SAMMYS 2014 Coverage
Art Robins Born in South Carolina as Art Robinson, he was brought north, and eventually to Syracuse, through music. He was introduced to singing in church when he was 13; by age 17, he was in a group in Pittsburgh, Pa., when he was discovered by a touring band in 1957 and joined Willie Love’s AllStars. “We traveled all over creation,” Robins recalls. “Cleveland, Boston, Montreal, New York City, we just went everywhere.”
(SANITY FAIR) In Syracuse, gay fans have to endure taunts of religious bigots exercising their First Amendment rights to get to the Carrier Dome.
It seems that each time we trudge up the hill to a Syracuse University basketball game at the Carrier Dome, there is more than one nasty wind blowing. I don’t mean the usual winter wind that slices at your face and turns the crowd into a huddled mass moving like hunting dogs with our faces pointed at the ground. That’s a familiar force of nature; we just pull our hoods tighter and keep on climbing.
A new standard is established for consumption of cauliflower wings.
Everyone knows I’m a helper, so when a crunchy new restaurant dared to be different by serving--gasp!--cauliflower wings at the downtown Wing Walk, my impulse was to assail critics as close-minded, change-averse, planet-endangering Neanderthals, no offense to Neanderthals intended.
A Dr. Seuss celebration lures kids of all ages to Hamilton
Children walk down Lebanon Street in tiny lines; boys and girls of all different kinds. The bundled youngsters want a glimpse of an illusive cat, guided across town by a red-and-white striped hat.
Curses, Foiled Again When an unidentified burglar entered a San Francisco bank through a ventilation shaft, he triggered a silent alarm. Police Chief Greg Suhr said that when officers responded, the 230-pound suspect fled to a nearby building and promptly fell through the roof into an apartment, where officers arrested him. (Associated Press)
It isn’t always endearing when Jim Boeheim has a temper tantrum.
It’s a weird feeling to watch a grown man shrieking and hollering and swearing in front of millions of people, especially when you realize it’s all about a game. And it’s an even weirder feeling to be surrounded by thousands of adults enjoying the old man’s tantrum.
World of Music has been serving up grooves to the community for 16 years
Walking into World of Music is like walking into a hip-hop safe haven.
New York is a model state for feral pig control.
Here’s something to root for in the dark of winter: New York State has the upper hoof in the war against Marauding Feral Death Pigs.
Authority did not question airport concessionaire’s labor practices.
Soon, there may be some new faces to greet you if you stop for a cup of coffee or a sandwich on your way to catch a flight out of Hancock Airport.
Winter is a great time to cruise wine trails in the Finger Lakes
When TripAdvisor named the Finger Lakes one of its Top 5 U.S. wine destinations in 2012, the website’s travel gurus probably were thinking water, wine, blue skies and rolling green hills--not frigid temperatures, frozen lakes and blowing and drifting snow.