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Teen performers with the Media Unit launch an allnew show Thursday Dec. 30 at the Civic Center. “Facts of Life� explores teens and sex and is staged in collaboration with REACH CNY. Stay for the post-show talkback with REACH CNY and discuss adolescent teen pregnancy prevention; 478-8648.


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Sh-Shanley, Not Sh-Shakespeare

For the first time in its history, Syracuse Shakespeare Festival will produce a nonShakespeare show to help fundraise for the 2011 season. Kate Fahey and Mark Weatherup star in “Danny and the Deep Blue Sea,” a play by John Patrick Shanley, (of “Doubt” and “Moonstruck” fame), which follows a one-night stand turned life-changing encounter. The show is set for Friday and Saturday Jan. 7 and 8 in the SU Warehouse Theatre, 350 W. Fayette St.

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The Media Unit is currently holding auditions for the coming season, with Civic Center performance festivals in February, April and August, two weekends at Syracuse Stage, and a full-time paid summer performance tour of city neighborhoods in collaboration with the Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs. Singing and dancing is a must for performer auditions; tech crew positions are also open for sound design, lighting and video camera operation. Call 478-8648 for an appointment. --

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Havana Nights will celebrate New Year’s Eve with salsa dancing from 9:30 p.m. until 3 a.m. Friday Dec. 31, on Johnston’s Ballybay’s huge hardwood dancefloor, 550 Richmond Ave., on the city’s West End. DJ la Maquina will spin an exhilarating Latin mix direct from the streets of la Habana, Puerto Rico, New York, Colombia y todo el mundo! The recorded music ranges from salsa, to merengue, from chachacha to timba. While Ballybay operates a full-service cash bar, there will be a free champagne toast at midnight. Admission costs $5 and is open to everyone age 17 and older;

Gilbo = Elvis @ Damon’s

Elvis Presley would’ve celebrated his 76th birthday next month had he not died in 1977 at age 42. Central New York Elvis imitator Tom Gilbo channels the late King on New Year’s Eve, Friday Dec. 31 at Damon’s Party House, on Route 31, in Cicero. As he warbles “Hound Dog,� “Heartbreak Hotel� and “Jailhouse Rock,� Gilbo will be backed by The Blue Suedes, another incarnation of the band Southern Comfort, which will open the show at 8 p.m. Gilbo takes the stage as Elvis at about 10 p.m. Admission costs $10 in advance or $15 at the door. For info call 698-4382, or visit

Dirty Little Secret Unplugged. Admission costs $20 for adults, $15 for ages 11 to 21, and is free for youngsters age 10 and under. The ticket price includes a buffet dinner and one free beverage. For info, visit, or call 382-7285.

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On the first Wednesday of each month, the 16-piece Salt City Jazz Collective holds forth from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Syracuse Suds Factory, South Clinton and Walton streets in Armory Square. Led by trombonist Joe Colombo, the Collective performs hard-charging charts by Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Count Basie, Stan Kenton and Woody Herman. The band also performs compositions and arrangements

The Rhythm-Airs big band led by trumpeter Maureen Clum performs swing standards from 7 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday at McNamara’s Pub, 5600 Newport Road, in Camillus; $3/per person, $5/per couple; food and drinks available; 672-8872.

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In practically every English-speaking country around the world, the song “Auld Lang Syne� is heartily vocalized at midnight on New Year’s Eve. Penned by Scottish poet Robert Burns in the 1700s, it was first published in 1796, after Burns had shuffled off this mortal coil that summer. Early variations of the song were sung prior to 1700 and inspired Burns to produce the rendition we now sing set to the tune of an ancient Scottish folk melody. “Auld Lang Syne� literally means “old long since,� or simply, “the good-old days.� - Russ Tarby





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Recent murder victim Jenni-Lyn Watson will be remembered at a multi-act musical benefit running from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday Jan. 2, at Sharkey’s Eclectic Sports Lounge, 7240 Oswego Road (Route 57), in Liverpool. “Syracuse Bands Together� for the JenniLyn Watson Dance Scholarship Fund will feature performances by Augustine, Born Again Rebels, Brand New Sin, Capricorn Black, Catastrophe Me, Feeding Affliction plus Rob Spagnoletti, Paul Taylor, Hendry, Chris Terra Band, Fab Five Paul, Hodson & Donelan and


