Remembering B.B. King, Kyle Shirley and Joe Galuski
Blues guitar legend B.B. King, 89, passed away on May 14 at his Las Vegas home. The musician was sidelined by health issues that started in October 2014, but just four months earlier he was rocking the rolling lawns at Onondaga Community College, site of the Syracuse M&T Jazz Fest. King lured more than 25,000 fans to his July 12 show to hear an evening of tunes performed on his beloved guitar Lucille. Jazz Fest founder Frank Malfitano contributed this remembrance:
Syracuse New Times wins awards
The Syracuse New Times, one of the oldest alternative weeklies in the United States, walked away with another cache of awards from the 37th annual Syracuse Press Club Awards and the New York Press Association "Better Newspaper Contest" for our coverage throughout 2014.
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(Photos) Billy Joel in photos 1990 – 1998
Billy Joel performed at the Carrier Dome on March 20, 2015, marking his seventh performance in Central New York.
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Thirty-four years ago (Dec. 8, 1980) musician and peace activist John Lennon was assassinated by Mark David Chapman at the entrance of The Dakota in New York City. Returning from a recording studio at roughly 11 p.m., Lennon was shot in the back four times by Chapman and rushed to Roosevelt Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
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