Arts & Culture

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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Arts & Culture
6:16 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Cycling the Erie Canal: Reflections Back on People and Their Stories Along the Way

Bicyclists on the last day of Cycling the Erie Canal ride along the Mohawk River toward the Hudson and Albany.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

The Cycling the Erie Canal bike trip ended this past weekend.  Parks and Trails New York organized the 15 annual event.  A wide variety of people participated from 36 states and several other countries.

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