Dylan covers Sinatra, too much or too late?

When Brian Williams told me on “NBC Nightly News” earlier this week that Bob Dylan had recorded an album of Frank Sinatra songs I sat up and listened harder. Ten songs. Title of ““Shadows in the Night.” Coming out in February. Williams, such a music lover himself that he has a pretty cool online series…

Guest star Tomcat Kenny sings with Hall of Fame inductee The Flashcubes at the 2014 Sammys ceremony.

Syracuse’s best will be honored on March 5, 6

The Syracuse Area Music Awards will present its Hall of Fame inductions on March 5 at Upstairs at the Dinosaur and annual awards ceremony March 6 at the Palace Theatre on James Street. Performers for the ceremony will include Joanne Shenandoah, who’s a member of the Sammys Hall of Fame and a Grammy Award winner;…

Peter Allen, my friend the artist.

Discovering a new angle of an old friend

When my dear wife Karen and I settled in to eat bodadcious barbecue Sunday night before Castle Creek took the stage at Upstairs at Upstairs at the Dinosaur, two friendly faces asked if two chairs either side of us were taken. Peter Allen and his wonderful wife Sherry joined us. We’ve been friends through three…