Posts Tagged ‘CFAC’

Week in Review

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Illustrator Jaleel Campbell opened his “Feel That Funk” exhibit at the Community Folk Art Center on Thursday.

SIF Look Book

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Midtown

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Byron Hurt, filmmaker (circa 2008)

Byron Hurt, filmmaker (circa 2008)

Week in Review

Sunday, November 6th, 2016
Alvin Ailey II collaborated with SUNY Oswego and CFAC for a preview and discussion this afternoon. Tara Bellardini and Gabriel Hyman were two of the featured dancers. The event was held at CFAC. The company will do a full show at SUNY Oswego tomorro.

Ailey II collaborated with SUNY Oswego and CFAC for a mini performance earlier this week.Tara Bellardini and Gabriel Hyman were two of the featured dancers. 

Neighborhood in Transition (part 23)

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
Alan Rothschild gave a detailed history of businesses and demographic changes in his history of the East Genesee Street business district during a meeting at the Community Folk Art Center on Tuesday.

Alan Rothschild gave a detailed history of civic improvements in Midtown during an East Genesee Regents Association meeting at the Community Folk Art Center on Tuesday.

Rothschild, who owned a medical supply business along East Genesee Street, also runs The Rothschild Petersen Patent Model Museum. The Museum is the largest privately-owned collection of United States patent models in the world, containing over 4000 patent models and related documents.

Below check out the audio clip of University Hill Corporation President David Mankiewicz give a short history of some of the hits and misses from the neighborhood’s development since 1990.

In Good Company (for lunch)

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
Christopher Wilson and Jacoby Pruitt made a powerful impression as the first dancers in today's demonstration.

Christopher Wilson and Jacoby Pruitt (right) moved with assured liquidity to open today’s demonstration by Ailey II along the Connective Corridor.

Ailey II collaborated with SUNY Oswego and The Community Folk Art Center (CFAC) for a preview performance and lecture this afternoon. The Alvin Ailey masterwork “Revelations” was also featured. Dancers from Ailey II and Artistic Director Troy Powell facilitated a discussion afterwards. The event was held at CFAC.

The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater was formed in 1958. Ailey II was formed in 1974 as the company’s outreach and training vehicle.

If  you work near Syracuse University or along the Connective Corridor, consider yourselves lucky if you made it to this event because tomorrow’s show at SUNY Oswego is sold out. Hopefully, CFAC will continue these lunchtime performances next semester.

Alvin Ailey II Artistic Director Troy Powell talked about his choreography following the performance.

Alvin Ailey II Artistic Director Troy Powell (left) talked about his choreography following the performance.

Week in Review

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

A Taste of Mardi Gras (in October)

Friday, October 21st, 2016
Melissa Gardiner

Melissa Gardiner, bandleader

Second Line Syracuse’s appearance at the Community Folk Art Center last night was like a hearty bowl of well-seasoned gumbo to warm the autumn chill. The song list for the evening included a dash of Mongo Santamaria, a sprinkle of Ellington, a side of Fela Kuti and Vulfpeck, and even a pinch of Trombone Shorty.

Trumpeter Dan Fields and Melissa Gardiner played leading roles, and even marched through the crowd during one number. Their rendition of “Night Time Is the Right Time” also featured some robust vocal sparring.  The quintet was rounded out by Byron Cage (drums), Deyquan Bowens (keys) and Matt Rossi (sousaphone).

The show was held at the Community Folk Art Center.

Nick Fields

Dan Fields: cooler than Chet Baker in a snowstorm

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, September 1st, 2016
Writer, actor, teacher, entrepreneur Omanii Abdullah on stage at the Community Folk Art Center (circa 2012)

Writer, actor, teacher, entrepreneur Omanii Abdullah on stage (and in character) at the Community Folk Art Center (circa 2012)

My Sister’s Songbook (part 3)

Saturday, March 26th, 2016
Dashe Roberts

Dashe Roberts (2016 Women in Music Concert)