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Archive for November, 2013
This week is a holiday week for many with the highlight being the Thanksgiving Holiday, or this year,the beginning of Hanukkah; still others look forward to Black Friday shopping (and the beginning of the Christmas season).
We met Gina Stokes at the Social Media Breakfast and found out that last week was National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. To celebrate and highlight the issue, the Rescue Mission invited filmmaker and homeless advocate Mark Horvath to Syracuse. He premiered his film @home, and participated in a panel discussion at the Palace Theater. Horvath is from Binghamton and is the creator of Invisible People. Listen to a clip of his statement during the Q&A below. Also there’s a comment by the Syracuse Rescue Mission’s Alan Thornton.
“There’s 30, 000 brilliant individuals who are creating green buildings, nontoxic classrooms and sustainable architecture. And they’re in Philly this week, taking in our city skyline, Federal Donuts & local fare.” Julie Hancher, GreenPhilly (blog)
Here’s a good dose of self-esteem for Central New York. Our region is actually ahead of the curve in terms of planning and implementing green infrastructure and sustainability. Linda Dickerson-Hartsock, Owen Kerney and Andrew Potts were in Philadelphia last week to present the Syracuse experience at the GreenBuild International Conference and Expo. Here is a summary of their presentation.
Matt Millea and Matt Marko from the Center of Excellence also presented at the conference.
The keynote speaker at Greenbuild was former New York Senator Hillary Clinton.
Here are some of the photographs from Saturday’s CNY Mocha Men event at CFAC organized by Me’Shae Brooks-Rolling.
Lemon Elefant (Bill Horrace and Dave Solazzo) have become the de facto band for the Connective Corridor. They’ve played in nearly every venue and even on the street and aboard buses once or twice.
No matter who sits in with them lately, the sound and the fury of their interaction creates combustible tones. It’s like watching a modern version of Mingus and Monk.
For their latest gig, they welcomed in drummer Kinyatta King (the drummer an MBA) and singer Kirsten Tegtmeyer. The audible aroma they stirred up got caught in the coffered ceiling of the gallery and then slowly descended like a morning fog.
Lemon moved the crowd with cuts by Michael Jackson (Human Nature, Smooth Criminal) and some of their own compositions during the one hour show, but the audience was equally impressed by the strong vocal display of Tegtmeyer on Maroon5’s This Love.
The collective did an encore Friday night for Jazz @ Sitrus (Sheraton Hotel).
“Creating When We Were Wanderers required actors to excavate and mine their personal experiences…” Ryan Johnson-Travis, Director
Bravo to director and actor Ryan Johnson-Travis. The theater man continues to write, direct and produce some creative stage work along the Connective Corridor Arts District. His latest conception, “When We Were Wanderers” closed tonight to a packed house at the Community Folk Art Center’s Black Box Theater. The play touched on a plethora of emotions, and honestly explored race and gender from a female perspective.
Later this weekend brothers will grace the stage at CFAC for the CNY Mocha Men production by Me’Shae Brooks Rolling. The Mocha Men event will focus on financial literacy.