Arts & Culture

Syracuse Arts and Crafts Fest
9:58 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Tens of Thousands Enjoy Craft Show Despite Some Stormy Weather

Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival
Hannah Warren, WAER News

Arts and Crafts Show vendors had to batten down their hatches a few times over the weekend, but that didn't keep patrons away entirely.  WAER's Hannah Warren caught some of the shoppers in the act, supporting local and visiting artists who had to make the grade for the juried show. 

The big weekend for downtown included the Jazz and Wine Festival, along with the Ecofest and Stage of Nations, giving visitors many options for entertainment in Columbus Circle, Hanover Square and Clinton Square. 

Street Painting @ Arts and Crafts Fest
9:42 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Turning Chalk into Art Along Syracuse Sidewalks

A chalk artist puts on the finishing touches right befor judging
Maria Catanzarite/WAER News

Nearly 125 participants got "down and dirty" at the Syracuse Arts Week festival this weekend as part of the 23rd annual Street Painting competition..

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Syracuse Arts Event
6:40 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Local Artists Among Those from 25 States at Downtown Arts And Crafts Festival

One of Elizabeth Andrews' etchings as she's working on it.
Kaitlyn Richards/WAER News

The Syracuse Arts and Crafts festival returns to downtown Syracuse Friday for three days and features many different types of artists, craftspeople and live entertainment acts. 

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Free Jazz Concerts
2:33 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Jazz In The City Series Plans Two Concerts for August

The BlackLites perform at the first Jazz in the City concert Aug 1.

The 12th Annual Jazz in the City is just around the corner for city neighborhoods.  Producer Steve Becker made the announcement Tuesday. 

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Arts & Culture
10:02 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Jazz Pioneer Carline Ray Passes Away at 88

Jazz guitarist and activist Carline Ray died Thursday at Isabella House in New York City, according to a statement from her publicist. No cause of death was given. She was 88.

In the 1940s, Ray was a member of the pioneering all-female band, The International Sweethearts Of Rhythm. Ray, who was born in New York City, joined the group with fellow Juilliard School of Music student Edna Smith after the pair graduated in 1946. Ray played guitar and sang with the band.

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