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Super Saturday

Saturday, December 20th, 2014
Bandstand, Saturday night

The Gift of Music

Simmer Down

Friday, December 19th, 2014
The Boss of Sauce: Bluesman Bill Wharton (lower right) got some help from the audience (to stir his pot) to start his show Thursday night. Some technical glitches slowed the preparation of his mealtime musical set.

Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton (right) got some help from his blues starved audience to start his show Thursday night.  Some technical glitches slowed the preparation of his musical set and food giveaway.

Holiday Vibe (in Green)

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Tom Dooley Choraliers from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Week in Review

Sunday, December 14th, 2014
This Stops Today: Downtown Protest

This Stops Today: Downtown Protest

Will Gorman, Holiday Reception, Jazz Centrral

Will Gorman, Holiday Reception, Jazz Centrral

Street Art to go

Artist and his snow sculpture (crow)

Christmas Carols, Franklin Street

Christmas Carols, Franklin Street

Rejoice in Rhythm

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Rejoice in Rhythm from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, December 11th, 2014
Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah has a new album (36 Seasons) out this week. He is pictured here during a performance at The Westcott Theater in 2009.

Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah has a new album (36 Seasons) out this week. He is pictured here rocking the crowd at The Westcott Theater in 2009.

If you are not familiar with Ghostface, check out some write-ups here on  Soul-Sides.

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, December 4th, 2014
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Common at Cornell University (Some Day It Will All Make Sense)

Thankful for Throwback Thursday

Thursday, November 27th, 2014
Preservation Hall Jazz Band (at Jazz Fest)

Preservation Hall Jazz Band (at Jazz Fest)

We have enjoyed the HBO documentary series “Foo Fighters Sonic Highways,” particularly the most recent edition that highlights New Orleans. We are thankful that many of the musicians featured (such as The Preservation Hall Jazz Band) on that episode have come through Syracuse for some amazing shows.

Here’s an extended clip with Trombone Shorty, who was the star of last summer’s Syracuse Jazz Festival.

Dreams of Africa (from Syracuse)

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
Kofi Jacque aka One Black Voice

Kofi Jacque aka One Black Voice

Kofi Jacque, aka One Black Voice,  was the featured artist for the Community Folk Art Center’s Journey Through Music of the African Diaspora series on Thursday.  He performed selections from his CD/DVD.  He also talked about his trips to Africa, his work as a performer with the Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company, and his collaborations with Ellen Blalock.

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.