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Syracuse University Student musicians and singers will be warming up concertgoers before they attend the Paul McCartney concert with performances of their own on Saturday.

Songs from the Beatles and Sir Paul will be filling the air on the Syracuse University quad during "McCartney Madness" Saturday from 1:30 to 6:30 pm. 

The idea happened shortly after the concert was announced.  Co-Producer Andreya Cherry says the planning and logistics have continued over the summer.

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Syracuse joined cities in several other states holding a vigil to speak out against the white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Virginia…and against the violence it ignited.  Several hundred people gathered at the Jerry Rescue monument in Clinton Square Sunday night. 

Many said they could not let the Charlottesville gathering and the hate it represented go unchecked.  Herve Comeau was frightened by what he saw in media coverage there.

When the Syracuse Jazz Fest takes place at Onondaga Community College this June it will celebrate it's 35th anniversary. From humble beginnings to what it has become today Jazz Fest 35 chronicles each step in this iconic festival's history.

This week on Jazz Fest 35 Joe Lee and Frank Malfitano discuss the location change from Longbranch Park to downtown Syracuse. What were the advantages of this new venue? Also, what politics now came into play? That and more on this weeks episode of Jazz Fest 35.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast you'll hear about the how Big East has remained consistently a top basketball conference despite a changing landscape. Also this week we highlight an SU Basketball player who doesn't play big minutes, but whose story could have a huge impact.

 

Jason Chen

Dozens of people packed the Syracuse Police Department Monday morning to have a look at a hallway that honors police officers who have given their lives protecting and serving Syracuse. The Hall of Honor was the idea of a recently-retired Sgt. John Savage. He said he hopes that young recruits and old retirees can take some time to walk through the history and tradition of the department.

Syracuse Black Lives Matter Movement Calls For Police Transparency

Nov 29, 2016
Annalisa Pardo

About 40 people with the Black Lives Matter Syracuse movement gathered outside the Federal Building Tuesday morning to protest what they said is too much secrecy within the city’s police department.

Herve Comeau is with Black Lives Matter and led part of Tuesday’s protest. He said he does not trust the Syracuse police department without knowing more about their operation.

“We’d like to see more accountability. We’d like to see more transparency. We don't think that the police department should be able to operate in secret.”

John Smith

An Onondaga County grand jury has concluded that a Syracuse police officer was justified in the fatal shooting of Deric Brown last month when he opened fire on the officer. County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said officer Joseph Mauro III was performing a routine traffic stop on Walnut Avenue near Madison Street.

Visit Syracuse

Central New York could be seeing more tourists from places such as China, the U.K., Ireland and Australia thanks to the I Love New York Campaign.  For the past few days, about 50 motorcoach and tour operators have been sightseeing what the area has to offer. Visit Syracuse President David Holder says the tourism industry will grow if there is a relationship between tour operators and local tourist sites.

Scott Willis

Syracuse university and the City of Syracuse have reached a deal on a new five-year, $7 million service agreement that offsets the cost of city services to the university while also providing funding to adjacent neighborhoods.  Officials say the deal shows how the two entities are woven together.  SU Chancellor Kent Syverud says if there’s one thing that brings the university and community together, it’s successful sports teams.

NC State 42, Syracuse 29: Orange Drop Eighth Straight

Nov 21, 2015

Syracuse suffered an eighth consecutive loss on Saturday, falling 42-29 to the NC State Wolfpack at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina. The loss means Syracuse will end the season without a win away from the Carrier Dome, as the Orange are now 0-5 on the road. 

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