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Make it Snappy

‘True Grit’ might be the year’s best


I confess I was skeptical about the Coen Brothers’ re-make of “True Grit,” based on Charles Portis’ 1968 novel and originally adapted for screen in 1969, starring John Wayne as crusty old Rhodes Rooster Cogburn. Despite pronouncements every few years that nancykeeferhodes@ Westerns are dead, the genre has endured, often in times of war and political turmoil. Westerns, after all, re-tell our national tale, and since 9/11 they’re back again. The original “True Grit” came out of the Vietnam era, and another resurgence of Westerns; it closely followed Sam Peckinpah’s “Wild Bunch.” And in the Coens’ re-make two boys torture a tied pack mule with sharpened sticks, echoing Peckinpah, whose kids burned ants and a scorpion for play. More “Deadwood” than Andy Devine, this “True Grit” takes its central action out of the United States proper into 1873’s lawless “Indian territory” – the “ungoverned spaces” of the day – where a 14-year-old girl pursues her father’s killer, assisted by a drunken marshall and a dandy. She “earns her spurs” alright, but did she grow up to be happy? Read my review of “True Grit” and watch the trailer, along with other arts coverage from Eagle Newspapers, at – click A&E.


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Year of the beer geek

Craft breweries expand but beer lovers are the real winners By Ryan Marfurt Larry Bennett doesn’t need to look far to be reminded of the recent changes in the beer industry. Bennett, a press relations manager at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, simply has to glimpse outside his office window at the 4,000 square foot café being constructed and he already has evidence of the rise of craft beer. “The past few years have been terrible for lots of people,” Bennett said. “But the craft beer industry has been growing 11 or 12 percent every year. We are clearly the wave of the future in this.” Closer to home, Empire Brewing Company also hopes to ride the upswing in the popularity of craft beer. The Syracuse restaurant already brews in-house at the Armory Square hot spot, but has plans to build a microbrewery in Cazenovia. When owner David Katleski addressed the Cazenovia Village Board in November he said the new facility could create up to 70 jobs, include a tasting room and probably provide tours, one way Ommegang has found success. “This is what these beer geeks do — I don’t get it, but they travel all over the place and go to these breweries,” Katleski said.

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Perusing a display of craft beer is amost as fun as drinking it.

Things are looking good According to the Brewers Association – a trade group for craft brewers based in Boulder, Colo. – beer sales in the U.S. were down an estimated 2.7 percent by volume in the first half of 2010. However, the craft beer industry saw a 9 percent increase. Craft beer is at a historically high demand and breweries across the nation, like Ommegang and Empire, are expanding their facilities in attempts to keep up with the rise in customer interest. Julia Herz, the craft beer program director at the Brewers Association, said that New York has the eighth most craft breweries out of any state in the country with 59, and that growth is currently a theme in the craft beer industry. “You can’t guarantee that every brewery is expanding,” Herz said. “But, if you take the top 50 brewing companies in the U.S. the majority of them did grow their sales in the last year. Over 40 of the 50 grew their sales.” Ommegang is currently on track to produce 24,000 barrels in 2010, and budgeting for a 25 percent increase to that number for 2011. The warehouse was completed earlier this year and Bennett said that the café will be finished in about a month. “We think it will help keep people here,” Bennett said. “We’ll probably make some money off the restaurant, but that’s not really what the restaurant is about. The restaurant is about encouraging the people to try beer and food.” Uncommonly common success Ommegang and Empire are far from alone in their efforts to expand. Brooklyn Brewery, located in Brooklyn, currently serves 24 states and 16 countries. Rich Jarvis, the northern New York manager for Brooklyn, said that expansion has been a hot topic for the brewery for a couple years and that the tough economic times actually helped them. “With the recession, the landlords finally eased up a little bit,” Jarvis said. “We were able to acquire another 20-year lease on the property and we are basically expanding right next door to where we are currently.” Brooklyn brews a total of 110,000 barrels a year, with only 30,000 of the barrels being brewed at the companies facility in Brooklyn, Jarvis said. The rest of the beer is brewed at the F.X. Matt Brewery in Utica, another craft brewery. The new expansion will allow the company to brew approximately six times more beer in the Brooklyn facility alone. To Jarvis the expansion is a clear sign of the rise of craft beers and the change of the entire industry itself. When craft beers first started in the U.S. the brewers would look to European style beers for ideas, but that has slowly changed. “Now Europeans are looking to us for inspiration,” Jarvis said. “That’s a great thing.”

