He sang.

Josh Batstone gets his shot, and chooses Adam Levine

The singer from the Syracuse area picked the LA coach. It took the fourth show of blind auditions before Josh Batstone, the teenager from Fulton, a snowy burg some 20 miles northwest of Syracuse, got his first camera time on this season eight of NBC singing competition “The Voice.” I was ready with my iPad…

Donna Colton and husband Sam Patterelli at DonnaPalooza.

A Palooza of a time for Donna Colton

The community came through for Donna Colton on Sunday. DonnaPalooza was a sweet and vibrant success at the Westcott Theater in Syracuse, from the rich music that filled the air from the volunteer bands and musicians on stage to the buzzing fans and friends who hugged, talked, ate, drank and wished well to veteran Syracuse…

Will Smith and Margot Robbie, together or not. (From syracusenewtimes.com)

For the love of money or just love?

Will Smith and Margot Robbie most certainly look good together on the big screen in “Focus.” Why I even forgave Hollywood for matching up love leads that have a 21-year-old age difference, one of the great thorns in my side as I watch movies for my weekly Monday blog on the Syracuse New Times site.…