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Week in Review

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Sweet Honey in the Rock, a group of African-American female singers, visited Syracuse as part of the Malmgren Concert Series on Sunday. The group, who was accompanied by musician Romeir Mendez, is celebrating 45 years in the business. Nitanju Bolade Casel (pictured above), joined the group in 1985.

Week in Review

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Week in Review

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

T-Pain performed at Syracuse University’s Greek Freak on Saturday night (photo by Mateo)

Bill Watson Day

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Week in Review

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

Bass cello player Alison Lynn and the Moxie Strings returned for the Syracuse Irish Festival.

The Elders One More Time

Friday, September 7th, 2018

Ian Byrne and the Elders headlined the Friday night stage at the Syracuse Irish Festival.

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

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We spoke to Reggie Seigler early in the week and he wasn’t quite honest with us. He said this year’s FunkFest2K18 had plenty of music,but that there would be no fashion show. So you can imagine our surprise when @zappband took style and decorative details to new heights during the show. All throughout their sonically funky set, the band changed clothes more times that we saw Luther Vandross do during a show at The Cap Center (DC) back in the day. Shout out to Lester Troutman‘s wife. If she leaves the band she had a big-time future in producing fashion or award shows. . . . #whitesuits #zootsuits #lightsuits #siflookbook #hats #afros #zappnation #fashionshowatafunkshow #localmusicscene #styleiseverything #theycametheyplayedtheyconquered #theycametheydanced #neverbeenfunkedoverlikethisbefore #partyoverhere #onthefunktour #tbt #funkfestfashionweek #thismuchfunshouldbeillegal #funkalwayshasfashionsense #clapforzapp #funkfest2k18

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NYS Fair-FunkFest

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

Terry “Zapp” Troutman and the Zapp Nation helped close out FunkFest2K18 by dropping a dirty bomb of classics and new material at the New York State Fair.

FunkFest 2K18

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

Lester Troutman, Zapp Band

NYS Fair-When Smokey Sings

Monday, August 27th, 2018

Singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson will be one of the speakers for the homegoing celebration of Aretha Franklin on Friday. He performed for a crowd of over 17,000 at the New York State Fair on Monday.