Craft beer in ‘Cuse

Syracuse boasts its own microbrew scene and many bars with beer-heavy menus to boot. Check out these three local companies keeping the Syracuse brewing tradition alive, and raise a (pint) glass to their future. Empire Brewing Company 120 Walton St. To try: Barley Wine packs a serious punch at 12.5 percent alcohol by volume and a fruity finish. Middle Ages Brewing Company 120 Wilkinson St. To try: The British-style Winter’s Wizard Ale is seasonal, so get it while you can; available at the brewery. Syracuse Suds Company 320 S. Clinton St. To try: Black Cherry Lambic is brewed with black Bing cherries for tartness and a sweet flavor. What’s your favorite Syracuse-brewed beer? Tell us at or! Slightly bitter finish Even though Herzog said that the increased awareness in craft breweries helped save his company, he still thinks there is an untapped beer market in the state. Herzog said that other cities across the country have hometown craft breweries that the community embraces. But in New York he doesn’t see such a company. “There is a huge void in the New York market for a craft beer that is the local favorite and is produced in this state,” Herzog said. “Other states seem to understand that and get it and support their local breweries. People in Albany just aren’t aware that Flying Bison exists.” And despite the expansion of all the smaller breweries in the state, the craft beer industry still only has a 4.3 percent hold on the total U.S. beer market, according to the Brewers Association. The bigger breweries in the country – like AnheuserBusch and MillerCoors – continue to battle for their declining share, while the craft brewers collectively attempt to spread awareness. To Bennett, there is no competition among the craft brewers. Rather, with every new brew house comes more momentum for the craft beer movement. “We don’t have to worry too much about the competitive issues directly to other craft breweries,” Bennett said. “We’re all focused on trying to get people to stop drinking Miller and Budweiser. We just want people to drink craft beer.” Ryan Marfurt is a student at Syracuse University. Have a comment on this story? E-mail



Dec. 30, 2010

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How secure is your online identity? On Dec. 11, hackers managed to break into the records for technology website Gizmodo and the gossip website Gawker (both websites are owned by Gawker Media). The hackers released a database of thousands of users’ e-mail addresses and passwords to the public. In theory, this should not have presented a problem -- at most, the hackers could use those passwords to login and make a comment on the website under someone else’s name. But the list of passwords leaked to the public taught us that if you’re like most people, you use the same password for everything. And that can be dangerous when some websites, like Gawker, are less secure than others. It isn’t too much of a stretch: If you use the same e-mail address and password on several sites — e-mail, online banking, shopping sites and social networking — and someone finds that same password, you could be vulnerable to an attack. But the fix is easy. When creating new passwords, try these tips: Include punctuation marks and numbers; mix capital and lowercase letters; include similar looking substitutions, such as the number zero for the letter ‘O’ or ‘$’ for the letter ‘S’; create a unique acronym; include phonetic replacements, such as ‘Luv 2 Laf.’ Don’t use a password that contains personal information, words or acronyms that can be found in a dictionary, keyboard patterns (asdf) or sequential numbers (1234), or repeating characters. And to maintain the security you’ve worked to achieve, keep your passwords secret, never send them by e-mail and periodically change passwords. Even if your online security is never threatened, regularly creating new passwords will help keep your memory sharp!

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Ghosts of Christmas Past It’s been said that Christmas is a child’s holiday and that it’s important for children to have toys and gifts. There’s nothing worse than a child whose parents didn’t plan for their obligations; the horror stories that I’ve heard this past week is enough to make an adult cry. The child at the corner Jackson store with a parent asks for a piece of candy and the adult looks down at them, angrily saying, “no, you ain’t getting’ s***,” as the store employee hands her a Vanilla Dutch and a 24-pack of Keystone beer. There are parents who intentionally shower one child with lavish gifts while relegating another child to the gift dust heap. If you recall the story of Cinderella the reason they called her Cinderella was because she

