Arts & Culture

ST. PATRICKS DAY IN SYRACUSE
3:21 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Poster Artist Adds His Touch to Syracuse's St. Patrick's Festivities

Poster Artist John Francis McCarthy and Parade Pres. Janet Higgins.
Credit John Smith / WAER News

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.  

Read more
Arts & Culture
6:51 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Film Screening at Le Moyne Highlights Poverty Worldwide

David Peterka, one of the producers and subjects of "What Matters?," in a screen shot from the film
Credit Speak Up Productions / whatmattersfilm.com

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. 

Read more
Entertainment
11:54 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Jazz Journeys - Episode 9

This week, we'll head down to New Orleans and get a taste of Mardi Gras 2014 with some of the artists and songs that have helped make this event become an international celebration.

Read more
Live Music
2:16 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Legends of Jazz Concert Series Continues with The Don Byron New Gospel Quintet Featuring Carla Cook

Don Byron performs at Unterfahrt
Credit OhWeh

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.

Read more
Entertainment
5:12 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Jazz Journeys - Episode 8

Vocalist/Keyboardist Sherma Andrews

On this week's episode, we learn a little bit about one of the rising young stars in the music industry...Sherma Andrews as she prepares to perform in Syracuse this coming Sunday February 16th at the Sheraton Syracuse University.  Sherma is the latest guest on my "Take Ten" segment where you'll learn a variety of interesting tidbits including who she would want to take a cross country drive with...hint hint...he's the leader of the free world.  Enjoy!

Read more

Pages