Archive for January, 2015

Life in Pictures: Friends, Singers, Divas

Saturday, January 31st, 2015
Visiting vocalist Lydia Caesar was a childhood friend of Community Folk Art Center Director of Education, Tamar Smithers. Smithers sang backgroudn for Caesar's Black Month kick-off concert last night.

Visiting vocalist Lydia Caesar was a childhood friend of Community Folk Art Center Director of Education, Tamar Smithers. Smithers sang background for Caesar’s Black Month kick-off concert last night.

Southside Initiative

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Reviving Community Journalism from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Here’s a brief conversation we had with The Stand’s Ashley Kang about community journalism. The Stand is a collaboration between SU’s Newhouse School and The Southside Coalition.

Capture the Cuse (V)

Friday, January 30th, 2015
Facade, Hotel Syracuse

Facade, Hotel Syracuse

Ladies Night

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Zabrina Chevannes

Zabrina Chevannes

Last night we finally got a chance to check out the popular “Chicks are Funny” series curated by Anna Phillips. The good news, a few hundred packed the Funny Bone on a cold winter Wednesday; the bad news, the visiting Canadian comics were definitely funnier…just joking.

Overall, the production served up a hardy dose of laughter.

The evening was hosted by Pamela Wertz. The headliner was North America’s funniest nurse, Zabrina Chevannes.

Pamela Wertz

Pamela Wertz

Here’s a brief intro by Toronto-based comic Chrissie Cunningham (who did her first show in Syracuse at Jazz Central a few years ago):

Chrissie Cunningham

Chrissie Cunningham

Annie May

Annie May

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Next month Antoinette Montague, in her melodic majesty, will return to Syracuse to play the Black History Month Cabaret for the Central New York Jazz Arts Foundation.

Next month Antoinette Montague, in her melodic majesty, will return to Syracuse to play the Black History Month Cabaret for the Central New York Jazz Arts Foundation.

For her February 15 show Montague will be accompanied by guitarist Solomon Hicks (aka King Solomon).

Creating a Culture of Doing

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
Clarence Jordan Vision Center, Under Construction (from Raynor Street)

Clarence Jordan Vision Center, Under Construction (from Raynor Street)

Singular Style

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
Ms. Patricia

Ms. Patricia

Here We Go Again

Monday, January 26th, 2015
Ralph Lalama played January JAZZfest in the Mohegan Manor Ballroom

Ralph Lalama played January JAZZfest in the Mohegan Manor Ballroom. He was later joined by vocalist Nancy Kelly.

Another January JAZZfest is in the books and it was a great show. Here are a few photographs from yesterday afternoon’s action. For more photos, clinic visit CNY Jazz.

The sounds of the Donna Alford Jass Band kept the Green Room dance floor packed.

The sounds of the Donna Alford Jass Band kept the Green Room dance floor packed.

WAER-FM 88's Eric Cohen and vocalist Nancy Kelly relaxed and listened to the Jazz Police jam session.

WAER-FM 88’s Eric Cohen and vocalist Nancy Kelly relaxed and listened to the Jazz Police jam session.

Melissa Gardiner & Friends held court in the Basta yesterday afternoon.

Melissa Gardiner & Friends held court in the Basta yesterday afternoon.

Jazz appreciation in the Mohegan Manor Ballroom.

A little jazz appreciation in the Mohegan Manor Ballroom.

Week in Review

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
Jeff Stockam, have horn, will travel

Jeff Stockam, have horn, will travel

Improvisation in the name of the game in Jazz. We love to see the guest vocalists at the Sitrus Lounge series, but on Friday Jeff Stockham was pulled out of the crowd and joined the jam session.

Samantha Spadafore belts out a tune during Jazz @ Sitrus on Friday night.J

Samantha Spadafore belts out a tune during Jazz @ Sitrus on Friday night.

Seat of Excellence

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
 Rep. John Katko (R) held a local swearing-in ceremony at Syracuse Stage yesterday.  He decided to have a local ceremony because his parents were unable to make the trip to Washington earlier this month, viagra according to his spokesman.  Judge Norman Mordue administered the oath.  Rep. Katko’s choice of venue shows the increasing influence for the Corridor area, which unites the crossroads of I81, Downtown and the Ed/Med complex. His committee assignments are Homeland Security and Transportation Infrastructure.

Rep. John Katko (R) held a local swearing-in ceremony at Syracuse Stage yesterday. He decided to have a local ceremony because his parents were unable to make the trip to Washington earlier this month, viagra according to his spokesman. Judge Norman Mordue administered the oath. Rep. Katko’s choice of venue shows the increasing influence for the Corridor area, which unites the crossroads of I81, Downtown and the Ed/Med complex. His committee assignments are Homeland Security and Transportation Infrastructure.