Performing Arts and Culture http://wrvo.org en Steve Butler on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/steve-butler-campbell-conversations-0 <p><span style="font-family: calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Through its Engage CNY initiative, the non-profit organization CNY Arts has recently completed a thorough inventory and survey of the arts, and of citizens' views and preferences about arts and culture in the Central New York region.&nbsp; In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant Reeher speaks with Stephen Butler, the executive director of CNY Arts, about the findings, and about the plan that has been developed in light of them.&nbsp; They also discuss the Syracuse Symphony an Sun, 29 Jun 2014 20:07:24 +0000 Grant Reeher 58121 at http://wrvo.org Steve Butler on The Campbell Conversations One year in, Symphoria plans for the future http://wrvo.org/post/one-year-symphoria-plans-future <p></p><p>Symphoria<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the successor to the defunct Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, has one year under its belt. &nbsp;And organizers believe so far, so good.</span></p><p>And as the fledgling orchestra closes the books on its first year, Symphoria managing director Catherine Underhill estimates musicians played to 45,000 people. It has been trying to attract a new audience, with things like its “Spark” series, which creates more social music going experiences. But Underhill says the organization knows they need to keep growing.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:32:03 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57385 at http://wrvo.org One year in, Symphoria plans for the future New York Democratic Convention to nominate incumbents, announce Lt. Gov. candidate http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-democratic-convention-nominate-incumbents-announce-lt-gov-candidate <p></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 11:28:31 +0000 Karen DeWitt 56114 at http://wrvo.org Audio postcard: Sackets Harbor choral group rehearses http://wrvo.org/post/audio-postcard-sackets-harbor-choral-group-rehearses <p></p><p>The Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble is preparing for a spring concert in Watertown. Joanna Richards dropped by the group’s second rehearsal to learn about choral music, and have a listen.</p><p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 13:34:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 52216 at http://wrvo.org Audio postcard: Sackets Harbor choral group rehearses Modernized "Music Man" production gives Syracuse student actors new experience http://wrvo.org/post/modernized-music-man-production-gives-syracuse-student-actors-new-experience <p></p><p>Students in the Syracuse City School District are among the stars in the Redhouse Arts Center production of "The Music Man." The idea was to turn River City, Iowa into a multicultural melting pot by doing colorblind casting, and at the same time give the students real-world experience working with professional actors.</p><p>Over the past year, life has been a struggle for 16-year-old, Tajanae Lane. She has had to move from Syracuse to New Jersey then back to Syracuse after her father was arrested for robbing a bank.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 13:34:00 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 48543 at http://wrvo.org Modernized "Music Man" production gives Syracuse student actors new experience Area film festivals highlight human rights issues http://wrvo.org/post/area-film-festivals-highlight-human-rights-issues <p>Human rights issues -- including the ongoing civil war in Syria -- are being highlighted at different film festivals in Syracuse this fall.<br /><br />Abdulwahab Tahhan left Aleppo, Syria 11 months ago. He was living in a refugee camp in Turkey when the documentary &quot;The Suffering Grasses&quot; was filmed. That film was screened at the <a href="http://artragegallery.org/">ArtRage Gallery</a> in Syracuse Tuesday night and Tahan spoke with the audience via Skype from the U.K. where he now lives.<br /> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 12:34:00 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 44844 at http://wrvo.org Area film festivals highlight human rights issues Steve Butler on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/steve-butler-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">How could we craft a more community-friendly plan for arts and culture in the Central New York region, and how could that help revitalize the quality of life and the economy in the area?