Archive for April, 2013

Beginning of the end

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
The Syracuse University Shaw Quadrangle on the last evening of classes for the semester.

The Syracuse University Shaw Quadrangle on the last evening of classes for the semester.

A Tulip Fest

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
Tulip

The red tulip means a declaration of love

Spring abounds and the city’s landscape looks like a flower show. Here are some of the color meanings of  the tulips that are in bloom.
White is for forgiveness

White is for forgiveness

 

Tulip

Yellow stands for hopelessly in love

Purple stands for royalty

Purple stands for royalty

Fashion Forward

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Here are some of the designs from the 2013 Senior Collection.  The show,which is held annually at Syracuse University, kicked-off our fashion coverage last week.

What do you get when you give more than two dozen designers access to a runway for more than an hour?  Welcome to creativity meets opportunity.

Pop Life

Saturday, April 27th, 2013
Neo Soul Man Trey Songz had the crowd eating out of his hands by the end of his nearly hour-long set.

Singer Trey Songz had the crowd eating out of his hands by the end of his nearly hour-long set.

Chances are you are not a pop star. So you have no idea what it’s like to be in a different city every night or be asked to summons the necessary energy to perform at your peak.  The expectations must be unfathomable.

An artist can either raise the bar or lose their status.

Last night we covered the Block Party Concert at the Dome last night and saw R&B singer Trey Songz set the standard.  He performed for nearly and hour and had the crowd at the point of eruption.

West Coast Hip Hop Collective Drop City Yacht Club (formerly The Freshmen) was a good appetizer.

Drop City Yacht Club Lead

Drop City Yacht Club (MC Kristo) kicked off the show with a taste of West Coast Hip Hop.

By the time headliner Ke$ha hit the stage (after a lengthy delay) things weren’t just the same. We left after the intro and first song, mind but found this review, written on Syracuse Online, to be confirmation.

Ke$ha

Ke$ha with her dancers on the stage at the Carrier Dome.

Ke$ha Fans

Ke$ha's fans singing along.

To their credit, Ke$ha fans didn’t lack enthusiasm.

Ke$ha Fans before her set.

Ke$ha fans before her set. (photo by Najah Brown)

Produced by Faith

Friday, April 26th, 2013
Kierrah Titus sings a song by Beyonce during the Cabaret & Conversation program last week.

CNS senior Kierrah Titus took her skills to the CFAC stage during the Cabaret & Conversation program last week. Titus sang a Beyonce song.

A rejuvenated Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company (PRPAC) took theater back to its roots when they collaborated with high school students and parents in the area to produce “Cabaret & Conversation” at The Community Folk Art Gallery (CFAC) last week.  The show was developed with PRPAC following  a controversy at CNS High when the school cast an all-white ensemble for “The Wiz.”

 

The Show Must Go On from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

In the clip above, sickness  Dionna Owens and Justin Tanksle intepret a duet by Rhianna and Mikkey Ekko. 

Karen Franklin and PRPAC Director Ryan Johnson-Travis present artist Cheryl Wilkins-Mitchell with an award at the end of the show.

Actress Karin Franklin King and PRPAC Artistic Director Ryan Johnson-Travis present artist Cheryl Wilkins-Mitchell with an award.

Throwback Thursday: Art as Cool

Thursday, April 25th, 2013
A visit to the studio Jack White, artist

A visit to the studio of Jack White, artist

Salt & Light

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
Tiffany Lewish, Director in Training, leads the BCCE during a selection at the concert Saturday night.

Tiffany Lewish, Director in Training, leads the BCCE during a selection at the concert Saturday night.

Syracuse University’s BCCE has been using song to help the community cross the line of faith for 36 years.

Below is a short clip of Isaiah Cobb leading a song of praise.

Everyday Evangelism from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Digital Lifestyle

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

It’s hard to imagine a way to share so many different views of the city that can be found in this current contest (Syracusescapes) without the proliferation of digital cameras (including phones, tablets, etc) and social media.

Marshall Plan

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Marshall Plan from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Count Basie Orchestra Alto Sax player Marshall McDonald visited SU for a student workshop and concert with the Mortin Schiff Jazz Ensemble last week. During a break in selections he talked about his progression from Clarinet to Sax, and how legends such as Danny Turner and Marshall Royal offered up a unique flavor that helped create a signature Basie Orchestra sound. The conductor for the concert was SU professor Joe Riposo.

Conceptual Metaphor

Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Along the Connective Corridor near Forman Park

Runners route along the Connective Corridor near Forman Park