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Encore

Sunday, August 31st, 2014
DJ Shakim, DJ for BBD, kicked off the show with a medley of tunes that spanned nearly 40 years of Hip Hop and R&B. We wish he would have went on much ealier in the day.

3-in-1

Sunday, August 31st, 2014
Ricky Bell, Ron Devoe and Mike Bivins, aka Bell Biv Devoe, turned in a legendary performance at Chevy Court on Saturday night.

Probably no of us thought that within the New Edition franchise it would be Bell Biv DeVoe (BBD) who emerged as the most consistent spin-off.  And to make sure we don’t forget, Michael Bivins announced during the show that in 2015 BBD would be recording a new album, going out on tour, and even doing a television project.  How’s that for poison control!

NYS Fair (Day 10): Utica said knock you out!

Saturday, August 30th, 2014
The Watson Bros. brought their formidable boxing skills to the New York State Fair on Saturday.

The Watson Bros. brought their formidable boxing skills to the New York State Fair on Saturday.

Night at the Museum (plaza)

Saturday, August 30th, 2014
Urban Video Project (Everson Museum Plaza)

Urban Video Project (Everson Museum Plaza)

Urban Cinematheque is a collaboration between Light Work, Syracuse University, the Connective Corridor and the Everson Museum. This year’s film was “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

Artistic Collaboration at Urban Cinematheque 2014

Artistic collaboration at Urban Cinematheque 2014

NYS Fair (Day 9): Native American Day

Friday, August 29th, 2014
Smoke Dance Competition (preview)

Smoke Dance Competition (preview)

Football Season…Baseball Weather

Friday, August 29th, 2014
Game Day, University Avenue

Game Day, University Avenue

Good luck to the Syracuse University Football Team as they head into the 2014 regular season. Tonight’s weather (for a Friday game) provided a great kick-off.

Tailgate Party: Sheraton Hotel

Tailgate Party: Sheraton Hotel

NYS Fair (Day 8): Sand Trap

Thursday, August 28th, 2014
Sand Sculpture tribute to Theodor Seuss Geisel (Center of Progress Building)

Sand Sculpture tribute to Theodor Seuss Geisel (Center of Progress Building)

Crash

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Here is a column by Etan Thomas about the continued collisions between sports and politics. It includes many references to former Big East ball players.

Throwback Thursday: Jazz in the City (part 2)

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Jazz in the City (part 1)

Thursday, August 28th, 2014
Jazz in the City tribute to Donald Ransome (2007)

Jazz in the City tribute to Donald Ransom (2007)

We look forward to Jazz in the City,  which this year will only be one event (vs. three).  Past artists who have played for this series include Fred Wesley, Jr. Walker’s All-Stars, Marion Meadows, Dave Valentin, Alex Torres, Jackiem Joyner and Richard Randolph’s Urban Jazz Coalition.

Perseverance Park/Pike Block will be the lone destination on September 3.

Jazz in the City: James Patterson singing on the Southside (circa 2007)

Jazz in the City: James Patterson singing on the Southside (circa 2007)