Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Her voice has been a part of the world's most famous vocal jazz quartet for over four decades. She has also branched out into a very successful solo career as well.  Learn some things you never knew before about Janis Siegel on this latest installment of Jazz Journeys.

Chris Bolt/WAER News

  WAER broadcasters and staff were honored for several awards in both News and Sports categories in the most recent Syracuse Press Club awards, during a ceremony Saturday night.  The station's work swept the categories of Best Radio Sports Show and Best Radio Sports Story.  WAER's Newscast was also judged Best Regularly Scheduled Local Newscast.

(Complete Awards Listings Below)

Some people are no fans of karaoke.

He's played with everyone from Sonny Rollins and James Brown to Dinah Washington and Jimmy Smith. Even at 83, he is still very much involved in the world of jazz as an educator.  The man I am speaking of is Kenny Burrell and in this edition of Jazz Journeys, you'll get a chance to hear me speak with the legendary guitarist.

Joe Lee

Executive Director Eric McElveen and Marketing Director Julie Briggs stopped by the WAER studio to talk with me about the direction McElveen's taking the New York State Blues Fest. Briggs and the Fest board chose the long-time leader of the Sterling Stage Kampitheater to program the 23rd edition of the free-admission event, which runs July 10 -11 in Clinton Square.  

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.

John Smith / WAER News

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.


Joe Lee

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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