Flashback Friday: Creative Forces

September 18th, 2020

Fashion Show: SU African Student Union from 2019

Bringing It Home at Don’t Bring It Home

September 17th, 2020

A portion of the Blacklites (called the Blacklites Lite) closed out the COVID-19 Awareness Concert series at the Syracuse Community Health Center tonight. The section of the band (left to right: Emmanuel Atkins, Rick Linzy, Ricky Chisholm and Eddie Brown) also played the opening week on August 27. The month-long series was an alternative to the pre-pandemic Jazz in the City shows that typically travel around Syracuse at the end of each summer. This year the music accompanied a testing center located at the Syracuse Community Health Center. Other acts to perform included Ronnie Leigh, Mike Houston & Sam Wynn. The Central New York Jazz Arts Foundation produced the shows.

SIF Style Section

September 11th, 2020

Syracuse’s Soundscape

September 10th, 2020

Mike Houston, vocalist

Wayback Wednesday

September 9th, 2020

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SIF Media Report . . . During this COVID Era we were fortunate to add two podcasts to our media diet: Questlove Supreme and Eric Krasno’s Plus One. Krasno (pictured right) is a gifted guitarist and live music advocate. It was on his podcast we first heard about the Save Our Stages initiative. The episode we highly recommend is the Nigel Hall conversation, which chronicles their Lettuce history. Here are some photos from a Soulive performance featuring Krasno and Hall (pictured left) at the Westcott Theater back in the day. . . . #saveourstages #brothersinblue #soulive #royalfamily #nigelhall #songaid #lettuceisnotaveggie #lettuceisaband #plusone #localmusicscene #quantinefinds #waybackwednesday #newschoolfunkateers

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SIF Style Section

September 9th, 2020

Covid-19 Awareness Concerts (continue)

September 5th, 2020

United Healthcare was one of the vendors at the CNY Jazz “Don’t Bring It Home” Covid-19 Awareness concert at the Syracuse Community Health Center.

Autumn Delight

September 4th, 2020

Vocalist Ronnie Leigh belted out a few tunes during the drive by concert at the Syracuse Community Health Center on Thursday. The CNY Jaz/Jazz in the City-inspired shows continue next week.

Who Are The People In Your Neighborhood

September 3rd, 2020

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Mrs. Hayden’s Neighborhood . . . We first did a story about Geneva Hayden in 2001. She ran a story time children’s program at West Brighton And Midland Avenues. We also were there when she received the Harriet Tubman Spirit Award at Bethany Baptist Church about a decade ago. Today she had a portion of Furman Street names in her honor. The event featured speeches by her former students and Mayor Ben Walsh. Community leaders like Mrs. Hayden are the answer to the often asked question: “who is going to do the work?” . . . #friendsofsif #mrshayden #communityleaders #haydenhouse #streetphotography #childadvocacy #allaboutyou #motherslove #streetlife #communitiesunitedtorebuildneighborhoods

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Here’s a link to the earlier post.

Straight Outta SCSD

August 27th, 2020