&nbsp; In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, Steve Butler, the executive director of <a href="http://cnyarts.org/" target="_blank"><strong>CNYArts</strong></a></span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">, discusses his organization's efforts to Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:42:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 44119 at http://wrvo.org Steve Butler on The Campbell Conversations James Haywood Rolling Jr. on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/james-haywood-rolling-jr-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, James Haywood Rolling, Jr., an expert on arts education and the author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Swarm-Intelligence-Teaches-Creative-Leadership/dp/1137278471/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1378486465&amp;sr=8-5&amp;keywords=swarm+intelligence"><strong>Swarm Intelligence</strong></a>, draws on theories of group behavior in the animal world in order to argue for new ways of nurturing creativity in the education of our children.&nbsp; Find out what Sun, 08 Sep 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 43768 at http://wrvo.org James Haywood Rolling Jr. on The Campbell Conversations Ayesha Khan Interview http://wrvo.org/post/ayesha-khan-interview <p>SUNY Oswego's <strong><a href="http://www.oswego.edu/arts.html">ARTSwego</a></strong> program has been part of a pilot project called, "Caravanserai" which brings Pakistani artists to rural communities to bring better understanding of Muslim entertainment and cultures. WRVO's Mark Lavonier met with filmmaker Ayesha Khan on her recent visit where she gave a talk called, "Women Crossing Boundaries," and showed her recent film, "Made in Pakistan".</p><p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:27:19 +0000 Mark Lavonier 17421 at http://wrvo.org Ayesha Khan Interview Charles Dickens on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/charles-dickens-campbell-conversations <p><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt">Jim Greene is not an academic <span class="il">Dickens</span> scholar, but he plays <span class="il">Dickens</span> and runs the <span class="il">Dickens</span> Christmas Festival in Skaneateles.&nbsp; In this holiday version of the Campbell Conversations, he talks - often in the character of <span class="il">Dickens </span>- about the meaning and the writing of &quot;A Christmas Carol,&quot; the Christmas holidays, and his experiences in the town.&nbsp; Given the stark portrayals of poverty in his writing, what would <span class="i Tue, 20 Dec 2011 15:08:46 +0000 Grant Reeher 11424 at http://wrvo.org Bill Cosby to open a renovated Landmark Theatre Saturday night http://wrvo.org/post/bill-cosby-open-renovated-landmark-theatre-saturday-night <p>The stage lights again are back on at the Landmark Theatre in Downtown Syracuse. &nbsp;A &nbsp;stage house expansion and renovation of the historic theatre is done, with a grand reopening celebration Fridat night, and a performance by comedian Bill Cosby&nbsp;Saturday night. Landmark Executive Director Denise DerRenzo says the changes mostly stretch from the proscenium stage back.</p><p> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 15:31:23 +0000 Ellen Abbott 9668 at http://wrvo.org Interview with tabla drum master Ustad Tari Khan http://wrvo.org/post/interview-tabla-drum-master-ustad-tari-khan <p>Caravanserai has headed to upstate New York with several performances dedicated to the mission of bringing the music and arts of the East to the region. WRVO&#39;s Mark Lavonier met with tabla drum master Ustad Tari Khan to find out more about one of the esteemed artists on the road with Caravanserai.</p><p>Click &quot;Listen&quot; above to hear from Ustad Tari Khan.</p> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 16:27:31 +0000 Mark Lavonier 8542 at http://wrvo.org Interview with tabla drum master Ustad Tari Khan Tuned To Yesterday http://wrvo.org/post/tuned-yesterday-12 <p>#451 - Drama: Everyman&#39;s Theater &quot;The Women Stayed At Home&quot; 12/20/40, Bright Star &quot;Oil Stock Swindle&quot; 10/23/52</p><p>Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio&#39;s golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.</p> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 18:48:08 +0000 Mark Lavonier 9100 at http://wrvo.org Tuned To Yesterday Tuned To Yesterday http://wrvo.org/post/tuned-yesterday-11 <p>#450 - Mystery: Richard Diamond, Private Detective &quot;Leon Jacoby&quot; 11/19/49, Ellery Queen &quot;Dead Man&#39;s Cavern&quot; 4/13/44</p><p>Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio&#39;s golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.</p> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 18:46:02 +0000 Mark Lavonier 9099 at http://wrvo.org Tuned To Yesterday Tuned To Yesterday http://wrvo.org/post/tuned-yesterday-10 <p>#449 - Adventure: I Was A Communist For The FBI &quot;I Walk Alone&quot; 1950&#39;s, Cloak And Dagger &quot;Operation Sellout&quot; 9/22/50</p><p>Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio&#39;s golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.