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ON THE RECORD Fans of horoscopes — of all signs — are in for a good week. It’s not the stars that tell me that. It’s the restoration of Rob Brezny’s Free Will Astrology to the New Times. A few weeks ago, we decided to test what had become conventional wisdom around here: that the horoscope feature in the paper was among the most popular things we print. We never really know if such “truths” are true; it’s not like we have the resources to poll readers in any scientific way, or to do much in the way of market research. So, we dropped the horoscope and waited to see what would happen. We didn’t have readers wielding storming the New Times building. But we heard from readers. We heard from readers on behalf of other readers. We heard from readers we didn’t expect to hear from — people we thought were too … well … sophisticated to spend time with a horoscope. By phone. In person. In messages left with the receptionist here. In messages left on voicemail. We heard. You know, we’ve conducted another, similar experiment. I’ve been a huge fan of The Straight Dope since I discovered the column decades ago. Photography by Cecil Adams and his band Michael Davis, of quirky researchers make me laugh Cover design by Natalie Davis out loud. When I came on board at the New Times, it didn’t take long for it to occur to me, “Hey, I’m the editor of an alt-weekly. I can bring The Straight Dope to Syracuse!” I did. And a few weeks ago, we dropped it and waited for What’s buzzing the reaction from readers. the most. Crickets. Personally, I’d take Straight Dope a hundred times before a horoscope. But this isn’t about me. It’s Follow us about you. @syracusenew You’ll find Rob times.com Brezny’s Free Will Astrology on page 34.
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Police investigating the burglary of a restaurant in San Mateo, Calif., arrested Keveen Quintanilla, 31, after he stopped to flirt with bartender Ashleigh Cullen, 22, who was taking out the recycling. “He said he’d seen me around and wanted to hang out, which was strange since it was already 1 a.m. when he approached me,” Cullen said. After she realized the restaurant had been burglarized, she gave police Quintanilla’s name and phone number. Pretending to be Cullen, officers texted the suspect and arranged a date, then arrested him when he showed up. (San Jose’s KNTV-TV)
Poison centers across the country report a surge in calls involving e-cigarettes, from one per month in September 2010 to 215 per month this February, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than half the calls involve children younger than 6 who swallow liquid nicotine, which is heated to create vapors. The highly toxic substance is readily available on store shelves in flavors that include bubble gum, chocolate mint and cherry. Urging against “a knee-jerk reaction” to the numbers, Cynthia Cabrera, executive director of the Smoke-Free Alternative Trade Association, said the benefits many consumers claimed to get from using e-cigarettes must be weighed against the relatively small number of accidental incidents linked to them. (The Washington Post)
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Police reported that a man tried to rob a convenience store in Providence, R.I., by pretending a potato was a gun. After the manager chased him off with a baseball bat, police received a call from a coin-operated laundry where a man fitting the description entered carrying a potato and yelled, “I need the money.” A worker gave the man $20 from a decoy cash register, and he left. (Associated Press)
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Ray Moore, a candidate for lieutenant governor in South Carolina, said he favors replacing public schools with churchrun schools because “we don’t see anything in the Bible about state education.” Moore said that if enough Christian families withdrew their children from public schools, which he calls “the Pharaoh’s schools,” and educate them at home or enroll them in religious schools, states would be compelled to hand over control of education to churches, families and private associations — “the way it was,” Moore declared, “for the first 200 years of American history.” (The Raw Story)
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Police accused Donald Adams of theft after he took several items from a Home Depot store in Lancaster, Pa., to the customer service desk and claimed he had purchased them and needed to return them without a receipt. Investigators believe Adams pulled the same scam at Home Depot stores in four states. (Philadelphia’s WTXF-TV)
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TRUMPED UP BENGHAZI CONSPIRACY HAUNTS U.S. POLICY
ou remember that moment. The first time you hold your baby in your arms. You pick up the little darling, gaze into his or her eyes, and say, “Someday you can help provide close air support for the Yazidis fleeing ISIS on Mount Sinjar.” Maybe not. Who among us knew that there was a monotheistic religious group in Iraq that believed the Creator had entrusted the planet to seven angels, chief among them the Peacock Angel, not to be confused, as some of their detractors have alleged, with the fallen Angel Satan of Biblical fame. Well, there is. And now the president of the United States, if his own words are to be believed, is hell bent on protecting the Yazidi religious minority from what Obama labels as genocide at the hands of the undeniably terroristic Islamic State of Syria. Don’t believe it. The Yazidi may well be imperiled, but it is hardly the case that Obama initiated bombing raids over Iraq merely to save the followers of the Peacock Angel. According to an Aug. 8 New York Times story — tinyurl.com/mjgopkc — the President and his advisers, as they contemplated what to do about Iraq, had one eye on Mount Sinjar, one eye on Capitol
Hill and their third eye (policy makers have to have at least three eyes) looking in the rearview mirror at Benghazi. Benghazi? Why should a 2012 attack on a consular office in Libya play a prominent role in decisions about how to respond to a 2014 offensive by ISIS across central and northern Iraq? Because the state of our domestic politics has become so frenetic that anyone with a cause and a camera can hijack a debate over even important matters such as genocide and regional security. To be fair to Obama, there was an outside chance that if the Sunni militants made their way through Peshmerga lines they might have put a U.S. consular office in jeopardy. But if that were the concern, there still was time to evacuate the Erbil consular office ahead of the ISIS advance. To be fair to the president’s critics, the events leading up to the killing of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others on Sept. 11, 2012, and the aftermath
deserved serious scrutiny. But there have been at least eight investigations of Benghazi. Still House Republicans insist on launching yet another, and the GOPled House Select Committee on Benghazi can’t wait until Congress comes back into session to once again relive the Benghazi affair. This in spite of a report from the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee that found no sign of a conspiracy, neglect or intelligence failures. Nonetheless, Fox News talking head Jeanine Pirro, the teleprompter-challenged former Westchester County DA whom New York voters had the good sense to reject when she ran for attorney general after her campaign to defeat Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton imploded, insists that Obama’s “dereliction of duty” is grounds for his impeachment. Since we forced President Richard Nixon from office for abuse of power in covering up a burglary and impeached President Bill Clinton for lying about a blowjob, she argues, why shouldn’t we impeach Obama for “not protecting and defending Americans in the bloodbath known as Benghazi?” Yes, the bloodbath. The problem is that the conspiracy theorists have tried time and time again to prove this assertion, to no avail. The latest Benghazi report, released by the House Intelligence Committee and approved by a unanimous and bi-partisan vote, took nearly two years to study the matter, and concluded: “This report shows that there was no intelligence failure surrounding the Benghazi attacks. … Our investigation found the intelligence community warned about an increased threat environment, but did not have specific tactical warning of an attack before it happened … which is consistent with testimony that the attacks appeared to be opportunistic.” And in debating long-discredited conspiracies, we take our eye off the one lesson from the Benghazi tragedy that might have relevance to the decision regarding the Yazidis. From the Times’ study and the committee report comes this frightening fact: The group that attacked our consulate in Benghazi was not al-Qaida, but rather a militia group that the U.S. had aided with air strikes to prevent their slaughter by Muammar Gaddafi troops. You can’t use that conclusion to point fingers, but it is enough to make you think twice when we hear a president once again talking about surgical strikes in pursuit of humanitarian goals. SNT
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yracuse Chiefs Manager Billy Gardner Jr. is a true baseball lifer. He grew up around baseball because his father, former major league infielder Billy Gardner Sr., managed in the minors and then the majors with the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals. After two years as a minor league player, Billy became a coach and has been a minor league manager for the past 20 years.
This is Gardner’s first year in Triple-A, and with less than two weeks remaining in the regular season, he has the Chiefs positioned for their first playoff appearance since 1998. New Times reporter Matt Michael recently sat down with Gardner to talk. Matt Michael (MM): What are the qualities you learned from your father that you still apply today? Billy Gardner Jr. (BG): I took a lot of things from him: the ability to connect with people; to be outgoing around the clubhouse; cutting up with the guys. He had spent a lot of time in the minor leagues, and that’s where he honed his craft. MM: Why has this been such a special year for the Chiefs? BG: I think they all, from the get-go, had a common goal in mind and that was to go out and compete and win the division and get to the championship. We have great chemistry in the clubhouse, and we have really solid veteran leadership in the clubhouse. I think the biggest thing with this team is they get along so well, they pull for each other, they play hard, they compete, they play to the last out, and as a manager, that’s what you want.
MM: Have you thought about what it would be like to coach or manage in the major leagues? BG: I’ve never looked at that. If it happens, great, and if it doesn’t, I really enjoy the teaching part down here. I enjoy the minor leagues, I have fun, it’s teaching and trying to make a kid better and getting him to the big leagues. I know some guys that spend a lot of time in the minor leagues and they get a little disenchanted because they haven’t had an opportunity, and I get that. But I don’t spend too much time worrying about it. MM: So your reward is calling a player into your office and telling him he’s moving up the next level — in this case, the major leagues? BG: That’s the payback we have as coaches. You see a guy that you touched and he got better and you see him go to the big leagues, and that’s the payback we get. To read the complete interview, visit www.syracusenewtimes. com. SNT
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Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner have appeared on The Campbell Conversations program before. This is the last of three parts in which they participate together. This week, they discuss leadership and politics in Syracuse. Grant Reeher (GR): The two of you are in second terms. How are the leadership challenges different in the second term as opposed to the first? Joanie Mahoney (JM): In politics, there is a shelf-life. People think you are the greatest thing since sliced bread for a minute, and then they hate you. So I think it becomes more difficult to sell your ideas as time goes by. Everybody clamors for change, but when you try to make change or want change, they don’t. I have enjoyed a real amount of encouragement and loyalty from the people who elected me, and I don’t want to exaggerate, but I am in a good place. But as time goes by, my advice to anybody who gets into this business is to learn as much as you can as quickly as you can and hit the ground running, because as time goes by, it does get more difficult to do the job. Stephanie Miner (SM): I think there is a tremendous window when you first get in to implement change, and then it does become harder. That’s why they talk about honeymoon periods. What we are also experiencing as leaders is a change in the media. You used to be able to go to the media and say, “OK, here’s my idea and here’s why I think it’s a good idea and here’s why I think we would benefit.” But now it has become so diffused — you lose that vessel of the Fourth Estate, and it becomes very difficult to implement change. GR: Each of you has had conflicts with your respective legislatures. SM: I thought you were going to say “spouses” (laughs). GR: We don’t go there on this program; we aim higher than that. But you’ve had conflicts with your respective legislatures, even among those of your own party. What have you learned from those conflicts?
SM: I think conflict and change go hand in hand. And when you are a full-time executive, you are with these facts and circumstance and issues 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A part-time legislature comes in and out and chooses issues they want to be very active on and which they don’t. So, what I have learned is that I need to take more time to explain the rationale behind these policies, because I was assuming that they knew as much as I did, and I was really forgetting the fact that I’m full-time and they are part-time, and most of them have other jobs. And even though I am saying one thing to one person, it doesn’t mean that it is automatically disseminated to all the others in the same way that I have explained it. JM: My relationship has gotten better over time, and I have learned some of the same things that the mayor just said. You have to take the time to say what it is you are trying to do. We have a chairman of legislature right now, Ryan McMahon, who came from the Syracuse City Council. I’m not sure when the last time you had a city councilor take over as chairman of the
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county legislature. There was a real city-versus-county when I got here. I came here saying that the city is part of the county, and we are all in this together, but the legislature wasn’t there. Now, with this new chairman, with this new legislature, my relationship has gotten a lot better. But I have learned along the way that I can do better in terms of communicating what it is I am trying to do, and so far, so good. GR: Everyone who follows politics says that relationships are incredibly important for making the system work well. Your own relationship, however, seems to get a different kind of scrutiny. SM: Because we are both women? GR: Well, why do you think it is such a dissected topic? JM: It might have to do with the history and the fact that there was always this city and county thing. We had the city suing the county, the county probably suing the city, and there was this battle. I think it was a big difference for people to have a city mayor and a county executive that were cooperating. Out of respect for the voters, I have committed to working with anybody that the voters send. The voters don’t send Stephanie Miner and send me, and hope that we will prevent each other from getting anything done. The voters have elected Stephanie Miner. I happen to have lucked out, because we had a previous relationship, we were friends. There is a level of trust, we could work together. But I will work with whoever the voters send to me to work with. That’s my job. And I don’t understand on the federal level, how you can count as a win preventing the other side from accomplishing anything. GR: But the media constantly cover your relationship, and the ongoing story is, “Are they getting along?” JM: There was actually an article in (The Post-Standard) that quoted the mayor saying that our relationship is fine, quoted me as saying that it is fine, but the article and the headline was that our relationship was not fine. GR: I remember that piece. JM: It’s ridiculous. GR: I would think that then generates a lot of talk among political people about the relationship, and I would also think that creates some of its own stresses on the relationship, regardless of how things are going. Has that been a challenge? SM: It hasn’t been for me. I think that Joanie and I benefit from being local government officials. We don’t have the option of running away to someplace and not dealing with our constituents. We see them in the grocery store, we see them when we are out on the street getting lunch, getting dinner, having coffee. When you are held accountable the second
MAYOR STEPHANIE MINER AND ONONDAGA COUNTY EXECUTIVE JOANIE MAHONEY be sitting on the lawn, listening to the music.” I am not looking to cut corners. I have been assured that it is safe, but almost every email that I have gotten has been slow down, slow down, slow down. No wonder it takes us so long in government to get anything done. GR: A reform of perennial interest is campaign financing, and the state is trying to have a very limited experiment with it this year in the comptroller’s race. What authority do local governments have to try things in this arena, and have you ever considered proposing something? you walk out of your door in the morning to the second you walk in your door, you have a sense of “I have got to get these things done.” What I have always respected and found really beneficial working with Joanie is she will tell you what she’s thinking, why she is thinking that and how are we going to move forward. And when you have that in any relationship, but particularly in a political Grant Reeher hosts relationship, it just makes it so much WRVO Public easier to get decisions made and to Media’s program move forward.
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GR: What are the biggest shortcomings of the political decision-making process in this region? SM: I think that there are people who want change, and everybody says that they want change, but it is always a fight to get people to take the inherent risk that change brings with it. And it is a fight against the cynicism that is deeply held in this community about where we are going and where our future is. JM: The best example that I have is recent. Things take forever in politics and in government. This amphitheater project that we are trying to build — the criticism is I am going too fast, and it is mind-boggling to me. This piece of land that we are talking about building on, you would be hardpressed to find another piece of land in the country that has been more studied and more documented. We had to go through all of the federal and state processes to do the loop-the-lake trail that goes over the property right now. I personally sat down with the top EPA official in this region, and we had a one-on-one conversation. I said, “I am a mother of children who are going to
JM: I actually wrote the dissent with eight other people in the Moreland Commission against the public financing for this state cycle, and it is because of the Supreme Court’s decisions that have come down that have corporations being treated as people and the free speech implications. Given that reality, I think you are throwing good money after bad by just pouring more money into the current system that we have. It will be interesting to see what comes of this, but we didn’t have a whole bunch of candidates clamor to run simply because there was public financing. It was one of the things we thought would come from public financing, we’d get far more people. That has not happened and six-to-one matches on a maximum of $175 is nothing compared to what corporations are able to put into campaigns. To take hard-working taxpayer money and pour it into a system that’s going to be expensive for taxpayers and at the same time a drop in the bucket for the overall costs, has led me to think that this is not the solution. I haven’t looked at it at a local level. I don’t know what authority we would have. We probably would need state permission to do that, because it might be considered a gift. GR: But there is not going to be the same level of outside money coming in for local races as you would see in a statewide race. SM: They are subject to a state law that dictates what the campaign maximums are. We couldn’t change that law or do a pilot program here without breaking the state law or having the state change the law just for us. GR: You couldn’t even do a voluntary public matching? SM: I don’t believe so. The state law is very specific about that. Campaign finance is controlled by the Board of Elections and New York state law. JM: There are people that have very good intentions, but the playing field is not what they think it is. (The idea) that if we got public finance we are going to solve all of the mess that campaign finance has created, I haven’t been convinced that that is the solution. SM: I think money is a pernicious factor in politics, and raising it is not one of my favorite things to do, but I will do it. But as the county executive points out, the Supreme Court had been pretty clear. Money is speech. And when they set that down, a mayor from Syracuse and a county executive can’t do a run around it. SNT
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SAFETY IN THE SCHOOLS Will a new code of conduct help?
Percentage of city teachers who live in the city.
1,900 Number of teachers in the Syracuse City School District.
Number of people of color employed as teachers in the district.
Teachers and parents have been talking with writer Ed Griffin-Nolan about the state of Syracuseâ€™s schools. One question: Even if the number of violent incidents is stable, are they getting worse? Michael Davis Photographs
ith two weeks left ’til school starts,” says Bill Scott, a former school social worker who is now a vice president with the Syracuse Teachers Association (STA), “the clock is ticking.” Scott is talking about the new code of conduct proposed for the city schools, which has been much discussed but not yet approved by the Syracuse Board of Education. The revised code, which includes elements supported by both teachers and parent advocates, was to be on the agenda for a community-wide summit scheduled for last week at Fowler High School, then was canceled days after it was announced. Teacher training regarding the new code is set for later this month, but, according to School Board President Michelle Mignano, the state attorney general has requested three points of clarification before the office will approve the new code. With no school board meetings scheduled until Sept. 11, it is unclear just what the training will include. The new school year looms after a raucous spring that culminated in a teacher walkout from a June board meeting after the STA declared that 95 percent of teachers had lost confidence in the superintendent. The episode once again revealed a split in the community that, if the optics are to be believed, reflects a deeper racial divide. Mayor Stephanie Miner vowed at the time to bring the union and the superintendent together, but after one meeting, that effort appeared to go nowhere. Most teacher complaints revolve around the issue of discipline and student behavior. Multiple reports have charged the district with being heavy-handed and discriminatory in its dealing with student misconduct. At the center of the controversy is Superintendent Sharon Contreras. When Contreras came to Syracuse three years ago, she told the public that she wasn’t coming here to manage a school system but to transform it. With the unanimous backing of the Board of Education and a rousing endorsement from Say Yes to Education, which paid for the search that led to her selection, there was palpable hope that a district plagued by failing schools and a low graduation rate was about to turn a corner. Expectations were high. At the time, student performance was the issue, and student behavior was rarely mentioned. That has changed. As students in the Syracuse City School District get ready to head back to their classrooms, Contreras finds
The Proposed Code of Conduct Key provisions: The goal of the new code is to foster “promotion, prevention and intervention.” — Prepare all staff to prevent, minimize and defuse most disciplinary problems. — Provide coordinated care and interventions that match students’ social and emotional needs. The approach is “accountable and restorative.” — Behavioral interventions will support a restorative rather than a punitive orientation. The plan calls for establishment in each school of a behavior intervention center, which is a hybrid of in-school suspension and social work.
