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Archive for May, 2009

Just Married

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
John & Veronica

John & Veronica

Congratulations to SIF Advisory Board member John Giles and his bride Veronica. They were married on Saturday at Eternal Hope Worship Church in Syracuse.

Around the World in 279 Days

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

I recently read a manifesto by Chris Guillebeau. He has traveled the world and been chronically self-employed.

For a free copy of the e-book, click here.

From Suzuki to the Stage

Friday, May 8th, 2009
Christian Howes

Christian Howes

Jazz violinist Christian Howes talked about his early training with the Suzuki method, the state of jazz violin and his time in jail during an informative interview on the Speakeasy with Dorian on Monday.

Howes played last year’s Syracuse Jazz Fest with Bill Evans.

Skins & Shirts to the Sugar Shack

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Athlete-turned artist Ernie Barnes passed away last week.  One of the most influential artists of the past quarter century, he is remembered here on a Kanye West Blog. Growing up I’ve seen his work reading Ebony Magazine, watching Good Times, and even had the chance to see some of his work at North Carolina Central University.

For a more critical appreciation of Ernie Barnes and techniques, check out this review.

Sax Ed 101: Jamming

Monday, May 4th, 2009
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Grover in Philly

T. Grundy posted some wonderful items on his Jazz 101-An Intro to Jazz and Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) podcast episodes. His sax-appeal series included Pamela Williams (aka the Saxtress) who played last year’s Jazz In The Square.  And in one post Grundy also featured one of my favorite’s Grover Washington,Jr. ( I have several of his albums), as well as Maceo Parker, who played in Syracuse a few months ago.

100 Days and a Lifetime of Images

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Photographer Alton Ritter sent me this link to the White House Photostream (images by Pete Souza).