. . . for the Syracuse mayoral race, which got more
interesting with the announcement by former Parks Commissioner Otis
Jennings that he’s suiting up as a Republican. Jennings has been making
a living as a motivational speaker and teacher of ballroom dancing.
Let’s see if he can waltz his way through campaign season to finally
sit inside City Hall.
. . . for Norman Keim, author of Our Movie Houses: A History of Film & Cinematic Innovation in Central New York.
The Syracuse University Press-published tome won the Theatre Historical
Society of America’s Outstanding Book of the Year Award.
. . . for WSTM-Channel 3 and
WSTQ-Channel 14 news anchor Matt Mulcahy, nominated for an Emmy award
for the second consecutive year. The category this time around is
Writer: Short Form, for a series of three promotional spots Mulcahy
wrote for Jazz Fest Live 2008. This is Mulcany’s fifth Emmy nomination; he is a past winner for anchoring and producing a documentary entitled Bosnia: Returning Home.
. . . for Post-Standard
readers, who will have to pay more for less starting March 2. As entire
sections shrink before our eyes (if not for obituaries, would the Local
section be merely an insert?), the paper will increase home delivery
prices by 15 cents and the newsstand cover price by 25 cents. Need we
remind you that you paid nothing to read this here?
. . . for local music fans, with
the recent passing of soulful jazz musician Walt Maddox, recipient of a
Syracuse Area Music Awards Hall of Fame award in 1999. Maddox died on
Feb. 2. If there’s a rock’n’roll heaven. . .
. . . for owners of digital-conversion cable boxes,
who now have to wait until June to really give those gizmos a workout.
Most Syracuse-area TV stations won’t switch over until then, although
WSYT-Channel 68 and WNYS-Channel 43 have already dumped their old
analog signals. Let the madness begin!