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Slulami Wulah worked for the Syracuse City Schools for 15 years, most recently at McCarthy school. According to Wulah, he was let go after he defended himself from an attack by a student on Jan. 15, 2014. He blames the violence in the schools on a reduction in support programs for unruly students. “Once Beard and VINTA (Violence is Not the Answer) progams ended, all hell broke loose. Then you start placing kids back in schools they had no reason to be in.”
“In spite of the extraordinarily high suspension rate, the schools are no safer than before, nor are they getting significantly better academic results, on average. ” herself at the center of a debate on student behavior and discipline that has pitted teachers against administrators, parents against teachers and, at times, blacks against whites. The city remains sharply divided over the dimensions of violence in the schools, the reasons it exists and what to do about it. Yet suspension rates during the Contreras years are not much different than they were before. According to statistics presented by the district, the out-of-school suspension rate for all Syracuse city school students, grades K-12, has hovered around 20 percent going back at least as far as 2006. Disciplinary referrals, which essentially means a teacher has sent a kid to the office, have not increased notably, either. Almost everyone agrees that the suspension rate is too high, and that a small percentage of students are creating most of the problems. Long-time advocates in the African-American community, most vocally Walt Dixie and Twiggy Billue, argue that suspension of young people is the start of a “pipeline to prison” that results in high levels of incarceration, especially for African-American males. Scott and teachers belonging to the advocacy group Be the Change want more help for troubled students, but they insist that disruptive students be removed from the classroom to permit others to learn. Be the Change formed in February of this year and has nearly 700 members. In June, the state Attorney General’s Office announced that Syracuse schools suspend a higher percentage of its pupils than almost any other district in the nation, that the district fails to train its staff adequately on proper disciplinary procedures and SCHOOLS
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that discipline is practiced in ways that discriminates against non-white students and students with disabilities. On July 10, the district signed an agreement with the state which, without disputing or affirming the AG’s findings, commits the school system to a series of corrective measures. Those measures include hiring an internal ombudsman and an independent monitor to track the disparities in discipline. At press time, the school district had yet to confirm whether these positions had been filled. The AG report came on the heels of an earlier study conducted by UCLA professor Daniel Losen. The district, according to Losen, suspends nearly one in eight elementary students for at least a day, and when discipline is handed out, minority kids are likely to face discrimination. In secondary school, a black student stands double the chance of being suspended as his or her white classmate. What has changed, say many teachers, is the level and severity of violence in the schools. In spite of the high rate of suspensions, teachers complain that administrators don’t do enough to help them with unruly students. Scott describes what he calls “a culture of fear” in schools. Teachers, even many with tenure, are unwilling to speak on the record about their experiences, but dozens if not hundreds have joined Be the Change and shared their stories online. In interviews, more than a dozen teachers, parents, and students gave compelling first hand accounts of school violence. Just last week, the state Education Department included Danforth and Lincoln middle schools on its list of “persistently dangerous schools.” The district disputes the designation, but there is no disputing that Syracuse schools represent half of all the upstate schools on the list. This designation highlights a central failing that Losen pointed out in his June 6 report: In spite of the extraordinarily high suspension rate, the schools are no safer than before, nor are they getting significantly better academic results, on average. Scott, who served as a social worker in two city schools before taking his union post, was one of the leaders of the group that first made public stories of teachers injured on the job. His
father, retired teacher and administrator William Scott Sr., convened a group of teachers earlier this year to discuss the issues and problems. A number of them told tales of being attacked by students who, they say, were given minimal consequences for their actions. One teacher with eight years of experience, who asked that her name not be published, was grabbed by the hair and “pummeled” by a sixth-grade pupil in October 2012. “She dragged me to the hallway, took me down to the cement floor, kicked me all over the place,” she said. The attack went on for 15 minutes, until her screams came to the attention of the building principal, Dean DeSantis, who came running from downstairs. DeSantis is now in charge of seven city schools included in a group of schools known as the Innovation Zones. “I didn’t sleep for weeks,” says the teacher. She went to the hospital with bruises but no broken bones. Because the child was under 16, no charges were filed. She claims that the pupil, who was taken home after police were called, was allowed to return to school the next day. Only after her husband called attorneys and public officials, she says, did the district agree to send the pupil to another school. This teacher was given a leave of absence but returned to school to teach the next day. The pupil began calling her at school, “saying she’s going to kill me, calling me a bitch.” She called police again to charge harassment but was told that no charges could be filed because of the pupil’s age. The teacher requested a transfer and was moved to Porter Elementary School. Three weeks into the 2013-14 school year, she suffered a breakdown. “I don’t know what happened to me,” she said. “I couldn’t do it. I was overwhelmed, anxious. The language, the kids kicking, chairs being thrown, kids spitting on me.” She and others contend that when she referred offending pupils to the office, “they came back with a piece of candy and a crown on their head.”
“In October 2013, the district reported that 70 teachers or other staff filed claims for injuries resulting from incidents with students. ”
Stories of lenient treatment for offending students are commonplace among members of Be the Change. The new code of conduct refers to a “restorative justice” approach some teachers fear will not adequately address the problem of persistently disruptive students. Be the Change leaders are dismissive of charges that their problems stem from subtle racism. One teacher assistant with nearly 15 years of experience in the district, who is African-American, insisted that the behavior problems are pervasive and growing. “Our (English as a Second Language) kids are acting up,” she says. “They see the other kids act up and get away with it. There’s never been a history of ESL students acting up.” She also declined to be identified publicly. The school board minutes for the meeting in March include some alarming figures on the dangers facing teachers. Data released at that meeting depicts a huge spike in workers compensation claims involving incidents with students in the fall of 2013. The number of such claims nearly doubled in the first four months of the 2013-14 school year compared to the school year before. In October 2013, the district reported that 70 teachers or other staff filed claims for injuries resulting from incidents with students. Responding to the numbers, the board created a review team to look into “student-involved” workers comp claims. According to Be the Change, there are more injuries, but many go unreported by teachers who do not want to rock the boat, don’t want to take time off from work or have lost faith that anything will happen if they do speak up. Shirelle Dowdell has been a teacher for 15 years; she teaches at Henninger High School. Speaking June 16 at Southwest Community Center, she told a community gathering that in those 15 years, she has written only five referrals, none of which resulted in suspensions. Dowdell served on the task force that prepared the draft of the new code of conduct. “Just as we need to teach our students how to behave, we also need to teach some of our teachers how to deal with student behaviors,” she said. Dowdell says she has never had a student threaten her. To an enthusiastic audience of mostly African-American parents and neighbors, Dowdell continued, “We have some amazing students in this district, in spite of this horrific data. We have some terrific teachers who need to be taught how to deal with our students.” Contreras, speaking at the same meeting, said that teachers need to understand some of the cultural differences that can be misinterpreted. Patricia Clark has served at Henninger High School for years; she works as director of pupil services. She is in charge of student discipline, a thankless job on a good day. Speaking at the forum, she said: “Some people say things are worse than they’ve ever been. Others say we’re not suspending anyone.” Both sides agree on some things. The decision to cut support staff in the schools — 1,000 have been let go since Contreras arrived — has meant fewer adults on hand to help with student behaviors. The reductions of alternative programs for offending students has also played a role. Under the new code of conduct, each school would be required to create a behavioral intervention center with staff trained to assess and deal with any disruptive students. Both Be the Change and the district task force agree this could be a step forward. Scott refers to these centers as a place where a trained specialist could conduct a triage assessment to get help for a disruptive child while the teacher can continue instruction for the rest of the students. Contreras says she has obtained $2 million in state money through Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) to pay for these centers. But one teacher who reported fights breaking out twice a week or more last year at Frazier reacted to the assessment that teachers don’t understand the culture of their students. “I know plenty of poor people who are not abusive,” she says. “Don’t say that this is culture. I refuse to accept that abuse is part of a culture.” SNT
Workers Compensation Claim Statistics from the Syracuse City School District Monthly Financial Report, dated March 2014
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The seventh annual Notah Begay III Challenge again teams up noted golfers (including Jimmy Walker and Jonas Blixt) for a fundraising event devoted to reducing obesity and diabetes among Native American youth. Health issues have sidelined the participation of Tiger Woods (left, with Begay), but heâ€™ll be there in support when the fairway phenoms tee off on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 11 a.m., at Turning Stone Casino and Resortâ€™s Atunyote Golf Club, 4774 Route 31, Vernon. Tickets are $50 for adults, free for ages 16 and under. Call 361-SHOW for details. Michael Davis photo.
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Fair Thee Well
Concerts and surprises aplenty highlight the 12-day run of the New York State Fair, as previewed by Bill DeLapp. Michael Davis Photos
Clockwise from above, Brad Paisley, Joan Jett, Carrie Underwood and the Doobie Brothers’ Tom Johnston.
ou never know who will show up at the annual New York State Fair, running Thursday, Aug. 21, through Labor Day Monday, Sept. 1. Since it’s an election year, it’s a safe bet that Gov. An-
drew Cuomo should be hanging out on Governor’s Day, which takes place on opening day. (Fairgoers with long memories will recall the many times that Nelson Rockefeller was a perennial no-show.) Yet even though Hillary Clinton has a new book to promote, and possible presidential aspirations down the road, nobody knows yet whether she’ll be dropping by for a sausage sandwich.
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The only sure things will be the concerts and guest appearances that have already been booked, everyone from Pitbull to charter members of The Brady Bunch sitcom, as the State Fair takes full advantage of its several performance venues. On some nights the entertainment menu goes into overdrive: On the evening of Monday, Aug. 25, the decision is between Kid Rock at the Grandstand, Dave Matthews tribute band Big Eyed Fish at the Midway Stage or stepping back in time with Steppenwolf at Chevy Court. Anybody got a three-headed coin? Big touring acts usually hit the big-ticket Grandstand, which can seat up to 17,000, with country acts often capable of luring the most traffic. Aside from music, the Grandstand also hosts a pair of automotive spectacles: the annual Monster Truck show on Sunday, Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m., and the state Championship Demolition Derby on Monday, Sept. 1, 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $13.25 for each show. Seating at the free shows of Chevy Court is quite variable depending on a headliner’s popularity; many patrons
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Brad Paisley. Thursday, Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m. The Grammy-winning Nashville cat will certainly boost opening-day attendance numbers at the fair. Also on the bill: Randy Houser, Charlie Worsham and Leah Turner. Tickets are $45, $55 and $65.
Uproar Festival. Friday, Aug. 22, 2 p.m.
Ashanti. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2 p.m. The alluring singer brings hubba-hubba hip-hop to a Sunday afternoon.
Grandstand backstagers will have a dickens of a time tearing down the Paisley setup and then working to install two separate stages to get this hard rock fest going for an afternoon start. Longtime rockers Godsmack climax the daylong blowout, which also includes music from Skillet, Pop Evil, Escape the Fate, Suicide Girls, Redlight King, Three Years Hollow, Sons of Revelry and more. Tickets are $40, $50 and $60.
Young the Giant. Sun. 8 p.m. Not to be
Pitbull. Saturday, Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m. The
John Kay and Steppenwolf. Monday, Aug.
confused with Andre the Giant, this Southern California quintet will appeal to the indie-rock demographic.
Herman’s Hermits. Monday, Aug. 25, 2 p.m.
Peter Noone brings back the innocence of the British Invasion with his substantial catalog of 1960s chart smashes.
Miami rapper specializes in hot-and-heavy dance grooves that will get lots of backfields in motion amid the rumpshakers. Tickets are $37, $47 and $57.
26, 8 p.m. Vocalist Kay will always be identified for his classic-rock contributions to “Born to be Wild” and “Magic Carpet Ride.”
Kid Rock. Monday, Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m. The
durable Detroit blues rocker, not quite a kid at age 43, can still deliver a kick-ass concert. Tickets are $47, $57 and $67.
26, 2 p.m. The Sha Na Na veteran presides over a medley of acts (Gene Chandler and Freddie “Boom Boom” Cannon among them) and goofy audience-participation segments.
Train and The Wallflowers. Tuesday, Aug.
Night Ranger. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 8 p.m. Enjoy
26, 7:30 p.m. An inspired teaming of two popular modern rock bands that got their starts in the early 1990s, with plenty of chart hits between them. Tickets are $35, $45 and $55. .
Carrie Underwood. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m. The second salvo of country music at this year’s Grandstand features the State Fair return of Underwood, perhaps the best-known alum from the American Idol series. Tickets are $50, $60 and $70.
Journey and Cheap Trick. Thursday, Aug.
stand on the sidelines for an earful during concerts, which can attract more than 15,000. Fans have learned to stake their Chevy Court stomping grounds way early in the day, around the time that WSYR-Channel 9’s 10 a.m. infotainment show Bridge Street takes the stage, and long before the court’s evening show starts at 8 p.m. Meanwhile, the Midway Stage, located at the opposite end of the fairgrounds near the kiddie midway, has seen steady growth with its booking of statewide and national acts. This year’s admission-free shows, all at 7:30 p.m., include a warbling trio of former contestants from the NBC talent show The Voice (Thursday, Aug. 21), country crooner John Anderson (Friday, Aug. 22) and TV-made stars from Big Brother and The Amazing Race (Sunday, Aug. 31). The air-conditioned Empire Theater, located within the Art and Home Center, also gets into the act this summer with two boob-tube events. On Saturday, Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m., fans of the soon-to-be-canceled gabfest Chelsea Lately can meet comics Fortune Feimster, Heather McDonald and Brad Wollock. And on Sunday, Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m., Brady Bunch alums Barry Williams, Susan Olsen and Christopher Knight will chat about their deathless sitcom. Tickets are $20 for either show, although the venue has limited seating capacity. SNT
The Bacon Brothers. Saturday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m. During actor Kevin Bacon’s downtime from starring in the Fox procedural The Following, he teams with his composer brother Michael and hits the road for some music dates.
28, 7:30 p.m. This double-barreled blast of rock from the 1970s and 1980s features the endearing pop hits of Journey (with lead singer Arnel Pineda now hitting the long-ago high notes of Steve Perry) and the forever crunchy power punk personified by Trick veterans Rick Nielsen and Robin Zander. Tickets are $45, $55 and $65.
Jason Aldean. Saturday, Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m.
The white-hatted country hitmaker wraps the musical entertainment at the Grandstand, with Florida Georgia Line getting the party started. Tickets are $57, $67 and $77.
C H E V Y CO U R T WEEK 1 Kellie Pickler. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2 p.m. The
country star from American Idol jumpstarts the venue with her high-spirited music.
Barenaked Ladies. Thursday, Aug. 21, 8 p.m.
The Canadian alt-rockers will probably receive royalties for years thanks to their contribution of the musical theme for the sitcom smash The Big Bang Theory.
Smash Mouth. Friday, Aug. 22, 2 p.m. The
pop rockers garnered a new fan base when their cover of the Monkees’ hit “I’m a Believer” turned up in the Shrek flicks.
Jason Derulo. Friday, Aug. 22, 8 p.m. The
urban rapper behind the catchy “Talk Dirty” and “Wiggle” should attract a huge posse to Chevy Court.
Sean Kingston. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2 p.m.
Bowzer’s Rock’n’Roll Party. Tuesday, Aug.
1980s-era stadium rockers from this big-hair band behind “Sister Christian.”
Anne Burrell. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2 p.m.
TV chefs are always fun to watch, but it’s even more amusing when Chevy Court visitors start drooling.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 8 p.m. Looking unchanged since her 1980s heyday, Jett’s primal rock’n’roll never goes out of style.
WEEK 2 Angie Johnson. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2 p.m.
Nashville starlet has The Voice to thank for her musical career moves.
Eli Young Band. Thursday, Aug. 28, 8 p.m.
Texas-bred barnstomers Mike Eli and James Young return to Chevy Court with their smooth country grooves.
The Neighbourhood. Friday, Aug. 29, 2 p.m.
The indie rockers, formed way back in 2011, are just getting warmed up.
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes.
Friday, Aug. 29, 8 p.m. The purveyors of authentic Jersey Shore rock’n’roll return after getting rained out at Chevy Court a few years ago.
Uncle Kracker. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2 p.m. The kinetic country rocker entertains the afternoon shift. Bell Biv Devoe. Saturday, Aug. 30, 8 p.m. The 1990s-era soul popsters behind hits like “Poison” will kick out the dance jams.
MKTO. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2 p.m. The newbie
pop duo of Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oiler specialize in catchy tunes.
Phillip Phillips. Sunday, Aug. 31, 8 p.m. The 2012 American Idol winner already has two albums on his resume.
The Doobie Brothers. Monday, Sept. 1, 6
p.m. Chevy Court closes with a bang with this early-evening concert by the rock veterans, followed by a fireworks display.
Expect reggae riddims and more during this afternoon concert.
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Sophistafunk opens for Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate on Friday, Aug. 22, 8 p.m., at the Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott St. TAKE Tickets are $10. For more information, visit joeandsekou.com or thewestcotttheater.com.
By Jessica Novak
DRISCOLL AND KOUYATE SPEAK A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE So many musicians and bands fall victim to “trying too hard,” by pushing flashy vocals, lyrics and instrumental licks as they flit in and out of genres. But Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate push musical boundaries by not trying too hard. By allowing each other to speak their respective languages, literally and musically, without excessive flash or flair, they achieve something greater. The music on the duo’s CD Faya (Cumbancha) is real, enveloping and truly stands on its own. While Driscoll is a well-known Syracuse hometown hero, Kouyate is from the West African country of Guinea. The two, who met at a 2010 festival in Marseilles, France, were forced to communicate through music. “He doesn’t speak any French, and I speak no English,” Kouyate is quoted on joeandsekou.com, “but through music, we understand.” Their meeting led to the formation of a band, recording an album and more than 120 concerts throughout Europe. Their unique combination of rapping, beatboxing, looping, multilingual songwriting, as well as their respective prowess on guitar and kora, has garnered attention throughout the world. The kora is a 21-string harp made from calabash (a gourd-like vegetable), cowskin and a hardwood neck. The West African instrument has been modernized by Kouyate’s use of pedal effects and virtuosic playing. Faya’s cultural odyssey combines Afrobeat, soul, funk and rap in a way that makes complete sense to the ear and the heart. The themes come across, even
Album art for Donna Dennihy, Early Girl.