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had to sleep by the cinders of the fireplace. Treated badly by her evil stepsisters, she eventually found a way out by latching on to a handsome (not homely looking) prince via a lost glass slipper. Christmas for some adults is the worst time of the year because of the emotional trauma experienced as a child when things at home just didn’t go like those Andy Williams Christmas specials on NBC. Like a bubbling caldron, Christmas brings out the best in us and the worst. There are some people that hide the moment the first Christmas carol hits the department store intercom. There is so much emotional pain that they can’t be happy at this time and the season of joy becomes the reason for pain. Like any capitalist society, we place a value on everything. Christmas has a high value because of the bottom line of making a profit. Some large companies and small businesses have only that crucial holiday season

Christmas Eve at St. Joe’s I’m lucky to have lived in Syracuse for years without ever needing to know how long the drive to an emergency room is from my From the doorstep. But Christmas Eve morning, in a rush to bake the cookies I’d put off all week, I found myself wishing I had more than a general idea of how to get to the ER.

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It’s a funny thing to be embarassed by your own injury -- I stuck my aching thumb up for the physician assistant to inspect and was compelled to explain: I tried to find the Urgent Care, but couldn’t, and I ended up in a place reserved for real emergencies -- the kind that haven’t already stopped bleeding by the time you arrive. I was relieved to need three stitches, evidence that medical attention had at least been warranted. In less than an hour I was back in the car, resuming my pre-holiday chores, (baking

in which they can prosper. Somewhere in the middle of all the wrapping, toys, gadgets, goods and services is the premise that a child was born on this day and Christians around the world celebrate his birth. When we forget the real meaning of Christmas we become sad, disappointed, let down -- some people get downright depressed. Jesus is the reason for the season and when we forget this we all suffer. It doesn’t matter if you have money, status or things, it’s simply being there for the ones who need your love. Otherwise, you’ll relive the emotional ghosts of Christmas past and miss the true meaning, which is greater than any of us. Ken Jackson is editor of Urban CNY and weekly contributor to The Eagle. Contact him at

cookies was amended to purchasing them). I owe a big thumbs up to physician assistant Bader Masoud for stitching me back together, and a heartfelt thanks to the rest of the St. Joseph’s emergency medical team, hard at work on Christmas Eve and throughout the holidays for those of us who really didn’t feel like baking cookies, after all. Contact Ami Olson, editor of The Eagle, at


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The Informer While Joanie Mahoney’s appointment to the Cuomo transition team is designed to shine as a beacon of bi-partisanship, downstate Democrats will be sorely disappointed when she starts shining light on some of the state’s darkest corners. “They’re going to be tired of seeing me in Albany as part of the transition team,” the Republican Onondaga County Executive predicted in a recent interview. Specifically, Mahoney will demand state spending


cuts. County governments across the state “are at the breaking point” as the result of mandated programs such as Medicaid, she said. “I‘m going to tell the state Legislature they have to stop being so generous with their social programs.” -One of the state mandates most troubling to municipalities statewide is paying pension costs. Mahoney puts it bluntly: “We can’t afford the pension program we

have,” she said. “When the pensions were first set up, they were to compensate government employees who were underpaid in comparison to employees in the private sector but that salary-inequality has evened out over the years,” she said. Now those overly generous retirement packages are bankrupting local governments from Bay Shore to Buffalo. -New 25th District Congresswoman

Ann Marie Buerkle doesn’t need Facebook in order to make friends. All she has to do is wander the corridors of the nation’s Capitol. When Buerkle found herself stuck in a snowstorm in Onondaga Hill on Dec. 14, her top aide in Syracuse, Jason Feulner, spoke in her place at the town of Salina Republicans’ Christmas party at the Holiday Inn on Electronics Parkway. Continues on next page.

