Mark Bialczak

Digital Editor

Mark Bialczak has lived in Central New York for 30 years. He's well known for writing about music and entertainment, and currently is the movie blogger for syracusenewtimes.com.   In 2013, he started his own blog, markbialczak.com, to comment about the many and various things that cross his mind daily. Mark will post a weekly column about life in and around Syracuse on waer.org.

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Mark Bialczak

  The moment my dear wife Karen and I stepped out of our car and looked toward the SRC Arena on the campus of Onondaga Community College about 15 minutes after 4 on Saturday afternoon, we knew that the organizers of Benny's Lost 80's Bash had decided to set the stage up inside instead of out.

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  A walk through the downtown Syracuse streets surrendered to the Syracuse Arts and Crafts Fair opens your eyes to artists and artisans of many varieties.

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When the officer off the exit points you to pull to the right up to the Orange lot to park on the way to fairgrounds, you know something big's going on.

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The hills were alive with the sound of music.

  

It's back to the campus of Onondaga Community College for the 32nd edition of the M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest.

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  When I interviewed Syracuse Chiefs general manager Jason Smorol a month before this baseball season started, he told me that he and his staff would do everything possible to make sure this community felt wanted at NBT Bank Stadium.

  The parking lot was crowded, and hundreds of people milled about the street in Cicero, strolling between the dozen brand new houses on this gorgeous first day of summer.

  The story I read Saturday by Post-Standard reporter James T. Mulder  told of how an investigation by the state's Attorney General found that black students in the Syracuse city school district are twice as likely to be disciplined as white students.

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  When Bernie Williams was growing up in Puerto Rico, he attended art school and acquired a great love for music.

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  We started our outdoor music season Saturday night with a trip to the pavilion they put up on the parking lot next to Coleman's Authentic Irish Pub over there on Tipperary Hill.

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