Donna Dennihy. Early Girl (independent).
Driscoll and Kouyate will headline a show on Friday, Aug. 22, 8 p.m., at the Westcott Theater. Photo by Alex Munro
when the words are foreign. “Lady” stands out as an irresistibly catchy love song, luring a lady in with charm (“Hey lady, I’ve got you on my mind, mind, mind, yeah”), while “Ghetto Many” discusses questions about society. But the words that speak most clearly are those musical notes from the instruments, specifically the kora that Kouyate makes sing in revolutionary ways. His deft fingerwork reminds listeners that there is so much to learn in a world this big and that music truly is a universal language. SNT
Soft and calm, Donna Dennihy’s music flows like a gentle river, evoking similar imagery through her acoustic, natural-sounding songs. It’s like you’re sitting next to her as she sings her lullabies of missteps, “Beautiful Mistake”: “Beautiful mistake, but not at first/ beautiful mistake, she thought it was a curse/ Turned out to be the best thing/ That ever happened to them/ Beautiful mistake, won’t happen again.” In “Low Visibility” Dennihy explores regret: “I need to hear an interested voice/ Can’t have it both ways, we need to make a choice/ Why couldn’t I see this today/ What was in front of me/ What got in my way/ Now I have an unobstructed view/ Of you loving me and me loving you/ Finally occurred to me, I could be wrong.” The instrumentation is kept spare, which amplifies its effect on the listener. Popping banjo, mandolin, violin, accordion, udu and haunting harmonies fade in and out, breathing life into songs built on words that are more striking with every interpretive listen. And contributions from fellow musicians including Jon Peterson, Heather Lee, Wendy Ramsay, Joanne Perry, Theresa Walsh, Loren Barrigar and more make for a perfect group effort. Other than the crunchy and lighthearted closing track, “Upside Down Tutu,” there are no tricks on the disc: It’s straightforward, honest and true to its acoustic folk-first appearance. There’s nothing forceful here, no trying to prove or push. Dennihy doesn’t have to. The understated beauty of her tunes speaks for itself. SNT
The Flashing Astonishers. (Koala Syndicate). The nostalgia of ripping rhythm guitar and driving drums with wailing vocals may instantly take this EP’s listeners back to the days of Sonic Youth and similar bands of the indie rock genre. But mastermind Gregg Yeti always puts his own distinct twist on his projects. The four tracks push forward, but stay clean, allowing instrumental voices to speak up and pipe down accordingly. The 08.20.14 - 08.26.14 | syracusenewtimes.com
lengthy buildup on “Steve French” makes for an attention-grabbing change of pace. When the nearly eight-minute-long song finally does burst at the seams, it’s only momentary before the song dips back down to bubbling distortion, once again preparing for release. And “The Devil’s Dictionary” begins with the expected fury, barreling through your eardrums with chaotic force and fire. Yeti and the Flashing Astonishers prove that they have brought some of the most distinct local sounds to the forefront once again. SNT
Ticket prices are $22 to $28. Season passes and package deals are also available. For information, visit www.skanfest.org.
By Natalie Piontek
SKANEATELES FESTIVAL WEEK 3 WEDNESDAY AUG. 20
When: 11 a.m. Where: First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee St. Program: Workshop for Music Students. Registration required. Musicians: Elinor Freer, piano; Mimi Hwang, cello; Alan Kay, clarinet; Erin Keefe, violin. When: 2 p.m. Where: First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee St. Program: Open Rehearsal.
THURSDAY, AUG. 21
Erin Keefe. Lisa-Marie Mazzucco Photo
When: 8 p.m. Where: First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee St. Program: Gypsy Passion. Musicians: Joanna Bassett, flute; Edward Castilano, bass; Ran Dank, piano; Bella Hristova, violin; David Ying, cello; Phillip Ying, viola; Freer, piano; Hwang, cello; Kay, clarinet; Keefe, violin. Haydn: Trio in G major, Hob. XV: 25, Gypsy Miguel Yuste: Vibraciones de Alma (Vibrations of the Soul) for Clarinet and Piano Golijov: Lullaby and Doina Kodály: Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7
GYPSY MUSIC, IN CLASSICAL FORM, AT THE SKANEATELES FESTIVAL
FRIDAY, AUG. 22
When: 7 p.m. Where: First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee St. Program: Prelude Concert with 2014 Robinson Award Winner (open only to ticket holders).
he Skaneateles Festival presents a varied program of Gypsy-themed music Wednesday, Aug. 20, through Saturday, Aug. 23.
The music ranges from works of Baroque composer Franz Joseph Haydn to those of contemporary composers Zoltan Kodaly and Miguel Yuste. Despite the gap in time and style between these composers, their works are related through their incorporation of Gypsy melodies and themes. “The thing that binds all these pieces together — romantic, baroque, contemporary — is the idea of Gypsy music and Gypsy spirit. These pieces are imagination, freedom, creativity, and emotion all wrapped up,” said David Ying, a Skaneateles festival artistic director and cellist. Ying will perform Kodaly’s Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7, with acclaimed violinist and chamber musician Erin Keefe. “Kodaly was very interested by folk music and very interested in it,” Keefe said. “The biggest challenge is that you only have two people playing. I think Kodaly wrote it that way to sound incredibly improvisatory, which makes the piece more difficult but also gives the musicians a lot of flexibility.” Keefe will also perform Ravel’s Tzigane and Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G Minor. The last movement of the Brahms quartet, a Gypsy rondo, “is always an audience favorite,” Keefe said.
“You hit the last note of the piece and the audience goes wild.” The week’s program presents a number of unique challenges for the musicians. Kodaly, for example, is notorious for creating compositions that pose extreme technical challenges. Osvaldo Goligov’s works, one of which, Lullaby and Doina, will be performed by clarinetist Alan Kay, feature passages with difficult rhythms. “Goligov likes to be adventurous rhythmically,” Kay said. “He asks a lot from his performer in terms of listening and being able to play difficult rhythms. You find, scattered, all different kinds of dances and tunes and so on that Gypsy and klezmer tunes are based on.” Ying hopes that by presenting themed programs, such as the Gypsy concerts and Hungarian-themed concerts, the Skaneateles Festival will introduce audiences to the diversity of the classical repertoire. “People think of classical music as being just one thing, but there’s so much more to it than that,” Ying said. There will be an open rehearsal on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, where audiences can hear the musicians preparing for the chamber performances on Thursday and Friday. SNT
When: 8 p.m. Where: First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee St. Program: Hungarian Rhapsody. Musicians: Bassett, flute; Dank and Freer, piano; Hristova and Keefe, violin; Hwang and David Ying, cello; Phillip Ying, viola Telemann: Gypsy Sonata à 3 in D minor for Flute, Violin, and Continuo Ravel: Tzigane Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13, in A minor (for solo piano) Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor
SATURDAY, AUG. 23
When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Brook Farm, 2870 West Lake Road, 2.5 miles south of Skaneateles (rain location is Skaneateles High School, 49 E. Elizabeth St.) Program: Gypsy Nights at Brook Farm. Violinist Bella Hristova and conductor Robert Moody are featured. Musicians: Eastman Chamber Players. Mozart: Overture from The Abduction from the Seraglio Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances Dvorák: Romance Saint-Saëns: Havanaise Turina: La Oración del Torero (The Bullfighter’s Prayer) Dvorak: Czech Suite
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Warner Hodges on music: “There’s some music I put on and I’m 15 again. I’m sure that’s where AC/DC is. For two hours TAKE at that show, I’m a 15-year-old kid who wants to jam. That’s what great entertainment is supposed to do.”
By Jessica Novak
DAN BAIRD AND HOMEMADE SIN ROCK THE DINO Most people will recognize the name Dan Baird from the Georgia Satellites, the chart-topping 1980s-era rock band he fronted as lead singer and rhythm guitarist. But when Baird visits the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que on Monday, Aug. 25, he’ll be rocking alongside Homemade Sin, a lineup that also features former Satellite drummer Mauro Magellan, bassist Micke Nilsson and the ever-animated guitarist Warner Hodges from Jason and the Scorchers. Dan Baird and Homemade Sin offers a wild combination of rock, country and punk, featuring a raucous set list of ripping guitars and irreverent lyrics. Hodges, who has been with the group for the past eight years, recalls with laughter his entrance into the fold. “I was doing a solo record and Dan and I reconnected,” he says. “I had known him for 30 years and asked him to play some guitar. He liked the idea of playing lead and not just rhythm. So while we were doing that record, he walked in one day, slapped down some CDs and said, ‘My guitar player just quit. I need you to help me out.’ I said, ‘Sure, of course.’ It was supposed to be 12 shows, but I’ve been playing with him ever since.” The band covers songs from the Georgia Satellites and Baird’s solo discs, as well as tracks from the two Homemade Sin albums released in 2008 and 2013. “We never use a set list,” Hodges emphasizes. “Every night’s different than last night.” Hodges grew up with musical parents; they moved to Nashville in his teens so his mother could pursue her singing career. Although it never panned out for Hodges’ mom, Nashville was an ideal location for the budding musician. Originally a drummer, he started seeing and playing out with world-class musicians. Hodges also cites hard rockers AC/DC as an influence: He’s seen them perform
Dan Baird and Homemade Sin. Trudi Knight Photo
more than 100 concerts. “I saw AC/DC one time and had to learn how to play guitar,” he remembers. “I thought, ‘I gotta learn how to do that.’ But I always loved drums. It’s what I pay most attention to on a record.” Working in the Nashville scene, Hodges got to know Jason Ringenberg, a singer and songwriter who was opening for R.E.M. and Carl Perkins during the early 1980s. Hodges attended one show while bassist Jeff Johnson attended the other and both immediately thought, “I gotta play with this guy.” Jason and the Scorchers was born, and Hodges continues to play with Ringenberg 33 years later. “We live 30 miles from each other,” Hodges says, “but sometimes we’ll go a year and a half without seeing each other. We jokingly say Jason and the Scorchers works for us, we don’t work for it anymore.” In addition to those two bands, Hodges performs solo stints as well as gigs with The Bluefields, also featuring Baird, Brad Pemberton and Joe Blanton. “I’ve got lots of different irons in the fire,” he says. Hodges is also excited to revisit his old stomping grounds. “Scott (Sterling, music director at several Dinosaur Bar-B-Ques) and I go way back,” he says. “He promoted some of the first Jason and the Scorchers shows at the Lost Horizon. We played there for years. And Penny Jo Pullus (who is the opening act for the show), I’ve known since the mid-1980s.” SNT
ADVICE FROM THE ARTIST:
“Work on your trade every day. Get better. Stay away from drug and alcohol habits. They’re really easy to have and really bad to have in this business. I still practice two hours on show days and four hours on non-show days and I’m 55 years old. Do it every day. I’ve learned by watching Dan. He’s 60. If he makes a mistake he’ll go back to the hotel and work on it until it’s no longer a mistake. You know what they say: Amateurs do it until they get it right. Professionals do it until they can’t get it wrong. I don’t want to let the team down because of my crappy playing. All these years later, I’m still pushing my envelope. I want to be the best I can be.”
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JUST THE FACTS
Dan Baird and Homemade Sin; Penny Jo Pullus opens the show Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 246 W. Willow St. Monday, Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, including a mini-meal of pulled pork sliders and gumbo Visit dinosaurbarbque. com or call 476-4937
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Years he’s played with Jason Ringenberg of Jason and the Scorchers
100-PLUS AC/DC shows Hodges has attended
Mike Ryan. Justin Parr Photo
Mike Ryan Coyotes. The Fury (independent). This Texas boy with local roots has been recognized with numerous San Antonio awards for his various bands and consistently commendable songwriting. The September 2013 release of The Fury, recorded at Blue Cat and Spanish Dagger Studios in the Lone Star State, features a variety of musicians including Central New York favorite Jose Alvarez. The catchy opener, “Maybe,” has plenty of bounce while later tunes like “Babylon” luxuriate in darker tones. “Under the Influence” has a reggae bump, “Let’s Get English” takes a fierce rock turn and Alvarez’s guitar work on “Normally, Norma Lee” and “Shallow” are instantly unmistakable. Lyrical spice is scattered throughout as Ryan tackles whatever themes and subject matter he wants, coming right out with lines like, “I don’t think I can pretend anymore you see/ It’s not me/ I don’t want to be the little whore on MTV.” No need for subtlety here. Variety defines this disc as Ryan shows that he can tackle it all. SNT
By James MacKillop
Cortland Repertory Theatre wraps its summer season with the tuneful tribute Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, which opens TAKE Wednesday, Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m., for a threeweek run through Sept. 13. For details, call (607) 756-2627 or (800) 427-6160.
Mary Poindexter Williams, Melissa Macleod Herion, Ryan Halsaver, Dale J. Young and Magarin Hobson in Cortland Repertory’s Making God Laugh. David Blatchley Photo
FAMILY MATTERS IN MAKING GOD LAUGH
t might have been Woody Allen, or maybe it was Albert Einstein, who said, “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.” When playwright Sean Grennan uses the line for his 2011 comedy Making God Laugh, he’s signaling that what people project in the first act is just not going to work out during more than two hours of stage time.
REVIEW Showtimes for Making God Laugh are Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Thursday, Aug. 21, through Saturday, Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m., at Cortland Repertory Theatre, 6799 Little York Lake Road, off Route 281, Preble.
Then again, Grennan’s modest expectations for the play have been trampled. After coming out of nowhere (rural Wisconsin), Making God Laugh has been produced in dozens of big markets including Chicago and Philadelphia before making its boffo area premiere at Cortland Repertory Theatre. Unusual for an unknown quantity, the company has been selling out shows and has already slated extra performances before it ends on Saturday, Aug. 23. Making God Laugh initially feels like a generic sitcom, or possibly a parody of one. We’re in a lower middle-class home, somewhere near Chicago in 1980. Papa Bill (Dale J. Young) is a postal worker, and his three nearly adult children are back for Thanksgiving dinner. Thomas (Ryan Halsaver) is on his way to the priesthood, which is very pleasing to the household, with a picture of the pope placed next to the family. Former high school athletic star Rick (Magarin Hobson) is getting started in the real estate business. And daughter Maddie (Melissa Macleod Herion) has gone off to college to study drama, hop-
ing to have a career as an actress. Such a choice does not have family support. Dominating the scene is the boundlessly cheerful matriarch Ruthie (Mary Poindexter Williams), who is at once a dictator and a ditz. Her June Cleaver demeanor does not stop us from noticing that her comments are cutting, as she dismisses her daughter’s aspirations and marginalizes her seemingly milquetoast husband. Yet many laughs are at her expense. Ruthie complains that the Catholic Church has been going downhill since it abandoned the Latin Mass. She may not have understood what she was saying, but she liked it better that way. If Making God Laugh’s New York state opening had been in Manhattan instead of Cortland, the facile treatment of Ruthie’s foibles would have invited a harsh response. So, too, would the glib hindsight on predicting the future. Bill proclaims you’ll never be able to send mail by computer because “people love the feel of paper.” Yet underneath the clichés and easy gags lie real
emotions. Time sorts out pain from light banter, as the action moves forward nine years to Christmas 1989. The second act is then divided between New Year’s Eve in 1999, and finally, to the present, 34 years later. Maddie is the most assertive child. She also recoils from digs at her carrying a few extra pounds to her inability to attract a male, which escalates into a firefight. This also gives actress Melissa Macleod Heron a big share of the play’s best lines, such as the need to say grace before taking Tic Tacs. As the brother who is prey to bad choices (“Invest in the Yugo, a car with a great future!”), Rick can be the butt of jokes rather than the deliverer of them. Grennan gives him a show-stopping scene when his belief in conspiracy theories gets the best of him. Actor Magarin Hobson lends his character depth when he turns out to be the neediest. Virtue is always hard to play, and seminarian Thomas remains a caring person throughout, never revealing ugly character faults. His conflict, which his mother cannot recognize, is that he becomes out of step with his vocation. Ryan Halsaver’s comic opportunities might be smaller, but he scores big with some one-word lines, like “Monsignor.” Director Jim Bumgardner’s best work appears in the handling of the parents. Thanks to Dale J. Young’s strong performance, Papa Bill’s outburst in the third scene becomes the dramatic climax. And Mary Poindexter Williams, one of Cortland Rep’s most-loved performers (2010’s Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks), plumbs the irony of the play’s most characteristic lines, notably, “Why do people have to be so damn happy?” Costume designer Jason Lee Resler has fun delineating 34 years of now-extinct fashions in everything from pants to eyeglasses. Although not credited for them, he must have been in charge of the outrageous wigs, some of which should have waddled out for the curtain call. SNT
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Robin Williams’ middle name was McLaurin, his mother’s maiden name. His great-grandfather was a Mississippi TAKE senator and governor; his father was a senior executive with Ford Motor Co.
