Mark It Up

Weekly Podcast

Mark It Up is hosted by veteran journalist Mark Bialczak

Hosted by veteran journalist Mark Bialczak, Mark It Up explores topics that make the music and art scene in Central New York a vibrant experience.  

Tom Honan

Syracuse singer Ronnie Leigh says his ears and vocal cords perked up immediately when he first heard the sound of Frank Sinatra. Leigh will take on songs from the legend as part of a show Dec. 10 at Drumlins. Hear about the connection in this edition of Mark Bialczak's Mark It Up podcast.

Joe Lee

Executive Director Eric McElveen and Marketing Director Julie Briggs stopped by the WAER studio to talk with me about the direction McElveen's taking the New York State Blues Fest. Briggs and the Fest board chose the long-time leader of the Sterling Stage Kampitheater to program the 23rd edition of the free-admission event, which runs July 10 -11 in Clinton Square.  

Joe Lee

Veteran Syracuse guitarist and bandleader Mark Doyle brings his Guitar Noir project back to his hometown Auburn Public Theater at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 4, a year after the debut of the layered and luscious combination of rock and strings. In this first edition of Mark It Up in Syracuse,  WAER community blogger Mark Bialczak sits down with Doyle to talk about the show, his band, and the many musical connections he's made over the decades. Doyle also takes out his acoustic guitar and delivers a special treat.