“The Wedding Singer,” Jamesville-DeWitt high school’s 2015 musical, takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room.
When you think of youth dance classes, you typically think of the jazz, ballet, tap or hip-hop. But how often does Irish dancing — with a style that is characterized by a rigid upper body with fast moving footwork — come to mind as an extracurricular option? The sport is actually much bigger and more competitive than one would think.
Fayetteville-Manlius School District art students in grades seven through 12 recently won a total of 154 awards at the 2015 Central New York Regional Scholastic Art Awards competition.
Thirty years ago, Syracuse Area Music Awards Hall of Famer Nancy Kelly honed her vocals accompanied by a variety of Hammond organists at Jewel’s, a salt-and-mostly-pepper nightclub on Philadelphia’s Broad Street. When she returned to CNY, she worked more often with pianists. One of them was Dino Losito.
The CNY Jazz Arts Foundation is warming away the midwinter blues with some jazz. January Jazzfest is filling four levels of Mohegan Manor in Baldwinsville with a sampler of jazz artists Sunday, Jan. 25, including vocalist Nancy Kelly, saxophonist Ralph Lalama and trombonist Melissa Gardiner.
Girl Scouts gear up for sales pitches, service projects
Between earning awards and serving their communities, area Girl Scouts had a busy 2014. This year will be just as busy as the girls set their goals for the annual cookie sale — which is available online for the first time ever — and continue pursuing service projects within their communities.
A piece of art titled, “Cosmic Symphony,” was recently added to the main lobby seating area at Upstate University Hospital's Community Campus. The large one-of-a-kind painting was donated by Fayetteville artist Katya Bratslavsky to the Foundation for Upstate to be displayed at the campus.
The Manlius Art Cinema, the area’s only dedicated independent and foreign cinema theatre, is proud to host Central New York’s screenings of the Royal National Theatre of London. The next scheduled presentation will be “John” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening, Jan. 18, with an encore performance at noon on Saturday, Jan. 24.
Have you ever noticed a business with a unique name out of the corner of your eye and looked twice to see exactly what it is and what it has to offer? That’s what Cork Monkey owner John Nissen hopes will happen to attract customers into his new wine and spirits store located in the Tops Plaza in Manlius.
More than 1,000 residents gathered at the Fayetteville firehouse last Friday to celebrate the upcoming holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony sponsored by the Village of Fayetteville Recreation committee.
The second annual Literary Cake-off event brought great creativity and baking skills to the Manlius Library on Nov. 16.
Looking for a fun way to enjoy the holidays with your family while helping out local organizations and charities? The town of Manlius is providing an opportunity for this by bringing residents and local organizations together in their first Holiday Lights, Camera, Trees event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, at Four Season Golf and Ski.
A holiday concert featuring the CNY Flute Choir will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at Manlius United Methodist Church. The program will include selected music from Handel's “Messiah,” familiar Christmas music including “Carol of the Bells” and “Silver Bells,” Ricky Lombardo's jazzy “Christmas Fantasy,” and more.
Jared Shepard to begin his duties Nov. 24
After an extensive search process, The United Church of Fayetteville has hired Jared Shepard to play the organ and be the director of music ministries.
The spicy aroma of wassail, the shimmer of handbells — it’s “Christmas at Lorenzo,” and the magic of the holiday season takes flight this year in each room of the mansion. From peacocks in the formal dining room, to cardinals in the gentlemen’s library, the artistry of volunteer decorators will bring the theme “Birds of a Feather” to life in every room.