All articles by Bill DeLapp

Time for Divine Dining

Turning Stone’s recent “progressive dinner” proved to be successful for the establishment

Star-crossed lovers of food in Verona will find plenty for their palates at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino. During a recent “progressive dinner” in which visitors ambled through a half-dozen venues to sample delicacies, the forks were flying, the vino was flowing and belts were eventually unbuckled a notch or three before the journey ended.

All About Art

Art Zimmer examines his life in new memoir

When Art Zimmer was publisher of the Syracuse New Times, he would occasionally travel down memory lane at the office and resurrect some amusing tales from his past.

Syracuse Boo Times

Local area theaters are getting in the Halloween spirit

Thanks to Halloween falling on a Saturday, when kids and their parents will likely get their freak on during trick-or-treating and costume parties, local theaters and film clubs are jumping the gun with this week’s horrifying attractions. Here’s a rundown.

Broadway Bound

Theater impresario Richard Jay-Alexander recalls his Solvay roots and more

Chances are good that theater fans who know about epic productions such as Les Miserables and Miss Saigon also know about Richard Jay-Alexander, who ran producer Cameron Mackintosh’s North American operation for 10 years. Jay-Alexander was at Le Moyne College during a whirlwind four-day September stint that included seminars and master classes with budding theater students on topics such as the business of theater.

Joe Lynch’s Indie Jones

The moviemaker details his roots as a passionate film student at SU

Making his second visit to the 12th annual Syracuse International Film Festival, genre moviemaker Joe Lynch will screen Everly, starring Salma Hayek in a blood-soaked, claustrophobic shoot-em-up involving yakuza assassins. Lynch, 39, who filmed Everly during a 30-day shoot in Serbia, agreed with Hayek’s wish that “as long as the emotions are real,” the action thriller would be a positive experience.

Bobcat on Bearcat

Director Bob Goldthwait pays tribute to Barry Crimmins in Call Me Lucky

Bobcat Goldthwait, East Syracuse’s gift to Hollywood moviemakers, returns to the 12th annual Syracuse International Film Festival this weekend.

Just Add Salt

The 2015 SALT nominations are in

The nominations are in and the winners will be announced during the annual Syracuse New Times Syracuse Area Live Theater (SALT) Awards. The ceremony, co-hosted by Rita Worlock and Abel Searor, will be presented on Sunday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., at Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St. The theater will hold a pre-show reception from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Sutton Pavilion, as well as a gala after-party at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

SU Drama Shakes Up Classic Cole

Kiss Me Kate opens the SU drama season

The Syracuse University Drama Department puts its best foot forward with the season opener of Kiss Me Kate. Make that more than three dozen feet, since this hoofers’ hoedown is keyed to the evergreen sophistication of Cole Porter’s compositions.

SALT Shakeup at the Top

Get to know the SALT Awards’ new commander in chief

A new auteur will guide this year’s Syracuse New Times Syracuse Area Live Theater (SALT) awards ceremony.

Draggin’ the Lines

‘The Calamari Sisters’ Big, Fat, Italian Wedding’ supplies the laughs at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse

We probably have Shakespeare to thank for cross-dressing farces that have led to the likes of The Calamari Sisters’ Big, Fat, Italian Wedding, which is knocking ’em dead at Auburn’s Merry-Go-Round Playhouse through Sept. 30.