Posts Tagged ‘Van Robinson’

Jazz in the City (Byrne Dairy)

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Charles Canon and the Bells of Harmony were the featured act (along with King Solomon Hicks) for the fourth of five Jazz in the City concerts. Last night's show was the first to be held at the Byrne Dairy distribution facility.

Charles Cannon and the Bells of Harmony were the featured act (along with King Solomon Hicks) for the fourth of five Jazz in the City concerts. Last night’s show was the first to be held at the Byrne Dairy distribution facility.



It may have been more blues and gospel than Jazz, but the fans at the Byrne Dairy location still loved the music.

It may have been more blues and gospel than Jazz, but the fans at the Byrne Dairy location still loved the music.

Before King Solomon Hicks hit the stage Common Council President Van Robinson was given an achievement award for his involvement to help grow Jazz in the City.

Before King Solomon Hicks hit the stage Common Council President Van Robinson was given an achievement award for his involvement to help grow Jazz in the City. In the background drummer Norman Edwards gets ready for the final set.

Sound View

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (pictured with Syracuse Common Council President Van Robinson, left)

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (pictured with Syracuse Common Council President Van Robinson, left)

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, stopped by the Southwest Community Center yesterday as part of his Upstate listening tour. He also visited area hospitals and walked through the Near West side.

Heastie was elected speaker in February. Today he continues his tour in the North Country.

Speaker Heastie listened to Walt Dixie discuss the plans for opening a supermarket on the Southwest side yesterday. He holds a letter Dixie gave him in his hands.

Speaker Heastie listened to plans for opening a supermarket on the Southwest side of Syracuse yesterday. He holds a letter given to him by one of the project facilitators, Walt Dixie (far right). Also pictured Sharon Owens, Southwest’s CEO and Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (center).

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Southwest Community Center: Atkins, Sharpton, Dowdell and Robinson

Southwest Community Center:  (left to right) Atkins, Sharpton, Dowdell and Robinson

A Tenor Warrior Returns

Friday, August 16th, 2013
CNY Jazz Executive Directior Larry Luttinger, Will Holton, Kathy Goodnough and Common Council President Van Robinson at Jazz in the City last night (Oswego Street).

CNY Jazz Executive Directior Larry Luttinger, Will Holton, Kathy Goodnough and Common Council President Van Robinson at Jazz in the City last night (Oswego Street).

Will Holton fan Kathy Goodnough had seen the smooth sax player perform at a previous Jazz in the City event and decided to come out to last night’s party. She seemed to enjoy everything from his Grover Washington, Jr. cover, to his audio acrobatics created via the talkbox. Toward the end Holton, who is based in Buffalo, even performed a “saxbox.”

Holton was the featured player along with Grupo Pagan.

The event was held a stone throw from Westside Academy at Blodgett along the Connective Corridor route. Some of the school administrators, busy preparing for the start of the school year, came out to join and enjoy the festivities.

The Write Stuff

Saturday, August 11th, 2012


At Thursday’s Jazz in the City (Eastwood) Syracuse Common Councilor Van Robinson made a short tribute to journalist Saundra Smokes.

Smokes, who was a syndicated columnist,  and more recently a radio host, passed away earlier this week.  She was a resident of Eastwood.

Familia

Friday, September 16th, 2011
Council President Van Robinson presents a city proclamation to on-air personality Fanny Villarreal during the Hispanic Heritage Month yesterday at Delaware Academy.

Syracuse Common Council President Van Robinson presents a city proclamation with on-air personality Fanny Villarreal during the Hispanic Heritage Month yesterday at Delaware Academy.

SCSD Superintendent Sharon Contreras, the keynote speaker, talked about her Hispanic heritage and about Latino goals and achievements.

SCSD Superintendent Sharon Contreras, the keynote speaker, talked about her Hispanic heritage and about Latino achievements and educational goals.

SU Professor Alejandro Garcia, one of the educators honored at the ceremony

SU Professor Alejandro Garcia, one of the educators honored at the ceremony