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.”
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.
Producing artistic director Timothy Bond continues the high standards that have distinguished Syracuse Stage for 40 years
It’s an old, old building with new curb appeal. At base a remodeled 1914 movie house, Syracuse Stage’s Archbold Theatre has long been a familiar fixture on East Genesee Street, downhill from the Syracuse University campus. It looks different now, though. During the six-and-a-half year tenure of producing artistic director Timothy Bond, it has become a prime station on the Connective Corridor.
MPG: Many People Giving
Ryan Novak achieved his childhood dream, then took it to another level.
For Ryan Novak, life is not like a box of chocolate. It is more like a chocolate pizza. There are bumps in the road or obstacles sometimes he’s had to get around, similar to the pecan, almond and white chocolate drizzled-on topping. But overall, it is sweet and satisfying, like the milk chocolate and toffee crust.
The new recording studio has been built from repurposed materials and is housed in an old warehouse
When people think of a music studio opening its doors, they might conjure stereotyped images of the glamorous life: musicians wheeling in and out, expensive gear, hit records, shiny cars. The reality is that recording is a tedious process, not defined by the gear rolling in and out, but rather the talent and creativity of those who have their hands on whatever equipment is at hand: expensive, modified or otherwise.
Where do you stand?
Abortion has been a hot topic for decades, since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling 41 years ago this week, when the court found that women had a constitutional right to an abortion early in a pregnancy.
Eighty-two years ago, cops were chasing bootleggers in the Salt City
As an increasing number of states ease up on the once illegal use of marijuana, it is apropos to note that it was 80 years ago this month that the great experiment to make alcohol illegal, Prohibition, was finally declared a failure.
A look back at Nancy Cantor’s decade as SU’s Chancellor.
As dancers marched in place--pranced, really--in front of a wall-sized mirror at the Redhouse Arts Center, learning the tricky steps for a flash-mob performance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” Megan Steinberg watched quietly with a handful of brochures in her hand.
Salvation Army has served Syracuse since 1883
At 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, a handful of people were straggling into the small Salvation Army chapel on Salina Street. It was 20 degrees, and city streets bore the icy mess of the season’s first real snowfall. It was a good morning to stay home, where it was warm and dry. But by the time the service began--about a half-hour late--more than 60 people, many with infants or young children, were on hand for music, worship and witness. The crowd had grown to more than 75 by the time the high-energy worship ended more than 90 minutes later.