Archive for November, 2014
We have enjoyed the HBO documentary series Foo Fighters Sonic Highways, particularly the most recent edition that highlights New Orleans. We are thankful that many of the musicians featured (such as The Preservation Hall Jazz Band) on that episode have come through Syracuse for some amazing shows.
Here’s an extended clip with Trombone Shorty, who was the star of last summer’s Syracuse Jazz Festival.
At times like this we need to have compassion, but we also need perspective. We enjoyed New Inspiration for the Nation” href=”https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=415628311923157″>this comment by media personality George Kilpatrick, as well as his commentary today on Power620.
Kofi Jacque, aka One Black Voice, was the featured artist for the Community Folk Art Center’s Journey Through Music of the African Diaspora series on Thursday. He performed selections from his CD/DVD. He also talked about his trips to Africa, his work as a performer with the Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company, and his collaborations with Ellen Blalock.
F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse shared their findings on engaging mature populations during a public meeting today.
One audience member urged the group to use a sustainable approach in their initiatives so as to not focus solely on baby boomers.
On a related note, last month we reported about Mercy Works, Inc.’s Clarence Jordan’s impact in the city since he retired from the Rescue Mission.