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.   In 2013, he started his own blog,, 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

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Two more days of welcoming the green and red of Michigan State and Louisville around the hills of Syracuse, Central New Yorkers. Wave goodbye as the fans of North Carolina State and Oklahoma sadly make there way back home. Of course, since they still have those tickets to Sunday's Elite Eight game at the Carrier Dome and they've seen how welcoming it can be around here ...

It's still going to get uglier before it gets better, Syracuse University sports fans.

Mark Bialczak

 The St. Patrick's Day Parade means many things to many people.

Syracuse Jazz Fest press kit

  The huge names are coming back out for the 33rd edition M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest on July 17 and 18 on the campus of Onondaga Community College.

Syracuse's version of the Grammys rolls out the red carpet Friday night at the Palace Theatre on James Street.

Mark Bialczak

With a name like Winterfest, you've got to expect a certain amount of snow and cold in Hanover Square for the annual Chili Cook-Off.

It couldn't, wouldn't, shouldn't happen this year.

  Tired of snow? Snow plows? Winter?

Mark Bialczak

  The Cheesecake Factory in Destiny USA got its second chance Saturday night.