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Street Painting 2015 Readers’ Photo Gallery

by Staff

Some of the best photos shot by readers of the Syracuse New Times of the 2015 Street Painting Fesival

The 2015 Street Painting Festival on July 25 illuminated Montgomery Street in downtown Syracuse with an array of colors and creativity. Below are photos submitted by our readers, showcasing their talent.

In Memoriam

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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:

The Honor Roll

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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.

Take the New Times Survey and WIN!

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Enter to WIN 4 tickets to see the Syracuse Chiefs, 4 tickets to Funny Bone Comedy Club and a $100 gift certificate to Phoebe’s!

The Syracuse New Times wants to hear from you! Take our reader survey and be automatically entered to WIN a New Times Prize Pack:

(Photos) Billy Joel Syracuse Concerts 1990 – 1998

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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.

Top 10 UFO Stories from New York Skies (2014)

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The Top 10 New York Skies UFO Stories of 2014

New York Skies is a weekly blog (Fridays) exploring UFO related news and events, sightings and reports from throughout New York State, available exclusively on

Top 25 Stories of the Year on

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The Most Read Stories from 2014 on

The Syracuse New Times has a long history as the definitive source for provocative journalism, progressive thinking and regional arts and cultural coverage. In the past year, we re-designed our print edition, which you can find on stands every Wednesday at more than 1,500 locations throughout Central New York.

Top 14 Blogs of 2014 on

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The Most Read Blog Posts from 2014 on

The Syracuse New Times gives voice to members of the greater community in our Blog section. Available only on, our bloggers come from various backgrounds and interests to share their stories of life and learning in Central New York.

John Lennon Remembered

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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.