A local foundation and theater have come together to improve access to the arts for up-and-coming performers and audiences. The Central New York Community Foundation recently awarded the Redhouse a $25,000 grant to construct a "lab" theater space, which provides public performance space for educational programming. The grant and planned uses for the theater were highlighted as part of Community Foundation Week.
A seminar on Harriet Tubman reflects on issues such as slavery and unequal education that are going on today. The Harriet Tubman Booster Club is hosting a centennial symposium, “Harriet Tubman: No Longer Underground.”
The Legends of Jazz concert series is bringing Grammy-nominated singer Gregory Porter to Onondaga Community College this Friday. Porter is currently touring in support of his latest album “Liquid Spirit.”
Lex van Rossen/MAI/Redferns Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, died today. The cause of his death has not yet been released, but Reed underwent a liver transplant in May.
Film buffs have a local opportunity to watch films and meet various Hollywood personalities at the Syracuse International Film Festival, which started yesterday. It’s the festival’s 10th anniversary, and those in attendance will notice there are fewer films this year.
Festival producer Christine Fawcett-Shapiro says that the venues in downtown Syracuse and at universities in the area were intentionally chosen for the year’s showings, as were the film selections: