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Music Festival
2:57 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Syracuse Jazzfest Organizers Fill in Some Details

Syracuse Jazzfest Director Frank Malfitano goes all patriotic as he announces the final lineups for the July 4, 5, 6 event.
Credit Chris Bolt, WAER News

  

  

More information has just been leaked about what’s coming up at the Syracuse M and T Jazzfest at Jamesville beach July 4th, 5th, and 6th.

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Gay Rights
7:52 pm
Sun June 16, 2013

CNY Pride Event Attracts Thousands to Syracuse's Inner Harbor

Hundreds of gay rights supporters watch live song-and-dance routines along the shores of Onondaga Lake at the annual CNY Pride Festival on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
Valerie Crowder, WAER News

A colorful family of gay rights supporters celebrated love, openness and equality on Saturday, June 15, along Syracuse’s Inner Harbor .  The CNY Pride Parade and Festival attracted church groups, businesses, community organizations and hundreds of families and individuals. 

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End of Slavery Remembered
2:04 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Juneteenth Cultural Celebration in Syracuse is This Weekend

Credit John Smith / WAER News

From its small beginnings at the South West Community Center, the Annual Syracuse Juneteenth Festival this weekend is estimated to attract a record 25-thousand people this year.


The event marks the date of the emancipation of a quarter million slaves in Galveston, Texas in 1865.  At Friday’s flag raising ceremony, Juneteenth committee board member Gale Barnes addressed the diverse significance of the festival.

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New Study
12:53 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

How Good of a Home is Syracuse for Refugees Resettled From Other Countries?

Refugee Report "World at our Doorstep" examines how Syracuse is meting needs of thousands of people resettled from other countries
Credit onondagacitizensleague.org

Chris Bolt report on new Onondaga Citizens League study "World at our Doorstep."

The process to help refugees resettle in the Syracuse area could be a little easier on the people and families that have come from places such as Sudan, Bosnia, and other troubled countries. 

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Life After Military
4:06 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Federal Veterans Leader in Syracuse says Unemployment for Servicemen Improving

Veterans Unemployment Down
Credit veteranstoday.com

The city of Syracuse is being reminded that the phrase “support our troops” holds true both on and off the battlefield. Politicians, business owners, and community organizers came together today to discuss veteran unemployment, and the role that the city and local employers can play in solving this problem.

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