Archive for September, 2013
On one hand developer Barry Muskat sounds like a comedian (listen to sound clip below); on the other hand, he is definitely an optimist. His company has taken over 709 East Genesee Street, brought in United Uniform as an anchor tenant, and he’s not done yet.
The property is located across from Forman Park, between the Crowne Plaza Hotel and the Parkview Hotel.
During the press conference to announce the winners of the Connective Corridor facade grant winners (round 2), Muskat hilariously walked business owners, officials and the press through his firm’s plans.
He praised officials from the Connective Corridor and local businesses for changing what he called the “psychological infrastructure” of the neighborhood.
The house band at Phoebe’s Garden Cafe (Josh Dekaney, Max McKee and Mark Nanni) welcomed SU Junior Stephanie Mata (from Rome, NY) to the Thursday night party. Their diverse jam session was well attended by students and some of the post theater crowd from Syracuse Stage. The band plays each Thursday and their next scheduled guest is Tim Herron.
“Gifts are the essence of art. Art isn’t made as part of an even exchange, it is your chance to create imbalance, which leads to connection…”
-Seth Godin, V is for Vulnerable
We found out about a civic renaissance project called the Syracuse Beautification Fund this morning during an event highlighting the new recipients of Connective Corridor facade grants. CNY Community Foundation President & CEO Peter Dunn said he hopes charitable, give it forward initiatives like such as theirs will spread beyond the Corridor to other sections of the city.
A few days ago it was announced that bi-urban (Syracuse and Brooklyn) photographer/artist/filmmaker/legend Carrie Mae Weems was a recipient of the 2013 MacArthur Fellowship. Her work will also be on display for the 40th anniversary of Light Work Gallery in Syracuse. The Light Work reception is later today.
Check out some of these visuals from Terrence Jennings capturing Weems at her 60th birthday celebration in NYC earlier this year.
Dr. Joan Hillsman, music educator and author, gave a clinic on the art and historical significance of gospel music last night for students at Syracuse University. She was joined by a trio of singers that included LaRae Martin-Coore. The event was held at Setnor Auditorium.
Check out a sample of their performance of “Wade in the Water” below.