter; Jim Wallace has done it twice.
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