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Urban Garden

Friday, June 29th, 2012
Strawberry

Strawberry (Fragaria)

Raspberry (Rubus)

Raspberry (Rubus)

Neighborhood in Transition (part 13)

Monday, June 25th, 2012
The Big Dig (East Genesee Street)
The Big Dig (East Genesee Street)
Construction continues this week on the Connective Corridor in Midtown.
The Big Dig: East Genesee Street and Irving Avenue

The Big Dig: East Genesee Street and Irving Avenue

Nobody Knows My Name

Sunday, June 24th, 2012
Jazz Singer Gregory Porter, Soul to the Bone

Jazz Singer Gregory Porter, Soul to the Bone

Saxophone-legend Kenny G may have been the headliner for the first night of Syracuse Jazz Fest on Friday, but Grammy-nominated vocalist Gregory Porter stole the show.

A self-described preachers kid, Gregory impressed those in attendance at Jamesville Beach with songs such as Be Good, On My Way to Harlem, and Mother’s Song.  These Sophistasoultastic cuts conjure up images of the Cosby Show of the 80s, Spike Lee’s early films and even the choreography of Garth Fagan. 

His song-writing is vivid and his performance high spirited.

To call Porter a jazz singer may be restrictive. His mature and robust sound may be jazz, but it’s corseted in soul and the cadence of his church rearing.

Gregorty Porter, a singer's singer

Gregory Porter, a singer's singer

Some singers are vanguards.  Nat had it. Donny had it. Ray had it. Sam had it. Stevie has it and yes Porter too, has that vibe of a pioneer.

Jazz Fest Producer Frank Malfitano even said he was one of the most talented jazz singers of the last 3 decades.

During the finale Porter mesmerized the crowd with 1960 What, a homage to cities such as Detroit. Coincidentally,  Malfitano used to produce that city’s Jazz Fest.

New fans showered Porter with appreciation during an impromptu meet-and-greet beside the stage following his set. Many shared their disbelief that they weren’t familiar with this man.

From now on his reputation in Syracuse is all good.

To see a video from Porter’s Be Good, which was shot in Baltimore, visit his website.

Many Colors

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Parade, North Salina Street

Parade, North Salina Street

Here are some photographs from Syracuse’s celebration of  World Refugee Day.

Parade, North Salina Street

Parade, North Salina Street

Parade Prep

Parade Prep

Parade Prep

Parade Prep

Parade, North Salina Street

Parade, North Salina Street

Parade Prep

Parade Prep

Return of the Record-breaker

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
Kenny G onstage at Syracuse Jazz Fest (30th Anniversary)

Kenny G at Syracuse Jazz Fest (30th Anniversary)

Kenny G made a return to Syracuse last night for Jazz Fest. The Festival, produced by Frank Malfitano, is celebrating 30 years. G is a crowd favorite and helped pack the crowd in at Jamesville Beach (a new venue this year). Besides being a best-selling smooth jazz artist, he is known for his long notes (he made it to the Guinness Book a few years ago).

Musician among the people: Kenny G plays in the audience last night

Musician among the people: Kenny G plays in the audience last night

For more information about Kenny G’s new album, click here. To see photos from Kenny G’s 2009 visit to Jazz Fest, click here. His next gig is tonight at the Hampton Jazz Fest in Virginia.

Hold On: Kenny G holds a note as he walks through the crowd at Jazz Fest to kick off his set on Saturday night.

Hold On: Kenny G holds a note as he walks through the crowd at Jazz Fest to kick off his set on Saturday night.

Great Debaters (a prequel)

Friday, June 22nd, 2012
Isaaq Miller of MPH responds to an audience question after arguing the negative of social media

Isaaq Miller of MPH responds to an audience question after arguing the negative of social media

Believe the Hype.

Future stars of debate met Thursday evening at Bethany Baptist Church for the Heightened Youth Perpetuating Excellence (H.Y.P.E.) Program. Students from area schools argued the pros and cons of social media with an emphasis upon areas subjects such as education and politics.

Christy Muok, debate team captain for the affirmative

Christy Muok, debate team captain for the affirmative

The program was coordinated by media personality George Kilpatrick and the debate was moderated by Donna Satcher-Jackson.

Joshua Turnquest

Joshua Turnquest of SAS makes a final point during his speech

Amina Kilpatrick of MPH argues that coverage of politics using social media can lead to horserace reporting and negative targeting of candidates.

Amina Kilpatrick of MPH argues that coverage of politics using social media can lead to horserace reporting and negative targeting of candidates.

Look of Love

Monday, June 18th, 2012
Larry and Tracey

Tying the Knot: Larry and Tracey

Weekend Love

Saturday, June 16th, 2012
Mayor Minor issues a proclaimation to kick of Juneteenth in Syracuse on Friday

Mayor Miner issues a proclamation to kick of Syracuse's Juneteenth Celebration on Friday

Drum serenade on the steps of City Hall to kick off the city's Juneteenth Celebration

Drum serenade on the steps of City Hall to kick off the city's Juneteenth Celebration

Take 5

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

JT Hall and his band, featuring Colleen Prosner play the Sitrus Lounge

JT Hall and his band, featuring Colleen Prosner play the Sitrus Lounge

 

John Dancks on Bass

John Dancks on Bass

Colleen Prossner listens during a JT Hall solo

Colleen Prossner listens during a JT Hall solo

JT Hall on Flugelhorn

JT Hall on Flugelhorn

Verbal Gymnastics

Friday, June 15th, 2012
Legends of Hip Hop

Legends of Hip Hop

Doug E. Fresh by SIF

Musician-turned actor Ice-T gives a behind music view of the rap game in the new documentary “The Art of Rap.” He spoke in a recent interview about the changes in Hip Hop and the evolution of MCs

Below listen to the unique flow of Big Daddy Kane. Kane came to Syracuse a few years ago and is included in the film.

Long Live the Kane by SIF