From Dominicks and Prime, respectively.

There’s still plenty to taste, I’m sure

By noon Friday, thousands roamed Syracuse’s Clinton Square and the blocks surrounding. The two days of the annual Taste of Syracuse is the most popular downtown festival. It’s about people. Click any photo in a gallery for a description. Click the bottom right photo for an enlarged slide show. There are decisions to be made,…

Stevie and Bill, I know

The Rock Hall Induction likes itself a lot now

Of course Joan Jett and Bill Withers and the three guys in Green Day — Billie Joe Armstrong front-man loquacious but Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool equally worthy and chatty — were proud as hell to be up there accepting their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. So, too, were Stevie Ray…

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Pop goes the memories, says Gary Frenay, and it is good

Gary Frenay, File Under Pop Vocal Northside Records Syracuse music fans know what a cool cat Gary Frenay can be. He’s got nine band lives, too. Well, that number’s a bit of a stretch, but the singer and guitarist has made the Syracuse Area Music Hall of Fame twice with the power pop of the…

B.B. King in Syracuse in June, 2014.

Thank you, Riley ‘Blues Boy’ King

It was his time. B.B. King passed away Thursday at the age of 89 after a lifetime of delivering a world of wonder to anybody who opened their ears to the blues. With the famous guitar he named Lucille, Riley “Blues Boy” King rang out notes of beauty that struck you that second, hung out…