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Stunts & Tricks

Sunday, December 30th, 2012
Wacky Chad performs at the Palace Theater

Jump Around: Wacky Chad performs at the Palace Theater

Wacky Chad and Wade Live  played tag team partners and performed a family show (hosted by Dan Frigolette) last night at the Palace Theater.  The night was full of energetic stunts, tricks and plenty of laughs.

Wacky Chad recently returned to the States after shows in India.

Wade Live, the magician with comic timing

Wade Live, the magician with comic timing

Year in Review (Dance)

Friday, December 28th, 2012
Jazz @ Sitrus

Jazz @ Sitrus (Mike and Sharon Colabufo)

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Syracuse University Carrier Dome

Syracuse University Carrier Dome

Connective Corridor: La Dolce

Connective Corridor: La Dolce

India Concert: Syracuse University

India Concert: Syracuse University

Westcott Festival

Westcott Festival

Blue Rain Eco Fest

Blue Rain Eco Fest

Jazz in the City

Jazz in the City

Hurricane Sandy Benefit

Hurricane Sandy Benefit

Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival

Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival

CNY Jazz Orchestra Event: Armory Square

CNY Jazz Orchestra Event: Armory Square

Year in Review (Music, part 2)

Friday, December 28th, 2012
J.T. Hall and Friends (featuring Colleen Prossner)

J.T. Hall and Friends (featuring Colleen Prossner)

Another bright spot in the Syracuse music scene was the return of the Jazz at Sitrus series, which is held at the Sheraton Hotel, along the Connective Corridor.  Here are some of the performers from 2012.

Sitrus Lounge (Sheraton Hotel)

Sitrus Lounge (Sheraton Hotel)

Melissa Gardiner

Melissa Gardiner

Michael and Anjela Lynn

Michael and Anjela Lynn

Larry Luttinger, aka Lorenzo

Larry Luttinger, aka Lorenzo

Ronnie Leigh

Ronnie Leigh

Nancy Kelly

Nancy Kelly

John Leroy

John Leroy

Mike Dubaniewic

Mike Dubaniewic

Jeff Houston

Jeff Houston

Year in Review (Music)

Friday, December 28th, 2012
Jazz singer Gregory Porter (pictured here at the Syracuse Jazz Fest) gave a genre-bending performance that nearly parted the waters at Jamesville Beach. Easily the best performance I saw in 2012.

Jazz singer Gregory Porter (pictured here at the Syracuse Jazz Fest) gave a genre-bending performance that nearly parted the waters at Jamesville Beach. Easily the best performance we saw in 2012.

Wouter Kellerman made his Syracuse debut and danced up a storm at the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival.

Flute player Wouter Kellerman made his Syracuse debut and ended up dancing and playing up a storm at the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival.

Mike Houston and Anjela Lynn brought their soulful show to the Hill and easily became the most popular group to play the Sitrus Lounge in 2012.

Mike Houston and Anjela Lynn brought their soulful show to the Hill and easily became the most popular group to play the Sitrus Lounge in 2012.

Rick Ross plays the Carrier Dome

Rick Ross played the Rock the Dome show and showed why he’s considered a boss.

Nothing but strings: The McGriff brothers may be Syracuse's best kept classic secret. The are pictured here as part of the Connective Corridor's In Motion Series from the Spring.

Nothing but strings: The McGriff brothers may be Syracuse’s best kept classic secret. They are pictured here as part of the Connective Corridor’s In Motion Series from the Spring playing a mini Hip Hop symphony.

 

World B Free almost rhymed the Syracuse Orangemen into the Final Four last year.

World Be Free almost rhymed the Syracuse Orangemen into the Final Four.

Miami Sax Machine Jessy J kept it hot as the headliner for the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival.

Sax on Stage: Jessy J kept it hot as the headliner for the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival.

Guitarist Edgar Pagan helped organize the Sandy Relief Concert at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.

Guitarist Edgar Pagan helped organize the Sandy Relief Concert at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.

Bill Horrace and his band took their show on the road and played a few gigs on the 443 Corridor Bus.

Bill Horrace and his band took their show on the road and played a few gigs on the 443 Connective Corridor Bus.

Nats from NYC

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Former NBA player, coach and GM Al Bianchi named Dolph Schayes as one of his top five NYC basketball players of all time in an article that ran in today’s New York Times.  Both men played for the Syracuse Nationals.  Schayes was the NBA Rookie of the Year in 1949.

Change Over

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012
Clinton Square Ice Rink

Clinton Square Ice Rink

Year in Review (Business)

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012
“I believe for a university to be truly world class it needs to do great, visible things in its own backyard.” Judith Rodin (former President of Penn)
Connective Corridor (East Genesee Street) Phase 1

Connective Corridor (East Genesee Street) Phase 1

The Gift of Laughter

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Funny Business from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Comedian Dan Frigolette, who graduated from Baldwinsville High School, discusses his career in comedy, his influences, upcoming Holiday shows and the Hoboken Comedy Festival.

Four for the show

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012
T. Blunt (MC)

T. Blunt

T’was four nights before Christmas and laughter could be heard coming out of the theater at Jazz Central . The intimate music spot became a venue for some down-home laughs (and occasional snorts) last night.
Anna Phillips

Anna Phillips

Dan Frigolette

Dan Frigolette

Hoboken’s Dan Frigolette (graduate of Baldwinsville High) put together another joke fest this year, featuring Anna Phillips, and Syracuse natives Jessimae Peluso and newcomer T. Blunt (who served as the MC).  There were two sets for the Friday show.

Jessie Mae Peluso

Jessimae Peluso

Year in Review (Fashion)

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Connoisseurship

Hat Day, Eternal Hope Worship Church

Hat Day, Eternal Hope Worship Church

Diva Shoes: India, the Princess of Salsa

Diva Shoes: India, the Princess of Salsa

Armory Square's Back: Syracuse Style Event (Walton Street)

Armory Square’s Back: Syracuse Style Event (Walton Street)

Erin Marie Hedderman (SU Senior Fashion Show)

Erin Marie Hedderman collection (SU Senior Fashion Show)

Dejuan Hightower Collection

Dejuan Hightower collection on display during a show in Syracuse