</p> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 18:40:01 +0000 Mark Lavonier 9098 at http://wrvo.org Tuned To Yesterday Onondaga County Legislature cuts orchestra funding from budget http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-legislature-cuts-orchestra-funding-budget <p>The new Onondaga County budget includes a new model shaped by County Executive Joanie Mahoney and the ways and means committee to direct support for arts and cultural organizations.</p><p>As WRVO&#39;s Joyce Gramza reports, it&#39;s a win for the arts, but for music, not so much.</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 16:28:35 +0000 Joyce Gramza 7703 at http://wrvo.org Remembering the Cardiff Giant http://wrvo.org/post/remembering-cardiff-giant <p>The hoax put the Onondaga County Hamlet of Cardiff in newspaper headlines across the world. But it's been more than a century since the Cardiff Giant was unearthed and there is an effort underway to make sure that "the hoax that fooled america" is never forgotten.</p> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:14:49 +0000 7510 at http://wrvo.org Utica: A home for sculpture, Part 2 http://wrvo.org/post/utica-home-sculpture-part-2 <p>You might not think of central New York as a home for world-class sculpture, but it is. &nbsp;Utica&#39;s annualS culpture-Space brings artists from all over, to enjoy the freedom to create all kinds of sculpture.</p><p>Sarah Beck gives us a tour of the city&#39;s sculpture landscape.</p> Wed, 05 Oct 2011 11:03:50 +0000 7250 at http://wrvo.org Utica: A home for sculpture, Part 1 http://wrvo.org/post/utica-home-sculpture-part-1 <p>There are well-known communities around the world that embrace sculpture as a community art form. &nbsp;You see it in the photos from places such as Athens and Rome.&nbsp;But many sculptors on this side of the Atlantic recognize a place in Utica as a home for sculpture as well.</p><p>In the first of two stories, WRVO&#39;s&nbsp;Sarah Beck introduces us to Utica&#39;s &quot;Sculpture-Space.&quot;</p><p>Hear Part Two of Sarah&#39;s story Wednesday on WRVO&#39;s Morning Edition.</p> Tue, 04 Oct 2011 10:25:35 +0000 7185 at http://wrvo.org Symphony Syracuse back on stage this weekend http://wrvo.org/post/symphony-syracuse-back-stage-weekend <p>Musicians will be back on stage at the Civic Center in Syracuse this weekend, as the lifeboat organization of the bankrupt Syracuse Symphony Orchestra goes on stage for a special performance. &nbsp;Jon Garland, Chairman of <a href="http://www.symphonysyracuse.org/">Symphony Syracuse</a> says it&#39;ll look like what you&#39;ve seen in the past.</p> Tue, 04 Oct 2011 10:14:03 +0000 Ellen Abbott 7184 at http://wrvo.org Bank donates assets from bankrupt Syracuse Symphony Orchestra http://wrvo.org/post/bank-donates-assets-bankrupt-syracuse-symphony-orchestra <p>Symphonies around the country have been struggled through cuts to arts funding. This year, the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra was supposed to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Instead, it declared bankruptcy in June.</p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 11:00:00 +0000 6992 at http://wrvo.org 9-11 Exhibit Aims to Help People Recall the Day http://wrvo.org/post/9-11-exhibit-aims-help-people-recall-day <p><span class="dateline"><span>SYRACUSE, NY</span></span> <span class="article-source"><span>(wrvo)</span></span> - <span class="article-content"><span>At Syracuse&#39;s Museum of Science and <leo_highlight id="leoHighlights_Underline_0" leohighlights_keywords="technology" leohighlights_underline="true" leohighlights_url_bottom="http%3A//shortcuts.thebrowserhighlighter.com/leonardo/plugin/highlights/3_2/tbh_highlightsBottom.jsp?keywords%3Dtechnology%26domain%3D" leohighlights_url_top="http%3A//shortcuts.thebrowserhighlighter.com/leonardo/plugin/highlights/3_2/tbh_highlightsTop.jsp?keywords%3D Sat, 10 Sep 2011 01:31:18 +0000 Ellen Abbott 6436 at http://wrvo.org Arts Organization Trying to Bring More Opportunities to Watertown http://wrvo.org/post/arts-organization-trying-bring-more-opportunities-watertown <p><span class="dateline"><span>WATERTOWN, NY</span></span> <span class="article-source"><span>(August 2, 2011)</span></span> - <span class="article-content"><span>An arts organization is trying to bring more opportunities to artists in Watertown and surrounding areas, and more cultural events to residents.<br /> Sat, 13 Aug 2011 12:33:19 +0000 Joanna Richards 4805 at http://wrvo.org Playhouse for 9/17 http://wrvo.org/post/playhouse-917 <p>Oswego, NY – The rundown for Monday's playhouse on the WRVO Stations</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2007 17:34:00 +0000 1 at http://wrvo.org