Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

I hadn't sweated from the jolt that goes with experiencing fine live theater in too long.

Larry Luttinger has a vision for live music and CNYJazz.

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Indian Day at the 2015 State Fair will have an expanded visual presence to tell more of the history of the Iroquois nations. The day has been renamed Six Nations Day and is scheduled on the second Friday of the Fair.  Onondaga Nation Tadodaho Sid Hill says it will allow them to educate the public about their people.

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Veteran Syracuse guitarist and bandleader Mark Doyle brings his Guitar Noir project back to his hometown Auburn Public Theater at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 4, a year after the debut of the layered and luscious combination of rock and strings. In this first edition of Mark It Up in Syracuse,  WAER community blogger Mark Bialczak sits down with Doyle to talk about the show, his band, and the many musical connections he's made over the decades. Doyle also takes out his acoustic guitar and delivers a special treat.

Annie Griffiths / The Ripple Effect

  A National Geographic Photographer who’s focused her camera on the plight of poor women across the world speaks at Syracuse University Tuesday night as part of the University Lectures series. Her photographs developed into a project that's helped others called The Ripple Effect.  

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  The popularity of superheroes has reached the masses with movies and more television adaptations but what about the root of it all, the comic book? What makes it still appealing 75 years later? Professor of Television and Pop Culture at Syracuse University, Bob Thompson, believes it was comic book’s imagination that made the Golden Age so unique.

  At least three blockbuster movies have been filmed in Syracuse in recent years.  And it has people wondering if Syracuse could become a Mecca for filmmaking and production?   However, the desire to produce more films here requires tenacity.

Syracuse Jazz Fest press kit

  The huge names are coming back out for the 33rd edition M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest on July 17 and 18 on the campus of Onondaga Community College.

In this latest edition of Jazz are sure to enjoy my interview with the legendary Cuban-born saxophonist and clarinetist...Paquito D'Rivera. He stopped by the WAER studios just hours before he led a performance of a specially commissioned piece'll have to listen to find out.

Syracuse's version of the Grammys rolls out the red carpet Friday night at the Palace Theatre on James Street.