Archive for September, 2012

Salt City Finals (Rollercoaster)

Friday, September 28th, 2012
JoJo brings the pain

Poet JoJo brings the pain last night at Art Rage for the Salt City Slam!

Jojo shares a laugh before her second round performance.

Jojo shares a laugh before her second round performance.

Fellow slam poet Kelly congratulates Jojo after her first poem, which she wrote for her father.

Fellow slam poet Kelly congratulates Jojo after her first poem, which she wrote for her father.

Salt City Finals (Honorable Mentioned)

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Here is a memorable poem by Randum from last night’s Salt City Slam! S.U.S.H.I was definitely final-round worthy.

Salt City Finals (Spoken Word Specialist)

Friday, September 28th, 2012
Jared Paul performed at the Salt City Slam event at Art Rage.

Jared Paul performed at the Salt City Slam event at Art Rage.

The Salt City Finals (part 1)

Friday, September 28th, 2012
Deb: The Champion

Deb: The Champion

Here are some of the participants in last night’s Poetry Slam Finals coordinated by the Spoken Word” Underground Poetry Spot. The event was held at the Art Rage Gallery and included a special appearance by Providence’s Jared Paul.

Kelly, slammin with style

Kelly: Slammin with style

MalTempo, framed

MalTempo, framed

Over 100 people attended the event.  About a dozen poets performed and Deb was crowned this season’s Salt City Slam! Champion. Support for the Slam was provided by Salt City Dishes.
Never Too Much: Ten Thousand of Buffalo quickly became a crowd favorite

Never Too Much: Buffalo’s Ten Thousand, a former Salt City Slam champ,  quickly became a crowd favorite last night.

Last Man Standing: Mike the Poet

Last Man Standing: Mike the Poet, another former champ, lost to Deb in the final round.

Flashback

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Wild Style at Westcott from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

 

Syracuse Dance Project’s K-OS (not pictured) set up a breakdance battle at the Wacheva Cultural Arts stage during the Westcott Festival on Sunday. Although the clothes and shoes were retro, seek the moves featured a modern, patient acrobatic twist, with a slight hint of capoeira.

Syracuse’s Best Dance Crews

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Roberto Perez, founder of La Familia de la Salsa, counducts an impromptu class at the Harvard Dance Stage (Westcott Festival)

Roberto Perez, founder of La Familia de la Salsa, counducts an impromptu class at the Harvard Dance Stage (Westcott Festival)

B-Boy, representing Syracuse Dance Project

B-Boy, representing Syracuse Dance Project

Dancer in Training: Puente Flamenco

Dancer in Training: Puente Flamenco

Battle of the B-Boys, Syracuse Dance Project

Battle of the B-Boys, Syracuse Dance Project

Biboti, Choreographer, Wacheva Cultural Arts

Biboti, Choreographer, Wacheva Cultural Arts

Face the (Westcott) Nation

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012
Westcott Festival

Prints by Jason

Drone Protestors

Protestors

 

Face painted by Scott Nicholson

Face painted by Scott Nicholson

Women drummers drumming (Wacheva Cultural Arts student group)

Women drummers drumming (Wacheva Cultural Arts student group)

Street Musicians @ Harvard Place

Street Musicians @ Harvard Place

Neighborhood in Transition (part 17)

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
Midtown Rise of the Machines: Opening the former Kennedy Square Property to Erie Boulevard and Northside.

Midtown's Rise of the Machines: Opening the former Kennedy Square property to Water Street and Erie Boulevard.

East Genesee Business District at night

East Genesee Business District at night (North lane and sidewalk construction phase)

Gateway

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
Playground Community Build Project at Union Park near North Salina Street.

On Friday NEHDA helped sponsor the Playground Community Build Project at Union Park (North Salina Street).

Songs for September

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
Cookie Coogan, played Jazz @ Sitrus Lounge (Sheraton Hotel) tonight.

At the Sitrus on the Hill last night vocalist Cookie Coogan did a medley of songs with her trio (featuring Rick Balestra and Darryl Pugh) that included September in the Rain, September Song and It’s You I Like (composed by Fred ( aka Mr.) Rogers.

The lively informal jam session was the perfect way to officially end the summer.