— Source: Wikipedia
By Sarah Hope
ROBIN WILLIAMS, 1951-2014 Last week, I sat down to watch something featuring Robin Williams. In the wake of his death, I’m sure many of us have wanted to watch little else. The comedian is known for his crazy vocal antics in Disney’s Aladdin (1992) and for dramatic roles in the Dead Poets Society (1989) and Good Will Hunting (1997). But I think many of us — particularly those of us who grew up loving and learning from the Genie and Mrs. Doubtfire — forget that Williams’ career began and ended on the small screen, not the big one. Williams studied acting at Juilliard, but dropped out in his junior year after his mentor, John Houseman, told him there was nothing more he could teach him. After a brief stint on The Richard Pryor Show (1977), Williams, 26, was cast in the role of Mork from Ork on Happy Days (1978-1984). It was a seminal moment in the history of television comedy. Mork was an alien sent to Earth to study human life in the 1950s. His misunderstanding of social and cultural norms was a source of hilarious slapstick and verbal humor in his interactions with Fonzie (Henry Winkler) and Laverne (Penny Marshall). For the first time, Williams’ signature vocal play and physical shenanigans were introduced to a national audience. Mork’s appearance on the popular ABC sitcom was so well received that a year later the network created a spin-off: Mork & Mindy. Mork & Mindy (1978-1982) followed the adventures of Mork and his earthly roommate Mindy McConnell (Pam Dawber). Williams’ improvisation impressed the show’s writers, who — rumor has it — left gaps in the script, with directions only for him to freely ad-lib. Mork, with his trademark greeting “nanoo, nanoo,” became a cultural phenomenon. Mork & Mindy launched Williams’ 40-year career. He became a remarkably diverse film actor, running the gamut from slapstick family comedies to heartwarming dramedies to serious dramatic masterpieces. One look at the actor’s IMDb page is enough to spin anyone’s head in astonishment. His career was prolific, his characters prismatic. He was
Robin Williams performs during the sixth annual Stand Up For Heroes. Mike Coppola/Getty Images Photo
BINGE PICK OF THE WEEK: EVERYTHING ROBIN WILLIAMS Robin Williams. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Photo
a friend to Hollywood, as was evident by the many tributes to him upon his death. In 2013, Williams returned to television. The Crazy Ones, which premiered on CBS on Sept. 26, followed a father (Williams) and daughter (Sarah Michelle Gellar) who were partners in an advertising agency. The show was silly and “safe,” as The A.V. Club’s Erik Adams put it. But Williams still had his energy, if a bit subdued from his former sprightly self. Toward its finale, the show began to find its footing, growing more creative and charming. Unfortunately, The Crazy Ones became a casualty of the crowded landscape of television programming; just as it hit its stride, it was cancelled. The celebrity news website TMZ has reported that Williams considered the cancellation a “personal failure,” and that it sent him into a deep depression. He had been recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and was having trouble finding satisfying roles. The ultimate reason(s) for Williams’ suicide will never be known. Frankly, they’re not the point. Depression is a deadly disease that is both misunderstood and misjudged. Throughout his life, Williams was open about his struggles with cocaine and alcohol abuse, and with bouts of depression. His death is evidence that it can affect even the most successful and seemingly happy people. Despite the tragedy of Robin Williams’ death, thanks to the wealth of his material available on the Internet, we can continue to celebrate his life and the gift of joy and laughter he brought to the world for nearly half a century. President Barack Obama put it best: “He was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien, but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit.” SNT Sarah Hope is a graduate student at Syracuse University, where she focuses on television, entertainment history and classical music. In her free time, she tries to teach her parakeet to sing TV theme songs. Find her on Twitter @sarahmusing.
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Oscars for supporting actor (Good Will Hunting)
Oscar nominations for best actor
Golden Globe Awards
The Richard Pryor Show (NBC, 1977) was a short-lived variety program starring comedian and rabble rouser Richard Pryor. The fun and provocative program featured Pryor’s unique brand of racial commentary, a style later picked up by Dave Chappelle for his Chappelle’s Show. Where to watch: All four episodes — all featuring Robin Williams — can be found on YouTube. Mork & Mindy (ABC, 1972-1984) is set in the late 1970s and follows an alien, Mork, from the planet Ork, and his friend and (spoiler alert) later wife, Mindy. It’s a Robin with lots of hair and rainbow suspenders. Where to watch: About a third of the series’ 95 syndicated episodes are available on Hulu Plus. Much of the balance can be made up by searching YouTube. The Crazy Ones (CBS, 2013-2014) stars Robin Williams as Simon Roberts, an eccentric ad man (like Don Draper, but more bonkers, less broody) whose daughter, Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar), has just come on as partner at the advertising agency alongside him. He’s wacky; she’s level-headed. Antics ensue. Where to watch: VUDU and Amazon Prime both have the series available for $1.99 per episode, and there are a number of great clips on the show’s YouTube channel. With a quick YouTube search, one can also find several of Williams’ many cameo and one-off appearances: Homicide: Life on the Street (1994); The Larry Sanders Show (1992, 1994); Friends (1997); and Louie (2012).
7:30 p.m. Aug. 26, SPAC, Saratoga Springs 7 p.m. Aug. 31, Darien Lake Sold more than 100 million records
6:30 p.m. Aug. 21, Darien Lake Billboard: No. 19 as Artist of the Decade
GOO GOO DOLLS
7 p.m. Aug. 22, Darien Lake Upstate band plays … upstate
7:30 p.m. Aug. 27, Grandstand, New York State Fair Queen of country music and a hockey wife
Aug. 22, CMAC, Canandaigua Big voice, if you like this sort of thing
7:30 p.m. Aug. 29, Darien Lake … Shelton’s wife comes to Darien Lake
7:30 p.m. Aug. 25 Grandstand, New York State Fair Popular in too many genres to mention
7 p.m. Aug. 29, SPAC, Saratoga Springs 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30, Grandstand, New York State Fair All over New York this summer
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Kid Rock NYS Fair Grandstand Monday, Aug. 25th
L I S T ED I N CHR ON OLOG IC AL O RD E R:
W E D N E S DAY 8/ 20 Mario DeSantis Orchestra. Wed. Aug. 20, 6
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S AT U R DAY 8/ 23 Sean Kingston. Sat. 2 p.m. The
rhythm’n’blues smoothie visits Chevy Court, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. Free with fair admission: $10. (800) 475-FAIR.
The Big Break. Sat. 6:30 p.m. The contest for
stand, New York State Fairgrounds. (800) 475-FAIR.
p.m. The big-band favorites wrap the summertime Concerts in the Park series at Lonergan Park, Route 11, North Syracuse. Free. 458-8050.
8/28: Angie Johnson. Chevy Court,
Alan Taylor and Two Feet Short. Wed. Aug.
Folk Strings. Sat. 7 p.m. The folkie veterans
8/28: Journey, Cheap Trick. Grand-
New York State Fairgrounds. (800) 475FAIR.
8/28: Eli Young Band. Chevy Court,
New York State Fairgrounds. (800) 475FAIR.
8/28: Otto Motto: I’m Shmacked.
Westcott Theater. thewestcotttheater. com.
8/29: The Neighbourhood. Chevy Court, New York State Fairgrounds. (800) 475-FAIR.
8/29: Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. Chevy Court, New York State Fairgrounds. (800) 475-FAIR.
8/29: Vessel. Westcott Theater. thewestcotttheater.com.
8/30: Uncle Kracker. Chevy Court,
New York State Fairgrounds. (800) 475FAIR.
8/30: Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Tyler Farr. Grandstand, New York State Fairgrounds. (800) 475-FAIR.
20, 7 p.m. The band closes out the summertime Liverpool is the Place concert series at Johnson Park, corner of Route 57 and Vine Street, Liverpool. Free. 457-3895.
T H U R S DAY 8/ 21 Kellie Pickler. Thurs. 2 p.m. The country favorite from American Idol will surely pack the joint at Chevy Court, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. Free with fair admission: $10. (800) 475-FAIR.
Brad Paisley. Thurs. 7:30 p.m. The mega-popular country star kicks off the State Fair, preceded by Randy Houser, Charlie Worsham and Leah Turner at the Grandstand, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. $45, $55, $65. (800) 475-FAIR.
Contestants from The Voice. Thurs. 7:30 p.m.
Three singers recall their appearances on the NBC reality series at the Talent Showcase Stage/ Midway Stage, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. Free with fair admission: $10. (800) 475-FAIR.
Barenaked Ladies. Thurs. 8 p.m. The Canadi-
New York State Fairgrounds. (800) 475FAIR.
an rockers take the stage at Chevy Court, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. Free with fair admission: $10. (800) 475-FAIR.
8/31: MKTO. Chevy Court, New York
Blind Owl Band. Thurs. 9 p.m. Saranac Lake
8/30: Bell Biv Devoe. Chevy Court,
State Fairgrounds. (800) 475-FAIR.
8/31: Araabmusik. Westcott Theater. thewestcotttheater.com.
8/31: Phillip Phillips. Chevy Court,
New York State Fairgrounds. (800) 475FAIR.
9/1: Doobie Brothers. Chevy Court,
New York State Fairgrounds. (800) 475FAIR.
9/3: North American Scum. Lost
Horizon, 5863 Thompson Road. 4461934.
9/3: Fruition. Westcott Theater. thewestcotttheater.com.
9/4: Cash’d Out (Johnny Cash tribute). Lost Horizon, 5863 Thompson
string band performs, preceded by Primo Ganso at the Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott St. $10. Thewestcotttheater.com.
F R I DAY 8/ 22 Smash Mouth. Fri. 2 p.m. The pop rockers
entertain the afternoon crowd at Chevy Court, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. Free with fair admission: $10. (800) 475-FAIR.
Uproar Festival. Fri. 2 p.m. Hard rock faves
Godsmack headline the daylong blast, plus Skillet, Pop Evil, Escape the Fate, Suicide Girls, Redlight King, Three Years Hollow, Sons of Revelry and more at the Grandstand, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. $40, $50, $60. (800) 475-FAIR.
John Anderson. Fri. 7:30 p.m. The country
veteran performs at the Talent Showcase Stage/ Midway Stage, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. Free with fair admission: $10. (800) 475-FAIR.
9/5: Satisfaction. Lost Horizon, 5863
Jason Derulo. Fri. 8 p.m. The urban rapper
9/5: OMG Music Fest. Westcott The-
Thompson Road. 446-1934.
9/6: Comedian Bill Maher. Landmark Theatre. 475-7979, (800) 745-3000.
local bands rocks on the Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott St. $8. Thewestcotttheater.com. return to Kellish Hill Farm, 3192 Pompey Center Road, Manlius. $8/person, $15/couple. 682-1578.
Pitbull. Sat. 7:30 p.m. The popular hip-hopper
T U E S DAY 8/ 26 Bowzer’s Rock’n’Roll Party. Tues. 2 p.m.
The Sha Na Na veteran hosts his popular vaudeville show at Chevy Court, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. Free with fair admission: $10. (800) 475-FAIR.
The Critics. Tues. 5:45 p.m. The band closes
out the summertime Concerts in the Park series at Clay Central Park’s Ernest N. Casale Amphitheater, off Wetzel Road, Liverpool. Free. 652-3800.
The Bacon Brothers. Sat. 8 p.m. The fraternal
Ashley Allen and The Goonies. Tues. 7:30
union of actor Kevin and composer Michael make music at Chevy Court, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. Free with fair admission: $10. (800) 475-FAIR.
S U N DAY 8/ 24 Old-Time Music Jam. Every Sun. 1 p.m. Jam
session for all sorts of ramblers and pickers is open to both spectators and players, followed by a potluck dinner at 5 p.m. Kellish Hill Farm, 3192 Pompey Center Road, Manlius. $5/suggested donation. 682-1578.
Ashanti. Sun. 2 p.m. Seductive songbird lays
down smooth grooves at Chevy Court, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. Free with fair admission: $10. (800) 475-FAIR. FREE Central Fiddler Chapter. Sun. 2 p.m. Central New York’s own bowmasters perform at the North American Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame and Museum, 1121 Comins Road, Osceola. Free. 599-7009.
Young the Giant. Sun. 8 p.m. Left Coast quintet rocks out at Chevy Court, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. Free with fair admission: $10. (800) 475-FAIR.
M O N DAY 8/ 25 Herman’s Hermits. Mon. 2 p.m. Peter Noone goes down memory lane with his 1960s chart hits at Chevy Court, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. Free with fair admission: $10. (800) 475-FAIR.
Big Eyed Phish. Mon. 7:30 p.m. The Rochester-based Dave Matthews tribute band rocks out at the Talent Showcase Stage/Midway Stage, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. Free with fair admission: $10. (800) 475-FAIR.
Ezekiel’s Wheels. Mon. 7:30 p.m. The
acclaimed klezmer band performs in this Central New York Jazz Arts Foundation show at Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington St. $15. ekklezmer.com.
Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate. Fri. 9 p.m.
Kid Rock. Mon. 7:30 p.m. The hard rocker will
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The vintage act recalls 1960s-era classic rock at Chevy Court, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. Free with fair admission: $10. (800) 475-FAIR.
barnstorms the Grandstand, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. $37, $47, $57. (800) 475-FAIR.
gets to “Talk Dirty” at Chevy Court, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. Free with fair admission: $10. (800) 475-FAIR. Sonic stew of Afrobeat, hip-hop and more at the Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott St. $10. Thewestcotttheater.com.
John Kay and Steppenwolf. Mon. 8 p.m.
kick musical ass at the Grandstand, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. $47, $57, $67. (800) 475-FAIR.
p.m. Enjoy the pop rock at the Talent Showcase Stage/Midway Stage, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. Free with fair admission: $10. (800) 475-FAIR.
Train and The Wallflowers. Tues. 7:30 p.m.
Popular modern rock acts get paired up at the Grandstand, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. $35, $45, $55. (800) 475-FAIR.
Night Ranger. Tues. 8 p.m. The 1980s arena
rockers visit Chevy Court, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. Free with fair admission: $10. (800) 475-FAIR. DATE NIGHT Tayyib Ali. Tues. 8 p.m. The young Philly rapper comes to town, plus Foss, Dre Taylor, Young Rizz and Caleb Whiting at the Lost Horizon, 5863 Thompson Road. $12-$15. 446-1934.
W E D N E S DAY 8/ 27 Dark Hollow. Wed. Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m. The
Grateful Dead tribute band jams on (and on) at the Talent Showcase Stage/Midway Stage, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. Free with fair admission: $10. (800) 475-FAIR.
Carrie Underwood. Wed. Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m.
The country favorite returns to the Grandstand, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. $50, $60, $70. (800) 475-FAIR.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Wed.
Aug. 27, 8 p.m. The sassy songbird still loves rock’n’roll at Chevy Court, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. Free with fair admission: $10. (800) 475-FAIR.
You Me and Apollo. Wed. Aug. 27, 8 p.m.
Denver-based indie rockers enter the Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott St. $10. Thewestcotttheater.com.
C LU B D AT E S W E D N E S DAY 8/ 20 Bog Brothers. (Ridge Tavern, 1281 Salt Springs Road, Chittenango), 7-9 p.m.
Brian McArdell and Mark Westers. (Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 246 W. Willow St.), 8 p.m.
Chris Taylor. (Kosta’s Bar and Grill, 105 Grant Ave., Auburn), 7-10 p.m.
Dave Hawthorn. (The Retreat, 302 Vine St.,
Anthony Joseph Swingtet Trio. (Alex’s on
ESP. (Gentile’s Restaurant, 313 N. Geddes St.),
Brass Inc. (Ramada Inn, 41 Lakefront Drive,
Fulton Chain Gang. (Floyd Town Park, Com-
Brian McArdell and Mark Westers. (Winds
raden Road, Rome), 7-9 p.m.
Honky Tonk Hindooz. (Oak and Vine, Spring-
Geneva), 5-9 p.m.
of Cold Spring Harbor, 3642 Hayes Road, Baldwinsville), 7-11 p.m.
side Inn, 6141 West Lake Road, Auburn), 8-11 p.m.
Dave Porter. (Lukins Brick Oven Pizza, 640
Jesse Collins Quartet. (Syracuse Suds Facto-
Denn Bunger. (Buzz Café, 527 Charles Ave.),
ry, 320 S. Clinton St.), 6-9 p.m.
Jimmy Rogers and Over the Top. (Lafayette Inn, 2419 Route 11, Lafayette), 6-9 p.m.
Varick St., Utica), 5-8 p.m. 7-9 p.m.
Dirtroad Ruckus. (Tin Rooster, Turning Stone
Just Joe. (Borio’s Restaurant, 8891 McDonnells
Resort and Casino, 5218 Patrick Road, Verona), 10 p.m.
Mike McDonald. (Baldwinsville Farmers Mar-
Pale Green Stars, Spring Street Band, Sean Patrick Taylor. (Dinosaur Bar-B-Que,
Ave.), 9 p.m.
Parkway, Cicero), 5-9 p.m.
ket, Denio Street, Baldwinsville), 6-8 p.m.
246 W. Willow St.), 6-9 p.m.
T H U R S DAY 8/ 21 Barroom Philosophers. (The Office (formerly Dirty Nelly’s), 1965 W. Fayette St.), 7-11 p.m.
Bob Holz Band w/Joe Porto. (Dinosaur BarB-Que, 246 W. Willow St.), 6-9 p.m.
Bradshaw Blues. (Knoxies Pub, 7088 Route 20, Pompey), 5:30 p.m.
Carolyn Kelly Band. (Lew’s Sports Bar, 7356 Church St., North Syracuse), 6-10 p.m.
College Night w/Frita Lay. (Trexx, 323 N. Clinton St.), 10 p.m.
Denn Bunger. (Radisson Ale House, 8055 Potter Road, Baldwinsville), 6-9 p.m.
Dave Robertson. (Eskapes Lounge, 6257 Route 31, Cicero), 7-9 p.m.
Easy Ramblers. (LaFayette Library, 2577 Route 11, North LaFayette), 6:30 p.m.
Electric Moonpies. (Deveney’s on the River, Weedsport), 6-10 p.m.
Freewill. (Riverside Inn, 930 S. First St., Fulton), 6-9 p.m.
George Leija. (Waterfront Tavern, Route 11, Central Square), 5-9 p.m.
Jesse Derringer. (Winds of Cold Spring Har-
bor, 3642 Hayes Road, Baldwinsville), 6-9 p.m.
Jimmy Cox. (bc Restaurant, 247 W. Fayette St.), 7-9 p.m.
Fabulous Ripcords. (Shifty’s, 1401 Burnet Fulton Chain Gang. (Shots (formerly Electric Company), 700 Varick St., Utica), 10 p.m.
Jamie Savage. (Ridge Tavern, 1281 Salt Springs Road, Chittenango), 7-11 p.m.
Jeff Meloling. (Pasta’s on the Green, Foxfire Golf Course, 1 Village Blvd. N., Baldwinsville), 8-11 p.m.
Joe Whiting and Terry Quill. (BeauVine
Chophouse, 74 State St., Auburn), 8:30 p.m.
John Lerner. (Fulton Moose Lodge, 3044
Verona), 6-10 p.m.
Longwood Jazz Project. (La Piazza, 402 S. Franklin St.), 9:30 p.m.
Los Blancos. (Brae Loch Inn, 5 Albany St., Cazenovia), 7-11 p.m.
