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Desk Concert: In Case You Wanted to Dance

Friday, November 14th, 2014


The Freddie Jackson concert scheduled for tonight at the Landmark was canceled, so here’s a lesser-known hit from his early days.

Thanks to EJ Flavors for digging this out of the crates.

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, November 13th, 2014
Music elder and P-Funk progenitor and Mothership pilot George Clinton is making rounds these days promoting his new book, "Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You ?" He is pictured here at the Carrier Dome after an interview with Soul of Syracuse's Jerome Espree (about a decade ago).

Music Elder/ P-Funk Progenitor/ Mothership Pilot George Clinton is making rounds these days promoting his new book, “Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You ?” He is pictured here at the Carrier Dome after an interview with Soul of Syracuse’s Jerome Espree (about a decade ago).

Here’s a recent interview Clinton did featuring James Mtume as one of the hosts.  Here’s a link to his new book.

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, November 6th, 2014
Rev. Run at the Syracuse Hip Hop Summit (circa 2004)

Rev. Run was a panelist at the Syracuse Hip Hop Summit (circa 2004)

Week in Review

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

WAWA LIVE from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Def by Heritage

Friday, October 17th, 2014
Wawa, the energetic rapper, actor, dancer, performer and teacher (who happens to be Deaf)

Wawa, the energetic rapper, actor, dancer, performer and teacher (who happens to be Deaf)

Warren “Wawa” Snipe was born Deaf, but he hasn’t let that stop him from reaching his dreams. The multi-disciplinary rapper, dancer and actor  has traveled to over 100 countries, founded a dance company, and is fluent in several languages. 

Wawa came to OCC last night to spread the love of what he calls “Dip Hop.”

We look forward to his upcoming video for the anti-bullying song “Vendetta.”

Wawa's musical partner is DJ Nicar (who joined him on stage last night at OCC to perform the anti-bulling song "Vendetta."

Wawa's musical partner is DJ Nicar (who joined him on stage last night at OCC to perform the song "Vendetta.")

Wawa was joined on stage by OCC student and ASL club member Chelsea (left) during his performance.

Wawa was joined on stage by OCC ASL club member Chelsea (left) during his performance.

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
“New York City is bigger, Chicago is windier, Atlanta is warmer, but of all the chocolate cities, Buffalo may be the baddest….”
-Rick James
Neal Evans played at the Westcott Theater with Soulive in 2009.

Neal Evans played at the Westcott Theater with Soulive in 2009.

We caught Soulive for the first time almost a decade ago. Their brand of funk is maybe the closest thing we’ve heard to the Sound of Minneapolis (The Time, The Revolution, Flyte Tyme Productions).

Neal Evans (above) and his brother are from Buffalo, where July 9th is considered Soulive Day.

In addition to the music, Evans also scores films (most recently “The Boomer List” by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders).

Cello Vision

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Gjilberta Lucaj from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Syracuse Fashion Weekend organizers did a great job blending live music/performance with their runway event. Here Gjilberta Lucaj puts on a mini-concert with a new spin on an old classic (at the MOST).

Open-air Conga Room

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
NoExcuses Michael Heagerty led a Conga Line by the creek on Monday afternoon.

NoExcuses' Michael Heagerty put on his dancing shoes and led a Conga Line by the creek on Monday afternoon.

Unusually warm fall weather and the Columbus Day holiday provided a great mix for creating the longest Conga line to ever groove past Onondaga Creek (near the Inner Harbor) yesterday. This was the first of a series of pop-up events by the group PlayedOut Syracuse!

Inner Harbor Dance Party

Inner Harbor Dance Party for all ages.

Flaunt Your Fashion

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Syracuse with a Detroit Accent

Syracuse with a Chicago Accent

We have never seen the United Booty Foundation band, but one thing is for sure, their fans came prepared for the Disco revival at the Landmark Theater tonight.  The band will play in Watertown tomorrow.

Tonight’s event kicked off with Syra-Snarl, a costume-themed fashion show coordinated by Lisa Marie Butler.

Modern Disco Divas

Modern Disco Divas

Street gaze (part 43)

Monday, October 6th, 2014
Peer Effect

The Pursuit of Happiness