New Times photographer Michael Davis captures the 2014 SAMMY Awards.
Syracuse New Times photographer Michael Davis captures the sights from the 2014 SAMMY Awards at the Palace Theater.
A dog and his boy bring the past into a modern family tale
A dog and his boy.
Take a glimpse into the Redhouse’s ‘Macbeth’
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)
‘Mr. Peobody & Sherman’ stars a talking dog; ’300: Rise on an Empire’ features big Greek war
Opening opportunities this weekend include a movie from a cartoon and a movie from a graphic novel.
SAMMYS 2014 Coverage
Art Robins Born in South Carolina as Art Robinson, he was brought north, and eventually to Syracuse, through music. He was introduced to singing in church when he was 13; by age 17, he was in a group in Pittsburgh, Pa., when he was discovered by a touring band in 1957 and joined Willie Love’s AllStars. “We traveled all over creation,” Robins recalls. “Cleveland, Boston, Montreal, New York City, we just went everywhere.”
There are always plenty of reasons to attend the Syracuse Area Music Awards.
A lot of musicians will be holding their breath Friday, March 7, at Eastwood’s Palace Theatre, 2384 James St. They'll be hoping for a triumphant march to the stage to collect the shiny black Sammy, a tradition that started when founder Frank Malfitano hosted the first edition of the event at the Landmark Theatre in 1993.
Bands, fans and promoters stay connected with the online Syracuse Music Scene bulletin board
In November 2010, drummer Kevin Dean had a rare Friday night off. “I thought, ‘What’s going on? I’m not playing!” he remembers. But when he went to see which of his favorite bands were playing, he couldn’t find a single comprehensive listing.
India and South Africa are represented in a multi-exhibit show at SU Art Galleries
This winter SU Art Galleries continues to emphasize international art. Its current exhibits showcase Mithila paintings from Northern India, works by contemporary printmakers from Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, and South African artist William Kentridge, renowned for his ability to create in various media.
Sex and identity issues inform the comic love triangle in Kitchen Theatre’s Cock
Cockfight was the title a squeamish New York Times used two years ago when Mike Bartlett’s award-winning dark comedy Cock opened. In shunning the title used for the earlier London opening, the Gray Lady was on to something. Consider the starkly bare stage from set designer David L. Arsenault that director Margarett Perry has chosen for the production at Ithaca’s Kitchen Theatre Company, running through Sunday, March 9. There’s not a single prop, not even a strip of masking tape on the floor.
An American salesman gets embroiled in East-West comic dilemmas in Syracuse Stage’s Chinglish
David Henry Hwang was still a kid-playwright when he burst upon the scene with his Tony-winning M. Butterfly 25 years ago. Taking Puccini’s Madame Butterfly as a template, it was a deeply serious work about Western misperception and exploitation, with echoes of the dreadful experience in Vietnam. Since then both the times and the playwright have changed. China has become an economic behemoth, allowing Hwang to unleash his madcap inner muse.