Archive for February, 2010

Welcome to Game Day

Saturday, February 27th, 2010
Game Day: Euclid Avenue

Game Day: Euclid Avenue

Game Day (a preview)

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Tomorrow’s Syracuse vs. Villanova game will make history.

The crowd of 34, 616  is expected to break the record for the largest on-campus crowd to see a college basketball game.

Camping Out in the Carrier Dome

Camping Out in the Carrier Dome

Since Wednesday,  hundreds of student season ticket holders have camped out inside the Dome, studying for exams, playing video games, sleeping on air matressess and waiting to participate in the spectacle.

Welcome to Game Day.

A Songstress

Saturday, February 20th, 2010
Erika Lovette

Erika Lovette

Fans, fellow artists,  friends and family packed Sophistications Cafe in downtown Syracuse last night for singer Erika Lovette’s album release party. Her album is titled Love, Life and Everything In Between.

You can see Lovette performing one of the songs from her album at a previous Art & Soul Cafe here.

During last night’s gathering, she described the genesis for songs and various collaborations. She also mentioned that one of the songs was produced by Leonard Stephens, Jr. (who passed away last year).

Coach (for Life)

Friday, February 19th, 2010
Coach (Ken) Carter

Coach (Ken) Carter

Motivational speaker and former high school basketball coach Ken Carter recently gave a presentation at Levy Middle School and encouraged students to be respectful and avoid negative peer pressure.

“Young people, you are one-third of our population, but one-hundred percent of our future,”  he said.

Carter & Morgan, Rivals Reunited as Friends

Carter & Morgan, Rivals Reunited as Friends

Carter is best known for the character portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson in the film Coach Carter (2005). Carter, who was also a high school basketball star in Northern California as a youth, maintains that (even for players) education is more important than playing ball. During his visit he also found friend and former high school rival David Morgan, who now works at Syracuse University.

Counting Crows

Thursday, February 11th, 2010
Above Irving Avenue

Near Irving Avenue

Vision & Exposure

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Thinking too small gets you in trouble.

Brooklyn-based Pastor A.R. Bernard says part of growth and development is about increasing your capacity.

He spoke last week at Abundant Life Christian Center in East Syracuse on 5 Factors That Influence Our Lives.