Arts

Is the MDA Telethon Still an Inspiration?

Spoiler alert: it isn’t.

When I was a kid, I watched the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon every year. On the last Sunday night of summer vacation, my mom and I would curl up on the couch, my dad across the room in his La-Z-Boy, and we would watch celebrities raise money for (as I saw it) kids who walked funny. The show’s animated host told stories and jokes and thanked us for caring. He cried. He cared more than all of us. It was fun and inspirational. And plus, I got to stay up late!



Brosnan is not quite Bond, but The November Man keeps the action

(Review) He’s Peter, not James, and he’s back with his former gig, the CIA

It's no shock to the system to see Pierce Brosnan doing all that spy game stuff as main action figure Peter Devereaux in The November Man.



Steve Carell to Star in a Looney Tunes Project

And Oprah returns to the big screen

Say the name. Steve Carell.



Poster Project Blends Languages of Visual Art and Poetry

The Syracuse Poster Project is accepting haiku submissions until Sept. 5

Artist Roger DeMuth recently went downtown to snap photos of buildings and to study the city’s architectural details.



Workshop Helps to Empower Girls in Music

A week-long music camp held recently at Syracuse University

The campers' shirts read “Redefining what it means to be GLAM.” It’s the mission statement of the Girls Leadership Academy for Music, GLAM, a week-long music camp held recently at Syracuse University that encourages young women to be leaders in an industry that is predominantly male.



Fall Music Lineup Sounds Good

A few highlights for fall 2014

Colder weather doesn’t mean a slowdown in shows. While outdoor festivals get traded for indoor seasons from groups such as Symphoria and the Legends of Jazz Series at Onondaga Community College, music fans have plenty of reasons to keep their coats handy for a night out.



Symphoria Program Aims to Help Children Learn

by Staff

Symphoria remains committed to re-establishing a fine orchestra in Syracuse

Symphoria will visit at least four middle schools in the coming school year to put its music-making skills to use in the classroom.



Seasoned Greetings

James MacKillop previews the hefty stage calendar, with plenty of new productions to go with some classic chestnuts

There will be more area premieres than in any recent season, as well as four world premieres of completely original dramas. Expect a flush of Tony and Pulitzer winners, including Other Desert Cities and Clybourne Park, previously unseen musicals like The Book of Mormon, Young Frankenstein, A Man of No Importance and The Color Purple and two new plays on the life of Mary Todd Lincoln. All these plus The Vibrator Play.



Schoolhouse Rock at the Redhouse

“Education is embedded into everything we do”

Three years ago, Redhouse Education Director Marguerite Mitchell was approached by a social worker thrilled that Rock Camp was being offered. One of the social worker’s clients was interested in making music but was failing classes. Mitchell gave the difficult student a scholarship to attend the camp.



Familiar Musicians Return for Skaneateles Festival

Week 4 of the Festival

The fourth week of the Skaneateles Festival features festival veterans East Coast Chamber Orchestra and Time for Three playing in an intimate and friendly environment.