Mark Zane. (Krabby Kirk’s Saloon, 55 W. Genesee St., Camillus), 7:30 p.m.
Inn, 400 Seventh North St., Liverpool), 8 p.m.
The Dropouts. (Carnegie Café, Maplewood The Horn Dogs. (West End Grill, New York State Fair), 6-9 p.m.
Unbroken. (Woody’s Jerkwater Pub, 2803 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 7 p.m.
S AT U R DAY 8/ 23
Golf Course, 1 Village Blvd. N., Baldwinsville), 7-10 p.m.
Brass Inc. (West End Grill, New York State Fair),
The Bomb. (Saranac Brewery, 811 Edward St.,
Diana Jacobs Band. (Carnegie Café, Maple-
Main St., Marcellus), 8-11 p.m.
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100 S. Lowell Ave.), 10 p.m.
Redline. (Sharkey’s Eclectic Sports Lounge,
2 Hour Delay. (Abott’s Village Tavern, 6 E.
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Noisy Boys. (Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub,
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Oswego St., Baldwinsville), 10 p.m.
The Cadleys. (Sparky Town, 324 Burnet Ave.),
Canastota), 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Morris and the Hepcats. (Pizza Man Pub, 50
Grill, Western Lights, 4628 Onondaga Blvd.), 6-10 p.m.
Tony Regalbuto Show. (Boxing Hall of Fame,
246 w.willow st. Downtown
ra St., Ithaca), 10:30 p.m.
Professional Victims. (Limp Lizard Bar and
W. Genesee St., Skaneateles), 9 p.m.
$15 tickets aVailaBle now at the Bar
Michael Crissan. (Ithaca Ale House, 111 Auro-
57 and Minetto Bridge, Oswego), 5-8 p.m.
Tim Herron Corporation. (LakeHouse Pub, 6
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Letizia. (TS Steakhouse, Turning Stone Tower,
Sam and the Bushmen. (Pricker Bush, Route
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ter Road, East Syracuse), 8:30 p.m.
The Barndogs. (Pasta’s on the Green, Foxfire
monDay, august 25th
7pm upstairs at the Dinosaur
Just Joe. (Flat Iron Grill, 1333 Buckley Road,
Mark Macri. (Beginnings II, 6897 Manlius Cen-
Brewerton), 6-9 p.m.
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238 W. Jefferson St.), 7-10 p.m.
8891 McDonnells Parkway, Cicero), 7-11 p.m.
Smokin’. (Castaways, 916 County Route 37,
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John Spillett Jazz Pop Duo. (Bistro Elephant,
erton), 7-10:30 p.m.
Route 57, Oswego), 8 p.m.
Letizia and the Z Band. (Borio’s Restaurant,
Ruddy Well Band. (Shifty’s, 1401 Burnet Ave.),
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F5. (Bombadil’s, 575 Main St., Phoenix), 6-10
Rock Generation w/Joey Nigro and John Nilsen. (Castaways, 916 County Route 37, Brew-
7240 Oswego Road, Liverpool), 6 p.m.
Bringing you the best in american roots music
wood Inn, 400 Seventh North St., Liverpool), 8 p.m.
Fulton Chain Gang. (Thousand Islands Village Green, 173 N. James St., Cape Vincent), 5-7 p.m.
John Lerner. (Duskee’s Sports Bar, 8 Bridge St., Phoenix), 9 p.m.
Johnny Ray and the Stonethrowers. (Candy’s Hillside, 6207 Rock Cut Road, Jamesville), 9 p.m.
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Prices Starting at $25 | Tickets available via ticketmaster, iTickets, or call (315) 214-7333 Lisa Lee Duo. (Colonial Inn, 3071 Route 370, Meridian), 8-11 p.m.
Longwood Jazz Project. (Borio’s Restaurant,
Mark Zane and Friends. (Regional Artists
8891 McDonnells Parkway, Cicero), 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Stage, New York State Fair), 11:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
Mike Romano and Friends. (Castaways, 916 County Route 37, Brewerton), 7:30 p.m.
Pale Green Stars. (World of Beer, Destiny
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Ron Spencer Band. (Shifty’s, 1401 Burnet Ave.), 9 p.m.
Ryan Burdick. (Kitty Hoynes, 301 W. Fayette
Mike and Charlie. (Shifty’s, 1401 Burnet Ave.),
Karaoke w/Mr Automatic. (Singers Karaoke Club, 1345 Milton Ave., Solvay), 9 p.m.
Latin Party. (Sophistication Jazz Café, 441 S. Salina St.), 7-10 p.m.
Open Mike w/Tom Barnes. (Shifty’s, 1401 Burnet Ave.), 9 p.m.
T H U R S DAY 8/ 21 Karaoke. (Dolce Vita, 907 E. Genesee St.), 8-11 p.m.
Karaoke w/DJ Chill. (Singers Karaoke Club, 1345 Milton Ave., Solvay), 9 p.m.
Ryan Burdick. (Waterfront Tavern, Route 11,
Open Mike. (Kellish Hill Farm, 3191 Pompey
The Boatmen. (Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub,
Central Square), 4-8 p.m.
(Bridge Street Tavern, 109 Bridge St., Solvay), 8 p.m.
S U N DAY 8/ 24 Bob Holz Band. (Little Sodus Inn, 14451 Bell Ave., Fair Haven), 5-9 p.m.
Bradshaw Blues. (Brae Loch Inn, 5 Albany St.,
5:00am - 10:00am
Dr Killdean. (Lakehouse Pub, 6 W. Genesee St.,
Spend Your Workday With
El Kabong. (Winds of Cold Spring Harbor, 3642
Flyin’ Column. (Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub,
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Western Lights, 4628 Onondaga Blvd.), 2-6 p.m.
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St.), 4-8 p.m.
Willie Taters Mavins and Quickchange.
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Michael Crissan. (Limp Lizard Bar and Grill,
D J / K A R AO K E
Course, 7900 Green Lakes Road, Fayetteville), 5:30-8:30 p.m.
20, Pompey), 9 p.m.
Road, Brewerton), 3-7 p.m.
Sarah Hiltbrand. (Gance’s, Green Lakes Golf
Wayback Machine. (Knoxies Pub, 7088 Route
Enjoy Your Ride Home With
Mark Macri. (Bradbury’s Boatel, 57 Bradbury
Miss E Band. (Dinosaur-B-Que, 246 W. Willow
Walton St.), 12:30 p.m. Blues brunch.
The Horndogs. (Brennan Beach, Pulaski), 8-10
Wake Up With
Los Blancos. (Empire Brewing Company, 120
St.), 9 p.m.
100 S. Lowell Ave.), 10 p.m.
of the 70’s & 80’s!
Horseshoe Island Road, Clay), 4-8 p.m.
Mark Macri. (The Retreat, 302 Vine St., Liverpool), 7-10 p.m.
Lisa Lee Trio. (Dox Grill, Pirates Cove, 9170
Cazenovia), 5:30 p.m.
Skaneateles), 6-9 p.m.
Hayes Road, Baldwinsville), 4-7 p.m.
The Other Guise. (Jake’s Grub & Grog, 7 E. River Road, Brewerton), 3:30-7 p.m.
Magical Mystery Tour. (Hoopes Park, Walnut Street and South Herman Avenue, Auburn), 6:30 p.m.
Michael Crissan. (The Retreat, 302 Vine St., Liverpool), 7-10 p.m.
Stone River Band. (Volney Firehouse, 3002 State Route 3, Fulton), 6-9 p.m.
Fulton Chain Gang. (Hoopes Park, Walnut Street and South Herman Avenue, Auburn), 6:30 p.m.
Liverpool), 6-9 p.m.
Bradshaw Blues. (Eskapes Lounge, 6257
Honky Tonk Hindooz. (Sherwood Inn, 26 W.
Route 31, Cicero), 7-9 p.m.
Brian McArdell and Mark Westers. (Borio’s
228 Huntley Road, Phoenix), 5-8 p.m.
Restaurant, 8891 McDonnells Parkway, Cicero), 5-9 p.m.
Jimmy Rogers and Over the Top. (Whelan’s
Code Red. (Quaker Steak and Lube, 3535 Wal-
2512 Cherry Valley Turnpike, Marcellus), 9 p.m.
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Joe Henson and Tumbleweed Jones Band.
John Spillett Jazz-Pop Duo. (Bluewater Grill,
(Red Rooster Pub, 4618 Jordan Road, Skaneateles), 4-9 p.m. 11 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles), 5-8 p.m.
ers Karaoke Club, 1345 Milton Ave., Solvay), 9 p.m.
Karaoke w/Street Corner’s Jimmy Mitchell. (Village Lanes, 201 E. Manlius St., East Syracuse), 9 p.m.
S AT U R DAY 8/ 23
S U N DAY 8/ 24 Karaoke w/DJ Kaos. (Singers Karaoke Club, 1345 Milton Ave., Solvay), 9 p.m.
W E D N E S DAY 8/ 27 the Water, 24 E. First St., Oswego), 6-9 p.m.
Joanne Perry and the Combinations w/ Mark Hoffmann. (Frank’s Moondance Tavern,
Karaoke w/DJ Mars and DJ Voltage. (Sing-
(Singers Karaoke Club, 1345 Milton Ave., Solvay), 9 p.m.
Frank and Burns. (The Retreat, 302 Vine St.,
Pub, New York State Fair), 2-5 p.m.
Happy Hour Karaoke w/Holly. (Singers Kara-
Karaoke w/DJ Havok and DJ Stay Gold.
T U E S DAY 8/ 26
Anthony Joseph Swingtet Trio. (Alex’s on
Jesse Derringer. (Phoenix Sports Restaurant,
F R I DAY 8/ 22 oke Club, 1345 Milton Ave., Solvay), 6-9 p.m.
M O N DAY 8/ 25
100 S. Lowell Ave.), 4-7 p.m.
Genesee St., Skaneateles), 4-7 p.m.
Center Road, Manlius), 7 p.m.
ters Road), 6-9 p.m.
Michael Crissan. (Jake’s Grub & Grog, 7 E. River Road, Brewerton), 6-9 p.m.
Open Mike w/Davey D. (Floody’s Bar and Grill, 2095 State Route 49, Fulton), 6 p.m.
M O N DAY 8/ 25 Karaoke w/DJ Rockstina. (Singers Karaoke Club, 1345 Milton Ave., Solvay), 9 p.m.
T U E S DAY 8/ 26 Karaoke w/DJ Streets. (Singers Karaoke Club, 1345 Milton Ave., Solvay), 9 p.m.
W E D N E S DAY 8/ 27 Karaoke w/Mr Automatic. (Singers Karaoke
Pale Green Stars, The Goonies, Scott Sterling. (Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 246 W. Willow St.),
Club, 1345 Milton Ave., Solvay), 9 p.m.
Salina St.), 7-10 p.m.
Smokin’. (Goettel Park, Route 11, Central Square), 6-8 p.m.
Latin Party. (Sophistication Jazz Café, 441 S. Open Mike w/Tom Barnes. (Shifty’s, 1401 Burnet Ave.), 9 p.m.
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CO M E DY Clash of the Comics. Wed. Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Comical competition at Funny Bone Comedy Club, Destiny USA, off Hiawatha Boulevard. $10. 423-8669.
Dan Grueter. Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri. 7:30 & 9:45
p.m., Sat. 7 & 9:45 p.m., Sun. 7:30 p.m. Comic veteran checks in at the Funny Bone Comedy Club, Destiny USA, off Hiawatha Boulevard. $10/ Thurs. & Sun., $12/Fri., $15/Sat. 423-8669.
Syracuse Improv Collective. Thurs. 8 p.m.
An open microphone for budding stand-ups is waiting at the Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E. $3. 8858960.
Earlville Opera House Galleries. 20 E.
Main St., Earlville. Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. noon-3 p.m. 691-3550. Through August: works from regional and contemporary quilt artists, plus quilter Norma Lamb’s show The Road Less Traveled.
Edgewood Gallery. 216 Tecumseh Road.
Tues.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 445-8111. Through Sept. 5: Open Figure Drawing’s 25th anniversary exhibit.
Erie Canal Museum. 318 Erie Blvd. E. Mon.-
Chicks Are Funny. Wed. March 26, 7:30 p.m.
Eureka Crafts. 210 Walton St., Armory Square.
Everson Museum of Art. 401 Harrison St.
AR T GALLERIES
LISTED ALPHABE TIC ALLY:
914 Works. 914 E. Genesee St. Tues.-Sat. 10
a.m.-4 p.m. 443-8072. Through August: Son of the Genesee, paintings by Stefan Zoller.
Auburn Unitarian Universalist Society.
607 N. Seward Ave., Auburn. Sun. noon-2 p.m. 253-9029. Through August: pen, ink and collage creations by Justin Moshaty.
Betts Branch Library. 4862 S. Salina St. Mon. & Wed. 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Tues. & Thurs.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. 435-1940. Through August: photography, oils and pencil drawings by former Westhill High School student Maeve Byrne.
Cayuga Museum of History and Art/ Case Research Lab Museum. 203 Genesee St., Auburn. Tues.-Sun. noon-5 p.m. 253-8051. Through August: Auburn at Normandy: The 299th Combat Engineers and Local Stories of World War II. Ongoing: Both Sides of the Wall, a salute to Auburn Prison, plus A Child’s World.
Cazenovia College Art Gallery. Reisman
Hall, 6 Sullivan St. Fri. 4-6 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 1-4 p.m. 655-7261. Through April 2016 in the Sculpture Court: “Grounding Sky,” Tadashi Hashimoto’s new work made from hand-hewn wood and enamel paint.
SATURDAY - Fruit of Life TUESDAY - Jess & Golden Open Mic
S. Salina St. Mon., Thurs.-Sat. 9 a.m-5 p.m., Tues.-Wed. 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 435-1900. Through August: panels from the Syracuse Poster Project.
Phillips hosts a six-pack of local comics at the Central New York Playhouse venue, Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E. $7/advance, $10/ door. 885-8960. Ayanna Dookie headlines the stand-up action at Funny Bone Comedy Club, Destiny USA, off Hiawatha Boulevard. $10. 423-8669.
THURSDAY - Bradshaw Blues FRIDAY - Mike Brindisi & the NY Rock
Central Library. Galleries of Syracuse, 447
Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Donations accepted. 471-0593. Ongoing: Interactive experience where visitors use an interactive touch-screen to play the role of assistant weighmaster and learn to weigh boats, assess the correct tolls and virtually steer the boat into the Weighlock Building.
Cuse Comedy Showcase. Sat. 8 p.m. Anna
125 E. Water St. Hanover Sq. 701-3064 BullandBearPub.com
Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. 471-4601.
Wed. noon-5 p.m., Thurs. noon-8 p.m., Fri. noon-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. $5/suggested donation/general admission; special exhibits vary in admission price. 4746064. Through Sun. Aug. 24: Sarah McCoubrey: Works on Paper. Through December: Enduring Gift, Chinese ceramics culled from the Cloud Wampler collection. Through Aug. 31 and projected outside on the museum’s North facade: videos including Ann Hamilton’s table of contents, Dani Leventhal’s Platonic, Phil Solomon’s Still Raining, Still Dreaming, Yui Kugimiya’s Cat Brushing Teeth and Michael Buhler-Rose’s I’ll Worship You, You’ll Worship Me, co-presented by Urban Video Project and Light Work Gallery; Thurs.-Sun. 9-11 p.m.
Gallery 4040. 4040 New Court Ave. Wed.-Sat.
noon-5 p.m., and by appointment. 456-9540. Through Aug. 29: Colors of Summer, works by Scott Bennett, Diana Godfrey, Jim Ridlon, Debb VanDelinder and Walter Melnikow.
Gallery 54. 54 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles.
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Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 685-5470. Through August: Earthwhile, photographic images of the planet by Tom Dwyer and stoneware lanterns by Lauren Ritchie.
Hazard Branch Library. 1620 W. Genesee
George Eastman House International Museum of Photography. 900 East Ave.,
H Lee White Marine Museum. West First
Rochester. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $12/adults, $10/seniors, $5/students, free/under age 12. (585) 271-3361. Ongoing: A History of Photography.
St. Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs. 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 484-1528. Thurs. Aug. 21, 2:30 p.m.: a bubble show with Doug Rougeux. Street Pier, Oswego. Daily, 1-5 p.m. 342-0480. The complex consists of a main building of exhibits highlighting more than 400 years of maritime history, the national historic landmark
World War II tug the LT-5, the New York state Derrick Boat 8 from the Erie Canal System and the Eleanor D, the last U.S. commercial fishing vessel to work Lake Ontario. $7/adults, $3/teen, free/preteen.
Hospice of CNY. 990 Seventh North St., Liv-
erpool. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 634-1100. Through August: whimsical works from the CNY Arts Center.
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33. Wed. Aug. 20 & Thurs. 7 p.m. The Wardrobe Ensemble presents a performance piece about the 2010 Chilean mine crisis at the Redhouse Arts Center, 201 S. West St. $20. 362-2785.
Broadway Meets Opera. Thurs. 7:30
p.m. Enjoy classic arias and Great White Way standards performed by international opera star Marianne Cornetti with pianist Joan Krueger at View Arts Center, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge. $35. 369-6411.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Fri. & Sat. 7 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spoofy biblical musical is presented by the Norwich Theater Company at the Chenango Arts Council Kappel Theater, 27 W. Main St., Norwich. $12/advance, $14/door. (888) 613-4496. FAMIILY FRIENDLY The Little Mermaid. Every Sat. 12:30 p.m.; through Sept. 27. Interactive version of the children’s classic; performed by Magic Circle Children’s Theatre. Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St. $5. 449-3823.
Making God Laugh. Wed. Aug. 20, 2 &
7:30 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; closes Sat. Aug. 23. Regional premiere of Sean Grennan’s time-spanning comedy about family reunions over many holidays at Cortland Repertory Theatre, 6799 Little York Lake Road, off Route 281, Preble. $25-$32; students and senior discounts available. (607) 756-2627, (607) 753-6161, (800) 427-6160.
O’ Dan E Boie. Fri. 8 p.m. Dan Williams
presents a new cabaret at the Central New York Playhouse venue, Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E. $10. 885-8960.
