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Small Staged Shows

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

NPR has the Tiny Desk Concert, but here in Syracuse, thanks to the CNY Jazz Arts Foundation, we have events such as Jazz in the Plaza (Lemoyne College). Yesterday, Grupo Pagan Lite (Edgar Pagan, Bill DiCosimo and Jose Varona) served up some smooth jazz seasoning just outside the bookstore, while students and others took a leisurely lunch. Check out the clip from the show, particularly DiCosimo’s work on the keys.

Greg & Chip

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

We remember hearing this cut during a 2013 performance at OCC.

It’s Not Really (about) Butter

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Here’s a story from today about how the fallout of a budget crisis affected Sharon BuMann, one of the first people we interviewed for SIF.

Saluting Veterans Groups on Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
Eastwood American Legion

Eastwood American Legion

100 and Rising

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
Larry Willmore

Larry Willmore

The folks at Newhouse told us big things were on the horizon for Larry Wilmore when he appeared here as part of the Conversation on Race and Entertainment Media series. Wilmore just celebrated his 100th episode of “The Nightly Show” earlier this week. Here’s an interview he did on “Fresh Air.”

Cuba Libre: Reclaiming relationships with rhythm

Friday, August 21st, 2015
Arturo O'Farrill in Clinton Square (circa 2008)

Arturo O’Farrill in Clinton Square (circa 2008)

Here’s a story from today featuring Arturo O’Farrill that talked about bridging cultures using music. O’Farrill appeared at the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival in Syracuse a few years ago.

Week in Review

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

To put some context to the tragedy at Mother Emanuel Church in South Carolina, NPR turned to Central New York scholar and Denmark Vesey expert, Doug Egerton, Ph.D.

Freedom Summer (‘Cuse Connection)

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Here’s a great “Freedom Summer” story that aired this morning on NPR that featured a brief segment with  journalist Stanley Nelson. Nelson was in Syracuse earlier this year to talk about the case of Frank Morris.

Dreaming Big is Required

Monday, February 24th, 2014

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We all like a good story about overcoming odds and transforming misfortune into triumph. That’s the story Rosie Perez  talked about during an interview today (publicizing her book on NPR).  Perez went from Soul Train dancer to actor, to victim rights advocate and motivational speaker. She is pictured above during a visit to the Southwest Community Center, where she was a keynote speaker (2011).

Journalism Matters

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Not sure where he was reared, but we will claim investigative reporter Dan Kane (who once upon a time wrote for the Syracuse Newspapers) as one of our own.  Kane was interviewed today on National Public Radio (NPR) regarding his piece about  UNC Football and academic fraud.   He broke the story about two years ago.

While in Syracuse Kane wrote about the Jonny Gammage trial.