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John Allred and Charlie Bertini, J.T. Hall Jazz Consort, Central New York Jazz Combos and Pebble Hill Presbyterian Congregation Singers, The Djangoners

John Allred and Charlie Bertini. Live & Unplugged (AppleJazz). If pure, passionate and powerful horn-playing is your cup of tea, take a big gulp of this CD featuring Orlando-based trumpeter Charlie Bertini and Big Apple trombonist John Allred. Ably backed by bassist Phil Flanigan, pianist David Solazzo and guitarist Tom Bronzetti, the two brassmen waxed 10 terrific tunes on Oct. 2, 2010, at Homer’s Center for the Arts, a former church sanctuary blessed with near-perfect acoustics.



Room to Roam for Edgewood Show

‘The Sum of its Parts’ is on display through June 19 at the Edgewood Gallery

The Edgewood Gallery's current exhibition covers a lot of territory in a small space. The Sum of Its Parts shifts from whimsical sculptures to large abstract paintings, from paper collages to metal work. And it makes room for a slew of mixed-media works.



Tim Bond Sets the Stage One More Time

Syracuse Stage’s upcoming season has all the shows your snobby brother in Rochester has never heard of

Don’t just look at these three items of comfort food-- Peter Pan, To Kill a Mockingbird and The Santaland Diaries --and wheeze, “What? Again?” The other four productions announced for Syracuse Stage’s 2015-2016 season are not only area premieres, but your snobby brother-in-law in Rochester has never heard of them.



Fresh Music Friday: Tinush

Listen to Tinush

Presenting various musical styles from around the globe, Fresh Music Friday finds and shares new music with our readers in an ever changing sonic landscape.



‘Made in New York’ State of Mind

The annual Made in New York exhibit at Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center

The annual Made in New York exhibit at Auburn's Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center begins with the order imposed by jurors who choose works for the show and then transitions into a sprawling display hung on multiple walls. It features pieces by more than 50 artists who create oils, sculptures, photos, drawings and other media.



A New Take on the Bard’s Star-Crossed Lovers

Romeo & Juliet at CNY Playhouse

As a director Dan Rowlands made his reputation by taking well-worn properties, like Arsenic and Old Lace, and treating them as if they had just been discovered. So it is with Romeo and Juliet, now at the Central New York Playhouse in Shoppingtown.



Axes to Grind

The Guitar League, now in its 10th year, provides teachable moments for musicmakers

There aren’t many organizations that allow beginners and globe-touring artists to mix, mingle and learn from one another, let alone on a monthly basis. But for 10 years, the Guitar League has been providing guitarists of all levels exactly that opportunity.



Wayward Pines is the Best and Worst of Shyamalan

Wayward Pines premiered Thursday on Fox

I've been waiting for the new Lost.



Creating a Public Art Scorecard

Here’s a copy of the Connective Corridor public art scorecard

We’re moving on the next steps in our public art call, and thanks for following along.



Fresh Music Friday: Savant

Listen to Savant

Presenting various musical styles from around the globe, Fresh Music Friday finds and shares new music with our readers in an ever changing sonic landscape.