On the Town. Wed. Aug. 20, 2 & 7:30 p.m.,
Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m., Mon. 2 p.m., Tues. & Wed. Aug. 27, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; closes Wed. Aug. 27. The Comden-Green musical about swabbies on shore leave in Manhattan continues the summer season at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Emerson Park, 6877 East Lake Road (Route 38A), Auburn. $42-$50/adults; $39-$47/seniors; $22-$33/ students and under age 22. 255-1785, (800) 457-8897.
DATE NIGHT The Pitch. Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m.; closes Aug. 30. The 10-week rotating roster of new tuners continues with the fact-based saga of a sibling patter duo during the vaudeville era in On the Air for this Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival production at the Theater Mack, within the Cayuga Museum of History and Art. 203 Genesee St., Auburn. $20. 255-1785, (800) 457-8897.
Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash.
Wed. Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m.; closes Sept. 13. A musical salute to the Man in Black closes out the season at Cortland Repertory Theatre, 6799 Little York Lake Road, off Route 281, Preble. $25-$32; students and senior discounts available. (607) 756-2627, (607) 7536161, (800) 427-6160.
Romeo and Juliet. Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m., Sun.
3 p.m.; through Sun. Aug. 24. Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers is presented by the CNY Arts Center at the State Street Methodist Church, 357 State St., Fulton. $12/ adults, $10/seniors, $5/students, free/under age 5. 592-3373.
The Y Files: Where Are the Cows? Thurs. 6:45 p.m.; through Aug. 21. Paranormal activities are spoofed in this interactive dinner-theater comedy whodunit; performed by Acme Mystery Company. Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St. $27.95/plus tax and gratuity. 475-1807.
AUD I T I ON S A N D R EHE ARS ALS Syracuse Opera. The company seeks ten-
ors and baritones to be part of the chorus for the October production of Die Fledermaus. In addition to seeking operatically trained voices, the company also welcomes musical theater and sacred music performers. Singers should submit a short musical resume which includes performance history and any formal vocal or dramatic training, academic or private to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Media Unit. Central New York teens
ages 13-17 are sought for the award-winning teen performance and production troupe guided by jet-set auteur Walt Shepperd; roles include singers, actors, dancers, writers and technical crew. Auditions by appointment: 478-UNIT.
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Waverly Ave., Syracuse University campus. Light Work: Sun.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. or by appointment. Community Darkrooms: Sun. & Mon. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 443-1300. Through Oct. 22: Revive, Alison Rossiter’s works with expired silver gelatin print paper. Mon. Through Dec. 17: Light Work Grants, 40th annual show features photography by grant recipients: Trevor Clement, Sebastian Collett and Dan Wetmore. Reception Sept. 25, 5-7 p.m.
Liverpool Art Center. 101 Lake Drive, Liv-
erpool. Tues. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Wed. & Thurs. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-8:30 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and by appointment. 234-9333.
Manlius Historical Museum. 101 Scoville
Ave., Manlius. Daily, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 682-6660. Ongoing: an exhibit on women in the military and life in the community during both World Wars.
Manlius Public Library. 1 Arkie Albanese
Thurs. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri.-Sun. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 443-4097. Through Oct. 19: Deer Dear, Tammy Renee Brackett’s installation focuses on the white-tailed deer and poses questions about population control, loss of habitat and mortality; Margaret Bourke-White: Moments in History 1930-1945, more than 180 vintage works from the noted photographer. Reception Sept. 4, 5-7 p.m.
Syracuse Technology Garden Art Gallery.
235 Harrison St. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and by appointment. 474-0910. Through Sept. 18: Artists Telling Stories, juried exhibit showcases more than 70 works by 23 artists.
View Arts Center/Old Forge. 3273 State
Route 28, Old Forge. Thurs.-Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $6/adults, free/under age 12. 369-6411. Through Aug. 31: H.S. Picker at 97. Through Sept. 7: Borderlines, works by Barbara Page. Through Oct. 5: Freshly Hewn, wood-crafted artworks by Tupper Lake’s Michael Trivieri.
Wellin Museum of Art. Hamilton College,
College Hill Road, Clinton. Tues.-Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 859-4396. Ongoing: Archive Hall: Art and Artifacts; Case Histories: The Hidden Meaning of Objects.
Drive, Manlius. Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. 682-6400, 699-5076. Sat. Aug. 16, 2:30 p.m.: free screening of the Tibetan Buddhism film When the Iron Bird Flies.
White Branch Library. 763 Butternut St.
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute.
Wilhelmina’s Art Gallery and Sculpture Trail Center. 60 Cayuga St., Seneca Falls.
310 Genesee St., Utica. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. 797-0000. Through Sept. 14: Golden Age of European Painting. Through Sept. 28: Butterflies, Geishas and Dragons: The Arts and Influence of Japan. $10/adults, $5/students.
Oneida Community Mansion House. 170
Kenwood Ave., Sherrill. 363-0745. Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. noon-4 p.m. Tours available Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $5/adults; $3/students, free/children under 12. Through October: The Braidings of Jessie Catherine Kinsley. Through Dec. 1: Mothers and Children of the Original Oneida Community, featuring artifacts, photographs and quotations in an exhibit presented in collaboration with Earlville Opera House. Ongoing: Wartime at Oneida Ltd., bayonets, scalpels and other military equipment manufactured by the company during World War II; Oneida Game Traps, 1852-1925.
Onondaga Historical Association. 321
Montgomery St. Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Donation requested. 428-1864. Through Sept. 21: Ever a New Season, works by 19th-century photographer George Barnard. Through Jan. 25: Culture of the Cocktail Hour, a look at Onondaga County’s speakeasies and cocktail lounges during the Prohibition era; Watercolor Memories: The Artistic Legacy of Betty Munro.
Paine Branch Library. 113 Nichols Ave. Mon.
& Tues. 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Wed.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 435-5442. Through August: watercolors of classic autos by Tim Coolbaugh.
Petit Branch Library. 105 Victoria Place.
Mon. & Thurs. 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 435-3636. Through August: Photos and Paintings, works by Westcott Nation resident Larry Hoyt; reception Thurs. Aug. 21, 5-8 p.m.
Redhouse Arts Center. Joan Lukas Rothen-
berg Gallery, 201 S. West St. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.10 p.m. 425-0405. Through Sept. 4: Playgrounds, abstract paintings by Jim and Jessica Olech.
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center. 205
Genesee St., Auburn. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Suggested admission: $6/adults, free/under 12. 255-1553.
SUArt Galleries. Shaffer Art Building, Syra-
cuse University. Tues. & Wed. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.,
Mon., Tues., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed. & Thurs. 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 435-3519. Thurs. Aug. 21, 5:30-7 p.m.: rain barrel workshop, presented by Save the Rain.
Thurs.-Sun. 1-5 p.m. 568-8204, 670-0947. Through Sept. 6: Weldet and Fired Plus History, paintings by Sandra Tucarini and sculptures by Carol Adamec.
Art Group. Every Wed. 10 a.m. Bring your own
supplies and learn, exchange art knowledge, share fine art with others and work your media. VFW, 105 Maxwell Ave., North Syracuse. Free. 699-3965.
Improv Comedy Classes. Every Wed. 6-7:45 p.m. Drop-in classes at Salt City Improv Theater, Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. $20/adults, $15/students with ID. 410-1962. Open Figure Drawing. Every Wed. 7-10 p.m.
All skill levels are welcome: if you can write your name, you can draw. Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Ave. $8. 453-5565.
Public Speaking Workshop. Fri. 10 a.m.-5
p.m. Representatives from Toastmasters International visit Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St. Free. 435-5326.
Onondaga Lake Open House. Every Fri.
noon-4:30 p.m.; through Nov. 14. Experience Onondaga Lake’s cleanup firsthand at Onondaga Lake Visitors Center, 280 Restoration Way, Geddes. Free. 552-9751.
Intro to Improv. Every Sat. 10 a.m.-noon;
through Aug. 23. Syracuse Improv Collective offers a beginners course for budding improvisational talents at the Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E. $75. 885-8960.
Quilting Group. Every Sat. 10 a.m. The Sankofa Piecemakers Quilting Group meets at Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St. Free. 443-1757.
Digital Nature Photography. Sat. 2-4 p.m.
Learn the basics at Clark Reservation State Park, 6105 E. Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville. $4; participants must bring cameras. 492-1590.
Solarize Syracuse Workshop. Mon. 6-7:30
p.m. Learn about the mission to stimulate a citywide transition to renewable energy. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike. Free. 480-1515.
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435-2453 • 317 N. Salina St. – Plenty of FREE parking across the street between Columbus Bakery & Thanos Import Art Classes. Every Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m., 4 & 6:30 p.m. Teens and adults delve into their artistic sides at the Liverpool Art Center, 101 Lake Drive, Liverpool. $60-$80/month. 243-9333.
L I T E R AT I Book Discussion Group. Thurs. 6:30 p.m.
Members consider Life of Pi by Yann Martel at Petit Branch Library, 105 Victoria Place. Free. 435-3636.
Alice K. Boatwright. Sun. 5-6:30 p.m. The
mystery writer celebrates the launch of her new book Under an English Heaven with a book signing, a reading, and refreshments. St. David’s Church, 14 Jamar Drive, DeWitt. Free. 446-2112.
Writers’ Roundtable. Every Mon. 6:30 p.m.
Long-standing writers’ group invites new and seasoned scribes to share work or just sit back and listen. Denny’s, 103 Elwood Davis Road (off Seventh North Street). Free. 247-9645.
OUTINGS Montezuma Wildlife Viewing. Every Mon.-
Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Trails and the Wildlife Drive auto-tour route are open to visitors. Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, 3395 Route 20, Seneca Falls. Free. 5685987.
Fort Stanwix National Monument. Wed.-
Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 112 E. Park St., Rome. Free. 338-7730. Ongoing: the exhibit Powder Horns of Early America.
Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Daily, 10 a.m.-4:30
p.m. The zoo, located at 1 Conservation Place, features some pretty nifty animals, including penguins, tigers, birds, primates and the ever-popular elephants. $8/adults, $5/seniors, $4/youth, free/under age 2. 435-8511.
Onondaga Lake Skatepark. Daily, 10 a.m.-8
p.m. The park is open for anyone older than age 5. Helmets must be worn, and waivers (available at the park) must be signed by a parent. Onondaga Lake Park, 107 Lake Drive, Liverpool. $3/session; $29/monthly pass; $99/season pass. 453-6712.
SPORTS Vernon Downs Race Track. Thurs.-Sat. 6:45
p.m.; closes Nov. 1. Harness racing continues during the 61st anniversary season. 4229 Stuhlman Road, Vernon. Free admission. 829-6800. WOW Syracuse Chiefs. Thurs., Fri. & Wed. Aug. 27, 7 p.m. Baseball season continues as the boys of summer battle the Rochester Red Wings, with former Yankees shortstop Bucky Dent in autograph mode on Wed. Aug. 27, 6-8 p.m. NBT Bank Stadium, 1 Tex Simone Way. $5-$12/adults, $4-$10/children and seniors. 474-7833.
Auburn Doubledays. Fri. & Sat. 7:05 p.m.,
Sun. 5:05 p.m., Mon. & Tues. 7:05 p.m. The Single-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals welcomes Williamsport (Fri.-Sun.) and Jamestown (Mon. & Tues.). Falcon Park, 108 N. Division St., Auburn. Box seats: $8/adults, $7/children and seniors; general admission: $6/adults, $5/children and seniors. 255-2489.
Road, Cazenovia. $38; reservations required. 481-1638.
to Hanover Square to test your knowledge. Bull & Bear Pub, 125 E. Water St. Free. 701-3064.
Sat. 7 p.m. Authors, memorabilia and more during this Oz blowout at the Palace Theatre, 2384 James St. $10/adults, $5/children. 4639240.
Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford and other action heroes from yesteryear in a rambunctious reunion. Destiny USA/Carousel 19 (Digital presentation/Stadium). Screen 1: 12:25 & 6:35 p.m. Screen 2: 12:55, 4, 7:05 & 10:20 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital presentation/Stadium). Daily: 1:05, 4:05, 7:05 & 10:05 p.m.
Meet the Comedians of Chelsea Lately.
Get On Up. Chadwick Boseman plays Godfa-
Trivia Night. Every Wed. 7-9 p.m. Head down
Trivia Night. Every Wed. 7-9 p.m. Come out
and test your knowledge against others. Stingers Pizza, 4500 Pewter Lane, Manlius. Free. 692-8100.
Fayetteville Farmers Market. Every Thurs.
3-7 p.m.; through Oct. 30. Peruse tables of fresh produce and homemade food items at Fayetteville Towne Center, 540 Towne Drive, Fayetteville. Free. 750-9124.
Wizard of Oz Spectacular.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. The TV comics will be on hand ay the Empire Theater, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. $20. (800) 475FAIR.
to those with the answers to general knowledge questions. Lamont Tavern, 108 Lamont Ave. Free. 487-9890.
DATE NIGHT The Brady Bunch. Sun. 7:30 p.m. Stars Barry Williams, Susan Olsen and Christopher Knight fondly recall their sitcom at the Empire Theater, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. $20. (800) 475FAIR.
Trivia Night. Every Thurs. 7-9 p.m. Prizes
Trivia Night. Every Mon. 6:30 p.m. Knowledge
Trivia Night. Every Thurs. 7 p.m. Nightly prizes
for contestants, who needn’t be part of an established team. Sitrus Bar, Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel, 801 University Ave. Free. 3806206.
Trivia Night. Every Thurs. 7-9 p.m. Gray mat-
ters at this DJs-R-US contest at Spinning Wheel, 7384 Thompson Road, North Syracuse. Free. 458-3222.
Trivia Night. Every Thurs. 7-9 p.m. Brainstorming at Trappers II Pizza Pub, 101 N. Main St., Minoa. Free. 656-7777.
Trivia Night. Every Thurs. 7 p.m. Cranium
conundrums at RFH’s Hideaway, 1058 Route 57, Phoenix. Free. 695-2709.
Smartass Trivia. Every Thurs. 7-10 p.m. Steve
Patrick hosts his quiz show at Pizza Man Pub, 50 Oswego St., Baldwinsville. Free.638-1234.
Trivia Night. Every Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Diamond
Dave knows the answers at Munjed’s Mediterranean Cafe and Metro Lounge, 505 Westcott St. Free. 428-0810.
Trivia Night. Every Thurs. 7:30 p.m. DJs-R-US handles the questions at Two Guys from Italy, Route 49, West Monroe. Free. 676-5777.
Team Trivia. Every Thurs. 8 p.m. Eat, drink,
and use your brain all at the same time. Quaker Steak & Lube, 3535 Walters Road. Free. 4519464. WOW Wizard of Oz Spectacular. Fri. 6:30 p.m. Authors, memorabilia and more during this Oz blowout at the Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St. $10/adults, $5/children. 475-7979.
Trivia Night. Every Fri. 7 p.m. Nightly prizes to those with the answers to general knowledge questions. Lamont Tavern, 108 Lamont Ave. Free. 487-9890.
Charity Golf Tournament. Sat. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Spaulding Support Services hosts the event, which features longest drive and closest-tothe-pin contests, 18 holes of golf and a buffet lunch. Rogues Roost Country Club, 1092 Route 31, Bridgeport. $100/person, $400/team of five. 478-6210.
Paint, Drink and Be Merry. Sat. 6:30-9:30
p.m. Enjoy some adult beverages and recreate the painting “Red Wine” with the help of a trained artist. Owera Vineyards, 5267 E. Lake
is good at Marcella’s Restaurant, Clarion Hotel, 100 Farrell Road, Baldwinsville. Free. 457-8700.
Team Trivia. Every Mon. 7 p.m. Drop some
factoids at Phoebe’s Restaurant, 900 E. Genesee St. Free. 475-5154.
Tuesdays on the Towpath. Tues. 6-8 p.m.
Enjoy an informational bike ride through the grounds that surround the Canastota Canal Town Museum. Free; reservations required. Riders must be 12 and older; rental bikes are available. 697-5002.
Smartass Trivia. Every Tues. 7:15-11 pm. More
The Expendables 3. Sylvester Stallone, Jason
ther of Soul James Brown in this music biopic. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital presentation/Stadium). Daily: 3:40 & 9:10 p.m.
The Giver. Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep star
in this adaptation of the acclaimed young adult novel. Destiny USA/Carousel 19 (Digital presentation/Stadium). Daily: 11:10 a.m., 1:45, 4:35, 7:25 & 10:05 p.m. Late show Fri. & Sat.: 12:35 a.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital presentation/Stadium). Daily: 1:50, 4:40, 7:15 & 9:45 p.m.
Guardians of the Galaxy. Strange interga-
lactic critters inhabit the latest Marvel Comics screen adaptation; presented in 3-D in some theaters. Destiny USA/Carousel 19 (Digital presentation/IMAX/3-D/Stadium). Daily: 1:15, 4:15, 7:10 & 10:10 p.m. Destiny USA/Carousel 19 (Digital presentation/3-D/Stadium). Daily: 3:45 & 9:40 p.m. Destiny USA/Carousel 19 (Digital presentation/Stadium). Screen 1: 11 a.m., 1:50, 4:45, 7:40 & 10:40 p.m. Screen 2: 12:45 & 6:40 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital presentation/3-D/Stadium). Daily: 1, 3:50, 6:40 & 9:30 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital presentation/Stadium). Daily: 1:40, 4:30, 7:20 & 10:10 p.m.
How to Train Your Dragon 2. The sequel to
brainy fun with Steve Patrick at Nibsy’s Pub, 201 Ulster Ave. Free. 476-8423.
the 2010 animated crowd-pleaser. Hollywood (Digital presentation/stereo). Daily: 12:05 & 4:30 p.m.
Team Trivia. Every Tues. 8 p.m. Join in the fun
The Hundred-Foot Journey. Helen Mirren
at Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub, 100 S. Lowell Ave. Free. (215) 760-8312. WOW
Notah Begay III Challenge.
Wed. Aug. 27, 11 a.m. Some of the biggest names in golf will tee up at Turning Stone Casino and Resort’s Atunyote Golf Club, 4774 Route 31, Vernon. $50. 361-8006.
Anne Burrell. Wed. Aug. 27, 2 p.m. The TV chef cooks up a storm at Chevy Court, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. Free with fair admission: $10. (800) 475-FAIR.
New York State Fair. Daily through Labor
Day, 8 a.m. (gates open); 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (buildings are open); the midway stays open until midnight. State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. $10; free/12 and younger. 487-7711.
