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276 artists. 17 countries. 16 semi-finalists.

Six to eight finalists to be selected for the Connective Corridor’s $650,000 call for public art

The jury will be interviewing these amazing artists who have made it to the next round to select six to eight finalists for the Connective Corridor’s $650,000 call for public art – a partnership with Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts.



Fresh Music Friday: Sharna Bass

Listen to Sharna Bass

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.



1975 UFO – June UFO Cluster

The summer of 1975 witnessed the June UFO Cluster.

“This sighting happened maybe two weeks after the Grand Island sighting … there were a lot of UFO sightings in the greater Buffalo area in 1975,” Ronald tells us. “I was up on the 2nd floor of my home on Keller Ave. and watching TV when I saw some lights flashing outside the window.”



Cooking Italian with Joe goes to Italy

Take a trip to Italy with Joe Borio

Joe Borio, host of Cooking Italian with Joe, takes a trip to his home, a country style villa in Italy, to share the sights and sounds of Puglia and the hillside farms covered in olive trees, lemon trees, fig trees, and more. Relax and enjoy as we take a trip and drink in all the beauty of Italy!



Meet the Connective Corridor Public Art Call Semi-Finalists

16 semi-finalists have been selected out of 276 applications

This week’s blog post is one you’ve been waiting for. After working through 276 applications from around the world, we are happy to announce that our jury has narrowed the list of potential candidates down to 16 semi-finalists. It was quite a process, guided by a prestigious jury and our colleagues at Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, with input from a local steering committee and you, our Syracuse New Times readers.



Fresh Music Friday: Mount Kimbie

Listen to Mount Kimbie

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.



1967 UFO: Sphere Shaped Craft

Who knew that a Sphere Shaped Craft would join the fun at a late season camping event?

Jeff was very hesitant to share his UFO story with us, “I supposed nobody would believe us…”



Five Questions, One Minute: Oliver Wood

Oliver Wood of The Wood Brothers

On Friday April 10, The Westcott Theater welcomed back The Wood Brothers to Syracuse. I saw them for the first time a year and a half ago at the same venue. Although a healthy attendance encouraged their return, this proved to be a sold-out show that kicked off with Willie Watson. Watson did join the trio in the middle of their show, but his one-man high-energy show proved to be more than just a vital opener. His switching from acoustic guitar to banjo almost every other song paired well with his charismatic stage presence.



Real Versus Make-believe: A Conversation with Martin Casella

Casella’s role in Poltergeist was a dream come true.

April 18, 2015 marks the 10-year Anniversary of Salt City Horror Fest at the Palace Theatre (2384 James St.). Eight feature films will be shown in the 35mm format, and a special Rochester-based bonus will be screened at 10 p.m.. Enjoy all of the films for $20 (in advance) or $25 (at the door) from noon to the wee hours of the morning. Doors will open at 11 a.m. There will be food trucks available outside and in the parking lot. Comedian Alex Bidwell will take the stage at 7:15 p.m. 



How to Make Steamed Mussels with Garlic & Wine

Steamed Mussels with Garlic & Wine

Join Joe Borio, host of Cooking Italian with Joe, as we take a journey to the shore of the Mediterranean sea and enjoy some steamed mussels or "Cozze" cooked with wine, garlic, butter, olive oil and more.