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A whole lot of mentoring will be goin’ on

The members of the Syracuse Sunshine Rotary Club are getting fired up. It’s not the biggest organization going, this 20-or-so-member philanthropic club. But, oh, they have big dreams for a festival they’ve cooked up for Aug. 15 at Kellish Hill Farms in Manlius, just a bit to the southeast of the city. It’s a music…

Taking the Lake Street Dive to Onondaga Community College Saturday is Mike 'McDuck' Olson, Rachael Price, Bridget Kearney and Mike Calabrese at the M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest.

Lake Street Dive unveils its Princess

The catch a rising star moment wrapped the M&T Syracuse Jazz Fet in its happy arms early Saturday night. Lake Street Dive, good to know you now. I only hope those plaques proclaiming it your day all four of you brought home, the bouquets placed in the arms of lead singer Rachael Price and bassist…

The crowd reacts to Aretha.

Aretha Franklin still qualifies as the Queen of Soul

The Queen of Soul still holds courts on a stage. Aretha Franklin took the 10,000 and more folks who pressed onto the campus of Onondaga Community College for her finale set of the M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest and showed them a thing or two about proper soul singing Saturday night. And it was very, very…

Buckwheat Zydeco does his thing on the accordion.

A Big Band jump start to the M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest

Into every M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest a little rain must fall. So it seems sometimes in the history of this big party to celebrate good music and hopefully fine times in Central New York. On the first night of the 33rd edition of the summer event on the campus of Onondaga Community College, the precipitation…