S TAR TS F RIDAY F IL M S, T H E AT E RS AN D T IM E S S U B JE C T TO C H AN G E. C H E C K S YR AC U S E N E W T IM E S.CO M F O R U P DAT E S. Boyhood. Director Richard Linklater’s years-inthe-making docudrama about a young man’s emotional journey. Manlius (Digital presentation/stereo). Daily: 7:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun. matinee: 12:30 & 4 p.m.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. More
monkeyshines in this sci-fi sequel. Destiny USA/ Carousel 19 (Digital presentation/Stadium). Daily: 12:35 & 3:40 p.m.
and Om Puri in a gentle dramedy about foodies on a collision course. Destiny USA/Carousel 19 (Digital presentation/Stadium). Daily: Daily: 12:30, 3:30, 6:30 & 9:25 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital presentation/Stadium). Daily: 12:55, 3:45, 6:35 & 9:25 p.m.
If I Stay. Teen drama with Chloe Grace Moretz.
Destiny USA/Carousel 19 (Digital presentation/ Stadium). Screen 1: 11:30 a.m., 2:10, 4:50, 7:30 & 10:15 p.m. Late show Fri. & Sat.: 12:10 a.m. Screen 2: 1:20, 4:20, 7 & 9:45 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital presentation/Stadium). Screen 1: 1:25, 4:15, 6:50 & 9:30 p.m. Screen 2 (Fri.-Sun.): 7:30 & 10:05 p.m.
Into the Storm. Special-effects thriller involv-
ing townspeople battling a series of pesky tornadoes. Destiny USA/Carousel 19 (Digital presentation/Stadium). Daily: 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 8 & 10:45 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital presentation/ Stadium). Daily: 12:50, 3:05, 5:15, 7:35 & 9:50 p.m.
Let’s Be Cops. Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake
Johnson as phony policemen in this buddy comedy. Destiny USA/Carousel 19 (Digital presentation/Stadium). Screen 1: 11:15 a.m., 2:05, 4:55, 7:35 & 10:20 p.m. Screen 2: 6:55 & 9:35 p.m. Late show Fri. & Sat.: 12:25 a.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital presentation/Stadium). Daily: 2, 4:50, 7:25 & 10 p.m.
Lucy. Scarlet Johansson plays rough in director Luc Besson’s brainy sci-fi action thriller. Destiny USA/Carousel 19 (Digital presentation/Stadium). Daily: 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:55 & 10:35 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital presentation/Stadium). Daily: 1:10 & 6:45 p.m.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19). An American
named Kevin Shelley accomplished a feat worthy of inclusion in the Guinness Book of World Records. While wearing a blue satin martial arts outfit, he smashed 46 wooden toilet seats over his head in just one minute. Some observers may be inclined to dismiss his efforts as frivolous and ridiculous. But I admire how he playfully mocked his own competitiveness while fully expressing his competitiveness. He satirized his ego’s drive to be first and best even as achieved the goal of being first and best. I recommend you try something similar. You’re entering a phase when you’ll be wise to add a bit of humility to your bold self-presentation.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You are about to
make the transition from plodding to skipping; from moping to exulting. You will no longer be bogged down by cloudy doubt, but will instead be buoyed by giddy hope. To what do we owe this imminent turnaround in your fortunes? One reason is that it’s Justifiable Narcissism Week, for Tauruses only. During this jubilee, the Free Will Astrology Council on Extreme Self-Esteem authorizes you to engage in unabashed self-worship, and to corral a host of other people who want to join in celebrating you, praising you, and helping you.
By Rob Brezsny your tenderness affords you may not completely dissolve your doubt and worry, but it will quiet them down so much that they will lose their ability to paralyze you. These truths are always good to keep in mind, of course, but they are especially useful to you right now. No obstacle will faze you, no shadow will intimidate you, as long as you feed your holy longing and unshakable compassion.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) On Aug. 2, 1830,
Louis Antoine, Duke of Angouleme, was King of France for 20 minutes. (It’s a long story.) I offer this to you as a cautionary tale. A few weeks from now, I don’t want to have to be comparing you to him. If you hope to hold your new position or continue to wield your added clout for longer than just a little while, you should take all necessary steps. How? Nurture the web of support that will sustain you, for example. Don’t burn a single bridge. Cultivate real empathy, not just the showy kind. Avoid manipulative behavior, even if you think you can get away with it. Be a skillful gatherer of information.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Golda Meir
catch flies. A lion won’t hunt for mice. A gourmet chef shuns recipes that call for canned soup and potato chips. And I trust that you won’t indulge a hankering for non-nutritious sweets and treats that would spoil your appetite for more robust sustenance. You understand I’m not just talking about your literal eating habits, right? Interpret this oracle metaphorically, please.
was prime minister of Israel from 1969 to 1974. Her admirers described her as a “strong-willed, straight-talking, gray-bunned grandmother of the Jewish people.” She had a good sense of humor, too. “Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses,” she said. “He took us 40 years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil.” I bring this up as a teaching story for you, Sagittarius. If you plan to make any big moves, transitions or journeys in the coming months, I suggest you choose destinations that will allow you to gain access to wealth-building resources.
CANCER (June 21-July 22). Now is an excel-
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Do you know
GEMINI (May 21-June 20). An eagle does not
lent time to phase out fantasies that bog you down or drag you backward. Are you up for that challenge? Can you summon the courage to leave the mediocre past behind? If so, here are your assignments: Wean yourself of longings to reconstruct bygone pleasures. Forget about trying to be like the person you used to be and to have the keys you used to have. Stop feeding the feelings that keep you affixed to obsolete goals. Break any taboo that makes you scared to change what needs to be changed.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) The artist Amedeo
Modigliani lived in Paris from 1906 until his death in 1920. For most of that time, he was destitute. Proprietors of local stores and restaurants sometimes accepted his artwork as payment in lieu of actual money. They didn’t necessarily appreciate it, however. One food seller used Modigliani’s drawings as wraps for the fried potatoes he sold. Another stashed the artist’s paintings in his cellar, where they turned into feasts for rodents. Too bad for these short-sighted people and their heirs: The worth of Modigliani’s works eventually increased, and some sold for millions of dollars. In the weeks ahead, Leo, don’t be like those food sellers. Know the value of what you have, even if it’s still latent.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) I’ve got three
new vocabulary words for you. I need them to provide you with the proper oracle. First is the German term Schwellenangst. It refers to timidity or nervousness about crossing a threshold and heading into unknown territory. The second word is a new English term, “strikhedonia.” It means the joy that rises up when you feel the courage to say “to hell with it.” The third word is from Portuguese: desenrascanço. It means the spontaneous improvisation of haphazard but ultimately effective plans. Now let’s put them all together: To conquer your Schwellenangst, you must summon a bolt of strikhedonia and have faith in your ability to carry out desenrascanço. (Thanks to other-wordly.tumblr.com for the new words.)
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Desire can conquer
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Maleficent. Angelina Jolie as an evil fairy who causes all sorts of commotion in the Disney fantasy. Hollywood (Digital presentation/ stereo). Daily: 2:20 & 6:45 p.m.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Mickey Rourke,
what phase of your cycle it is? Here are a few hints. It doesn’t come around often. It’s not characterized by predictable events or boring certainties. And it may allow you, even encourage you, to take a break from being your usual self. Give up? OK. I’ll tell you. You have entered the Nicolas Cage Phase of your cycle. Cage is a Capricorn, but not a typical one. He’s eccentric and manic and certifiably batty. He refers to his acting technique as “Nouveau Shamanic,” once lived in a fake castle, and owns a Lamborghini that belonged to a legendary tyrant, the Shah of Iran. For our current purposes, he has also testified, “I am not a demon. I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther. I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion.”
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Step Up: All In. This dance-fevered install-
my goals in life, Aquarius: to show you a type of astrology that does not infringe on your free will, but rather clarifies your options. In this horoscope, for instance, I will outline your alternatives so that you will be fully informed as you determine what course of action will be most closely aligned with your high ideals. Ponder the following question, and then briskly exert your freedom of choice: Would you prefer to have love make your head spin, knock you off your feet, tickle your X-factor, kick you gently but firmly in the ass, or all of the above?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) “God changes
caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls, and coal into diamonds by using time and pressure,” says pastor Rick Warren. “He is working on you, too.” Let’s make that idea your meditation, Pisces. If the word “God” doesn’t suit you, substitute “life,” “nature” or “Wakan Tanka,” the Lakotan term for “The Great Mystery.” The essential point is that you are being worked on and shaped by forces beyond your conscious awareness. Some of them are vast and impersonal, like your culture, the media, and the entertainment industry. Others are intimate and close at hand, like your genes, your childhood imprints, and the characters you encounter daily. Now is an excellent time to contemplate all the influences that make you who you are.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Megan Fox provides the hubba-hubba context for this reboot of the shell-bound franchise; presented in 3-D in some theaters. Destiny USA/Carousel 19 (Digital presentation/3-D/Stadium). Daily: 11:55 a.m., 2:25, 5, 7:45 & 10:25 p.m. Destiny USA/Carousel 19 (Digital presentation/Stadium). Daily: 11:25 a.m., 1:55, 4:30, 7:15 & 9:55 p.m. Late show Fri. & Sat.: 12:25 a.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital presentation/3-D/Stadium). Fri.-Sun.: 2:15 & 5:05 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. (8-28): 2:15, 5:05, 7:30 & 10:05 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital presentation/Stadium). Daily: 1:35, 4:25, 6:55 & 9:20 p.m.
When the Game Stands Tall. Jim Caviezel in the fact-based drama about a winning high school football coach. Destiny USA/Carousel 19 (Digital presentation/Stadium). Daily: 12:50, 3:50, 6:50 & 9:50 p.m. Late show Fri. & Sat.: 12:15 a.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital presentation/Stadium). Daily: 1:20, 4:10, 7:10 & 9:55 p.m
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LEGAL NOTICE Articles of Organization of BRIDGEWORKS LEAN SOLUTIONS, LLC (“LLC”) were filed with Sec. of State of NY (“SSNY”) on August 5, 2014. Office Location: Onondaga County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to and the LLC’s principal business location is: 8839 Wandering Way, Baldwinsville, New York 13027. Purpose: Any lawful business purpose. Articles of Organization of WEAVER MACHINE & TOOL REAL ESTATE, LLC (“LLC”) were filed with Sec. of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 7/17/2014. Office Location: Onondaga County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to and the LLC’s principal business location is: 555 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, New York 13202. Purpose: Any lawful business purpose. INDEX NO.: 2013-6696 Date Filed: 7/21/2014 S U P P L E M E N TA L SUMMONS MORTGAED PREMISES: 804 PARK ST., SYRACUSE, NY 13208 SBL #: 9–23–32.1 Plaintiff designates ONONDAGA County as the place of trial; venue is based upon the county in which the mortgaged premises is situate. STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF O N O N D A G A N A T I O N S T A R MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, -againstMICHIKO NAKAYAMA, if living, and if dead, the respective heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignors, lienors, creditors and successors in interest, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said defendant who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise of any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint herein, and their respective husbands, wives or widows, if any, and each and every person not specifically named who may be entitled to or claim to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the verified complaint; all of whom and whose names and places of residence
unknown, and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained by the Plaintiff, BMR HOLDINGS NY, LLC, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, Defendants,TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the attorneys for the Plaintiff within 20 days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE MORTGAGE COMPANY WHO FILED THIS FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT, A DEFAULT JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AND YOU CAN LOSE YOUR HOME. SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY OR GO TO THE COURT WHERE YOUR CASE IS PENDING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO ANSWER THE SUMMONS AND PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY. SENDING PAYMENT TO YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY WILL NOT STOP THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. THE OBJECT of the above captioned action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure $46,400.00 and interest, recorded in the Office of the Clerk of ONONDAGA on November 16, 2006, at BOOK 15004, PG. 634, covering premises known as 804 PARK ST., SYRACUSE, NY 13208 – SBL #: 9 – 23 – 32.1. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. The Plaintiff also seeks a deficiency judgment against the Defendant and for
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any debt secured by said Mortgage which is not satisfied by the proceeds of the sale of said premises. TO the Defendant MICHIKO NAKAYAMA, the foregoing Supplemental Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Hon. Donald F. Cerio, Jr. of the Supreme Court of New York, dated July 1st, 2014. Dated: New Rochelle, NY July 18, 2014 McCABE WEISBERG & CONWAY, P.C. /s/_________________ Leroy J. Pelicci, Jr., Esq. Attorneys for Plaintiff 145 Huguenot St., Ste. 210 New Rochelle, NY 10801 p. 914-636-8900 f. 914-636-8901 HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE NEW YORK STATE LAW REQUIRES THAT WE SEND YOU THIS NOTICE ABOUT THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME. IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND TO THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT IN THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION, YOU MAY LOSE YOUR HOME. PLEASE READ THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT CAREFULLY. YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CONTACT AN ATTORNEY OR YOUR LOCAL LEGAL AID OFFICE TO OBTAIN ADVICE ON HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE. The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid office, there are government agencies and nonprofit rganizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by the New York State Banking Department of Financial Services at 1-800-342-3736 or visit the Department’s website at www.dfs. ny.gov. FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and
fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. Notice of Formation of 800 North Clinton Street, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/5/2014. Office location: Onondaga County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Granite Development Company, LLC, 4 Clinton Square, Ste. 102, Syracuse, NY 13202. Term: until 1/1/2065. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of formation of Annie Sageer Photography, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New New York (SSNY) on 06/11/2014. Office location: Onondaga County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 1018 Wheatfield Way, Camillus, NY 13031. Purpose: any lawful purpose.
2014. Office location: Onondaga County, SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail service of process (SOP) to: 200 Blackberry Road, Liverpool, NY 13090. Purpose: to engage in any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY PURSUANT TO §206 OF THE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY LAW. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned have formed a limited liability company, pursuant to §206 of the Limited Liability Company Law, the particulars of which are as follows: 1.The name of the limited liability company is “P&P SYRACUSE ENTERPRISES, LLC” 2. The date of filing is August 6, 2014. 3. Onondaga County is the county within the State of New York where the office of the limited liability company is located. 4. The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company for service of process and the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail copy of any process against the limited liability company is Michael Paolini, 3947 Merganser Drive, Liverpool, NY 13090. 5. There is no registered agent for service. 6. The limited liability company is formed for any lawful business purpose. Dated: August 6, 2014 /Michael Paolini, Organizer.
Notice of Formation of B’s Dream LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on: 5/23/14. Office location of Onondaga County. SSNY id designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 212 Roxbury Rd, Syracuse, NY 13206. NOTICE OF FORMATION Purpose: any lawful. OF LIMITED LIABILITY Notice of Formation of COMPANY PURSUANT Green Planet Grocery – TO §206 OF THE LIABILITY Manlius, LLC. Articles of LIMITED Organization filed with COMPANY LAW Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on the undersigned have 7/8/2014. Office location: formed a limited liability County of Onondaga. company, pursuant to SSNY is designated as §206 of the Limited agent of LLC upon whom Liability Company Law, process may be served. the particulars of which SSNY shall mail copy of are as follows: 1. The process to: Green Planet name of the limited Grocery – Manlius, LLC, liability company is 6195 Route 31, Cicero, “CLEAROLA LLC”. 2. The NY 13039. Purpose: any date of filing is April lawful purpose. 25, 2014. 3. Onondaga County is the county Notice of Formation of within the State of New Kleinwaeld, LLC. Arts. of York where the office Org. filed with Secy. of of the limited liability State of NY (SSNY) on company is located. 4. 7/28/14. Office location: The Secretary of State Onondaga County. SSNY is designated as agent designated as agent of of the limited liability LLC upon whom process company for service of against it may be served. process and the post SSNY shall mail process office address to which to: Marian C. Waeld, 217 Searlwyn Drive, the Secretary of State Syracuse, NY 13205. shall mail copy of any Purpose: any lawful process against the limited liability company activity. is 416 David Drive, N. Notice of formation Syracuse, NY 13212. 5. of Limited Liability There is no registered Company LLC Name: agent for service. 6. The DGR Rentals, LLC. limited liability company Articles of Organization is formed for any lawful purpose. filed with Secretary business of State of New York Dated: July 18, 2014 / (SSNY) on April 11, Martin Merola, Organizer
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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. (1) Name: My Network Realty LLC (the “LLC”). (2) Articles of Organization of the LLC were filed with the Secretary of State NY (“SSNY”) on June 6, 2014. (3) Its office location is to be in Onondaga County, State of NY. (4) The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is: PO Box 782, Skaneateles, New York 13152. (5) Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Notice of formation of Liscon Properties LLC. Articles of organizaion were filed with the secretary of state of new york (SSNY) on 05/22/2014. Office Location county of onondaga. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to patrick lisconish 4075 silverado drive liverpool NY 13090. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Martha Swann Photography LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 6/25/2014. Office location: County of Onondaga. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: Martha Swann Photography LLC, 124 Green Street, Front Apt., Syracuse, New York 13203. Purpose: any lawful purpose.
Notice of Formation of Papaleo & Hartzheim Sports LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on August 5, 2014. Office location: County of Onondaga. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 8518 Chippendale Circle, Manlius, New York, 13104. Purpose: any lawful purpose.
Notice of formation of Syracuse PR, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of the State of New York (SSNY) on 5/12/14. Office is located in County of Onondaga. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to patricia Dawson Gomez, 3500 Dunn Rd., Warners, NY 13164. Purpose is any lawful.
Notice of Formation of SAGE ENERGY CONSULTING, LLC. Application for Authority was filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on July 3, 2014. Office location County of Onondaga. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2820 Carrollton Road, Annapolis, Maryland, 21403. Purpose: any lawful purpose.
Notice of Formation of TJS Operations, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 6/20/2014. Office Location is Cointy of Onondaga. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process me be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 3797 Maider Rd., Clay, NY 13041. Purpose is any lawful purpose.
Notice of Formation of Spicer Auto Sales, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/28/14. Office location: Onondaga County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 515 Horan Road, Syracuse, NY 13209. Purpose: any lawful activity.
