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.
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.
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.
On Friday, February 28th, The Don Byron New Gospel Quintet with featured vocalist Carla Cook will perform at Onondaga Communtiy College as a part of the continuing Legends of Jazz concert series.
Don Byron has gained much individual attention for his mastery of the clarinet. He released his first album in 1992. Since then, Byron has been exploring and executing musical styles and themes— everything from hip-hop to classical. The Don Byron New Gospel Quintet, which was formed in 2009, evolved from Byron's study of Gospel music from a cultural and personal perspective.