Let’s hear it for the Children’s Hospital

For Friday night’s Syracuse college football game against Clemson, my dear wife Karen and I decided to take a different walking route up to the Carrier Dome. It took us past the Golisano Children’s Hospital at Upstate Medical University. As dusk falls on the Syracuse University hill, this sure is a striking sight. I’m glad…

Lakeview Amphitheater still looks gorgeous to me

With the weather looking iffy as usual this summer of 2017, my dear wife Karen and I decided we’d go for the lawn-to-pavilion upgrade if the folks at Lakeview Pavilion offered it. I’d called in the morning the day of the Lady Antebellum concert, asking the box office if they’d have that table out with…

Everywhere Everywhere leaves me feeling nowhere

Another movie taken from the pages from a YA novel, is this romantic excursion Everything, Everything. I’ve stopped treading so lightly to these Young Adult fests, having been thoroughly pulled into the treatments of The Fault of Our Stars, Paper Towns and, episode by episode, the dystopian-ness of The Hunger Games and Divergent. So I…

Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn grab my guilty laughs in Snatched

You couldn’t help but root for Amy Schumer in her movie premiere from 2015, Trainwreck. Now that was a romantic comedy that showed off every bid of her wit and wisdom, as she wrote and starred as a woman who learned from life and about herself to grow into something special. The direction of prolific…

Yes, the music scene in Syracuse is lovely

Joe Driscoll smiled widely from the podium on the stage of The Palace Theatre on James Street during Friday night’s Syracuse Area Music Awards show. He gripped his shiny black Sammys trophy for best Jam Band recording with Sekou Kouyate and told the capacity crowd of 600 or so how he always laid claim to…