Arts & Culture

Community Theater
7:07 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Redhouse LAB Theater Featured in Community Foundation Week

The LAB theater space at the Redhouse Arts Center
Credit John Smith and Kate Capodanno / WAER News

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.

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Harriet Tubman
4:26 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Underground Railroad Figure Was Much More Than Abolitionist, Says 2-Day Conference

Tubman Centennial Conference covers much more than Underground Railroad.
Credit cayuga-cc.edu

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.”

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Live Music
10:56 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Gregory Porter to Perform at Legends of Jazz

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.”

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3:54 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

Legendary Rock Pioneer Lou Reed Dead at 71

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Legendary rock pioneer and Syracuse University/WAER alumnus, Lou Reed, died Sunday at 71.
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.
Syracuse International Film Festival
6:26 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

10th Annual Film Festival Takes Over Downtown Theatres

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:

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