Shade Of The Day

I know you guys know Angie from her Kentucky Angels blog. Well, this smart woman has started a second blog, and it’s a colorful one. Fifty Shades of Angie starts with a photo of her yarn. It’s a big batch. Needs to be seen. This story says we need to have hope. Perfect for this…

The Guise lays down a familiar and comforting sound

The Guise, “Forthcoming,” Sound Ideas Music I popped “Forthcoming” into my car CD player and said to myself, “yup,” as soon as the first notes of “You Never Know” hit my ears. No way had I heard this song written and being played by The Guise before. But I knew it was going to make…

Bring back Ellen! Bring back Ellen!

Billy Crystal was a pretty darn good host of The Oscars back in his day. Ellen Degeneres was a really good host of The Oscars just one year ago. Sunday night Neil Patrick Harris was a train wreck. I wrote about it as part of my weekly Film News blog for the Syracuse New Times…

The driving force behind St. Baldrick’s success in Syracuse

Originally posted on Jim McKeever:
Chow Downey, master of ceremonies at Syracuse’s St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser for pediatric cancer research, readies an encouraging fist-bump to a young “shavee” about to go bald for a good cause. It takes thousands of volunteers and donors to raise almost $500,000 for pediatric cancer research at one event. It also takes one…

Don’t judge so quickly, coach

When the coach played by Kevin Costner in “McFarland, USA” takes one look at the the situation he’s gotten he and his family into, he’s an unhappy fellow. But then Jim White learns he shouldn’t just assume stuff, a pretty good lesson for a man who’s a teacher. And by the time the Disney movie…