Archive for February, 2015

How Cold Was It?

Saturday, February 28th, 2015
Yeti arrives in Syracuse

Yeti in Syracuse

Pennsylvania has that groundhog, NYC has Al Roker, and the Weather Channel has Sam Champion or Jim Cantore, but it got so cold and snowy in Syracuse this month we spotted an Abominable Snowman.

Political Action, Education & Social Change

Saturday, February 28th, 2015
The event kicked off with a dance performance by the Young and Talented group.

The event began with a dance performance by the Young & Talented group.

Here are some photos from the Syracuse City School District’s 12th Annual African-American panel discussion, which was held at Edward Smith (K-8) School. The theme of this year’s event was “Political Action for Education and Social Change.”

During the ceremony,Darlene Dow from United States Post Office unveiled the commemorative stamp featuring architect Robert Robinson Taylor.

Syracuse Common Councilor Khalid Bey talked about his transition from college athletics to working in government.

Syracuse Common Councilor Khalid Bey talked about his transition from college athletics to working in government.

Newly appointed School Board Commissioner Mark Muhammad, a professor at Onondaga Community College told students he has high expectations for all SCSD children and he wants to increase graduation (rates) by continued participation in education.

Newly appointed School Board Commissioner Mark Muhammad, a professor at Onondaga Community College told students he has high expectations for all SCSD children and he wants to increase graduation (rates) by continued participation in education.

Evelyn Carter, Consumer Affairs Managers for Wegmans talked about the "Let's Move" Initiative.

Evelyn Carter, Consumer Affairs Manager for Wegmans, talked about the “Let’s Move” Initiative and the importance of healthy food choices.

Ed Smith School 5th grader Jabari Diggs does a great journalist impression while asking Professor Paula Johnson of SU a question.

Ed Smith School 5th grader Jabari Diggs (center) turned on his news anchor voice while asking SU Professor Paula Johnson a question during the panel.

On the front row dancers from the other Smith school (H.W. Smith) anxiously await their turn to perform.

On the front row dancers anxiously awaited their turn to perform in the finale.

Expression

Friday, February 27th, 2015
Writer/lecturer Feminista Jones speaks during Delta Week at Syracuse University.

Writer/lecturer Feminista Jones speaks during Delta Week at Syracuse University.

Ballin’ in the Lab

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Ballin’ in the Lab from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Here are two great moves by Syracuse Academy of Science (SAS) forward Jesse Murray in the team’s quarterfinal sectional win over The Institute of Technology Syracuse Central earlier this week. The game was played in the SAS gym, aka, the Lab.

The final score was 73-59, including a 29-point second quarter for SAS.

Murray finished with 24 points.

SAS will play Sherburne-Earlville on Sunday.

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

A final salute to Earl Lloyd,aka the Moonfixer.

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
Beard Festival

Last year’s Festival of the Fantastical Facial Follicle/aka Beard Fest

It’s going down again this year…there will be beards galore at the Landmark on Friday for the Festival of the Fantastical Facial Follicle.

Talking with Her Hands

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
Teyra Anderson

Teyra Anderson, dance scene “Steady”

Tale of Two Halves: Coach’s Box

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
Syracuse Academy of Science (SAS) Coach Onur Gokce tries to calm a player after a technical foul call in last night's win over ITC.

Syracuse Academy of Science (SAS) Coach Onur Gokce tries to calm a player after a technical foul call in the first half of last night’s game versus ITC.

Syracuse Academy of Science (SAS) defeated Institute of Technology Syracuse Central (ITC) last night in a Sectionals match up played at the Lab (Park Street). ITC raced out to a big lead in the first quarter, but SAS, with big-time support from their home crowd, made a furious comeback and pulled away in the third quarter. The final score was 73-59.

By the fourth quarter the game was out of reach and Coach Gokce went down the bench for high fives from his players.

By the fourth quarter the game was out of reach and Coach Gokce went down the bench searching for high fives from his players.

One Day at a Time

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
Montgomery Street

Montgomery Street

Thinking Big, Acting Small

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Steady from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Here is a sample of the talk-back segment from “Steady,” produced by Ryan Hope Travis. The clip will give you a sense of awareness for the many flexible, organic adventures involved in community theater. Also check out the golden-voiced solo by actor Kamani Grate.