Archive for April, 2014

Then & Now (Connective Corridor)

Monday, April 28th, 2014
Connective Corridor construction near the Center of Excellence unearths infrastructure from the old Washington Street line

Connective Corridor construction near the Center of Excellence unearths infrastructure from the old Washington Street line

After the Show…

Saturday, April 26th, 2014
Hot Tones/Warm Reception: Camille Thurman finds a score of fans after her blazing vocals for the cover of the Roy Ayers classic "Everybody Loves the Sunshine."

Hot Tones/Warm Reception: Camille Thurman finds a score of new fans after her blazing vocals on the cover of  Roy Ayers “Everybody Loves the Sunshine.”

All About Strings: Anthony and Eric McGriff with Mimi Jones

All About Strings: Anthony and Eric McGriff with Mimi Jones

Return of Mimi

Saturday, April 26th, 2014


Shout out to WAER’s Joe Lee for hooking up with CFAC to bring Mimi Jones and her jazz fusion experience to Syracuse last night. Jones came to CNY previously to play along side Tia Fuller. This time she came with her own band,  made up of Camille Thurman (sax and flute), Justin Faulkner (drums) and Luis Perdomo (keys).

In addition to being band leader, Jones is also the head of her own music label.

This show was a great way to put an exclamation point on Jazz Appreciation Month and adds another great show to the legend of CFAC.

Mimi and Camille singing a Roy Ayers classic (Everybody Loves the Sunshine).

Mimi and Camille

Substance with a side of Style

Saturday, April 26th, 2014
Philly Justin Faulkner

Philly Justin Faulkner

Justin Faulkner, who played with the Mimi Jones band last night at CFAC, and who is currently a member of the Branford Marsalis Quartet, is DWA: a drummer with attitude.  This young cat is definitely one to watch.  And don’t let his urbane fashion sense fool you, Faulkner can roll up his sleeves, work those sticks and funk you right out of your chair.

We would love to see him return to Central New York very soon (maybe even with Marsalis, Revis and Calderazzo).

Future of the Funk

Saturday, April 26th, 2014


Here is a short video clip of the McGriff brothers playing one of the songs from the Great American Modern/Pop Songbook during their set at Jazz & Wine (at CFAC) last night. The McGriffs, who have played many venues along the Corridor, opened for Mimi Jones.

Made in Syracuse (Fashion)

Friday, April 25th, 2014


The future of fashion is in good hands with this year’s SU seniors. Here are some samples from yesterday’s student-produced runway show.

Throwback Thursday: Cornel

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
Dr. Cornel West spoke at Syracuse Unviversity about 10 years ago

Dr. Cornel West at Syracuse Unviversity

Future President

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
Omer Keles gives a speech at City Hall for the celebration of Turkish heritage on Wednesday.

Omer Keles gave a speech at City Hall for the celebration of Turkish heritage on Wednesday. The event was organized by Syracuse’s Turkish Cultural Center, which is located on Tracy Street.

Earth Day Style

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

An impromptu fashion show happened in preparation for the Earth Day Celebration in Forman Park this evening as activists showed up dressed as their favorite flora or fauna.

March in April

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
Activist Frank Cetera led a group of a dozen or so activists on a march along the Connective Corridor (from Forman Park to Armory Square) to celebrate Earth Day this evening. The event was called the Procession of the Species Celebration and included costumes, music and speeches.

Activist Frank Cetera led a group of a dozen or so activists on a march along the Connective Corridor (from Forman Park to Armory Square) to celebrate Earth Day this evening. The event was called the Procession of the Species Celebration and included costumes, music and speeches.

Earth Day Parade prep, Forman Park

Earth Day Parade prep, Forman Park