Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
4:45 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

What's the Boundary Between Music and Noise? 100-Year-Old Instrument Reborn at SU

SU Design Professor Zeke Leonard demonstrates one of his intonarumori instruments. He recreated the instruments from Luigi Russolo ’s original designs. This one is a wooden box with a lever, hand crank, and a cone-like attachment designed to create unusual-sounding “music.”
Credit Randy Wenner/WAER News

A century ago an unusual musical experiment took place that generated howls of protest and actual fistfights from the audience. Now in 2014 that same experimental music genre is making a comeback at Syracuse University – and is still raising eyebrows.

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Entertainment
12:09 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Jazz Journeys - Episode 10

In a career that has spanned seven decades, pianist, singer and composer Bob Dorough has maintained his carefree approach and wonderful sense of humor. At the age 0f 90, he recently released a new album titled Eulalia.  In Part 1 of this episode of Jazz Journeys, we explore the mind and the world of the man who gave us Schoolhouse Rock, Mr. Bob Dorough.

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ST. PATRICKS DAY IN SYRACUSE
3:21 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Poster Artist Adds His Touch to Syracuse's St. Patrick's Festivities

Poster Artist John Francis McCarthy and Parade Pres. Janet Higgins.
Credit John Smith / WAER News

The green stripe has been painted on Salina Street.  Parade-goers are getting their green on.  It's time again for St. Patrick's Day Syracuse-style.  The 32nd annual parade gets underway Saturday at noon, and focuses on Ireland's 32 counties and four provinces.    But amid the revelry, floats, green beer, and Irish dancers is the the  poster designed with a piece of Irish history.  

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Arts & Culture
6:51 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Film Screening at Le Moyne Highlights Poverty Worldwide

David Peterka, one of the producers and subjects of "What Matters?," in a screen shot from the film
Credit Speak Up Productions / whatmattersfilm.com

LeMoyne college is presenting an award-winning documentary tonight on poverty that also includes some surprises.  “What Matters?” is the story of three friends living on $1.25 a day to experience and document what it’s like living in extreme poverty.  

Director and subject Dan Parris says, “What Matters?” lacks the guilt-trip of your typical documentary on poverty.  He says it's the film's realist attitude and sense of adventure that turned the movie into a success - and, he hopes, inspires viewers to make a difference. 

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Entertainment
11:54 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Jazz Journeys - Episode 9

This week, we'll head down to New Orleans and get a taste of Mardi Gras 2014 with some of the artists and songs that have helped make this event become an international celebration.

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