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Newbie

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
Fashion Shows are a multi-dimensional experience and DJ V did a great job considering it was his first fashion show gig.

Fashion Shows are a multi-dimensional experience, and what would they be without music. DJ V did a great job on opening night considering it was his first fashion gig.

Where Class & Cool Met the Strings

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
Jeff Houston

Jeff Houston on stage at Juneteenth.

The local music scene is like a fraternity: so many good folks jamming, sharing and looking out for one another.

We were sad to hear about Jeff Houston’s passing.  We caught him many times around Syracuse, but most recently at the Community Folk Art Center’s Women in Music series.

A tribute will take place at Dolce Vita where Houston usually played on Wednesday nights.

Jeff Houston at CFAC last month

Jeff Houston at CFAC

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
Blues vocalist Dana Fuchs returns to Syracuse this weekend. She performed at last year's Blues Festival.

Blues vocalist Dana Fuchs returns to Syracuse this weekend. She performed at last year’s Blues Festival.

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
Snoop, aka The Dogg Father, Snoop Lion, and the D.O. double G will make a return to the area for the New York State Fair this summer. He is pictured here from 2005 in the Carrier Dome.

Snoop, aka The Dogg Father, Snoop Lion, and the D.O. double G will make a return to the area for the New York State Fair.  He is scheduled to perform September 2. Snoop is pictured here from a 2005 show in the Carrier Dome.

A Soprano Experience

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Dahil Sa’Yo (Remix) from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Here was one of our favorite performances from Women’s History Month. Soprano Mary Rose Go remixed the song Dahil Sa’Yo with her poetry during the Women in Music event at the Community Folk Art Center. What an amazing voice.

Dancehall Style

Saturday, March 28th, 2015
Brother Num brought the rub-a-dub vibe to the Dinosaur on Friday evening.

Brother Num brought the rub-a-dub vibe to the Dinosaur on Friday evening.

Shout-out to trombonist Melissa Gardiner for sending out a reminder about her sitting in with the reggae artist Brother Num.

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
Flautist Nicole Mitchell will return to Syracuse to headline a concert at the Community Folk Art Gallery next month. She is pictured here about a decade ago at OnaJava.

Flautist Nicole Mitchell will return to Syracuse to headline a fundraiser at the Community Folk Art Center next month. She is pictured here from a holiday party at OnaJava about 10 years ago.

Orange Connections and SXSW

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Syracuse alum and ATL music/entertainment insider Shanti Das (aka Shoestrings) appeared last week at SXSW on a panel to discuss gender politics in Hip Hop culture. We also heard her on a recent Combat Jack Show where she talked about an upcoming campaign called “Silence the Shame” to create dialogue about mental health.

Das came to CBT last fall.

Spin Moves

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

If you are a SU Basketball fan, you may be missing the team in this year’s NCAA Tournament, but here is some good news about one former player…

Former ‘Cuse bigman Rony Seikaly is now a house music DJ in Miami. He has program on Soundcloud and Sirius XM called “Sugar Free Radio,” and he will spin tomorrow as part of Miami Music Week.

Week in Review

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Earlier in the week we were pleased hear, for the first time, Starlett Brown. She performed as one of the acts for the Women in Music event at the Community Folk Art Center.

Brown has sang background for many national-acts. In this clip she shows her range and takes a secular song and folds it into the sacred realm. Listen and let it take you to church…