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Feulner said his boss was enjoying a warm reception in Washington. “When you haven’t made a vote yet,” he quoted her, “everybody wants to be your friend.” -After three decades of operation, the New York City Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. filed for bankruptcy and closed its four dozen Big Apple parlors on Dec. 7. More than 800 OTB employees lost their jobs, and horse breeders and racetracks will lose tens of millions of dollars a year. While Manhattan horse-players are now either inactive or busily hitching rides to the racetracks, Upstate bettors wonder

what will become of their OTB corporations. There’s a plan afoot in Albany to consolidate the five remaining OTB regional corporations – Capital, Catskill, Nassau, Suffolk and Western NY. It’s all a moot point for Onondaga County, which has steadfastly refused to be part of something so evil as gambling. So locals who play the ponies simply drive a few miles to nearby Oneida, Madison, Oswego, Cortland or Cayuga counties where green trumps the bluenoses. Assembly Racing and Wagering Committee Chairman J. Gary Pretlow (D-Mount Vernon) conducted hearings this month to get the consolidation ball rolling. A restructured OTB should have one

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Haag named director

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center has appointed registered nurse Dorothy Haag director of quality resources. Haag has 25 years of progressive nursing, healthcare leadership and management, teaching and research experience. She also currently serves as assistant professor at St. Joseph’s College of Nursing and Le Moyne College. A resident of Syracuse, Haag earned an

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Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare celebrated recovering lives at a holiday celebration at its Women and Children’s facility Wednesday Dec. 22. In addition to food, music, and gifts, the eight women residents and 10 children received a special visit from Santa.

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Upstate Medical University recently donated approximately 120 gallons of paint in a variety of colors to Habit for Humanity.

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The paint was left over from the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital project and will be sold by Habitat at its ReStore, located at 308 Otisco St. All proceeds will benefit the non-profit agency that helps families find affordable housing. “We’re grateful to Upstate for thinking of us for this donation,� said the Rev. Gregory Wright of Habitat for Humanity. “This paint will be put to good use by our ReStore customers and in turn benefit Habitat’s overall mission.�

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Downtown After Dark Lucky legumes for 2011 The teetotalers are trying to revive a booze-free New Year’s with First Night down at Onondaga Lake Park this year. OK, you can cram the kiddies into the family van and dig the sounds of the Todd Hobin Band and pop singer Sean Kingston while gawking at Lights on the Lake for the umpteenth time. Meanwhile, those of us who fully embrace Syracuse’s bluecollar brewery roots and barleycorn russtarby@ tastes will be high-fiving friends and bussing strange babes at any number of New Year’s nightspots. They do things right at the worldfamous Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and that place’ll be packed again Friday night as jubilant jam band Turnip Stampede rocks the house and the kitchen serves up free plates of red beans and rice at the stroke of midnight to be washed down with a flute of champagne.

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In a word, legumes are lucky. For 150 years Southerners have celebrated the New Year by consuming black-eyed peas cooked along with hog jowls or ham. This dish, called “hoppin’ john,” is routinely served with a side of collard greens. Blackeyed peas and other legumes including red beans, black beans, lentils and garbanzo beans, are considered good luck in many cultures. While the round black-eyed peas resemble silver coins, and red beans look like copper coins, the greens resemble paper money. Eating these foods on the year’s first day should assure that your pockets overflow with cash throughout the next 12 months. The well-fed hog, and its meat, is also considered lucky because it symbolizes prosperity. It’s a bonus that the greasy meat also makes the beans taste really good! While sympathetic magic deems beans lucky, nutritionists say they’re truly good for you. Legumes are invariably high in protein and fiber and low in fat. Continues on next page.

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Back on the Bar-B-Que bandstand, Turnip Stampede will invoke musical magic to keep the dance floor grooving. One of CNY’s most creative bands, TS features rhythm guitarist John McConnell, bassist Max McKee, lead guitarist Adam Fisher and drummer Kinyatta King. Jazz keyboardist Dave Solazzo joins the combo Friday and will be along for the ride when the Stampede plays New Year’s Day night at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Rochester. The vegetably-monikered musicians boast a decidedly uplifting sound all their own, a sound produced by carefully com-

bining funk, blues and psychedelic rock. Tunes include “In My Head,” “Sleep” and “Chameleon Man.” Anyhow, the Dinosaur is only one of dozens of local bistros that will rock in the New Year on Friday. Pick your party and prepare to pucker up at the witching hour.

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While we’re reveling in bubbly beverages and crooning a maudlin “Auld Lang Syne,” abstainers will admire balloons and colored lights starting at 5 p.m. at AmeriCU Credit Union’s First Night at Onondaga Lake Park presented by the Burdick Family of Dealerships at Driver’s Village. First Nighters are invited to walk

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