Notice of formation of Strong Hearts Franchising, LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/ Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/14/14. Office location: Onondaga County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 719 E. Notice of Formation of Genesee St, Syracuse, Meaker Development NY 13210. Purpose: Any Company LLC. Articles lawful activity. of Organization filed with the Secretary Notice of Formation of of State of New York Studio Bums LLC. Articles (SSNY) on 7/30/2014. of Organization titled Office location: County with the Secretary of of Onondaga. SSNY is State of New York (SSNY) designated as agent of on (date) May 5, 2014. LLC upon whom process Office locaton: . County may be served. SSNY of Onondaga. SSNY is shall mail copy of process designated as agent of to: Centolella Lynn LLC upon whom process D’Elia & Temes LLC, 100 may be served. SSNY Madison Street, Tower shall mail process to the 1, Suite 1905, Syracuse, LLC, 407 Hubbell Avenue NY 13202. Purpose: any Suite 100 Syracuse, NY lawful purpose. 13207. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Meaker Group LLC. Notice of formation Articles of Organization of Superior Oil filed with the Secretary Products LLC. Articles of State of New York of Organization filed (SSNY) on 7/30/2014. with the Secretary of Office location: County the State of New York of Onondaga. SSNY is (SSNY) on April 4, 2014. designated as agent of Office location: County LLC upon whom process of Onondaga. SSNY is may be served. SSNY designated as agent shall mail copy of process upon whom process to: Centolella Lynn may be served. SSNY D’Elia & Temes LLC, 100 shall mail copy of Madison Street, Tower process to: 4284 Altair 1, Suite 1905, Syracuse, Course, Liverpool, NY NY 13202. Purpose: any 13090. Purpose: any lawful purpose. lawful purpose.
Notice of Formation of: Kelsey Moody & Associates, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on: July 11th, 2014. Office location: County of Onondaga. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 217 Bryant Avenue, Syracuse, New York 13204. Purpose: any lawful purpose.
Notice of Formation of: NectarLux, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on: 3/18/14. Office location: County of Onondaga. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: Dumont Billings, Syracuse Technology Garden, 235 Harrison St., Syracuse, NY 13202. Purpose: any Notice of Formation lawful purpose. of United Auto Supply Lubricants Division Notice of Formation LLC. Arts. of Org. filed of: New Choice Medical with Secy. of State of Services, PLLC. Articles NY (SSNY) on 8/12/14. of Organization were Office location: filed with the Secretary Onondaga County. SSNY of State of New York designated as agent of (SSNY) on: 6/24/14. LLC upon whom process Office location: County against it may be served. of Onondaga. SSNY is SSNY shall mail process designated as agent to: c/o The LLC, 450 Tracy of LLC upon whom St., Syracuse, NY 13204. process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of Purpose: any lawful process to: 110 Mooney activity. Ave, First Floor Syracuse Notice of formation NY 13206. Purpose: any of Welcome To lawful purpose. Directories LLC. Arts. of Notice of Formation of: Org. filed with Secy. of POWELL LACROSSE, LLC. State of NY (SSNY) on Articles of Organization 7/11/14. Office location: were filed with the Onondaga County. SSNY Secretary of State of New designated as agent of York (SSNY) on: April 8th, LLC upon whom process 2014. Office location: against it may be served. County of Onondaga. SSNY shall mail process SSNY is designated to: 704 Libby Street, as agent of LLC upon Liverpool, NY 13088. whom process may Purpose: Any lawful be served. SSNY shall activity. mail copy of process Notice of Formation to: Powell Lacrosse, 103 Wesley Street, Manlius, of: Diamondback Rod NY 13104. Purpose: any Company, LLC. Articles lawful purpose. of Organization were filed with the Secretary Notice of Formation of State of New York of: ROCCO, MIKE, (SSNY) on: July 25, 2014. GREEN LLC . Articles of Office location: County Organization were filed of Onondaga. SSNY is with the Secretary of designated as agent State of New York (SSNY) of LLC upon whom on: MARCH 28, 2014. process may be served. Office location: County SSNY shall mail copy of of Onondaga. SSNY is process to: 301 Nelson designated as agent of Avenue,Syracuse, New LLC upon whom process York 13057. Purpose: may be served. SSNY any lawful purpose. shall mail copy of process to: ROCCO, MIKE, GREEN Notice of Formation LLC 206 BROOKSIDE DR. of: Joyfull Eyes, LLC. SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, Articles of Organization 13205.Purpose: any were filed with the lawful purpose. Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on: Notice of Formation 3/18/14. Office location: of: Syracuse City Mini County of Onondaga. Mart, LLC. Articles of SSNY is designated Organization were as agent of LLC upon filed with the Secretary whom process may be of State of New York served. SSNY shall mail (SSNY) on: 6/25/14. copy of process to: P.O. Office location: County Box 11752, Syracuse, of Onondaga. SSNY is NY 13218. Purpose: any designated as agent lawful purpose. of LLC upon whom
process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 1832 Grant Blvd., Syracuse, NY 13208. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Notice of Organization of Limited Liability Company of VORMWALD COTTAGE, LLC. FIRST: The name of the Limited Liability Company is VORMWALD COTTAGE, LLC. SECOND: The Articles of Organization of the Company were filed with the Secretary of State on January 24, 2014. THIRD: The county within New York State in which the office of the Company is to be located is Cortland. FOURTH: The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom the process against the Company may be served. The post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail process is: VORMWALD COTTAGE, LLC c/o Paul J. Vormwald, Jr.,3430 State Route 215, Cortland, NY 13045. Dated: June 28, 2014. Notice of Qualification of RF SPV Capital, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/16/14. Office location: Onondaga County. Princ. bus. addr.: 360 S. Warren St., 12th Fl., Syracuse, NY 13202. LLC formed in DE on 7/14/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. DE addr. of LLC: The Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Notice of Qualification of SIDEARM Sports, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/6/14. Office location: Onondaga County. LLC formed in MO on 7/30/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. MO and principal business address: 505 Hobbs Road, Jefferson City, MO 65109. Cert. of Org. filed with MO Sec. of State, 600 W. Main St., Jefferson City, MO 65102. Purpose: all lawful purposes. NOTICE OF SALE Index No. 4484/11 SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF ONONDAGA SRMOF II 2012-1 TRUST, U.S. BANK TRUST NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, Against TAHN C. VONG
A/K/A THAN C. VONG, BELLA D. VONG A/K/A BELLA VONG, et al., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly entered on 06/16/2014, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction on 9/15/14 at 10:00 a.m. at the West Lobby, Second Floor Courthouse, 401 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY premises known as 8273 Wheatberry Way, Clay, NY, described as follows: ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Clay, County of Onondaga and State of New York, designated on the tax maps of the Onondaga County Treasurer as Section 074., Block 13 and Lot 08.0. The approximate amount of the Judgment lien is $126,118.95 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index # 4484/11. Frank Scibilia, Esq., Referee.STIENE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. (Attorneys for Plaintiff ), 187 East Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743. Dated: File Number: 201101537 CN. NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF ONONDAGA Index No: 331/12. JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL A S S O C I AT I O N Plaintiff(s) Against HARVEST JOHNSON, SR. A/K/A HARVEST JOHNSON; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly entered 7/11/2014, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction at the Second Floor of the Onondaga County Courthouse, 401 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY on 9/22/2014 at 11:30 am premises known as 323 Roe Avenue f/k/a 427 Roe Avenue, Syracuse, NY, and described as follows: ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the City of Syracuse, County of Onondaga and State of New York, designated on the tax maps of the Onondaga treasurer as Section 060.00, Block 08 and Lot 01.100. The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $85,349.73 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 331/12. Rosemary F. Lepiane,
Esq., Referee. STIENE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. (Attorneys for Plaintiff ), 187 East Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743. Dated: 7/28/2014. File Number: 201102142. GS. P R I S T A TECHNOLOGIES, LLC NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: PRISTA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/15/14. Office location: Onondaga County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 235 Harrison Street, Syracuse, New York 13202. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. S U P P L E M E N TA L CITATION File No. 2014-1171 SURROGATE COURT - ONONDAGA COUNTY CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO: Robert J. MacDonald, if living and if dead to his heirs at law, next of kin and distributees whose names and places of residence are unknown and if they died subsequent to the decendent herein, to their executors, administrators, legatees, devisees, assignees and successors in interest whose names and places of residence are unknown and to all other heirs at law, next of kin, and distributees of Daniel F. MacDonald, the decedent herein, whose names and places of residence are unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained. A petition having been duly filed by Myra P. MacDonald, who is domiciled at 227 Leonard Street, Mattydale, New York: YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, County of Onondaga, at 401 Montgomery Street, Room 210, Syracuse New York, on the 28 day of August, 2014, at 9:30A.M. of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of DANIEL F. MACDONALD, lately domiciled at 227 Leonard Street, Mattydale, New York, County of Onondaga, State of New York, admitting to probate a copy of a Will dated November 3, 1984, and a copy of a Codicil dated January 18, 1985, as the Will of Daniel F. MacDonald, deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that Letters Testamentary issue to:
Myra P. MacDonald. Dated July, 23, 2014 Hon. AVA S. RAPHAEL, Surrogate. MaryEllen Sofinski Clerk. Joseph A. Greenman, Esq. Attorney for Petitioner, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC One Lincoln Center, Syracuse, New York 13202 Note: This Citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you. SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF ONONDAGA INDEX #223/14 FILED: 1/14/14 S U P P L E M E N TA L SUMMONS AND NOTICE. Plaintiff designates Onondaga County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgage premise is situated. THE BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff(s), against, DJUNGA MPAKA if living, and if he be dead, his respective heirs-at-law, next of kin, distributes, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors and successors in interest, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said defendants who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint herein H O M E HEADQUARTERS, INC., CITY COURT CLERK O/B/O PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY TOWN OF SALINA, PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK OBO TOWN OF DEWITT, MARK D. FARCHIONE, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #12”, the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defendant(s). TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT BY SERVING A COPY OF
THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEYS FOR THE MORTGAGE COMPANY WHO FILED THIS FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT, A DEFAULT JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AND YOU CAN LOSE YOUR HOME. SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY OR GO TO THE COURT WHERE YOUR CASE IS PENDING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO ANSWER THE SUMMONS AND PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY. SENDING A PAYMENT TO YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY WILL NOT STOP THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF THE BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. AND FILING THE ANSWER WITHIN THE COURT. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not serviced with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff`s attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York; The United States of America, if designated as a Defendant in this action, may appear within (60) days of service thereof and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT: THE OBJECT of the above captioned action is to foreclose on a mortgage which was recorded on the office of the Clerk of the County of Onondaga where the property is located on July 28, 2008 recorded in Liber 15595 of Mortgages at page 563, in the office of the Clerk of the County of Onondaga. Said mortgage was then assigned to The BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., by assignment of mortgage which was dated August 29, 2011 and the assignment of which was recorded on September 9, 2011 at the Clerk’s office where the property is located covering premises known as 128-30 JOSEPHINE STREET, SYRACUSE, NY 13208 (Section: 009 Block: 27 Lot: 36.0). The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the
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paid although duly demanded. Entire principal Balance in the amount of $ 96,343.02 with interest from January 1, 2011. UNLESS YOU DISPUTE THE VALDITY OF THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER YOUR RECEIPT HEREOF THAT THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, IS DISPUTED, THE DEBT OR JUDGMENT AGAINST YOU AND A COPY OF SUCH VERIFICATION OR JUDGMENT WILL BE MAILED TO YOU BY THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR. IF APPLICABLE, UPON YOUR WRITTEN REQUEST, WITHIN SAID THIRTY (30) DAY PERIOD, THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE NAME, ADDRESS OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A DISCHARGE FROM THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT, YOU ARE NOT PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR THE UNDERLYING INDEBTEDNESS OWED TO PLAINTIFF/CREDITOR AND THIS NOTICE/ DISCLOSURE IS FOR COMPLIANCE AND I N F O R M AT I O N A L PURPOSES ONLY. HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE New York State requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT You are in danger of losing your home. If you fail to respond to the summons and complaint in this foreclosure action, you may lose your home. Please read the summons and complaint carefully. You
should immediately contact an attorney or your local legal aid office to obtain advice on how to protect yourself. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE. The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid, there are government agencies, and nonprofit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with our lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free help line maintained by New York State Banking Department at 1-877-Bank-NYS or visit the Department`s web site at www.banking. s t a t e . n y . u s . FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS. Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. Section 1303 NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF
LOSING YOUR HOME. If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving the copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you may lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF MORTGAGE COMPANY AND FILING AN ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Leopold & Associates, PLLC, 80 Business Park Drive, Suite 110, Armonk, NY 10504. The Baobab Tree, LLC. NOTICE of formation of Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (“SSNY”) on June 23, 2014. Office location: 221 Fellows Avenue, Syracuse, County of Onondaga, New York 13210. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to 221 Fellows Avenue, Syracuse, New York 13210. Purpose: Any lawful act under New York LLC Law.
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By Margaret McCormick
KITCHEN REDO OPENS POSSIBILITIES AT CAFÉ AT 407
magine banging out soups, grilled sandwiches, breakfast burritos, biscotti, muffins, monkey bread, cookies and more — for dozens of customers, on a daily basis — with an oven and a stove designed for residential rather than restaurant use. Oh, and the stove has just three working burners. Make that two burners, if you’re working with oversized restaurant pans. That was Laura Hahn’s reality. Hahn, the kitchen manager at Café at 407, in Liverpool, joined the cafe team two years ago, cooked almost daily in its small kitchen and dreamed about an upgrade. Her wish came true several weeks ago, when Café at 407 closed for a week for a complete kitchen makeover and a more subtle re-do of the dining area. Now Hahn has a bigger space and shiny new appliances. On a quick tour of the kitchen on a recent weekday morning, she showed off her six-burner stove, 36-inch griddle, convection/conventional ovens and overhead broiler. To say she loves the new kitchen is an understatement. “I can fit three large sheet pans in the oven,’’ Hahn says. “If I need to, I can put a cake and a chicken in the oven at the same time. Now we have the oven space to bake everything in the morning instead of
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the night before.’’ The café has hired a baker, who has expanded the dessert offerings to include fruit tarts, macaroons and doughnuts. “We’re hoping to become a baked goods destination,’’ Hahn says. Café at 407 opened in 2009 as a way to provide a funding stream for Ophelia’s Place, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources and educating the community about eating disorders, disordered eating and body dissatisfaction. With its comfortable coffeehouse vibe and menu of delicious breakfast and lunch items, the cafe drew an immediate and loyal following. Ophelia’s Place founder Mary Ellen Clausen is pleased with the renovation and excited about the new direction it will allow Café at 407 to take. Money for the work was made possible by grants from the Welch Allyn Foundation, the Reisman Foundation and the Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation.
“The new kitchen is beyond beautiful, and I’m not sure what blew me away more: the kitchen or the incredible workers that didn’t stop until the project was completed,’’ Clausen says. “I have so much gratitude for the determination of all that were involved. A shiny new commercial kitchen allows us to expand our reach . . . and grow this beautiful community of supporters of Ophelia’s Place.’’ The front of the house features a long bar with stools along the front windows and new tables with wooden tops built by the designers at Cab Fab, in downtown Syracuse. Some customers miss the funky, mismatched tables and chairs that made the cafe homey. But tables that are uniform in size allow the staff to more efficiently move them around on band nights and set them up for special events, like “Slow Supper Sundays,’’ supper clubs and “dinnersations,’’ Clausen says. The café menu has been revamped slightly to include more of a focus on local purveyors. A board near the coffee bar spotlights the growing list of local partners, including Hartwood Farm, Main Street Farms, Russo Produce, DiLauro’s Bakery, the Community Growth Garden, Ascioti’s Meat Market, Forty Weight Coffee Roasters, Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters and others. And a new menu board (an old window re-purposed by Hahn) spotlights seasonal-local specials. The week of the cafe’s re-opening, those included blueberry and cornbread panzanella (a Tuscan-style salad made with bread) and a blueberry and brie grilled cheese sandwich, with homemade blueberry jam, on focaccia bread. The blueberries came from down the road, at Abbott Farms, in Baldwinsville. Café at 407 is at 407 Tulip St., in Liverpool. It is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and supper, and catering is available. Information: 451-5855; www.cafeat407.org. SNT Margaret McCormick blogs about food at eatfirst.typepad.com. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter at @mmccormickcny.
By Gloria Wright
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aila Johansen and her fiance, Kyle Westervelt, have a choice of outdoor spaces at their Mission Landing residence. The patio off the master bedroom is shaded by large trees. The entrance to the condo is through a sun-filled courtyard. Johansen had seen the condo when it was on the market a few years ago, but the owner withdrew the property. But Johansen said they knocked on the door anyway, and said, “Can we buy your house?” The owner agreed, and the couple bought the two bedroom, two bath, 1,923-square-foot condo in September 2012. The previous owner had both outdoor spaces professionally landscaped. She left behind the patio furniture and the garden decorations. Both spaces are fenced, giving the couple’s Great Dane puppy, Scarlett, a place to roam. On a recent morning, Scarlett was happily snapping a few dead twigs from the holly bush in the front courtyard. Trimming and pruning bushes and trees were a new experience for Johansen during their first year in the condo, she said. This year, she’s growing flowers in pots. “Thank goodness for Miracle Gro,” she said, laughing. “I have a brown thumb for the most part.” Johansen jokes that she “dragged (Westervelt) into living here,” from his home in Massachusetts. Before moving to Mission Landing, the former
Monarch Typewriter factory in Franklin Square, the couple lived above Al’s Wine & Whiskey Lounge in Armory Square. But Armory Square was a too noisy for Johansen, who has to get up at 6 a.m. to commute to her job as an elementary school art teacher in Fayetteville. On the commute, she says she watches the traffic backing up heading from the eastern suburbs into downtown. “I can’t imagine wanting to do that every day,” she said. The couple, who got engaged this summer, spend more time in the sunny space than the shaded patio. “When it’s a nice day, you want to be out in the sunshine,” she said. The previous owner installed wood decking on both patios, and Johansen said they are considering replacing the deck with pavers. “But I kind of like the feeling of having a deck in the middle of the city,” she said. “I plan on being here through having our first baby,” she said. “I don’t see us moving.” Not even if someone comes knocking. “I will not sell to anyone who knocks on the door,” she said. SNT
A sunny courtyard planted with rose bushes (top) leads to the entrance of a Mission Landing condominium. A patio shaded by large trees (above) is accessed from the master bedroom. Gloria Wright Photos
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