Archive for August, 2010

Anniversary Vigil

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
Vigil for victims of Hurricane Katrina at Syracuse University

Vigil for victims of Hurricane Katrina at Syracuse University

Members of the Syracuse University community held an impromptu program for the victims of Hurricane Katrina last night in Hendricks Chapel. Students and members shared experiences about evacuating or returning to clean up the Gulf Region.  This week marks the five year anniversary of the storm.

Second only to the Spike Lee’s Katrina films (and interviews),  I found the best testimony about the Hurricane and immediate aftermath was given by former Syracuse television executive Gary Wordlaw in 2006.

Members of Delta Sigma Theta discuss their sorority's rebuilding efforts

Members of Delta Sigma Theta discuss their sorority’s rebuilding efforts

The Take Over

Monday, August 30th, 2010

“Real faith has perfect peace and joy and a shout at any time. It  always sees the victory.”

–Smith Wigglesworth

 

J. J. Hairston

JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise brought energy and ebullience to the J. Alfred Cage Stage on Sunday evening.  Despite a delayed arrival, they closed out this year’s Gospel Weekend, and took the crowd to church.

J. J. Hairston and Youthful Praise at the Fair

Divatude

Saturday, August 28th, 2010
En Vogue--at 20

En Vogue–at 20

It’s hard to fathom that the ladies of En Vogue released their first album Born to Sing 20 years ago. The original group members performed Thursday to kick-off the New York State Fair concert series at Chevy Court.

New York State Fair (Day 1)

Saturday, August 28th, 2010
Daily Parade

Daily Parade @ 6 pm

Summer Breeze

Saturday, August 28th, 2010
Urban Jazz Collective's Duane Tribune (left) and Richard Randolph play on stage in Little Italy

Urban Jazz Coalition’s Duane Tribune (left) and Richard Randolph

Columbus, OH-based Urban Jazz Coalition brings an unofficial end to the outdoor live jazz season in Syracuse on Thursday. They performed in Little Italy for the season finale of  Jazz in the City, a neighborhood concert series produced each summer by Larry Luttinger and the Central New York Jazz  Orchestra.

Number One Ranking

Saturday, August 21st, 2010
Marshall Street

Marshall Street

Syracuse was recently listed as the most affordable city in the United States.

The (Real) New York Giants

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Some sights from training camp for the New York Jets at  SUNY Cortland.

LaDainian Tomlinson

LaDainian Tomlinson

Fans at SUNY Cortland

Fans at SUNY Cortland

Marcus Henry v. Donovan Warren

Marcus Henry v. Donovan Warren

John Conner

John Conner

Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez

Nick Folk

Nick Folk

Laveranues Coles and Steve Yarnell

Laveranues Coles and Steve Yarnell

Calvin Pace

Calvin Pace

Coming up Roses

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

The E.M. Mills Rose Garden is honored as the second best rose garden in the nation. The garden, located near Syracuse University, is a favored spot for many photographers.

World Photography Day

Thursday, August 19th, 2010
To celebrate World Photography Day here are some photos I took near the US-Canadian border earlier this week.
Milkweed, near Canadian border

Milkweed

Stage two of Monach Butterfly metamorphosis, near US-Canadian border

Stage two of Monarch Butterfly metamorphosis

Lady bug shelter

Lady bug shelter

Chipmunk

Chipmunk

Mentorship 101

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Mark Burnell, at NY Jets Training Camp this week

Mark Burnell, at NY Jets Training Camp this week

Earlier this week at Jets Training Camp from Cortland, NY 39-year-old Mark Brunell was named the No. 2 quarterback behind second-year pro Mark Sanchez.