Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

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.  

xploitme / flickr.com

  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 Journeys....you 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 titled...well....you'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.

 February 27, 2015—On Friday, June 19, KEB’ Mo’ will perform in Goldstein Auditorium located in Syracuse University’s Schine Student Center for Syracuse Stage’s 2015 Gala. 

Ellen Blalock, artist

  It’s never easy to talk about race in our community.  Several Syracuse arts organizations are collaborating to bring together exhibits and performances about Apartheid, civil rights and identity to help that conversation.

In this edition of Jazz Journeys, you'll hear my interview with legendary pianist and composer Ramsey Lewis who will be celebrating his 80th birthday in 2015.  He discusses everything from his album of all original material to exuding class on stage.

Kevin Garcia/WAER News

  A new exhibition at the Everson Museum represents American Modernism, a post-World War Two art movement.  It’s called “Prendergast to Pollock,” and features more than 30 works from contemporary artists.  It’s the first major event under a new director, who’s trying to boost interest and museum finances. 

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