Bobby (Blue) Bland, the debonair balladeer whose sophisticated, emotionally fraught performances helped modernize the blues, died on Sunday in Memphis. He was 83. The cause was complications from an ongoing illness, The Associated Press reported, quoting his son Rodd.
For a few hours on Friday night in Downtown Syracuse, the surrounding streets had no name, at least metaphorically speaking. Perhaps the U-2 Cover Band "Desire" had a street car named the same? Instead of a stomp your feet Polka beat, it was Rock N' Roll for the beginning of Polish Fest 2013.
Farmers and low-income families in Central New York continue to benefit from a program aimed at encouraging people to buy fresh, local produce. New York State recently received its largest-in-the-nation allocation of 3.4 million dollars for the Farmer's Market Nutrition Program. In this two part series, we examine the nutritional and economic impacts of the program.