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   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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When Syracuse University officials put the word out that game day Friday for the big Atlantic Coast Conference 2014 opener against Louisville was going to be marked by an Orange Out, I had hopes for something pretty cool in this city of ours.

Mark Bialczak

The phrase empty bowls can bring many sad images to mind, can't it?

Tom Honan

It was the perfect match, that snazzy little theater one turn and 25 steps from the main intersection in Cazenovia and the band leader from New York City who grew up in Fenner's farm land just four miles up the road.

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There's more than one day in Syracuse when everybody seems Irish, claims they are Irish, acts like they were Irish.

  There's nothing to do around here.

  I have been one fortunate golfer since moving to Syracuse the summer of 1983.

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The dusty trek around Geddes begins in earnest tomorrow.

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.